Newsletter 6 - 29 April 2021
Welcome to Term 2, and what an interesting beginning to the term it has been!
As you are aware, school is open, however; teachers are wearing masks (unless teaching in front of a class) and we are not allowed to have parents at assembly. We are also asking that parents only come onto the school site if they have to at this stage and that they do not come into classrooms. Given this, school continues pretty much as normal and I would like to thank all the parents and carers from across the campus for your cooperation in working with us in this unusual environment. In addition, we have continued to employ our extra cleaners around the campus. This will ensure our grounds and facilities are as clean and hygienic as possible for students. This is working well with cleaners around the school all day, cleaning play areas, classrooms and toilets constantly.
Mrs Lennox is currently on LSL until the end of Week 3, Mr Hume will be acting principal during this time.
On Tuesday 26 April, we held our annual ANZAC Ceremony at school. Unfortunately, we were unable to invite parents and the community to attend due to the COVID restrictions which are in place.
The Ceremony was a very appropriate, solemn occasion, wonderfully lead by our prefects with a number of Year 5 students reading their reflections about ANZAC. The ceremony provided an opportunity to reflect on the value we place on our freedom and the thanks we give to those who have made sacrifices for those freedoms to be in place. Once again our choir sung beautifully and our students all performed with a high degree of respect and dignity. Well done to all concerned.
As many will be aware, in Week 4 our Year 3 and 5 students will sit the NAPLAN assessments. These assessments give the school an overall picture of student achievement compared with other schools across the state and nation and individual information about your child’s achievement levels.
It is important that the environment for students is as normal as practical for these assessments. Please assist in not overplaying them and keeping your child as calm as possible with normal routines, sensible bed times and good nutrition. Ensure your child is well rested and as relaxed as possible will go a long way to enabling them to perform to their optimum.
WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL WEEK
Values, Character Strengths and Getting Along Skills. Please take the time to discuss these topics with your child.
Questions you might like to ask:
- What are your strengths?
- What are our family values?
- Why is it important to get along?
Thank you for your support.
The You Can Do It Team!
A person who is able to speak the language of a country they are visiting has more opportunities to enjoy the local culture. -Dept. of Edu.
The students have been revising previous language learnt through communicating with one another. As reports are due this term, students are also being assessed in their ability to communicate and understand the language learnt.
- Year 3s are learning to ask and reply to the question 'Where do you live?' and will continue with creating a poster with some information about themselves.
- Year 4s are reviewing days of the week/ months of the year and completing activities in their student's portfolio.
- Year 5s are working on a dialogue for a market scenario, and
- Year 6s are planning a travel advice to an Asian country of their choice. They are working on activities in their student portfolios.
Happy Learning! Selamat belajar!
BCC ANZAC CEREMONY
It was a pleasure to take our two student leaders to this event. They were wonderful South Ballajura ambassadors, showing courtesy and respect.
Ruby and Tyler have these yellow hat things to say:
“We also enjoyed the delicious morning tea.”
“We had so much fun and we look forward to the next one!”
They spotted some ex South Ballajura friends, so they are even more keen to be in Year 7 there next year.
Ruby, Tyler and Mrs Lennox.
DRUMMING WITH A DIFFERENCE
Mrs Rowe led the Ed support team in their first attempt at ball drumming. It was lots of fun and turned out to be quite impressive. It certainly drew a crowd at the end of the school day on Tuesday.
MEET THE BOARD
Hello my name is Glyn and this is my 2nd year on the SBESC Board. I have over 36 years in the not for profit sector, with much of this time in senior management positions within the disability service organisation.
I have also held a number of positions with community based services including Mission Australia, People Who Care, Uniting Care West, and the Starlight Foundation to name a few.
I am associated with South Ballajura ESC by supporting people with disability and their families to access the NDIS.
I enjoy playing soccer, which I attempt to do twice a week. I also thoroughly enjoy travelling to new countries and meeting new people.
I have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren including a grandson with a disability.
YEAR 6 STUDENTS 2021 FEEDER SCHOOL
Monday 19 April 2021
Friday 2 July 2021
Tuesday 20 July 2021
Friday 24 September 2021
Tuesday 12 October 2021
Thursday 16 December
Staff Development Days:-
- Friday 4 June 2021
- Monday 19 July 2021
- Monday 11 October 2021