FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Reading, Costumes & Literacy
This week students have enjoyed the activities associated with our final book fair for the year, and I wanted to acknowledge the passion and enthusiasm displayed by our library staff in coordinating this amazing event.
Book Fairs are just another way that we encourage student participation in all things relating to reading, which is such a critical skill to develop, and which forms a foundation for so much of what we do in life. It has been an awesome week and I know that our primary students in particular have enjoyed the activities. It would seem that the Australiana theme has been one that was easily embraced based on the amazing array of costumes (worn by both students and staff) that I saw at Family Day on Tuesday. It was great to see so many of our parents joining in, and purchasing books for their children’s reading pleasure.
Let’s always encourage our children to read! There is no greater way to do this than to both read to them and listen to them read in those early years of primary school. This helps to develop a love of reading that will last a lifetime.
Next week it will be great to welcome back Peter Wrankmore our Head of Secondary, who has been enjoying some well-deserved long service leave, and also Kim Ward, my wonderful PA and enrolments officer, who has also been on some extended leave. I am grateful to all the staff who have stepped up to cover in their absence, but we will all be glad to have them back (I know my life will be more organised from next week which is always a good thing).
Enjoy this week’s newsletter. Only seven weeks to the end of term - now that is scary!