FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Term Break and Changes to OOSH Care
by Mr Kent
There is always a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air on the last day of term – for students and staff alike. Today this has been further heightened in the primary school with Pyjama Day adding an extra buzz to the classrooms – lots of fun for all. It has been a really good term here at CCAS, and as we finish things off today I want to express my thanks to our teachers for their hard work and commitment to our students, and to you, our parents, for your support as we work to give your children the best educational experiences possible. Thank you to all the parents who took the opportunity to meet with teachers over the last couple of days in parent teacher interviews – we value this opportunity and it was great to meet with so many of our parents during this time.
Over the term break we are making a few changes within the school, one of which relates to our Out Of School Hours (OOSH) care program. This is a vital service for some families and we have recently undertaken a review of this service with the intention of implementing some adjustments to add value to this service. From Term 3 OOSH will relocate to the Pre Kindergarten facility, and operate in conjunction with this program. Adjustments are being made both externally and internally to provide more security through fencing, enhancements to play areas, plus the necessary age appropriate furniture for all students – both Pre Kindergarten during the day and OSHC students. There will be some cross over in staffing between the two services and, most importantly, a review (reduction) of our fees for OOSH to make them more accessible to our school families – the revised fee schedule is available on the school website and will apply from Term 3 onwards.
I want to wish all our families a safe and enjoyable term end break. School will recommence on Monday, July 17. Teaching staff will be involved in professional development activities for the week prior to this as is our usual practice. The office will remain open through the break for anyone needing assistance.