I hope today is a good day. Can you believe that we are at the end of term 1 – 10 weeks of learning onsite, only requiring to be offsite for 3 days for the Circuit Breaker Lockdown. This time last year we were faced with so much uncertainty and changes, it is nice to be in a place of consistency. Whilst we expect that we may still have challenges and changes, I believe we will all be able to work through this together.
With the relaxing of restrictions that came into place on Friday, this does not change any of our practices. We only require you to wear a face mask if you are unable to physical distance or when on buses with an excursion. We had already begun to welcome parent helpers onto our site and your teachers will continue to communicate with families when opportunities arise for helpers.
Last week we held Progress Interviews for grade 1 to 6 on Zoom. They were very well attended, and we thank everyone for their patience when we experienced some internet issues. Hopefully this was an opportunity for you to hear from your child’s teacher about how they have transitioned into the new grade, how the learning is going and their next steps.
The booking site is currently open for Prep families to book in their interviews for week 2 of term 2.
Last Monday we held our Annual General Meeting. It was a lovely opportunity for us to reflect on 2020 – acknowledging the challenges and celebrating the successes. We farewelled two School Councillors – Kristy Ratten and Tammy McHattie.
- Kristy served on School Council for four years. She was part of the finance committee and had a terrific eye for detail – which is a very useful characteristic in her role.
- Tammy served on School Council for six years. She held the position of President and did an amazing job with her excellent leadership skills.
We welcomed three new parents to our School Council (Carly, Nicole and Shaun) and voted in a new president. School Council comprises of the following:
President – Peter Raja (Parent rep)
Vice President – Catherine Pattison (Parent rep)
Treasurer – Linda Amos (DET employee)
Committee: Parent representatives: Nicole Hanseen, Rob Harper, Shaun McEachern, Jason McKenzie, Amanda Read, Sarah Reidy, Narelle Scott, Carly Welburn
DET employee – Shoana Carey, Heidi Inglis, Gary Methven, Sonya Nori
We will be holding an Open Day on Saturday 8th May from 10:00am to 12:00pm. This is an opportunity for new families who would like to enrol their Prep child into our school for 2022. If you know of any families who would like to join our Beaconsfield community, please let them know of this day. On this day we will have staff available to answer questions and show families our facilities.
Enrolments for Prep 2022 will open in term 2.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful community of Beaconsfield Primary School for the great work we have achieved together in term 1. We have welcomed new families to our school, returned to consistent onsite learning and are continually looking after everyone’s wellbeing. I hope the break is an opportunity for families and friends to come together and celebrate.
See you in term 2,