The 2018 school year has come around very quickly. I hope our School families are just as excited about the year ahead as I am. It promises to be full of learning, personal growth, fun, laughs and challenges. I would like to personally thank our teachers for their preparation and enthusiasm at the beginning of this year. Our administration team, maintenance crew and cleaners have worked tirelessly to have our campus looking great.
We welcomed our new students and their families on Thursday. I spoke about the importance of feeling connected, our school culture and our CLERR values. This morning, as we presented our new Prep and Year 6 students with their special badges, Mrs Lisa Burgess spoke about our wonderful Buddies program. This happens with our Year 5, Year 4 and ELC students on a regular basis, often involving excursions, learning and creating together. We are very proud of our Buddies program and the opportunities it offers.
It is important that we provide opportunities for all of our families to connect and feel a part of our school. This coming Wednesday, we will be having our Parent Information Night. This will give us a great opportunity for our teachers and parents to come together in a more formal setting. The purpose for the evening is to provide year group and class teachers with the chance to outline their program and expectations for the year. Our teachers will share valuable information about each year level and what makes St Anne’s unique. The night will begin at 6.30pm for Prep to Year 2 parents, a Music demonstration from 7.00pm and Years 3 to Year 6 beginning at 7.30pm. Details on the night will be emailed to parents shortly.
Next Friday we will host our annual St Anne’s Welcome Picnic starting at 5.30pm. This event will be informal, with games and plenty of opportunities to meet our teachers, parents and students. As this is an event being held on school grounds, with children present, it will be an alcohol free event. I look forward to seeing as many people there as possible.
As part of our efforts to become more sustainable, we will be emailing many of our letters that we would usually send through the post. We believe it is going to improve our communication between school and home. Please contact us if you are having issues with receiving our emails or if you should have any questions.
Enjoy your weekend.
Jie Van Berkel