Principal’s Post 19 December 2019
Welcome to the latest edition of ‘From The Principal’s Desk’ (The Christmas Edition)
School Council Members 2020
As Principal, it is my responsibility to call for nominations for School Council Members, Parent Representative. Therefore, nominations are now open. There are three Parent Representative positions available. Please read the information and nomination form attached. If you are interested in running for School Council, please complete the nomination form and return it to the school office before 3pm 11th February. Should more than 3 parents nominate for these positions, I will hold an election on the 12th February. Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.
Our CCTV has been installed and is now operational. The installation was approved by both the P&C and School Council and records our inner school surrounds. With the spate of break-ins we have had, steps needed to be taken to counter-act the damage and loss of property. Student movement/activities are not recorded during the day and no cameras have been installed in classrooms; I am also the only person with access to any footage. If you have any questions or concerns about our CCTV, please make time to see me in the New Year.
Congratulations To Our New Student Leaders
It is with a heavy heart that we say farewell to four staff members.
Steph has only been with us for the last 3 months, but she has made a significant contribution to our Upper Primary education. In fact, it was only yesterday that I received a letter from a parent outlining what an incredibly positive impact Steph had made with her son. The letter concluded by saying Steph was such an asset to Anzac Terrace … I couldn’t agree more. We wish her the best of luck with her future teaching endeavours.
Maddie joined us at the beginning of Term 2 and has done an absolute stellar job in Year 2. She was able to make a seamless transition between teachers after Ms Hillan left to have her baby. This was not an easy task, but she handled it with great confidence and dexterity. You have made such a great impression; I know the students from Room 5 will always hold you in their hearts.
Tristan has been an integral member of the Anzac Terrace family for the last 10 years. But in seeking a tree-change and a new experience for his young family, he is moving to South Bunbury. Tristan’s contribution in setting up our Science Program and our new Science Lab as well as our Whole School Maths Program are a part of the tremendous legacy he leaves us. Tristan, your valuable contribution to Anzac Terrace as a teacher will be sadly missed. Thank you for all that you have done for Anzac Terrace Primary School. Good luck to you, Flo and the kids in Bunbury.
Where do I start … In seeking a new challenge, Jackii applied and was successful in gaining a position at the new Caversham Valley Primary School. Jackii has been an integral part of our school since beginning her journey here as a parent over 15 years ago. She has had different roles in the P&C and then of course the next natural step was to join our staff as a SNEA. No task was ever too great for Jackii … in fact I’m pretty sure she doesn’t know how to say ‘No’. You know, it’s like we are losing a family member, but our loss is Caversham Valley’s gain.
We wish them all well in their future endeavours … they will always be a part of the Anzac Terrace family.
Graduating Year 6s
Firstly, I am so proud of the way you have handled your last year of Primary School. Your leadership has stuck out like a beacon to all younger students aspiring to lead. I would like to wish you all the best for the future. Going to high school can seem very daunting at first, but if you use the same determination and resolve that you used to get through your primary years, you will all achieve your goals. Take responsibility for your learning. Set goals and strive to achieve them, you’ve done it in the past, continue to do it as you move on to your next venture.
Remember, you are in control of your future.
My Thanks to the Staff
To ALL the staff at Anzac Terrace, my heartfelt thanks for the year. 2019 has been a huge year starting with our 50th Celebrations and in the last half of the year preparing for our Public School Review (early next year) with extra meetings and planning sessions.
I truly appreciate your professionalism, your commitment to your students, and your ‘Can-Do’ attitude. 2020 promises to be stellar year. I would also like to take this opportunity to personally thank Mrs. Sue Harrison, Ms. Amanda McAlpine and Mrs. Liz Page for their resolute support and help throughout the year … it has been epic.
My Thanks to the Parent Bodies
I would like to thanks Ms. Jessica Ericson and all of The P&C Committee. As I have stated previously, your donations of over $20,000 to our school this year alone is very much appreciated. We couldn’t do what we do, if you didn’t do what you do. We are so thankful for your unwavering support of our great school.
To all our parent and staff representatives on the School Council … again my immense gratitude for your efforts and guidance all year. I know I wouldn’t have got through this year without your help.
Finally, I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous 2020. Have a great festive season, and I look forward to seeing you all next year.