Principal’s Post 26 November 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of ‘From The Principal’s Desk’ (and the penultimate for the year)

Classroom Placements for 2020

If there are any special circumstances relating to your child’s learning that you would like us to consider for their placement in 2020, please put it in writing addressed to me by 3pm, Friday 6th December. (next Friday)
Please only base requests on educational requirements. Whilst all parent requests submitted by this date will be given serious consideration, they will unfortunately not all be automatically accommodated. Please note, late written requests will not be accepted.

P&C Book Exchange

Last year the P&C organised our first Book Exchange. Everyone was asked to donate their old books to the P&C. These books were then separated into ages and abilities and set out in the Undercover Area for every student in the school to receive a free book. Students also had the opportunity to purchase extra books at 50c per book. This event was a HUGE success and raised funds for our Library.
I am very happy to say, the P&C Book Exchange is happening again … and it’s on Next Wednesday. Please bring in your previously loved (but no longer required) books to the School Office before Tuesday 3rd December so that the wonderful P&C can again run this fantastic event. Please see the flyer here

Voluntary Contributions Raffle

Whilst termed voluntary, these parent contributions are a vital part of our school funding. Every voluntary contribution received from parents goes directly to the education of the students at Anzac Terrace Primary School. The voluntary contribution is set at $50 for each child by your School Council and has remained at this value for many years. These contributions provide an important source of funds that allow us to provide a high ratio of technology use and additional resources towards providing 21st Century Learning.
Part of our arrangement with Ziggies (our Student Requirement List providers) allowed us to draw three students names from the list of all students who paid their voluntary contributions in 2019 (via a raffle). I am very pleased to announce that Antonin C (Year 3), Xavi W (Year 1), and Cherise T (Year 5) have all won their full Student Requirement List supplied free of charge for 2020.
To all parents who were able to pay the voluntary contributions this year, we thank you for making such a valuable contribution to your child’s education.

Year 6 Camp

It was a great privilege to go on camp with the Year 6 students to Point Peron last week. Whilst tiring (I need sleep), it was extremely rewarding to watch all students face the great unknown … face fear … face challenges. I also had the privilege of watching them all succeed at their own level. Through activities such as prusiking, rock climbing, kayaking, raft building or archery (to name a few), I observed students setting themselves goals and then striving to beat them. A HUGE thanks to Ms. Amanda McAlpine, Ms. Simone Irvine and Mr. Adam Lea for giving up their own time (and sleep) to ensure the students had a valuable and enjoyable time.

Anzac Terrace Has Got Talent

It was a great privilege to sit and watch our eleven finalists showcase their talents in last Friday’s Anzac Terrace Has Got Talent show. All acts were simply brilliant, and as I said on the day, all acts were separated by less than 4 votes. The winners (pictured) were Mei S and Isla F. Mei received the judges award whilst Isla received my Principal’s award. My thanks to our wonder student prefects who organised the events and ran the auditions.

Semester 2 Reports

Semester one reports will go home to parents/caregivers on Monday 16th December to allow you enough time to meet with your child’s teacher and discuss the report if necessary. Every parent (except Kindy parents) will receive their child’s report via Connect. They will be uploaded so that you can download it to share with family or just to view it on screen. Connect is run by the Department of Education and is secure; it stores your child reports for the length of their primary and secondary education. If you need help with logging into Connect, make sure you speak with Lina or Lorraine in the School Office and they will help you get access.

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Have a great week  

Stuart Blackwood