Merry Christmas

Hello families, we are sad to be saying goodbye to all the children but we know they are all ready for this next adventure in their learning. Thank you very much for all your support this year and working in partnership with us. We really appreciate it and have loved teaching your precious children. Wishing you all a safe and happy new year.



Renae and Bianca

Class Party

A big thank you to everyone today for bringing in something to share for lunch. The class has worked so hard and achieved so much this much year, it was lovely to have a celebration for them and very much appreciated.  We had some food left over so they can have it tomorrow while they finish watching the Snoopy movie. I will send some more books home tomorrow, so if you would like pop a plastic bag in their school bag for this.


You have probably heard from your child today that we had an invacuation during lunchtime. It was a routine practice run. The children did very well and were directed back inside by yard duty teacher after the 5 short sirens rang.

Early Dismissal on Friday


In term 3 the Governing Council approved an earlier closure in term 4 only of 1:00pm rather than the regular end of term finish at 2:10pm. This change was announced in the 9th of August 2018 newsletter and has been referred to on calendars since.


1:00pm is when students would normally start eating their lunch. As I am sure you can appreciate the last day of the year is not the most productive and so rather than coming back to class for 20 minutes after lunch, we will end the 2018 school year at lunchtime after students return to class after our final whole school assembly.

As reported previously arrangements were put in place for OSHC will begin as soon as school is dismissed. Bookings however are limited.


Mrs Simmons

A big Thank you

As we head towards the last week of term I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful contribution you have made to our class, whether that be through volunteering your time for excursions, listening to children read, helping with spelling tests or general support.

Ms Bianca and I have truly appreciated your support.

I’m sure you can all agree with me that the school concert ended up being a real success. I think I’m a bit biased when I say that I thought our class performance was the best. A special thank you to Heather Pennell who played her bagpipes on the night. It really added to our song and I know the children really enjoyed meeting her and looking at her pipes. If you have any photos you would like to share, please email me.

A reminder that school ends at 1:00pm on Friday afternoon. Ms Bianca will be in the class Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, while I will be in the classroom Monday and Tuesday.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe break. I look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Kind regards

Mrs Simmons

Urgent news about the concert tonight!


Staff met this morning and have decided upon the following adjustments to ensure student safety and wellbeing due to the projected high temperature.

1.    The concert start will be delayed until 7:00pm, with the pre-concert items now starting at 6:30pm

2.    Therefore children now need to report to their classrooms at 6:45pm

3.    Teachers will limit the time the students will be outside watching items, spending 10 to 15 minutes in their air-conditioned rooms prior to their performance and another 10 to 15 minutes afterwards before coming to watch some other performances

4.    We will maximise the use of any shade if we can still view the performances

5.    Parents may choose to collect their child and leave to go home after your child performs, however you will need to do so from the classroom once the students leave the stage

6.    We ask that you do not collect your child while they are sitting on the grass when other classes are performing

7.    Teachers will continue to monitor their students during the night and younger students in particular may spend less time outside than the older students

8.    All classes will be on the oval watching the final acts

9.    We have hired 2 mist fans to help with the heat

10. We understand that parents and caregivers know their children the best, so if these adjustments do not meet your needs please don’t come to the concert

If your child is attending please ensure that:

§  they have eaten and are hydrated before reporting to the classroom

§  sunscreen is applied before coming

§  they have a sun safe hat

§  they have a water bottle

Parents and carers are welcome to bring shade shelters however they will need to be set up in the nominated areas at the back and on the sides. Please look after yourself.

School Concert Update