Thank you to the 136 parents who responded. Great to see that we have so many interested parents. The Survey Monkey, however, only collated the first 100 responses for us. With such a fabulous response, we will upgrade the Survey Monkey for any future surveys sent home to allow inclusion of all responses.
The survey responses were spread fairly evenly from parents with an eldest child right across the various year levels of our school.
It was interesting to note that not all parents thought that homework was important for improving their child’s learning.Of all the homework tasks that parents felt were most relevant, Reading came in at number one with 84 parents agreeing, followed by Number facts with 61 parents agreeing. Most parents felt that between 15 to 30 minutes of homework was sufficient, with 13 % stating that no time should be given to homework at all. Not surprisingly, in response to Question 5 – “Does your child enjoy doing homework?”, 73 % of parents indicated Sometimes to Not at All. Views on whether homework should be compulsory were shared fairly evenly across the board ranging from Not Compulsory to Compulsory.
We intend to use the feedback from
Please note that the final day of term 4 is this Friday (the 16th), and the finishing time is 3:30pm.
There’s no 1:30pm finish this year as Tuesday is technically the last day of term, however we have curriculum days on Monday and Tuesday.
Best wishes for the holiday period! See you in 2017.
As a result of the Protecting Victoria’s Vulnerable Children Inquiry, the Betrayal of Trust report was recently tabled in Parliament which included fifteen recommendations which were all accepted. The implementation of one of these recommendations was the introduction of Child Safe Standards for organisations providing services for children.
What does this mean for us at Greenvale Primary School? We already have many policies and procedures in place to protect the safety of all of our students from abuse in line with these new Child Safety Standards requirements and have made arrangements to ensure that we meet any perceived gaps.
Further steps we had to put in place are:
- The writing of a Child Safety Policy stating our commitment to child safety.
- A Statement of Commitment to Child Safety.
- The development of a school Code of Conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate adult behaviour with children and making this known within the school community.
The Art Show is coming soon!!! Please pre-purchase your admission tickets via the office. A letter regarding buying tickets has been sent home with the eldest child in the family.
Thursday 8th September from 4.30 – 7.30.
In the gym.
Adults are $5.00 and Children $2.00.
Here is the program of the stage events taking place on the night. There are also many fun activities located in the classrooms closest to the Gym.
See you there
Jane Keogh Art Teacher/Art Show coordinator.