Please find attached the list of Parents and DET employees nominated for this year’s School Council Elections. As there are more Parent nominees than vacancies, the election will go to ballot. On Monday, 26th February, each family will receive their Ballot Papers and a profile of all nominated parents to assist with their voting. Ballot papers will be brought home with the eldest child in each family.
Our 2018 School Council election process begins on Monday 12th of February. Please find all the information you need in the two documents below:
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
On Tuesday the 22nd of November, as part of their Economics unit the Year 5 and Year 6 listened to the inspiring, brave and mesmerising Koky Saly.
On that day Koky Saly talked about his struggles and battles through three tough years of his life. Koky Saly was inspiring because he fought bravely to handle this time and because he still kept dreaming of this day of his success even when his sister/ best friend died.
How he started his business/ Charity which is BeeKeeper Parade, he got this inspiration when his sister passed away and he always knew that his sister was still dreaming about making this successful charit. He was the presenter we have had this year!
Thanks to our teachers for organising Koky Saly to talk to us
By: Rhiannon and Grace, 5AB
Koky is the founder of the social and environmentally ethical business, BeeKeeper Parade. The concept behind BeeKeeper Parade is to reduce landfill by turning unwanted clothing into usable items such as backpacks, pencil cases and iPad covers.
Koky took the students on an inspirational journey through his life, from being born in a war prison in Cambodia, to starting a new life with