I hope everyone in our school community had a restful and enjoyable festive season and school holiday break. Many of the students have new school uniforms and look absolutely fabulous. We welcome our new year 7 students and their families to our school – it’s a big step up but we will travel it together. All Parent/Carers will be contacted soon to arrange for IEP/ITP meetings – keep an eye out on your class Connect page for further details.
We have a number of new staff new to our school and I have attached our staffing list for 2023. Staffing 2023
Ms Bates has been asked to continue as acting principal at Beldon ESC whilst the recruitment process is done this term. We have been lucky to get Cathy Houden to fill in as deputy during this period. Cathy has been acting deputy at Leeming ESC as well as student services manager and level 3 teacher. She worked with us for many years at Cannington.
We are working on our new parent handbook and would welcome any feedback or ideas. Thanks to the parent/carers who completed the satisfaction survey at the end of last year- the Board was pleased to see the very positive results and we are committed to working on areas for improvement. Communication is key – we don’t want to flood families with texts and notifications all the time but try to keep everyone up to date- it’s a bit of a balancing act. Of vital importance is attendance – we need to know if your child is not coming to school.
I feel this year is going to be a chance for everyone to breathe in- a chance to change and improve and move forward. Covid is with us still but if we take sensible precautions we can minimise its impact. We have RATS for families who need them. Students will be encouraged to use hand sanitiser and rooms have air ventilation systems or fans and air conditioning. Please do not attend school if exhibiting cold/flu like symptoms.
I look forward to catching up with everyone over the year as we work together getting our students learning for life. Stay tuned for shopping at our mini Woolies and follow us on social media.