Newsletter 23 February 2024

Dear Parents and Carers

Thank you to Room 4 for their assembly this morning. We all loved hearing about what they have been learning, and they certainly have been very busy. Well done to all students for getting up and speaking on the microphone in front of such a large audience.

We also heard about the amazing work being done in classrooms and how well students are displaying the CORE values of Care, Organised, Respect and Engage, through the comments on the Merit Certificate Award winners.

Read more: Newsletter 23 February 2024
Rm 1Bette
Rm 2Malachi
Rm 3Alfie
Rm 4George
Rm 5Winona
Rm 6Nichika
Rm 7Nathan
Rm 8Amber
Rm 9Karma
Rm 10Abigail
Rm 11Lucy
Rm 12Marcus
Rm 13Paige
PE AwardFelix

Class Parent Representatives

A big thank you goes out the parents that have volunteered to be the Class Parent Representatives (CPR) for their child/children’s class. This is an important part of the way we communicate, especially when we require assistance for whole school events like the sports carnivals, and for the P&C when they need volunteers for the various activities organised throughout the year. Thank you also to Mrs Gerstorfer for coordinating the CPRs. There is a meeting for the Class Parent Representatives on Wednesday, 28 February in the library, 2:30-3:00pm.

History Makers – School Video Challenge

At the end of last year, we received notice that a group of very clever Year 4s from Mr Thurston’s class (now Year 5s); Johan, Jarrad, Evie and Tessa, were announced the winners of the History Makers – School Video Challenge.

The History Makers School Video Challenge encourages students to engage with Defining Moments in the Digital Classroom on the National Museum of Australia’s website and identify the historical events that are of most interest or relevance to them. Our students decided to research the dual flush toilet system. You must click on the link below and watch their submission – it is about one-third of the way through the clip.

Environment | Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom | National Museum of Australia (

Not only did our very clever students make that submission, but they also won the Environment category, and the school was awarded the $2000 prize money – watch this space to see what the students would like to spend it on.


The Principal of the Education Support Centre, Christina Maunick-Sallie and I are working with relevant stakeholders to address parking and traffic flow issues for both schools. I have viewed some extremely dangerous situations recently so in the meantime, I respectfully request that parents and carers observe appropriate driving behaviours around the school.

  1. Please slow down and observe speed limits.
  2. Please only park in designated bays.
  3. Primary school parents and carers are not to use the staff car park under any circumstances.
  4. Do not perform ‘U-turns’ on Beatty Avenue – it is dangerous and puts other motorists and pedestrians at risk. Small children crossing the road are difficult to see when you are reversing into traffic.
  5. Please don’t use the old Basketball Court for parking as it is still used by students and there is after school basketball on Wednesdays.

Please, please be patient and keep everyone safe.

Important Dates Coming Up

  1. There is a public holiday on Monday, 4 March – there is no school for staff or students on this day.
  2. Room 8 have their assembly on Friday, 8 March and we will hand out badges for a Year 6 students who have one leadership positions. Parents will be invited to attend.
  3. Schools Clean up Australia Day is on Thursday 7 March 
  4. Interschool Swimming Carnival is Tuesday, 12 March.

Have a great weekend.

Kind regards

Kim Knowles