APS NEWS – WEEK 4, Term 2
This week NAPLAN has been completed at school. Students were well prepared for the four tests and approached each day with confidence. Our teachers have done a great job to prepare and administer these tests. Results from these assessments are received later in the year, but we know that these will be a capture of literacy and numeracy skills at a point in time and that our student’s strengths and talents span much wider than this.
Mother’s Day Stall
I hope all the Mums in our community had a wonderful day last Sunday. Our amazing Friends and Family Committee provided our students with the opportunity to purchase a range of fabulous gifts that I am sure were well received. Events like this are not possible without the support of volunteers, so an enormous thanks to everyone that was able to help out with the preparation and on the day.
Student Attitude to School Survey
In the coming weeks, our Grade 4, 5 and 6 students will participate in the Attitudes to School Survey (AtoSS). The AtoSS is an annual student survey offered by the Department of Education and Training to assist the school to gain an understanding of students' perceptions and experience of school. Students will be asked about their thoughts and feelings in relation to their school, their learning and peer relationships. Further information will be provided to parents/caregivers closer to the survey date.
Our Monday morning, student-led assemblies are an opportunity for our community to come together to acknowledge the successes of our students and ‘catch up’ on goings on in the school. Assemblies that are held outdoors can be attended by any parents, caregivers and family members. As the weather shifts into more wintery conditions, our assemblies will need to move indoors. In the event of inclement weather and assembly being indoors, we will not be able to have community attendance as we continue to adhere to density limits in our indoor spaces. I anticipate your understanding around this.
Below I have included some information from the Department of Education around attendance at school. Going to school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education. Students learn new things at school every day – missing school puts them behind. This is also true for partial days and late arrivals. I acknowledge that absence from school is necessary at times, children who are unwell need to stay home and often appointments can only be scheduled during school time. However, if there is an option to schedule appointments outside of school hours, that is preferable. If you have any issues with your child’s attendance, please don’t hesitate to contact the school to discuss this further. It is important that we work in partnership, because every day counts.
Have a wonderful fortnight everyone.
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