As Term 1 2022 comes to a close, I have taken time to reflect on some substantial achievements and highlights that have taken place across the term. COVID 19 has had a huge impact on Term 1, starting with a staggered start to the year with online learning occurring for our year 3 – 6 students whilst our R – 2 students attended school.
The professionalism of the Le Fevre staff was truly fantastic, as they delivered learning programmes online and face to face with the ongoing disruption of student illness and isolation rules. Believe it or not, we are yet to hold a whole school staff meeting face to face. Luckily technology has assisted us with being able to connect in small groups and teams. Families should also be commended for their persistence throughout the term and supporting our staff. A big thank you to everyone.
We understand how hard it has been for many families.
We have tried to maintain many of our school activities in some capacity.
This has included:
- Acquaintance Night – via Webex
- Boardies Day
- Aboriginal Cricket clinics and carnival
- Harmony Day
- SAPSASA District Athletics and Swimming Carnivals
- SAPSASA Softball Championships
- Parent –Teacher interviews
I would like to acknowledge Darren Francis who has decided to follow other career options. Darren was an integral member of our community who connected our Aboriginal families with our learning programmes. His support and guidance for our students and families has been invaluable. We are currently working through a process to fill our ACEO position.
We wish him all the best for his future.
Parent- Teacher Interviews
Last week, we held parent-teacher interviews for those families who could attend. Some families were also able to meet teachers via Webex. Due to varying circumstances some teachers were unavailable and will be in contact with families to make other arrangements. We are encouraging all families have a meeting or chat to teachers before the end of week 2 next term to discuss the learning progress of their child/children.
COVID isolation rules and illness has had a significant impact on daily attendance rates. Whilst we encourage parents to keep their children home when they display any sign of illness, we recognise the importance of regular attendance at school. We have implemented very explicit reading programmes that rely on regular attendance. Administration staff have been regularly phoning families when students have been unexplained absences. Please ensure that absences are reported to the class teacher or front office staff.
A reminder that NAPLaN testing will take place during Weeks 3 & 4 of next term. Please see previous newsletter for further details in regards to exemptions and withdrawals.
End of Semester reports will be distributed to students on Wednesday 6th July
If you have any concerns about the learning of your child, please make arrangements to meet with the class teacher early in term 2.
Congratulations to Lylah and Kaylee who have been selected in the Port SAPSASA AFL girls team. They will compete in the upcoming SAPSASA State AFL Carnival in Term 2, 25th – 27th May.
Congratulations to both Alice and Sasha, who were participants in the recent State SAPSASA Softball Championships. The Port SAPSASA team was undefeated and won the overall Division 1 carnival. A fantastic effort.
Oscar, Clay and Connor also particiapted for the Western and Port boys softball teams. All 3 respresented their sides well, demonstrating respect, responsibility and effort.
Outstanding Achievement Awards – Term 1
At the end of each term, two students from each class are selected by their teacher to receive the Principal’s Outstanding Achievement Award for demonstrating the school values of Respect, Responsibility and Effort The winners for this term are:
|Room:||4||Ivy||:||Effort||For always putting in her best effort towards her work and always taking on a challenge.|
|Room:||4||Dylan||:||Effort||For always putting in his best effort towards his work and always taking on a challenge.|
|Room:||5||Mason||:||Respect||For always being kind and considerate towards his classmates and teachers.|
|Room:||5||James||:||Effort||For always trying his best and giving all tasks a go with a positive attitude!|
|Room:||8||Charlotte||:||Effort||For trying new maths tasks and putting effort into her drawing and colouring|
|Room:||8||Robbie||:||Responsibility||For independently choosing calming strategies and managing his ability to return when ready|
|Room:||9||Amirah||:||Effort||always trying her best with her learning|
|Room:||9||Braxton||:||Effort||always working hard and doing his best|
|Room:||10||Maya||:||Respect||Always being kind and caring and speaking nicely to others|
|Room:||10||Rivva||:||Responsibility||Always being trustworthy to do special jobs around the classroom and school|
|Room:||11||Savannah||:||Respect||For being kind to others and always offering to help her peers.|
|Room:||11||Victor||:||Effort||For always doing his best and giving things a go even when they are tricky.|
|Room:||14||Ryder||:||Respect||For always using his manners and being considerate of those around him.|
|Room:||14||Felicity||:||Effort||For always doing her best and taking her time to ensure her work is neat|
|Room:||15||Lachlan||:||Effort||For always doing his best and approaching all tasks with a positive attitude.|
|Room:||15||Teagan||:||Effort||For always using teacher feedback to improve learning.|
|Room:||16||Noman||:||Responsibility||For always choosing to do the right thing inside and outside the classroom.|
|Room:||16||Addyson||:||Effort||For working tough everyday to improve her learning|
|Room:||18||Zander||:||Effort||For always doing his best to produce quality work.|
|Room:||18||Hayley||:||Effort||For always doing her best to produce quality work.|
|Room:||19||Isabella||:||Effort||For always putting in her best effort towards her work and always taking on a challenge.|
|Room:||19||Abiy||:||Respect||For always demonstrating respect to all.|
|Room:||20||Molly||:||Effort||For her consistent effort and care in everything she does|
|Room:||20||Alexei||:||Responsibility||For consistently taking responsibility for his learning by working hard in all areas|
|Room:||21||Zoe||:||Effort||For always her positive attitude and hard work towards everything she does|
|Room:||21||Jaxon||:||Effort||For his hard work and positive work ethic this term|
|Room:||22||Selina||:||Effort||For working tough everyday to improve her learning|
|Room:||22||Alex||:||Effort||For always doing his best and approaching all tasks with a positive attitude.|
|Room:||Music||Paetyn||:||Effort||For being organised, bringing music and instrument to all lessons and showing a positive attitude to learning and showing leadership in group work|
Congratulations to all of them on such a successful term.
Term 2 Diary Dates
A reminder that we recommence school next term on Monday 2nd May
Thursday 4th May and Friday 5th May: Mothers Day Stall
Tuesday 10th May: Room 8 Zoo Excursion
Thursday 26th May: National Sorry Day
Friday 27th May: Student Free Day
Friday 27th May to Friday 3rd June: National Reconcilation Week
Monday 13th June: Queen’s Birthday Holiday
Thursday 16th June: Brainstorm Productions Performance
Monday 20th June: School Photo Day
Sunday 3rd July to Sunday 10th July: NAIDOC Week
Thursday 6th July: Reports Go Home
Thursday 8th July: Last Day of Term 2 - 2pm Dismissal
Along with all the staff, I hope you all have a safe and enjoyable 2 weeks with your children and we look forward to working with you next term.