It has been a busy and productive start to the term for staff and students. We are in the midst of our annual NAPLAN assessments this week and next. It is great to see our students trying their best and persevering.
I am delighted to have assemblies back from this term. We will be starting with the wonderful class of Year 1/2 from Room 6 next Friday 20 May, followed the following week with Room 16, Year 6 hosting. Be sure to check the schedule, on the connect notice sent out this week for Term 2, as there are lots of assemblies to catch up on the ones we missed in Term 1.
Cross country will be here very soon – Wednesday 1 June. Our students are training hard. Thanks to our staff who have volunteered to take on additional training supervision before school and during break times so our student can complete some additional training.
School Development Day Term 2
A reminder we have changed our SDD to Friday 3 June. Our lucky students will have a four-day long weekend!
We welcome Mr Adam Beard to Room 17, Year 5/6 for the remainder of 2022. Mr Beard has worked at APS before and we are delighted to welcome him back whilst Ms Greenwood takes up the Principal position at Borden Primary School.
New to our great team is Mrs Kate Green who will be working alongside Miss Strickland in Room 2, Pre-Primary. Mrs Green comes to Albany all the way from sunny Broome. We are excited to have her on the team.
Bike and Road Safety
There have been a few incidences around school and off school grounds with our students and unsafe bike/road use.
Children are to walk their bikes and scooters on school grounds. This includes along the access road which runs from Campbell Way into the school and along the basketball courts.
When riding to school students should be mindful of other traffic and not ride through carparks.
Please encourage safe behaviours by speaking with your children at home about the above issues.
On an encouraging note, I attended a Road Safety meeting early this week and it was lovely to hear positive feedback from the Traffic Wardens about our students’ great manners, consideration and use of the crossings. Well done, everyone!
During Term 1 a Connect notice was sent to everyone asking you to complete the various permissions for publication of photos, etc. A reminder was sent again this term.
There is still a large number of these outstanding. Please check your Connect account and complete these for your children.
We are required to have these completed by parents every year. Thank you for your help with this.
Covid Update and RATs Tests
It wouldn’t be a newsletter without a Covid update! The most recent easing of restrictions information was sent via Connect on Friday 29 April. Along with this, the requirements for ventilation has modified to account for the change in season and the advent of cold weather.
Thank you to all parents who have called or emailed to let us know if your child has tested positive to Covid. This is important information for us.
We have begun the distribution of our large allocation of RATs tests for students. Each student is entitled to 20 free RATs. Please pop in to the front office to collect your allocation. We are unable to send these home with students so they need to be collected by an adult.
Premier’s Reading Challenge
The Reading Challenge is back this year, with lots of great prizes for children to win, just by reading books! More information about how you can register and participate is in today’s newsletter and at https://www.premiersreadingchallenge.wa.edu.au/
Ms Cathy Willis