Welcome Back The Basin 2016!
Great First Week!
After visiting all classrooms I am so proud of the way our students have settled into the new school year. There is an atmosphere of calm and productive endeavour evident throughout the school. Our focus in these first few weeks is on introducing the classroom routines and establishing the ‘Expectations & Behaviours’ for the year. Our teachers have also been establishing strong relationships with their students and a positive environment and I have certainly seen that in operation. It was also wonderful to see our new students across the school being cared for by their new peers and we extend a special welcome to them.
On Thursday we also welcomed our 86 new Prep students who were full of enthusiasm and energy. We saw a couple of tears but I’m sure those mothers recovered later. During the coming Wednesdays our Prep staff will be conducting literacy and numeracy assessments with their students in preparation for the year ahead so the Prep children will not be attending school on Wednesdays during February.
Student Leadership Positions
In December last year Chelsea H. and Zephyr M. were elected as our 2016 School Captains. Congratulations to those two students!
'Getting To Know You' Interviews
Parent/teacher interviews will be conducted on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th February between 3:50 to 6:00pm. Getting to Know You interviews are a great opportunity for families to meet their child/ren’s teacher (for a 10 minute interview) to let them know any pertinent issues relating to their child and their learning. (Prep parents please note that interviews on these afternoons are for families of children in Years 1 to 6). We use an online interview booking system so will send that information out next week.
Our first of 4 Pupil Free Curriculum Days for the year is on Friday 18th MARCH making this a short week with the Labour Day Holiday on Monday 14th March. Our presenter for this day is George Booker - Author of Teaching Primary Maths which provides teachers with a sound framework for the successful teaching of mathematics to primary students.
In line with our SunSmart policy students are required to wear a school hat through to April. School approved hats provide adequate protection and are available through the office or at the Uniform Shop.
Students without a hat will be required to stay in the designated shaded areas.