A big MAS welcome to all our new students and their families this year, and especially to our five reception students making a brand new beginning in Miss Atkins R/1 class. It was wonderful to see how quickly the young children settled in, even if a few teary parents made good use of the 'comfort package' thoughtfully provided by Sarah. Hopefully it included sufficient tissues!
Assemblies are changing in frequency this year. Primary assemblies will now be held every two weeks (odd numbered weeks) and SRC assemblies at the end of each term.
Keep an eye on the calendar for dates and times.
Year 5 ensemble
Last year we announced the trial of a new Year 5 instrumental program. Year 5 students in 4/5 SD and 5/6 KD will be loaned a band instrument for the first semester and have small group lessons with IMS teacher Deb Schwartz and band lessons with myself. Band lessons will be held on alternate weeks to assemblies.
More information soon!
Swimming notices went home this week. The swimming program starts in week 3 and will run for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Hopefully the weather will not turn too tropical on us!
Meet the teacher
Meet the teacher night is next Tuesday. There's full information on page 9 and I encourage all families to take this opportunity to meet their children's teacher, see the building work being done at the school and catch up with our new principal.
Congratulations to the Sharks for winning our house competition. The final tally for 2015 was: