School Photos start this week!

Wednesday 17th for Rooms 03, 04, 1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

Friday 19th for Rooms 01, 02, 8, 9, 15, 18 and SRC Executive.

Monday 22nd for Sibling photos and individual catch up.

Each individual student must bring their own envelope on the day of their class photo even if not ordering.


Parent and Child Digital Technology Workshop

Digital Technology Parent and Child workshop

Tuesday 6th September 6.30-8pm

Last year, we held a very well attended parent and child workshop on coding and the new Digital Technologies curriculum. This year we would like parents to be able to experience more than that – some examples of how we use digital technology across the curriculum. Each child will need an adult so that you can work together in the workshops.  The workshops are 30 minutes and 60 minutes in length. If signing up for a 30 minute workshop, choose two different options. If signing up for a 60 minute workshop, you will only participate in the one workshop.  However, please nominate 2 extra workshops that you and your child are interested in as some workhops will definitely be oversubscribed so I will need to do a “first in best dressed” allocation.

Please EMAIL me your completed form ASAP (click Parent child digital tech workshop RSVP ) Paper RSVPs can be dropped in to the front office.

Workshop choices

Length Workshop Teachers
30 mins Unplugged coding R-2 Sarah Grant and Veronica Scicchitano
30 mins Beebots R-3 Liz Lohse
30 mins Puppet pals R-7 Steph Coutts and Kat Butler
30 mins Explain Everything Y4-7 Chris Braybrook
30 mins Coding with Scratch via Y3-7 Rick Bennallack
60 mins Writers’ Workshop (Night zookeeper, storybird and book creator) Y1-4 Rachel Palmer and Nancy Elder
60 mins iMovie and green screens 4-7 Louisa Guest
60 mins Spheros Y3-7 Ashley Blight and Renae Simmons
60 mins Lego Mindstorms Y5-7 Rod and Ling (parent volunteers)

A note will be sent home before the evening to say which workshops you and your child are successfully enrolled in.

If you have any questions, please email me or give me a call on 8276 1523

Louisa Guest

Assistant Principal

NAPLAN online readiness trial

NAPLAN Online – Getting ready for 2017

The Australian Government is committed to delivering NAPLAN online from 2017, with all schools across the nation transitioning over a 2 to 3 year period.

This change will provide each child with a more personalised learning experience and a better assessment. It also means that the results will be returned to you and your child’s teachers within a few weeks, rather than several months.

Our school will be participating in a trial of the new online system from 15th August -22nd August 2016. This trial is not a ‘test’ of content; it is a test of how the new online system will work in a real-life classroom environment. You may hear this trial referred to as the NAPLAN Online Readiness Trial.

As part of the trial, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will undertake 2 online readiness tests. Each test will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. If your child was withdrawn from the 2016 paper test, they won’t participate in this trial. The trial has been carefully timetabled to ensure that students are able to still have their photos taken with their class groups.

It is important that we participate in this trial before the system is officially in use in 2017 to enable familiarisation with the system in a classroom setting. Participation will allow us to confirm that every school is ready and that our teachers are confident that their students will be able to participate fully. Students and teachers will be invited to give feedback about the online NAPLAN trial.

This trial will help our site to be well prepared to complete NAPLAN online in 2017 and provide feedback into final changes at a statewide level.

Please see the PDF attached for FAQs. naplan_online_parent_faqs

If you have any further questions please contact Jodie Cunningham or Louisa Guest (NAPLAN Online coordinators).