Monthly Archives: January 2014

Change to School Times for 2014

Dear Parents

There were some questions today about when the decision was made to change the finish time of the school day.

The decision was made in November last year after a thorough and lengthy examination by staff and consultation of every family of the school community.

Please see below an excerpt of the newsletter article outlining the eventual decision.

 Change to School Times for 2014

The school day will finish at 3.10pm from the first day of 2014.

As you are all aware, the school must make changes to its timetable in 2014 to meet the requirements of the latest Enterprise Bargaining (EB) Agreement that defines employment conditions for teachers in South Australia.  All schools are slightly different in the manner in which they organise their timetables. For CLG the result of the new Agreement is that we must reduce our face to face teaching time by 50 minutes over a week.

Given the experience of other schools in the area, the Governing Council asked staff to consider how this saving could be made with the least impact on student learning.  The result of their deliberation was a recommendation that was put to the school community for comment. It’s fair to say that there was a great deal of comment!
With this feedback in hand, Governing Council asked the school to accommodate a ten minute per day saving which will mean that the school day will finish at 3.10pm from the first day of 2014. This is not a perfect solution and will never please all members of the school community but in trying to balance the needs of students, staff and parents, we believe that it is the best compromise.
I’d like to thank staff for the considerable time spent examining all options.
John Harvey, Governing Council Chairperson

November 7th 2013

After Hours School Sport Registration Night – 29th JAN 2014 (this coming Wednesday)

WHEN:     Wednesday 29th January

TIME:        5:00 to 6:00pm

WHERE:   Langley Hall (School Hall)

This is a registration evening for all after hours school sports held throughout the year. These include Cricket (including Kanga), Basketball, Softball, Netball, Football and Soccer. Sports coordinators will be on hand if you require further information about a particular sport. Students must be starting at least Year 2 to be involved in sport at this level. All students who are registering must be accompanied by an adult. We also invite parents to register interest in coaching/managing or assisting in some way. We do have a number of teams needing coaches so please let the coordinator know if you are able to help out. After hours sport depends on support from parents and all teams need a group of parents behind them to be able to participate. See you Wednesday!