AHPS NEWS FLASH
REPORTS AND PARENT INTERVIEWS
Teachers have now completed writing your child’s Reports based on their academic and social achievement through this first Semester. These will be emailed to you on Tuesday 2 July. Please ensure that we have your current email address as incorrect addresses are the principle reason why Reports are not received. You are advised to make a paper copy of the Report to go in your child’s personal file that you keep along with immunisation records and achievement certificates.
It has been brought to my attention that some Reports are not being received because your computer is dispatching them to “Junk Email”. Please be aware of this.
HALF DAY EARLY CLOSE – WEDNESDAY 31 JULY
As a follow up to School Reports, a half day is set aside to give parents an opportunity to speak with their child’s teacher to either further clarify Reports or discuss their child’s progress. This is a long standing tradition in the school and has overwhelming support from parents. This is evidenced by the full Booking Sheets for all classes.
The interviews will take the following format:
The Booking Sheets will be held by your child’s teacher. Please visit your child’s classroom in Week 1 next term and reserve your time slot.
Please ensure that you are on time as only 10 minutes per interview is being allocated.
You may choose to have your child at the interview or for it to be an adult conversation only.
You are advised to pre prepare questions and have them written down if necessary.
I have received special permission from the Regional Executive Director to close the school early on this day. This is an indicator of the value we put on this opportunity.
If you are unable to pick up your child by the scheduled 12.00pm pick-up time, please contact the school
Reception and register your child’s name. Group supervision will be provided for your child in the school Library until scheduled closing time which is 2.30 PM as it is an early close Wednesday.
A detailed letter will be sent out to all families in Week 1 next Term. Booking Sheets will be available at this time.
PARKING AND DROPPING OFF
As our school numbers increase – there are now 485 students enrolled, parking behaviour is now reaching a dangerous level. Several of our children have experienced near misses due to thoughtless practices by parents. The following rules if followed by all of us should ensure that our children are safe:
1. Travel through the car parks at WALKING PACE ONLY - 5 km/h.
2. Ensure that you park in designated bays only, getting out of your car to accompany your child across the car park.
3. Do not call you child to your car, expecting them to dash across the car park to get to you.
4. Do not park on footpaths as several of our children ride their bikes or scooters and will be obliged to ride on the
road to avoid you.
5. Ensure that DISABLED CAR PARKS are left free for the purpose they were designed.
6. Walking your child to school is the ideal healthy solution.
ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE
Many thanks to those who attended our service on Tuesday 9 April. The service was conducted by our Captains and Counsellors with all the dignity such an event deserves. We elected to have the commemorative service prior to the actual ANZAC Day on 25April to ensure that our children knew exactly why we consider this Day as special in the National calendar.
Thank you to those parents who sent along flowers for the wreaths and assisted with their preparation.
We have commenced the school year with 480 children. A special welcome to our new children who have settled in quickly. Thank you to the parents of these children for ensuring that they looked part of our school community in full uniform. This has helped them to integrate and feel part of the school already. With the building activity in the area flourishing, it is likely that we will continue to enrol children at our school. This could result in a restructure of classes. However as far as practicable I will try and avoid this situation.
REVIEW OF OUR INDEPENDENT PUBLIC SCHOOL
Every three years, all Independent Public schools are reviewed by independent reviewers. They spend two days at the school, examining the schools processes and policies and student results. Earlier this week Mr David Carvosso and Mr Rod Baker visited the school to make this appraisal. During their visit they interviewed all major stakeholders. This included, the Board Chair and P&C President and committee, Board members and all staff teaching and non-teaching. Their preparation for the visit entailed a perusal of all our written documentation and evidence. A written report of their findings will be approved by the Director General and be on the school website and Schools Online when it is complete. Both the Board Chair and Principal will have an opportunity to see the report in its draft form to check on the accurate reflection of facts.
AN OPPORTUNITY TO DONATE UNUSED CLOTHING ITEMS
Following a discussion with the organiser of a company called – Eco Pay It Forward and the school Board, it has been decided to place a large clothing bin in the Car Park on the West side of the Amity Teaching Block. This should be in place by December 1. You are asked to donate unused items to the good cause promoted by this group. There are several families in the entire district that are in need and would be grateful for a new set of clothing. The bin will be emptied regularly and you are asked to
We had a wonderful response last year to school banking for children to participate in the program. Our Co-ordinators will be in the school Library every Tuesday morning from 8.15 until 8.40 to assist your children with their school banking needs. Parents please bring along your Drivers Licence as a form of ID to assist in opening a new accounts for your children.
Scholastic Book Club Online
LOOP is Scholastic Book Clubs Linked Online Ordering & Payment platform for Parents.
If you want to pay by credit card for your online Book Club order,
LOOP makes it easy! It eliminates the need for paper order forms plus your online order is submitted to the school safe and sound.
Log-in to www.scholastic.com.au/LOOP or download our iPhone and iPad app from the App Store or get it on Google Play for Android.
For a quick start, just click on ORDER in the top menu or REGISTER first to save yourdetails for next time
Select your school and your child’s class
Add your child’s first name and last initial (so the school knows who the book is for)
Enter the item number from the Book Club catalogue
You can order for multiple children at once if they attend the same school
All orders are linked directly to the school for submission to Scholastic. Books will still bedelivered to your child’s classroom if you order by the close date
There’s no need to return paper order forms or payment receipt details to your school!
Visit our Anne Hamersley PS Facebook page for more information.