A Window with A View
The rain has created waterfalls at Korowal in Week 7, with huge volumes of water cascading down the rocky embankment from the staff carpark to the back driveway. As one primary teacher stated, ‘I can’t compete with that!’, and the students were in awe of the volume of water both outside and inside the window frames as the gutters back flushed.
The rain has caused some damage this week. In between downpours, Alex has been tending to the leaking roof in primary and high school art areas, with success. With thanks for a quick response, Justin, Alex and Thomas Landscapes (who filled and delivered 25 sandbags for us on Friday afternoon) have created a temporary barrier along the driveway at the crest of the hill to stop the passage of water from flooding the neighbouring yard.
The turning circle traffic eased slightly this week. Thank you to our parents and carers who have delayed pick up times, as it eased the congestion and allowed for a steadier flow of traffic this week. Thank you also to those of you who park in Hall Parade and trek the hill, or pick up your children from Hall Parade. It is feeling safer.
With only a few weeks of term remaining, we are looking forward to the last day of this term where we will be enjoying school events outside of the classroom. Primary will have their Huff and Puff Gala Day at Gloria Park and High School will enjoy an excursion to the Royal Easter Show. We hope that all students will be attending both excursions, but our contingency plan for students from Years 7-10 who are unable to attend the Show is to assist and mentor at the Primary Gala Day. Notes regarding this Show excursion will be given to students this week, and also emailed to families.
While we understand that it can be difficult to get teenage children to use wet weather gear, it worth mentioning that many students are arriving at school drenched of a morning, then sitting in wet clothing for hours. Again, we wish to thank them all for their happy and willing natures. Board games and puzzles are being played across the School at recess and lunch times.
This coming Wednesday we are holding a Technology Evening for Years 7 and 8 parents to share their experiences of managing devices, to learn about the settings for administration, and to air concerns and successes. We are interested in hearing how things are going for you and your child.
As promised after the very long missive last week, today’s ‘Window with A View’ is a shorter communication. We hope you have enjoyed the music festival and other Mountains happenings this weekend and look forward to seeing you all next week. If the rain is not heavy, we will have our gardening bee on Wednesday morning from 9.00 - 11.00am.
Our resident Wallaby visited us in the moment of sunshine.