A Window with a View
As we completed Week 3 we entered into the exciting days of preparations for the Fair and Open Day. Posters have gone up around our school and local shopping centres, and banners are hanging along highway. Kindy parents came together on Thursday afternoon to create craft resources for their stall, and the buzz was evident. We are now entering into our final countdown before opening the school to our broader community on Saturday 12th August, so let’s enjoy the time together.
Friday 11th is a pupil free day for all except Years 11 and 12, as they will have classes, and some students from Year 9 will be setting up the terror tunnel while Year 10 may be doing community service. Teachers will be dressing the classrooms with displays of work and parents will be cooking, setting the café and progressing other activities. Home-made cakes can be dropped off at school for the cake stall on either Friday or Saturday morning.
We wish to extend our thanks to all of you who have been working behind the scenes towards this exciting Korowal event- our parents, the school office staff, our advertising and marketing team, Bec and Liz, Mel, and the class teachers. It takes a community to raise a Fair!
Simultaneously, our Pathways students are in their final weeks of projects and practical exam preparations in many HSC subjects. Society and Culture students submitted their Personal Interest Projects last Monday, Visual Arts students are close to submitting their ‘Body of Work’, and Music students are preparing their performance and viva voce pieces. Many of them will be at school on Saturday performing music or working in the art rooms, so feel free to drop by and wish them well.
In a meeting held earlier this year with parents of Years 7 and 8, we committed to keeping the communication flow open around children and technology use. We encourage all parents to stay in contact with us and raise any concerns you may have about school use or social use of devices. We would address these under the School’s Discipline and Wellbeing policies and procedures. Currently we are not aware of any issues that are pressing.
In further support for home, there is a great resource available to parents through The Office of the eSafety Commissioner. It has an online resource for parents, called iParent. Here, ‘parents can learn about the digital environment and keep updated on their children’s technology use. It provides guidance for using safety settings on your family’s web-connected devices, tips for choosing movies and games and strategies for keeping young people safe online’. Go to https://esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent
It will be delightfully busy this coming week, and we look forward to catching moments together. Let us hope that the wind settles for Saturday for our jumping castle, B-B-Q, photo booth, chocolate wheel and passport stations. Until then, Have a lovely week.