- Staffing 2018
- Use of Iona Wing Rooms
- Foundation Transition Program
- School Closure Day
- P&F and School Advisory Council AGM & Nominations for SAC
- Important Dates for later in Term 4
- Springfest Beneficiary 2017
- Next Assembly
Congratulations to Emily and Tim on the birth of their second daughter Lizzie Jane, born last Thursday 2nd November. Both Emily and Lizzie are doing well.
As of 2018 we will move to 14 Learning Groups across four Learning Communities;
Foundation Learning Community - LG 14 & LG 13
1/2 Learning Community - LG 12, LG 11, LG 10, LG 9
3/4 Learning Community - LG 8, LG 7, LG 6, LG 5
5/6 Learning Community - LG 4, LG 3, LG 2, LG 1
I am also pleased to advise that teaching staffing has been finalised for next year. Please see below:-
With the 1/2 Learning Community moving into the Mercy Wing, we now have 4 empty rooms in the Iona Wing. After being so short of space for so long, it is wonderful to have extra space available. These rooms will be used for a variety of purposes; library, visual arts, performing arts/music, Japanese, intervention programs and Wellbeing/Christian Meditation.
Tomorrow (Thursday 9th) removalists will spend the day relocating the library from it’s current location in the staff planning room into what was the old LG 10 classroom. As it will take us a week to re-shelve all the books, the library will be closed to students until Monday 20th November.
Foundation Transition Program
Over the last few weeks we have welcomed our new Preps (Foundation students) for 2018 on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. It is wonderful to see their excited faces and they spend some time familiarising themselves with school.
Next Tuesday evening, 14th November, at 7.00 we will be holding an information session for all parents of children starting school next year in the school hall.
A reminder that next Monday 13th November is a Report Writing day for teaching staff. Students will not be required at school.
P&F and School Advisory Council AGM & Nominations for SAC
The Annual General Meeting of the School Advisory Council (SAC) and the Parents & Friends Committee (P&F) will be held on Wednesday 29th November at 7pm in the school hall. All parents and friends are welcome to attend.
At this meeting we will be farewelling a number of members of both committees who are retiring from their positions.
Janet Smith will be retiring as P&F President
David Bourke will be retiring as Chairperson of the SAC and Wendy Chennell will also be retiring from the SAC.
We are seeking nominations from parents interested in joining the School Advisory Council. If you are interested in finding out more about the SAC or interested in nominating, please send an email to Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Shaun (email@example.com).
Important Dates for Later in Term 4
Sunday 19th November - St Columba’s Colour Run/Walk (Vic Park)
Tuesday 5th December - Orientation / ‘Going Up’ Day
Friday 15th December - 2.30 Final Assembly
Monday 18th December - 6.00 Graduation Liturgy
Tuesday 19th December - Reports sent home
Wednesday 20th December - 12.00 End of Year School Mass followed by a bbq for students and families
Wednesday 20th December - 3.15 Students finish Term 4
Friday 22nd December - Staff finish
Springfest Beneficiary 2017
A reminder to please support Springfest through purchasing raffle tickets on sale at the school office. Tickets are $2 each, with the raffle being drawn at Ballarat Golf Club on Thursday December 7th
Prizes are as follows:
1st Prize - $6500 (Tools, Outdoor goods & 6x4 stock trailer)
2nd Prize - $800 (Flat screen TV)
3rd Prize - $500 Petrol Card
If you are able to sell a book of 20 tickets, please collect from the front office.
The next assembly will be held on Friday 17th November at 2.30pm in the school Hall.
This Saturday, 11th November is Remembrance Day. Items are on sale in the office to support the RSL Poppy Appeal.