For the fourth year in a row, we will be celebrating with our mothers, grandmothers or other significant female in the lives of our children with breakfast at school on Friday, May 11th. I hope that as many of you can attend from 8.15 a.m. at either campus. We will be in the hall at West Campus and the LEC at Valley Campus. An invitation will be coming home shortly. We will also be holding our annual Mother’s day stall for the children to purchase a gift for you on May 9th and 10th.
The Footsteps program will be on each Thursday during term two for all students. The Footsteps program uses dance as a vehicle to develop students’ inter/intra personal skills, fitness levels and provide teachers with classroom resources that use dance as a starting point to help teachers educate across other curriculum areas. There is no cost to parents for this activity, as all costs will be covered by the school.
I’d like to welcome our families back to school for term two. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your children and I’ve heard about some of the amazing places you visited! Being able to visit different places, even locally, is of huge benefit to the oral language development of our students. To be able to ride on a boat, or swim at the beach, instead of just reading about it or seeing the experience on television, has a positive influence on all children’s development – which is another reason why we take the students on excursions too.
The school value that is our focus for this term is Achievement. – Students and staff are constant learners, continually seeking new knowledge and skills, celebrating and sharing our learning achievements with parents and the community.
This is particularly relevant this term with NAPLAN being held on May 15, 16 and 17 for students in Years 3 and 5 and parent teacher interviews towards the end of the term, which is a celebration of the learning of your child/children during first semester. Notices will be coming home later in the term for you to choose a time to meet your child’s teacher/teachers.
Julie Fisher – Principal
The focus for Education Week 2018 is The Arts.
On Wednesday, May 23rd Spring Parks Primary School will be running an Arts Evening in celebration of Education week from 5 to 6:30 pm. There will be a performance by our choir and a Spanish dance demonstration by our students. This will be followed by a whole school (Valley and West Campuses) Art Exhibition of student work from Foundation to Year 6.
A highlight of the evening will be a silent auction of a variety of Art pieces created by our talented staff. Perhaps you might take home a masterpiece by the next Picasso, Van Gogh or da Vinci? There will be Performing Arts and Visual Arts activities for everyone to participate in as well! Light refreshments will be served on the evening.
We will also be having an ‘Open afternoon’ from 2.30 – 3.30 p.m. Parents and visitors may wish to come during this time and be part of art activities across all grades.