From the Principal

PFA Photo Booth for Fathers Day 

The library was used as a venue to run the photo booth photo shots for the Photo frames the children have been decorating.  A large and well organised PFA group moved the children through the library and the kids had a great time.  Fathers Day presents should be very special this year !!

Issues in the Playground

Is your child having a problem with another child in the playground?  From time to time issues arise in the playground between children.  Your child may come home and complain about another child.  It is always hard to deal with these issues but we suggest that you listen to your child and then discuss their options with an aim to empowering them to solve their problems.  However, if the issue does not resolve itself please let us know. 

You can: Encourage your child to speak to their class teacher.  Speak to your child’s classroom teacher yourself. Write a note to the teacher. Contact the Unit Team coordinators. i.e. Janine Tucker (Level 1) Michelle Lucas (Level 2), Amanda Theodore (Level 3) and Josh Darling (Level 4) or Stephen Hayes and myself. We are committed to providing a safe and happy place for our students at all times and we will listen and take action appropriate to get to the bottom of issues.  Please don’t approach another child about such issues.  All concerns should be directed through the school staff.

Student Welfare

For more valuable information about Student Welfare issues I have included an article on our web site ~ go to Student Wellbeing and scroll through the bottom section on Bounce Back information.

 Parent Opinion Survey  

Parent opinion is used as part of out Annual Reporting process.  Each year, an anonymous parent survey is distributed to a random sample of parents seeking their views on particular aspects of the school.  The responses are a useful indicator of general school performance in achieving goals associated with student behaviour, student safety, with the effectiveness of teaching within the school and as an indicator of general school performance.  Up front I thank the many parents who were asked to complete the Parent Survey.  A prompt return of any outstanding surveys would be appreciated.  Results of the survey are published as part of the School’s Annual Report that is presented to the School Community each March at the School Councils Annual Reporting Evening.

Community News

Please see the ‘Community noticeboard’ outside room one for the latest community events and our new ‘Fundraising noticeboard’ located in the Rest A While Shelter.  The Department of Education and Training does not endorse the products or services of any private advertiser.  No responsibility is accepted by the Eltham North Primary School Council for accuracy of information contained in advertisements or claims made by them.