19 October 2017
19 October 2017
Structures for 2018 will be dictated by enrolments with the staff placing students in two possible models throughout this term. A decision on which model is preferred will be made later in the term or early next year if required.
The staff will be guided by the Class Placement Policy and will take into consideration a number of factors including academic and social considerations when placing students. Students will be placed in generic classes with the Admin Team assigning teaching staff later in the process.
I do not differentiate between between full time or part time class arrangements and I am confident the staff at our school cater for the needs of all students. This being the case, requests for individual teachers will not be accommodated. I will update the school community on the anticipated date of publication of class lists later in the term.
A decision to install CCTV in the new undercover area was made in consultation with the School Board and P&C. The installation was made due to vandalism and anti social behaviour occurring after school and on the weekends.
Tigerturf has also been laid on the stage area to alleviate slipping and also to deter skateboarders.
Importantly the CCTV will not be operating within school hours and access to the vision will be limited to selected staff.
These strategies were introduced after a Community Forum held late in Term 2 with consultation from both Education Security and the Wembley Police.
Both the School Board and P&C support the community use of the campus with parent supervision and our overall message is to encourage as many families as possible to use the grounds. Unfortunately this does not apply to students playing unsupervised after school.
At some stage in the next month staff will be practising our procedures for an emergency lockdown. In the first instance this will occur after school hours and not involve the students. Parents will be informed prior to any practice involving students. The drill is mandatory and will be conducted annually.
Do you have experience with debating? We would love your assistance to support our Year 6 students who are interested in competing in a debating team. Please contact the office if you can help out.