To The School Community,
Since my last Bulletin I am proud to say that the engagement levels with the community have been exciting with students, staff and parents all contributing tho the Vision and Values process.
I look forward to the first School Council meeting of the year where new School Councillors, listed below will take the next steps to complete this process.
Cara Considine, Sally Mackie, Tony Judd will join our re-elected Councillors:Stephen Gill and Jane Price and the continuing members: Emma Webb, Kate Sculley, Cathy Crane, Dean Lawrence, Robyn Booth Raelee Wilding, Lisa Kebbell and myself on Council in 2020.
I would also like to thank you for your efforts in nominating and also engaging in the election process. It has been the best response to an election I have ever seen, I am grateful for this.
Recruitment – Business Manager and Teacher
The end of this term will bring about significant change to the team in the office with Tracy Davey, our long time Business Manager, taking some leave and retiring later in the school year. I work very closely with Tracy and know how much I will miss her kindness, zest for her role as our Business Manager and most of all genuine care for the families and students at our school.
If you have a chance please pop in to see her and show your gratitude, I know she will appreciate it. At the last assembly this term we will give Tracy the acknowledgement she deserves and your attendance will be appreciated.
Stepping into the role of Business Manager is Kylie Egan, an experienced Business Manager who has worked in schools for 20 years. She comes highly recommended by her current principal and the community at Moolap PS. Kylie’s interview and follow up was impressive with the panel, including a parent, teacher, Business Manager from another school and myself all rating Kylie as the number one candidate from 17 applicants, 6 of those having interviews. I look forward to Kylie connecting with the students, families and staff.
” This year the school is engaging in a performing arts program. Each term a group of students will be learning about theatre through games and exercises. They will also be working towards a performance within that term to showcase their new skills. The grade 3 students are already well into preparing their puppet show performance at the Festival of the Sea on Saturday the 14th of March, 4:30.
In term 2 it will be the grade 6’s turn as they explore film making and acting. Foundation students and those in grades 1 and 2 will be looking at bringing their favourite storybooks to life in term three. In the final term the grade 4/5’s are going to create some Potteresque magic!”
I cant wait for the culminating activities each term that parents will be able to attend to see the students shine and for some get out of their comfort zone and perform.
Please remember to check the Compass and Website Calendars for events and keep up with your Compass Posts. an important posts about Reporting at BHPS will be sent out before Thursday to keep you updated about a new initiative adding value to the parent community understanding their child’s learning and strategies used at the school.
Remember that Monday 9th is a Public Holiday and school will be closed!