Term 1 - Week 1, 2022
It’s great to be back at school after extended leave. It has been good to reconnect with our students and meet our new Kindergarten children. I can’t believe how much some of the children have grown in my time away. As I was preparing to come back to school, I looked at student learning data. I was really pleased once again to see that many students demonstrated growth in 2021. As a staff we spent some time unpacking student learning data earlier in the week as well as conducting Mathematics Assessment Interviews to see when students are to guide our teaching.
A photo gallery is below with many pictures from our first day back at school for 2022. I encourage you to take a look.
Finally, this prayer was shared with us during a virtual Principals' meeting earlier this week. It is from St Francis De Sales. I feel like it speaks to us now as we come back to school prepared for everything 2022 will offer us.
First Day of School, 2022
Class Teachers 2022
Kindergarten- Miss Zoe Griffiths
Stage One- Mrs Nancye Spiteri
Stage Two- Mrs Louise Sprowles
Stage Three- Mrs Carmel Beaumont
Intervention and Instructional Leader- Mrs Sue Darby
Intervention- Mr Paul Lee
Term 1 Swimming Program
Swimming will commence for all students from Kindergarten to Year 6 next Thursday 10th February. Swimming is a compulsory part of the PDHPE curriculum. A note with more details is being sent home to familes today.
Students will need to bring swimmers, a towel, goggles, caps (the school can provide swimming caps for those students who don't own one), and sun shirts to school each Thursday for their lesson. There is no extra cost for swimming lessons, as the school covers the pool entry fees and payments to the swim teachers.
Swimming lessons will take place each Thursday in Term 1 (weather permitting) at the following times:
Stage 3 at 1pm
Stage 2 at 1.40pm
K - 2 at 2.20pm
Students will walk to and from the pool. Please note, K - 2 students are to be collected from the pool at the end of the day each Thursday as their lesson will finish at 3:05pm. Due to Covid regulations Tracey has asked that parents pick their children up from outside the pool. K - 2 students catching buses will do so from Dorrigo Public School, supervised by our staff.
Road Safety Newsletter
Families can help keep children safe by:
- Sticking to the speed limit and following the road rules in school zones
- Slowing down to 40km/h when bus lights are flashing
- Looking out for children crossing the road near bus stops, in school zones or along bus routes
- Giving way to buses when they merge back into traffic.
- Never drop off or meet children on the opposite side of the road to the bus stop or call them across the road. Always drop them off or meet them on the same side of the road as the bus stop.
- Encouraging their children to be distraction-free around buses - put down their phone and take off their headphones.
School Facebook Page
Check out our school Facebook page! It is wonderful to be able to share the good news of our school with our families and community.
Library Day - Wednesday
Library day for all students is Wednesday - please make sure your child brings in his or her cloth library bag on this day. Each student may borrow four books per week.
School Bus Travel
Applications for student travel can be made online. Apply here
School Drive Subsidy
The School Drive Subsidy is available for eligible school students where there is no public transport available for all or part of the journey. If you have to drive your child more than 1.6km to a school bus stop, you may be eligible for this subsidy – go to the link below to apply.
Instrumental Music With Hazel
Hazel Buchanan is offering individual music lessons on Friday afternoons at school again this year, and currently has a couple of spaces. Hazel teaches woodwind, brass and piano. For more details, please call Hazel on 0458 572525.
Healthy Lunchbox Website
Cancer Council’s Healthy Lunch Box website is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about packing a healthy lunch box. For recipes, information and health tips please visit the website below.