Foundation Orientation and Year Level Transition Sessions
2018 Prep Orientation will take place from 9:30 to 11:00am on 4 Friday mornings commencing Friday 17th November. (17th and 24th November and1st and 8th December). After the successful transition of students over the previous 3 years, we have decided to again have all year levels step up to their new year level during this time. This will allow us the opportunity to explore different groupings of students, seek feedback from teachers, students and parents and collect student-learning information in preparation for a smooth transition in 2018. In the meantime, year 6 students will be able to work on their own transition program in preparation for secondary school. Our final transition day when students will meet as a 2018 cohort with their 2018 teachers in their designated learning space will be Tuesday 12th December when the year 6 students have their Secondary Orientation.
Thank you to families for assisting with our Chocolate Drive fundraiser and those who have volunteered their time to help with our Farmers Market Sausage Sizzle. We are now very close to our $26,000 fund raising target and have gone ahead and placed 2 play equipment items, pictured below, on order. Seemingly this will take up to 10 weeks before they are installed but will certainly be ready for use in the last few weeks of 2017and for the start of 2018. We expect, hope, the fundraising events we have planned for the rest of 2017 (Mango Drive, Grilld Special Lunch on Thursday 21st September, Term 4 Farmers Market Sausage Sizzles, Movie Night and Christmas Raffle) will give us enough funds to cover the final payment on the play equipment as well as install a super-sized sand pit, with cover, adjacent to the portable closest the Art Room. Of course, as you know fundraising is never ending. We will need to plan to raise funds in 2018 for more shade sails over the new play equipment and some landscaping.