FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Dear Parents, Carers and Community Members
It is amazing to believe that we are now halfway through Week 7 which leaves us with less than three and a half weeks to the end of this school year. And what an action-packed three weeks they will be with assemblies, transition activities, graduation ceremonies, excursions and a range of end of year experiences. We look forward to your on-going support as we work with the school community during this extremely busy time of the year.
2019 SCHOOL LEADERS
Yesterday I had the privilege of listening to our aspiring Student Councillors present their case for this role for next year. Every one of them did an excellent job and they all deserve to be congratulated for their preparation and their ability to articulate their skills and abilities in this leadership role. Today it was the aspiring House Captains’ turn who also did a great job. The results of this election process will be announced at our presentation ceremony on Monday, 10 December.
TENNIS COURT RESURFACING
Our tennis court resurfacing program has concluded and the result is fantastic. Our school now has a brand new surface with a range of game options for all of our children to use. On behalf of our school community, my sincere thanks go to everyone who was involved in this project, especially our terrific P&C for their wonderful support.
MISS LAVERTY EARNS LEVEL 3 TEACHER STATUS
Our congratulations go to Miss Angela Laverty for earning Level 3 Classroom Teacher status. There is a rigorous assessment process for applicants and Miss Laverty has excelled to be awarded this status in the education community. The primary role of the Level 3 Classroom Teacher is of an instructional nature, modeling high standards of teaching in the classroom and continually improving professional teaching practice. Miss Laverty’s Level 3 Classroom Teacher status will be presented at a function held by the Level 3 Classroom Teacher Association next month.
Family Routines and why they work?
Routines are how families organise themselves to get things done, spend time together and have fun. Every family has its own unique routines. Routines help family members know who should do what, when, in what order and how often. For example, your family might have:
- daily routines for work and school mornings, bath time, bedtime, mealtimes, greetings, and goodbyes
- weekly routines for housework, like washing and cleaning
- other routines involving holidays and extended family get-togethers.
Family life is often smoother with a few routines, but there’s more to routines than this. Routines also let your children know what’s important to your family. For example, really special routines are sometimes called rituals. These can help strengthen your shared beliefs and values and build a sense of belonging and togetherness in your family.
Wishing everyone a wonderful fortnight!!
BERTRAM PRIMARY SCHOOL – SCHOOL BOARD
Community Representative Nominations
The Bertram Primary School Board plays an important part in establishing the directions of the school, endorsing the school budget and evaluating school performance.
The Board membership has representatives from across the school community, including parents, teachers and community members.
There are vacancies for FOUR community representatives on the School Board.
Community representatives are appointed for a TWO year tenure.
Meetings of the School Board are held once per term on a Monday afternoon. Other meetings are called from time to time.
Any community representative interested in nominating for the available positions is asked to complete the nomination form and return it to the front office by 4:00pm on Monday, 26th November 2018.
Nomination forms are available for collection from the front office.
BUSHFIRE SEASON UPDATES
In a bushfire every five minutes counts especially your next five minutes.
Bushfires are unpredictable and happen every year. The single biggest killer is indecision. To survive a bushfire, you must be prepared to make your own decisions.
If you live near bush, even in a Metropolitan area, bushfire is a real threat to you and your family.
Taking five minutes to have a Fire Chat with your household and answering 3 simple questions could save your life.