Dear Parents, Carers and Community Members
Last Friday’s Inter House Athletics Carnival was a wonderful community event for our school. Our children were magnificent and participated in a brilliant fashion demonstrating high skill level and great teamwork. Our thanks go to all parents, carers and community members who assisted on the day.
Our congratulations and sincere thanks also go to Mr Myers, Ms Campbell, Mrs Finnis, Ms Timoko and our school staff in leading and managing this successful school event. The Interschool Athletics Carnival will be held on Friday, 02 November at Wellard Oval.
EARLY ARRIVALS / LATE LEAVERS
We have a number of children who are arriving very early at school and not attending the before school care. This is a supervision issue for us and we ask that students do not arrive at school before 8.00am unless there is a specific reason.
We also have a significant number of children who are being picked up quite late at the end of the school day. We also ask that all children be collected as promptly as possible. Your assistance in cooperating with these requests is genuinely appreciated.
A reminder to all parents and carers that our Community Chat sessions continue on Friday morning and this week’s session will be an opportunity to discuss NAPLAN. All school community members are invited to attend and be a part of this conversation.
Our P&C are meeting tonight at 7.00pm in our staff room. A proactive P&C Association is integral to all schools and it provides a great opportunity for parents and carers to be involved with our school. Agenda items for tonight’s meeting include:
- Principal’s report
- Tennis court update
- P&C car park
- Fundraising opportunities
- Family photo shoots
I encourage all parents to consider attending tonight.
WEEK 3 PARENTING TIP
UNDERSTANDING SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN: THE BASICS
At school, your child is busy learning and making friends. This includes trying to understand the rules of life, learning about manners, values and what’s right and wrong, and finding role models like teachers and other trusted grown-ups.
At the same time, your child’s brain is developing rapidly, bringing increased emotional maturity, social skills, and thinking abilities. Even with all these new influences, your home life and family relationships are still the biggest influence on your child’s development. Your relationship might change a little bit because you’re spending less time together – your child might even prefer a wave to a public kiss goodbye – but your job as a parent is just as important as ever.
Wishing everyone a wonderful fortnight!!
PBS MESSAGE OF THE 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.