Dear Parents, Staff, Students and Community Members,
Welcome back to Term 2! I’ve now been here for just over a year – time certainly flies when you’re having fun! Our staff began the term having lots of fun with our Professional Learning which focused on reflecting on our teaching practices and sharing the expertise of our teachers with the great programs they run in their classrooms. As educators, we are always looking for ways to improve our practice in order for our students to have the best opportunities to learn. We looked at how successful schools keep their eyes on the horizon and sail their ship to “true north”. Our continued goal is to travel in the same direction with our whole school approaches and have robust conversations around the best outcomes for our kids.
I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing holiday and that you are looking forward to an exciting term ahead. I would like to thank our student leaders who took time out from their holidays to attend the ANZAC Day service here in Mount Lawley and lay a wreath. They conducted themselves with maturity and continue to be a credit to the school as representatives of Mount Lawley PS. Thank you also to Mr Howard who attended the service as well in his capacity as Acting Deputy.
The school is a little quieter this week with our Year 6s out on camp and I’m sure they will return with lots of wonderful stories that will later be converted in to great memories. Camp is the highlight of the year for many of our students and its success is a direct result of all the hard work from our Year 6 teachers Mr Ash and Miss Roberts as well as other staff members who support them whilst on camp.
Our P&C continue to work hard to raise funds for our school and this term will be running a Disco and the Colour Run later in the term. “Cheese Toasty Tuesdays” will also be part of the school for this term – a delicious treat for our students! Thank you to all our dedicated P&C volunteers for their hard work which is highly valued.
Once again, I would like to take the opportunity to remind you all of our responsibilities as parents to travel safely in and around our school. Please follow the direction of traffic on Second Avenue when dropping off and picking up your children. Please don’t park in either of the staff carparks or walk through them with your children. Please be mindful and courteous to our neighbours during peak drop off and pick up times and be a thoughtful community member.
I look forward to seeing you in the playground. Happy Term 2!
~Ms Cavelle Monck, Principal