Dear parents and carers,
It has been a very busy and successful term at Stanmore PS. We have achieved many things, including differentiated learning in all curriculum areas; our school-wide sustainability project-based learning focus, It takes US to be sUStainable; completed NAPLAN (Years 3 and 5) and Check-in assessments (Years 4 and 6); school events including cross country carnival, Stage 2 camp, theatre performances, Music Viva performances and recognising Reconciliation Week; and community events including Movie Night, K-2 Disco and Mother’s Day gifts.
After all that, students and teachers alike are very much looking forward to a well-earned break. Unfortunately, it seems as though COVID restrictions will force the cancellation of holiday plans for our community. Nevertheless, I hope that you and your family have a relaxing and restorative break, and look forward to seeing everyone again in Term 3.
Stage 3 Canberra Excursion update
We will wait until Monday 12th July to make a definite call on whether the Stage 3 excursion to Canberra goes ahead or is postponed, based on the government restrictions and advice in place for that week.
If we are unable to travel to the ACT due to government restrictions, the educational excursion company has assured us that the excursion will be rescheduled for later in the year at no cost to families. If you are holding off on paying camp fees awaiting this information, please rest assured that it is safe to pay the fee, as the Canberra excursion will go ahead at some point this year.
Farewell Ms Poon
Ms Bridget Poon, our specialist Music teacher, will be starting her maternity leave after the holidays. We wish Ms Poon and her partner all the very best for the birth of her baby. While Ms Poon is on leave, our Music program will be taught by Ms Cassandra Muir. Ms Muir joins us from Guardian Angels School, Wynnum (QLD), where she is currently employed in a similar role.
NAIDOC Week – Week 2 Term 3
Next term, we will celebrate NAIDOC Week, which falls in the week beginning 19th July (Week 2). Monday 19th July will be a NAIDOC Week Mufti Day, with students encouraged to wear clothes in the colours of the Aboriginal flag. On Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th July, we will be holding Aboriginal Dance workshops for all classes.
All the best for the school holidays, and thank you for your support and partnership with our school this term.
Until next week,