Good Afternoon Parents/Caregivers,
We have reached the half way point of a busy and longer than usual term. Teachers are busy writing reports and completing assessments that will be sent home by email on Wednesday 30 June.
Reconciliation Week 27 May – 3 June
This week marks National Reconciliation Week for 2021, the year’s theme is ‘more than a word, reconciliation takes action’. Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is currently being developed in consultation with our community members and in particular our Aboriginal families and student leaders. Now, more than ever is time to embrace our nation’s first peoples and work together for meaningful reconciliation. A large component of our marketing and branding strategy is to include Aboriginal language, art work and cultural awareness into all areas of our school.
We had the African Drummers come to KPS yesterday for a fun filled incursion with most students across the school. What I enjoyed was the level of participation and engagement that this experience provided our students. Thank you to our music specialist Mr Vandermeer for organising this fantastic event.
NAPLAN is all done and dusted for 2021. I was extremely proud of the resilience and effort that was demonstrated by all our Year 3 and 5 students. All we asked was that students try their best and persevere when things got a little bit difficult. A big thank you to the Year 3 and 5 teachers and Mr Hart for their organisation and administration of the tests.
Classroom renovations are now complete and the new look KPS classrooms look amazing. This was all completed ahead of schedule and with minimal disruption for a job of this magnitude. I will use that word ‘resilience’ again to describe how well students and staff moved into temporary classrooms and back without major disruptions and distractions.
The quad refurbishment will likely begin in Week 8 (Tuesday 8 June). We apologise for the slight delay as it was scheduled to start this week. Unfortunately there was an unexpected hold up that has since been resolved. There will be another communication outlining what the disruption will mean for students and community members with this area being under construction for possibly 2-3 weeks. I can assure you that our contingencies and logistics are well and truly developed in conjunction with the builders to ensure the disruption is as minimal as possible.
The WA Day Public Holiday is on Monday 7 June, please note that we will be closed on this day. We hope you enjoy a well-earned long weekend with your families and friends.
Kiss and Drop
Please don’t park in the ‘kiss and drop’ area. If you’d like to take your child to class please make sure you park across the road. This area is extremely busy at pick up and drop off so your patience is much appreciated.
We are seeking nominations for parents and community members who might be interested in joining our School Board. Being a member of the Board is a great way to gain insight into the operations and decision making that occur within our school. If you are interested please email me on Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org