Principal’s Update #3 Term 4

It is so hard to believe we have ticked over the half way mark of Term 4. The first five weeks have flown by so quickly, before we know it we will be saying goodbye to 2021. In the meantime, we still have so much to look forward to with the Christmas concert, graduation lunch & ceremony and the reward water slides.

Kindy Expo

We held our annual Kindy Expo this morning. It was a fantastic opportunity for our newest kelmtastic kids to meet their new teachers, admin staff and friends. It was an informative session for parents to visit our stalls and talk to us about our kindergarten program. I unveiled our exciting news that we would be moving the kindy classes for 2022 to Room 14. This space will fitted out with the latest, innovative resources for early childhood education. The students will also have direct access to our new nature play area. I can’t wait to welcome all our new students next year.

End of Term Rewards

It is our mission at KPS to make sure positive behaviour is recognised and rewarded. To finish Term 4, we have Mr Hart’s famous water slides returning for all students who have their good standing. Students who haven’t had their name in the behaviour tracking book this term will also receive an extra special reward for maintaining advanced standing.

Class Structures 2022

I am busily working to finalise our class placements for 2022. This is something that is onerous but vitally important to ensure we have the very best structure for our students to thrive in the classroom. I appreciate your feedback and where possible have accommodated as many requests as I could. We will have the class lists ready on Thursday 16 December in the hall at 3pm.

Semester 2 Reports

Teachers are busy putting the finishing touches on the Semester 2 reports. I look forward to reading all about our students successes over the last six months. Reports will be emailed home on Tuesday 14 December.

Pre-Primary Naturescape Excursion

Students from Room 12 and Room 14 attended a wonderful excursion to the Rio Tinto Naturescape Playground at Kings Park. We caught the bus from school to Kings Park which was fun. We participated in an Education Program called The Paperbark Creek Race and heard a story about how the animals saved their skink friend from drowning in the creek. We explored natural materials to see if they float or sink and then made boats out of the materials and sent them down the Paperbark Creek rapids. It was a fun day and we were exhausted on the trip home in the bus.