Principal’s Update #4 Term 4

We’ve entered the home stretch for 2021. This can be a difficult and stressful time for students and staff. Particularly our Year 6 graduates who will be nervously awaiting the next phase in their schooling journey. These next two weeks will be business as usual, my message to teachers has been about maintaining high standards and continuing a rigorous education program right up to the finish line. Of course there will be lots of fun along the way, but it is so important that we don’t take our foot off the accelerator. Every school day matters.

Christmas Concert

Our annual Christmas Concert will be held next Tuesday 7 December in the new quad area. The picnic component of the evening will begin at 5:15pm and the concert at 6:00pm. This is always a well-attended fun event, I look forward to seeing all the families enjoying a special evening. The P&C will be running a sausage sizzle and raffles throughout the night.

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. This is to provide time and comfort for your children to prepare for 2022 knowing what classroom they are in. Please note, if there were to be an influx of enrolments in a certain year level, we may have to restructure.

Instrumental Concert

We held our instrumental concert on Wednesday. This was an amazing display of musical talent exhibited by all students involved. A big thank you to Ms Therese Arnold who has been teaching the string ensemble for many years at KPS. Ms Arnold said that this was the best concert so far!

Water Tank Mural

We have been working with Cecil Andrews College ‘Follow the Dream’ students to develop Aboriginal art for our water tank in the nature play area. Our art specialist Ms Pauline Cooper, a small group of our Aboriginal students and I went to the Champion Centre to show the design and get some feedback. The students presented the proposed art work to local elder Mort Hansen who shared some wisdom of the local area, and gave his tick of approval for the art work to go ahead.

Semester 2 Reports

Reports will be emailed home on Tuesday 14 December.

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 waterslides 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.

Superhero Free Dress Day

Thursday 16 December will be a superhero themed dress up day for all students. This will be for a gold coin donation that will go towards the P&C.