That’s a wrap for 2021 and what a fantastic year it has been. I have spent the morning reflecting with staff and celebrating our successes, whilst planning to come back bigger and better in 2022. We discussed our highlights which included the Awesome Evening, Father’s Day Breakfast, Massed Choir, Aboriginal stepping stones, Water Tank artwork, Bush School, Christmas Concert and many many more. One thing we all agreed on was how fantastic our community support has been this year. You have all turned out in great numbers to support our events. I want to thank you for that, we are striving to make our school a hub of community activity. I also want to thank our P&C who have done an amazing job in fundraising this year, you have gone above and beyond for our school. Our RAP committee were instrumental in developing our Reconciliation Action Plan and providing a strong cultural presence to the school environment. It truly has been a terrific year at KPS. 2022 will be our 140th year and the planning is well and truly in the works to celebrate this phenomenal milestone.
The class lists were posted yesterday, if you haven’t had a chance to have a look, please phone the front office. We take a great deal of care to place students according to where we feel they will be best placed to learn. I have had some questions about split classes and how their child might cope. Please be aware that our teachers don’t teach to a child’s year level, they teach to their ability level. There will be students in every class that require extension and there will some that require intervention. This is entirely normal in both split and straight classes. Whilst every care is taken to provide class lists as early as possible to prepare students for the new school year, there is always a chance that we might need to make changes depending on enrolments.
What a great evening it was on Tuesday. The ceremony was very student centred and provided each individual with their moment to shine. I want to thank Mrs McIntosh, Mr Grace and all the other people involved in organising the event. We will miss our Year 6 students and wish them all the very best for their secondary schooling. I can’t wait to hear about all the wonderful things they achieve.
It’s that sad time of year when we have to say goodbye to staff who will be leaving us. We say goodbye to the following people:
- Mandy Cavanaugh (Education Assistant)
- Rachel Hatley (Teacher)
- Paige O’Donnell (Teacher)
- William Leach (Psychologist)
- Dayna Reder (Teacher)
- Vanessa Lutman (Education Assistant)
- Meredyth Dickenson (Teacher) Maternity Leave
I want to wish the entire KPS community a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope you treasure this time off as a family and take time for yourselves. Please stay safe and enjoy a well-earned break. I look forward to welcoming you all back in 2022.