Dear Parents and Friends
The term has just about come to an end and we are all looking forward to a relaxing break where we can recharge our batteries. Don’t forget that this Friday 22nd September is the last day of the term. School finishes earlier and students will need to be collected at 2:20pm. The first day for term 4 is Monday 9th October.
As mentioned last week we are starting to look at class structures for 2018. As parents/carers you have the opportunity to put in writing, any preferences you have for next year. Requests for specific teachers are not appropriate, however we do value information regarding suitable/unsuitable friendships. It is important that these requests consider whether your child/ren learn effectively with their friends. All requests will be considered and if needed we will contact you. If you have particular preferences please drop these into the office by the end of week 2, Term 4 – Friday 20th October.
Heading into Term 4, all students must wear a broad brimmed school hat when in the playground during break times and during outdoor classroom activities. We are a sun-smart school and it is compulsory for the students to wear a hat during terms 1 and 2. We have also noticed a growing number of students who are wearing non-school jumpers. The expectation is that all children wear correct school uniform, as it demonstrates pride in our school.
Thank you to the parents/carers who participated in the annual Parent Opinion Survey. These people were randomly selected. The parents/carers who responded generally feel that the school caters for their child, resolves any issues and communicates what is happening effectively. The information we have gained from the results will be looked at closely and actions put in place to address any concerns that may have been mentioned.
I must finish by congratulating the students who represented Melrose Primary School in the Victorian State Schools Spectacular rehearsals at the end of last week and the two performances on Saturday all in Melbourne. The students came back to school tired but very excited. Two of our staff members, Kelsie McWilliams and Andrew Wallace accompanied the students and on behalf of the Melrose Primary School community, I would like to thank them for their time and their commitment.
Please enjoy the school holidays and we will see you all in two weeks time.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Mrs Caryle York