Jason Desforges has taken coding with every class in the school, so children have already been introduced to this new technology. Many of our students are way ahead of their teachers at coding and using robots, so it is about children and teachers learning together. I am sure that we will be able to use some of the funds that the PTS has raised through your generous support of fundraising events, to purchase new robots. Our robots all have names, so as we get new ones, I will introduce them to you
Driveway to the Staff Carpark
We ask that parents do not bring children to school or home from school using the driveway to the staff carpark. This morning, I was driving down the driveway very slowly because I could see three parents with their children walking on the driveway. I passed two lots of parents and children with no trouble. However, the next parent was talking on the phone and her child was skipping along near her. As I neared, he suddenly ran out to the middle of the driveway causing me to slam on my brakes. I was barely moving, so it was never going to be an issue, but I felt sick that it was a near miss.
We have courier vans and delivery trucks that come in and out from school using that driveway. We have a speed limit, but I have seen the vans moving more quickly down the driveway than the speed I was doing. Had it been one of those this morning, the child would have been hit.
PLEASE do not use that driveway to access the school with your children. It is not much further down Victoria Avenue and better to walk a little further to keep your child safe. That parent on the phone thought she was supervising her child, but she was distracted and he moved quickly – the potential for a disaster.
If you have a preschooler turning 5 next year, please contact the office to have his/her name recorded. We are currently looking at the organization for next year and need this information.
Please remember that the PE uniform is just for PE, it is not intended to be worn as the school uniform. We would like all children to come to school and go home from school in their proper uniform and we give them the opportunity to get changed for PE and sport at school. The exception to this rule is in the Juniors if they have had PE or sport after lunch. We allow them to go home in PE uniform because they need so much assistance to get dressed. Thanks for your support in ensuring that the proper uniform is being worn.