South Newman PS 19th February | issue 1 newsletter
Our term planner and a list of teacher email addresses was sent out via our school app last week. We have also attached it in this newsletter. Staff can be contacted via email or school phone to explain absences, arrange interviews or general school related communication. I urge parents to make the time to meet your child’s teacher, as working together will help your child to learn and enjoy school.
Kylee Ryan - Curriculum Coach
Hi, I'm Kylee Ryan and I have lived in Newman with my partner and four children for four and a half years. I have worked for the Education Department for just over ten years, my first four years as an Education Assistant, and six years as a Classroom Teacher. In my time at South Newman Primary School, I have taught years 3-7. This year my role is Curriculum Coach, which means I have the pleasure of working with our amazing teachers to support them in providing the best education for your children and to develop their knowledge of the school programs and curriculum.
Attendance Report for the last fortnight:
Attendance target for all students is 90%
School Board Nominations
As an Independent Public School nominations are now open to join the School Board. The School Board has a responsibility for endorsing school direction, priorities, policies such as homework, uniform, budget approvals and community engagement.
As a Board member you will be part of a group to guide the progress and future of our school.
The Board will be comprised of:
* School Principal
* Three elected staff
* Up to six elected parents or community members
* Up to three co-opted members as required, bringing local expertise to the group
The School Board will meet once or twice a term and the meeting time/date will be negotiated with elected representatives. If you have a genuine passion for our school or experience in any of the following areas; human resources, community engagement, strategic planning, finance or sponsorship programs please consider nominating.
If you are interested in joining our School Board please come into the front office and fill out a nomination form or email SouthNewman.PS@education.wa.edu.au your name, address, phone and length of years you'd like to nominate for, either 1, 2 or 3 years.
The closing date for nominations is: 2:00pm Friday 26th February 2016.
Any enquires about this role, please ring Miss Myrissa Dix, Principal on (08) 9175 1061.
Welcome New Staff
Physical Education News
This term we are focussing on Badminton and Table Tennis with the upper students. In these pictures the students are using balloons to give them time to get used to their grips and to practise their swings.
Week 2 Merit Awards
iPad News for New Parents
For new parents to the school, here is a short video of our students using iPads to support their learning. If you have any questions about the use of iPads please see your childs classroom teacher.