Welcome back to Anzac Park for Term 3. I trust that you and your children all had a great holiday and were able to spend time with family and friends. We are looking forward to a really exciting term. It was great to discuss the exciting learning programs our teachers have planned for your children during our Staff Development Day last week. In addition to a core focus on developing the literacy and numeracy skills of all of our students, there are some great units planned in our Inquiry Units this term.
100 Days of Kindergarten
On the last day of Term 2 Kindergarten celebrated 100 days of school! While it has been an 'unusual' first semester, the Kindy team are extremely proud of all that our hardworking students have achieved and are excited to see what the next 100 days will bring. Congratulations to Kindergarten on a wonderful beginning to big school!
Welcome Nerida our Wellbeing Pastoral Carer
Nerida Gallagher is our new Wellbeing Pastoral Carer at APPS. She is funded by the National School Chaplaincy Program. Her role is as an additional support person fostering the social, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing of students, staff, and parents, regardless of their background. Alongside the wellbeing team, she will be offering pastoral care to students through in-class support, individual mentoring and social skills programs. She will be working with Anzac Park on Thursdays and Fridays.
2021 Kindergarten Enrolments
The places we have available for students starting Kindergarten in 2021 are filling quickly. This term I will begin meeting with all our new students as I conduct enrolment interviews. Our transition to school program gets underway soon. If you have a child or know of a family considering enrolling at Anzac Park in 2021 please encourage them to contact the school as a matter of urgency to get the enrolment process underway.
Teacher Professional Learning
Building a positive learning culture at our school is a core part of all of our work. Central to this work is the professional learning of our staff. Research clearly shows us that one of the factors which has the most significant impact is when teachers work collaboratively to focus on student learning. On Staff Development Day last week, our teachers focused on 'What Works Best' and teaching practices that have the biggest impact on student learning.