I have visited many classrooms over the last few weeks observing teachers in practice and speaking with the students about what they are learning and what they are striving to achieve. I have been so incredibly impressed with the practice of our teachers and their commitment to embedding whole school approaches, such as guided reading and the school adopted pedagogical framework of iSTAR. iSTAR is a progressive framework for learning and teaching. It is a common language that can be used across the school, designed to connect teaching and learning practices across school communities.
In conversations with students it is very evident that they are highly engaged in their learning and are very aware of the processes involved in the whole school approaches. Parents can be assured that the practices at Campbell PS are strongly aligned to current research and are evidence based.
Business Plan 2019-2021
Following considerable consultation with staff, students and the School Board I am pleased to advise that the published version of Campbell Primary School’s Business Plan is now available. This has been uploaded to the webpage and can be found under the “About Campbell “section. A copy of the school’s Annual Report 2018 is also located here.
I also advise that the Business Plan outlines what our strategic direction/focus is for the next 3 years, it by no means accounts for all that we do at the school. The Business Plan is further complemented with Operational Plans which are completed each year.
Our Very Own Artist in Residence
I am sure you will have noticed the magnificent art project underway in our Boulevarde area. We are so incredibly fortunate to have Nicky (parent) volunteer her time and talent to complete this indigenous art project. The students have very much enjoyed watching this process. We all can’t wait to see the final product.
Staffing Term 2
We farewell Mrs Simaguen. Mrs Simaguen has been the face of the front office for the last 2 years. Her support of our families has been exceptional. We wish her all the best for the future.
We farewell Mrs McCormick who is now on maternity leave. We wish her all the very best and look forward to her return in the near future. Miss Pitman will be teaching in Year 2, LA 21 for the remainder of the year.
Welcome to Mrs Taylor who is replacing Miss Gibson whilst she is filling the role of Acting Assistant Principal whilst Mrs Coslani is Acting Principal at Brentwood Primary School.
A warm welcome to our newly appointed school chaplain Mrs Kasorn Campbell. We look forward to our students and families getting to know Mrs Campbell over the year.
Whilst there was much discussion in the media regarding the online assessment this year, I am pleased to advise that there were very few technical issues experienced at our school. I would like to acknowledge the students for their resiliency and effort in this testing period. I also thank Mr Egan, Mrs Kumar and the Year 3 and 5 teaching staff for their exceptional effort in ensuring our school’s technology and the students’ capacity and confidence in using this platform were at optimum levels.
Student Reports – Sent Electronically through Connect Semester One
Parents are reminded that the Semester One student reports will be sent home electronically through Connect on Thursday 27 June, 2019. Position Grade reports will also be sent home. It is most important that parents ensure that they have registered on Connect prior to this date. If you have not done so or are requiring assistance with this please contact Kylie.Christie@education.wa.edu.au
Year 6 Fundraiser
A key initiative of the school’s Business Plan is to enhance student leadership opportunities; as such I am delighted to share that our student councillors have organised a fundraiser to raise funds for the Smith Family Foundation. The students researched possible charities to raise funds for and determined what they felt was most important. It is wonderful to see our students take on leadership with great confidence. Information regarding this fundraiser will be posted on the What’s News section of the webpage.
Suspicious Behaviour Reports
At times we are alerted from nearby schools of suspicious behaviour incidents, and we encourage you to regularly discuss the following strategies with your children.
Here are some suggestions to help your children stay safe:
- always travel in a group
- walk on the right hand side of the road to face oncoming traffic
- wherever possible, leave space between you and the roadway
- stay in areas that are well lit
- stay in view – avoid going into areas that are hidden (such as parkland bush or behind shopping centres)
- be alert – earphones and headphones can reduce your awareness considerably
- if you have a mobile phone, have it turned on and ready to dial an emergency number
- if a passing car stops nearby, never get too close
- run from a situation if you feel at risk
- give this advice to your brothers and sisters, especially if they are younger
- report suspicious behaviour to your parents, school and the police
- if you can get it safely, try to photograph or remember the number plate of the car
- report numbers plates of cars and the clothing or distinguishing features of individuals to police.