Welcome back to everyone for what has already been a busy but highly successful start to Term 2. At the recent Pupil Free Day the staff engaged in a highly successful session on planning for the delivery of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics(STEM) in the classroom. This Professional Learning was facilitated by Scitech with very positive staff feedback on the content. I am pleased to advise that the delivery of STEM programmes is well underway. We are also very fortune to have the expertise of the school board community representative Dr Rachel Sheffield, from Curtin University, who is working with the STEM committee to plan for success in this, her area of expertise.
ANZAC Day Service
A beautiful ANZAC Day service was held in the school’s undercover area on Thursday 2 May, 2019. It was so wonderful to see our choir perform, as well as our Year 6 students reciting their poems. A special thank you to Mrs Perica who prepared the students performing and to Mrs Slee for her coordination of the event. The ceremony was very touching. Well done also to our students for showing such respect at this important service. A special thank you to Lieutenant Colonel Graham Price for his ANZAC address which was heartfelt. Lieutenant Colonel Price made a special trip from Canberra to attend our service and we are exceptionally grateful to him. Once again thanks to Mr Daryl Killick who played the last post. Thank you also to Jesson Flowers and the Campbell Primary School community for their donation of flowers. We had a very busy team of parents making up wreathes, flower arrangements and rosemary pins for the service. I extend my sincere thanks to these parents also.
I am very pleased to advise that following consultation with students, staff, community and the school board we have finalised the school’s vision statement, mission statement and core values. These are listed below.
To nurture the hearts and minds of all.
For all students to have the knowledge, skills and values required to make a positive contribution to society and meet the challenges of their changing world.
Respect, Resilience, Kindness
Special thanks to the student councillors for their outstanding efforts in working with me to develop the vision for the school. I was delighted to see the students receive a letter of commendation from the school board for their work.
Campbell Primary School Annual Report – 2018
The Annual Report has been completed and published. Please take the time to read through this document as it is the school’s way of communicating its success against the Business Plan targets and to celebrate our learning areas. There is much to commend. I thank the staff for their unrelenting focus on school improvement.
School Business Plan 2019- 2021
The school’s next iteration of Business Planning has been finalised with the published version to be made available on the school’s webpage within the next week. An abridged version will also be provided. I applaud the efforts of all involved as considerable consultation was undertaken to finalise this document. The staff have commenced with this plan which is further supported by Operational Plans and Year Level plans.
Next week our Year 3 and 5 students commence the NAPLAN online assessments. Considerable time has been spent on supporting our students with this online component of testing and I have great confidence that the students will be highly successful. I wish to extend my thanks to Mr Egan, Mrs Coslani and Miss Kumar for the extensive work they have done in ensuring our network is ready for the online testing. I also thank the students for their resilience and commitment in further developing their ICT skills.
I remind parents and carers that these tests are one test on one day. They do not capture a complete picture of a student’s capabilities and as such encourage parents to discuss this with their children to reduce levels of possible anxiety.
Staffing Term 2
We welcome Mrs Cinanni to the Year 1 team. I also wish to thank Mrs Slee for her leadership in the role of Assistant Principal for the last semester. Mrs Slee supported staff, students and families with great success. Following some Long Service Leave Mrs Slee will return to her position as the Dance Specialist teacher.
We farewell Ted – our school crosswalk man. Ted has been keeping our students and community safe on the road for the last 6 years. He has most certainly become part of our school community and has built caring relationships with many of our students. We wish him all the very best for the future.
We also farewell the school chaplain Remi Toluwade who left at the end of last term. Mrs Toluwade contributed so much to our school community and will be greatly missed. We wish her all the best also.