| From the Principal:
| October 21, 2016
Welcome back to a fast and furious Term 4. This term, everything comes together. Students reflect on the achievement of their various goals set throughout the year, staff reflect on their successes and those of their students and I reflect on overall school progress and our achievement against the targets set in our School Business Plan. We are all looking forward to seeing just how much progress we have made and then to celebrate this achievement.
Day 1 of the term saw staff involved in a series of workshops. The room opened at 7.30 a.m. and staff had the opportunity to play with the robots (spheros and beebots). These are being used in many classrooms from Kindergarten through to Year 6. One focus was Information and Communication Technologies and how we, as teachers, can effectively use technologies to enhance and augment what was occurring in every classroom. Teachers who had attended professional learning activities also presented information to everyone including dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia, and a new tool that teachers can use to effectively collect, moderate and report about children’s writing. It was a great day.
On Saturday I was part of a crew on board a yacht that left the Royal Perth Fremantle Annexe to wave goodbye to John Sanders. We only went out a short distance but it was very exciting to be a part of history. John is about to begin his 10th solo circumnavigation of the world. First he is competing in the Dirk Hartog races and then participating, as a special guest, in their celebrations. From there he sails to Carnarvon where he commences his incredible venture. John is in his seventies but loves a challenge. He is such a brave adventurer and will be the first to complete 10 solo circumnavigations in the world. He is an inspiration to us all.
One child I would like to acknowledge this newsletter is Everley Wilson who was sent to me for entry into the Gold Book. Everley is in Pre-primary and she had written a great story. She is a worthy recipient of this award. Congratulations again Everley.
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