Principal’s News Term 3, Week 6

August 30, 2019 0 comments

Term 3 has been another busy and exciting time for our Rose Park Primary School community. Already this term we have welcomed our international visitors from our sister school, Jyosei Elementary in Hikone, Japan. We thank all of the host families and staff for providing our special guests and dignitaries with an exciting and unforgettable experience in Adelaide. They left with warm memories and we look forward to visiting their school in 2020. 

Our Principal Di Burrell has been on Long Service Leave since 1st August and will return in Term 4.  It has been a privilege to return from maternity leave and step into the Principal role in Di’s absence and I also look forward to returning to the Deputy Principal role in Term 4. I would like to congratulate Kim Copland on her appointment as ongoing Assistant Principal (Student Services/Wellbeing).

We have enjoyed celebrating events within the school such as our Book Week activities, which included a fun filled parade, and Open Classrooms, which created an opportunity for students to share their learning portfolios with friends and family.

Registration for 2020 Reception enrolments is now closed. Letters of enrolment offer to parents, including letters to parents where children have been alternatively placed at a nearby school, will be sent on Friday 6 September.

Year 7 students will be taught in high school from Term 1, 2022. This means that from 2022, year 6 will be the last year of primary school and year 7 will be the first year of high school. Year 7 is already part of high school across the country so this move will bring South Australia in line with other states and territories, as well as other education systems in our state.

In the spirit of the safety and wellbeing of all children, we ask that all families are mindful of the drop-off (8:40 – 9:00am) and pick-up times (3:20 – 3:40pm). If you need to drop off or pick up your child/ren outside of these times, please enrol into our high quality OSHC program. Further details are also on the school website. We have had an increasing number of students wandering the yard outside of supervision periods and this is clearly a safety risk for our students.

Please continue to read our latest updates in our weekly Snapshot for a quick guide to what has happened at Rose Park in the past week and what we look forward to for the following week.

Rebecca Weber