Principal News: 2019 Update

It is hard to believe we are drawing a close to 2019. Last week it was lovely to see so many families and friends come together at our Leavers Assembly to celebrate, congratulate and say farewell to our students who are leaving us to return to their local mainstream school. It was a great opportunity for us all to look back and reflect on the wonderful progress our students have made in the short time they have been with us.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the school community in their support for me in my role as principal this year. It has been extremely rewarding for me to continue to be part of this amazing school, and I am now very excited to have been nominated as the successful applicant for the position permanently. As a result of that, I would like to congratulate Nichola Middlemiss who was successful in obtaining her permanency as a Deputy Principal, and Jennie Dawson who was also able to increase her permanency as Deputy Principal.

2019 has been another busy year as we continue to work through our Business Plan for 2018-2020. I would like to thank and acknowledge the Chair of our School Board Jo Wiese and all the board members who have worked very hard this year to support our review of school processes and progress towards our business plan targets.

I would like to thank all staff in their tireless efforts in working towards our school vision of “Being a school of excellence” and striving to achieve our targets in our four key areas of:

  • Creating successful students
  • Developing high quality teaching and leadership
  • Being a distinctive school, and
  • Developing positive behaviour and wellbeing

Each and every one of the staff at this school has a strong commitment to ensuring that they are up to date with the latest research and classroom practice to give our students the support and education they need.

I would also like to recognise and thank the dedicated group of parents and community members who have committed their time to being on our P&C. Their support and efforts ensure that our students continue to receive the programs and resources they need.

Parent Survey

I would like to thank all parents who provided their feedback in the parent School Survey at the beginning of this term. We had extremely positive responses and lots of support for our school. The feedback we received will be extremely valuable as we develop our School Improvement Plan from 2020.  This information will be shared early next year in the annual report. Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss any of the information you shared in the survey. Thank you.

Board Survey

Our School Board has recently completed a survey to determine its effectiveness. The results indicated 100% agreement in the following:

  • Adequate induction processes
  • Minutes/agendas/reports received timely to prepare for meetings
  • Effective use of time
  • Focus on important issues
  • Following of good decision making processes
  • Actively involved in strategic planning and approvals
  • Monitoring of achievement data against the Business Plan
  • All members encouraged to participate in meetings
  • All members have efficient skills and expertise to perform its role
  • Understanding of roles and responsibilities
  • Presentation of school performance in clear and concise way
  • Expression of opinions freely
  • Contributions are valued
  • Chair and Principal have respectful relationship
  • Regularly reviews and endorses compliance matters
  • Appropriate information provided for effective participation

Further information will also be provided in the school Annual Report in Term 1 of 2020. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require further details about the Board.

School Development Days and Class Lists

Staff return on Thursday 30th January for two School Development Days prior to the students returning. The class lists for 2020 will be available on Friday 31st January, which is also the day to collect your Booklist if you have ordered through the school.

Parent TV
Please take the opportunity over the break to engage with our wonderful ParentTV resources. If you haven’t yet accessed this online platform, please do. Contact the office today if you need the password. It is a website that has hundreds of videos from some of Australia’s and the world’s leading parenting educators across a vast number of topics.  As a parent of our school, this is available to you for FREE. Please contact the school for login details if you have misplaced the login flyer. We hope you continue to use these great resources.

I hope everyone has a happy, safe and fun-filled Christmas holiday and into the New Year. We look forward to the students returning on Monday 3rd February, 2020.

Vivienne Doig
Principal

 

 

 

Community News: Triple P in Coolbellup

The Child and Adolescent Health Service – Community Health, offers Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) in the following modules:

Triple P programs are scheduled at different venues and times throughout the WA school terms. All programs are free of charge and are most suitable for families with children aged 3-8 years old.

Please visit https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/N_R/Parenting-groups to book your place.

Principal News: Welcome Back to Term 4!

Welcome back to term 4!

Welcome back to term 4. I hope you all had a lovely school break. It was lovely to see the students return on Monday and share their holiday adventures. This term has had a very busy start with the Placement Committee meeting to go through the referrals for 2020. This process will be finalised over the next few weeks.

Parent Survey coming soon

Next week I will be sending out our 2019 Parent Survey. We have worked together with the School Board and staff to devise questions in order to get some quality feedback on our school processes, culture and programs. This feedback is essential to guide our future planning so we can continue to strive to be a school of excellence and best support our students and families. I encourage everyone to complete this survey when it is released. Thank you.

DLD Awareness Day

Friday 18th of October is a day aimed at raising awareness internationally for Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). Students, families, educators and speech pathologists all over the world will celebrate this day. As you know, DLD is a disorder that can often be hidden but can significantly impact students’ learning, socialisation and ability to take part in the community, and is a big part of the reason for our schools’ existence.

We are very excited to announce that in order to raise the profile of DLD in the broader community, the North East Metropolitan Language Development Centre (NEMLDC) is joining the international community of ambassadors for language development by ‘lighting up’ Perth landmarks, including Yagan Square, Optus Stadium, the Tonkin Hwy ‘Sky Ribbon’ and the Matagarup Bridge in purple and yellow, the international colours of DLD Awareness Day. These join international locations such as Niagara Falls for what is shaping up to be an important moment for raising awareness and understanding of Developmental Language Disorder.

Below, are some of the ways that you can get involved on social media to support the campaign!

WHAT SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS CAN I USE?

USING TWITTER HASHTAGS AND @ – IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

  • Use #devlangdis all year around to discuss DLD
  • Use #DLDYouandMe to promote DLD Awareness Day and your activities
  • Add to your tweets @someone: target an organisation, individual or celebrity that you think needs to know about DLD or DLD Awareness

SHARE THE RADLD FILMS!

  • Developmental Language Disorder: The Consensus Explained:  bit.ly/DLDconsensusfilm
  • DLD 1-2-3 film: This is the award winning film from our DLD Awareness Day in 2017
  • You can share previous RADLD films too! Select your favourite from www.youtube.com/RADLD

I look forward to a great Term 4!

Kind regards

Vivienne Doig
Principal

Principal News: Term 3 Summary

Term 3 Summary

There has been lots of excitement around in term 3. We have had swimming, dancing, incursions, excursions, Cross Cultural Day, NAIDOC celebrations, book week, sports carnivals and much much more. So, I think you will agree, that all students and staff will be ready for their well-earned school holiday break.

Parent Survey coming soon

Early next term I will be sending out our 2019 Parent Survey. We have worked together with the School Board and staff to devise questions in order to get some quality feedback on our school processes, culture and programs. This feedback is an essential to guide our future planning so we can continue to strive to be a school of excellence and best support our students and families. I encourage everyone to complete the survey when it is released. Thank you.

ParentTV
Please take this opportunity over the break to engage with our wonderful ParentTV resources. If you haven’t yet accessed this online platform, please do. It is a website that has hundreds of videos from some of Australia’s and the world’s leading parenting educators across a vast number of topics. As a parent of our school, this is available to you for FREE. Please contact the school for login details if you have misplaced the login flyer. We hope you continue to use these great resources.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday. We look forward to the children returning on Monday 14th October.

Vivienne Doig
Principal