Principal News: 2nd May 2018

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome back to Term 2 at Fremantle Language Development Centre. I hope you all had a great school break! This term I will be Acting Principal while Wendy Strang is on her well-deserved long service leave. I am very excited about this opportunity and I am looking forward to a wonderful term ahead. We wish Wendy safe travels!

This term, we will be posting regular news items through our website rather than through an emailed newsletter. We believe this change will enable us to keep you more regularly informed of all the exciting things that are happening at Fremantle LDC. Our website has been recently upgraded and continues to be updated on a regular basis. Therefore, this is the best place to go to for all of our school information.  Please have a look and familiarise yourself with our website: www.FremantleLDC.wa.edu.au

In addition to our new website, we are continuing to work on developing our school brand. This term, we are in the final stages of creating a new school logo. We will share this with you as more details are finalised.

On Monday, all of our staff were involved in a School Development Day. This was a full day of professional learning with a particular focus on the health and wellbeing of staff and students.  This aligns with our Business Plan focus area to “Develop positive behaviour and wellbeing”.  Some topics covered were “Mindfulness”, “Trauma and Wellbeing in Schools” as well as a half day spent training all teaching staff in our Fun Friends and Friends for Life programs.  Below are photos of us all during a couple of our workshops.

This professional learning will now enable teachers to begin implementing the FRIENDS resilience program across all classes at all three school sites. More information about this will be provided shortly. If you were not able to attend the FRIENDS Resilience Parent Workshop last term, we are running another one on the 6th June.  Please see the following link for more information:  http://fremantleldc.wa.edu.au/friends-resilience-programs/   We look forward to seeing you there.

Please remember to check the website regularly for the latest school information and any upcoming events.  Please also feel free to contact the school if you require further information.  We are always here to help.

Kind regards

Vivienne Doig
Acting Principal