Principal News: End of Term 3 Update

Dear FLDC families

It’s hard to believe that we are at the end of Term 3 already. This term has been another busy one, with many fun activities for the students including:

  • Edu-Dance at our Willagee site
  • Sports Carnivals across all sites
  • Cultural Day where all sites came to Willagee
  • Assemblies

This week teachers have started their meetings discussing each child’s Individual Education Plan, and some families have attended case conferences to discuss their child’s progress and transition to mainstream. Our Year 3 Exit Case Conferences will take place at the beginning of Term 4.

We are very excited to be having our Public School Review on the first week back next term. We are currently in the process of uploading all our school achievements to send to the Department of Education by the end of this week. Public School Reviewers will then look at all this information and our school self-assessment processes during the school holidays. On Wednesday 13th October, the Review Team will visit our school for the school-based validation process. During this day, they will take part in a series of scheduled meetings with representatives of the staff and school community.

This has been a great opportunity to reflect on our amazing school and celebrate our great achievements. We look forward to sharing with you the feedback from the Reviewers around Week 4 of next term.

Happy Holidays

All staff and students are looking forward to a very well deserved holiday.  I wish all our staff and families a fun and restful 2 weeks. We look forward to students returning on Tuesday 12th October for Term 4.  Our staff return the day before to engage in a full day of professional learning.

Take care and stay well.

Kind regards

Vivienne Doig
Principal

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Principal News: Parent Survey

Fremantle Language Development Centre (FLDC) is committed to continuous improvement in its drive to achieve its vision of: “To be a school of excellence that empowers students to talk, learn and grow”.

We would be extremely grateful if you could complete our Parent Survey so that we can identify what is working well and how we can improve in the future. A link to the survey will be emailed to you tomorrow and responses are anonymous. There will also be an option to complete a paper copy if you would prefer. These will be available in your child’s classroom, so feel free to complete while you are waiting for your child at the end of the day or at drop off. Copies will be available in the office too, so please let Penny know if you would like a copy, or if you would like help to complete. The information gained from the survey will be collated and reviewed by the School Board where we will identify our strengths and areas for improvement. This will be valuable information that we can share as part of our Public School Review process that will be taking place on Wednesday 13th October (start of Term 4). Thank you so much for your support in working with us in our continuous school improvement journey.

Kind regards

Vivienne Doig
Principal

Principal News: Welcome to Term 3

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Welcome back to Term 3. I hope you all had a lovely restful school break. It was great to see our students return yesterday and happy and engaged in their learning.

Staff School Development Day

Our staff have started off their term with a full day of informative and practical professional learning on Monday. Our focus areas included:

  • Observation, Reflection and Feedback
  • Social and Emotional Learning – Little Highway Heroes and Highway Heroes whole school program
  • NDIS
  • Numeracy research and quality intervention for children with language difficulties

It was a very fulfilling and comprehensive day and I would like to thank all the staff for their dedication to their continued professional learning in order to provide the best teaching and learning for our students.

P&C Day

This Friday on 23rd July, we celebrate P&C Day, WA. This is a day where we give thanks to our wonderful P&C for all their work and contributions to our school and our students. Our Willagee staff will be hosting a morning tea for our amazing P&C volunteers to thank them for all they have done to fundraise for our school to provide additional resources to support the learning opportunities of our students.

Feel free to share your appreciation for the FLDC P&C on social media and use the hashtag #PANDCDAYWA

Referrals for 2022

As you are all aware, the end of Term 3 is when our referrals are due for the following year. Next week we will be hosting another open morning to provide information to parents who may going through the process of referring their child to Fremantle LDC. If you know anyone who may have a child with language difficulties, please let them know about our school tour on Tuesday of next week. We have also updated our information video on our school website, so please pass this information on to prospective families. This can be found at www.fremantleldc.wa.edu.au

School Tour for prospective parents, teachers or referring agents for 2022:

When: Tuesday 27th July 2021
Time: 9:30am – 10.30am
Where: Fremantle Language Development Centre, Willagee campus – 24 Winnacott Street, Willagee

Thanks again for all your support. We are looking forward to a wonderful Term 3.

Kind regards

Vivienne Doig
Principal

Principal News: End of Term 2 Update

Dear Fremantle LDC families

Thank you to families for rapid changes around COVID. Your support in keeping our school and community safe is to be commended. It was lovely to see your support in making the drop offs and pickups quick and seamless, with limited time on school grounds and with everyone wearing masks and physically distancing. Thank you. Our students have also been amazing during what must be a very strange time for them. Thank you for all your support in creating such wonderful and resilient children.

The COVID situation continues to evolve, so please make sure we have your most up to date contact details (phone and email) so we can contact you should we need to make changes swiftly and during the school holidays. We have our fingers crossed that we can return to our Phase 5 restrictions and the lifestyle we are so fortunate to have in this world pandemic climate.

Semester 1 Reports

Teachers have been busy this term with Individual Education Plan Review meetings and preparing your child’s school reports. Both reports have been emailed to you on Monday. As you know, the latest COVID restrictions impacted on our face to face meetings with you to discuss your child’s report, but we are hoping that these can either be completed over the phone or next term when restrictions enable us to do so.  I’m sure you will join me in thanking our teachers for their dedication and professionalism in ensuring our students’ get the best level of intervention and support for their learning.

Business Plan

We have now finalised our next Business Plan. We have all worked very hard in our school self-assessment to identify the school improvement priorities that we will be working on over the next 4 years.

Our Improvement Priorities for 2021-2024 are:

  • Student Achievement
  • Excellence in Teaching
  • Culture and Care
  • Strengthening Relationships

The Fremantle LDC Business Plan (2021-2014) can be found at the following location on our school website: https://fremantleldc.wa.edu.au/about/business-plan/

I encourage you to have a read of it and get to know our exciting school improvement plan.

Happy Holidays

I would like to wish you all a lovely school break. We are all looking forward to a well-rested break and a safe return of our students on Tuesday 20th July for Term 3. Our staff return the day before to engage in a full day of professional learning.

Take care and stay well. Please don’t hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions.

Kind regards

Vivienne Doig
Principal