Welcome back for the 2014 school year. We hope you had a great holiday and are ready for a big year of learning and fun. We send out a warm welcome to our new families and our Preps (16 in total). We hope you enjoy your time at Woolsthorpe Primary School. It was great to see our new Preps enjoy their first full day with Miss Daly. They looked very grown up in their uniforms and were very excited to start their learning journeys.
Over the holidays we enrolled 2 new students which brings our total number of students to 92. As I often say when new students enrol here at Woolsthorpe Primary School the whole family becomes part of our school community. We want all our families to be involved in school life and feel you can support your child’s learning journey. I am a strong believer that learning is a partnership between school and home, and the more we work together to support our students the better we can provide a learning experience that is supportive and personal. If you have any questions at any time please contact me, my door is always open.
As a school community we look forward to beginning the new year in our wonderful brand new school facility. Everything is now complete and we have many exciting programs planned for students and their families. Over the holidays our art studio had a make over inside. Thanks to Trevor Hirst for coordinating thess works.
Term 1 is busy with our House Sports and Moyne Sports. Our whole school is heading to Grease the Musical in March (information will go home next week). Our wonderful Parents and Friends Association have been busy over the summer holidays cooking our Famous Woolsthorpe Primary School Pancakes at Port Fairy and the Lake Pertobe Markets.
Student Leadership and project based learning is a big focus this year with our senior students participating in the The Peters Project Student Leaders Congress. Our Kitchen Garden Program will be bigger and better in 2014 and our Playgroup will again be running many exciting and different early learning programs at school. All families with young children in the area are welcome to contact the school for details.
Parent Information Booklet 2014- We have updated our parent information booklet. See our website http://woolsthorpeps.global2.vic.edu.au/ for details. If you need a paper copy please contact Jodie. It is important that all parents PLEASE take time to read the booklet and familiarise yourself with the information. Many of the day to day operations of the school, dates for 2014, policy details etc. are mentioned in the booklet. Again, any questions please contact us.
Tiqbiz - All parents will need to have Tiqbiz set up on their phones this year to access our weekly newsletter. We will also be using Tiqbiz as a messaging service. For example if there are reminders or urgent messages you as parents need to know about. Please contact Jodie to get Tiqbiz set up on your phone. Also if your contact details or email have changed lately please ensure these are changed at school with Jodie. We must have up to date information and phones in case of an emergency.
Our Woolsthorpe Primary School website, Facebook page, along with our Thursday newsletter, form an important part of our communication between home and school.
The website will showcase what students and teachers are up to, both in the classroom and in the community. There will be updates from the Principal, links to classroom blogs, articles from students and teachers about the exciting programs happening and information for parents. We encourage you to visit the website often as we share with you the wonderful learning that is taking place at our school. Another great way to find out all that’s happening here at school is via our Twitter feeds @woolsthorpeps
Again, welcome back and we look forward to working with all families in 2014.