Newsletter – Friday 12 October 2018

Message from the Principal

Prayer
Gracious God
Teach me to be the person you would have me become:
To do justice, to act with kindness and to walk humbly with you,
every step along the way.

Amen

Dear Parents

Welcome back for the start of Term 4. The staff were delighted to greet the children on Monday refreshed and looking forward to the start of the new school term. In the busyness of this part of the year the focus remains firmly on maintaining the routines and momentum of the teaching and learning program and on each of the students working towards their learning goals.

SPELLING BEE – I congratulate the following children who represented St Peter’s at the Interschool Spelling Bee held at St Paul’s Mount Lawley today.

Year 3: Allegra La Galia and Noelle Pineda
Year 4: Jason Vettoor and Luke Antenucci
Year 5: Evangeline Frew and Sophia Herrington
Year 6: Ella Bradbrook and Josie McAllister

The children were selected to participate in the Regional Interschool Spelling Bee by winning an onsite school competition. The competition involves the children being asked to spell words with a varying degree of difficulty. It is a reminder of the importance of constantly encouraging our children to improve their vocabulary.

CLASS PLACEMENTS – Towards the end of this term the teachers will commence the process of regrouping the children in their classes for the 2019 school year. Parents will be notified of their child’s 2019 teacher via email. A number of factors are taken into consideration when the new lists are formed. We are happy to give attention to concerns from parents relating to individual learning characteristics and social issues as part of the deliberation process when making up the new classes but will have no tolerance for teacher shopping. This is not able to be accommodated. All of our staff provide quality experiences for the children and while on occasions there may be different expectations of the partnership, it is important to give positive support to the partnership. It is important that we teach our children to accept, adapt and make the most of new and different situations.

God Bless

Greg Ward

Principal