I would like to thank all parents/guardians for assisting with the Carols on the Green event which will take place on 6 December from 5.30pm at the Attwood Way Primary School site. If you are able to assist in anyway please do not hesitate to let the office know. I would also encourage all families to link into the “RMS Community Spirit” Facebook page where all of our Community events throughout the year are discussed. If you are able to join us, we welcome you to our termly meetings. We would love to see new families join this group as we are busy planning the 2020 events and would love your ideas.
Once again Emma Izzard Knight coordinated a fabulous Book Fair last week. Since commencing the Scholastic Book Club Program the school has purchased multiple sets of class readers along with a host of books for all of the class libraries. This year the term 4 Book Fair raised $567 for the teachers to purchase books and this combined with the Term 2 amount has been well over the $1000 mark. We thank all families for participating in this program as all of our children have greatly benefited from this work. We particularly thank Emma for volunteering her time to the Book Club coordination over the past three years. We are making a call out to another parent to take over as coordinator as Emma would like to step out of this role and would like to ensure the new person receives a good handover.
I would also like to thank our School banking volunteers Candice Eales, Annaliese Lyell and Anne Kemshall. The use of this program teaches your child wonderful financial literacy skills and the school also receives financial incentives through being involved. Thanks also go to Lisa Kelly for coordinating the toothpaste/tooth brush/dental floss/electric toothbrushes recycling program, Sonja Gillman for running the Basketball club and Ferne Gray for running the Chess club. A huge thank you also to Paula Jacobs for coordinating all of the Community Spirit meetings and events throughout this year. I know Paula has had many volunteers for so many programs and again I encourage all families to participate as this is what makes our school such a fabulous community.
I get such fabulous feedback from families about the Seesaw program which is our informal communication system between your child’s class teacher/advisor and your family. I encourage those families who are not utilising this program to come in to the office so we can show you how to connect as the teachers also rely on this form of communication to keep families informed of class activities. For all formal communication to families, the school utilises email and our newsletter blogs. Please ensure you inform the office of any change to your contact details via firstname.lastname@example.org
RMS started our Adolescent Program (high school) in 2012 and last Friday night we celebrated the first five years of our Adolescent Program graduates. This was a fabulous Alumni event for all students who have attended the Adolescent Program since its commencement. We also launched our Alumni Facebook page at this event so we are now able to keep our past adolescent students informed of all upcoming events. It was wonderful to see where these students post school journeys have taken them and we will be sharing this information with our school community over the coming years.
Vanessa Aikins – Principal