On Thursday the 19th of May, we held the Annual General Meeting for the school. I would like to thank Shea O’Neil and Jocelyn Tan for their commitment to our School Board. Shea was our previous Board Chair and Jocelyn our Board Secretary. The commitment and foresight Shea showed on our Building Subcommittee and Jocelyn on our Governance Sub Committee was outstanding and greatly appreciated by all on the board. Over their time, we worked on the development of both the Karnup and Port Kennedy sites and also gained the maximum five-year registration for the school. Their governance and strategic planning for the school were a highlight, ensuring our school is on a strong financial trajectory with a clear vision for further well-planned development. Shea and Jocelyn have been replaced by Justine Daly and Evan Darcy whom are both parents of children in our Primary School. Our school board looks forward to working with Justine and Evan to ensure the completion of the Port Kennedy sites and for the longer-term development of the Karnup site. The school board are in the final stages of signing off on the school’s strategic plan and we look forward to sharing this with families in the near future.
Progress is on track for the Adolescent Program move to Port Kennedy this term with windows, plasterboard, tiling, balustrading and handrails, bricklaying for the lift shaft and relocation of the glass panels in reception all being completed last week. This week we have seen the reception desk installed, painting starting, carpentry for hanging doors and hardware, fitout of the kitchen area, skylight replacement and comm’s fit out commencing. Next week we will see the floor grinding and sealing occur, painting complete, carpets laid, toilet cubicles and hardware fit out, electrical fit off and plumbing fit off. The following week will see the replacement of the air conditioning ducts. All going well with no further delays we are anticipating being able to start moving furniture to the site shortly. There is so much going on and we greatly appreciate all the work Shelford Constructions P/L are managing so efficiently given the building shortages and Covid issues with trades.
One of the beautiful aspects of our School is that you are part of a strong community of like-minded individuals who want to work together to make the world a more harmonious place for all. Our Community Spirit has been established to ensure we are providing opportunities for families to connect. If you are new to the school, we encourage you to participate in some of the Community Spirit events and our Parent Liaisons are also there to help you develop connections with families from your child’s class/advisory. I want to thank Community Spirit for arranging the Book Fair during Snack and Chat for this Friday at the Rockingham Primary School Campus and also the Sushi lunch orders taking place this Friday too. Come along after school on Friday for Snack and Chat, and pick up some beautiful books for your child. If you are not on the “RMS Community Spirit” Facebook page please jump on to this and if you are not a “Facebooker” then please forward any of your suggestions for upcoming Community Spirit events and ideas through Reception@rms.wa.edu.au A reminder the next face to face Community Spirit meeting is on Thursday the 9th of June at 9am at the Rockingham Primary School campus. I hear there is lots of planning for upcoming events so keep an eye out for these activities for your whole family to be part of.
Last week, we distributed information about the Flourish Program. This free program is run by career councillors and is designed to help mums return to the workforce and will run over 8 weeks, from the 14th of June to the 16th of August and will be held at our Karnup campus.
As of the 10th of June 2022, the state mandate will be lifted for mandatory workplace vaccination. This means that we will be welcoming all families back into our Infant Toddler/Playgroup Programs from the 13th June. I would like to thank everyone for their adherence to all of the mandates over the past few years, this has certainly been tough on everyone but it is wonderful that we are now able to have more freedoms.
The last three weeks have seen the recommencement of School Meetings occurring in the Primary School along with a very successful and fun Walk to School Day at the Rockingham Primary School site. We are also looking forward to the Upper Primary camp in the coming weeks.
Stay healthy and well – particularly all of the Upper Primary staff!