A Message from the Principal

and also as the grandparent of students who have only just recently moved on to secondary school. Bert has a long history in education, having worked across a number of Sunbury schools. He was also the founding Principal of Killara Primary School. Bert was highly respected and will be greatly missed by students, families and colleagues. We extend our sincerest condolences to Bert’s family.

FOSW

Thankyou to FOSW for their coordination of the Easter Raffle which resulted in the school raising $1,220. Thankyou to the many families who donated Easter Eggs for this fundraiser and to all who purchased tickets.

The 5c Frenzy was also a hit, with $594.20 being raised.

We look forward to our Frankie and Co Pop Up Shop on Friday 3rd May. Come one, come all and invite your friends along for a glass of bubbles, nibblies and some shopping fun.

Quickly on the heels of this will be the Mothers’ Day Stall on the 9th May. We appreciate the support of the many parents who have offered to come along and help on the day.

 Prep Information Sessions

 The 2nd of May sees the start of our Prep Information Sessions for our 2020 enrolments. This is an evening session, commencing at 7pm in the library. We then have two day time sessions on the 13th of May at 11.30am and the 15th May at 9.30am.

Recently, we sent home a survey to parents asking for feedback regarding our Prep Transition processes. Thank you to the many parents who took the time to reflect upon what our school does well as and also some suggestions for the future. We are very grateful not only for the positive feedback, but also for the comprehensive responses received. We are always looking for feedback on how we can improve and best meet the needs of our incoming families and students during this time.

Staffing

As many parents are aware, Mr Iain Sparrey has been in the caretaker role for our PE program for most of Term One while we undertook the recruitment process. We are pleased to announce that Mrs Fiona Davies, who is a regular Casual Relief Teacher at our school, has been appointed and will take up the position at the commencement of Term Two.

We thank Iain for his support in sustaining the integrity of the program during this interim period.

We also welcome Ms Holly Overend and Mrs Nikki Miller, who have recently been appointed to Education Support roles. We look forward to having these staff on board, as part of our Sunbury West Team.

Regional Swimming Finals

Congratulations to Ben Jeal, who moved on to represent the Division at the Regional Finals. Ben came 4th in his 50m freestyle event with a 2 second improvement on his personal best time. He came 6th overall for the region. This is an outstanding achievement and we look forward to hearing more about Ben’s swimming success in the future.

Athletics

All students in Years 3 - 6 participated in the House Athletics on the 15th March. Competitors across all age groups took part in the range of events earning points for their respective Houses. At the end of the day

Boeing was the winning house. Congratulations to Eli Skinner and Jasmine Atwell who were champion boy and girl on the day.

A team of about 40 students competed at the district level on the 29th March. All students performed well and Sunbury West came third in the small school’s division. Well done to all the students who represented our school. We now look forward to the House Cross Country on the 3rd May

Harmony Week

The school enjoyed many wonderful activities to celebrate Harmony Week. Children participated in the House Mates program, engaging in fun activities relating to Japanese craft and culture. On Harmony Day all year levels participated in the Stomp Dance Company incursion culminating in a performance at the end of the day, with many parents taking the opportunity to attend and join in the fun. Of course, all this was topped off with our Harmony Day special canteen lunch.

Thankyou to Mandy Langman, Ako Sensei and Allison Crozier for coordinating the above mentioned activities and to all staff, students and parents for contributing to their success and sense of community spirit.

Annual Report To The School Community

The Annual General Meeting of School Council will take place on Wednesday 22nd May at 7pm. During this meeting, The Annual Report to the School Community will be presented. This report provides a snapshot of our school’s performance over the past twelve months. All parents / guardians are invited to attend. Please contact the office to register your interest by this date.

Inga Wilson

Principal

 

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