archery, hut building and more.
Many thanks to Ms Taylor, Miss O’Meara, Mr Payton, Mr Penny & Miss Overend for their work in preparation for the camp and for ensuring a wonderful camping experience for the children. I also extend my sincerest thanks to our parent helpers who attended the camp, Tara DeBono, Kelly Stebbings, Ben Stanford and Mason Pope. Your hands on involvement and assistance is greatly appreciated. Without the support of our parents, these opportunities would not be possible.
Thank you to our many volunteers and parent helpers who support the school in so many ways. School Councillors, FOSW, Student Banking, Canteen Helpers and our Kids Hope mentors are just some of the ways in which our school is supported throughout the year. Without the assistance of these parents, guardians and volunteers many programs and activities would not come to fruition. These partnerships are greatly valued and appreciated.
Over the past few weeks we welcomed our new 2020 Preps to our school through their orientation program. With a mix of new and existing families, it was lovely to watch new friendships begin to form. We look forward to a smooth transition for our new Sunbury West students next year.
At the end of the year, we say goodbye to the following staff members.
Mrs. Lardner will be retiring after a career that has spanned more than forty years, 28 of which have been spent at Sunbury West. We thank Mrs. Lardner for her contributions to state education and our school. She has made a significant impact on the lives of many and has made valuable contributions to our school. We know that Mrs. Lardner takes with her many fond memories of her life and time in the teaching profession and of the many families she has worked with. We appreciate her work over the years and wish her all the very best as she embarks on this new stage of her life.
We also say goodbye to Ms Lauria who has been working in the 1 /2 team during second semester. Ms Lauria filled the vacancy when Ms Moore transferred to another school mid year. It is always difficult to step into a role half way through the year and we thank Ms Lauria for her time at our school.
And we welcome…...
We welcome Miss Darcy Williams to the school next year. We look forward to her becoming a part of the Sunbury West team.
Carols On The Green
Thankyou to the small but enthusiastic group of students who will be representing our school at Carols on the Green on Saturday night. They have spent many weeks rehearsing during lunchtimes and are very excited at the prospect of participating in this community event. Thank you to Mrs Campbell, Mrs Attard, Miss Skinner, Miss Barnes & Ms Taylor for her coordination of this.
Year 6 Graduation
We wish all our Year 6 students the best as they prepare for their graduation on Tuesday 17th December. This is always a wonderful occasion, celebrating the many milestones and achievements over the past 7 years.
The school has recently undergone some asbestos removal works. Both toilets in the Woodlands building have had all interior walls and partitions removed and reinstated. The removal of asbestos was done during the weekend so as not to impact on the school community. We assure families that the Department operates under stringent guidelines regarding any works of this nature. We envisage that the reinstatement process will be completed in the next week or so.
2020 Return to School Dates
Please note that in 2020, Sunbury West will be having two Pupil Free Days at the commencement of the school year. Staff will return on the Tuesday 28th January. Students in Years 1 - 6 will commence on Thursday 30th January and our new Prep students will have their first day on Monday 3rd February.
As this is our last newsletter for the year, I extend warmest wishes to all our families during the holiday period. On behalf of the staff, I also thank the many parents who actively contribute to the many facets of school life, ensuring that our kids have the best opportunities possible. We thank parents for their ongoing support of their children and our school and we look forward to seeing everyone in the new year.