The hot weather has certainly tested us this week! We have filtered and refrigerated water stations around the school and encourage our students to refill their water bottles during break times in order to keep hydrated. When temperatures are in the extreme we will enact the hot weather policy which opens up classrooms and extra spaces to keep cool.
It is great to see the friendly rivalry of the Neighbourhood Cup ramping up again this year. There is a range of factors that make up the scoring system and often it is the quiet achievers who make the difference over the year. We have academic, sporting and social elements. The ‘Murray Bridge Highs’ are points awarded to students who are good citizens, demonstrating kindness and respect to others as well as attributes such as perseverance and initiative. Last week the Year 11 Peer support class ran the year 7/8 Neighbourhood Games which was lots of fun and created opportunities for our newest students to connect and build relationships with older peers.
Next Tuesday 28th Feb is the Annual General Meeting of the Governing Council. It will be held in the library at 6 pm. I encourage anyone who has an interest in the strategic planning of the school to join us. Governing Council consults on a range of Education Department and local level initiatives, reviews, monitors and approves the financial resources of the school and reports to the Minister on the school’s performance in implementing our improvement priorities. Our Governing Council has oversight of the school canteen and staff employed. I appreciate and value your input!
Thank you to the families who joined us for meet the teacher night, we enjoy getting to know families in a more informal environment. We had many parents who took the opportunity to find out how to access daymap and google classroom and make connections with individual teachers. We are more than happy to give one-on-one support for anyone having difficulties connecting or navigating our communication platforms, just ring and ask!
I am looking forward to seeing many parents next Tuesday Night, please join us!