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Leadership Message – Issue Two

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Welcome Back Family Night

Thank you to all the families who attended the Welcome Back Night last Friday night. We originally had planned a movie night (10 metre screen) for the children, however the decision was made not to proceed, due to the COVID restrictions placed a couple of weeks prior. We decided not to take a chance of not being able to proceed with the event and paying for the cost of the hire. In 2022, we will be coordinating a movie night and food vans for the families to purchase their dinner.

Curiosity Lab Furniture

Thanks to the P&F for fundraising and providing the funds for the Curiosity Lab furniture. The furniture has been ordered and should arrive later this term.

Year 6 Furniture

New furniture, for both Year 6 classrooms, has also been ordered and the items are being delivered later this term. We have now coordinated a schedule for all furniture to be replaced, in all classrooms, over the next few years. Commencing with the Year 6 furniture in 2021, the Year 5 furniture will be replaced in in 2022, Year 4 in 2023, and so on. Once we have gone through the cycle, we will start the process again. Thank you to the OLA School Advisory Council for supporting the purchase of the new furniture and allocating the funds.

SEQTA and Signing In/Out

Over the last few weeks, and last year, we have noticed students arriving to school late (after the 8.40am bell). A reminder, to all parents, we would like the students present by 8.40am, ready to learn and to avoid interruptions to the class. This is also an inconvenience to classroom teachers who then need to log back into the attendance register and sign the students in. Effective immediately, any child who arrives late needs to sign in at the front office before proceeding to class. Students in Pre-Primary to Year 3 will need to be signed in by their parents. A member of the Leadership Team will be present, outside the Administration Building, to remind parents and students to sign in after 8.40am.

Data Collections 2021

Parents are requested to complete two data information forms. One online and the other a hard copy to be returned to school. Please refer to each of the documents for further information regarding the collections.

Student Data Collection

Please click on link to complete the form. The link is:

Parent Contact Details

Last week, all eldest students in the family would have received a hard copy of the Parent Contact Information Details document. This information is required to ensure the school has the current parent/guardian contact information in our database. Information provided will remain strictly confidential. If you haven’t completed the form, please download the attached document, complete it and submit it to the classroom teacher (or the office). If at any time your details change throughout the year, please advise the school office.

Parent Contact Details 2021 Form

Student Address Data

This information is submitted by the school to the Australian Government Department of Education. No action is required by parents/guardians. Please refer to the attached Collection Notice Advice.

Collection notice for parents

OLA SMS System

A reminder that our whole school SMS system does not accept replies. Please direct any queries about SMS notifications to your child’s class teacher or Admin, please do not reply to the SMS. Thank you for your support with this matter.

Swimming Carnival Flyers

Please read the attached Junior and Senior notes, complete the permission sections at the bottom of the flyers and return it to your children’s classroom teachers.

Junior Swim Carnival letter 2021
Senior Swim Carnival letter 2021

Public Holiday and Pupil Free Day

A reminder next Monday 1 March is a public holiday and Tuesday 2 March is a pupil free day for all students. The OSHC will be open on Tuesday 2 March for those of you who require long day care (see attached flyer). All students return to school on Wednesday 3 March.

Vacation Care Program – Tuesday 2 March

Change to Curriculum Adjustment Plans (CAPs) and Individual Education Plans (IEPs)

CEWA have revised the way that adjustments for students are documented. All students who are having adjustments made for them in class, will be on an Individual Education Plan (IEP), the term Curriculum Adjustment Plan (CAP) will no longer be used. This does not mean that the level of adjustment for your child has changed, it is just a change to the terminology used to refer to the adjustments so that it is consistent. Your child’s class teacher will be in contact with you to go through your child’s IEP in the coming weeks. If you have any queries in regards to the change of terminology, please contact Assistant Principal, Rebecca Smith, directly.

Thank you.

Greg Martin, Michael Morris and Rebecca Smith

The OLA Leadership Team

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