What a week it has been – from wind, to amazing news about funding, to Prep 2021 transition!
AMAZING NEWS ABOUT FUNDING! On Tuesday, we received a phone call that Darren Cheeseman, MP wanted to come and visit the school to deliver some good news. I rang Angela Sormaz, our School Council President, and the two of us waited and wondered as to what the news possibly could be. We did not expect the answer to be $7.64 MILLION to begin to rebuild our school. It was AMAZING news and our work has just begun. This will not be a quick process. There is a lot to be done, but we will continue to keep you informed of news as we progress through the processes.
TUTORING LEARNING PROGRAM 2021 – Many of you may have heard about the Tutor Learning Program being introduced by the Department of Education in 2021 to all schools. The Tutor Learning Program has been designed to support students whose learning has been disrupted as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To ensure schools can participate effectively in the program, all schools will receive a base level allocation of funding with additional loadings based on student enrolments and disadvantage. The tutoring will take place within classrooms with small groups of students and the staff and I are currently identifying eligible students for this initiative. We will be able to use these funds strategically to support those students identified as having their learning disrupted due to COVID and who require additional support in 2021.
END OF YEAR REPORTING – Over the past month students have been taken through a variety of assessments and teachers are now working on end of year reports. These will become available on Sentral on the evening of Wednesday 16th December. In the lead up to reports we will be provide additional information to support the understanding of this years reporting process.
END OF YEAR CELEBRATIONS – We have managed to organise end of year celebrations for our Middle and Senior students. Our Middles will be going to Super World on Thursday 17th December and our Seniors will be going to Adventure Park on Thursday 3rd December. More information will be sent to these Learning Communities soon. After the announcement on Sunday from Daniel Andrews we will confirm plans for the Prep and Junior students.
GRADUATION – Our Year 6 Graduation will be held on Wednesday 16th December at 5.30pm at school. More information will be sent to our Year 6 families.
Keira A from Senior DP wrote this poem in class about Graduation and we wanted to share it.
TRANSITION OF STUDENTS 2021 – We have been working extremely hard with our teachers to plan a transition program that will ensure our students feel comfortable moving into 2021. We will be holding the following transition sessions for our students at school.
- Friday 27th November – students will have lunch in their learning community space and with the group of teachers that will be in their area (except those teachers from other schools who will not begin until 2021).
- Friday 4th December – students will spend 11.30am – 1.30pm in their new learning community with the group of teachers that will be in their area (except those teachers from other schools who will not begin until 2021).
- Friday 11th December – students will spend 9am – 11am in their new class groups and be introduced to their 2021 teacher. All 2021 teachers will be in attendance on this day.
BELLAIRE STAFF 2021