Well, there was certainly a buzz in the air when we welcomed students back to school last Wednesday. All classes have well and truly settled in and we enjoyed a great start to the year.
I would like to welcome some new faces to the great team at Kyilla. Mr Raj Flint is our new Year 2 teacher. Miss Jessica Grigg is teaching Japanese in Year 2 and 3 every Monday. We are able to offer Japanese to our Year 2 classes for this year only. Miss Mariella Federico is working as an Education Assistant in our Year 2 classes. Many families will know Mariella from Mulberry Tree.
The first stage to our playground is near completion and we are just waiting to hear back as to when the next stage will begin. We have a dinosaur pit and a car/truck play area near the basketball court. It is also a lovely shady spot to sit. There is a mud kitchen in the undercover playground and we will be making a decision about how to best get water to the area. At this point discussions have centred around a rain water tank.
If parents have any old pots, pans, cake tins, muffin or oven trays that they would like to donate to the mud kitchen, please drop off in the front office. We are also looking for any good quality, large toy trucks and cars that are no longer needed.
Last week, Ms Livesey and I spoke with the Year 1 to 6 students about the notion of ‘personal best’. In planning for the next 3 years, the School Board and staff are keen to ensure that we have high expectations of our students and that we all (staff, students and parents) try our hardest at whatever we are trying to achieve. Trying for our personal best means that we put a strong effort into whatever we do and challenge ourselves. Rather than competing with others, the notion of personal best means that we all strive for personal excellence. This will be a theme that we will be talking a lot about now and in the future.
School Development Days
The School Board approved a change to the school development days for 2018. This is in order to save the school a significant amount of money in paying relief for teachers and will lead to less disruption for students. Instead of having student free days at the beginning of each term, school will start back on Monday of each term.
Please note that there will be student free days on Friday 1st June, Friday 3rd August and Friday 26th October. For parents who will require child care on those days please call Mulberry Tree Child Care on 9328 9797, as they will have child care available on those days for Kyilla students.
Before and After School Care
Please remember that Kyilla offers before and after school care through Mulberry Tree. Enrolment packs are available in the office.
Parent class representatives
If you are interested in being a class representative (rep) for your child’s class please contact the front office. Class reps pass information on to parents, usually via email and sometimes organise class social events.
Just a reminder that school voluntary contributions and charges are now due. Student record forms are being sent home over the next couple of days. Please return all completed forms to the office as soon as possible.