Principal’s Update June 23rd

Dear Parents and Carers

Covid-19 Phase 5. You will be aware that the government has decided to move to Phase 5 restrictions as from today. This will mean that there are no restrictions on the number of parents who can attend school assemblies or school events. Physical distancing of 1.5 metres between adults should be maintained, where possible. Parents are also reminded to stay at home if you are unwell.

Staffing. Mrs Jen Worth is taking leave for 6 months and Mrs Annie Willis will replace her in A12.

Mrs Gemma Brown will continue on leave for third term and Miss Thomas will continue full-time in Area 6.

After 45 years in education, I have decided to accept a position at Edith Cowan University for the next 12 months. I have the option to return to Woodvale PS after that time. Ms Lisa Wade, from Mosman Park PS, has been appointed Acting Principal for the next six months. I am very proud of the work we have done over the last eight years. I believe we have a great school, a wonderful staff and parent community. I wish everyone all the best for the next year.

Spelling Bee. Congratulations to all the students who competed in the Spelling Bee yesterday. I was very impressed with the level of their spelling and how they managed with the nerves. Congratulations to the winners:

Claire Pheasant – Year 4

Thomas Yang – Year 5

Kieran Smith – Year 6

Our top students will now compete in the Network Spelling Bee which is to be held early next term.

Cake Stall. I’m sure the cake stall will be very popular with the students tomorrow. Please see the post on Connect for more information. Thank you to the P&C for holding this event.

School Development Day. Just a reminder to parents that Monday 19th July is a School Development Day and students do not start until Tuesday 20th.

Cross Country. The cross country events will be held next Wednesday 30th June from 1.00 on the school oval. Parents are welcome to attend and cheer the students on. Students from Pre Primary to Year 6 will be participating.

Regards

Neil McCallum