Principal Update No 8

Dear Parents/Caregivers

Room 4 Assembly

Congratulations to Room 4 for their confident dramatization of the book “Where is the Green Sheep” by Mem Fox. They have been focusing on learning the new sounds that make up words in the book and learning what the new words mean. Learning vocabulary is our whole school focus and will assist our students to comprehend what they are reading. It is fantastic to see our young students showing willingness to speak clearly into the microphone.

News Article Sunday Times

If you haven’t already seen the article in the Sunday times, you need to get a copy and read the three page article that highlights how
we are leading the way in

teaching reading. A journalist from the West Australian watched Ms Sarah Bihary teach reading to her cross-set reading group. This article is a fantastic celebration of the hard work and commitment of the teachers to ensure that they are teaching your children using the latest evidence based approaches.

Cyber Safety

Whilst the internet can be a wonderful resource for your child to research information for their homework, communicate with other children and play interactive games, access comes with many risks of inappropriate content, cyberbullying and online predators. Parenting in the digital age can be very complex. As parents, you need to be aware of what your child sees and hears on the internet, who they meet and what they share about themselves. It is important that you keep an eye on your child’s online activities, monitor the games they are playing and who they are talking to. It is important to spend time together to teach your child appropriate online behaviour and encourage your child to use their device in a common area where you can watch and see what they are doing.

Sarah Morrison our Board Chair has investigated a parent workshop on Cyber Safety Education that will help you manage the complexities of raising a child in the digital age. If you would be interested in attending a workshop, please let Lisa know in the front office. If we have enough interest, we will go ahead and book the workshop.


Mrs Heather Rao will be taking her well deserved Long Service Leave in Semester 2. Miss Lauren Heiden will be replacing Mrs Rao for the remainder of the year. I hope that Mrs Rao enjoys spending time with her family. Ms Nicole Moustakas will be taking Room 5 each Friday while Mrs Davidson is taking her LSL. Miss Shani Mercer is getting married over the holidays, we wish her the best for her special day.

Natasha Doyle (Principal)