Principal's Update - 12

Enriching our students lives through learning

Connolly Primary School Principal

From our Principal

Dear Parents

As we approach the end of the year I would like to thank you all for your amazing support. This has not been an easy year but with your support we are almost there.

Staffing and class structures 2023:

As I said in my last update this is an extremely busy and stressful time of year with regards to staffing.  I am still finalising some places so cannot confirm who will be in specific class rooms. However, at this stage, the class structure will be as follows:

2*K

3*PP

2*Y1

2*Y2

1*Y2/3

1*Y3

1*Y3/4

1*Y4

1*Y4/5

1*Y5

1*Y5/6

1*Y6

I can confirm that Mrs Newton is retiring, Mrs Paskett is on a year’s leave through the deferred salaries scheme, Mrs Hughes is staying at Beaumaris PS for 2023, Mrs Adams and Mrs Hunter-Smith are leaving, Mrs Smith is staying at Marri Grove PS for Semester 1 and Mrs Taylor and Mrs Loffelmann will be sharing a class. I am not sure what Mrs Fitzgerald’s plans are at this stage.

Mrs Kate Hopkins, Mrs Larissa Fraser, Mrs Sarah Reagon and Ms Emma Nelson will be joining the staff.

Assembly:

Last Friday we were treated to a fantastic assembly by our Pre-primary students. The children spoke beautifully and were on stage for more than an hour. Their behaviour was outstanding. It was a fitting final class assembly for Mrs Newton and the students did her proud. Well done Mrs Newton, Mrs Reagon, Mrs Bartley, Mrs Culff and Mrs Davies.

Book Awards:

Our book award assembly will be this Friday in the undercover area at 8.45 am.

Graduation:

The Year Six Graduation Ceremony will take place at 8.45am on Tuesday 13th December.

Carols by Candlelight:

This will take place on the school oval from 5.30pm. Please bring along a picnic. Further details will be sent out later this week.

Reports:

Semester 2 formal reports will be sent by email next week.

P&C Survey:

The P&C recently sent out a survey asking parent opinion on a variety of matters including uniform and how we organise special events. Your views are really important and will shape the way forward.

2023:

If your child is not returning in 2023 can you please let the office know if you haven’t already done so?

Kind Regards

David