Dear Parents, Guardians and Carers,
On behalf of the staff I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, 2021 has got to be better than 2020.
Through the thick and thin of the year this school community have displayed an extraordinary resilience and so now I hope you are able to enjoy the upcoming festive celebrations with family and loved ones.
To the families who are leaving us, whether its because your last child is leaving St Andrew’s or that you are transferring to a new school, please accept our best wishes and we hope you will look back fondly on your time here.
I look forward to working with all returning families when we return to school in 2021.
- Staff return on Wednesday 27 Jan
- Foundation Students on Thursday 28 Jan
- All students on Friday 29 Jan
Thank you for your support this year
Michael Gavaghan PRINCIPAL
There will be slight changes for the 2021 timetable. Please be aware of these times to reduce class time interruptions.
Specialist classes will be for 1 hour in 2021
|8.30am||Gates Open (Teachers on duty)
Children can enter the school grounds but the play equipment and basketball courts are not open.
|8.45||Children go to classrooms|
|9.00||Learning Session One begins (9.00-9.30 Morning Circle & SEL)|
|11.10||Learning Session 2 begins|
|1.55||Learning Session 3 begins (including 15 mins Italian at 1.55)|
2021 Three Way Conversations – Parent led
It has been usual practice for the past few years for St Andrew’s to begin the year with a Relational Learning focus. For the beginning of 2021 this will continue.
We ask that families (parent/s with student) attend a short meeting to meet their child’s new teacher and to introduce their child. You will be asked to share your knowledge of your child as a learner as well as sharing valuable information about your child’s interests, commitments and other relevant matters. We see these meetings as a crucial starting point for the school/family partnership and urge each family to book a time.
Our preference at this time is to hold these meetings face to face, however if for convenience of work commitments or other then a video meet can be requested.
Make your bookings online using the School Interviews Portal www.schoolinterviews.com.au and enter the event code 9sv8k
Three way conversations will take place on Thursday 28 January and Tuesday 2 February 3.30 – 5.00pm & Thursday 4 February 3.30 – 5.00pm.
2021 Foundations will make their times with their teachers on the Wednesdays during February.
Camp Australia Parent Portal
I am excited to announce the launch of the new Camp Australia Parent Portal app, available on the App Store and on Google Play.
This new Parent Portal app significantly improves the way that parents make and manage their bookings with Camp Australia by offering a simplified and intuitive booking process, a booking calendar overview to see their bookings in advance, and updated features including multi-child booking and a recurring/casual toggle. Our updated billing section gives families their totals at a glance, an easy way to track their spend, and full control over their payment management. There are lots of other features such as child profile management (including medical requirements, additional authorities and more), one-touch contact to call the service directly or get in touch with our friendly customer care team and, coming in 2021, offers, loyalty rewards and a photo gallery.