Dear parents and carers
A reminder about our upcoming Open Hour this week
So that Parents and Carers have a chance to be on site and to meet your child’s teacher, we have planned an Open Hour for this week. COVID restrictions will be observed, hence different levels in different buildings will have Open Hour on different days. (Parents and children are most welcome).
For Years 1, 3 & 5,
Open Hour will be on
Wednesday 3 March from 4:00-5:00
For Years F, 2, 4 & 6,
Open Hour will be on
Thursday 4 March from 4:00-5:00
To follow the COVID protocols we ask that:
- People enter via the top gate (near the ramp) only
- And exit via the gate near the admin building only
- Adults sign in via the QR Code
- Adults wear masks while indoors or where social distancing cannot be observed
- Children do not play on the playground
The purpose of the Open Hour is to:
- Have a chance to meet your child’s teacher
- See the school and the Learning Spaces
- Have your child show you his / her work
- See how learning happens at different levels of the school
This week our focus is KINDNESS & ACCEPTANCE
Kindness inspires positivity, opens minds, causes a chain reaction of goodness, and has the power to transform relationships. It has been wonderful to witness the acts of kindness that the St Clare’s students and staff have displayed over the past week. Our ROCKS cards display is filling up quickly! Your child may have brought home a ROCKS card that they have been given, we encourage you to talk with your child about why they received a ROCKS card. Each year level has been creating a display to promote and encourage kindness in our words and actions. We invite you to look for these and discuss with you child/children when visiting during our Open Hour.
Our focus scripture this week is:
Suggested questions for family discussion:
- What well known stories are part of my culture's history?
- What was different for Jesus growing up in the culture of his time?
Our weekly kindness quote is:
Our weekly kindness home challenge is:
We are beginning to process enrolments for 2022. If you have a child to enrol please collect a enrolment form from the office or it can be accessed on our website.
PAM - Parent Access Module
We are excited to introduce a new Parent information portal called "PAM"
Through this portal parents will be able to submit student absences, access school documents such as the parent handbook, current fee infromation and update student medical information. We will also be using this portal for parents to grant permission for excursions and camps.
School reports will also be accessed via the portal instead of nForma as used in previous years.
All families should have received an email this week with information on how to set up your PAM account.
Families can report students absences through the PAM portal - this will replace the Skoolbag Ap.
REPORTING STUDENT ABSENCE
Every day counts at school – so please ensure your child attends each day provided they are well.
In the event of your child being absent, the school MUST be informed by 9:00am. This can be via email firstname.lastname@example.org through the PAM portal or on the phone 5940 6777. In the case of an unexplained absence, you will be contacted via SMS and then telephone.
Please note that we are required by law to report unexplained or unreasonable absences to the relevant Government Authorities.
SCHOOL FEES - School fee statements have been emailed to families. If you would like to set up a direct debit please contact the office for a form.
If your situation has changed meaning you now have a pension or health care card please let us know at the office or email email@example.com This can make a substantial difference to you school fees.
Families who have concerns about their financial situation are asked to contact the school via email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can explore confidential financial support arrangements.
VISITORS TO SCHOOL - For the safety of all, visitors to the school are being kept to a minimum and entrance to the office is only when essential. Please contact the office on 5940 6777 if you have any queries or require assistance.
EARLY PICK FROM SCHOOL - Should you need to collect your child early we ask that parents ring the school once they have arrived at school to collect the child. We will then arrange to bring the child out to you in the "L-Z kiss and drop zone". We remind you that parents are not to leave their car or enter the office area unless absolutely necessary.
|Wednesday 3 March||
Years 1, 3 and 5 Open Night
|Thursday 4 March||
Foundation, Years 2, 4 and 6 Open Night
|Monday 8 March||
Labour Day Public Holiday - NO SCHOOL
Wednesday 17 March
|St Patrick's Day|
Thursday 18 March
Wednesday 31 March
|Last Day of Term 1|
Thursday 1 April
Monday 19 April
|First Day of Term 2|
Issue 2 will come home with students this week.
All orders are to be placed via LOOP - please do not send cash to school.
Orders close 19 March 2021 so that we receive delivery prior to the end of term.