- Diary Dates
- From the Principal - Greg Parker
- Reception Enrolments in 2022
- Three Way Conversations 3rd-7th August
- Student Attendance
- Children Arriving Late to School
- Athlete's Foot School Rewards Programme
- Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College - Enfield
- Christian Brother's College - Adelaide
- Gleeson College Open Day
Friday, 11th September is a Student Free Day - OSHC will be available for those families needing care.
Three Way Conversations (formerly Parent/Teacher Interviews) will be held in Week 3 of Term 3.
Welcome back! A very special welcome to our new Reception students who commenced on Tuesday and have brought such joy and excitement to the community. We welcome - Yuri, Stella, Chloe, Ariella, Arshika, Gurasees, Eden, Chiyui, Owen, Sebastian, Isaiah, Kevin, Oliver, Jonathan, Sebastian, Aryan, Bryce and Hunter to Class RC, Levi to Class 6M and Tamanna to 3T.
Please take your time to have a look at the opportunities for creative play in a natural environment. As I have mentioned to the children, the space is still very much ‘bedding down’ so we are restricting numbers to one class at a time. As much of it has been designed for Senior Play and until the Junior Nature Play is available, classes from Reception to Year 2 are invited to use the space in school time, supervised by their teacher. Years 3-6 will have lunch time access for now.
I’m sure you share with us the concern about a second wave and whilst we are very fortunate so far in South Australia, our fear is that any complacency will lead to an outbreak that we can ill afford. So we are maintaining restrictions here and implementing extra procedures. Below is information that will be placed at our entrances. I have arranged an extra sanitise of the whole school this weekend and we will ensure handwashing practices continue.
Please do not enter the school grounds if you have:
Returned from NSW, ACT or VIC within the past 14 days and are required to quarantine.
Been in close contact with a person who has returned from NSW, ACT or VIC within the past 14 days.
Been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
Are currently unwell and experiencing any of the following symptoms:
Shortness of Breath
Thank you for helping us to protect the health and safety of our school community.
Three Way Conversations
These have been arranged for Week 3. If you have not booked a session, please do so as this will be our first time to provide these as the Term 1 conversations were suspended due to COVID restrictions. If you are unwell or unable to attend, please book a time and let your teacher know and we can organise a phone conference. As mentioned, the 3 way conversations will allow your child’s teacher to present your child’s progress against the Australian median for that year level as well as set goals for achievement by years end. This has partly been driven by the cancelation of NAPLAN 2020 and parents being unable to see standardised data regarding their child’s progress.
We are currently transforming the old Inclusive Education Room into a full sized classroom (next to Reception TS which is the old Music room). This will allow our Reception M/S class to have their own room much sooner than if waited for completion of new building. At this stage we are on track for a mid August completion of our new building enabling us to move the Years 1, 2 and 5B/T classes in. This will be followed by demolishing the transportable classrooms ready for the next building project, commencing in September. Throughout the project, I am pleased to say that we are operating within the budget which has allowed us to continue with Stage 1D.
Looking forward to the term ahead, let’s stay positive, hopeful and safe!
Enrolment Interviews for 2022 Reception Students will be held this term and families who have already sumitted an Application Form will be contacted regarding the process next week.
If you have a child born between 1st November 2016 and 31st October 2017 and you would like them to attend Reception at St Pius X School in 2022 please contact Susan Trimboli on 8261 4466 as soon as possible.
You are invited to attend a Three-Way Learning Conversation (parent, child and teacher), which is an opportunity for you to discuss your child’s learning with their teacher(s). You are also invited to meet with one of our Specialist Teachers – Anna Worden (Literacy and Inclusive Education), Angelo Zamparelli (Physical Education), Basia Jedrzejczak (Music), Connie Sepe (Italian) and Tina Phillips (English as an Additional Language).
The ‘School Interviews’ online programme is used to coordinate the bookings for these Conversations. Please see below for ‘how to’ instructions. If you have any issues with the booking format or do not have access to the internet please speak to Susan Trimboli in the school office. Bookings close on Monday, 27th July at 4:00pm.
Go to www.schoolinterviews.com.au and follow these simple instructions.
- Enter the code (nbtz8)
- and press "Go".
- Enter your details
- Select the teachers you wish to see
- Select the appointment times that suit your family best
When you click FINISH, your interview timetable will be emailed to you automatically. If you do not receive your email immediately – check your junk mail folder and make sure you have spelled your email address correctly. You can return to www.schoolinterviews.com.au at any time and change your appointment(s) - until bookings close on Monday 27th July at 4:00pm.
Students are required to attend school unless they are:
- Feeling unwell
- Have a chronic medical condition or compromised immune system and are not able to attend school on advice from their medical practitioner
- Live in a household with others that are deemed vulnerable to COVID-19 and are not able to attend school on advice of their medical practitioner
- Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been required to self-isolate by SA Health
If your child will be not attending school please advise the School Office via the link on your Schoolzine App or call 8266 9495 before 8:30am and leave a voice message.
If you wish to also advise your child's teacher via SeeSaw regarding an absence it is important that you have advised the School Office via the methods above.
A reminder that the first bell rings at 8:42am each morning. Please ensure your child is at school by this time. Gates are locked soon after this bell. Students arriving after the gates are locked must enter the school via the Windsor Grove main entrance and have their late arrival recorded.