CARRA NEWS 22 JUNE 2022
Term 2 has been hectic, challenging and rewarding. As we move to the end of the first Semester of learning at our school, I am very proud of the work that the students, staff and parents have accomplished as part of the Carra Community. Our fortnightly newsletter put together by Scott, our Business Manager, attests to the many events, learning and backgrounds of the special things that we do at Carraragarmungee. Our world in pictures!
One of my passions for our little school, from the very start in 2014, when I was appointed as Principal, was for our small rural school, our students and staff to not miss out on the things many larger metropolitan schools take for granted. Hence the outreach programs in which we have been involved; Australian Ballet, Arena Theatre, Drama Victoria, the Smile Squad, Glasses for Kids, uniform support, Active Schools and Sporting Schools Grants, Playground grants, don’t just happen automatically. Someone has to put in the time and effort to organise this. I’m grateful of the team that we have at Carra that supports this.
If the staff have been looking a bit ragged of late, it’s Report Writing time! The gathering of evidence, the analysis of the data, the observation notes that we take throughout the year along with whole staff discussion to moderate where your child sits on the Victorian Curriculum continuum of learning is ongoing. To write the copy of each child’s individual report averages 5 to 6 hours, conservatively. Please forgive us for any errors we make along the way.
Semester 1 Reports are going home on Friday. Please read comments regarding what teachers have observed and congratulate your children about what they have achieved and what they need to do better in the future. Three way, Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews will be scheduled for Week 2 of Term 3.
As Term 2 draws to a close, we say farewell to our School Chaplain, Christian, who is leaving us to spend more time with his family. Whilst Christian’s time here was brief, he will be incredibly missed by us all. Christian has built strong positive relationships with all our students and supported them when times were tough for them. He is a great listener, not a teacher or a parent, caring and supportive. He has efficiently run our Carra Caterpillars Playground, Leadership for Year 5 & 6, sports sessions and martial arts after school, just some of the many wonderful things in which he has been involved. We have been lucky to engage a new Chaplain for the last six months of the program. Her name is Eve Davies and she will be here -early in Term 2. Her days are yet to be confirmed.
We are looking forward to Term 3 and to consolidating the learning of all. Our big excursion to Melbourne will be a highlight as well as our ongoing CarraEverton Program and the refurbishment of our gymnastic sensory room (please watch out for calls to help).
Have a great holiday everyone to rest and recharge and we’ll see you back here on Monday 11 July ready to jump straight into our day at Everton.
Happy Holidays Marie
Fri 24th – Last day Term 2 – finish 2.20pm
Mon 11th – First day Term 3 -Carra @ Everton
Thur 14th – WPAC – Edward The Emu performance
Thur 11th – Scienceworks excursion