Message from Sally
Welcome to term 4
Cloud Classrooms (image above)
On the great Grand Final public holiday our newest relocatable was effectively ‘handed over’ to the school. Known as the ‘Clouds’, these buildings are replicas of the Comm. with the wonderful addition of downstairs sinks and adjoining decks.
Our Year 4s were moved in on Tuesday 4th October and we would like to congratulate the staff and students for a seamless transition. Thankyou also to the students for their understanding of the ‘tricky aspects’ of moving. The staff are thrilled with their new spaces and our DET representative John Stone has asked for us to host a network meeting to share with our neighbouring schools our method of teaching and learning, and use of these spaces. Kensington Primary School is soon to receive a double like ours and Carlton Gardens will see their two story removed and replaced by a thee story relocatable.
Smoking Ceremony on Friday 14th October
To welcome our community into the new Clouds we will have a smoking ceremony performed by a member of the Wurundjeri Tribe. The Whole School assembly will gather at the Clouds at 3pm.
We have recently begun the transfer of our management system to Compass. Those families with students at secondary schools may be familiar with this system. The first aspect we have started trialing is staff internal communication and all student attendance is now being completed using the Compass system. The most exciting aspect of this is the Compass Kiosk, fondly known as Kenny. The Kiosk facility is used by families for late arrivals and early departures. It is located near Sandra in the office (who is currently on leave.) Kenny is family-friendly and asks you to swipe and tap to record that your child is arriving after school has begun or to document early departures. The information is transferred from the kiosk to our data management system. This is to ensure we have accurate information regarding student attendance.
Attendance Time Reminder
All students are expected to be in the school grounds when the music starts to play, which is at 8.55; the bell sounds at 9.00am. If you arrive after this time you need to come to the office to sign in. Kenny will take your photo; mostly the top of your head until we get him adjusted to look down on the shorter parents. He then delivers you a receipt for the teacher; this process must be completed by parents. It is the responsibility of the parent/carer to sign the child in; you don’t have to take them to class to present the note. The process is for safety and to support staff and students with access to learning time. If you arrive late your child misses the introduction to the day and then interrupts the rest of the class when they are admitted after the class has started.
Are You Leaving NMPS?
If your child is not returning to NMPS in2017, please complete the following exit form. This does not apply our current year 6 students.
Once complete please send to the school office on this email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally Karlovic, Principal