This week's news
We have had a wonderful time meeting our 2021 cohort of Prep students. It was a wonderful relief to be able to get the students to come on site, as we know how important it is to be familiar with the environment to enable the smooth transition to the first few days next year.
I would like to thank the teachers and our current Prep students who have been so excited to spend time doing other activities while the transitions take place.
Student Forum Feedback
This week I have been conducting student forums to gain insight and feedback on the student’s perceptions of what the school is doing well and where they think we can improve.
I was delighted to hear the students had recognised the extra effort the school has made to deliver a more robust Science and Humanities curriculum. History and Science seem to be very well received and they have also enjoyed novel studies and debating.
There was also feedback on being more symbolic with our values and using a colour code and perhaps using indigenous plants linked to indigenous gardens and studies to represent the BWPS values. An example being a eucalypt to represent resilience, as it has evolved to survive harsh environments, brightly coloured wattles for positivity.
I loved this idea and many more the students came up with. This maybe something we adopt as we move closer towards implementing the first part of our master plan which is opening up the front entrance.
I really value the student forums and always walk away, so proud of our students’ commitment to make BWPS a better place.
Have a great week.
Smith Family Toy & Book Appeal 2020
Last year the BWPS community collected 130 toys and 44 books for the annual Smith Family Toy & Book Appeal. Due to COVID-19, this year we are unable to arrange a school drop off point for such gifts. However this does not mean that disadvantaged kids should not receive a Christmas present.
This year, Akheela Megna from 3Y is seeking a cash donation instead. Please give generously here, https:/bit.ly/akheelasmithfamily
Now that school has returned, the roads are very busy with children and cars. Please do the right thing when it comes to dropping off and picking up your children from school.
It is extremely important that you do not use the staff carpark at any time to make U turns, drop off children or collect children. Please also be mindful of our neighbours and do not park across their driveways.