Community Gatherings

22nd June 2020

Term 3 2020

We hope this finds you well and taking care.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and Department of Education and Training (DET) guidance, all community programs and events have been postponed. These restrictions mean that we were unable to have visitors to the school. We hope in Term 3 that restrictions will ease. We tentatively propose the following Calendar of Events for Term 3 and will keep you abreast of the changes in regards to school onsite access.

Community Hub

We are looking forward to welcoming parents and guardians to our newly furnished community space. The red brick building near the bus zone is home to the Positive Climate for Learning Team and two community spaces. The first space is for planning sessions and also informal and social gatherings. The second is a learning space for families, parents and guardians. We are looking forward to working with the community to help us create these spaces to be warm and welcoming for all who visit.

Calendar of Events

Based on parent/guardian feedback from the School Review and suggestions made at various forums, we have an exciting series of gatherings planned for this term. We encourage parents, guardians and families to actively support student engagement and learning. Opportunities to do so will depend on the needs of the school and the interests and skills of the school community.

Week 3 – Open Morning Teas

Members of the Positive Climate for Learning Team hope that restrictions have eased so that we can welcome you to a series of morning teas over this week. We will be sharing ideas about possibilities for participation in our school community. We will also be asking you to identify skills and interests you may be able to offer and what you would like to learn more about. Invitations will be sent out when we have confirmation from DET that we can go ahead. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • 27th July – Whole School community
  • 28th July – Vietnamese community
  • 29th July – Burmese community
  • 30th July – African community

From these morning teas and based on feedback already received we plan to host the following activities:

Week 5, Tuesday 11th August – Uniform and Swap Shop

Week 6, Tuesday 18th August – Resource making and Sewing

Week 7, Tuesday 25th August – Gardening

Week 8, Tuesday 1st September – Professional Learning

Week 9, Thursday 10th September – EXPO for post school options

There may be other activities offered as a result of the Open Morning Tea series.

Week 10 – Open Morning Teas

We will repeat the Morning Tea series from Term 3 to review the activities and to plan for Term 4, looking toward creating committees to co-lead and plan activities and forums


Nicole Edwardes    Jo Kelly

Principal                       Positive Climate for Learning Leader