From the Principal
Welcome back to term 2 at Hurstbridge Primary School. I am excited to be your school principal for the next two terms. As mentioned in my letter last week, my door is always open, feel free to call in and say hello. I welcome your opinions and feedback about our school.
Fete and Fun Run
What a great day Sunday was! Thank you to everyone who brought their families along to our fete and fun run. We had 319 people cross the finish line in the fun run, and lots more people attending our fete. An event like this would not have been possible without the hard work of many dedicated people.
I would like to thank the Fun Run Committee; Martin Ward, Rebecca Mason, Carrie Spriggs and Suzanne Scott for all their hard work leading up to and on Sunday. Also to the Parents’ Group for their swift work organising a fete on short notice after we had to postpone last term! A big thank you to all the staff and parents who helped out on the day as well.
Over the holidays we started our foot paths near the front of the school, these paths were finished last weekend. I am sure you will agree they look great and will make it much easier to walk from the loop before and after school. The money Parents’ Group raised last year along with this year’s fete money has been used to pay for this work. We will be having a working bee soon, part of this will involve spreading soil and trying to grow some grass around the area.
Tomorrow morning some of our senior students are I are running an ANZAC service here at school, beginning at 9am in the multi purpose room. We welcome anyone to come along and join us. Next Monday – ANZAC Day, is a public holiday. I hope you all enjoy a long weekend and we will see you back at school on Tuesday.
100 Year Celebrations
Did you know that this year our school turns 100 years old! We need to organise a party! Next Friday, 29th of April we are having a meeting for anyone who is interested in helping us organise our centenary celebrations. If you are interested, please join me for a coffee after school drop off in the Library.
Prep School Uniform Support
Recently the Victorian Government has offered support for students start-ing Prep by providing them with a winter uniform allowance. If you have a child in prep and receive the Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF) you will qualify.
If you are not sure if you qualify under this fund please check the following web site – www.education.vic.gov.au/csef If you do qualify please contact me to arrange your uniform.
On Tuesday night our new school council met for the first time. I would like to congratulate Ivan Carter on becoming President and Penni Russon for her position as Vice President. I am looking forward to working with council this year.
Our school council is responsible for making many decisions as to the run-ning and operations of our school, its great to have parental input and ad-vice. If you are interested in being a council member, or a sub committee member, please speak to myself or Ivan as we do have some positions available and would be happy to talk to you about what is involved. On Tuesday night we presented our 2015 Annual Report to the School Community to council, a copy of this is available on the school website if you would like to have a look.
Chris Tatnall – Acting Principal
At Hurstbridge Primary School the AusVELS Learning Standards form our main core curriculum. During 2016 Hurstbridge Primary will be transitioning across to the Victorian Curriculum which will be fully implemented for the 2017 school year. This curriculum covers the years Foundation (formerly Prep) to Year 10.
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Hurstbridge Primary School was first established in 1916 and since then has occupied four different sites. It moved to its current location in 1982 where it was completely destroyed by fire in 2003 only to be re-built and opened again in 2005. The state of the art building, designed to blend in with the natural environment, continues to provide…
Teaching and Learning at Hurstbridge Primary School
Hurstbridge Primary School strives to provide an environment that develops the whole child where they attain the skills to become fully contributing members of society. We encourage our students to become life-long learners who value themselves, others, knowledge, curiosity and their environment and indeed strive to “Imagine, Believe, Achieve”. Our core values of Respect, Cooperation, Integrity, Trust, Honesty and Tolerance are promoted through our dedicated staff and willing students.