In past Navigators I have advised drivers of vehicles that the roads into the school and the main driveway belong to the Department of Education and all Department policies including no smoking on school grounds applies.

This week the deputy principal Steve Mounsey from Albany Senior High School will visit to speak to the year 6 students and what the they can look forward to as they transition to high school next year and how to enrol at Albany Senior High School.

Assembly

The good ship ‘Flinders’ sailed into port at the last assembly with a fierce looking crew of pirates and a dodgy cook! The pirates from Mrs Roggio’s Room 3.3 Year 3 class began cooking a questionable stew with traditional ingredients like tomatoes and capsicum.

Congratulations to the Valli family for having their child's name drawn out at the last assembly and winning this amount in credit for incursions and excursions for the remainder of the year. To date 57% of Voluntary contributions have been paid. Two families have made generous donations to the school in addition to their Voluntary Contributions and we are very appreciative of their generosity.

At the Monday morning Junior Block meeting I observed an increase in the number of students who are wearing the correct school uniform, with over 90% of the Year 1 and 2 students in correct uniform.

Vale Alison Prince 

Sadly, Alison Prince, one of our long-serving teachers, passed away on Monday 16 May.

Alison who retired in July 2014 will be remembered as a very committed teacher who made a difference to many students, particularly those struggling to learn.

Since the cold weather and shorter days have arrived I have noticed an increase in children arriving late for school each morning. Arriving on time is a life skill that will greatly assist children throughout their life time.

Banners on the Terrace

Congratulations to Year 3 student Saska who won the Banner on the Terrace competition and the right to have her work reproduced into a large banner to represent the City of Albany during Local Government Week.

Enrolments are now open for kindergarten for 2017. Parents of children eligible must complete an Application for Enrolment. Application for Enrolment forms are available from the school office or you can download one below.

School Board at its Term 1 meeting accepted the Annual Report for 2015.  A summary of the school’s finances are also included. The Annual Report is also part of the Federal Government’s compliance requirements.