Welcome to Term 4
We are eagerly awaiting the return of all of our students to school next Monday the 12th of October. This first week back will allow us to reintroduce students to the daily routines while we focus on their wellbeing and the key learning areas of literacy and numeracy. Please refer to the information that was sent to you yesterday via Compass to help you and your family prepare for the return to school.
Planning for 2021
Please advise us as soon as possible if your child/children will not be attending Ivanhoe East Primary School next year. Also, if you would like to share any relevant information regarding your child’s placement for 2021, please put it in writing to Justine Mackey no later than Wednesday the 28th of October at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that while we take any information that you provide into consideration, the final decisions regarding your child’s placement rest with the teaching staff and leadership team.
Parent Opinion Survey
Many of you will be aware that the Department of Education conducts the annual parent opinion survey. Previously, this was only distributed to a sample of school families which did not provide us with very accurate data so I am pleased that the revised survey will be distributed to all IEPS families. The 2020 survey is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of parents’ and carers’ perceptions of school climate, student behaviour, student engagement and experiences of remote and flexible learning.
This year, the Parent Opinion Survey will be conducted from Monday 12th October to Friday 13th November and we will send you the survey details next Monday.
The survey will be conducted online, only takes 20 minutes to complete, and can be accessed at any convenient time within the fieldwork period on desktop computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones. The online survey will be available in a range of languages other than English. These include: Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Chin (Hakha), Hindi, Japanese, Somali, Turkish, Punjabi and Greek.
Damage to School Property and Climbing on Roofs
We understand that many members of the local community have been using the school grounds to get some exercise during Stage 4 restrictions. Most people take good care of the school and it is comforting to know that members of our community can enjoy the beautiful environment that we have created together. However, I am saddened that others have vandalised and damaged school property and left rubbish and dangerous objects in our school grounds. The greatest concern was damage done to the roof of the Middle School and DET has asked me to remind the school community that climbing onto the roof is strictly prohibited and that CCTV surveillance, guard and police patrols are in place. I would be grateful if you could please share this information with your own networks so that we can protect our school together. Please be assured that the school grounds are being cleaned this week in preparation for the return of our students.