Greetings all in the IEPS community. I would like to thank everyone for their support over the last week, especially with the pick up and drop off arrangements that are in place. Although not what most people would choose; anything that prevents us going back to lockdown is most likely the right way to go.
Annual Implementation Plan
Part Two of our Annual Implementation Plan report focusses on Student Learning and largely the work done by the Evidence team.
Term 2 Goals
The Term 2 goal was for our evidence team to ensure that practice is consistent across the school in the first instance. We engaged in Learning Walks to follow up on this and reported back to the School Improvement Team. We have developed a consistent approach to the development of data walls across the school (these are a big step in helping students learn new and challenging work).
Term 2 Outcomes
It would be correct to say that we have data walls in evidence in all year levels across the school. Each classroom has visible learning goals; there has been work undertaken to ensure that this is an expected protocol. Learning walks have been implemented and feedback has been provided to teachers around critical areas of practice. All teachers have had the opportunity to get feedback from senior staff on their professional practice and have growth plans in place.
The following actions have been scheduled for Semester 2 and the Data team feels on task with the following core strategies:
- Creating a deeper understanding of the Reading and Viewing Curriculum by updating our Reading GVC and 'I can' statement
- Update the Assessment Schedule so that it more targeted and relates more to a formative assessment that provides the teacher with a better understanding of the needs of the individual
- Explore opportunities to develop teacher skill providing feedback to students - students to teachers - and student to students. This may require us to stretch beyond the expertise already within the school.
Remote learning 5.0 is over (phew) and I just wanted to sum up a couple of thoughts. Firstly, thank you for all of the feedback we received over the journey. It was great to hear about all of the effort and resilience shown by staff, families and students during this time. In between our on-line lessons our staff were heavily tasked with having learning and well-being conversations with students. This level of support made a great contribution to the way in which our students have returned to school; enthusiastic and focused.
We did get some questions and feedback about the first day of lockdown and why the on-line learning program didn’t commence straight away. As mentioned previously, DET communicated to all Principals via the Statewide briefing that for July 16th the focus was to be on well-being and planning for the following week.
As we mentioned last week, every family has different circumstances that make their home learning situation unique - I’ve learnt that both this year and last year (both completely different schools) and some conversations I have had with people recently. Will any approach to remote learning suit everybody? Probably not; but we will always continue to do the best we can.
Over coming weeks, we will be looking to get the students back in to classroom routine as soon and as much as possible. We will also be tapping in to the approaches we implement through the Smiling Minds program to strengthen the connectedness between our students and their teachers.
Enrolments for Prep in 2022 are now open and we are taking bookings for School Tours for prospective parents on Thursday mornings at 10:00am. You may either collect an enrolment form at the office or download from the link below if you have a child commencing in Prep in 2022. Do not hesitate to book a tour for a Thursday morning, even if you already have a child at IEPS.
When lodging the enrolment form, we are also required to sight the original birth certificate and current immunisation history statement, which we will take a photocopy of for school entry requirements.
WE WANT OUR PARENTS/CAREGIVERS/GUARDIANS TO TELL US WHAT THEY THINK!
Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents/caregivers/guardians think of our school. The Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents/caregivers/guardians (previously known as the Parent Opinion Survey). It is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of families’ perceptions of school climate, student behaviour, student engagement and experiences of remote and flexible learning. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.
Approximately 30 per cent of parents have been invited to participate in this year’s survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous. This year, the Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey will be conducted from Monday 19th July to Sunday 22nd August.
For week ending Friday 30th July and to be presented at Assembly on Monday 9th August;
|3L||Olivia and Julian|
Thurs 5 August
Friday 6 August
Mon 9 August
Tues 10 August
Wed 11 August
Thurs 12 August
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Term 3 Roster
Next term’s roster is now available online! We cannot do this without you. Please choose anytime that is free and fill in your name.
Did you know
We have a limited menu offering sandwiches only this week.
Tuesday 17 August. Orders due Friday 13th August,
Please remember that there are no other lunch
orders available on Sushi Day.
Volunteers & Hygiene
Please sign in at the front office upon arrival and use the QR code.
We will be practising social distancing in the canteen. Please wear a mask. No more than 1 volunteer will be in the canteen at any one time. All surfaces will be sanitised regularly and hand sanitiser is available for your use.
Sonia - Canteen Manager
Phone: 03 94992171
WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECKS
- valid for 5 years
- transferable between volunteer organisations
- free of charge for volunteers, but cannot be used for paid employment.
You can apply online using this link:
When you have received your card, please bring it to the office so that we can make a copy and inform the class teacher.