Olympics in the Preps

Olympics in the Preps

Throughout the Olympic Games the Preps have immersed their learning to include all things Olympics. Below are some photos showing activities being completed with an Olympic focus. Students are really enjoying following their table country during these Olympics.

In addition, students are;

  • Sounding out Olympic themed words using THRASS
  • Developing fine motor skills when creating their own Olympic Rings
  • Developing an understanding of simple tally boards as we follow five countries
  • Design personal athlete uniforms.

Prep olympic rings Prep Olympics Medal Tally Prep Olympics Rings Prep Olympics Working 2 Prep Olympics working


BOOKINGS OPEN – Wednesday 10th August at 9am

In response to parent feedback from the last interviews we will be running the parent teacher interviews over two weeks. Thursday 25th August and the following Tuesday 30th August. The interviews will run from 2pm – 7pm on both nights. School will finish for the students at 2pm on Thursday 25th and Tuesday 30th of August, Out of School Hours Care will be available from this time (please book in advance for these afternoons as we fill up quickly).

To book your interview time you will need to log onto SENTRAL. Bookings will open at 9am on Wednesday 10th August and close at 3pm on Wednesday 24th August. PLEASE NOTE – only the Unit leaders name will appear, not necessarily your child’s teachers name, you will need to book your interview time under the unit leaders name.

Prep – will appear as Mr Aaron Randall, 1/2 – will appear as Mrs Penny Burke (Harry), 3/4 – will appear as Mr Ben Raidme and 5/6 – will appear as Mrs Teresa Higgins.

You will be sent a confirmation of your booking time. Please contact the office if you have any difficulties.

Classroom Library

​As you all know we are moving our library into the classrooms as we are expecting the library to be demolished during the September school holidays (to the best of our knowledge at this time).

The students are very excited about having the books in their rooms! We would like to send out a massive thank you to our wonderful volunteers Jo, Norma and Terri for all the work they have done packing the books and dividing them into the classrooms. All of your efforts are greatly appreciated by our staff and students.

Welcome Back to Term 3

Welcome back to term 3 on this windy day! We trust everyone had a lovely break.

Just a few reminders for this term – 

Monday 25th July – CURRICULUM DAY – no school for students

Thursday 25th August & Tuesday 30th August – Parent / Teacher interviews 2-7pm  (students finish at 2pm)


Please note the calendar on SENTRAL is the best place to keep up to date with events. 

Library from Term 3


As you all know our new school plans are moving along! We are very excited by the progress and are looking forward to sharing them with the community soon.

What we know for certain is that the first area of the school that will get affected is the library. The first stage of construction will cause limited disruption to the rest of the school however the current library building will be demolished. We do not know an exact time frame for this however we know it will be towards the end of the year and we want to ensure we will be prepared as there is a lot of work in cataloguing the books and moving them for preparation to put a library back into the new school.

Norma has been volunteering in the library for many, many years and we greatly appreciate her support. As many of you know Lyn who assisted in the library for many years left us to assist in her grandchildren’s school at the end of term 1. At this time Norma agreed to assist us until the middle of the year with the 3-6 students. The Prep-2 teachers were going to run the sessions themselves however Jo (a prep mum) kindly volunteered to assist in running these sessions once a fortnight for this term and Terri has also been of great assistance running these sessions as well as organising the library and the borrowing for us weekly. We greatly appreciate all the help we receive in order to run a library program on a fortnightly basis.

Cataloguing and packing up the library is going to be a huge job. Terri, Norma and Jo have kindly volunteered to organise this process with assistance. We have been discussing a timeline that fits into the whole school build and allows time for organisation. Below is the timeline we have developed after weeks of discussion;


  1. For the rest of the year library sessions will continue to be run by Norma (3-6) and Jo (Prep-2) – just in a different form, they will be in the classrooms.
  2. Students will still have access to borrowing books – just in a different way.


  • Sessions in the library will conclude at the end of term 2 and sessions will continue in the classrooms.
  • Borrowing in its current form will discontinue. Students will be given time to return all books borrowed through the formal process and the library will be catalogued.
  • For a period of only a few weeks’ students will not be able to borrow. After this time there will be ‘banks’ of books placed in classroom. Borrowing will be undertaken in the classroom – students / teachers will record books borrowed and returned.
  • The library books will be catalogued and boxed up (if not placed in the classrooms) in order to be ready to be set up in the new school after completion of stage 1 and then stage 2.

We hope this is clear and makes sense. Please come and speak to us if you have any questions.

Suzanne Prendergast (Assistant Principal), Norma, Jo and Terri