Term 4 Week 2

It was so wonderful to see the smiles on the faces of our students, staff and parents as we returned to learning for Term 4 last week.
I was incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to meet so many of you over the course of the week. Being able to see firsthand the support and care that each and every member of our community has towards each other has only further cemented my belief that this is an extraordinary school made up of a deeply connected and compassionate community. I have also been grateful for the way in which all members of our community have made me feel so welcome. I look forward to continuing to speak with you in the weeks ahead and hearing about your own Erasmus stories.

Last Friday, our Year 3 and 4 students had the opportunity to take part in a “Mad About Science” incursion tied to their CCL classroom exploration of matter in all its states: solids, liquids and gases. The delight that they took in taking part in the incursion experiments was obvious for all to see. I am sure that their experience will allow them to bring a great deal of new curiosity and knowledge to their ongoing studies.

Our Prep class will be making their way to the Collingwood Children’s Farm on Friday, and I know that they are all very excited about their morning at the Farm. I am certain there will be a great many photos and stories shared about this excursion next week.

As I shared last week, our Wellbeing Focus for Term 4 is on Stress Management. The conversations we have had with our students during this week and the week ahead will be strongly tied to our Erasmus virtue of Courage and how we can all be active community members. Travis shared with our students and staff on Tuesday the importance of acknowledging our feelings, especially when members of our community might be asking after us. As a community, it is always important to recognise our feelings and ask for support when it is needed. This can be a challenging but very courageous thing to do. At home, you might want to have conversations of your own about this important practice.

I wish you all the very best for the week that lies ahead.

Adam Somes – Principal

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