Dear Parents and Carers,
We have received the results of the Parent Survey conducted earlier this term. 208 parents out of 479 families responded. We appreciate the time taken by parents to offer feedback - both areas of success for our school and areas that require consideration. We are extremely pleased with the results, which demonstrate high levels of satisfaction in the school’s operation. Here is the summary and the scoring scale:
The Leadership Team will review parent comments and determine ways of acting on areas for improvement. We appreciate the feedback as we continue to work towards high levels of success in our school. Our partnership with parents is key to this.
VISITORS/VOLUNTEERS IN OUR SCHOOL
It is a timely reminder that all parents, visitors and volunteers to the school must enter via the Front Office and sign into the school. A ‘Visitor’s Badge/Sticker’ must be worn at all times within the school. Visitors will be required to report to the Front Office at the end of their visit to ‘sign out’ in the Visitors’ book. All volunteers are required to have a Working with Vulnerable People card, and must have it in their possession whilst working in the school or at a school event, such as an excursion. Volunteers can apply for a card from the ACT Shopfront free of charge. More information can be found here. For one off events, parents can fill in a Statutory Declaration at the Front Office. We value our parent/carer volunteers and are grateful for their support. Student safety is our priority.
An area of constant parent frustration is the carpark. We understand your concerns. Unfortunately, we really cannot do anything about the afternoon traffic. We have five staff members on duty every afternoon, working hard to monitor student safety and traffic flow. We ask that all parents are patient and drive/act in a safe manner around this area. It is extremely worrying to see parents crossing with their children through oncoming traffic, to walk to the dirt carpark opposite the ELC. We ask that the pedestrian crossing is used for the safety of all.
R U OK?
Today is R U OK Day. Take the time to meaningfully reach out and start a conversation with anyone who may be struggling with life. You don’t need to be an expert to reach out, just a good friend and a listener.
Please keep in your prayers our Year 3 children who will receive the Eucharist for the first time this Sunday.
Please also pray for all members of our school community who are experiencing difficulty, are ill or are suffering.
George in Year 2 has prayed for our farmers.
WALK & TALK-A-THON
This is the school’s major fundraiser of the year. Please support it in any way you can. Thank you to all those parents who have volunteered their time on the day – over 60 people! How wonderful. Save the date – Friday 20th of September.
Thank you for your constant support as we work together to educate your child.
"So You Want To Be A Leader" - will provide an opportunity for gifted and highly able students to come together with like-minded peers to engage in a range of challenging workshops which will develop self-awareness, critical thinking, problem solving, communication and organisational skills.
Dates: 30 September & 1 October (students attend both days)
Times: 9.30 am - 3.45 pm
Venue: Canberra Grammar School
Fee: $272 (incl. GST)
Please contact our office on 03 9894 2116 if you require any further information.
Phone: +61 3 9894 2116
Tennis Canberra Holiday Camps @ Old Parliament House Tennis Club
- Camp 1: September 30th, October 1st & 2nd
- Camp 2: October 9th- 11th
- Morning, Half & Full Day options available
Free Trial - Term 3 - Give Tennis A Go!
We invite new players to our sport to a free trial before Term 4. This is a great opportunity for all students to see if tennis is the sport for them. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a free trial and our team will get back to you with the best options.
After-School & Weekend Coaching - Term 4
Run by Tennis Australia professional at a Tennis Canberra Club near you. Our coaches are excited to see many new players hit our courts in the Spring. Learn a sport they can play for life.
Phone: 0416 186 121
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Director of Tennis Canberra
m. 0423 366 014
Twitter: @TennisCBR | Instagram: @TennisCBR | Facebook: /tenniscanberra
The Live Your Dream holiday program is an exciting curriculum that combines Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Stretch & Conditioning. There is a choreography component to give students the creative space to explore their own movement based ideas and concepts and develop their self-confidence.
Students receive four days of fun, fitness and friends!
The program hours are: 8.30 am - 5.30 pm.
The program is wrapped up with a special performance for parents on the last day.
Ages 6 - 12. Be quick!
Thank you and any questions please let us know.
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The clinics are for new and existing players aged 4-11. We believe the best way to learn football is by playing football and our curriculum is designed to cater to all skill levels. Our qualified coaches are there to guide players through fun and football relevant activities and games, which are stimulating and challenging for all involved.
WHAT TO BRING
Players are advised to bring a hat, full drink bottle, football boots, shin pads, healthy lunch and snacks to fuel them throughout the day, and to wear weather appropriate clothing. Football boots are not compulsory and players are welcome to wear joggers. Shin pads are compulsory for safety.
Please be aware that players attending the clinics may have allergies (e.g. nut) and we ask that you consider this when packing your child’s food. We also have a no sharing food policy.
Basic first aid and sunscreen will be available to participants throughout the clinic, as will a drink station/taps for players to fill up their drink bottles. Mandatory breaks are scheduled throughout the day for players to eat, re-apply sunscreen and stay hydrated.
Participants who require medication will also need to provide the clinic director with an action plan and show that required medication has been packed each day/where it is kept in the bag. Alternatively you can leave it with the clinic director each morning when you sign in.
The program runs from 9am to 12pm each day, Parents/Guardians MUST sign their child/children in and out each day. If someone other than a parent is doing the pick up and drop off please notify the clinic director in writing.
$175 per 9 hour clinic for all participants.
Family Discount of 10% is available when registering more than one sibling per clinic.
Daily rates available upon request
All participants will receive a Canberra United Participation pack and Aldi Miniroos Certificate as well as an exclusive Canberra United Kids Club Membership which gives your child access to all Canberra United home games and a chance to high five the players in the tunnel after their warm up.
Wet weather policy
Please note that in the case of field closures Capital Football are not notified until 8:45am at the earliest. If grounds are closed staff will notify registered participants ASAP and will do their best to find an alternate venue.
Clinics go ahead in the rain, unless there is excessive rain predicted, thunder, lightning, hail or grounds become unsafe.
If you have any questions feel free to send me an email.
AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS AND RECREATION FAIR
PARENT EFFECTIVENESS TRAINING (P.E.T)
Supported by Parentline ACT
Tired of yelling? Looking to find a way to get out the door on time, while still liking each other? Learn respectful communication skills for a peaceful, gentle approach to parenting, without the use of punishment or reward. P.E.T helps children and parents develop resilience, emotional intelligence, confidence and consideration. The course is powerful, proven and practical, and will help you put peace back into your parenting.
The 24 hour course consists of three-hour sessions, once per week, for eight weeks. Booking is essential.
Investment includes a workbook and textbook.
Course begins: Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 (minimum number of participants required); Time: 6.30 pm to 9.45 pm; Place: Weston, ACT.
Enjoy P.E.T. with Larissa, accredited P.E. T. instructor. email@example.com