As you may be aware, next year students in Years 2-6 will be participating in the BYOD program. Attached is the Bannister Creek BYOD booklet for your information. Each year, JB Hi-Fi offer BCPS parents a discount on education-specific iPads and accessories.
We conduct community surveys every two years to gain information regarding how parents and carers view our school’s performance. Our 2020 survey will be conducted over the next 2 weeks. We are surveying parents/carers, a sample of students in Years 4, 5 and 6 and staff. Please take time to complete this survey, we value your feedback and will carefully consider your views to inform future planning. We are continually reviewing our performance, focusing on school improvement.
For parents who are unable to access the online survey link, paper copies are available from the school office. All surveys, electronic and paper are required to be submitted by 12:00pm on Friday, 30th October.
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, school community and Natalie, our canteen supervisor superhero. While other canteens are closing their canteens, our school canteen will open 5 days per week in Term 4, as part of a trial. If this trial is supported by our wonderful community, then we may be able to open 5 days per week in 2021. The canteen will be open every school day from tomorrow, Tuesday 13th October. See Natalie in the canteen for launch specials. For more information about our canteen please click here.
Congratulations to all the students who were part of our Inter-school Cross Country team. Each of our competitors put in an amazing individual and team effort which led to Bannister Creek winning the Championship Shield for the 5th year in a row! Great effort everyone! Great coaching Mrs Rowlands!
The Term 1 Parent/Teacher interviews were cancelled due to COVID restrictions. Our School Board felt it was important to reschedule these, to offer parents the opportunity to connect with their child’s teacher for a progress update. Students will be released at 11:30am on this day, so teachers can conduct interviews commencing at 12:00pm and concluding at 5:00pm. Students in Years 4 to 6 are encouraged to accompany parents to participate in the interview, (younger siblings should not attend). We request that parents book an interview time by following the instructions below. Additional interviews times are available for parents of students in Kindergarten on Friday 7th August 2020.
All interviews will be held in classrooms or specialist areas and timed for 12 minute discussion times, with 3 minute changeovers. If parents are unable to attend this session, or more in-depth discussion is required, an alternative meeting date needs to be arranged with teachers. Children who are unable to be collected at 11:30am will be supervised by staff until 2:45pm. If your child/children will be remaining at school after 11:30am, please complete the return slip in this newsletter, see Page 3.
PARENT INTERVIEW BOOKINGS
To make a Parent Interview booking, please follow the steps below:
It is with mixed emotions that I inform you that Miss Paige Goodsell will be leaving Bannister Creek Primary School. Paige has won a permanent Deputy Principal position at Campbell PS.
Our Deputy position is fixed term and we have been lucky to have had Paige’s expertise for 2 years. She has been a valued member of our Administration team, leading many changes in Early Childhood Education and in her Student Services portfolio. Paige has built relationships with students, parents and staff; we will all miss her positive energy and ongoing support across the school.
I congratulate Paige on this well-deserved promotion and know she will be a great asset to Campbell PS. Paige’s last day at BCPS will be Friday, 31st July.