The Weekly Wrap – Term 2 Week 10 – 2020

The mid-year school break is fast approaching. A sincere thank you to our parent community for your unwavering support and care over the past ten weeks – you have been superb. A big well done to our students for their efforts in adapting from ‘learning at home’ at the beginning of the term to ‘learning at school.’ Our teachers and support staff too, have been fabulous and worked as a tight knit team, always adjusting to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and working in the best interests of the students and school community. Special treats delivered from the Minister for Education and the Chief Executive last week were well received (and consumed).

Best wishes to all for the week ahead and the upcoming school holidays.

Regards, Paul, Rob and Nicky.

Farewell Heather

This week is Heather McLean’s last week with us at Craigburn, having recently announced her retirement. 

Heather has provided outstanding service to our school community over many years, mostly managing front office duties and in recent times providing invaluable support for students with additional needs. Over the week ahead, teachers and students will be acknowledging and thanking Heather for her tireless efforts and dedication to administrative and support programs at Craigburn. If you would like to extend your best wishes and thanks to Heather, please contact the front office. You may wish to speak with Heather directly and / or pass on a message / token of your appreciation.

Thank you Heather for your service to Craigburn Primary School. Best wishes for a very happy and healthy retirement – from us all.

Mid-year Reports 

Mid-year reports will be sent home on Wednesday afternoon. Teachers have done their best to write these based on the evidence of student learning gathered throughout the first semester – noting the COVID-19 impact of students learning at home. Please take time to read through your child/ren’s report to recognise their achievements and discuss areas for growth. You may wish to use these conversation starters:

  • What is something you have achieved of which you are proud?
  • What are three things you did to help your classmates?
  • What are the three most important things you learned?
  • What is something that was hard for you at the start of the year but is easy now?
  • In what area do you feel you have improved?
  • What is something you taught your teacher or classmates?
  • Of the books you read, which was your favourite? Why?
  • What was the best piece of writing that you did? Why do you think it is your best?
  • What are three describing words (adjectives) that best describe your school year so far?

Leaving Craigburn in 2021?

  • Aside from Year 7 students graduating at the end of this year – if your child will not be returning to Craigburn Primary School in 2021, please inform the front office. This will help us with our forward planning for the 2021 school year. Thank you.

Stormwater Issues

  • You may have noticed in and around the school, areas that have been bunted / fenced off.
  • These areas have been affected by stormwater / drainage issues – an unfortunate feature of being located on sloping site.
  • These issues are currently being addressed with remediation works likely over the holiday period.