Dear Parents, Carers and Community Members
It’s hard to believe the year is nearly over. Teachers have been working very hard to finalise student reports in the past few weeks. These will go home during the final week of school. I urge parents to sit with your child when you read the reports. There will be areas to celebrate and perhaps some areas needing more focus next year. If you have any queries regarding the reports, please see your child’s teacher.
On Friday I received some fantastic news. Koondoola has been successful in applying for a Science room upgrade from the Education Department. We are one of 200 schools across the state. This will involve the setting up of one of our spare classrooms fully equipped with over $25000 worth of science gear. We are very excited as this will be a great support for our students.
I ask parents to check out our new website. Miss Madden has done an amazing job in revamping the site this year. A current highlight is our school song which was turned into a music video in conjunction with Ms Drieberg and AWESOME Arts. The final product is just outstanding and provides a great view of the children in our school.
Big congratulations to Brodie who was recently announced as a 12 Buckets ambassador for 2018. Brodie will share his story as well as be a role model for other students. Koondoola is fortunate to be involved in the 12 Buckets program, which provides at no charge to the school and without Government funding, a first-class one-on-one mentoring program, a basketball program and a university aspiration program to four primary schools in Perth’s northern suburbs. Koondoola is lucky enough to be one of them. This program has assisted many of our students over the past few years. If you would like to find out more about the program please contact the school.
To all students who are exiting our IEC to return to your local school in 2018, I wish you well and trust you have enjoyed your time at Koondoola.
I would invite all parents to mark in your diary the Book Prize assembly this Friday morning commencing at 9.15am. This assembly recognises students who have excelled throughout the year and recognises their efforts with some fantastic books prizes. The students would love to see you there.
The year 6 Graduation ceremony is on Wednesday 6th December. I know our year 6 students are very excited about the event – their final one as Koondoola Students. While undoubtedly a sad time, it is also the beginning of an exciting high school journey, one the teachers at Koondoola have prepared them well for.
Finally I would urge parents to advise the school if your child will not be returning in 2018 to assist with class planning.
Have a great end to 2017.
Ian Ralph – Principal