In an earlier edition of the eNews, we acknowledged students who have joined our school community this term. Since that edition, we have welcomed Kian Connolly who has settled perfectly into Year 5 and Wesley House.
The other students that we have welcomed have had a wonderful start to their Westminster education by attending our Early Learning Centre. A very warm welcome to:
|Alexa Ogilvy||Finn Stephenson||Rosie Groves|
|Amari Wodson||Francis O'callahan||Ruiyao Tong|
|Amelia Huang||Freddie Maggs||Samuel Keain|
|Archie Turner||Georgia Vette||Santiago Leeks|
|Arthur Thurston||Harrison Huang||Savven Mendis|
|Caydan Luo||Isabelle Lange||Skyler Chan|
|Chaz Miller||Jasmeena Ubhey||Sonny Daszkowski|
|Douglas Sang||Joanna Hu||Sunelie Samarasinghe|
|Eddie Strempel||Lena Dorman||Symi Kapsis|
|Edison Lindsay||Maxwell Tate||Violet Snape|
|Ellis Schneider||Om Khanal||Xavier Wood|
|Ellyse Battley||Oscar Augier Deneux||Zoe Bankes|
|Elsie Kirwan||Penny Johnstone|
Each year we look for a parent representative for each class. The aim of this role is to assist the School by being a link between that group of parents and the School. Some also choose to organise a social function from time to time for either the students or the parents. The class reps from each class in the year level usually work as a team to coordinate activities. If you are interested in taking on this role for your class, please let your child’s class teacher know. We have several classes seeking a Parent Rep for this important role.
Mrs Moody has shared some amazing efforts by her Year 2 students. In HASS (History and Social Science) they have been focusing on Westminster School – past and present, whilst also making a design technology connection. As an Old Scholar herself, Mrs Moody is lucky enough to have many wonderful memories to share with the children. In the first picture, the children were asked to design a new school uniform. In the second picture, they designed a new logo. They have all been so excited to learn more about the School and the changes we experience over time. Another opportunity for us all to feel grateful.
Mrs Moody was so impressed she wanted to share their work with the School community.
We are very fortunate to have grounds that are spacious enough for parents to drive on to the school grounds when the need arises. While our older students display their growing independence by waiting in the designated pick up spots or catching the train or bus home, I understand that parents may want to make life easier for some of our youngest children.
We have four main gates that lead onto the school grounds. Gate 1 is at the northern end of our campus and is the one most commonly used by students walking to the train and parents wanting to pick up children from our Early Learning Centre, Out of Hours Care or Year 2 rooms. Between the ELC and OSHC there is a turning circle designed to allow vehicles to enter Gate 1, turn around and exit the same gate. Problems emerge if vehicles stop in the turning circle as it restricts movement and causes a backup of traffic that can lead to frustration for other parents and even worse – dangerous driving manoeuvres that put the safety of our students (who are as young as three years of age) at risk.
Please ensure that if you elect to drive onto the school grounds you take the utmost care. Please also be respectful of requests such as not parking or waiting in the turning circle.
As school holidays approach, students wanting to attend Code Camp at Westminster should look to book a place early to benefit from the Early Bird offer. More information can be found in the flyer below or at www.codecamp.com.au/westminster.
Head of Preparatory School