This Saturday is Remembrance Day. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month marks the moment the guns fell silent on the Western Front after the bloodshed of World War I in 1918. Over the past century, this moment has been adopted across the globe as a time to remember those who served and sacrificed in all wars and conflicts. This Remembrance Day, let us join the world in honouring those who’ve served and sacrificed. Throughout the Commonwealth and beyond, we remember all who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Let us help to keep their legacy alive by attending a service, reflecting in silence, wearing a poppy, or supporting our veteran community. Our Year Six Communications Team will lead us in a prayer service on Friday morning at 11am. LEST WE FORGET.
We have now passed halfway through Term 4 and students have demonstrated an excellent effort this year as a whole. It is important that we complete the year to the same high standard that has been set so far in regard to living our school values, using our manners, wearing uniform correctly and completing work with care and attention to detail. Students begin to tire at this stage of the year as the busyness of this period catches up with us. They will thrive if they are in a supportive environment where staff and families have similar expectations and a commitment to working as a team.
Our Annual Community Meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday 15 November from 6.00pm in the hall. This is an opportunity to hear reports on the progress of the school in the past twelve months and to spend time together celebrating a successful school year and strong, trusting and collaborative partnerships. All adult community members are invited and welcome to attend.
National Recycling Week, established by Planet Ark in 1996, is held every year during the second week of November (13th to the 19th November 2023). This year, National Recycling Week explores the idea that What Goes Around Comes Around. Reducing our waste not only keeps valuable materials out of landfill it also benefits the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Thinking about our waste provides some valuable insight into how the recycling and resource management industry works in conjunction to your efforts. During the week, we are encouraging our community to think about waste as a resource; reconsider how we buy, use and dispose of materials to keep them in circulation for as long as possible; and think about ways we can avoid, reduce, reuse and recycle for a better future.
There are ‘good things’ happening in our school due to the efforts of so many people; seek to be one of those people in the coming week!