SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL AND P&F NEWS
After last Wednesday’s meetings the School Advisory Council has endorsed expenditure for the following:
On behalf of the School Advisory Council (SAC), I would like to acknowledge and thank Andrew Kelly and staff on the development of the 2022 School expenditure plan. They have put effort and time into ensuring that the plan will benefit the entire school from the early childhood centre to year 6, fit within the allocated budget and be spent in areas that will provide the best outcomes for the children. The SAC fully supports and endorses the plan and we look forward to seeing it come to fruition.
The Advisory Council is very excited to allocate money for new flexible Library furniture, Science tables & stools, Digital Technology – BOLT Spheros Box of 15, a Green Screen in the Digital Technology Room, renovations to Year One and the ECE Learning Centre classrooms and Airconditioning in Chapel. As these start to become visible in and around our school, I will share photos in the newsletter.
Mary-Rose Di Tullio
The P&F is very excited to be contributing $18,500 to upgrade all the classrooms, with a particular focus on early childhood and The Special Needs Learning Support Centre, giving the opportunity for more hands on, play based learning; giving our teachers quality resources to invest into our children’s education, and overall school experience. An additional $7,200 will be contributed for the long-awaited upgrade of the outdoor area behind the kindy classroom, Year One and Learning Support Centres to create sensory play areas. This is all possible because of the contributions each family at our school makes towards our P&F, plus the tireless efforts made by its members in fundraising for our school. We are delighted to be able to support our hardworking teachers in creating such amazing learning environments for our children. Thankyou Mr Kelly for your vison and proactivity. We are eager to see the improvements to our school come to life over the coming months.
Shortly, staff will be visiting other schools to observe provocations, teaching and learning and classroom setups. These are very exciting times for the students, staff and parents at Christ the King School.
CALDWELL STREET AND ANNIE STREET PARKING
Please remember that Christ the King’s parking for parents is in three areas: ECE Carpark, Learning Centre Carpark and the Loop. All parking on Annie Street and Caldwell Street is public parking. We share it with the public, including families of children that attend Winterfold Primary School. Thank you.
With any change comes other changes. Our students are about to be provided with an opportunity to be a part of a new change in the formation of a Student Council.
The Student Council Role and Responsibilities will include:
- Promoting the Student Code of Conduct with actions and words
- Promoting and modelling our values:
- Develop leadership skills
Nominating students will need to apply for a position on the Council and provide information as to why they would like to be on the Council and what qualities they have to be able to support the Council.
The Council will meet regularly during the lunch break to discuss, decide and facilitate school improvement from a student ‘Voice’ perspective.
WASTED SORTED WORKSHOP
Waste Sorted Schools, Keep Australia Beautiful and the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council provide workshops for teachers to learn how to avoid and recover waste, and protect our environment, through litter prevention and waste reduction.
This workshop includes:
- a step-by-step guide on how to run a whole school waste and litter prevention program
- loads of resources to take back to your school
- laws relating to litter, social and environmental impacts and behaviour change
- how to get started with waste avoidance and resource recovery projects
- information on how to become an accredited Waste Sorted School and apply for grant funding
- resources and incursions available from EMRC
- a student-led tour of the waste initiatives at Hillcrest PS.
Both Mrs Hughes and Mr Albuquerque attended this Workshop on Tuesday, 22 February with the aim of forming the basis of a staff led team that will work with our student leaders in the newly named ‘Green Team’ to increase and improve Christ the King’s waste reduction and sustainability.
We have 12 new chickens (pullets) enrol at the start of the term. Having just started to lay, they will need your help with ‘Extra’ nutrition in the form of kitchen scraps. Feel free to build them up with anything you have to offer, “Except” for:
- raw potato including potato skins
- avocado (too delicious)
- chocolate (way too delicious)
- onion (can be added later)
- garlic (can also be added later)
- citrus fruit
- uncooked rice or
- uncooked beans
Thank you for your support with this.