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Weekly comment from our stage coordinators

Honesty and how to encourage it

Our attention will be on Honesty which is how we practically apply the School Value of speaking the truth.  This is a large part of the development of good character in the child, and the courage to own up and speak the truth should be supported in the child at every turn.   All five of the school’s Values are for the building of a strong, mindful  and upright person, and truthfulness, honesty and the ability to own up are very much at the core of this.

The term has begun well, and the children have settled quickly to work, especially so those who are preparing themselves for the NAPLAN tests in a few weeks.  It’s a very short term, so we have to capitalise on every minute!

This term has seen the departure of Mrs. Ann Wakeford, head of the Special Education Dept.      Mrs. Wakeford has been with the school for many years, and there is quite a group of parents and teachers who have been extremely grateful to her for her special skills and way in which she has supported children with needs.  However, we do not need to mourn too deeply as Mrs. Wakeford will still be called on for consultation, and we hope to see her on a regular basis.  She will be replaced by Mrs. Lucy Little, who is well known to all of us, and who has been working in this department for several years.

This week sees the end of the choice of uniform summer/winter, and from Week 3, all children should be wearing their winter uniforms.

And finally, we launched a smart new website this week. Do visit it soon at