The year 8 and 10 National examinations are rapidly approaching. The school has been working hard to ensure that all students are well prepared. We ask that parents and carers partner with the school in encouraging all students to stay focused. Screen time and use of mobile phones is one distraction in the leadup to the National Exams. I challenge all parents to severely limit or remove use of screen time and mobiles during the weeks leading up to the exams.
Attendance at school is very important. Children need to be at school on time every day to succeed in their learning. We have seen some unnecessary absenteeism and lateness, particularly in the high school. If a child is absent, parents / carers need to email the class teacher or send a note on return to the school.
Year 5/6 Camp.
I will be accompanying the year 5/6 students, along with teachers Ms Langusch, Mrs Daimol and Ms Andar, on the year 5/6 camp to Kavieng next week, returning Friday 19th August. During this time, Mr Kevin Collins will be acting principal.
Friday the 26th August is gazetted as a public holiday. We will confirm this next week, once confirmation of the date is received.
This year the school will celebrate Independence Day on the last day of school for term 3 – September 15. There will be some special activities and dances to celebrate the day. Please note that this year we will be able to invite parents and the wider community to join us – we encourage all to attend!
This term’s School Council meeting will on Thursday, the 1st September.
If you have any concerns, or would like further information on any of the topics in this newsletter, please do not hesitate to make contact with any questions.