Welcome to Term 2 and our new way of providing education for our community, it has certainly been a time of change and a period where flexibility and patience has been required by all! Our staff and community as a whole have been so supportive during this time of COVID-19 and changes associated with social distancing.
I would like to congratulate our staff on their work over the past month and thank parents and carers for their support. We acknowledge that learning from home provides some challenging times but with support from our teachers and a can do attitude from parents we are seeing a lot of success and learning happening.
As a school we are missing our students but understand the current situation is supporting the safety of our community, we are certainly looking forward to seeing students return in the near future once the Government gives the all clear.
While many students have been learning from home we have had the chance to undertake some projects to improve our grounds, this has included upgrades of school signs, new basketball rings and organisation of resources across the school.
During this time of learning from home we have developed a new email address for parents to use when they are requiring support from the following services – Social worker, Pshycologist, Nurse and Speech Therapist. Parents just need to send an email to this address AFPS.firstname.lastname@example.org outlining their concern/issue/request and one of our specialists will reply with a plan of support.
Jess our Kitchen Specialist has also been busy in the kitchen preparing batches of soup for any families who would like some. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for collection days and times. The soup is available to all families no matter your situation so please take up the offer.
Once again I would like to thank our community for their support and rest assured we will provide you with the most up to date information on return to school through all of our communication channels. Until then stay safe, social distance and enjoy learning at home.
A message from the AFPS
Student Support Team
Social Worker Leah-Anne Wiseman
Speech and Language Pathologist Stephanie Mills
School Nurse Emma Atkinson
Psychologist Aleisha Howlett
Assistant Principal Aaron Guilliamse
Advanced Skills Teacher Deb Westerhof
The Support Team are committed to providing ongoing support to our students and families during COVID-19. It is important that students, families and school staff remain connected to ensure that we consider all aspects of our health and wellbeing during this time.
If you are concerned about how your child, children or yourself are coping with the current situation please contact us via email AFPS.email@example.com
We look forward to working together to support families, parents and students.
Are you ready for a challenge?
Austins Ferry Primary School are completing the Premier’s Reading Challenge. The challenge will run throughout Term 2.
All students participating in the challenge will receive a Premier’s Reading Challenge bookmark. There are also some exciting prizes to be won!
What can I read? There is a number of e-books you can read free online using the link below.
To complete the challenge: read 10 books in 10 weeks.
Let’s get reading!
UPDATING STUDENT DETAILS
It is vital for the school office to have updated details for all students. In the event of a medical issue or emergency event this information is crucial in the care and response that we provide for your child/children. Please ensure to update information with the office staff as required: emergency contact details, phone numbers, address details and any changes to your childs' medical needs eg. asthma, anaphylaxis.
ABSENCES / ATTENDANCE
If your child is absent please notify the school office before 9:30am:
- Leave a message on the answering machine 6275 7272
- Speak to the office staff face to face
- Call the office staff 6275 7222
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Via the web form: email@example.com
- Submit details through the Schoolzine SZapp
We care about your child's safety and will text you if your child is absent unexplained.
CAR PARK SPEED LIMITS
Speed limits throughout the school are restricted to 10km. Please note that regardless of what time of day, if the gates are open there is someone here! Everyone's safety is important.
END OF DAY MESSAGES
Please notify the school office as early as possible and prior to 2:25pm if you need to get a message to your child/ren for the end of the day. Class notice bags are collected at 2:30pm and passing on messages after 2:30pm becomes quite difficult. We cannot guarantee messages will be received effectively after this time.