Planning for 2020
Planning for next year and beyond is a major focus of the board. It involves looking at different possible scenarios and staffing options, costing them against expected income and expenses, taking into consideration further growth in the school, searching for new temporary premises and what that's likely to involve. While this is a complex process with some things known or predictable and other things still unknown, we have much to be optimistic about. Interest in the school is growing, and enquiries for new enrolments have exceeded what we can accommodate now. A beautiful location for the future school becomes more and more a reality.
As all school families are aware, the board will be continuing in our search for temporary premises in order to accommodate the desired growth in the next few years. Concurrently with this, we are also lining up the necessary consultants and processes in our preparations for the eventual move to the permanent site at Thrumster, which we anticipate to be some five-plus years down the track.
A staffing model for next year has been accepted and some new teacher positions have been advertised with some promising applicants already interviewed. We look forward to adding new teaching staff to our growing school.
Improvements for Table Street premises
Plans for some needed upgrades are now underway as we expect to continue operations at the Table Street campus next year. Kitchen sinks and plumbing are coming to finish the new kindergarten, with the added installation of a rainwater tank.
With the church's approval we are now able to construct a dividing wall in the hall to create two classroom spaces. The toilet block will be expanded and renovated to accommodate the extra student numbers and staff.
Kristy and Sally are in the process of sourcing new playground equipment for the primary class children to allow for more vigorous physical and creative play outdoors.
Celebration fundraiser in September
A very successful event was held last month on the 13th. See full report elsewhere in this newsletter.