Term 1 of our second year comes to a close with a feeling of gratitude to all our staff for their dedicated work with the children, parents, and one another, and meeting the challenges as they have arisen with consideration, energy and creativity.
Currently the board's ongoing focus is provision of suitable classrooms and play areas for the delivery of our unique curriculum, and as everyone is aware, our campus at Table Street has its limitations. For the time being we are developing ways to better utilise this site, and concurrently, actively planning for the next few years and into the future, so that we can continue to grow the school. We will keep you well posted as developments proceed.
Farewell and welcome!
As she soon departs back to her native Sweden, we would like to thank Annelie Johannson-Riley for not only her mentoring assistance in term 1 with Class 1-2, but also for her valuable contribution to our school registration documentation for the stage 1 and 2 curriculum.
We also welcome Jeff Styles as a teacher assistant to our team!
Changes in our administration
The board has been working on restructuring our administration, with the biggest change being the appointment this year of Kristy Barry as Teaching Principal. Kristy has embraced this new role with enthusiasm and conscientiousness, sharing now the kindergarten teaching with Kylie Ross to allow time for her administration duties.
In addition, a strong and experienced financial team has been created with the addition of former founding treasurer, John Oxley as financial consultant, accountant Amanda Larkin as bookkeeper, and Matt Edwards as company auditor. All of these professionals are working together with Nyree and Mel in their administration tasks, to create solid support in our financial activities, recording, and reporting – essential not only for the day-to-day running of our school, but also to meet our requirements as recipients of government funding.
We're a new charity!
Finally, we can report that our school has recently been granted charity status with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, and we now have a registered building fund into which donations can be made that are tax-deductible. Later in the year we are planning a formal launch of the building fund and fundraising event.
A Happy Easter!
Wishing all our families, staff and community an Easter filled with a sense of gratitude, and loving kindness towards one another.