Dear families and friends,
Our historical first year of Port Macquarie Steiner School came to a beautiful close with a Christmas festival and play in the kindergarten, enjoyed by the school families and invited guests.
In reflecting on the year we can express our deepest thanks to our small but dedicated staff: Kristy, Kylie, Nyree, Tricia and Arona who together worked through the challenges, overcame the limitations, held to our guiding principles, and created through their work the school we are all connected to and love.
Our special thanks go to Kristy as our stellar foundation kindergarten teacher, who, each and every day gave her loving energies to the children and their families.
The board continues to look to the future and next year in particular, when many improvements will be coming to our infrastructure, including: new windows in the hall, a modern external office space, and much extra shade for the playground. There will also be a general electrical upgrade to power the expanding needs of the school.
A new teacher will be joining us for the Class 1-2 composite, and the interior of the hall will be arranged to accommodate both the kindergarten and the first primary school class. There is a lot more to say about the new teacher, and we are very excited about her appointment, but we will announce all in the new year, once she takes up her role.
New children and families will also be joining us, across all three grades, and the board is so pleased with the interest in and the growth in the school.
We would like to thank all our current school families, firstly for the courageous step you each took in enrolling your children in a brand new school, for your trust in us, and your ongoing enthusiasm and support throughout the year. It is truly a blessing for any school to have such a supportive base of parent families. All your loving efforts at working bees, in classroom support, and in reaching out to the larger Port Macquarie community through markets and fundraising is essential to our success and very appreciated.
To our wider community of friends, donors, volunteers – we are truly grateful for your well-wishes for the school, and ongoing support.