Principal Desley Kirby congratulates Secondary School Captains Braden Gray, Tehmia Masri, Vice Captain Anna Dunstan, and Student Leader Chelsea Brennan
by Principal Desley Kirby, Tin Can Bay P-10 School
Last month we held our annual Open Classroom and Meet the Parents event which finished with a barbecue at the hall.
Thanks to all our parents who attended and made this a very successful event. Your engagement with our school is key to ensuring successful outcomes for our students. We will be holding community events each term and I look forward to meeting more of our parents throughout the year.
Our Junior and Senior School Captains and House Captains were presented with their badges. They are already playing a key role in our weekly assembly program, and I am confident they will be outstanding role models for their fellow students and wonderful ambassadors for our school.
This year TCB staff have put together a program of lunchtime activities including: running club; skipping; basketball; garden club and ukulele, the Taipans Volleyball program and Student Voice.
Our first P&C meeting next Tuesday is an opportunity for our parents and community to engage with the school in planning and decision making. The P&C meet in the administration building on the third Tuesday at every month at 6pm. See you there!
Principal – Desley Kirby SWD Teachers – Lauren Thorne, Linda Birse
Deputy Principal (Secondary) – Robyn Cottrell STLN – Sandra Carroll
Deputy Principal (Primary) – Rob Neisler HPE – Yas Sauer
Head of Special Education Services – Deborah Honeywill Music – Erin Truin
Head of Department (Secondary) – Louise Masri LOTE – Saskia Kloeffell
Head of Department (Student Support) – Dorothy Hogan Primary NCT – Jade Mahaffey
Master Teacher – Rebecca Turner Guidance Officer – Gay Toohey
Prep Lissa Couchman
Prep/Yr 1 Stacey Searl
Year 1 Debbie Bloomfield
Year 2A Katie Battaglene
Year 2/3 Laurelle Williams
Year 3A Alison Sands
Year 4A Kim Reker
Year 4/5 Katie Topalov
Year 5A Ellen Wright
Year 5/6 Bonnie Johnson
Year 6A Sarah Dioth
David Arthur Geography, Humanities, ITD, Reading
Tony Arthur 8A Care, Science, HPE, 7/8 Co-ordinator
Trish McAndrew 9A Care, Access, Economics and Business, Home Eco., Maths, 9/10 Co-ordinator
Lisa Boyd 7A Care, Art, English, History, Humanities, Reading
David Dorey 7B Care, English, Humanities, ICT, Maths, Reading, Science
Nicole Shelford 10A Care, HPE, Maths, Science
With the adversely hot weather we are experiencing, it’s a great idea to pop in a few ice packs in with the kids’ lunches. Also, including a large water bottle may help to keep them a little bit fresher and cooler.
Join Garden Club
Teacher Ms Rebecca Turner and Chappy Ronnie will be running a before-school Garden Club on Wednesday mornings between 7.30 and 8.15am for keen students in Grades 4, 5 and 6.
For new parents, in early 2014 the school became part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program, which operates in over 700 schools across Australia and teaches students how to grow vegetables and turn them into delicious, healthy food.
The program held weekly during 2014 and 2015, involved four classes of Grade 5/6 students with the assistance of parents and community volunteers.
As a result of their involvement in the classes, students created their own gardens and regularly took recipes home to cook for their families.
Participants will need to wear a broad-brimmed hat and closed-in shoes. Initially there will be 14 spaces available for interested students, however this may increase with volunteer support. If you have any enquiries or would like to be involved as a volunteer, please contact Chappy Ronnie on 0413 135 867.
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