Dear Parent, Guardians and Carers,
As you will be aware the Victorian State Government has announced today that the lockdown restrictions will be lifted from 11:59pm tonight and schools will be back open.
We look forward to welcoming you all tomorrow. On behalf of the teachers I would like to extend our appreciation for your support during this time. Remote learning is not easy for anyone and we know that for many of you balancing your own work commitments whilst supporting your child(ren) is extremely difficult. Thank you!
The following reflection from Jim Quillinan arrived in my inbox today and I thought I would share it with you:
On Friday 30th July we encourage all students to wear green and gold in support of the Australian Olympic Team. Students may wear their sports uniform with a "dash" of green and/or gold. Some items that could be worn include green and gold socks, a scarf, a hat, a headband/ribbons or a tshirt. Please note this is not a casual clothes day, nor do we ask parents to go and purchase new items. All schools across the Nation have been invited to participate and the day is about painting the Country in our national colours and being proud of Australia's sporting achievements.
Means-tested concession cards must now be valid on either:
- the first day of Term 1 (Wednesday 27 January 2021)
- the first day of Term 2 (Monday 19 April 2021)
- the first day of Term 3 (Monday 12 July 2021).
The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) provides payments for eligible students to attend activities like:
- school camps or trips
- swimming and school-organised sport programs
- outdoor education programs
- excursions and incursions.
Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge
The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is now open and St. Michael’s Primary School is excited to be participating. A new application is being used this year that offers a range of exciting features including:
- access to a library catalogue (including book images and blurbs)
- a modern user-friendly interface
- rewarding students with badges as challenge milestones are achieved
- the option for students to mark books as a favourite, give them a star rating or complete a book review
The Challenge is open to all Victorian children from birth to Year 10 in recognition of the importance of reading for literacy development. It is not a competition; but a personal challenge for children to read a set number of books by 17 September 2021.
Children from Prep to Year 2 are encouraged to read or ‘experience’ 30 books with their parents and teachers. Children from Year 3 to Year 10 are challenged to read 15 books.
All children who meet the Challenge will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the Victorian Premier and former Premiers.
To see the Premier’s message, view the booklists and for more information about the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge, visit: www.education.vic.gov.au/prc
Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge 2021
We have 50 students registered
715 books finished
14 Students Completed
53 days left until it finishes on 17th September 2021