Blog Week 5 – 26 May, 2017
Dear Woodland Grove family,
We have had a really great week with our parent forums running throughout the week. We have asked for feedback on our Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Overwhelmingly the discussions have been respectful and honest. A big thank you to all who participated. We will present the information from our forums to School Board with a view to ensuring our focus remains on what is most important.
The strengths that have been highlighted include the willingness of our teachers to engage with parents and the fact that children feel safe and are happy at school. When we had our early parent forums in June last year these were areas that were important to our families. It is really pleasing to hear that our families feel welcomed and that children are happy.
An area of concern for our K/PP families has been the access our K/PP children have to the wider playground and our oval. We have been able to talk about the value of K/PP children being able to play in the main playground and test their boundaries in a safe environment. We also discussed the value of older children being able to play in our sand pits and mix with younger children. As a result of our forums we have had parents come and have a look at our playground supervision and organisation during lunch time and recess. These tours have allayed concerns and enabled parents to see first-hand our levels of supervision.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school through our website if you would like a tour and we will make a day and time for you to visit.
You may have noticed the demountables being installed on our school site over the past few weeks. We are getting a steady stream of enrolments and expect to continue to grow for some time yet. It is important that we make sure we have enough classroom space. One of our important considerations as we grow is to ensure we continue to build our school community culture and that our new families are welcomed into our school and feel included. I have no doubt that there is a desire from our community to continue to build our reputation as a school that is welcoming, safe and happy for children, parents, caregivers and staff.
As a school we are really keen to make sure we are communicating effectively with our community. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are not receiving communication in a timely manner. The best way to contact us is through our website link as this gives us a communication trail that is easy to keep track of. This contact also makes sure your query goes to the person who is most able to help.
Enjoy your weekend