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Gowrie Street Primary School Newsletter 31st may 2024

REMINDERS

STUDENT LED CONFERENCES

Times were sent home this week. Login to COMPASS to check your time or if you need to change your time or make a new day by emailing your child's teacher through COMPASS

ATTENDANCE

We are required to record student attendance each day and as part of that provide a reason if a child is not attending school. On some days this can be an extreme task for our office staff to follow up all the children who are away and families have not let us know why. Please, if your child is away from school, login to COMPASS or call the office to let us know why your child is away.

SWIMMING

Swimming week is next week. Each class will have a swimming lesson each day.

From 2017, the Victorian Curriculum F–10 has required swimming and water safety education to be taught as part of the Health and Physical Education learning area.

Swimming and water safety is included in the Health and Physical Education curriculum from Foundation to Level 10. This requires schools to ensure that they are implementing a swimming and water safety program that meets the requirements of the curriculum.

Gowrie Street makes decisions about how to best incorporate swimming and water safety into our school programs in line with Department policy.

If students are not participating for medical reasons, please let your child's teacher know. by emailing them via COMPASS, if you haven't already. If they are not swimming they will still go with their class to the pool and sit out of the lesson.


Pick up at School

Start Session - Aquamoves

Finish Session – Aquamoves

Pick up at Aquamoves

Arrive back at school

Grade 5-6

Band C

9.40am

10.00am

10.45am

11.05am

11:15am

Grade 3-4 A and 5-6A

10.25am

10.45am

11.30am

11.50am

12:00pm

Grade 3-4 B and C

11.10am

11.30am

12.15pm

12.35pm

12:45pm

Grade 1-2 A and B

12:10pm

12.30pm

  1.15pm

  1.35pm

1:45pm

1 Bus Prep and Grade 12 C

 12:55pm

1:15pm 

2.00pm 

2.30pm 

2:40pm

Secretary's Marrung Awards

About Marrung

The Marrung strategy's vision is that-

  • the rich and thriving culture, knowledge and experience of our First Nations peoples are celebrated by all Victorians

  • our universal service systems are inclusive, responsive and respectful of Koorie people at every stage of their learning and development journey

  • every Koorie person achieves their potential, succeeds in life, and feels strong in their cultural identity.

Consistent with the principle of self-determination, Marrung has been developed with:

  • Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated

  • Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency

  • Victorian Community Controlled Health Organisation.

Strong partnerships with these organisations, and with the Koorie community will are the foundation for the implementation and governance of Marrung.

About the awards

The Secretary’s Marrung Awards celebrate the unique knowledge and skills that Aboriginal staff and allies bring to the department, to create better educational outcomes for Aboriginal students. There are a number of categories for the awards including Positive Climate For Learning, which we were nominated and was a winner of. We were nominated particularly for empowering our students to embrace their cultural identity, central to fostering a sense of belonging and how this is consistently considered in curriculum development and classroom delivery of content.

On Wednesday, Ms Chapman, Mrs T and Aunty Lisa went to Melbourne to accept the award. We were unaware that we had won and it came as such a wonderful suprise that recognises all the work we all do at Gowrie St now and for many many years to ensure our Koorie students feel powerful in their culture and can express themselves through their culture. Well done to all the team at Gowrie Street.



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