Principal Update

Term Two is drawing to a close, with the last day being Friday 30 June. As usual, school will finish at 2.30 on the last day of term. Both Tracy Skiba and I attended the South Eastern Victoria Principal Forum last week along with many hundreds of other school leaders from as far away as Lakes Entrance. We were fortunate to hear several international speakers sharing their experiences around school reform.  Professor David Woods-System Reform – Learning from the London Challenge, Mary Jean Gallagher – Ontario – What Helped Lift System and School Performance, Dr Therese A.Dozier – Turning Good Teachers Into Great Leaders and Dr. Lyn Sharratt – Leading Collaborative Learning in Purposeful Professional  Learning Communities. With Victoria titled,”The Education State”, many international experiences will be taken into account as we build the capacity of our own system to give every young Victorian a world-class education.

Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th of June. Please ensure you book a time with your child’s classroom teacher to share and celebrate progress over the course of  Semester One. Online booking has opened and will close on Friday June 23rd.

We extend our deepest condolences to Mrs Lomas and family on the recent passing of the mother. Sharon is currently in the UK to be with family and friends during this sad time. We look forward to welcoming Sharon back to Toorak Primary School on Monday 26th June. Sharon insisted on returning to school in time for Parent Teacher Interviews with the families of her students.

I have been reliably informed that the stairs at the western end of the school will be completed soon. I anticipate that the completion of these works will take place over the school holidays. Thank you for your patience in this regard.

Peter Pan Jr is progressing as planned with all classes practising for their roles in each segment. Ms Fairweather is working closely with classroom teachers to ensure the musical is integrated into the school curriculum thereby assisting with meeting targets and deadlines.