Term 4 – Week 9, 9 December 2020

Staff Farewells
We say farewell to several of our wonderful team at the end of the year:

  • Our gardener, Mal Fallon has retired
  • Our long term Education Assistant, Betty Menzies, is retiring
  • Our long term teacher, Kris Macri is retiring
  • Mrs Smith has won a position at Ranford Primary School
  • Ms Avery has won a position at Caladenia Primary School
  • Ms Williams has won a position at Beenyup Primary School

We thank them all for their work at Kewdale – each of you has made an outstanding contribution to our school, and you will all be missed.  We wish you every happiness in retirement and in your new schools.

Staffing 2021 Confirmed
Positions confirmed for 2021 that weren’t in previous newsletters:

  • Ms Megan Bragg teaching Year 3 in Room 15.
  • Mr Stern confirmed as ICT teacher.
  • Ms Harwood confirmed as Science specialist.
  • Ms Griffin will be working in the Learning Support Coordinator role.

Parent Requests
A number of parents put in requests for their child’s class for 2021.  While we do endeavour to grant those requests, it is not always possible.

Swimming Term 1
Swimming lessons for years 2 to 6 next year will be in weeks 4 and 5 of Term 1, from 22 February to 5 March.

Extra Cleaning
The extra cleaning we have had in the COVID environment since term 2 will continue in Term 1 next year.

Resumption 2021
Students resume in 2021 on Monday 1 February.  Staff will be having School Development Days on Thursday and Friday 28 and 29 January.

Merry Christmas
As we come to the end of a very different year, we can look back with pride at the way we were able to get through some difficult times.  From the uncertainty we faced at the end of Term 1 and the beginning of Term 2 to the gradual easing of restrictions as the year has gone on to now where we are back to almost normal.  Thank you all for your patience and understanding over the course of the year.  We hope that 2021 will be a much less fractured year, but with COVID still around we need to be prepared for potential changes at short notice.  I would like to wish all of our wonderful parents, students and staff a merry Christmas and a happy and safe new year, and I will look forward to seeing you all in 2021.

Brian Simpson