Straight into schoolwork on first day back

Students at Ettalong Public School were straight into their schoolwork on the first day of the new school year, according to principal Ms Lynn Balfour.
“All students were placed in their new classes immediately after recess on their first day back resulting in no lost valuable teaching time and, of course, there were lots of excited students when they found out who their new teacher was,” she said.
“Our school day starts at 8.55am and ends at 2.55pm.
“We encourage all children to be at school at least five minutes before the bell rings so they can catch up with friends.
“Students arriving late miss the beginning of lessons and also cause disruption to other children who have just settled into their day.
“Please make sure your child arrives at school after 8:30am when teachers commence playground duty and before the morning bell.
“Kindergarten students started lessons on February 4 and will finish their day at 2:30pm, for their first two weeks.
“They will stay for full days from February 18.
“We have a busy few weeks ahead with our swimming carnival and parent information sessions.
“We will also have a free sausage sizzle in between the parent information,” Ms Balfour said.

SOURCE:
Newsletter, 5 Feb 2019
Lynn Balfour, Ettalong Public School

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