School Traffic

Good afternoon,

With the wet weather setting in, we have noticed more parents driving their children to and from school. The increased number of people on the roads can result in some traffic standstills in the turning circle and we just wanted to remind parents to be mindful of the staggered School finishing times for Primary and Secondary, who both use the turning circle, and how to aid the flow of traffic on and outside our campus.

  • Please note, Primary students finish at 3.10pm, pick up their bags and there usually isn’t too much of a delay from the end of class to them waiting for their parents at pick-up. We ask that Primary parents try not to drive into the campus before 3.05pm to ensure the traffic doesn’t get backed up for too long.
  • Secondary students finish their last class at 3.20pm. They then need to return to their locker before coming out to the car so there is usually around a five-minute lag before they get to the turning circle. Therefore, we ask that parents of Secondary students please do not drive into the campus until 3.20pm for pick-up.
  • We have noticed many parents arriving too early and parking in the turning circle to wait, which blocks Primary parents from getting through and also visitors from backing out of the visitors parking bays. Please refrain from coming onto campus too early and parking in the flow area.

We thank you for your understanding and know that we ask this to minimise the time you spend in the traffic, to ensure the safety of students and also to prevent any parking fines for those stuck in traffic on the surrounding streets.

Thank you for your support.

Donella Beare and Darnelle Pretorius

REIGNING CHAMPS

The Senior Boys Cricket Team were the team to beat before all matches were stopped earlier this year. They’ve now finished at the top of their pool and rank third out of 37 schools across the state. Though the usual celebrations aren’t able to take place, we are super proud of the boys and their efforts this year.

Mastermind Australia

Mastermind Australia will be delivering Revision and Exam Preparation Programs in the July school holidays.

The programs will be held at Christ Church Grammar School and Guildford Grammar School in the first week of the holidays, and at Hale School, MLC, Quinns Baptist College and Ashdale Secondary College in the second week. An online virtual classroom program will also be held over both weeks.

ACHIEVEMENTS REWARDED

The four athletes enrolled in the Elite Athlete Program received recognition for their hard work at a small presentation this morning. They have all adapted exceptionally well during these times and are now looking forward to when they can return to their normal training sessions!

Athletes pictured below:
Ellie Parsons (Athletics)
Crystal Edwards (Swimming)
Nic Holmes (Athletics)
Logan McCormick (Kite Surfing)

WHAT WE’VE LEARNED

We were excited to welcome our youngest and oldest students back on campus this week. After lots of communication with parents and staff over recent weeks, Principal Donella Beare sat down with some students to hear about their different online learning experiences. Watch as they discuss what they’ve learned during this time, sharing their excitement to see their teachers and friends again!

IT’S LUNCHTIME!

Need some inspiration for today’s lunch? Mrs Herd shows us how to jazz up instant noodles by making stir-fry with ingredients you’ll have in your fridge and freezer.

Students please note: wash your hands before cooking and don’t forget to do the dishes!