Assistant Principal’s Report

Parent Survey, Bicycle Helmets and Scooters, Buses, Curriculum Day (Thursday 24th August 2017), Fountain Gate Primary School, Student Awards & Uniform Reminders.
Friday 11th August, 2017.
Assistant Principal.

Parent Survey

Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents at each school.

It is designed to assist our school in gaining an understanding of parents’ perception of school climate, student engagement and relationships with our parent community. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.

The survey will be conducted online by ORIMA Research Pty Ltd and only takes 15 minutes to complete. The survey can be accessed via desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile at any convenient time within the fieldwork period from Monday 7th August to Sunday 27th August.

Approximately 30 per cent of parents will be invited to participate in this year’s survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous.

The online survey is available in English, Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Chin (Hakha) and Hindi.

Survey language guides will be provided in a range of languages including Albanian, Bengali, Burmese, Cantonese, Dari, Filipino, Greek, Gujarati, Indonesian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Malayalam, Pashto, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish or Urdu.

The survey results will be reported back to our school at the end of September.

For further information, please speak to you child’s teacher or visit: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/management/improvement/Pages/performsurveyparent.aspx

Bicycle Helmets and Scooters

It is imperative that we have parent support with regard to bicycle helmets. All students who ride a bicycle to school MUST wear a helmet. Parents will be contacted immediately if a student is riding a bicycle without a helmet.

Students riding scooters to school must also bring a padlock so they can be secured safely in the bicycle shed.

Buses

A reminder to families that if their child is using the bus to travel to and from school, they must have a MYKI card with enough money on the card to cover the trip.

Curriculum Day – Thursday 24th August 2017

There will be a Curriculum Day on Thursday 24th August 2017. The students are not required to attend school.

Fountain Gate Primary School

We ask for parents to reinforce to their older siblings who attend Fountain Gate SC who collect younger siblings from Fountain Gate PS that they wait for their younger brothers or sisters at the allocated locations.

Student Awards

Congratulations to the following students who have been working at their very best and have received a Certificate of Achievement.

7B: N. Hakimi
7C: S. Deo (3), M. Sua (2)
7G: B. Strachan, G. Visic
8A: M. Tawakoli

Uniform Reminders

The Fountain Gate Secondary College uniform policy clearly states that any non-uniform items should NOT be worn at school.

If a student is seen wearing a non-uniform item, they will be asked to remove that item and hand it in to the Sub-School where the item will stored and the student’s name recorded. That item can be collected at the end of the day. Examples of items include:

Scarves – can be worn but must be navy blue, black or white. Scarves with logos or brands are not acceptable. The scarves must be removed for Technology classes.

Students who repeat the behaviour of wearing non-uniform items will receive an appropriate consequence.

Mr. P. Broecker, Mr. N. Uwins
Assistant Principals