It is Week 5, and just like that we are halfway through the term. I’m hoping by the time you read this that the rain is finally here.
Much like our crops, the fertile ground of children’s minds are starting to show progressions of learning across the school. As I walk the hallways there is lots of evidence of student growth and achievement of high expectations.

Thank you to our volunteers.

Our community volunteers are very important to the way our school operates. I would like to publicly recognise the amount of work they put in to our school. Many of them do it for the love of our community and don’t seek praise or celebrate effort they put in.

We are very lucky at Central Yorke School to have such an amazing group of volunteers. Our volunteers come in many shapes and forms, from our Governing Council or Parents and Friends, to mums that come in a read, our sports day helpers, or the dads that do an amazing job of seeding and cropping our Ag block, the list goes on.

We would not have the success or amazing school culture we have today if it weren’t for them.

Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week is from May 27th to June 3rd. The theme for this year’s NRW is ‘More than a word.’ I would like to thank all staff involved in facilitating learning activities around Aboriginal Culture.

Each year National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrates the rich culture and history of the First Australians. It is the ideal time for everyone to join the reconciliation conversation and to think about how we can help turn around the disadvantage experienced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The ’67 referendum made history as Australians voted overwhelmingly to amend the constitution to include Aboriginal people in the census and allow the Commonwealth to create laws for them.

It was considered a triumph of the human spirit that continues to inspire generations of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people alike.

Kindy registrations

It is that time of year again where we need to start planning for next year.
Our Early Learning spaces are filling quickly and if you have a child who will be commencing in 2022, we would love for you to come into the kindy and fill out a registration form to book your spot.

First round offers will go to students in our catchment area and if there are any spots left over, we will offer them to families in our second round offers. If you would like more information please contact Mel or one of the friendly kindy staff who will be able to help.

Flu season is upon us

The colder wet weather brings with it the cold and flu season. As a school our priority is to keep everyone well so they can continue with their learning. I encourage all families to keep your child at home if they start to show any signs of a cold and flu.

We also ask all parents and teachers to undertake preventative measures with children such as sneezing with a covered mouth and washing hands thoroughly to prevent the spread of germs and sickness.
Important diary dates

Open Day 2021

Tuesday June 22 will be our school Open Day where families are encouraged to come in and join in with the learning. The day will have Principal Tours, Open Classrooms as well as a shared morning tea. Please keep an eye out for more information to follow. We would love to see everyone there.

Pupil Free Day

Tuesday the 15th of June  will be our Term 2 Pupil Free Day and is the day directly after the public holiday. Staff will be concentrating on curriculum implementation and formative assessment.