Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome back to the 2017 school year! I hope the summer break afforded you some time to relax with family and friends. I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all our returning students and their families. I would also like to welcome all of our new students and their families – particularly to our Prep students. It was great to see how excited they were on their first day and how quickly they settled into our school. We are very proud of our school and our students and I am sure that our new students and families will quickly become part of our school community.
I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome the following new and returning staff to Creekside.
- Linh Nguyen – Foundation
- Angela Campillos – Foundation
- Michelle Croswell – Year 3
- Ilona Berecz – Year 6
- Veronika Krsteska - Year 5
- Mitchell Johnstone - Year 6
- Suzi Stojkov – Year 7 to Year 9
- Susan Dobson – Year 7 to 9
- Leeza Williams – Year 7 to 9
- Josh Mahon – Year 7 to Year 9
- Michelle Shankland – Year 7 to Year 9
- Suzi Silveira – French
- Daniel Wilson – French
- Suzanna Jonas – School Nurse
- Lucinda Ireland – ES Classroom Support
- Deb Bennett - Year 7 to Year 9
- Peter Skaftouros - Year 7 to Year 9
- Lejla Banovic - Year 7 to Year 9
A number of major works were completed during the holidays. New 'rubber rok' was installed around all play equipment as well as shade sails in front of the Janine Blachford Auditorium. The Yr 9 building now has glass walls which has reduced the noise level and is more conducive to a focussed working environment. New carpet was also installed in the Year 7 building.
The College has been using the Compass student management system since mid 2016. Parents will have access to this online portal in the very near future. We hope this system will connect you to your child's learning as well as giving you access to attendance records and reports.
Under DET guidelines the school provides supervision in the yard 15 minutes before the official start of school and 15 minutes after the completion of classes for students at the end of the day. To this effect there are staff members on yard duty from 8:35am each morning and 3:35pm following classes. This means that no children are allowed to be on playground equipment before 8:35am and after 3:35pm as there is no formal supervision of students. I ask that parents support the school by ensuring that you speak to your children in relation to this. In addition, we know many students attend school a lot earlier in the morning and remain later in the day before and beyond these times. To cater for this we provide an Out of School Care facility which is currently run by World 4 Kids in the gymnasium area for the Primary school students.
Please note the College will open the school gate for students to be collected after school from 3:00pm onwards.
It important that students attend school every day and that they remain at school for the entire day. Please do not make appointments for your child during the day or pick them up early as this disrupts their learning.
This year promises to be an exciting one for Creekside and I am looking forward to working with you to achieve the best outcomes for our students.