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PARENT SURVEY

The Parent Survey is available online, click this link to submit your response by Friday 7 May 2021.

2022 APPLICATIONS FOR ENROLMENT

Kindergarten and Pre-Primary enrolments for 2022 are now being accepted. The closing date for applications is Friday 23 July 2021.

  1. Children born 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2018 are entitled to attend Kindy in 2022
  2. Children born 1 July 2016 – 30 June 2017 are entitled to attend Pre-Primary in 2022

Application forms are available from our website and can be emailed to office staff. If you know of anyone wishing to enrol their children at our school next year, please pass this information on to them.

As Pre-Primary is a compulsory year of schooling, students currently enrolled in Pre-Primary do not need to reapply for Year 1.

MESSAGEYOU SCHOOLS (SCHOOL STAR APP)

We are pleased to advise that GHPS is trialling messageyou™Schools, a mobile phone messaging system to communicate student unexplained absences to parents/guardians. This new communication system uses Short Messaging Service (SMS) and will send text messages to parent/guardian mobile phones when your child is absent from school (in the instance that an explanation has not already been provided).

At 10:00am each morning of a school day, our computer system will automatically send parents a message similar to:

GHPS records show Student X is absent 5 May 2021.
Pls reply SMS or call 9257 4600 with student name/reason/abs date

SMS is designed to advise parents that according to school records, the student is absent and no reason has been provided to the school.

It is a legal requirement that parents contact the school regarding any student absences or reasons for lateness. If an explanation for the absence has been provided prior to 9:15am each morning, then parents will not receive an SMS. Please note there may be some circumstances out of our control, such as power outages, where we cannot send SMS.

Parents need to be aware that this system is an additional absence follow up service only. There will be times when parents may not receive a text message due to technical issues. In cases where you are concerned about your child’s attendance, please contact the school directly on 9257 4600. Once absence notification messages have been implemented, the use of SMS communications may be extended to wider uses such as unexpected school closures or a reminder about a school event.

It is expected that the use of SMS communication to parents will assist in reducing the number of unexplained student absences and help inform the school and parents as to the whereabouts of every student. The SMS strategy is already being used across many Western Australia schools as a successful initiative to improve communication to parents and to encourage students to take responsibility for their attendance at school.

A letter was sent via Connect to all parents/guardians last week to provide more detailed information about the system. Further enquiries should be directed to Stacey Conway on 9257 4600.

ABSENTEE LETTERS

A reminder for parents to please complete and return absentee letters that are sent home.

NEXT ASSEMBLY

Our next assembly is Friday 7 May at 8:50am, our hosts will be Rm 9. We ask that only Rm 9 and award recipient parents (with masks) attend this assembly. Please ensure you are wearing masks and adhere to the 1.5 meter physical distancing rules.

Due to the postponement of the assembly last week, our assembly days going forward will be:

·         Friday 21 May at 8:50am Rm 10

·         Friday 11 June at 8:50am Rm 5

·         Friday 28 May at 8:50am Brooks A

·         Friday 25 June at 8:50am Rm 6

SECOND HAND UNIFORM SALES

The second hand uniform shop will be open on Friday 7 May from 8:15am outside the old admin building.

SPREAD THE WARMTH

The cooler weather is just around the corner. Families who wish to donate warm items including blankets, jumpers, gloves, pants, socks and beanies can do so by placing them in the box in the front office.

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Gooseberry Hill WA 6076
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Gooseberry Hill Primary School

An Independent Public School