Welcome back to school! Special welcome to our new Foundation students. We had our first Buddies Program last Friday. It was fun and both the Foundation students and senior students enjoyed it so much!
We had many new changes to our curriculum. We now have Vietnamese with Ngoc from Foundation to Grade 2, Digital Technology with Lingling laoshi and Hao laoshi from Grade 3 to Grade 6, Visual Art with Ann laoshi and Physical Education is also taught in Chinese.
As we are a bilingual school, it is exciting to bring more Chinese culture into the school. From this year, we call all the Chinese teachers laoshi and Stanley xiaozhang.
Have a good weekend and see you next week! 周末愉快 (zhōumò yúkuài)!
Sammy & Lara
In Term 1, we will be engaging with the ‘Bullying No Way’ framework. Abbotsford Primary School has zero tolerance for bullying behaviour. We will educate students about what bullying is, what they can do if they themselves or their friend experiences bullying, and how we can work together as a class to prevent bullying. This is important work we will undertake, as we want all of our students to feel safe at school, and to have positive interactions with their peers and the wider school community.
The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA) takes place this year on Friday, 19 March. This is an important day to mark Australian school communities standing together against bullying and violence. We will update you later in the term on how our school community will come together on this day to highlight our work in addressing bullying.
The Term 1 Assembly Performance Schedule has now been finalised.
Week 3 - Friday 12 February
Grade 1 & 2 (Chinese)
Week 5 - Friday 26 February
Grade 5/6 (English)
Week 7 - Friday 12 March
Grade 4 (Chinese)
Week 9 – Friday 26 March
Grade 3 (English)
Please take time to remind yourself of the school’s collection statement, found on our website.
a) Notice of election and call for nominations
Monday, 8 February 2021
b) Closing date for nominations
Monday, 15 February 2021
c) Date by which the list of candidates and nominators will be posted
Wednesday, 17 February 2021
d) Date by which ballot papers will be prepared and distributed
Before Monday, 22 February 2021
e) Close of ballot
Friday, 26 February 2021
f) Vote count
Monday, 1 March 2021
g) Declaration of poll
Tuesday, 2 March 2021
h) Special council meeting to co-opt community members (the principal will preside)
Thursday, 11 March 2021
i) First council meeting to elect office bearers (the principal will preside)
Wednesday, 31 March 2021