The School Council meeting in August was dedicated predominantly to discussion of feedback on the recent parent forum conducted as part of YWPS’s strategic planning process. Parent representative school councillors also provided feedback to Karen and the team, about our aspirations for the school, what is working well and what could be improved. That feedback was informed by the discussions we have had, as councillors, with many other parents over the last 8 months. The comments contributed by parents via the online survey, parent forum and School Council meeting are an essential component of the strategic plan which is due to be finalised later this year.
On behalf of the School Council, I also want to thank those people who contribute their time to finalising the two grant funding applications submitted in August to the Victoria School Building Authority for toilet upgrades and the library courtyard sensory projects. Marisa Frisina and Bernard Brown, in particular, we are very grateful for your assistance.
Finally, I want to give another shout out to all of the teachers and parents who are working so hard to do their best for our kids during this latest lockdown. We are unlikely to ever see such challenging circumstances during our children’s education and the continued dedication and resilience of the school community is what keeps many of us going. We really are all quite amazing, even if it doesn’t feel that way all the time.
Take care everyone.