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Driver Primary School Newsletter



Driver Primary School Newsletter


Driver Primary School


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Driver Primary School; Education, Primary; Primary schools; Palmerston; Periodicals

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Northern Territory Government

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Driver Primary School newsletter


issue 11, 3 August 2012

Now known as

Driver News; Driver Messenger

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Northern Territory Government



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PAGE 2 ISSUE 11 From the Principal and Assistant Principals Dear Parents, Carers and Friends Mr Rob Presswell is on leave for this term and Mrs Leanne Kelson will continue as Principal until his anticipated return at the beginning of Term 4. We have had a busy and productive start to the semester and are looking forward to working with our children and their families for the remainder of the year. Here at Driver Primary School we know that many issues students face can be resolved most effectively when parents and teachers work closely together. As such we would like to remind you that the teachers and senior staff have an open door policy and are keen to work with you to improve social and academic outcomes for your child/ren. Please make an appointment with either the classroom teacher or one of us if you have any concerns or good news stories you wish to discuss. You will notice that a Parenting ideas article has been sent home with this newsletter. As part of our ongoing commitment to support parents, we send home similar articles with each newsletter. We hope you find them useful. We also have a parent information board in the front office where we will display useful information for parents. Any donations or recommendations of useful resources (books, DVDs, CDs) that you have found helpful in guiding your journey as a parent, would be appreciated, as we are also in the process of developing a parent library. Attendance and Punctuality The table below highlights the importance of students attending school every day. As much of our explicit teaching of literacy and numeracy occurs between 8.00 and 10.00 am it is also crucial for students to arrive at school on time. With parental support we can continue our improvements in literacy and numeracy outcomes. All late students are required to report to the front office after 8.10 am. Days Absent Total number of years of schooling missed 1 day per week 2 years 1.5 days per week 3 years 2 days per week 3 and a half years 3 days per week 5 and a half years 5 weeks per term 4 and a half years All children between the ages of 617 years must, by law attend school. Carpark Issues Please remember that looking after the safety of children is our priority, especially at those busy times at the start and end of each school day. As such it is important for families to use the Kiss and Go Zone for dropping off and picking up children when you dont wish to get out of your car. The front carpark is for parking and walking to get your children and is NOT a kiss and go area. Thanks for your patience. Please also remember to allow clear access to disabled parking spaces to ensure that those needing to use them can access them easily. School Values At Driver Primary School our values are the core of everything we do and we try to make sure we discuss them with students, teachers and parents regularly. Respect We care for ourselves, others, property and the environment. Students and adults show a reciprocal respect for one another. Our school is fair, positive and trusting. Community of Learners We work together (children and adults) to promote lifelong learning. We understand that we can all learn so much from one another. Safety We join together to create a safe learning environment for students and adults alike. Striving for Excellence - We have high expectations for all learners. We work together to be productive and engaged. We support and encourage each other to take responsibility for our own learning. It is important to keep challenging students to exceed their sense of potential asking them to do their best is limiting John Hattie Position Vacant ~ DRIVER PRIMARY SCHOOL Kitchen Specialist 18 hrs per week The occupant of this position plans menus that can be cooked by students, based on foods that have been harvested in the garden. The Kitchen Specialist is a casual employee and is responsible to the Principal or nominee for everyday activities. Applications for this position close on Friday 10 August. For more information and obtain a job description please contact the office.

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