RWPS eNewsletter Term 2 Week 9

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Principal's Report

Dear Parents, Students and Friends,

Since yesterday was my first day back at school for a couple of weeks, and this week is a short week, the Principal’s report will also be short.

While I was away, there was one day that the Department of Education’s internet was down, right across the state. Because so much of the communication between school staff takes place via email, it meant that, on that day, there were many more announcements made over the school’s PA system.

We try to minimise announcements during the school day for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it interrupts the classes’ teaching and learning time and secondly, it can be annoying to our close neighbours. Every now and then we receive a complaint from a neighbour that there are too many announcements and we have made a concerted effort to reduce them as much as possible.

However, on this particular day, there were quite a few more announcements than usual. Poor old Barb copped all of these emails below (unedited by me) that started at 3.54 pm and concluded at 4.37 pm:

 

From: Tin La <latin6180@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 4, 2024 3:54 PM
To: Reservoir West Primary School <reservoir.west.ps@education.vic.gov.au>
Subject: You constant PA announcements.

I don't think one single person with common sense is charge of that school. You are insane. Do you have any self-awareness regarding the amount of times you abuse your PA system? Write bulletins and have staff meetings instead of sharing every single thought with entire of Reservoir.

 

From: Millie Lo <mjeleven3@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 4, 2024 3:56 PM
To: Reservoir West Primary School <reservoir.west.ps@education.vic.gov.au>
Subject: PA system insanity

You folks have lost your minds. Get a grip, be professional and grow up. 

 

From: Kimberlee Stack <kimystack@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 4, 2024 3:59 PM
To: Reservoir West Primary School <reservoir.west.ps@education.vic.gov.au>
Subject: pa system lunacy

Next time your school has a fundraiser, count me out. Morons.

 

From: Amanda Jarvis <jarvisamanda68@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 4, 2024 4:01 PM
To: Reservoir West Primary School <reservoir.west.ps@education.vic.gov.au>
Subject: Your schools pa.

Your abuse of the PA system gives new meaning to white trash behaviour. SAD!

 

From: Marisol Lopez <larisoleleven13@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 4, 2024 4:04 PM
To: Reservoir West Primary School <reservoir.west.ps@education.vic.gov.au>
Subject: PA system abuse!

I truly hope A current affair picks up on the neighbours complaint about your schools pa system abuse!

 

From: alex schultz <alexshultz2001@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 4, 2024 4:11 PM
To: Reservoir West Primary School <reservoir.west.ps@education.vic.gov.au>
Subject: Pa system use disgraceful.

My neighbours and I counted at least 50 pa announcements from your school, today.

 

From: Devon Cox <devdrown@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 4, 2024 4:12 PM
To: Reservoir West Primary School <reservoir.west.ps@education.vic.gov.au>
Subject: Stop the pa system abuse.

You must have sent out 100 pa announcements today alone. You guys are buffoons! Get it together.

 

From: Tima Milos <milostima9@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 4, 2024 4:16 PM
To: Reservoir West Primary School <reservoir.west.ps@education.vic.gov.au>
Subject: Reporting your pa system abuse to the EPA

Thankfully I decided to leave a reorder running today to capture your abuse of the schools PA systems with constant announcements. Reporting you to the EPA with evidence!

 

From: Neve Patrick <patrickneve4@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 4, 2024 4:27 PM
To: Reservoir West Primary School <reservoir.west.ps@education.vic.gov.au>
Subject: Shocking behaviour with your pa system.

Your neighbours have had enough!

 

From: Tamara Ziegler <tamaraziegler9@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 4, 2024 4:33 PM
To: Reservoir West Primary School <reservoir.west.ps@education.vic.gov.au>
Subject: PA system abuse!

Your neighbours have suffered too long. Time for action!

 

From: Montana Maguire <montanamaguire4@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 4, 2024 4:34 PM
To: Reservoir West Primary School <reservoir.west.ps@education.vic.gov.au>
Subject: PA abuse, disgraceful!!

Grow up you morons.

 

From: Kerrie Parker <kerrieparker15@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 4, 2024 4:37 PM
To: Reservoir West Primary School <reservoir.west.ps@education.vic.gov.au>
Subject: PA SYSTEM ABUSE.

You are supposed to be educating children. How do you get that accomplished through over 60 pa announcements a day? 

 

To each of the emails, Barb dutifully replied:

 

Dear ‘so and so’,

Please contact the school by phone to discuss your PA complaint. Please ask to speak with the School Principal.

Kindest,

Barbara Balliro


So far, we have had not one contact us, nor have we been contacted by the EPA or A Current Affair. ? Looking at the timeline, the way they were worded and the similar message contained in each email, it appears that one of our neighbours was a tad incensed by the PA usage on that day. My guess is that it must take somewhere between three and five minutes to create a @gmail account.

 

ON A PERSONAL NOTE

To all those of the school community who have enquired about my son’ s surgery – he is home and recuperating although it is going to be a long slow road back to full health – thank you.


LAST WEEK'S SOTW WINNERS



LAST WEEK'S GOOD BEHAVIOUR WINNERS


Regards,

Bruce

Principal (white trash buffoon moron)



Parent Student Teacher Conferences

PARENT, STUDENT AND TEACHER CONFERENCES 2024 – SEMESTER 1
Here at Reservoir West, we advocate for students being engaged and empowered in their learning. As a result, we have Parent, Student and Teacher conferences (PSTC). In 2024, we are asking all students to attend these conferences with their parents/guardians. It is a way to foster a collaborative effort towards student progress, a reflective opportunity for students to speak to their own learning and their needs moving forward. This is also a chance for students to do some goal-setting and to be accountable to themselves and to the adults in their lives.

 

Tuesday 25th June
Specialist Teacher Conferences will be occurring on Tuesday, 25th June 3.45 – 6.00pm.
These conferences are by request of parents, if you wish to speak to Specialist teachers. Bookings will open on Wednesday 12th June at 4.00 pm and close on Friday, 21st June at 4.00 pm. These meetings will be taking place in the Library. Specialist Conferences will be 5 minutes in duration, please ensure you are prompt with your arrival and considerate of the 5-minute limit as teachers will aim to adhere to the booking schedule.

Availability:

  • PE - Amanda Solakidis will be available. Olivia Ryan, Anne Watson, Kylie Garlick and Kahli Heraud will not be available.
  • Spanish/Music - Tash Vargas and Jorge Leiva will both be available.
  • Art - Daniela Conte and Jorge Leiva will both be available.
  • Library - Flora Kossivas will be available. Kahli Heraud and Katherine Nikolakoudis will not be available.
  • Science - Adie Hasan will be available.
  • Digital Technologies - Kelly Mitchell will be available.

 

Support Teacher Conferences will be occurring on Tuesday, 25th June 3.45 – 6.00pm.
Support teachers will be available to meet with families for students who attend their sessions. If interested, families are asked to contact the following support teachers directly, to organise a 10-minute conference.

Availability:

 

IMPORTANT:
1P Classroom Conferences
The Semester 1 conferences for 1P will be held on Tuesday 25th June, 2024. This is the same day as the Specialist conferences. If you wish to see the specialist teachers, as well as Ms Danie Palermo, please ensure that you leave sufficient time between your bookings, to assist with keeping on time. The session times will be held in the morning at 8.00am – 8.40am, followed by the afternoon sessions held at 3.40pm – 6.50pm. All conferences conclude at 7pm.

 

Wednesday 26th June
Classroom Teacher Conferences will be occurring on Wednesday, 26th June 12.00pm – 6.30pm. These conferences are for all students. Classroom teachers are requesting all parents and students attend. Please make a booking. Bookings will open on Wednesday 12th June at 4.00 pm and close on Friday, 21st June at 4.00 pm. Classroom Teacher Conferences will be 10 minutes in duration, please ensure you are prompt with your arrival and considerate of the 10-minute limit as teachers will aim to adhere to the booking schedule.

Shared classroom roles availability:

  • Prep V - Leigh Tangee and Alex van Nugteren will be in attendance
  • 2M - Ambery Mahony and Ally Kropf will be in attendance
  • 3M - Kellie McQuestin and Jo Toman will be in attendance
  • 4W - Kelly Wild and Flora Kossivas will be in attendance
  • 5/6H - Bryony Hardy will be in attendance. Amanda Solakidis is unavailable.

Other important information

  • Students do not attend school on this day and are marked present when they attend the conference with parents.
  • Students in 1P which are having their conferences a day earlier, will also be marked present on this Wednesday, based on their conference attendance.
  • Parents of students who will be attending Student Support Group (SSG) meetings during the next few weeks are not required to make a PSTC time. These students do not attend school on Wednesday, 26th Those students will be marked present for that day.
  • All conferences will be held face to face on the school grounds.
  • The Foundation Conferences will all be held in the Milburn Shared Area.
  • Year 1 – 6 Conferences will all be held in your child’s classroom.
  • Semester 1 Academic Reports and Term 2 Effort and Progress Reports will be released through Compass on the last day of Term 2, Friday 28th June

 

Julia Nour
Assistant Principal – Administration
julia.abdel-nour@education.vic.gov.au



Fun in the Art Room!

What a term it’s been! The following photos show some Year 1 and 2 students in action learning about colour theory, where the students were asked to do a landscape painting using only cool colours. 

There are also some photos of Year 3 and 4 students who have done their own

interpretations of some famous portraits. Do you recognise the portraits? What are they called and who are the famous artists that painted them? 

In addition, there is a display of completed mosaics by some very talented Year 5 and 6 students. Why not go and have a peep at the display which is located in the Morton building?

Finally, be sure to keep an eye out in a future newsletter for artworks created by our very creative Foundation students. You will be amazed!



TheirCare

UPCOMING PUPIL FREE DAYS - THEIRCARE PROGRAM

With the upcoming Pupil Free days scheduled during Term 2, TheirCare will be running an all-day program available to families. Please see the details below.
  • Week 9 - Tuesday 11th June (day after public holiday): 7am - 6pm
  • Week 11 - Wednesday 26th June (Parent Teacher Conference Day): 7am - 6pm

You can book directly online through the family portal. Alternatively, you can call TheirCare on 1300 072 410 for further assistance.

Calendar

Please take a look at what is happening this year at RWPS.

2024 Calendar

Follow our live updates on our Compass calendar.