Principal’s Desk

10 December 2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers

The end of the school year is all but upon us and we can reflect on what has been another great year at Elmwood Normal School.

Hopefully you’ve been able to sit down with your child/children and let them share their learning achievements that were captured in their digital reports. I hope you are as proud as I am, of each student’s achievements for the year.

The school year will conclude this Friday 14 December. Students will be dismissed at 12:30pm from their classrooms so please make arrangements to collect them from there at that time.

At the end of this week we will farewell teachers Megan Feller, Sarah Argyle, Jess Saunders and Tara Hollings, our Sports Coordinator Brian Miles and part-time teacher Susan Gaines.

Marg Bellis is “semi retiring” coming back to work for us in a part time capacity.

To all of our leaving staff, thank you for your contributions to Elmwood, for some, over many years. You have all positively influenced the lives of many of our students. We wish you all the very best for your future endeavours.

Next year we are delighted to welcome Nicola Russell, Isaac Levings, Logan Coote and Emma Whitla. We look forward to these new staff joining the Elmwood family.

We also congratulate Toni-Jayne Miles on winning the Team Leader position for the Year 3/4 syndicate.

In 2019 the school will be organised as indicated below .

Room 6 Claire Peacock-Price Y1
Room 6A Sandra Johnston (Tm Lder) Y1
Room 7 Laura Richardson Y1
Room 8 Andrea Brunton Y1
Room 12 Charlotte Wilson Y2
Room 13 Jill Royds/Hayley Bishop Y2
Room 14 Nicola Russell Y2
Room 1 Zoe Shakespeare Y4
Room 2 Willem Kortekaas Y4
Room 3 Toni-Jayne Miles (Tm Lder) Y4
Room 4 Logan Coote Y4
Room 16 Keryn O’Donnell Y3
Room 17 Isaac Levings Y3
Room 15 Emma Whitla Y3
Room 22 Sarah Hughey Y5
Room 23 Jo Mottram Y5
Room 24 Jeni McKinnon Y5/6
Room 18 Caro Searell (Tm Lder) Y6
Room 19 Bronwen Kingston Y6
Room 20 Anna Schmidli Y6

Today your child will spend some time in their 2019 class with their next year’s teacher getting to know their new classmates.  They will be issued with an introductory letter from their 2019 teacher which they will bring home and share with you.

You will also be able to login to your Linc-Ed parent account to see your child’s 2019 class teacher.

As this is our last news update for the year I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support during the year and wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope you all have safe, relaxing holidays.

Looking forward to seeing you all again on Wednesday 30 January 2019.