Principal’s Desk

11 December 2017

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 15 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 Danielle Bowden, Angela Hamilton, Heather Pearson, teaching assistants Gaye Banks and Shara Barclay and part-time teaching staff Lucy Willetts and Wendy Fitzgerald.

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 back Andrea Brunton who is returning to Elmwood from Roydvale School and Marg Bellis who is returning from a years leave. We look forward to both of these experienced teachers being back on the Elmwood Normal School team.

In 2018 the school will be organised as indicated below.

Room 6A      Sandra Johnston – Y1
Room 7         Tara Hollings – Y1
Room 8         Andrea Brunton – Y1
Room 9         Laura Richardson -Y1

Room 12       Marg Bellis and Zoe Rose -Y2
Room 13       Jess Saunders -Y2
Room 14       Charlotte Wilson – Y2

Room 1         Meg Feller -Y3
Room 2         Sarah Argyle -Y3
Room 3         Hayley Bishop and Jill Royds -Y3
Room 4         Keryn O’Donnell -Y3

Room 15       Jo Mottram -Y4
Room 16       Willem Kortekaas -Y4
Room 17       Zoe Shakespeare -Y4

Room 22       Sarah Hughey -Y5
Room 23       Toni-Jayne Miles -Y5
Room 24       Jeni McKinnon -Y5

Room 18       Caro Searell -Y6
Room 19       Bronwen Kingston – Y6
Room 20      Anna Schmidli – Y6

Today your child will spend some time in their 2018 class with their next year’s teacher getting to know their new classmates.  They will be issued with an introductory letter from their 2018 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 2018 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 Tuesday 30 January 2018.

Paul