Volume 29 Issue 122
Thursday 9th March 2023

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”—Gandhi

Hello families,

I am in the classes daily at St Francis sometimes for a brief visit and others to work with students. I have been impressed with the strong routines and pedagogical practises from our teachers. It is great to see the focus on high expectations for all students, academically, socially and by ensuring they display positive learning behaviours respecting the rights of others and themselves to learn.

Professor John Hattie in his work on Visible Learning notes that the biggest influence on a child’s learning is the quality of the teacher in front of the class. All the teachers and support staff at St Francis are dedicated, caring and have the best interests of all students in their hearts. They provide a targeted teaching and learning program that caters for the educational needs of our students. As a staff we use data to inform our teaching and work collaboratively as a team to ensure learning goals are developed for each student.

It is fabulous to see the learning and smiles from the students across all classes in the school. If you would like to discuss your child’s achievements in class and the playground our staff are always available to talk with our families.

A safety reminder for our families at pick up. Please remind your child to wait for the teacher to cross the road before walking across the carpark. We have had a number of students running across our grounds close to the road to meet families at the ELC carpark. If you are picking up children from the ELC and are collecting an older child please remind them to wait in the undercover area for you to collect them. Thank you for your support in ensuring our students are safe.

Don't forget to keep the 31st of March free in your calendars for the Hoedown. It will be great fun and we hope most of our families will be able to join in the fun.

Have a wonderful weekend. I will be heading out on my bike in the fresh air with my family taking in the beautiful nature the NT has to offer.

God bless,
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