Just last year, I had the council out to witness our drop off and pick up routines. As there are only 2 exits and parking around the school is limited, I am aware just how busy the streets get. Even when we are extremely cautious accidents can happen when things are so busy. There are a few things we can do to prevent future accidents.
I would like to take this opportunity to stress the following points:
- – Drive with Caution: Please be extra vigilant when driving in and around the school premises. Slow down, adhere to speed limits, and be aware of your surroundings at all times. While legal, U-turns can be problematic when there are many small children who have not yet formed road sense.
- – Follow Designated Routes: Stick to the designated pick-up and drop-off points. The kiss and drop is designed to maintain a smooth flow of traffic and reduce the risk of accidents.
- – No Illegal Parking: Avoid illegal parking, as it obstructs the view for other drivers and pedestrians, creating potential hazards.
- – Pedestrian Safety: Encourage your children to use designated crossings where possible and be aware of oncoming traffic. Instruct them to look both ways before crossing the street.
- – Drop-Off Procedures: Follow the school’s drop-off procedures diligently to ensure a safe and efficient process.
In light of this unfortunate incident, we are actively working with local council and evaluating additional safety measures to enhance the security of our school community. Your cooperation and commitment to safety are essential in creating a secure environment for our students.
We understand that accidents can happen, but with our collective efforts, we can minimise the risks and ensure the well-being of all our students. Let us come together as a community to support one another during this difficult time and work towards making our school a safer place for everyone.
Thank you for your understanding and commitment to the safety of our students.
Student Leadership Group 2024
Congratulations to our 2024 Specialist Captains.
STEM Captain – Sophie Pennefather
Band Captain – Jasper Bair
Art Captain – Sienna Heyward
Performing Arts Captain – Ayaan Faizel
Auslan Captain – Maebel Pogemiller
2024 Start Date for Students
Students will commence school on the 30th of January in 2024. We can’t wait to see their smiling faces. I will be on long service leave for the first 2 weeks of 2024 and will leave you in the capable hands of Luke Franklin as he will be acting in the principal role.
Parent Payments 2024
Don’t forget our parent payments policy is up on Compass with information regarding 2024 products.
Opportunities for payment will be available on the 29th of January.
If you are in a position to support the school with a voluntary contribution, these have been itemised within the parent payment form for your convenience. As a government funded school there are limits to the extracurricular programs that we can provide for our students and these additional supports really strengthen those extracurricular opportunities. Every donation is welcomed.
Please note the following timeline for collection.
Monday the 29th January
10:00 – 11:00 Prep pickup
11:00 – 12:00 Year 1 pickup
12:00 – 1:00 Year 2 & 3 pickup
1:00 – 2:00 Year 4 pickup.
2:00 – 3:00 Year 5 & 6 pickup.
We are very flexible about these times and will have sibling items available at all times.
Staffing Changes 2024
We are very excited to announce a few new faces in 2024. We have searched far and wide and we have managed to assemble a team of new teachers who bring wonderful experiences and practices to Golf Links. Welcome to,
Fran Gould, Tasleem Sahib, Leah Telford, Rebecca Zappia and Ashlee Lazatin.
It is wonderful to also welcome back Cathie Sutton who returns as an additional Assistant Principal in 2024.
We also farewell and congratulate the following teachers:
Jane Black who has picked up an Assistant Principal job at Keelonith PS, Lauren Scott who is moving into the independent sector and Rhianna Critchley who is moving to Ivanhoe Primary School.
Jay Lin is also temporarily transferring to Milgate PS for 2024.
We wish everyone great success in their new adventures.
2023 That's a Wrap
As we bid farewell to 2023, it’s time to reflect on the incredible journey we’ve shared as a school community. Despite the challenges and obstacles, this year has been marked by significant achievements, joyous celebrations, and a collective spirit that defines our school’s strength.
STEM Festival Debut:
This year we had our first-ever STEM festival, a celebration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The event showcased the creativity and innovation of our students, fostering a love for these essential fields and inspiring the minds of our future scientists and engineers.
Throughout the year, our school resonated with the melodious tunes from multiple music concerts. These events not only highlighted the musical talents within our community but also provided a platform for students to express themselves through the universal language of music.
Bush Dance and Sporting Triumphs:
Our community came together in joyous harmony during the lively bush dance, an event that not only entertained but also celebrated our shared love for tradition and togetherness. On the sports front, we witnessed outstanding achievements, with state representation in softball T-ball, cross country victories, and remarkable success during the Hooptime basketball tournament.
Christmas Carols Night:
As the year drew to a close, our Christmas Carols Night illuminated the school with festive cheer and harmony. Families gathered to celebrate the holiday season, creating cherished memories that will linger for years to come.
Milestones and Academic Excellence:
From commemorating the 100 days of Prep to celebrating academic accomplishments, our students and staff have shown dedication and determination. The achievements in academics and wellbeing are a testament to the hard work and resilience of our entire school community.
A Return to Normalcy:
As we reflect on the year, there’s a palpable sense that we are finally returning to pre-pandemic times. Although we faced some sad and even scary moments this year, our community rallied together, supporting one another through thick and thin. It is this collective spirit that defines us and makes our school a beacon of strength and unity.
In closing, let’s carry the lessons of 2023 forward into the new year. May the bonds we’ve strengthened, the achievements we’ve celebrated, and the challenges we’ve overcome continue to propel us toward a future filled with growth, success, and a deep sense of community.
On behalf of all the staff at RGLPS have a wonderful festive season, stay safe and take care,
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
From the team here at Rosanna Golf Links Primary School we would like to thank you for your support this year. I can say from a personal perspective that it has been one of extreme highs and lows.
I would like to thank Jane Black for her amazing work when I went on leave in Term 2 and then also again when I went to Panton Hill in Term 3. She is an amazing leader and I’d like to wish her all the best in her new role. I would also like to wish leaving staff the best of luck at their new schools or endeavors.
As many of you know (because I don’t stop talking about it) my trip with my family was amazing and this time will live with me forever as the greatest opportunity to spend time with them travelling and creating memories. In Term Three I was able to explore the role of a principal in a smaller school and learn valuable insights into this role. I was very happy to return in Term 4 to help finish off the year.
I will of course miss my great mate Thom. His friendship and hard work will be missed by all. The support of the community has been amazing during this very difficult time and is greatly appreciated. I do thank you all for your understanding as we have tried to finish off the huge amount of work in 2023. I do know that a few things have been compressed right to the end of the year and apologise for this.
I would like to wish all students, families and staff the best for the holidays. Please stay safe and spend some time with loved ones making memories of your own. If I’ve learnt anything this year, it would be focus on the important things, the people around you and the positive moments. After all, these are the supports and memories that help drive you through hard times.
I met with the VSBA today and have confirmed we will have a few projects to be completed during the school holidays. Should you be visiting the grounds to play and explore, please be aware of this and do not cross any temporary fencing. We are always trying to improve our school and this work is essential to ensure we meet current building standards.
As you know we have worked hard to install and upgrade gardens in the school. We would love to have a few people coming in and watering our newer gardens. Should you be willing and able to do this please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
Luke Franklin & Denisse Lobos
TEACHING & LEARNING
Event filled week!
This week has been very busy as we move towards the end of the 2023 school year with a host of events. This week, these have included the Year 6 Graduation, Year 6 Big Day Out to Luna Park and Grade 2 visit to the Botanical Gardens taking place across the school. Our RGLPS students and staff are well and truly ready for the holiday break, having put in a huge effort across the year to create engaging learning opportunities for all children. I’m sure all parents and carers will join me in acknowledging our amazing teachers and support staff for their huge efforts during 2023.
Semester Two 2023 Reports
A reminder that Semester Two reports will be released to parents/carers via Compass next Monday afternoon (18th December 2023).
To access your child’s Semester Two reports, login to Compass and click View Academic Reports -> 2023 Semester 2 Reports
Most popular Australian Children’s Books from the last 50 years
If any parents or carers are looking for some reading material for their child, I have stumbled across a list of the ‘50 favourite Australian children’s books from the past 50 years’. Most of these titles would be easily available at your local library or could make a quality last minute Christmas gift. The list has been compiled by PETAA (Primary English Teacher’s Association of Australia) and includes a mix of picture books and novels. See more at:
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend – not long until the end of term and the holiday break now…
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
GRADE 6 CELEBRATIONS
Graduating Class 2023
Grade 6 Award Winners
Respect – Srishti Shetty Visual Art – Ella Mein
Responsibility – Oliver Cornell PE – Alice Thornton
Persistence – Indigo Burns Sport – Alexander Knell
Kindness – Sasha Fujiwara Finsca – Felix Harrison
Auslan – Maxine Stevens English – Abigail Bernoth
STEM – Kyle Shum Mathematics – Damon Mcrae
A Great Day at Luna Park for the Grade 6 Big Day Out
GOLF LINKS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
A MESSAGE FROM OUR CROSSING GAURD
Bronwyn would like to wish the Rosanna Golf Links Primary School Community a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a safe and happy holiday. They would also like to thank all the students and their parents for crossing the road safely this year, for following the rules of safe road crossing and for setting an excellent example for younger children.
See you all next year!!!
RGLPS European Handball Tournament & FINSKA Competition
NUDE FOOD NEWS
STUDENT LEADER NEWS
Monday 18th December 2023
Over the counter sales at first break ONLY. To avaoid disappointment please send your child with a minimum of $1.50 as the pineapple rings have sold out.
NO LUNCH ORDERS – MONDAY
Wednesday 20th December 2023 – CANTEEN CLOSED
I would like to thank you all for your help over the last year. Thank you to those parents who have volunteered over the years and are leaving RGLPS this year. Even coming in one day is very much appreciated, because with your continued help we are able to operate.
Peta Rose and myself wish you a Happy Christmas and New Year.
Luke Franklin & Denisse Lobos
Disclaimer: Rosanna Golf Links Primary School (RGLPS) does not endorse any product or service advertised in this newsletter. RGLPS takes no responsibility for the content of advertisements or the quality and reliability of products or services offered in the advertisements