Dear Parents and carers,
Term 2 has come to a quick end with so much learning and engagement happening across the school from Preschool to Year 6.
So many events across the term prove that there is a huge range of different learning experiences being enjoyed by all our students. National Simultaneous Story time, Athletics carnivals, Bell Shakespeare performances onsite, Inter-school Boccia competition, debating and public speaking, Botanical Garden excursions, National Sorry Day, Maths Olympiad, Song Room, Healthy Harold and the list goes on.
Our teachers are continuing to familiarise themselves with and trial the new English and mathematics curriculums. School-based professional learning has been led by our middle leaders and has provided opportunities for teachers to collaborate and unpack similarities and differences between the new and old curriculum and adjust to meet the unique needs of our students.
Our teachers have also been upskilling across a broad range of areas to better support our students. These include participation in Speech pathology workshops, learning networks to better support our special needs and refugee students and road and traffic safety to name just a few.
As a school community, we value the relationship we have with our parents and carers. Together we will be better able to support the learning journey of our students. We welcome opportunities to partner with you and to discuss your child’s learning throughout the year and encourage you to contact your child’s teacher/s if you wish to discuss their progress and learning goals.
There are many ways that Punchbowl Public School communicates and partners with our school community, including:
three-way learning conferences, to be held in Week 2, Term 3
updates via email or Audirii
To answer questions or to discuss your child’s learning, please contact the school:
There will be several staff changes moving into Term 3. Mrs Jobling is making a long-anticipated move to Queensland to begin the next chapter in her life and to move closer to her daughter. Mrs Jobling has been the heart and soul of our preschool over the past several years and has worked tirelessly across the school to improve the learning and wellbeing outcomes of our students. Mrs Jobling’s connections with our families have been so very positive. She has drawn on her expertise and experience in early childhood to teach and nurture our students in partnership with parents. Her professionalism, dedication and work ethic will be very much missed. Personally, she has been a cornerstone of my leadership and I have benefited from her advice and knowledge a great deal. On behalf of the school community, I wish her all the very best as she makes this change and I know she will hold Punchbowl PS very close to her heart.
Earlier this year, Mrs Farhat was successful in becoming a Curriculum Advisor, working to support the Chullora network with curriculum implementation and delivery. Replacing her in her Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Instruction role here at school will be Mrs Elhage.
The new teacher for 1 Eels will be Miss Williams, who currently teaches 5 Wondrous. Miss Williams will also fill the position of Assistant Principal on Stage 1. Mrs Jameloui will take over the day-to day teaching of 5 Wondrous from Monday to Thursday. Mr Mikhail will teach the class on Friday. All three teachers have been completing an extensive handover over the last month in preparation for their new roles.
I wish everyone a safe, relaxing winter break. I will see everyone back here next term on Tuesday 18 July as we begin our week-long NAIDOC celebrations.