16 February 2024
Welcome to 2024! What a wonderful start to the year as students new and old settle into their classes.
Your leadership team:
We would like to welcome the following new staff to Henbury:
As part of our school activities, we offer parents/carers a nutrition program in which students are provided with recess and lunch throughout the school year. The cost of this program is $30.00 per week. This price factors in recent inflation and public holidays, but does not allow for adhoc absenteeism. If your child is going to be away for more than 2 days in the same week and we get a minimum of one weeks’ notice, we can make a manual adjustment to your costs and will arrange for a credit note or refund to be processed. Non-payment will result in suspension of the program.
Excursion notes will be coming home soon, if not already for shopping, community access, work experience, VET and swimming. Student excursions are an integral part of students’ learning and development in a variety of areas.
SCHOOL COUNCIL AGM
If you would like to have a say in how our school operates, our School Council AGM will be held on 13th March. We encourage any new or existing parents to join. We would also like to encourage a first nation voice for our school council as we have 52% indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You don’t need any experience to join, just a passion to provide the best for your child. We meet two or three times a term on Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 (times/days can be altered to suit the cohort of parents on the committee).
TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
All staff attended the Day 1 ‘Start up Session’ lead by Sarah Corry where amongst other things the focus of our school improvement for 2024 was shared. Staff were then presented with comprehensive information and resources on our whole school Meaningful Maths program by Amanda Thomas. Following this was a focus on literacy. Amanda Philp introduced Comprehensive Literacy and how this will support students’ outcomes in literacy, especially around communication. Finally, Flynn presented the 2023 work and celebrated the success of teachers’ implementation of Read Write Inc. – Fresh Start. Flynn also outlined how we will continue to support staff in 2024 with ongoing professional development and targeted feedback.
ANNUAL SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN (ASIP)
Henbury is a positive learning environment, educating and empowering our students, staff, families and community through partnerships. We provide personalised and challenging opportunities that enable students and their families to design and participate in their preferred futures.
SPECIAL NEEDS TRANSPORT
Your CDC special needs transport contact at Henbury School is Lauren Hofmeyer: email@example.com, 8997 7077.
SOCIAL RECREATION @ HENBURY
Any enquiries for Social Recreation @ Henbury (SR@H) – out of school hours or holiday program care, please direct to Noor Arbon firstname.lastname@example.org
HENBURY PRECINT CAFÉ AND OP SHOP
Lastly, the Henbury Precinct café is opening soon. The Op Shop is already open for donations and sales. Check out our Facebook page for more details!
If your child is away from school it is important that you notify the school as soon as possible.
You can do this by calling the front office on 89977077 or emailing email@example.com .Absence notifications can also be sent via SchoolZine which is our newsletter app.
CONGRATULATION TO OUR 2024 NTLC
On Thursday 16th February Henbury school held its annual election day to vote in our 2024 learning commissioners. Every student that nominated got multiple votes and should be congratulated for nominating.
Voting polls were set up in our hall and the whole school enjoyed a sausage sizzle.
Congratulations to the following elected members for 2024:
VISIT FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR & MS JONES
Our school captains had their first official duty on Thursday 1st February, showing His Honour and Ms Jones around our beautiful school. Congratulations on being such great representatives of Henbury School, we are very proud of you.
SchoolZine PHONE APP
Henbury School currently uses SchoolZine to publish newsletters throughout the year. The school newsletter is an important communication tool to inform our school community of student learning, important notices and upcoming events.
To increase accessibility to this service we would like to introduce the SchoolZine app.
This is a free app that can be easily downloaded onto any iPhone or android device which allows school newsletters to be viewed conveniently on any smartphone or tablet device.
To download this app please see information attached. Please ask at the front office for assistance if required.
NEW STUDENT UNIFORMS
Having started the process in 2022, the new school polo shirt was finalised in 2023 and presented at the final awards assembly on the 12 December 2023. For more information about the story and the design of our new uniforms see the attachment below.
UPCOMING EVENTS – Term 1, 2024
Wednesday 13th March @ 4:30pm
School council AGM
Friday 29th March
Good Friday – Public holiday
Monday 1st April
Easter Monday – Public holiday
Thursday 25th April
ANZAC Day – Public holiday
Friday 5th April
Last day of Term 1
Monday 15th April
First day of Term 2
Happy Birthday to the following students that celebrate their birthdays in January/February:
Cindy – 2nd Jan
Kasey – 2nd Jan
Lachlan – 6th Jan
Kinisha 10th Jan
Drazik – 10th Jan
Dennis – 14th Jan
Lawrence – 17th Jan
Kayne – 18th Jan
Charlotte – 18th Jan
Zeon – 21st Jan
Dixon – 25th Jan
Kristine – 5th Feb
Joshua 6th Feb
Narvia – 7th Feb
Miguel – 8th Feb
Matthew 9th Feb
Jayden – 12th Feb
Elizabeth – 15th Feb
Jerome – 18th Feb
Carl – 18th Feb
Lachlan – 20th Feb
Sonny – 20th Feb
Ilias – 21 Feb
George 25th Feb
Mark – 26th Feb
Devanshi – 27th Feb