Welcome to 2022
The uniform blitz over the past few weeks has seen a huge increase in students in the correct uniform. Students wear our uniform with pride, to school, at school and from school. A reminder to parents that shoes must be black leather lace-up school shoes or t-bars. Puma, Nike and Adidas make lovely fashionable black leather shoes, however these are not acceptable uniform shoes. Also, over the coming weeks, we strongly recommend that you get your child sized up for a blazer. The jumpers are nice and warm, however as soon as the wind blows (it’s pretty windy in Craigieburn), an outer layer is strongly recommended for comfort, especially in term 2 with doors and windows open for ventilation. Don’t wait until it is cold, get yours ordered early to ensure the uniform store does not run out of your child’s size.
Operation Clean Elevation
To be blunt, the yard is not looking great. Even the floors in buildings are looking sloppy. We need to look after the fantastic facilities that have been provided to us. We all need to take responsibility in doing so. Use the bins provided, leave rooms tidier than how you found them, and if someone with you drops something – call them out on it. It’s our space, we need to look after it.
Routines help your child succeed at school. Follow these simple steps for maximum success:
Students – what you can do
- Check Compass the night before
- Get your uniform out and ready before you go to bed
- Charge your laptop and have it next to your prepared school bag
- Get 9-10 hours of sleep
Parents/carers – what you can do
- Keep technology out of bedrooms
- Ask questions about what your child learnt that day
- Ensure your child has the correct books, folders, equipment
- Follow our School Wide Positive Behaviour parent matrix – attached to this newsletter.
Our Year 7s showed amazing strength and courage in receiving their immunisation. Thank you to all the parents/guardians who returned their immunisation form on time so that the day ran smoothly. The second round of Council run immunisation will occur in Semester 2 for Year 7s.
Thank you to all staff for helping run photo day, and all the students who made sure they were looking great for their photos.
Year Level Assemblies will be occurring over the next few weeks. An important reminder that school ties must be worn at assemblies due to it being a formal school occasion. We have heard some great stories of parents teaching their child how to tie their school tie – if you’re not sure then there are plenty of YouTube videos out there.
Senior School Planning
After a very successful visit from gotafe, we are continuing our work in partnering with tafe providers and industry partners to create the best pathway options for students at Elevation. Further information will be provided in the coming months. In the meantime, have a conversation with your child about their aspirations and get them thinking about their post-school. pathways. https://www.gotafe.vic.edu.au/
Year 7 Welcome BBQ
It was wonderful to meet so many of our Elevation community at our Year 7 Welcome BBQ on Tuesday the 8th of March. What a great turnout for a chilly evening. Our parents got to meet their children’s Mentor Group Teachers, received a guided tour of the school from students and of course a sausage in bread!
Thanks to all of our staff who created an enjoyable evening.