A Report from Annabel Hardy, Chair of the Glendale Primary School Board

At our latest Board meeting we discussed the new uniform policy for the school. We are working closely with the input of the staff to put together a comprehensive policy regarding our existing uniform range. We will continue to discuss this at our next meeting and we welcome input from those who are interested in contributing. We also discussed the funding for the new senior playground. Thanks to the P&C, the good financial management of the administration team, and a grant from the State Government we almost have enough funding to commence stage 1. The Education Department will be putting this out to tender and managing this process.

We discussed the fantastic WAGSMS concert, which Glendale recently hosted. Congratulations to the staff, parents and students who made this wonderful night possible.  We have also recently had NAIDOC week at the school. I’m sure everyone has heard the wonderful feedback from the students. Thank you to Mel Ewers and the parents of Glendale students who came in and shared their cultural heritage and insight with our students.

There are some exciting things happening in the school at the moment for Science week. With thanks to Mrs Timmers our children are undertaking an audit of the school utility and resource usage, with an eye to working towards reducing our carbon footprint. This programme will also be available to parents, with the Climate Clever App. So watch out for our Glendale Greenies coming home to reduce your utilities bills.

In the early learning area, the school is trialling the Kathy Walker approach, allowing students to undertake purposeful play and investigative learning to problem solve. It will be interesting to see how this progresses.

Have a wonderful week,