Issue 15 – 15th September 2021
It was fantastic to see so many parents here across the 3 days last week for our Faction Carnival. Despite the rain on Thursday, we got through and the atmosphere on Friday was electric. The cheerleading at the start really summed up where we are at here at GHPS with the students choreographing it all themselves and finishing all together. Whilst I didn’t announce it on the day, I was blown away by this showing of togetherness and community and found it impossible to pick a winner from that.
Yesterday, the school underwent the validation visit for the Public School Review, that all schools are required to submit. This is a self-assessment of where we believe the school to be at across the six domains of Teaching Quality, Student Achievement and Progress, Leadership, Relationships and Partnerships, Learning Environment and Use of Resources. All school staff have been involved in preparing this over the past year and we are very proud of where we are at as a school.
SCHOOL BOARD UPDATE
The last school Board meeting was held on Tuesday 31 August and discussed the key aspects of the review and where the Board has provided support. Current Board Chair, Brook Durling, will step down after the next meeting and will hand over to Suzanna Robertson. Suzanna and I will attend a School Board training workshop later in the year in preparation for this transition.