Wednesday, July 29, 2015


 Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of St Mary’s School,

What a fabulous few days of weather we have had. It has been great to see the children outside, having a lot of fun and exercise.

While on duty and walking around the classrooms I have enjoyed listening to the children tell about some of their holiday destinations and activities.

Communication (talking, and listening) is so important but it has changed a lot over the last few years with social media, texts, Facebook and e-mail. These are great for a quick message but there really is no replacement for a face-to-face discussion when more significant matters need to be discussed.  You get to see facial expressions, body language, hear tone of voice and get a general feel of whether or not you are being listened to.

If you need to communicate about a concern over your child at school or just want to clarify something, a meeting with the teacher is often the best way to get the answer or work out a solution.  We have interviews scheduled for later in the term but appointments can be made at any time.

Letting the class teacher know of any events that may affect your child is a really important aspect of communication between home and school and it can be the difference between a good or not so good day at school for your child.
It is often hard for teachers to give you a lot of time before school to discuss things in depth but if an appointment is made, the teacher can then give you the time to listen and work out a solution.

Have a great week.
Lindsay Stevens

Acting Principal

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