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Prep 2016 Information and School Tours

Dates for the school tours are as follows:

 

 

School Tours at 9.00 am

  • Wednesday 22nd July
  • Friday 28th August

If you know of any parent whose child is due to start school next year, please let them know of the tours and that they can currently enrol their child for Preps in 2016.

 

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Year 6 Transition

Parents of Year 6 students will be notified of their child’s 2016 secondary placement on Wednesday 19th August.  This is a very exciting and nervous time for our Year 6 students as it is when they will find out which secondary school they will be attending. If you have any questions prior to the 19th August, please see your child’s classroom teacher.

 

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Message from the Principal

Welcome to Term 3!  I hope that everyone had a very enjoyable and restful break and that all of our students are ready for an exciting Term 3.  I am very glad to be back at Footscray North and I know that our students will enjoy the many activities and learning experiences that teachers have planned for this term. Regards -  Ms. Sharon Walker - Principal

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School Concert

Our school concert is one of the most exciting nights of our school year.  This year it will once again be at the theatre at Caroline Chisholm College in Braybrook.  Our concert will be held on Tuesday 8th September.  All of our students will be very busy rehearsing their item throughout Term 3.  Please make sure that you have this date in your diary as I am sure that you will not want to miss this performance.

 

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Message from our School Council Vice President

Another chilly night for school council to convene again. The hot topic of the car parking and the access to the school for our children was discussed.  We are awaiting a 3rd quote and some decisions from the Education Department to proceed here.  Please be vigilant about road safety when dropping off and picking up your children.  Also note the car park on Rosamond Road is for staff only. The Survey Monkey underway for the policy of homework will give us a great insight to the school communities’ views to homework.

Council praised the success of the recent working bee and was great to see such a strong turn out of helper parents (and students!) on the day. School council members volunteer their time to both school council and sub-committee meetings each month.

Deborah Blackwell – Vice President

 

 

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Homework Survey

We had an incredible 92 families respond to our homework survey. 

The following are a few key points from the survey.

 

90% of respondents agreed that homework is an important part of primary school life.

76% of respondents are aware of our homework policy

83% of respondents believe that the amount of homework given is “just about right”

10% of respondents believe  that the amount of homework given was “ too little”

81% of respondents  believe that the  level of homework given was “ about right”

50% of respondents believe the most important reason for homework is that  “it helps develop independent work habits”

47% of respondents “ correct my child's mistakes on homework tasks”

 

The feedback from the survey will be analysed by the leadership team this week, and if any amendments or shifts in policy are made, we will communicate this to the FNPS
community shortly.

 

We again thank you for your feedback.

 

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Feedback is always welcomed at FNPS

At FNPS we always encourage our community to provide the school with feedback. No issues are too great or small and it’s important our parents feel like that can approach our teachers, administration and the leadership group to seek clarity or pass on any feedback.

The school council is important cog in this mechanism. Please feel free to seek out their counsel. Below are photos of some of the members of our school council.

 

 

 

 

 Eldo Lukman - School Council  President

 Tom Gleeson - Parent Member

 Tariq Malik - Parent Member

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Parent Carpark Update

Just a reminder there will not be any parent car parking facilities as from Monday 1st June in the Nursing Home carpark or May Street Car park.

In the next few weeks, you will notice that the car park off May Street will be undergoing major refurbishment so that it is able to be used as the new staff car park.

From Monday 1st June, the main pedestrian access points for the school will be from the two pedestrian entrances from Rosamond Road. 

We strongly encourage you to be aware of the available on street car parking areas near the school so that you are prepared on the 1st June.

We have liaised with Maribyrnong Council to try and establish 5 minute drop off and pick up zones along Mephan Street. We hope to have those zones finalised before the 1st of June.

A new pedestrian access point will be constructed from Mephan Street once the new staff car park is operational. 

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Maribyrong and Hobson Bay Star Weekly Article - Footscary North Primary School score High NAPLAN Marks

Clink on this link to read about our wonderful school.

 

http://www.maribyrnong.starweekly.com.au/story/1834437/footscray-north-primary-school-students-score-high-naplan-marks/

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