FROM THE JUNIOR SCHOOL
3 February, 2023
The HPEC@Elphin was a hive of energy, nervous excitement and anticipation as we welcomed all Year 1-5 students at our first LIVE@Elphin on Wednesday morning – our younger students in Prep and Early Learning started their first day in home classrooms with a similarly exciting vibe. The start of a new school year is always very special – for returning students and staff, for new students and staff – especially Early Learners having their first experience at school – and for parents and families.
Morning greetings to peers and staff, seeking opportunities to encourage others in all manner of school activities and taking a moment to say thank you to those who help us at school each day are small ways in which we can all contribute to building a campus culture that features inclusivity, a sense of belonging and a collaborative learning environment with the wellbeing of all as a priority. This was a core message shared at Wednesday’s LIVE@Elphin and being prompted daily in classrooms across the campus. Welcome – Encourage – Thank.
Best wishes to all members of the Junior School learning community for a productive and successful 2023 school year.
Parents of students in all classes from Prep – Year 5 are invited to the beginning of year class meetings: Year 4 at 5:45 pm and Year 5 at 6:45 pm, both on Thursday 9 February are the first of these, followed by Prep at 5:45 pm and Year 1 at 6:45 pm, both on Tuesday 14 February, then on Wednesday 15 February Year 2 at 5:45 pm and Year 3 at 6:45 pm.
All meetings commence in the Mary Fox Hall with a welcome and sharing of information by leadership staff about learning and wellbeing priorities for the year level in 2023 and then move to individual classrooms where the class teacher will discuss learning programs and class routines. Each meeting offers an opportunity to get answers to any and all questions relating to daily activities for students. Each meeting is planned to be for 45 minutes.
Head of Junior School