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Uniform Shop Closed

The Uniform Shop will not be open today due to unforeseen circumstances. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

REMINDER - FSSP Meeting - Tonight 20 May 2019

Dear Parents

Please be reminded that our next FSSP meeting is scheduled for tonight, Monday 20 May 2019, at 7.00pm.  We had a great turnout at our first meeting of the year, so come and hear the latest HOPE and Social/Fundraising Teams news. 

All members of our community are welcome to the Hub (old Library space) to meet this month. 

Our guest speaker will be Natalie Templeton, who will speak to us about an exciting new program running in the Hub this year, for all students in Years 3-6, using the Speaking and Listening components of our K-10 English curriculum.  Students are loving the new program so come and find out what it is all about.

Please click on the following link to view the FSSP Meeting Agenda: FSSP General Meeting Agenda

Kind regards
Shane Baker
Principal

NAPLAN

Dear Parents

As you are aware, this week we commenced online NAPLAN testing in Years 3 and 5.  Whist there have been a lot of reports in the media of major disruptions, SSP experienced only a few.  Where there were disruptions, the issues were rectified very quickly and the students coped very well with this.

The issues experienced by many schools on Tuesday were caused by the NAPLAN server, not individual schools’ networks and have since been rectified.  I am pleased to report that subsequent tests have not been disrupted. 

The testing continues for students until May 24.

Kind regards
Shane Baker
Principal

St Simon Says eNewsletter - Issue 16 - Week 3, Term 2 - 15 May 2019

Dear Parents

Please click on the link below to access the latest edition of our St Simon Says eNewsletter:

St Simon Says - Issue 16 - Week 3, Term 2 - 15 May 2019

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Kind regards SSP

Apraxia Awareness Day - 14 May 2019

Dear Parents

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Tomorrow, Tuesday 14 May, we will be celebrating Apraxia Awareness Day.

Apraxia is a neurological condition that results in the complete or partial loss of the ability to perform complex muscular movements.  Childhood Apraxia of Speech - CAS (also known as developmental verbal dyspraxia) is a motor speech disorder that makes it difficult for children to speak.  Children with the diagnosis of apraxia of speech generally have a good understanding of language and know what they want to say.  However, they have difficulty in learning or carrying out the complex sequenced movements that are necessary for intelligible speech.

 

With the right speech therapy and the support of the entire community, children with apraxia can, and do, make amazing progress in their ability to speak!

 

Everyone in Pre-Primary will be wearing something blue on 14 May to show support for one of the pupils in that year level with this diagnosis and to help increase awareness and understanding of this condition. 

We’re not asking for any money, just for you to use your voice to raise awareness for those who can’t use theirs.  Every child deserves a voice!

Kind regards
Shane Baker
Principal

SSP’s Got Talent

Dear Parents 

Last term some Year 6 students suggested holding a talent quest at lunchtime to entertain our students.  We ran with this idea and today at lunchtime we had our first talent quest - SSP’s Got Talent!  It included singing, dancing and playing the flute.  Well done to those who entertained us today.

At this stage, the Talent Quest involves students from Years 3 – 6, but all students are welcome to be part of the audience.  It is non-competitive and provides a chance for students to showcase their talents.

If your child is selected to be in the Talent Quest, they will receive a note informing them of the date they will be performing.  It occurs on Thursday lunchtimes and the timetable of acts can be found on Miss Green’s office window and outside the music room.

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Kind regards
Shane Baker, Principal

St Simon Says eNewsletter - Issue 15 - Week 1, Term 2 - 1 May 2019

Dear Parents

Please click on the link below to access the latest edition of our St Simon Says eNewsletter:

St Simon Says - Issue 15 - Week 1, Term 2 - 1 May 2019

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Kind regards
Shane Baker
Principal

Easter Message from SSP

Dear Parents

Tomorrow morning will be your last chance to purchase Easter Raffle tickets. Tickets will be on sale outside Pre Primary Maroon tomorrow morning, from 8.00am to 8.30am, before the big draw takes place tomorrow afternoon…there are over 60 prizes to be won!!!!

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On behalf of the Principal and staff at SSP, we would like to wish all of our families a safe, happy and holy Easter and a relaxing school holiday break.

Please note students return to school for Term 2 on Monday 29 April 2019, in their full Winter uniform. 

Kind regards

Shane Baker

Principal

Term 2 - Winter Uniform Reminder

Dear Parents

We remind you that Term 2 will see the children return to school in their full Winter uniform, which means you only have one more week left to purchase any uniform items you require for next term.

The Uniform Shop will NOT be open during the school holidays.  Please see below for Uniform Shop trading hours during term time:

Tuesday 8.00am to 10.00am
Wednesday 8.00am to 10.30am and 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Friday 8.00am to 10.00am

Kind regards SSP

St Simon Says eNewsletter - Issue 14 - Week 9, Term 1 - 3 April 2019

Dear Parents

Please click on the link below to access the latest edition of our St Simon Says eNewsletter:

St Simon Says - Issue 14 - Week 9, Term 1 - 3 April 2019

Kind regards
Shane Baker
Principal