Last Tuesday and Thursday, parents
had an opportunity to meet with teachers and gain an update on their daughter's
or son's progress this year. I can report that many constructive comments
were made, as teachers continue to change and modify programs to assist
individual needs while moving towards the year's final assessments. I
wish to thank teachers and parents for the positive dialogue. While these
may be the last official Parent-Teacher Interviews for the year, the School
encourages parents to contact us, at any point, should you wish to discuss
progress or if you have a concern or issue. Parent-Teacher Interviews can
be made at any time on request.
The Castlefield Carnival is fast
approaching. A small committee of parents, under the drive of Mrs Di
Domann and Ms Nicole Piastri, has been busy organising this exciting,
action-packed and dynamic School community event, to be held in the grounds of
the Brighton Campus on Friday, 13 November. All students from Reception
to Year 12 are most welcome to attend and, of course, all parents and friends
are very welcome. We have organised rides and games, food, competitions
and live music. Flyers are posted around the School; please keep your
eyes peeled for more information. We look forward to seeing you all
On the morning of
Wednesday, 11 November, we will be commemorating Remembrance Day.
This School ceremony will involve all students from our campus and I would be
pleased to see as many parents present as possible. A special invitation
will make its way home in the coming weeks.
Welcome back to Term 4 everyone. With many planned
events happening in the coming months, please make sure you have marked all the
dates in your calendar. These have been
emailed to you from your class teacher and are also on display in the ELC
the Heart is fast approaching and I encourage you to attend this very special
ELC event. It is an opportunity for parents to mingle, be entertained by
Haileybury students and enjoy the atmosphere of a relaxed evening. The
children's artwork will be exhibited throughout the ELC and we are sure you
will be amazed by the quality of artwork the children have produced. The event is being held on Friday, 23 October,
7.00 – 9.00 pm. Please RSVP to DLene Johnson via email. We look forward to seeing you all there.
continue to develop the children's Learning Journals and they are indeed a
collection of many learning moments and opportunities that have taken place for
each child in the centre. Please take the time to look through your
child's journal in the lead-up to the Parent-Teacher Interviews on Thursday, 12
October, sees the option of summer or winter uniform come to a close. It is time to pack away the blazer as it is
not required with the summer uniform in Junior School.
students are returning to the routine of wearing their School sunhat in order
to play outside and for Physical Education classes. We encourage parents to pack sunscreen in
bags so it can be re-applied at lunch time.
Teachers do not apply or supply sunscreen but we can certainly remind
students to do so. Water bottles should
be included in School bags to ensure healthy hydrated brains for learning and
for Physical Education lessons.
Ten of our
Year 4 students that make up the Haileybury Heat Hoop Time team will be
competing in the Future Stars regional finals on Thursday, 29 October. We wish them all the very best.
October, sees eight of our students heading to The German Club, Windsor to
compete in the Chess Finals. We are sure
they will do splendidly.
Back to Brighton
with the 'Back to Brighton' morning where current Year 12 students, who
previously attended Castlefield for their ELC, Junior School or Middle School,
returned to reminisce.
Year 6 Camp
The Year 6
boys are attending camp at Marysville from Monday, 19 October, to Wednesday, 21
October. The Year 6 girls will be
attending the same camp from Wednesday, 21 October, to Friday, 23 October.
23 October, there will be a Piano Soiree, arranged by our Middle School Music department,
held in Dickinson Hall from 5.00 – 5.45 pm. Please come along and support our young
Many of our
Middle School students will be competing in the APS Athletics Championship on
Saturday, 17 October. The event runs
from 9.00 am at Lakeside Stadium and is an opportunity to view some of the best
school-age athletes in the country.
School students will complete ACER tests in the week commencing 26 October.
This is an important standardised diagnostic tool that teachers utilise to
inform their practice and measure student growth.
Head of Castlefield, Brighton
PARENTS & FRIENDS
Term 4 is
in full swing and the focus of the HPFC is Carnival, which is only four weeks
away. Ride bands are on sale today – $40
for all-night unlimited rides!! There
are fabulous prizes to be won for early bird ride band purchases, including a
Swegway, a Micro Rocket Scooter and Vivosmart Fitness Monitors, so be sure to
head to TryBooking to
purchase your band now!
out for letters coming home regarding donations of wine, lolly bags, wrapped
lollies or chocolate blocks, depending on your year level. Many thanks for your generous donations to
the Silent Auction; donations will still be eagerly accepted if you haven't yet
had the chance to send your donation in. The online Galabid system will provide the
perfect avenue for promoting businesses as well as simplifying the bidding
anyone available and willing to help with Carnival, so please give me a call
and I'll find you a job! Or, if you'd
prefer to help with the next HPFC event – the Family Welcome Event – scheduled
for Sunday, 21 February, please come along to this event's brainstorming
session on Thursday, 22 October, at 2.30 pm in the Secondhand Uniform Shop.
the next HPFC meeting is on Monday, 26 October, at 7.30 pm in the New Function
Room – all parents are welcome to attend. Come along to hear our guest speaker, Jason
Fischer, Head of Mathematics, talk about his vision of Mathematics at
President, Castlefield Parents & Friends