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Principal News-30th January, 2019

30/01/2019
Welcome back and welcome to all of our new students and families.  A SPECIAL welcome to our 43 prep students beginning their school life this week – a very exciting time!  What a great start Mirani SS with excellent attendance on Day 1 (considering the weather), let’s keep that up as Every Day Counts!!!
 
In 2019 we also welcome 4 new teachers to Mirani State School:
·         Miss Lacey Fry (Year 3F)
·         Miss Jessica Matsen (Year 3/4M)
·         Mrs Erin Daley (Year 4NP) on Thursdays & Fridays whilst Mrs Noble continues implementing our Extension / Digital Technologies program.
·         Mrs Teegan Denman (Music & The Arts) 
Sincere welcome to Lacey, Jess, Erin & Teegan. I know they will have a positive impact upon our school and students as well as enjoy the culture and environment of Mirani SS. Also, we welcome back our Guidance Officer, Ms Jodie Ballard, who returns from 12 months Leave.
 
MASSIVE thanks must go to Michael Mullins (grounds), Maryann Mullins, Alison Silman and Kylie McArdle (cleaners), for all of their hard work getting the rooms and grounds ready for action.  A massive task considering facilities lay essentially dormant for the Christmas vacation period.  Huge thanks also to Robyn Creese, Brett Brett De Boni, Matt Brown and Alison Rowe in the office for getting all the admin requirements ready for a seamless start yesterday for students.
 
A reminder that class lists are draft until the end of week 2 and possible student movement or structural changes may be necessitated due to enrolment fluctuations.  Classes will be confirmed as soon as possible.  It should be noted that classes were formed on information gathered through our planning process last year and, then as in now, requests for individual teacher preference will not be considered.
 
As part of our commitment to strong student attendance and our school target of +95%, school admin will analyse our 2018 attendance data.  As a result families of students with attendance below 85% (at risk threshold) will receive correspondence outlining these details and the school expectations, as well as the opportunity to seek support if required.  This correspondence is a courtesy to inform parent / caregivers of the situation, and to work together achieve improved student outcomes – EVERY DAY COUNTS!!!
 
Mirani State School is a fantastic school that has a wonderful reputation for its positive atmosphere, and we are all here in the best interests of your child.  To achieve this, positive COMMUNICATION is the key.  Please take the opportunity this week to meet your child’s teacher, as the best outcomes are achieved when HOME-SCHOOL-STUDENT work together.
 
Our school rules are simple and central to that purpose: LEARN – SAFE – FUN!!!
 
Have an AWESOME first week!
 
Cheers, Bruce