Welcome back to 2018. We hope everyone enjoyed their breaks; spent some time with the family and had some fun. Thank you to all the parents who have so beautifully supported their children returning to school by being positive about moving on to the next class. We have visited all classrooms and students are settling in very well. Teachers will be focussing much of their week in the first few weeks establishing their classroom community to ensure that expectations are agreed and clear to ensure all students are free to learn to the best of their abilities. These expectations are based around the Play is the Way social skills framework and there will be more information about this at the level information nights. Information night will be Wednesday 21st February . P-2 will be 6pm-7pm and 3-6 will be 7pm-8pm.


A pack will be coming home from the office this week with a range of information. Please watch out for it. Again if you need some help come and ask at the office. We also use a communication app called Flexibuzz. Notifications and reminders come via the app and it is available for your smart phone or tablet. For access to the app, call in at the office for a flyer with instructions. Julia, in the office is a whizz, and is available for any assistance.

Thank you to all our families who have made payments for their fees or organised a payment plan. We are grateful for the support of our families.


Our office staff include: business manager, Julia Smith, administration, Priscilla Salter, Acting Assistant Principal and me. We are all available to help out any queries or concerns.


We are looking forward to a very productive and exciting year at the school and will continue to focus on the implementation of best practice in our teaching and learning, whilst continuing to develop the already strong sense of connectedness and community that is so highly valued at Ferntree Gully North.