JAMO FAIR: Wow! What a great day! A sincere ‘thank you’ to the many people that contributed to the outstanding success of Saturdays ‘Jamo Fair.’ How lucky were we with the weather, given what we experienced in the lead up? I’m sure that everyone who attended would agree that it was a terrific day with a large number of people ‘chipping in’ to ensure the smooth running of the stalls, canteen and novelty events. Takings on the day were in excess of $25,000, however the final figure will be adjusted as further receipts come in and expenses go out. These funds will be used to improve student infrastructure across the school. As I mentioned in last week’s Newsletter the whole day revolves around the good will and commitment of a range of people who volunteer their time and effort to ensure the success of the day. Special mention goes to our Fundraising Committee President, Karen Forsyth and the hardy members of the fundraising committee. Thanks to teachers for organising stalls and students. Thanks to the office staff for handling the many enquiries, orders, invoices and accounting. Well done to all!
REGIONAL ATHLETICS: Congratulations to all the members of our Aths team who competed in the Regional Athletics last Friday. First placings to Josh Lucas in the 100m, Malakye Cunningham in discus, Xavier Mitchem, discus and the Under 10 relay team were the highlights, with eight students qualifying for the State Titles. Also, congratulations to the Yr 3/4 basketball team for making the State Finals, well done.
SPELLING COMPETITION: Tonight our school will be hosting the Western District Spelling Competition for students from Yrs 4, 5 & 6. This competition has been going for a number of years with Jamo enjoying a high level of success. We wish our representatives all the best to bring the trophy ‘home!’
2015 CLASSES: Thank you to those parents who have submitted requests for their children’s friends for 2015. Year Levels now have these and will use this information to help formulate class lists which will be handed to Mr Clements and myself on Friday 14th November. Total class lists will not be published but rather an individual note will be sent home with the class room number and teacher provided. A transition session with the new teacher will be held on the afternoon of Thursday 11th December. An enormous amount of time and thought will be put into placing students in classes. Groups of teachers place students into classes based on academic, social and gender considerations. Once the decision has been made, there will need to be a rare set of circumstances where children will be shifted out of their allocated class.