On behalf of the parents, staff and students, I would like to welcome you to Stirling East Primary School. Through the hard work and dedication of the Staff, we aim to provide an educational and social environment that nurtures and challenges each child and encourages them to reach their full potential. We achieve this by having high expectations of the students and providing them a safe, happy and trusting atmosphere in which to challenge themselves. Stirling East has a reputation for being one of the best schools in the region. This success is built on a strong and active school community of students, parents and teachers, who all value the same high standards of education and creative and intellectual endeavour. We see parents as partners in our work and hope you will become very much part of our community and fully involved in your child's achievements. We look forward to working with you to provide the best possible education for your child in our care.
Mrs Alexandra Wooller - Principal
Governing Council's Welcome
Welcome to the Stirling East Primary School. My name is Alison Richards and I am the Chair of the SEPS Governing Council for 2013.
Being part of the Governing Council has given me a greater appreciation of the huge amount of work that is done - often unseen – by both the teaching staff and family volunteers from within the school community. Stirling East has many dedicated and committed members of the school community who contribute regularly in many different ways – this includes helping with reading in their child's classroom, assisting with class excursions, volunteering in the canteen or uniform shop through to undertaking fundraising activities. This commitment and ongoing involvement provides a positive and inclusive school environment for our children.
One of the key roles of the Governing Council is to provide a voice for the parents and the wider school community. This is done by recognising and incorporating, where possible, student, parent and community input into the broader direction of the school and through working collaboratively with the principal and staff.
We actively encourage parents and members of the school community to contact the Governing Council to discuss any issues or ideas that they may have. Any member of the school who is interested in joining the Governing Council is very welcome to come along and observe a meeting. Governing Council meetings are held twice a term and meeting dates are put into the SEPS newsletter.
I look forward to a productive and fulfilling year ahead and please feel free to contact me or any member of the Governing Council team regarding issues or ideas that you would like raised.
Alison Richards - Governing Council Chairperson
Caring: By caring about myself and what exists around me, I can become a better person.
Acting responsibly: By acting responsibly I accept that I am responsible for my actions.
Respect: By being respectful, I embrace diversity and difference
Effort: By giving effort, I strive to always do my best
New codes have been implemented for the Fire Danger Index, introducing a Code Red 'catastrophic.' On these days, all Adelaide Hills schools will be closed. It is essential as part of parent's home/family bushfire action plan that alternative plans are in place for children on these days. Schools will not be open and school buses will not run. Please see the attached link on the DECD Website for further information or download the following letter from the Chief Executive Officer. Below is also a downloadable copy of the school's Bushfire Action Plan which details procedures that will be used by the school in the event of a bushfire or heightened risk of (ie - Total Fire Ban) a bushfire. Parents are encouraged to become familiar with this document
Dates to Remember
Term Dates 2014
Term 1 28th January - 11th April
Term 2 28th April - 4th July
Term 3 21st July - 26th September
Term 4 13th October - 12th December