As our STAFFING LIST has now been finalised (see the OUR SCHOOL/OUR SCHOOL STAFF) page on this website), this year we plan on sending home your child’s CLASS LIST before the end of 2014.
Parents are reminded that the task of the Leadership Team and staff each year is to construct two classes of each year level (Gold and Blue) that reflects a balance of gender, ability, personalities and so on. In this way, children have an opportunity to get to know each other and to learn to get along with many different types of people across their years of schooling here at St Emilie’s. Negotiating their way through conflict, appreciating and accepting differences and working collaboratively with others, are all important life skills. Problems will pop up in and out of the classroom between individuals and between groups of children from time to time – this is normal and to be expected. Learning to deal with these problems (with the help of staff) is valuable and equips children for later in life.
Therefore we feel very confident that no matter which child is in which class, they will have a good year. Why? Because there is a trust and an expectation that the teacher, the Leadership Team and the children will all work hard to get along and to sort through any problems in a just and respectful way.
If as a parent you feel you have a special request in terms of which your class goes into, the closing date for this is Tuesday 2nd December in writing addressed to the Leadership Team. While your request will certainly be read and discussed, there can be no guarantees.