23rd February 2017

Hello parents and carers,

This Friday at 9:30 – after our school assembly – we will be ‘launching’ a series of books that were created by several of our students who worked with children’s author, Johanna Bell. This project – supported by       The Smith Family – culminated in the publication of five beautifully-illustrated stories. On Friday morning, the students that made up this Creative Writing group will ‘see’ their published work for the first time and be    celebrated for their work with a special morning tea.

This program targeted our students who are particularly good at or passionate about Writing or Illustrating, giving these students increased opportunity to work with an expert and develop their skills in an area of strength. It was part of our ongoing ‘Millner on the Move’, gifted and talented-type project.

Well done to Ms Arratta, Ms Karen and Ms Chantal for facilitating a fantastic election process for our newest batch of student leaders. Come along to this Friday’s assembly to see our 2017 SLT presented with their badges!

Lastly, thank-you to the small number of people that responded to the survey in last week’s newsletter, which aimed to gather some ideas to inform the future direction of this newsletter. School Council discussed the responses to the survey and have decided that it is worth trialing a few changes to the way that we use our newsletter as part of our school communications:

– The newsletter’s frequency will shift to fortnightly, saving printing costs and staffing resources associated with creating and printing the newsletter every week.

– The newsletter will be more ‘streamlined’ in its content, aiming to provide a simpler and more engaging reading experience each edition.

– Colour hard [printed] copies will be available at the front office and upon        request. Electronic versions will be available on our school website and via email.

– We will continue to invest in diversifying and digitising our modes of  communication – further developing our new website, our Facebook site and other ways of communicating electronically.



Warwick Peter-Budge, Principal



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