It has been an exciting time in Kurrajong as we are counting down to the opening of Stage 1 of the Nature Play Courtyard Development on Monday 25th February. The children are extremely eager to explore the new space. Thank you to the Parents and Friends of Pulteney Committee for their generous donations of purchased toys to use in the environment.

We have begun our Student Action Team Leadership Program to ensure our students enjoy a sense of agency and empowerment, and I have included information below on the aims and processes.

Our Parent information sessions on ‘Literacy in the Early Years’ will be held on Monday 25th February with two sessions available on the day, 8.30am and 5.30pm. Please see Kiri Marshall in the Kurrajong Front Office if you are interested in attending a session.

Parent Communication

Information will be regularly provided in the Pulteney Review and I encourage you to access this form of communication. The Kurrajong section will provide information on up-coming events and other relevant news.

The Seesaw Learning Platform will also provide information on the progress of your child’s learning and other important reminders.

Letters to parents will continue to be emailed; however, to help parents manage the communications from School to home, Kurrajong letters will be sent to parents on Tuesdays.

Kurrajong Student Leadership- Student Action Teams

In Kurrajong, as other sub-schools at Pulteney, we believe students have a voice and are able to make a valuable contribution to our school. It is important that students be given the opportunity to express their views on issues of concern to them in the school. It is equally important that they are listened to and encouraged to take an active part in promoting the aims and objectives of Kurrajong.

Role Statement: Leaders will work with Head of Wellbeing and Head of Kurrajong to provide a collaborative and democratic approach towards achieving improvement with a range of practices in Kurrajong.

The aim is for all R-2 students to have the opportunity to be a leader throughout their time in Kurrajong. Students who are interested and also encouraged by teacher nominations will take on the responsibility and rotate through the following leadership roles: Positive Play Team Leaders, Dream Team Leaders, Tidy Team Leaders and Green Team Leaders.

Once a term individual leadership positions will change. Whilst there are different roles and levels of responsibility within each position, all positions require each student to be responsible, reliable and thorough. Importantly, each leader must reflect the values and behaviours that are the essence of Kurrajong.

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions that you may have.

Natalie Natsias

Acting Head of Kurrajong