Reconciliation Action Plan working group...
Chrysalis is creating a Reconciliation Action Plan and is inviting any interested parents, staff or students to take part in a working group to undertake this important work.
Reconciliation Action Plans provide a framework for schools and workplaces to support the national reconciliation movement, and to foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.
To learn more about the Reconciliation Action Plan program, please visit: https://www.reconciliation.org.au/reconciliation-action-plans/
An initial meeting will be held on Tuesday 16th March from 3.15 pm at the Maypole Green at Chrysalis. Please bring a COVID-friendly plate of food to share for afternoon tea if this is manageable for you- if not, please don’t let it stop you from coming. Children are welcome and can play nearby.
Due to COVID requirements, you will need to register your intention to attend by calling Sammi on 0418950793 or emailing email@example.com.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Head lice - A community approach....
Head lice can quickly become an ongoing nuisance for families as our students are in close contact with one another on the bus, in the classroom and in the playgrounds. They are a normal part of school life and whilst not life threatening or disease causative they are irritating, can cause sleep loss and are time-consuming to manage.
To promote and embrace a community approach can all parents please work together by creating a rhythm of checking/treating their children regularly for head lice by applying lots of white coloured conditioner, and combing through with a lice comb (long tined ones are best for most hair types), and then wiping the combings onto a tissue. Older children could do this for themselves.
If lice (the critters with legs) or live nits (nits are the eggs containing the critters) are found, then treatment must occur before your child returns to school. Treatment can consist of a thorough combing-out of head lice and live eggs using the conditioner for ease of combing and to ‘catch’ the lice and nits or using a favoured head lice product.
Sunday night, when we are all having quiet time after the weekend and re-establishing school rhythm, is a good night to do a regular check and comb out of hair - even if your child is not scratching. And then another comb through every Wednesday should help to reduce or eliminate the head lice class-wide.
Maintenance Day (Working Bee)...
Thank you to all the families who registered to participate tomorrow's working bee. Unfortunately due to the continuing poor weather, wet grounds and the impact upon preparations by today's flood closure we've decided to cancel, however all families who registered in advance will still receive the maintenance levy refund.
Reminder: School fees for Term 1...
Today is the last day to pay your Term 1 School Fees unless you have made prior arrangements to pay by instalments. Due to today's flood day if you would like to pay by credit card on Monday please call the school office and we can process your payment to ensure you are still eligible for your on time payment discount. Remember, if you are experiencing significant, continued financial hardship, the school encourages you to contact Tim Fry (firstname.lastname@example.org) to apply for fee relief.
Chrysalis School Association...
The Board invite applications to join the Chrysalis School Association. Members of the Association elect Directors and oversee the corporate aspects of the School, consistent with the Company's Constitution. It is also the main pathway to becoming a Director. Membership is limited and determined by the Board. If you believe you have the skills and experience which would benefit the Association, and a vision for the School, the Board would encourage you applying. The application form is linked here.
Applications are considered at the next Board Meeting, following their submission. The next regular Board Meeting is scheduled for 23rd March and the Annual General Meeting for all Members will be convened in mid-May. If you have any questions, please email the Business Operations Manager, Tim Fry, who also serves as the Company Secretary. Please submit your applications, together with the $10 fee (or instructions for payment) to the Company Secretary at email@example.com.
Lisa & the Leadership Team