One item that will not be changing and the expectation remains that the children wear black leather shoes. We are starting to see a number of children come to school in black trainers. These are not the same and are not part of our day to day uniform. For PE we have always asked for white trainers but have appreciated white trainers are hard to get or are made of a heavy hot leather. With that being said, children can wear coloured trainers with their PE uniform moving forward. However, what they cannot wear are black trainers with their normal uniform. The shoes need to be black leather shoes that are smart looking.
Here is the strong and impressive line up for next academic year….
Year 1 – Loraine Fay (1F) and Mark Evans (1E)
Year 2 – Nicole Maclennan (2M) and Rachael Roma (2R)
Year 3 – Marama Fowke (3F) and Anna Casley (3C)
Year 4 – Amanda Moxam (4M) and Felix Auld (4A)
Year 5 – Stephenie Rowe (5R) and Sarah Chen (5C)
Year 6 – Tiphany Bloomfield (6B) and Jonty Woods (6W)
Chinese – Mary, Abbie and Mirander/TBC (job share)
Performing Arts – Jane Englemann
PE – Jamie Erwin
LET – Gail Walshe and Helen Hattam
Environment – TBC (advertised)
Nurse – 4 days a week – Laura Matheson
Nurse – 1 day a week (Thursday) – Gloria Cheung
Office and Admissions Manager – Gabby Frisinger
Office Administrator – Cathy Yau
PTA Administrator – Angela Loundes
Finance/After School Activities – Anton Leung
Librarian – Rebecca Ridgen Green (Mrs RG)
Librarian Part time – Claudia Chan
LMT/LTC – Craig Hollingsworth
PYP Coordinator – Chrissy Bailey
Vice Principal – Chiqui Colet
Principal – Bill Garnett
We are still finalising the support staff team including Educational Assistant placements and we will confirm these early next year.
As you know we are making changes to our uniform over the next year or two. ESF have centralised the procurement so that we can benefit from economies of scale. This will mean the uniform should be slightly cheaper and of equal or better quality.
It does mean however we will need to make some comprises including moving away from green shorts and trousers but fortunately we will be able to maintain our green tops. The PTA and school will work closely together to ensure the changes goes as smoothly as possible. However, there will be a 18-24 month period where our uniform will be in transition meaning we will be “in between” uniforms. For example children will be able to wear black or white shorts for PE until we have fully transitioned to black (out only options with the new supplier was dark blue or black so we went black).
This can look look a little messy so we will need your help to ensure no other items “creep” into the change.
If you are about to buy new shoes in preparation for next year do not buy black trainers. Next year we will be informing parents if their child is coming to school with the wrong type of black shoes. Uniform is a collective responsibility and should not just be left up to the school to monitor. We need your help in ensuring the children are wearing the correct uniform.