Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to our wonderful school.

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Welcome back to the 2020 school year, we have had a tremendous start to the new school year with new enrolments and returning students adding to the wonderful learning environment. The children are settling in well and class routines are being established.   It has been a pleasure meeting with parents and families and maintaining the open communication that contributes to the positive and friendly school environment that is evident across the school.  I must acknowledge the wonderful preparation by staff to ensure the smooth start to the school year and the hard work of Mrs Nottle over the years.  The teacher passion for our children is evident as I wander through classes each morning and the respectful manner in which we all engage contributes to our ongoing success.  Our class structures remain flexible until census on Friday 14 February and we are able to identify the best organisational structure for our school needs and the learning needs of the students. I want to reassure parents that the class organisation is completed keeping in mind the needs of the students, recommended class sizes, input from teachers, administration and parent requests. I want to thank   families in advance for understanding and apologise, in advance for any concerns that may arise as a consequence.I also want to thank the families who travelled to China  during the break, who supported our school by keeping children home for 14 days as requested by the Health Department in response to the management of the Coronavirus. Your communication with the school and willingness to support the request has helped with the community feel confident about minimising any potential risk.I am truly  honoured to be the new school principal at Brentwood Primary. Brentwood is a remarkably multicultural school and that diversity builds strength across the school.  I am looking forward to working with all staff, students and families as we embrace the cultural standards framework and seek to embed culturally responsive practices that will support reconciliation with our First Nations People. Our children are the future leaders of tomorrow and our greatest asset and by working together in respectful partnerships with our First Nations families we can influence a brighter Australia for all.

Donna Bridge