Dear Quintilian families,
We are delighted to bring you the end-of-term newsletter, celebrating the achievements and successes from the past few months at Quintilian School. As we approach the term break, we have some exciting news and important information to share with you.
This term has been filled with numerous exciting academic activities and achievements. Our students have participated in class assemblies, where they showcased their talents, creativity and skills. Additionally, they embarked on educational excursions to the Shipwreck Museum in Fremantle, Subiaco Museum, and Parliament, enriching their learning experiences beyond the classroom.
We are thrilled to announce the formation of our student board, providing students with leadership roles within the school. This initiative empowers our students to actively contribute to the school community and develop important leadership skills. We are excited to see their ideas and initiatives come to life. Watch this space!
New Assessment Systems
Quintilian School has implemented a new assessment system called Essential Assessment. This system enhances our ability to track and monitor students’ progress effectively. Additionally, we are utilising Literacy Pro, which measures reading scores and promotes reading growth among our students.
To further enhance students’ mathematical skills, we have introduced Bond Blocks, a program designed to help students build foundational math skills. This engaging tool supports their understanding and proficiency in mathematics.
Reggio Emilia Pedagogy
We are proud to continue using the Reggio Emilia pedagogical approach across early childhood education. This child-centred philosophy fosters exploration, creativity, and critical thinking, enriching the teaching and learning experiences for our young learners.
Upcoming Professional Development
Next term, our staff will be engaging in further professional development sessions focused on questioning techniques and understanding neurodivergence. These initiatives aim to enhance our teaching practices and provide the best possible support and learning experiences for all our students.
We would like to inform you that two of our valued staff members, Nina and Emmy, will be commencing maternity leave this term. We wish them all the best during this special time, and we look forward to their return in the future. In the meantime, we are pleased to welcome Michele Lemin as the new Pre-Kindy teacher. Michele brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to our team, and we are confident that she will provide exceptional care and guidance to our youngest learners.
On behalf of the entire Quintilian School community, we extend our warmest wishes to Kerrin, our Assistant Bursar, on her retirement. Kerrin’s dedication, support, and contributions to the school have been invaluable. We are grateful for her service and wish her a fantastic and fulfilling retirement. We welcome Caitlan Sim to the finance team who brings experience and expertise.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Quintilian School community for your ongoing support, collaboration, and trust. Together, we create a nurturing and enriching educational environment for our students.
We wish you a restful and enjoyable term break. We look forward to welcoming everyone back in the next term for new adventures and continued partnerships.
Elliott Hateley, Principal