Given that we have sent home School Opinion Surveys this week, I will talk about them briefly. As I indicated earlier the SOS is an important measure for us as a whole school community to see how we are travelling. The SOS is not just for me as the Principal to see what changes I need to make or recognize what things we need to keep doing, but for everyone in our school community, staff, parents and the children. You will remember that I talked about our 2012 SOS data earlier in the year and how it showed us that all the hard work we have been doing since my arrival is paying off. The two biggies were staff morale at 100% and 100% parents acknowledging that we have every single child’s progress at the forefront of our minds. The latter not only tells us that we are communicating better to our parents, but that both the parents and teachers are working in partnership to ensure every child improves.
What can you do to help at home? Please be honest with your SOS responses. Don’t give answers that you think we want to hear or that you think will get us more support for the school. I have had questions previously from parents wanting to know what we need that they would mark us down on in the SOS in the hopes of getting that. The school has come a long way in my nearly 5 years here and we need to keep that momentum going. A true honest picture will help us to continue to make pour great school greater.