Given that we have sent home School Opinion Surveys this week, I will talk about them briefly. 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 recognise what things we need to keep doing, but for everyone in our school community, staff, parents and the children. If you look at the AIP/calendar you will see that one of our priority areas under “Conditions of Learning” is “Confidence”. The SOS can be a good gauge about community confidence in our school. We have a great school and although it has shrunk in size, it has grown in educational outcomes for our children. Your responses will help that continue.
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 6 years here and we need to keep that momentum going. A true honest picture will help us to continue to make our great school greater.