Enkindle Village School Parent Circle – 28.03.19

Previous Discussion Items:

Collection: of electronics, magazines, plants, tools. Please bring in any if you have them.

Project List: Dreamboard. Kiri to create a dreamboard or wishlist of project things. Once this is up pop a name next to things that you might be able to help with.

Potential of connecting in with chameleon for projects.

Put onto Facebook wider page to advertise for items.


Toys: We were not bringing in toys, but some conjecture on what a toy actually is. Need to agree on what this includes.

Books ok, but only reading books.

Show and share forum – discussion with the students; 3 kids a week (equals twice a term), this could be a toy or anything they are passionate about. They will have a roster.

Comforters are ok, but the other kids are finding loopholes! Comforters in bag if possible. ?

Asked Kiri’s wishes – books are fine, toys prefer no. Comforters in bag. All ok with that.


Uncle Alfred and smoking ceremony 19th March Tuesday AM. Uncle Alfred to education with the students around the meaning of the ceremony. Morning tea, plate to share would be great.


Teacher Aide: Appointment made on a casual basis; very qualified member to join the team to compliment our already amazing teaching staff. Will assist in group work and managing time/space.


Parent roster: Afternoon sessions – for reading or sight words. Blue cards needed. Roster request will come out.


JCU Stem/ project – robotics day.  On the horizon as a potential grant application working with JCU and their robotics club. Watch this space!

JCU Vet clinic: Kiri has been In touch, loads of stuff to give, happy for us to come for a visit!

Students and staff will go next Wednesday at 10am for visit to vet hospital.

Old photographs: scenery, Susan to bring as donation for projects.


New Items for Discussion:

Website Parent Portal: Parents to register for their website access by next term so that we can transition to that for parent circles, etc

Facebook Parent Group Members: To be kept at parents only, photos from the group to not be shared for privacy reasons.

Proposed move to monthly – evenings: Poll for day preference will be put on facebook – to be given a week to vote, moved to monthly – use Sandi for watching the kids during this meeting instead of Angus if he is unavailable, keep it right after school so that parents are already here and don’t need to travel in at night.

Kapersky: Daryl trialing this for Marly on her personal laptop, can lock them out with a timer, plenty of restrictions.

Cleaning: We have hired a gardener and cleaner, just need to fill the gaps until they start next term. Volunteers for the next week are: Susan – Friday 29th, Amanda/Shari – Wednesday 3rd, Susan – Friday 5th.

Enrolments: There will be some new faces around the School next term as we are losing some enrolments, three new students will start, increased staffing will cover this.

Toys: The students have asked to bring toys to the circle, their previous decision to not bring toys to school has not been working, they’ve been re-evaluating this and changed their decision to allow toys to be brought to school now. The kids have put some rules around which toys to bring and how they will be played with. So no sharp toys, guns, etc. The toys will remain in their bags until playtime, decision to be trialed and if its not working they will discuss it again. Parents are happy for this to happen.

Kitchen: Shari still after kitchen items, will put together a list of things needed by next term and if there’s anything left to purchase we will put a post on the Enkindle facebook page.


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