The fantastic team at Frankston Bunnings will be visiting Kananook on October 25th to help construct a new garden bed. The team coordinator is Lyn Kallow and she will work alongside Jerry Goode and Michael Whitehead to redesign and beautify an area of the school that needs a make over. Thank you Bunnings!
Please show your appreciation and support when you next visit.
We need your help to do a staff room makeover. Can you help us out?
Our aim is to paint and brighten up this important meeting room on Monday 31st October. This is the day before the Melbourne Cup. Please contact Michael Block on 9786 6066.
Garden Bed Upgrade
Thank you to our special group of helpers Nadine, Shane, Justin and Jeff for helping to prepare a garden bed for our Bunning makeover on Tuesday 25th October. These parents worked throughout the day to remove bricks, seats and plants. Your effort and support of our school is acknowledged. On behalf of all students, staff and parents- THANK YOU!
Calm Kids Professional Development - Mrs Fimister/ Mrs May
Always striving to learn new things, two of our teachers headed out for the day to gain an insight into using mindfulness in the classroom. Not just content to do the same things day in and day out, Mrs Fimister and Mrs May were able to broaden their understanding of this topic. They are now very excited to bring this knowledge into the classroom and to benefit the young children they work with.
Mr Block recently attended a workshop designed to help principals and leadership teams align their personnel and resources with the school’s goals and targets so they make the most difference. Check out the selfie Mr Block took at the session!
An introduction for Parents about Restorative Practices.
Our school has made a very important decision lately and that is to become a Restorative School. Using Restorative Practices isn’t something we take lightly. We’ve been watching what’s been happening in the world of education when it comes to creating a strong school culture, to building effective relationships, to resolving conflict and to improving student behaviour and bullying. The bottom line is that we think there’s a better way.
Kananook a finalist in the the 2016 School Design Awards
Kananook Primary School 2016 Victorian School Design Awards
Our new open, bright and engaging learning spaces have been acknowledged by the Education Department. We have been invited to attend the 2016 Victorian Design Awards final.
Thank you to Wendy Hastrich and her wonderful team. We are very excited about making the final.
School Council Finance Training
Always something new to learn!
Our hard working School Council is taking part in Finance Training on Thursday Oct 27th. The goals of the training module are for councillors to understand their governance responsibility in relation to: internal controls, Budgeting and investing and fundraising.