Art show, auction & mini fete
Posted on 14 Nov 2017
Whole School Gathering
Posted on 13 Nov 2017
Posted on 26 Oct 2017
Calling for volunteers – we need your help!
Our students really enjoy participating in the Commonwealth Bank School Banking program and to keep this program running we need your help.
The program requires a volunteer School Banking Co-ordinator to facilitate the banking and distribution of School Banking rewards. This only takes a small amount of your time one day a week and the Commonwealth Bank will provide support in how to run the program. Your help with the program will greatly benefit students as they develop vital saving skills and also help our school with fundraising.
Currently, School Banking day is Wednesday.
If you are interested in volunteering for this great program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whole School Gathering
Posted on 11 Oct 2017
ICT Expo QR code treasure hunt winner
Posted on 22 Sep 2017
Today Mel presented Bryson with a Makey Makey kit, his prize for winning the ICT Expo QR code treasure hunt, just in time for the holidays. We hope you have lots of fun with it.
Did you and your family attend the expo? Did you enjoy it? You can let us know by following this link; https://goo.gl/forms/6dxSCF48L4kes3Q52 We appreciate the feedback.
Posted on 11 Sep 2017
Royal Life Saving Society
ACT Primary Schools Swim & Survive Program
This Wednesday, the second Wednesday of the Swim and Survive program, we would like all students to experience being in the water with clothes on. This is a novelty factor for most of the students; however some of the higher levels may need to bring their clothes on more than one occasion, their instructor will advise the students when to bring them. This activity allows the children to experience what it feels like to fall in the water fully clothed and be able to safely exit the water on their own. The instructors will let the children know what they have to bring.
It is essential for the 3rd last lesson that students bring the following:
Junior Swim and Survive, Swim and Survive:
Students to bring an old pair of long pants and a long sleeved top (pyjama’s are also fine)
Swim and Survive:
Students to bring in addition to the above clothes, a jumper
Children should bring these items in a labeled plastic bag.
On arrival at the pool, the children will put these clothes on over their swimmers.
This is also a goggle free day, the reason behind this is again when a child falls in the water they don’t usually have their goggles on. Most children struggle and panic without them as they think it is a necessity when they are in the water.
If you have any questions about this activity and the relevance to the program please do not hesitate to contact us at the Royal Life Saving Office.
ACT Schools Swim and Survive Coordinator
Royal Life Saving Society - ACT Branch
Ph: 6113 1994
Mobile: 0409 070 125
Father's Day Breakfast
Posted on 29 Aug 2017
Tomorrow morning, Wed 30 Aug, starting at 8.15am.
Father's Day Stall
Posted on 24 Aug 2017
School Satisfaction Survey
Posted on 22 Aug 2017
Thank you to the 22 families who have completed the school satisfaction survey. Feedback is important to us and we hope that all our families will complete the survey. When you have, leave your name at reception to go into the draw to win a $200 voucher to spend at Savvy School wear. If you did not receive an email with a link to the survey and a unique access code please contact the school.
Posted on 21 Aug 2017
We’re proud to be a Fresh Tastes graduate!
Our school is one of eight schools involved in Fresh Tastes since 2014 and we’ve had a positive shift in our food and drink environment as a result!
We were recognised for our efforts at a celebration event, with students accepting a certificate and a vertical garden gift from Yvette Berry MLA, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development and Meegan Fitzharris MLA, Minster for Health and Wellbeing.
We want to thank all students, parents and staff who have been driving forward activities to make healthy foods and drinks a bigger part of every day school life.Check out the 45 second video of our school’s story on the FT website at www.act.gov.au/freshtastes
Posted on 21 Aug 2017
Posted on 11 Aug 2017
Backyard Rangers Paint and Play
Posted on 27 Jul 2017
Posted on 25 Jul 2017
Posted on 13 Jun 2017
Calling all crafters!
The project is to make 12 boys Spanish Flamenco outfits, consisting of a vest, waist sash and hat. We need people to cut, put outfits together and sew, so bring yourself and you will be shown the rest! There is lots of jobs, so don’t worry if you are not a sewer. The outfits will be worn during Spanish lessons and will be showcased at Spanish School Gathering on August 22nd.
Where: Family Room When: Friday 16 and 30 June
Time: Anytime 10am– 2 pm
What to bring if you have them: scissors, sewing machine with black thread
Children welcome! the family room is well resourced with children’s equipment and has an adjoining courtyard which allows for inside and outside play.
Alternatively if you would like to help out from home, please contact our Community Coordinator Louise,
Future of Education
Posted on 02 Jun 2017
Dear Families and IPECS Community
Recently the Minster for Education launched the Future of Education, a consultation process looking to capture stakeholder’s current perceptions and ideas for the future direction of education in the ACT. This process isn’t just about the big things that are or are not working. It’s about small changes that improve the service experience and shaping the future direction of education. More information about this project can be found on the Education Directorates website via the following link http://www.education.act.gov.au/school_education/the-future-of-education/what-is-the-future-of-education-project
You are invited to have your say by completing the attached short survey. Answers will be anonymously collated and sent through to the Education Directorate. The IPECS survey will close on Thursday 8 June with responses being sent to the Directorate shortly after.
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Numeracy Parent Workshop
Posted on 01 Jun 2017
Posted on 16 May 2017
TALKING POINTS FROM THE BUDGET ANNOUNCEMENT
Posted on 12 May 2017
The Australian Government announced on 2 May 2017 their proposal for the future funding arrangements for schools across the country. This is a commitment to a sector blind, consistent, needs based funding model adding resources to deliver what students need.
We are still analysing the detail, however the headline figure for the ACT shows an increase of $150.4 million over 10 years, which equates to an increase of 52%. We are still unpacking what this means for our school and we know that this figure is inclusive of projected enrolment growth.
Funding for government schools in the ACT will grow at an average of 5.8 per cent per student each year, with non government schools reducing at 0.8 per cent.
The announcement also includes the recommendation for Mr David Gonski to review the distribution of funding. The ACT is well progressed in this space.
The Australian Government has also now announced its commitment to a further $428 million to continue Commonwealth support for preschool throughout 2018. This means that the 15 hours per week, or 600 hours a year access will remain available.
If you would like more information the links below will take you to factsheets provided by the Department of Education and Training.
Minister's Student Congress
Posted on 12 May 2017
On Friday 5 May two of our students represented IPECS at the Minster’s Congress to discuss the Future of Education. The children were asked to share their views on what makes a great school and a great education.
The key messages coming from the congress about what makes a great education were great teacher/student relationships, creativity and choice, different levels of work that meets student’s needs, students who love the subjects they are learning, positive learning environments, personalised learning, equity versus equality, great student support , people who encourage students, resources, student voice in learning and equal opportunities. Our two student representatives will now get feedback from a variety of students about what helps you do well at school, what subjects/areas of school do you do well in and how do you know and do you feel included in all parts of your education? Why? Why not? This feedback will be shared at the next Minister’s Congress meeting in June.
Mother's Day Breakfast
Posted on 04 May 2017
2018 Preschool Information
Posted on 07 Apr 2017
- Friday 28 April
- 10 am to 10:45 am
- Contact: 6142 3777
Harmony Day 2017
Posted on 30 Mar 2017
This week at Isabella Plains we celebrated Harmony Day. The children undertook a variety of activities related to the theme ‘everyone belongs’. Children discussed how we are all different, that we like different things, look different, have different families and live in different places but that we all belong at Isabella.
Some students and staff wore orange or traditional clothing to acknowledge difference and share stories from home. We talked about inclusiveness, respect and sharing a sense of belonging.
The kindergarten to year 2 children worked in mixed groups to undertake literacy, art and maths activities.
Introducing Spanish Birth to 8
Posted on 15 Mar 2017
All children at IPECS are introduced to Spanish language and culture birth to 8. Spanish songs and actions are enjoyed right across the school with more formal instruction taking place from Preschool. The preschool children are introduced to Spanish language and culture via the Early Learning Languages Australia program (ELLA). ELLA is a series of interactive applications (apps), aimed at making language learning engaging and interesting to children in preschool. Children in kindergarten to year 2 have weekly Spanish lessons with their class teacher and our resident Spanish teacher, Louise. Louise is Spanish and shares all of her language and cultural knowledge with the children through song, games, and interactive learning opportunities. The children are loving the new program!