At the beginning of 2020, FPS like all schools had a carefully mapped out educational implementation plan. As we all know, all of our best laid plans were forced to adapt and change to meet the demands and safety measures of the year. I would like to thank all of our FPS community for their hard work and dedication to our school this year. Our parents and carers have been valued learning partners this year. We would like to thank you for supporting us and of course flexing up your teaching powers with such dedication. We know that behind every great school is a great community made up of wonderful parents and carers and FPS is certainly testament to that. At our Year 6 Graduation ceremony this year, I talked about our students being our future and how very fortunate we are to have them. This year FPS students demonstrated how resilient, adaptable and creative they are. Intelligence in these areas will allow them to meet the demands of the future- whatever it may hold-even a pandemic! I feel very reassured and grateful that they are indeed our future!
I would like to share with you the words of a song composed and written by our School Captains Jo and Lachy for their Year 6 Graduation...
I wrote this song for our teachers, to say thank you to all.
The one who are always there for us and help us when we fall.
We wouldn’t be here without you, so that’s why I’m so thankful.
I wish I could say thank you to you a thousand times.
One taught me patience,
One taught me respect,
One taught me kindness,
Now I’m so amazing.
Say I’ve won, I’ve lost, but that’s not what I see.
Look at what I got, look what you’ve taught me.
Thank you Mr Collins, Thank you Mr Cleary, Thank you Miss Amanda.
I’m so grateful for your help.
Thank you Miss Sophie, Thank your Mrs Maylea and thank you to all the teachers that helped us.
A big thank you to our incredible teachers and staff for their hard work and dedication this year. FPS demands a special type of teacher. One who is deeply committed to improving their practice and who understands and appreciates the unique qualities of the Flemington student cohort. FPS teachers create supportive and collaborative environments where all students learn, feel accepted and develop resilience and independence. This year we say goodbye to Sophie Anastasiadis and wish her luck in her new role as a Learning Specialist. Goodbye and good luck to Brianna Domanski who is relocating to Canberra, Emily Kidd who is relocating to Werribee, Amanda De Marchi who is relocating to Inverloch and to Neville who is moving to Ascot Vale Primary-we look forward to seeing you in Inter School Sports Gala days in 2021.
Wishing all of our families who celebrate Christmas a Merry Christmas and I wish all of our FPS families a safe and restful break. We look forward to seeing you back on Thursday the 28th of January 2021, with the Foundation team to follow on Thursday the 4th of February 2021, rested and ready to learn!
Amanda Williams- FPS Principal
Photos of our last week at school!