Welcome to Rata

  1. Please click on the General Information button for the 2014 Information letter, Term 1 Team letter, and the Stationary list (for all the students in the Rata block - regardless if they are in Year 5 or Year 6.)
  2. The Rata teachers are Mrs Nikki Joubert (team leader) in RataJ, Ms Wendy Kristensen in RataK, and Mrs Sarah Gollogly in RataG. Please use the block and class name on all documentation, lunch orders, envelopes for the office etc.
  3. Important dates:
  • Wednesday & Thursday, 16 & 17 April 2014: Teacher Only Days
  • Tuesday 15 April 2014: End of Term 1
  • Monday 5 May 2014: Start of Term 2

Being organised for this term
STUDENTS, being part of the Rata block means that you will have many privileges. With that comes much greater personal responsibility, than ever before. We have high expectations of you all.
  1. Firstly, the organisation of your stationery and books. By now you should have brought all your books to school - some with completed cover pages and durasealed;
  2. Secondly, you should have your Learning Journal and your library book in your bag every day;
  3. Thirdly, homework includes daily reading, daily maths basic facts learning (tests 4x a week) and weekly spelling words (test on Fridays);
  4. Finally, wear the correct Sherwood Primary School uniform everyday (see Policy 1.5 below). This includes a Sherwood hat and change of clothes on Wednesdays for PE.
PARENTS, to ensure that the school/parent partnership works effectively:
  1. Please sign your child’s homework sheet every week upon completion of the work – not later than Thursday night;
  2. Check your emails every day; and
  3. Read the weekly Sherwood Newsletter.

Uniform Policy: 1.5


School Uniform: the school uniform refers to the Board approved school polo shirt, polar fleece vest, tunic sweatshirt, polar fleece sweatshirt, unisex shorts, girl’s culottes, unisex long pants, bucket or peak hats. Uniform footwear is flat, plain coloured shoes (black, brown, blue or white) or plain sports shoes, with plain socks or hosiery (black, grey, white or navy blue). A watch may be worn and stud earings in pierced ears. No other jewellery unless approved by the school management as being culturally significant, and in this case should be tucked inside shirts/tops for health & safety reasons. Hair ties or adornments
should be plain and in school colours where possible.

Sports Uniform: the sports uniform refers to the Board approved school t-shirt and shorts or the relevant code uniform.

Physical Education Gear: either the “sports uniform” or an appropriate t-shirt with suitable shorts, training shoes or bare feet at teacher’s discretion.

1. The wearing of the school uniform is compulsory during school hours and whenever representing the school.
2. Students must be in correct uniform before entering class.
3. It is recommended that items of uniform be clearly named.

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