Hi! My name is Kristy Hay and I am excited to introduce myself as the new Principal of Swansea Primary School. Along with my family, my husband Chris, our two children, Ivy and Henry and our dog Daisy, we have relocated to the sunny East Coast. For the past fifteen years, I have worked at St. Michael's Collegiate School, an independent school in Hobart and filled various teaching and leadership roles.
Growing up in Bridgewater, a low socioeconomic community, I defied the odds of educational attainment because of my teachers and why I first chose to become a teacher. I am the first in my family to ever attend university, where I passed with Honours and since then, I have successfully completed many post graduate certificates including a Master’s in Mathematics Education and most recently an Advanced Leadership Certificate. My greatest career achievement is fulfilling this very important Principalship and I am committed to providing quality education and opportunities for the students of Swansea Primary School. I am looking forward to meeting with you and developing a partnership in your child’s education.
If you have any questions or concerns, please pop in to visit me at school, call 6257 8126 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
I look forward to seeing you all at the 'Welcome Back BBQ' on Thursday 6th February between 5pm - 6.30pm.
Welcome to 2020!
Mrs Kristy Hay
06 Feb 2020
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Please join us for a 'Welcome Back BBQ' on Thursday 6th February from 5pm-6.30pm on the netball court. A sausage sizzle will be provided for all families. We look forward to seeing you there!
Just a reminder that our teachers are on duty from 8.30am - 3.15pm each day. Our school day begins when the bell rings at 8.55am. Classrooms will be open from 8.45am to 2.45pm each day.
We encourage parents to visit the classrooms in the morning and after school. Please note, for the safety of everyone, students will need to be dropped off or collected using the drop off area near the library, parking and walking your child into the school or collecting them from the fire hydrant. Students are not to enter the carpark alone. For parents visiting classrooms, it is encouraged that families use the children’s crossing and new Franklin Street entrance. Your support in the safety of all of our students is very much appreciated.
If you are available to volunteer your time please pop in to see us. We are desperate for some helpers to run our weekly canteen on Thursdays from 11.00-12.30 and 4,5,6 Cooking Program on Wednesday afternoon from 1.15 -2.45pm and 'Brekkie and a Book!' on Wednesday mornings from 8.30am onwards.
At Swansea Primary School our goal is always to provide the very best opportunities for all students. We are very pleased to announce the final staffing for 2020 as follows:
Kinder/Prep - Miss Kate Pearce and Mrs Diana Nunn (Kindergarten students will attend on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
Grade 1,2,3 - Ms Jo Calder (Monday, Thursday, Friday) and Mrs Bronwyn Brown (Tuesday, Wednesday)
Grade 4,5,6 - Mrs Sophie Wilson
Support Teacher – Mrs Diana Nunn
Art Teacher Assistant – Mrs Janine Gadd
Music - Miss Kate Pearce (Tuesday)
Health and Physical Education - Mrs Bronwyn Brown with Teacher Assistant Miss Rikki Murray (Monday)
Launching into Learning (LIL) and Learning in Families Together (LIFT) - Mrs Kristy Hay with Teacher Assistants Ms Beth Rowlings and Miss Rikki Murray (Monday 10.00-11.30am)
Literacy Leader - Ms Jo Calder
School Business Manager – Mrs Melissa Quinn
School Administration Clerk – Ms Beth Rowlings
School Chaplain - Elise Wells
School Psychologist - Amelia Vanderniet
Speech Pathologist - Ellie Monks
Social Worker (on call) - Kristy Pearce
Education Facility Attendants – Wayne Kean and Stuart Fox
As you will notice we have engaged Schoolzine to develop a new look website, school app and eNewsletter for seamless communication between school and home. At the welcome BBQ we will be sharing the new look website and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and sign up for an upcoming parent session, to learn how to use these wonderful new communication platforms!