Independent Public School IPS update

Maylands Peninsula Primary School has been selected in the second round of the Independent Public School (IPS) program. This will give the school greater autonomy in areas like teacher recruitment and education programs.

IPS First Round

The first round gave 34 schools IPS status this year and another 64 schools have made the list for 2011. Some 130 primary and secondary schools applied for IPS status in the second round.

Professional learning sessions

Admin staff have now attended many professional learning sessions re IPS and the business requirements in particular. The school received an additional $25,000 to assist with preparations for the 2011 start. Three teachers have chosen to opt out and one education assistant. IPS affords the school and its community exciting opportunities to do things even better.

School Board

The school received eight nominations for the three positions for parent representatives on the MPPS School Board. The represntatives elected as a result of the whole school ballot are
S. Catlin, B. Roach and K. Ould. The school is fortunate to have sucn passionate, committed, and talented parents and caregivers.

Steve Salamon and Maylands Peninsula in the press

Maylands receives IPS in the Press

The article appeared in the Community Newspaper Group on July 27 2010 both in print and online. You can read the article online here.