Primary 19/8/22: Identifying emotions

I do not doubt that everyone in society, at some point, shows these characteristics. As adults, we know how to manage this. However, many of your children can have difficulty understanding their feelings and how they can alter their emotions or behaviour to allow them to see things from a different point of view. It is valuable that we are visible and speak with our children when we need to control our emotions.

Here at school, in the classroom, playgrounds, during grade/stage/or whole school get togethers, the staff are working with the student on recognising and regulating their emotions. We are blessed to have P Block, where students have the space and staff to allow them to ‘Calm Down.’ It is OK to show these emotions, but it is a life skill to know how to regulate them. Mrs McCleary and her team work with the students to identify their feelings and how they can fix the problem together. Ensure that your child knows that if they have any concerns the teachers are the people who can also support them.

Self-regulation and managing our emotions are skills we all use. By working with the staff here at William Carey, your children will continue building on these skills. Use the ideas in the clip and the ones on the PDF provided. And by doing so, you can support your child at home.

Kind regards,

Mrs Gillian Coote

Primary Deputy Principal

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

Art Provocations in Prep

In Prep, the children have been enjoying participating in experiences that involve an art provocation. An art provocation is a thoughtfully set up prompt that invites children to create, experiment with their ideas, think independently, ask questions, all while exploring with art materials. In this experience below, the children were provided with a colourful bunch of flowers in a vase. From there, they used oil pastels to create beautiful drawings while focusing on the colour and shape of the flowers.
What talented budding artists!


Start of the School Day 

School starts at 8:40 am, so please have your child/renat school by 8:35 am. If they arrive any time after 8:40 am, they will receive a late note

End of the School Day

School finishes at 3:00 pm. If your child is in car lines, they need to be picked up by 3:30 pm. If you are running late, they will be escorted to OOSH, which is in the blue building at the front of the school. 

Label Uniforms

We have a number of unlabelled uniforms here at school. Please make sure all your child’s clothes are clearly labelled, so that they can easily be returned.