Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to Term 2! We have started with a ‘bang!’ Life in the Primary school has been filled with various activities and events. Including Matilda, Year 5 Camp to Teen Ranch, Cross Country, and just around the corner is NAPLAN for Years 3 and 5.
As you would be aware, every morning we have our Morning Assembly. During this time, staff make announcements on current or changing events. All students need to hear these messages.
Last term, communication was shared regarding the importance of a student’s morning routine. Every day our bell goes at 8:35 am when students move to their classes and prepare for the day. They then enter the class, the role is marked, and they begin with the morning assembly.
The tone and effectiveness of the entire day is established in the first 20 minutes. This time is vital for your child’s success. They are aware of what is happening, where they need to be, and opportunities are provided to ask questions.
Unfortunately, many of our students are missing this time of the day and are arriving late to school. I understand that for some families, your mornings are a mad scramble. There are many things to do and never enough time.
Here is a website that was previously shared. Please read this and put things in place, so that all the students can have a great start to their day at school!
Deputy Principal Primary
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Problem Solving in Prep
The children in Prep always enjoy playing with water. One Friday recently the children wanted to collect water but had difficulty fitting the watering can under the tap. The group started experimenting with a pool noodle but found this had limitations. Other children joined the experience and between them, managed to solve the issue by adding a piece of flexible plastic tubing. Providing children with the equipment, space and time to solve problems supports their cognitive, social and language development as they think, hypothesise, experiment, adapt and discuss together. Their eventual success provided a wonderful moment of joy in their day!
Live Parent Webinar for Stage 3+
The most important evening in the school calendar is our first live Parent Webinar. It is for all parents and will be looking at the issues around Pornography and social media. We have Dr Marshall Ballantine-Jones speaking with us as an introduction to Digihelp, which is a program that is starting this year in our Year 5 to 10 PDHPE programs. This is the BIGGEST ISSUE that influences respectful relationships in our younger generation. The Parent Seminar is on Monday 23rd May at 7pm. Register here.