Congratulations to all of our community, especially to our students, for the way they have navigated learning from home and school this term. Students have relished the opportunity to reconnect in the playground, and have done an outstanding job ensuring everyone is safe and included during recess and lunch.
Thanks to Mr T, Mr D and Mr A who have enjoyed the opportunity to ‘play’ with our 5/6s on the oval during lunch time, supporting students to build positive relationships and modelling sportsmanship behaviours during action packed soccer matches.
Student reflection and feedback
Miss Craig and Mrs Ancrum facilitated COVID-reflection sessions with student focus groups across P-6 this week. Teachers will use this student feedback next term to guide teaching and learning moving forward.
Questions discussed were:
If you could keep one thing from learning from home what would it be and why?
What did you miss most about learning when you were home?
How did your teacher make learning fun or interesting?
What did you learn about yourself?
What sorts of things do you get to decide about your learning? How could you have more of a say?
Further student reflections will be shared with families in the Semester One Reports, shared via Compass at the end of week one, next term.
Diary Dates for term 3&4
Please note, these dates shared below continue to be tentative, based on the ever-evolving health situation. As it currently stands …
School Production is still on! – we are planning for a number of scenarios- pre-recorded or live - which will of course depend on the current health situation. Congratulations to our 5/6 students who completed auditions this week.
The tentative date for Production is early term 4 - Wednesday, 21st October (Week 3)
All school camps have, at this stage, been postponed to term 4, pending School Council approval and confirmation from the DET.
Grade 5: Monday 9th - Thursday 12th November (Week 6)
Grade 4: Wednesday 18th – Friday 20th November (Week 7)
Grade 6: Monday 23rd – Thursday 26th November (Week 8)
Grade 3: Monday 30th November – Wednesday 2nd December (Week 9)
Families can now access free expert parenting advice through the online
Triple P – Positive Parenting Program.
The program is relevant to families with children between 2 and 16 years and provides strategies to deal with specific challenges, such as building children’s resilience and dealing with conflict.
There are courses specifically for parents of toddlers to tweens, and for parents of pre-teens to teens.
It gives parents strategies to:
raise happy, confident kids
manage misbehaviour so everyone in the family enjoys life more
set rules and routines that everyone respects and follows
encourage positive behaviour
take care of themselves as a parent
feel confident they’re doing the right thing.
Sign up to the Triple P program via their website.
End of term tomorrow: a reminder that we have an early finish tomorrow of 2:30pm. Staggered pick-ups will reflect this adjusted end time.
2:15pm A-L and Two Minute Zone
Many thanks again, for your ongoing support and vigilance in following the pick up and drop off procedures in place.
Kind regards and stay well...