It’s been great to have the children back on site yesterday and today. Let’s hope we don’t endure more lockdowns as the year goes on. We are looking at preparing the online platforms so they are ready to go should another snap lockdown be announced going forward.
I want to invite you into school on Wednesday afternoon (quotient densities apply as well as face masks). We are running a professional learning session for parents about the restorative practices model we use at Parkhill. We are honoured to welcome David Vinegrad of Behaviour Matters to Parkhill. Dave has worked with staff around the concepts that drive restorative practices and is an inspirational speaker. We want to share his knowledge with the community too. If you can, please come to the front office at 7pm on Wednesday 24th February. The session runs from 7pm.
Check out the content at: www.behaviourmatters.org.au
The online world is part of everyday life for many children and young people. It is a huge virtual playground where they can play, learn and socialise. It can be accessed by computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices.
Parents can help children get the most from the online world by being involved from the start and helping them learn safe and responsible use. You don’t have to be an expert. Knowing where to find things out and get help is what’s important.
More and more we are seeing children as young as Y2 having their own YouTube channels, social media platforms and unlimited access to the internet – this is massively concerning. Many parents are unaware of the things their children are watching and accessing online and the chats they are having via social media and gaming.
Please be aware of your children’s online activities, what they are posting and where. Many of the platforms have age restrictions which apply and most of those are 13 and above. This really means that no students at Parkhill should be using TikTok, Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat.
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Children must wear a hat in term 1 – they are not allowed to play outside, and must stay in the shade if they do not have a hat.
In line with current restrictions we ask that all adults wear face masks when entering school buildings. Physical distancing should still be honoured at all times.