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Learning to Lead Year 6 Camp
We believe it is the right of every student to develop a sense of self-worth through positive and appropriate leadership opportunities. Student leadership is about involving students in a purposeful and meaningful way to extend and use their individual gifts and talents.
A culture of leadership is encouraged through leadership positions that are structured to allow all students in Year 6 to experience positions of responsibility and to develop the skills needed to carry out these tasks in an effective manner. Leadership emphasise service to others, teamwork, taking initiative and developing responsibility.
Last week Year 6 students had their leadership camp where they were introduced to the concept of leadership and what this means through discussions and activities. The camp follows an established process for leadership education, peer leaders and student action. These activities are aimed at developing an appreciation of what leadership is by recognising the skills, attitudes, behaviours and values they need as leaders.
Thanks to Bu Lyndsey, Pak Adam and Ricky who shared their expertise and time to making the camp a great success.
The swimming carnival is to be held tomorrow (Wednesday 12 February) for students in Years 2 to 6 (turning 8 this year and can swim 50m). Events start at 10am. Students will return to school by 2.30pm. Please ensure students have hats, sunscreen, water and lunch and recess. Parent helpers will be appreciated.
Check our Facebook page for any changes on the day i.e. if it is cancelled due to the weather.
Adopt a School – Dundurrabin and Hernani Public Schools
The “Adopt a School” initiative has been set up for schools from all over the state not impacted by the bush fires. Schools will adopt a similar size school which has been impacted by the bush fires. The partner schools conduct activities to support the impacted school.
As a partner school we are going to support the school communities of Dundurrabin PS and Hernani PS. We are going to host the students and their families for an overnight camp in
Week 8 on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 March. Please keep Tuesday 17 March evening free for a family picnic down at the Christian Camp. More information to follow.
The central theme of Visible Learning is “Know Thy Impact”. In a nutshell – the key is for teachers, school leaders and systems to know the impact they are having on the learning lives of students.
While we still have much to do. We have already seen significant results in both teaching and learning. Students’ voice on “what does a good learner look like at Scotts Head PS” has changed. The clear evidence is that students have moved from “someone who is organised” or “someone who wears their uniform well” to the articulation of learner habits. Students are more aware of the focus on “learning” rather than being “taught”. There has been a significant shift to active learning, group work and discussion.
The term ‘learner habits’ sometimes called ‘dispositions’ refer to the way in which learners engage in and relate to the learning process. Learner habits affect how students approach learning and therefore the outcomes of their learning, together with identifying the importance of furthering skills, engagement and deep understanding.
Our goal for students is to be able to talk about how they can use their learner habits, to be challenged in learning. How we can work together to develop the understanding of these habits, as fundamental for students to develop an awareness of the way they learn and establish future-focused attitudes to learning, which are critical if they are to be able to become lifelong learners.
Our learner qualities are:
Over this year we will be embedding our Learner Habits and how we use them in our everyday learning.
Please take the time to talk to your children about these habits and “how they can know what to do, when they don’t know what to do”.
Ask: Which learner habit do you use when you are learning… or learning maths…?
The new Outstanding Progress Award is replacing the academic award that are awarded to students. Our school is about developing the whole child. It is about academic development and equally important it’s about social, emotional and physical development. Our goal is to provide a quality, balanced education for your children where progresses in all areas are recognised.
Thanks to Adam Rumsey for all his graphic designing talent, who is generously helping us with all our learning images and characters.
Anniversary of National Apology Day
On 13 February 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered the National Apology to Australia’s Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the injustices of past government policies, particularly to the Stolen Generations families and communities has been profound and continues today.
Sorry Day You Tube Clips
Local Story from Neville Buchanan
Our Two Ocean Day Movies and NAIDOC Movies are on this Storyline site as well.
10 Anniversary since the apology to the Stolen Generations - Behind the News
Stand Together -Song.' SORRY DAY'
Congratulations to Tegan who competed at the Regional Little Athletics Carnival in Tamworth on the weekend. Tegan came 3rd in hurdles and 6th in the 100 metres, 200 metres and long jump.
Thanks, yaarri yaraang, terima kasih.
Bu Gillian Gillian Stuart - Principal