Can you believe we are nearly hitting mid-term already! The children seem to be settled into their new routines after a successful return to school.
A few changes were announced earlier in the week regarding drop off. Children are able to enter the school grounds at the beginning of the school day without waiting at the gate from 8:45 am. You can drop them at 8:45 am and they can come onto the playground as we used to do pre-CoVID. The classroom doors will open at 8:50 am. At this stage parents are still not allowed on school grounds.
It is with mixed emotions that I share the following news. Mrs Tuck who has been a Parkhill icon for so many years is leaving us in 2021. In term 1 she will take Long Service leave to travel and then retire from the beginning of term 2. Mrs Tuck has been a teacher at Parkhill for 22 years! The school will not be the same without her! I am sure you will join me in wishing Mrs Tuck all the very best for her future adventures.
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING:
Spending time chatting and listening to our children is one of the most beneficial ways we can connect with their young and developing minds. But how often do you get a ‘fine’ or ‘nothing’ kind of answer?
Check out the link below for some great ideas and questions to help generate productive and thought provoking conversation with your little ones…
Everyone has a bad day from time to time, as adults we are aware of our mood and feeling and are well equipped to manage ourselves around such events. Children often are left frustrated, angry and confused when their day goes wrong. Check the article below for some handy helpful ways and ideas to support your child when they have a bad day!
TOYS AT SCHOOL:
We would like your help in discouraging children from bringing lots of precious toys to school. Often children bring a favourite toy and it stays in their bag, or something for show and tell or to play with at recess/lunch. These toys are ok for children to bring to school – but please do discourage them from bringing precious things to school. At school things get broken and lost and children become quite distressed and unable to focus on their day if this happens.
With lots of parked cars around the streets at drop off and pick up I am seeing more children squeezing between the cars and scooting over the road. Road safety is super important for our children, especially living in busy fast moving communities like ours. There are some fun and informative games online that will spark some interesting road safety chats with you and your child. Have a look at the site below!