Lyndale Greens PS Newsletter

June 21st 2019

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Dates to remember

Last Day Term 2 – 2.30pm finish

Last Day of Term 2 – Friday 28th June - 2.30pm Finish

Student Reports & Parent/Teacher Interviews

·         Students Reports will be sent home on Tuesday 25th June. 

·         Parent/Teacher interviews will be conducted on Thursday 27th June.  Notices and information will be sent home in the next few weeks. 

Parent /Teacher Interviews Next Week

Parents should have received a time for their Parent/Teacher interviews next week. If you haven’t received your allocated time, please check with your child’s teacher or the Assistant Principal – Mrs. Hall.

School Attendance

Regular school attendance enables students to maximise their full educational potential and to actively participate and engage in their learning. It is important that children develop habits of regular attendance at an early age. Students who are regularly absent from school are at risk of missing out on fundamental aspects of their educational and social development.

 The Education and Training Reform Act 2006 sets out basic legal requirements for attendance. In Victoria, young people between 6 and 16 years of age (inclusive) must be enrolled in a registered school or registered for home schooling in accordance with the Act and the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007. While student attendance at school is a legal obligation of parents/carers, consistent with the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, Victorian government schools, in partnership with parents/carers, students and the wider community, must provide active support for full student attendance and retention until the completion of Year 12 or its equivalent.

Whole-school strategies

Effective schools promote and maintain high levels of student attendance and participation through:

Ø Articulating high expectations to all members of the school community

Ø Adopting consistent, rigorous procedures to monitor and record student absence

Ø Following up student absences promptly and consistently

Ø Implementing data-driven attendance and improvement strategies for monitoring attendance

Ø Creating safe, supportive learning environments where all students experience success through active participation and engagement in purposeful learning

Providing early identification of and supportive intervention for students at risk of non-attendance

Successful whole-school approaches to attendance should identify effective prevention and early intervention strategies such as:

Ø Clear written and verbal statements made regularly to parents/carers and students about school and community

Ø Attendance expectations

Ø Promotion of awareness that absence results in quantifiable lost learning time and opportunities

Ø Whole-school modelling of punctuality

Ø Individual Student Learning Plans, including attendance and punctuality goals

Significant and/or Unapproved Absences

If your child has had significant absences without a reasonable explanation, parents will receive a letter asking them to attend another meeting with the Principal. The focus of the meeting will be to address issues and complete an “Attendance Improvement Plan”, and discuss support or further assistance to families to ensure their child attends school on a regular basis.  

Library News

Library Motto Competition Winner!!

Thank you to all the students and families who entered the annual competition.

This year we received over 50 entries, which was a fantastic amount of entries.

 Congratulations to Cleo P in 4A.

She won this year's Motto Competition.

 Her motto:-

A Gift In Every Book

 Cleo received a wonderful pack containing books, stationery and journals.

Her motto will be displayed in the Library for 2019.

Happy Reading - F. Mangonis

SWIMMING 3-6 - VERY FEW PLACES LEFT

Places for 3-6 swimming are filling very quickly

If you would like your child to take part in the swimming program at Oasis Pool, please return the permission form and payment to your class teacher as soon as possible.

SWIMMING PREP- YR2

Swimming for Prep, Yr1 & Yr2 will be held at the Oasis Pool in Term 3 beginning 19th August

Permission forms were sent home this week. If you would like your child to attend the swimming lessons please return the permission form and payment as soon as possible. Places are limited to 150 students and will fill very quickly.

Cost is $44.50 for the 8 lessons or you may use CSEF if your application was approved. Please check with the office if you are not sure.