It was just lovely to see you all onsite during our Learning Celebration yesterday! What should feel normal felt like a real treat! The children were very excited when they were preparing for you to come visit and the vibe around the school was wonderful.
Coming up next week are our Parent Teacher Interviews - please make sure you have booked your slot. See the link below. We also have our Twilight Sports event coming up on Tuesday 16th March. This event is a fun time to come along with your picnic to the oval and enjoy some sporting fun and chat with other families.
This edition of the newsletter is very long - we are looking for nominations from our community to join our 2021 School Council. See below for the official details. Dan Edwards, our current School Council President, has written a few words to help explain the role of our School Council which you may find helpful.
BADGE AND JUMPER PRESENTATION ASSEMBLY:
On Friday 12th March we will present our School Captains and SRC with their badges at assembly. At the assembly, we will meet and greet all of the leaders from across the Y6 group as they are presented with their Y6 hoodies. Please come along to join us from approximately 3pm in the library. Please enter from the back of the building.
Belonging improves mental health, wellbeing and learning. All children need to feel that school is a safe place where people will care about them, where their needs for support, respect and friendship will be met, and where they will be able to get help to work out problems. When these needs are met children develop a sense of belonging at school. Belonging is very important for children’s mental health and wellbeing. Children who feel that they belong at school are happier, more relaxed and have fewer behavioural problems than other students. They are also more motivated to learn and be more successful with their schoolwork. Research into children’s mental health has found that a sense of belonging and connectedness at school helps to protect children against mental health difficulties and improves their learning. Making friends and having positive relationships with teachers helps children develop a sense of belonging at school. Having older ‘buddies’ to turn to helps younger children feel that school is a place where they can get help if they need it. Looking after younger children encourages caring and helping in older children and helps to reduce conflicts and bullying. These are some of the ways that children’s sense of belonging at school can be supported.
2021 school fees (Essential Education Items) are overdue – if you have not yet paid this fee please contact the office ASAP. A statement was issued this week if your account was outstanding. It is important to note that the school has to subsidise any fees that are not paid by families. These subsidies are paid out of our curriculum budgets.
Morning drop off: Supervision on the playground is only from 8:45am.
Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on 9th/10th March - check out the information below to book your appointment.
School photographs are on Thursday 11th March - you should have received your envelopes last week.
On Tuesday 16th March we look forward to our Twilight Sports event - further details will follow.