by Mrs Anoushka HousemanNew Students
We were very pleased to warmly welcome five new students and their families to our College at the beginning of this term. Great to see them settling in well and getting to know the staff and students of our wonderful community.
We have now completed our social skills group but continue to work with some of our secondary students around managing anxiety and stress and we are planning to commence our second anxiety group in a couple of weeks.
Given our 1 2 3 Magic and Emotion Coaching Parenting program for parents of primary students only had 1 of 3 sessions go ahead (we could not complete the course due to COVID-19 restrictions), we are currently reviewing options to provide the content of this course online since it does not appear likely that we can re-commence this face-to-face. We will keep you posted when this becomes available.
Positive Behaviour Support for Learning - PBS4L
We have been working on further refining our behaviour expectations matrix aligned to our four school values of Faith, Hope, Love and Wisdom so that we have one matrix for the entire school.
Although the original primary and secondary versions were aligned in content, we felt it was important to have language that was understandable to all and consistent K-12 (see attached).
Of course, when we explicitly teach each of these behaviours, the lesson plans themselves remain different as they reflect the different developmental stages and needs of the students.
As you have also been made aware through the Skoolbag app, we have also refined our award system with the PBS4L certificates leading to the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.
When a student has received a Gold Award (at 15 certificates), they will also receive a small Gold Award badge that they can then commence wearing with pride on their uniform. We're excited to see who will be the first recipient of this prestigious award for our College.