Dear parents and carers,
Annual Report to the Community
On Wednesday evening next week, I will be presenting the Annual Report to the community via Webex during our school council meeting. The annual report is a document that provides an overview of the previous year results and sets out our priorities for improvement over the next year. There will be an opportunity for questions as well.
I invite you all to attend via to link below.
· What: Macedon PS annual report
· When: Wednesday 23 March at 6:45pm
· Where: Click the following Webex link - https://eduvic.webex.com/meet/forrest.matthew.j
Student Leadership and School Improvement
Tomorrow I am meeting our Year Six leaders to develop a school improvement proposal that we will take to school council next week. This year we are planning to expand the role of the school leadership program by incorporating student ideas into the school council process. The purpose of the plan is to generate some authentic student engagement and find out what ideas excite the students. My dream is that these Year Six leaders feel empowered by the process and get the opportunity to work on a legacy to leave the school with.
Friendship Lessons for our Students - URSTRONG – Friendology
This week the students have been learning about the foundations of healthy and respectful friendships. We have introduced the concept of the four friendship facts for healthy relationships.
1. No friendship (relationship) is perfect.
2. Every friendship is different
3. Trust and respect are the two most important qualities of a friendship
4. Friendships change… and that’s okay.
When we know what to expect in our friendships, it’s much easier to understand and accept the ups and downs. We encourage you to start a conversation with your children about health friendships and event go to the step of making a simple plan to help your child navigate their friendships by developing a friendship plan.
How to make a friendship plan:
Step 1: Write down what works with my friend?
Step 2: Write down what doesn’t work?
Step 3: Develop a simple plan considering what you wrote in Step 1 and Step 2.
Parent Information Session - Student Wellbeing and Mental Health – Dr William Garvey
We have been fortunate enough to connect with Dr William Garvey from The Royal Children's Hospital. Billy is a Paediatrician with over 15 years’ experience working with children in a number of settings. He is a specialist in both the Centre for Community Child Health & the General Medicine department at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne. He is an expert reviewer for the Raising Children’s Network, contributes to the RCH Clinical Practice Guidelines and is a reviewer for several academic paediatric journals. His clinical and research interests include child development and mental health, multidisciplinary collaboration, improving health literacy and promoting community engagement to support all families. Billy teaches medical students and paediatric trainees as a Clinical Teaching Fellow for the University of Melbourne, and holds advocacy and research roles in government and not-for-profit organisations at a national, state and local level. He is currently undertaking a PhD piloting a model to support child emotional and behavioural development in primary schools. Billy has kindly offered to speak to our school community on the 30th. He has a presentation about supporting the mental health of children and there will be time for a questions with a selection of panellist.
· What: A conversation with Dr Billy Garvey
· When: Wednesday 30th March at 7:30pm
· Who is this for: All parents of school children in the Macedon Ranges
· Webex link to be advised closer to the date
Kind regards and Sampai jumpa (until next time)