Dear Parents and Carers,
It has been such a positive and smooth start to Term 3 and students are well and truly settled back into their learning. We have some busy weeks ahead, with lots of activities and events happening around the school, including our NAIDOC week gathering, Year 3 excursion, school gymnastics program, netball gala day and Mr Tim performances.
Congratulations to our Kindergarten students, who last Wednesday celebrated 100 days of school! They marked the occasion by visiting the Ladybird Play Centre and had a wonderful time learning through role play. They had the opportunity to roleplay being police officers, hospital staff and café waiters to name a few. Congratulations also to our wonderful Kindergarten teaching team and learning support assistants who have done a magnificent job setting our kindergarten students’ up for a successful start to school life and lifelong learning.
A reminder to families that we are recognising and celebrating NAIDOC Week at a special gathering this Friday 2nd August at 2pm in the main hall. Students will be sharing their class developed Acknowledgement of Country and have the opportunity to hear guest speaker Duncan Smith, who is a local Indigenous educator. All families are welcome and encouraged to attend.
This week our Positive Behaviours for Learning (PBL) focus continues to be showing respect for others and keeping each other safe by keeping hands and feet to self. This is our expectation in all settings at school and in particular, when students are having difficulty resolving conflicts. All classes will be discussing these expectations throughout the week and learning about how to keep each other safe. Please discuss these expectations at home and ask your child what other ways conflicts at school can be resolved. This term our PBL certificates will be awarded to students on Fridays, during even weeks at morning line assemblies. Parents are welcome to attend.
Thursday 1st August is hats on again as recommended by the Education Directorate and ACT cancer council. The beginning of August is when UV levels begin to rise again in Canberra and the need for sensible sun protection is warranted. Students are reminded to bring a sun smart hat to school each day from Thursday.
Have a great week!