Dear parents and carers,
I wanted to acknowledge and thank our whole community for their commitment to keeping our school safe and open during term one. We hit the halfway mark of the term on Friday this week and so far things have been relatively settled. Thank you to everyone who has been completing the rapid antigen testing with your children and providing masks for our 3-6 students. A special thanks must go to those unfortunate enough to have COVID in their house. Thank you for reporting these cases to us promptly and for keeping your children at home and keeping us all safe.
2022 School Council
I would like to thank and everyone who contacted me and expressed interest in the 2022 school council. I am please to announce the 2022 school council.
Justin Sawyers – School Council president
Ben English - Parent Representative
Sam Evans – Parent Representative
Sarah Turner - Parent Representative
Charley Leader - Parent Representation
Mark Bichan – Parent Representative
Julie Monk - Parent Representative
Karren Baker – Staff representative
Ginny Tulloch – Staff representative
Matt Forrest – Executive Officer
Friendship Lessons for our Students - URSTRONG – Friendology
As we move further into the term, we continue to provide our students with opportunities to interact with the Friendology curriculum. This week we focussed on the concept of self-compassion, teaching students ways to treat themselves like a best friend. Please visit https://urstrong.com/parents/ to activate your free parent membership. You will find supporting articles, video and prompts to help you open a dialogue with your children about making and maintaining healthy friendships.
Digital Technologies and STEM
We have recently acquired a 3D printer for the school which will be living in our library. Daniel Garcia our STEM teacher has already fired up the printer and has walking our year 5/6 student through some designing thinking and 3D modelling. Please see the report and photos in a report below.
Daniel has an overview of what your children are doing and the website below and feel free to contact him if you have any questions or would like to support the program - Daniel.Garcia3@education.vic.gov.au
Student Wellbeing Resources
Olivia Desormeaux our inclusion leader and I and going to be sharing some links to relevant articles, podcasts and content that may be of interest to you around parenting and supporting your child’s wellbeing. This week we’re starting with a podcast from renowned paediatrician at the royal children’s hospital, Dr Billy Garvey. In this conversation, Hugh van Cuylenburg of the Resilience Project and his co-presenters Ryan Shelton & Josh van Cuylenburg discuss Dr Garvey’s role in supporting wellbeing in children at the RCH. He shares some of the common messages he tells parents and while the content is serious it is a lot of fun as well.
Kind regards and Sampai jumpa (until next time)