Year 1 1140
Year 2 1450
Year 3 1136
Year 4 1161
Year 5 1130
Year 6 1053
Help boys to name what they are feeling, particularly primary emotions like fear, rejection and sadness which often appear as anger. Listen calmly, empathise and reflect back what the boy is saying with an emphasis on feelings. For example, you might say; "so you felt a bit scared standing up in front of the class, I can understand that".
For younger boys use an emotion face chart. Get them to point to how they are feeling now or before a situation or incident occurred earlier. Untangle feelings from behaviour where possible. For example, you might say; "It’s okay to feel angry about [incident], but let’s have a chat about other ways to deal with this which don’t involve pushing your friend."
Try and see the feelings beneath the behaviour and acknowledge or connect with them first. For example, if a boy age 10 stomps in from school, thumps their bag down, then slams their bedroom door, focus first on the emotion. "Hey, you seem pretty upset, what’s going on mate?" Once they feel better and have calmed down you can address any behaviour that you would like them to change.
Engage on a level playing field where possible and remove factors which may increase pressure or anxiety for the boy. For example, rather than requesting eye contact or standing above the boy, have a chat while driving or kicking a ball, a shared activity where you are both seated, or in another situation that lessens confrontation.
Name some things they can do when they feel upset or angry and remind them of these when they are upset. For example, kick a ball, take time out, go for a walk, punch the punching bag. Normalise emotion however you can, make it something we respect and value, rather than a problem to be removed or fixed.
We want boys to learn to tune into their feelings about life and not avoid or bottle up feelings until they explode. With strong emotion coming from a boy, stay calm yourself. Acknowledge the emotion and allow time for them to calm down before talking about it. For example, you might say; "I can see you are really angry right now. Why don’t you take some time out and we can chat about it later?"
Be aware of how you express emotion and what your own beliefs surrounding feelings and expressions look like. For example, avoid saying things like "real men don’t cry" or "you shouldn’t be angry".
We know that boys are sensitive souls who need help to learn how to express what they are feeling when they don’t know how to.
Lunch orders due Wednesday Midday www.canteeneasy.com
Mandarin Classes After school Term 2 Mondays 3 - 4pm
Chess Lessons Years 2 - 6 Friday lunchtimes
Interschools Chess Comp Chess team only: Friday afternoons
Infants' Sports Gala Afternoon Thursday June 20 (whites and House t-shirts)
Last day Term 2 Friday June 28
First day Term 3 Tuesday July 23
SQUAD Athletics Training Tuesday July 23 @ 7.45am on 23/7, 30/7, 6/8, 13/8, 20/8, 27/8, 3,9
School Concert: Peter Pan Tuesday September 3rd
Speech Morning Friday December 6
Year 1 1140
Year 2 1450
Year 3 1136
Year 4 1161
Year 5 1130
Year 6 1053
Kindergarten Sebastian Siu
Year 1 Joshua Prazan
Year 2 George Andreatta
Year 3 Isaac Makim
Year 4 Henry McAusland
Year 5 Ben Capaan
Year 6 Leo Jreige
Infants' Gala Sports Afternoon
Tomorrow [Thursday 20th June] all Infants' boys will participate in an afternoon of sports. The boys need to wear their House shirt and whites.
All library books are to be returned by Wednesday 26th June please
Pretty Flipped News
We donated $302.40 to the Pretty Flipped campaign! They ran an interview with Mr Dicks which you can read here
This year all Primary boys are sitting the REACH tests from UNSW Global. These are taking the place of ICAS which is a more challenging testing system. However, if you would like your son to still participate in the ICAS testing, he will be able to sit for Science, English and Maths. The cost is $14.50 per test. Please let Ms Gershon know by the end of this term if you wish your son to take part. know by the end of this term if you wish your son to take part.
Premier’s Reading Challenge [ PRC]
Congratulations to Harry Middleton Year 4 who has completed the reading challenge.
Jacob Twitchen Year 1
Taro McHatton Kindergarten
Mikaeel Yousaf Kindergarten
Joshua Prazan Year 1
Chess medals and certificates were awarded to Freddie Grindrod and Rowan Munro in Year 3 for their commitment and hard work in chess lessons this term. This is Rowan's second chess medal this year!
Throughout the duration of this term, all of the boys from Kindergarten to Year Five have been participating in Peer Support after recess on a Thursday. Peer Support is a forty-five minute period where about two boys from every year join a group of about twelve boys where their Peer Leaders - two or three Year Six boys - teach them lessons through activities, games and worksheets to achieve a goal by the end of the lesson.
Some of the goals include how to pick out a good friend and how to treat that friend. In their group they are situated in a classroom or space to do their session with a supervising teacher. Over the past weeks, I know that my group and other Peer Leaders have improved their confidence by a large amount and the groups have had lots of fun - you see them exit with a smile every time!
At the end of each lesson, our supervising teacher gives us a rating for our teaching skills, what we can work on and what we should keep up. With my group, these ratings go up after each lesson, and I think this is the case with most if not all groups.
Overall the past weeks have been very successful and I am confident in saying that the boys look forward to their Thursdays after recess. We are all learning about having positive relationships with our friends!
Aidan Zorbas - School Vice Captain
Chess Results Round 6 Friday 14th June
Championship A lost 1-3 against Mt Sinai A
Championship B lost 3 ½ - ½ against Emanuel B
Intermediate C drew 2-2 with Matraville A
Intermediate D lost 3 ½ - ½ against Claremont
Rookies E won 2 ½ - 1 ½ against Kensington B
Rookies F won 32 ½ - ½ against St Brigid’s B
Junior Rookies G won 3-1 against St Brigid’s D
Junior Rookies H won 2 ½ -1 ½ against St Brigid’s C
Round 7 Friday 21st June
Championship A v Mt Sinai B –already played so no Friday game
Championship B v Mt Sinai A already played so no Friday game
Intermediate C v Kensington A Away Transport Jurgens
Intermediate D v St Therese C HOME
Rookies E v OLA HOME
Rookies F v Kensington B HOME
Junior Rookies G v Mt Sinai E already played so no Friday game
Junior Rookies H v Mt Sinai F already played so no Friday game
Please note that as next Friday 28th June is our last day of term, there are no chess games that day. All games have been postponed to Term 3
1. Marshall Jones
2. Brooklyn Lagos
3. Billy Lagos
4. Vincent Larcinese
1. Harry Crewe
2. Arran Storie
3. Ben Capaan
4. Lachlan Doble
1. Luc Jurgens
2. Akash Dutta
3. Archie Coulton
4. Oliver Goold
1. Vlad Law
2. Joshua McSweeney
3. Henry Merrion
Reserves Cobey Owen and Jeremy Trueman-Farrell
1. Dylan Crewe
2. Joshua Capaan
3. Sam Wolfe
4. Isaac Makim
Reserve Luke Brown
1. Archer Wong
2. Ned O’Halloran
3. Harrison Wood
4. Charlie Appleton
Reserve Luke Brown
Junior Rookies G
1. George Tsaccounis
2. Justin Lo Nero
3. Harry Mozley
4. Freddie Grindrod
Junior Rookies H
1. Rugby Mangan
2. Aidan Quinlan
3. Zavier Prichard
4. Rowan Munro
Josh Cappan and Maximo Di Blasio both represented IPSHA (and Coogee Prep) at the NSW CIS Cross Country carnival last Thursday June 13 at Eastern Creek.
Josh Capaan (Year 3) ran 10th overall in the U8/9 boys 2km race.
Maximo Di Blasio (Year 6) ran 10th in the IPSHA Team and 21st overall.
Ryan Rumble (Year 1) and Harvey Rumble (Kindergarten) were thrilled to meet Rocky the Rooster last weekend when the Roosters gave the Bulldogs a hiding! (Sorry Mr Gowland but Go the Roosters!)
Choose a book or books from the list below and if you buy it from Read on Books at Eastgardens you receive 20% off when you say you are from Coogee Boys' Prep. The book then has donation sticker put in the front of it that mentions the boy's name and birthday. He presents it to the School in assembly and then it is sent to the library to add to our collection.
Birthday Book Donation library request listDownload
Transform-us Football Camp with Hayden MortonDownload
Sailing Holiday CampDownload
'Write Like an Author' Holiday Writing Camp for ChildrenDownload
Learning Links School Holidays ProgramDownload
Murphy Sports Holiday ClubDownload
Latham Park Tennis Holiday CampsDownload
Parental Reassurance Study - Macquarie UniversityDownload
Fee free adult learning at TAFEDownload