It has been a disruptive and crazy start to the term, that has required calm resilience, that at times, has been hard to muster. I would like to thank everyone for working so hard to maintain the respect and high expectation relationships, that we have come to expect as the norm at Rawlinson Primary School.
Drop Off and Pick Up
We have now established a routine that commits us to the Government regulations but also allows us to recognise and assist the younger students as they transition to class by themselves. During Week 3, we will maintain this process, where children may be dropped off at the school gates or through the Kiss and Ride. During pick up, parents may park in the school but need to stay in the car, students will walk to you. I have allowed Kindy and Pre-Primary Parents to pick up their children from the classroom door. However, you need to enter from the Redcliffe Gates and they will only be open at 2.50pm. You must then leave the school grounds immediately.
Week 3 Work Packages
Over the past two weeks, teachers have been preparing the work packages for students who will be remaining at home. They have called or attempted to call the parents of every child at home, to check on how they are feeling, how they are going with Week 1 and 2 Work Packages and whether they will be at school or not in week 3. Most students are returning next week, however, it is still parents' decision and if you choose to keep your children at home, a Week 3 Work Package will be available.
The Package will be collected in the same way as the first.
On Monday, May 11th, at 9am, you may drive through the school carpark to pick up the Week 3 Work Package. Desks will be set up, manned by staff, who will hand them to you without you needing to get out of the car.
Please go through the package with your child as there are some new online components that are different for each year level and that they may need assistance with.
Read with your child!
I cannot emphasise how important this is for your children. It is very clear from every study ever done, that children who are read to by their parents, are up to two years in front of children whose parents do not read to them. The more you read to them, the better off they are. It needs to be a routine every night. It needs to start early, before Kindergarten and extend even has high as year 6, where they should read to you. It needs to be a book not a tablet or iPad. It calms children and allows them to sleep better. It encourages imagination and improves their writing.
Mums and Dads, it is absolutely essential and if you want to know the one thing that you can do to give your child the best opportunity in life, this is it!!
So please, read with your child every night.