As parents and teachers, we often discuss with young people the importance and value of a ‘have a go’ attitude. We know this is not always easy, particularly when it might be a non preferred, or a new or challenging situation that pushes people out of their comfort zone. It is always easier tackling these sorts of situations where you feel like you are well supported, regardless of the outcome. The idea of distance running can set off a variety of feelings for people, often dependent on how supportive the environment is that they are in. Our senior students have done a tremendous job supporting younger students to participate in this week’s cross country and I know this was appreciated by teachers and younger students.
This afternoon, one of our primary students commented to her friends on how she was feeling disappointed about crossing the line towards the end of the field after walking sections of the track, still feeling that she had given her best. A Year 10 student heard this and asked if she could add her observations. Very warmly, she congratulated the younger student on how, whilst she recognized it wasn’t easy, she had taken on the challenge of the race. She explained that an alternative could have been to not have a go at all! Her house group was able to get points because she had done her best and had a go, and that ‘wouldn’t have happened if she was at home’. She talked about how that choice said something about her character, and for that she should feel really proud. The younger student walked off feeling noticeably better about her efforts and that she felt valued for what she had achieved.
It is these sorts of unscripted moments that a teacher can overhears that make us appreciate the benefits of being a district (Kinder to Year 12) school. Our school is a reflection of the community that we live in - one that is kind, supportive and leaves us feeling proud to be part of it.
3 Way Interviews
Thank you to the parents, guardians and students that have made time to meet during the parent/teacher sessions over the past two weeks. If you have been unable to make a time this week, please contact your child’s teacher, or our office, to make an appropriate time between now and the end of term. A further reminder that Miss Pratt’s meeting times will be rescheduled.
Capital Works Update
Our Project Working Group has assessed the tender applications and provided a recommendation to the Department of Education for approval. Our first planning meeting with the lead contractor is scheduled for the following week and we expect to have a plan in place that will see works taking place as soon as the upcoming holidays.
Mat Grining - Principal
What a great start to Pre Kinder it has been!
We are learning to familiarise ourselves with our school and the routines we may come across when we reach Kinder 2020.
Please remember to come with only 1 adult per child, sanitise on arrival and fill in a Visitor Health Screen form.
This term we will spend time in our LiL room and next term we’ll move into the Kinder rooms and meet the Kinder teachers.
Our school uniform requirements are developed by our School Association to be inclusive and support a proud and positive school community.
Student uniforms have a number of important functions, including to:
- Promote a shared sense of school identity helping your child feel like they belong in their school
- Ensure your child is dressed in appropriate protective and sun safe clothing for school activities
- Ensure a range of options for students to choose from
- Assist school staff and the community to easily identify school students outside of school grounds
- Encourage students to take pride in their appearance and be prepared for workplace expectations
- Strengthen the profile and identity of the school and its students within the broader community.
Over the colder months of Term 3 it is common to have a number of respectful conversations with students, and families, about school uniform options. The current school uniform has a range of options available for students, however there is sometimes confusion around what is and isn't 'school uniform'. The school uniform policy is published on the school website as an easy reference point. Over the coming week, the Secondary Campus will be having a focus on supporting all of our students to be in full uniform every day. Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with the options available by clicking on the link below.
Thanks Mr Davis
This week our focus on the Secondary Campus is "Cooperation"
People who cooperate:
• Role model working together with others.
• Work together with people in their home life, community and school.
• Make good decisions and choices.
• Have positive relationships with family, teachers and peers.
• Help bring out the BEST in all by working together.
People who cooperate realise:
• We can do more working together than I can do alone.
• Every person has a unique contribution to make to the group.
• Success is gained when everyone works together.
• Things in life come easier if you know how to get along and cooperate with others.
People show others how to cooperate by:
• Listening to other peoples opinions and including others’ ideas.
• Being supportive of other people’s ideas, even when you might not agree with them.
• Cheerfully working with any partner you are assigned so as not to hurt their feelings.
• Being kind to all and not excluding people.
Year 10 student Harry has been doing a work placement with Kayne Davern Electrical Services, experiencing the world of work of an Electrician.
Our school would like to thank Kayne for enabling this opportunity to take place.
Harry has been really enjoying the various aspects of the Electrical trade.
Men with a common interest. This week, our Chaplain, Taylor Forward was able to bring in a purpose-built drift car to show Cayden – who is a serious Japanese Car / Drifting enthusiast. Looks like both the boys were in their element.
04 Sep 2020
8:50 AM to 2:50 PM
31 Aug 2020 - 04 Sep 2020
8:50 AM to 2:50 PM
Swimming and Water Safety Program – Year 3 - 6
Dates: Monday 31 August - Friday 11 September
Location: Ulverstone Pool, East Ulverstone
Sessions: All students will have 10 sessions with trained AustSwim Instructors undertaking a variety of stroke development and water safety activities.
Transport: Students will be transported by bus
Clothing: Plastic bag with name towel and bathers (Not board shorts if possible).
Please ensure that ALL belongings are named.
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions there can no spectators.
Goggles may be worn during SOME activities.
Swimming caps are supplied by the school.
DoE Required Permissions: Major Excursion and Consent for Aquatic Activity forms need to be current.
If any medical, contact or personal details have changed since the start of the year, please contact the primary office.
The Swimming and Water Safety Program is a compulsory part of your child’s education as well as an integral part of the Health & Physical Education curriculum. It is a requirement for your child to attend for the full program.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact me through the school office.
Karina Van Essen
Phone: 03 6434 2222