Dear Parents and Carers,
Last week a Health and Safety at school survey was posted on Skoolbag for parents to answer with their children. Safety at school is very important and at the start of term we have reminded students about our three school rules with a specific focus on safety. Thank you to the many families who have answered the survey, I encourage all families to do so as this will help us to gauge the children’s knowledge and understanding about safety at school.
One aspect of the survey was with regard to appropriate language at school. We use the term ‘g rated’ as a child friendly way of naming the expectations of the language children are expected to use at school. From the TV and movie context ‘g rated’ means good for all audiences. We have noticed a growing trend for children to be experimenting with inappropriate language more frequently at school and we would like to change this behaviour. The preamble of the St Pat’s agreed practice for supporting students to use appropriate language at school states:
The school has a behaviour growth plan and a flowchart of agreed practices to follow when students use inappropriate language at school.
Thank you for your continued support of the social and emotional development of your child. Please continue the discussion about appropriate language with your child to help them grow and flourish!
In 2020 we have three targets
All students make measurable progress in literacy and numeracy.
All students access quality learning to meet individual needs.
All students will have improved student engagement and learning outcomes.
Religious Education in Kinder
Kinder students gather to pray together in a prayer circle.
Dates for your Diary
Please note there may be sudden changes to these dates as circumstances in the school community change and advice is received from Catholic Education.
First Eucharist Virtual Retreat for Parents – Wednesday 5th August at 6pm
Enrolment Mass – Sunday 9th August at 9:30am
Family Retreats – Sunday 23rd & 30th August 4:30-6pm
Retreat – Wednesday 16th September 9am-3pm
First Eucharist – Thursday 17th September at 6pm
First Eucharist Thanksgiving Mass – Sunday 20th September at 9:30am
Retreat for Parents
The First Eucharist Virtual Retreat for Parents is essential and is an important link between family, school and parish. This formation session will be streamed live from the St Patrick’s Parish YouTube channel and will allow parents to interact and comment throughout the live steam. If parents are unable to participate in the live stream the session will be recorded and the video will be accessible through the YouTube Channel. Please subscribe to Bega Parish Streamhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_IP75FT2djL7Oowe5WUrhQ/featured
Changes to pick up arrangements
For any change to any regular pick up arrangement for your child when known with 24 hrs notice please email your child’s class teacher of these arrangement. Please copy in firstname.lastname@example.org in this email.
When less than 24 hours’ notice please phone the school office and communicate the changes directly to the office staff who will let your child and their teacher know. For permanent changes to pick up please email the child’s teacher and copy email@example.com in.
Thank you for your support in the safe collection of your child each day.
About Active Kids
The NSW Government is helping kids get active with the Active Kids program.
The Active Kids program provides two $100 vouchers for parents, guardians and carers of school-enrolled children to use towards sport and active recreation costs each year.
Voucher 1 is valid January to December and Voucher 2 is valid July to December.
The vouchers may be used with a registered activity provider for registration, participation and membership costs for sport, fitness and active recreation activities.
Please visit https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/active-kids
About Creative Kids
NSW Government is helping your cost of living with Creative Kids, which is all about making it easier for school-aged kids (4.5 to 18 years old) to get involved in creative and cultural activities.
Parents, guardians and carers can claim a $100 voucher per year to put towards the cost of lessons and fees with registered providers.