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Staying safe online

Safety for children and young people on the Internet is quite possibly the biggest issue facing Australia’s youth. Parents are more concerned than ever about how they can actively protect their child in the online environment.

Technology is opening new opportunities for everyone, promoting creativity and effective learning. It is no secret that children and young people are using the Internet more than ever and from an increasingly earlier age. With approximately 60 percent of Australian children and young people using mobile devices to get online, the Internet is more accessible than ever before. This ease of access creates valid concerns for many parents.

To use technology effectively requires an awareness of both the benefits and the risks. This in turn, has created a world which can be both fun and exciting as well as providing potential dangers and harm. It is important that parents/carers and young people are aware of these risks and of the steps they can take to minimise them.

MAGNETISM WITH 4B

In the latest PBL (Project Based Learning) this term, the 3/4 unit has been inquiring into Forces and how they affect the behaviour of objects. On Wednesday, 4B learnt about magnetism with Miss Allen. They were able to experiment with magnets and test which objects are magnetic. It was lots of fun!! The children are learning a lot about Science inquiry skills, how to question, conduct experiments and reflect on the findings.

Uniforms

Thanks so much to all those parents/carers who daily make a huge effort to ensure their children are in our school uniform. Our uniform is an important part of our school and we wear it with pride. If you need support to purchase a school uniform, please contact the school office for information. Please ensure you have popped your child’s name on all items. We have lots of lost clothing in the Lost Property Box, come for a search if your child has lost his/her sweater.

WE WANT OUR PARENTS TO TELL US WHAT THEY THINK!

The 2018 Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training.

Up to 90 of our parents have been randomly selected to participate (this is a computer generated process). If you have been selected, you will have received an email, as well as a letter home, with details on how to respond.  

Please take the time to complete the survey at the link below:

https://www.orima.com.au/parent

The survey can be completed on any device connected to the internet.  It only takes 10-15 mins to complete and can be accessed at any time. 

Please complete this before the 24th August 2018. The online survey will be available in a range of languages other than English. These include Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Chin (hakha), Hindi, Japanese, Greek, Turkish, Somali and Punjabi. The survey results will be reported back to the school at the end of September. PLEASE find the time to complete the survey, we really value your opinion. Please contact Anne Robinson if you have any questions or concerns about this survey.

PLEASE take the time to complete this survey - it is completely confidential

If you need access to a computer to complete the survey, please call into the front office and we are happy to assist you get set up on ours.

WHAT TIME CAN OUR CHILDREN COME TO SCHOOL?

Lately we have had some children coming to school too early. Our classrooms are opened at 8.30. Teachers arrive at school much earlier, but they are preparing for the day. This is really a safety issue too as we do not have teachers on duty early in the morning. Parent/carers who do have to send their children to school early in the morning will need to book them into OSHC.

PLEASE DO NOT DROP YOUR CHILDREN OFF BEFORE 8.30

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