Educational Tip for the Week

The following tip is in light of a Nation Wide issue and an issue, which is having a negative impact on our childrens schooling. We know Winter is here, and the mornings are cold and dark. But we really need all children at school on time, before 8.45 am, so they can get organised and be ready for tuition at 8.55 am. Late children disrupt the class so much as they need to be instructed on what is happening, they need to unpack, which all takes away teaching time and learning involvement from them and the other children. We encourage you to be ready and have your children prepared to leave home at 8.20-8.30 am so they will be here on time. As a partnership between home and school, to give your child the best education, please have your children at school in the gate before 8.45 am. Thanking you. 

Pedestrian Crossings and Crossing the Road

I am pleased to be able to say most children are walking sensibly from the school gate to the pedestrian crossing and across the pedestrian crossing.  Remember we enforce a no ride zone from the pedestrian crossing to the school gate from 3pm to prevent accidents and injury.  A no ride zone means children are expected for the purposes of respect and safety to push their bikes or scooters from the school gate to the zebra crossing.

Recently a few children ran out in front of a car and were nearly bowled.  It is for this reason I ask please ensure your children know how to cross a road safely, or better still cross them yourself, or cross them at a pedestrian crossing.  We do our part here through teaching road safety, but need the safe practice reiterated at home.  If your child needs to cross the road away from a pedestrian choose a place with good visibility first, look right, look left, look right and if there is no traffic cross by walking promptly across the road.  

Tip For Parents

Give your child every opportunity to read to you daily. Ten minutes of reading five times a week = 50 minutes of reading time a week.

If you did this for a minimum of 35 weeks a year we have your child engaging in text for 29 hours extra every year! That 29 hours helps your child read better because they do more miles, are exposed to many words, and importantly are exposed to many ideas through the text.

It is a win - win for all concerned!

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