Welcome back to Term Two. I trust you all had a relaxing and refreshing Easter break and are ready for what is shaping up to be a very busy ten-week term!
ANZAC DAY is next Tuesday, the 25th of April. We have accepted the invitation for the students of St Joseph’s Wandal to take part in the march and we encourage as many children as possible to represent our school at this important commemoration. Also this year we have registered our attendance at the dawn service and will be laying a wreath at this event. The Dawn Service starts promptly at 4.27am at the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens.
This year, our position in the march has changed; Packet 2: Assembly Alma Street Near Museum
We ask that the children gather in Alma Street near the museum by 9.15am. The children are to wear their formal school uniform along with their blue school hat. Please ensure that your child has applied plenty of sunscreen before attending the march. Children may carry a water bottle.
The March concludes at City Hall where a civic service will be held. At the conclusion of the parade, parents are asked to collect their children from William Street turning left (near Occassional Child Care Centre).
A Note about Medals: Protocol states that medals belonging to family members or friends are to be worn on the right hand side.
We are always very proud of the large contingent of students who represent our school, at this event and we look forward to a strong turnout once again. To avoid congestion, we ask that parents wait for us or meet us at the end of the march instead of asking to march with the school. Staff will march with students and our smaller children will be paired up with older ‘buddies.’
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DANIEL MORCOMBE CHILD SAFETY CURRICULUM
Throughout this term, our school will be implementing the Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum with students in Prep to Year 6. The curriculum is based on principles of best practice in child safety education and centres around three key messages: Recognise, React and Report. Through a series of lessons, students will learn how to recognise, react and report when they are unsafe or find themselves in situations that can have a significant detrimental effect on their physical, psychological or emotional wellbeing.
Information about the Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum can be found on our skoolbag app at www.education.qld.gov.au/child-safety-curriculum.
PEER SUPPORT IN 2017
This week the Year 6 class with Mr Brett Halter have been participating in Peer Leader’s Training. The purpose of the Peer Leaders’ Training is to prepare students for their role as Peer Support Leaders. The students will work through a range of experiential activities, taking part in discussions and completing activities in their Peer Leader’s Learning Guide. During the training, students participated in:
- leadership skills
- relationships with others
- their role and responsibilities
- the structure of a peer support session
- understanding how groups work
- strategies to lead a group
- the facilitation of some activities.
The training is part of the school’s comprehensive plan and commitment to creating a safe school. It provides students with the opportunity to develop and practise leadership skills within a supportive environment.
ENROLMENT FORMS FOR 2018
We are now busily taking enrolments for Prep in 2018. If you have a child hoping to commence Prep in 2018, or know of others who may be interested in attending our school, please inform the school office at your earliest convenience. Thank you.