EAST BEECHBORO PRIMARY INDEPENDENT PUBLIC SCHOOL INFORMATION BRIEF 19th February 2015 School Website: www.eastbeechboroprimary.wa.edu.au Message from the Principal Arrival at School and After School collection Parents are advised that students who arrive at school prior to 8.30am must meet in the undercover area behind the Admin building. Students will be supervised by a member of the Admin team from 8.15am and are dismissed at 8.30am. Parents are also reminded that school finishes at 2.45pm. Please ensure that if you are running late that you call the office with adequate notice so that we can advise your child before the end of day siren. We have had several children who have not been collected on time which may distress some students and unfortunately due to other commitments, staff cannot always guarantee that these students will be supervised. The school does offer before and after school care through Camp Australia. There is further information regarding Camp Australia available in the office and on the back of this Information Brief. Start of the school day All classroom doors are opened at 8.30am. Students are welcomed into classrooms at this time to prepare for the start of the day. The siren that sounds at 8.40am signals the start of instructional learning. Parents are asked to be mindful that the morning session is the most productive learning time for students and would appreciate it if parents could ensure that they have left classrooms before 8.40am so that we maximise our learning programs. Poor punctuality also has an impact on your child’s education as they miss important instruction at the start of the day. Late arrival is also disruptive to the class in general. Parent assistance would be most appreciated in this matter. Parent Information Sessions Thank you to all parents who attended our class meetings. All sessions were very well attended and I trust that you found them informative and it also gave you the opportunity to meet with other parents. Whilst providing you with an understanding of classroom policies and expectations, these meetings were important in establishing two way communication between parents and staff in the school. Parents are always encouraged to speak to Admin or teachers about issues regarding the education of their child. Playground We are currently meeting with a landscape architect in our plans to re-develop the junior playground. The committee, comprising of staff and parents are working to design a nature-based playground that promotes creativity and problem solving. Parents will be updated regarding the progress of this project. Choir Due to the focus on the delivery of all aspects of the Australian Curriculum, Choir classes will no longer be run during the school day. Choir will now be run between 8.00am-8.40am each Tuesday morning. Notes have been sent home to parents of students in the choir indicating this change. Parents who have not already done so, are asked to carefully read the note and return the permission slip to confirm participation. Student update and medical update forms All parents should have received student and medical update forms for their child. This information is essential in ensuring that our records reflect accurate contact information and medical details. Please ensure that you take the time to thoroughly read these forms and return them no later than Friday 27th February. Attendance Consistent attendance is fundamental to student learning. Parents who make regular attendance a priority are helping their child to value learning and to accept responsibility. Attendance patterns and attitudes to school are formed at a young age. It is essential that children develop good attendance habits early if they are to continue this throughout their school life. Poor attendance has a direct impact on student achievement. Students who do not attend regularly miss out on carefully planned lessons, active learning experiences and class participation. Welcome I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Miss Wilson and Miss Harper to our staff. Miss Wilson has come to us from Coolbinia Primary School and is teaching our Year 5 class in Room 14. Miss Harper will be teaching in Room 9 on alternate Wednesdays. Both teachers have settled in very well at our school and I am certain that our whole school community will make them feel welcome. Semester 1 Councillors and Faction Captains Congratulations to our 2015 Semester 1 Student Leaders. Councillors: Luke Veaudry, Sarah Simpson, Holly Ashton, Ava Smith, Lisa Simpson, Lachlan Orr, Akhil Gorasia and Jesselle Heasman. Faction Captains: Bandicoots: Hannah Coles, Se-Jay Boonket and Joshua Haley Bilbies: Jeselle Heasman, Brock Cergogna and Ashlee Jensen Numbats: Tahlia Lemierz, Lisa Simpson and Ronna Pua Wallabies: Hser Eh Htoo, Jordan Greenhill and Cody Eleuteri I am sure that all these students will perform their duties to the highest standard and will be outstanding role models to all our students. Angie Michael - Principal Important Dates 24th February - Shock Proof Incursion 25th February - Phys Ed Assembly 25th February - P&C AGM 27th February - Clean Up Schools Day 2nd March - Labour Day Public Holiday 4th March - Room 15 Year 5/6 Assembly Parking restrictions are put in place near schools to protect children when they are either picked up or dropped off to school. The Community Safety Advocates from the City of Swan will soon undertake patrols of our school and send formal Caution & Infringement notices to registered vehicle owners alerting them to the parking offences being committed. A flyer is being sent home to all families regarding parking around schools. Uniform Shop Times: Tuesday 2.30pm-3.00pm Wednesday 8.40am-9.15am Friday 8.40am-9.15am & 2.30pm-3.00pm For enquiries, please contact Katrina - 0400 055 606 or Rose - 0408 887 061. Canteen Times The canteen is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. A Reminder of our school times: Start time: 8.40am Recess: 10.50am-11.10am Lunch: 12.40pm-1.15pm End time: 2.45pm Students who arrive at school after 8.50am are required to obtain a late note from the office prior to going to class. School Banking Come and see us in the Library between every Friday from 8.15am and 8.45am. Dates for Term 1 are: FEB: Friday 20th & 27th MAR: 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th Mums and Dads, it’s never too late to get your children involved in the school banking program whether you have a Commonwealth Bank account or not. Thank you, Lyndsey & Sue (School Banking Co-ordinators) Waterwise Tip A waterwise garden designed to suit your lifestyle will save you time and water. A waterwise garden is a balance between plants, lawn and hardscapes, such as paving, to provide a fit for purpose space that suits your lifestyle Camp Australia Parents are reminded that the school offers onsite before and after school care through Camp Australia. This high quality program embraces the school values and builds on your child’s educational experiences and individual interests. The program combines active games with planned and unplanned play, quiet time, homework time and a healthy snack. Every day is an adventure led by enthusiastic Camp Australia staff who are on a mission to bring smiles to kids faces. Staff are trained educators who know many different ways to help your child get the most out of their day and feel good about themselves.The focus is on developing the overall wellbeing of children in a safe environment, fostering a healthy, active lifestyle, friendships and new skills all while having fun. * Almost all Australian residents There is no cost associated with registering are eligible for some form of your child. Charges are only incurred if your government rebate. Contact the child takes part in a session. Family Assistance Office on 13 61 50 for further information. Before care: 7am-8.40am Full Fee $16.00 Out of pocket* $5.19 to $7.94 After care: 2.45pm-6pm Full Fee $22.00 Out of pocket* $5.49 to $10.89 Fliers are available in the office for parents wanting further information or visit www.campaustralia.com.au. Virtue of the Fortnight What is consideration? Consideration is being thoughtful about other people and their feelings. It is thinking about how your actions affect them and caring about how they feel. Why practise consideration? When people behave selfishly and don’t practice consideration, other people feel hurt. When we are considerate, others know they are important to us. We bring them happiness and they feel like making us happy too. How do you practise consideration? Consideration begins by noticing what people need and thinking about how your actions are affecting them. You care about how they feel. You act as if other people are just as important as you are. You do little things to bring happiness to others. Give tender attention to people who are sad. Consideration Camboon Primary School P&C Harmony Day Community Fair Camboon Primary school in Noranda, will be hosting a Harmony Day Community Fair on Saturday 21 March from 10am to 3pm. There will be bouncy castles, amusement rides, games to play, entertainment, food, drinks and heaps of fun for everyone!!! We are taking Expressions of Interest from those who would like to take part in our Harmony Day Fair and have a stall to showcase products and businesses. Please contact Vesna [email protected] or 0411 443 939 so that we can forward you an application. Alternatively you can leave your details at the front Office. Direct Debit The school offers direct debit as an option for payment of contributions, excursions or incursions. Details as follows: BSB: 066 132 Acct: 00902273 Details to be entered as first initial of student name and surname eg TSmith. If you wish to receive confirmation, please email the Registrar on [email protected] CONCERNS / COMPLAINTS If at any time you have a matter which you feel you need to discuss please contact the school. Please note that ALL formal complaints should be marked Private and Confidential and sent to the Principal.
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