On Wednesday after school a patient parent driving through the ‘loop’ carpark said to me, ‘you’ve drawn the short straw, being out on duty this afternoon’, as it was particularly wet and windy. But in actual fact these times are an important part of my day. I see how many happy children we have at John XXIII College, jumping into their cars with smiles, wishing me good afternoon with big smiles and telling me anecdotes about their best part of their day. To all parents in our community, keep doing what you are doing, because your children are amazing!
A special thank you to Miss Graves and Year 6G for all the effort and energy you put into preparing today’s Assembly. The students shone during their performance and their message to the community was around the importance of being yourself.
Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary
Well done to all the students who received a certificate for their fantastic achievements.
Philip Costa Shrubsall
Interhouse Cross Country Carnival
The Years 3 to 6 Interhouse Cross Country Carnival was held on Tuesday and the competitors enjoyed running in the wintery conditions. There were some fantastic performances throughout the Carnival and all students should be very proud of their efforts. Great sportsmanship was also shown amongst the competitors. I wish to thank the parents who assisted at the finish line and those who attended the Carnival to support their children. A special mention to the House Captains and the Year 5’s who were check point officials throughout the afternoon. Well done to all the students who trained so hard over the past weeks on cold, wet mornings to prepare for their distance race.
The results of the races are listed below. All these runners will be invited to compete at the IPSHA Cross Country Carnival in Bunbury on Thursday 9 August.
Primary Sports Coordinator
NEWS FLASH: All Year 3-6 students need to wear their sports uniform on Wednesday 1 August for the Athletics Trial Day.
Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum
This term across the Primary School we are exploring the third Focus Area of the Keeping Safe Program: ‘Recognising and Reporting Abuse’
The topics include, Privacy and the Body; Recognising Abuse; Secrets and Cyber Safety
· Body awareness, personal space and safe and unsafe touching in relationships are all introduced. Children learn anatomical names for parts of the body, including sexual body parts, and understand that their whole body is private.
· Children need to understand that they have rights regarding their bodies and that they need to respect the rights of other children not to be touched. They need to be able to recognise the difference between appropriate and inappropriate touching, as well as the concept of necessary but uncomfortable touch like having immunisation. Communication strategies to tell someone ‘no’ or ‘stop’ if they feel unsafe are also explored.
· A range of developmentally appropriate situations are presented to children to help them identify forms of abuse, including domestic violence and the difference between accidental and deliberate injury. Children explore a range of people who can help them if they need it.
· Children develop an understanding that while many secrets can be fun and exciting, some secrets are unsafe to keep. It is important for children to recognise unsafe secrets and tell a trusted adult about them.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact your child’s classroom teacher.
A Message from the Year 6 GATE students
This term, the Year 6 GATE students are focusing on giving back to the community and have organized the following fundraising projects.
1. Pet Rocks: If you have always wanted a pet, but don’t like the idea of cleaning up after it, then pet rocks are for you. When you first get your rock, it doesn’t look like much, however, add some glitter, wool, stickers and googly eyes and you will take home a crazy creature! Purchase your rock for a special price of $1 and all the decorations are free! An amazing opportunity on Tuesday 31 July in the Computer Lab at lunchtime.
2. Raffle: 1st prize is 2 tickets to the Movies, 2nd prize is an incredible lunchbox! A big bargain at one ticket for 50c and buy 3 for $1! There are separate competitions for Upper (Yr 3-6) and Lower (PP-Yr 2), so your chances are doubled! Tickets will be available from Monday 30 July from the Year 6’s at recess and lunch time. Winners will be announced on Friday 4 August.
3. Doodle Bug Challenge: This competition allows you to unleash your inner artist! Starting on Tuesday 31 July, you will be given a random squiggle, a pencil and a time limit of 1 minute. The best part is, it’s only 20c for a turn! Come to the Computer Lab on Tuesday 31 July at lunchtime if you are in Lower Primary and Monday 6 August at lunchtime if you are in Upper Primary. The competition winners will be announced on Friday 13 August.
All proceeds will go to ShopFront. Shopfront provides meals, showering facilities and kindness to people within our community when they need support. During these winter months, it can be especially hard for many people and we want to support ShopFront as they help people in our own state of WA.
Thank you for your support,
Year 6 GATE students
WIN KIDS CO-OPERATION WEBINAR
Win kids' cooperation without fears, tears and cauliflower ears
Let’s face it, many discipline measures of the past just don’t cut it anymore. That doesn’t mean that raising respectful, well-behaved and cooperative kids isn’t important. In this era of digital distraction, shifting society norms and changing attitudes toward authority, discipline has just become a whole lot harder. In this webinar, experienced parenting educator Michael Grose will share the best of his tried and true techniques to help parents get more cooperation and better behaviour from even the most challenging kids.
Listeners will learn:
- the parenting style that’s best suited to raising cooperative, well-behaved and successful kids in the 21st Century
- the most important question to ask yourself when kids repeatedly misbehave, that will lead to behavioural improvement
- an easy-to-apply approach to help you get more cooperation from kids without repeating yourself, raising your voice or bringing kids to tears
- a practical definition of misbehaviour that you can use in any situation
- two types of consequences to use to get more responsible behaviour and the secret to making them stick
when kids need to be listened to and when their behaviour needs managing.
Tuesday 14 August 2018 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM AEST
This webinar is $37 per person to attend and is free of charge to families at schools that have a Parenting Ideas membership. Voucher code; GREATKIDS
Who is talking
This webinar will be hosted by Dr Jodi Richardson with presenter Michael Grose.
Follow this link to register:
Dates to Remember
Tuesday 31 July Cross Country Training 7:30am
Wednesday 1 August Athletics Trial Day (Years 3-6) (Wear Sports Uniform)
Thursday 2 August Cross Country Training 7:30am
Friday 3 August Founders’ PP-12 Assembly (9am Gym)
Pre Kindy G Photos
Saturday 4 August Founders’ Parent Party