Dear Parents and Friends,
It’s been a busy couple of weeks of learning and teaching at McGuire College as we head towards the last weeks of Term one.
We look forward to welcoming parents and caregivers to parent teacher interviews on: Wednesday 3rd April: 4.00-6pm and Friday 5th April: 10am - 1pm. (Please see the Xuno booking instructions on this page)
This week, staff from across the four secondary schools have come together to take part in consultation sessions with Architects to share ideas and make plans for our new school buildings. We look forward to updating you as plans progress.
As we head into week eight of our school year it’s important for us to remember that everyday counts! Going to school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education. Students learn new things at school every day. Attending and participating in school will help your child develop:
- Important skills and knowledge to help them learn
- Social and emotional skills such as good communication, resilience and teamwork
Students who attend school every day and complete Year 12 have:
- Better health
- Better job opportunities
- Higher income across their lives
There is no safe number of days for missing school. Each day a student misses puts them behind.
What to do if your child can’t go to school.
Please let the College know as soon as possible and explain why your child can’t come to school.
Please come and talk to us if your child needs to take an extended period of time off, we will happy to support you to your child from falling behind if they need to miss school.
Tips to help improve your child’s attendance:
- Talk to your child about school and how important it is. You can ask them how they feel about school, what they liked and if there are any problems
- Reward good behaviour and not bad behaviour. For example, if your child refuses to go to school, do not let them have access to their phones or the internet
- Set a good example. Show them how you keep to your own commitments
- Encourage your child to take on hobbies that your child enjoys such as sports and clubs. This will help them develop positive relationships outside of the classroom
- Have a set time to do homework and go to bed
- Leave all technology out of their bedroom
- Pack their school bag the night before with everything they need
- Have a set time for breakfast
- Plan to meet up with a friend so they can travel to school together