From the Assistant Principal

Welcome back to term 4.

We are excited about another great term of learning.

Safety is an important aspect of our everyday life. Children watch the actions of older persons and will generally pick up on habits that they are exposed to regularly.

Parents can help by engaging with their family and discussing personal safety. Actions speak louder than words, so remember that all adults are role models to all children. Keep this in mind and be a positive influence on the younger people around you.

Last term the school engaged in an e safety week which is currently very topical given the Netflix program ‘The Social dilemma’. If you haven’t seen the program yet, I strongly recommend you view it.

This term many classes will be investigating units from the PDH syllabus that are about keeping themselves and others safe. This cover a variety of areas including road, water and staying safe in our community.

We would usually be starting our K-2 swimming program this week but as that isn’t possible because of COVID19 we have arranged for the Royal Life Saving Society to come in and present their Junior Water Safety Program for years K-2.

This has been developed to align with the PDHPE curriculum, teaching students how to identify and minimise water safety hazards around the home in a fun and interactive learning experience.

Years 3-6 will still participate in a Surf Skills program however the program will will separate year groups and have separate busses and instructors due to COVID19. This allows us to run a one day program for each group, meeting COVID rules without increasing the costs.

Please take some time over the coming weeks to talk to your child about what they are learning and remind them how to keep safe when out and about. Remember parents are always their children’s first teachers.

Practical tips for parents to keep children safe

  • Always provide the supervision children need to remain safe.
  • Have a family password that your child can remember. If someone tells your child they have come to pick them up, the child can test them with the password.
  • Make sure your children know where to go for help.
  • Help them memorise important numbers and addresses.
  • Encourage them to observe their surroundings.

You can find more information here:

https://www.kidsafensw.org/home-community/