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It is hard to imagine that we have come to the end of Term Two! It has certainly been a jam packed term with so many different activities and learning opportunities in the past 10 weeks.
We farewell Mrs Jude Genovese for Term Three as she takes a well deserved Long Service Leave. We will welcome back Ms Kathleen Tranquille from her break during Term Two and thank Mrs Amanda Xavier for teaching the class fulltime during Term Two.
I was reading an interesting post from Michael Carr Gregg earlier this week from the Australian Psychology Society called Parent guide to helping children manage conflict, aggression and bullying. (Click on the title to take you to the tip sheet) One thing I have found in my teaching career is that we all struggle to deal with conflict, whether that be between children, between adults and children or even between adults themselves. It is well worth the 10 minutes read especially in the ideas related to children protecting themselves and dealing with bullying.
This term we have spent considerable time looking at a number of our practices. In particular, we are well underway in developing a school wide behaviour plan with a focus on safety, responsibility and respect. We anticipate that from the beginning of next term that students and parents will be able to provide input into the plan and with some aspects of the plan being implemented before the end of the year.
Term Three will also see some changes in how we run our support program. The focus of our program will be the specific needs of each child, with the allowance for extra support time in each year level for students struggling with literacy and numeracy. This is a small change that we hope will better support a greater number of our children than we are currently able to assist with more work to be continued during the remainder of the year.
I hope your children have a relaxing two week break ready to start fresh on Tuesday 22 July 2014. Stay safe!