National Red Balloon Day

Children from all classes got behind the spirit of Friday’s Red Balloon Day and donated a total of $ for the privilege of dressing casually in red. Children through their efforts raised funds for the Fire Brigade and said thank you for the efforts of firey’s over summer.

Pre-primary to year 2 students were also treated to local Volunteer Fire Brigade Unit visiting and demonstrating their equipment. Children particularly enjoyed having a turn trying the equipment.

Assembly

The Year 6 Student Councillors hosted the first assembly for the year. Despite nerves of addressing the whole school they did a great job emceeing by speaking clearly and confidently. By the time the Student Councillors presented the Faction Points Results they appeared relaxed and became their characters while presenting Fun with Digits.

Thank you to Mr Hennig who has taken on the role of supporting the Student Councillors this year and assisted the Student Councillors in putting the assembly together and developing the Faction Points skit.

Congratulations to students who were awarded Merit Certificates acknowledging their ability to follow the school agreements and doing their personal best through improvement or achievement - well done.

I enjoyed the singing of ‘Sing’ (composed by Gary Barlow) by the whole school led by Mr Staude. Our senior students set a great example for the younger students through their positive participation and singing. Great work everyone.

Mr Hennig’s Year 5 Room 4.3 class will be hosting the next assembly on Thursday 3 March from 8:50 a.m. in the Covered Assembly Hall – all family and friends are invited to attend and support students in their performances and presentations.

Student Disputes and Parent Involvement

In the event that your child complains about the behaviour of another child towards your child you must either see the class teacher or a member of the school administration in a calm manner, observing our “No tolerance towards violence and aggressive behaviour”.

Do not approach the other child to resolve the matter or make threats against this child if their behaviour continues. As is our practice, we will listen to your child’s version of events, interview the other child(ren) and speak to any witnesses that observed the dispute/incident. Based on all the facts, an on-balanced judgement will be made about the situation by the Deputy Principals or Principal.

If required, counselling and/or consequences will be implemented. All key parents will be contacted about the outcomes of the incident.

I need to make it clear to everyone in our school community that directly approaching the other child to discuss the incident, telling off the other child or making threats to the child is not at all acceptable adult behaviour in schools and will not be tolerated.

Threatening other children is bullying behaviour as you are in a position of power by virtue of being an adult. For the safety and well-being of all children make sure you approach a teacher or member of the administration to air any concerns you may have involving your child.