Don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps"
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"When its obvious that the goals cannot be reached
Don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps"
education and learning will always involve reading of one sort or another. Please see the link below for an interesting piece of research on reading in a digital world:
District Athletics Carnival
Congratulations to all of our students who represented our school at the District Athletics Carnival held last Friday. Great attitude, manners and sportsmanship were displayed by all students - well done.
At this stage final times and positions are still being reviewed to determine which students will represent us at the next level - our regional carnival. Individual results will be available later in the week.
Flu season is here and schools are notorious places for spreading germs
Influenza is spread from person-to-person through the coughing or sneezing of infected people. Remind your child about these good hygiene practices to minimise the spread of infection:
· Anyone who is sick with influenza symptoms should stay home until their symptoms are gone.
· Cover the nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Throw the tissue in the garbage bin after use.
· Wash hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
· Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
If you or your child develops influenza-like illness, seek the advice of your family doctor as you would with any other illness.
The seasonal influenza vaccine, which protects against the pandemic influenza strain as well as two other influenza strains, is now available free to eligible people. More information about the vaccine is available from the NSW Health Immunisation Unit's vaccination page.
Previous vaccination with the pandemic influenza vaccine, Panvax® is not a barrier to also receiving the seasonal influenza vaccine.
With so many bugs around good luck to you and your children in staying healthy
You'll never leave where you are until you decide where you'd rather be.
Next week our school will be celebrating Education Week. As a school we will focus on Tuesday 29th July as our main "Open Day" with parents, grandparents and friends all welcome from 10:00 am onwards. The day will focus on "sharing what we normally do" so please join us for some part of the day to share 21st century teaching and learning.
Planning for 2015
It seems as though the year has just begun and already we are looking at planning for 2015. Part of such planning involves possible enrolments for the coming year. Kindergarten enrolments are now open and a number of applications have started to arrive. If you are aware of any families who may be interested in possible 2015 enrolments (K-6) please advise them to contact the front office asap. This is especially critical for families who live outside our school zone as there may be some limited vacancies in other grades for 2015. Enrolment forms can also be found on our website.
Sir Ken Robinson
I have included in todays newsletter a link to a recent interview with Sir Ken Robinson. I have quoted this international expert before and in this video clip he discusses the need to cater for all students and discover their individual talents. I hope you enjoy the video clip as much as I did.
Nationally consistent collection of data on school students with disability – 2014
Our school is participating in the collection of nationally consistent data on school students with disabilities and students with learning difficulties.
The data collection will have no direct impact on any students and they will not be involved in any testing process. We will only be collecting information that is already available within the school.
The NSW Department of Education and Communities will provide data to the Australian Government from all NSW public schools in such a way that no individual student or school will be able to be identified. In this way, we will ensure the privacy and confidentiality of all students.
All parents who have a child who may be part of this data collection will be individually contacted by the school. Parents who wish to withdraw their child from this data collection should contact the school. A decision to exclude your child will not affect the support they currently receive.
Further information about the data collection can be found on the Australian Government Department of Education website:
If you have any questions about your child being included in the data collection please contact the school.
ICAS Computer Skills Competition:
High Distinction: Thomas Dewent
Distinction: Charlie Jones, Sarah Burnes
Merit: Damia O'Loughlin, Gabriela Ware and Hannah Campbell
ICAS Science Competition:
Distinction: Sarah Burnes, Thomas Derwent
Merit: Hannah Campbell,
Good luck to all those students participating in the District Athletics this Friday.