Congratulations to our P&C
Last week saw the launch of our new website/blog for our P&C. Not only is it very functional but it's also informative with minutes, reports, office bearers, upcoming events and acknowledgements all being located here. The following link will take you straight to the site or you can always find it through our school site. Well done Tim McDonald, our P&C Secretary for doing such a great job. Please take a few minutes to check it out.
Class Websites and Blogs
One of the most visible ways of seeing what's happening in the school and individual classes is to look at the class websites and blogs. Parents can also use the absentee note on the class site to directly notify the teacher of school absence and to check out the week's homework.
This also IS a great way to share your child's school experience with friends and relatives, anyone can access them, you do not need a password or be a member of the school. The children and staff go to considerable effort with their websites and it would be really appreciated it if you could check them out and make some comments.
Each week I will highlight a different class website and this week I would love to share 6R's with our educational community. If you would like to follow the standard path just log onto the school website (type Broulee Public School into Google and it comes straight up), look along the top bar and find class websites and then pick out 6R from the list.
Of special mention on 6R class blog are the entries on Genius Hour. Each Wednesday afternoon for 1 hour 6R have Genius Hour when they can design and work through work their own projects. This type of learning provides a time for students to explore their own passions and provides them with choice and direction in their own learning. The students not only have to look at design and project completion, they also have to fully understand the process and be able to write a report at the end of the end. Some of this work was also completed at home and it was great to see parents and grandparents working with their children. Some great finished products, well done to all.
Parents often approach the school and ask which electronic device they should buy to support their child’s learning.
Tablets are highly recommended - as long as they have a sturdy shockproof case. This needs to be bought with the device.
The tablet devices we recommend are Apple iPads and iPods. The batteries last all day, they allow the student to move seamlessly between home and school, and the Apps can be the same as those used on the class iPad sets.
While some students use Android devices successfully, others have been unable to access the internet at school due to firewall issues.
The latest Windows tablets are another possibility, they connect to the internet at school, however seem to have less choice when it comes to learning Apps.
When it comes to laptops, nearly all brands will work on our system as long as they have 802.11 b/g/n wireless capability.
If you have any queries, or need help choosing, please contact Dave Hounsell (Ph 44716120) at the school.