Assistant Principal News P-6 August 24

  • Thursday, August 23, 2018
  • Daryl English

Thanks once again to the many of you who attended our Primary Assembly last Friday afternoon. A reminder to the Primary Community that we will be having assemblies every second Friday afternoon, they will be conducted on the outdoor stage. Parents and friends are also welcome back in homerooms for the remainder of the afternoon to learn about what students have been focusing on throughout the term.

Congratulations to the amazing students who received awards last week. Well done to all of the students who received wristbands throughout the week and at the assembly, keep up the great work!

We are Learners

This week the students in Prep – 2 have been celebrating Book Week, sharing with each other and their teachers their favourite books. It was fantastic visiting their homerooms and learning about their favourite stories, I was even lucky enough to be able to hear some of our students read their books to me. The love of reading is something that I highly value and love that many of our students also share in this.

I have so many favourite books that it is too hard for me to choose! My favourites authors range from Dr Seuss, Julia Donaldson, Lynley Dodd, Roald Dahl, J K Rowling, John Marsden, Anthony Browne, Mem Fox, Pamela Allen, Alison Lester and the list goes on.

We are Respectful

Congratulations, to the College Primary Athletics team. On Friday the 17th of August the Athletics team competed at the Victoria University Athletics track. All students that represented the College did so with high levels of respect. They are to be commended for their efforts both on and off the track. Thanks also goes to the teachers that assisted the team on the day.

We are Responsible

It has been very rewarding walking around the College throughout the week see minimal rubbish in the yard. This means that our whole student body is being extremely responsible and ensuring that they place their rubbish in the bin and are not taking food wrappers outside. Thanks to all of you for ensuring that our school looks amazing!

We are Safe

Taking risks is a part of growing up. At times I have witnessed students taking unsafe risks in the yard this includes but not limited to things such as climbing fences, swinging in trees and doing interesting tricks on the play equipment. Whilst we do our best to eliminate as many of these activities as possible it is often hard to stop the accidents that can occur when children take these risks.

Asking our students to listen to what their bodies are telling them is key to learning when a risk is worth taking or not. Sometimes their heart may race, they might feel sick in the tummy or they could become a little dizzy. Having conversations with your children about why this is happening to them and using these signs as warning signals is a great way to develop their capacity to take safe risks. This will also support the work that we are doing with them as we implement the Berry Street Education Model throughout our homerooms.

Friendly reminder that Monday the 10th of September is a student free day, our teachers will be completing relevant learning which will lead to the development of the College’s Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum.

Assistant Principal P-6 News August 10 2018

  • Tuesday, August 07, 2018
  • Daryl English

A huge thank you to the parents and friends who attended the Primary Assembly last Friday. It was fantastic to see many of you taking up the opportunity to connect with the College. How about our Primary College Captains, they are amazing. A massive shout out to Tanay and Aarush for their efforts in organising and creating an assembly that celebrated all we believe in at Point Cook College.

Well done to all our award recipients, what a fantastic effort you all have put in to be nominated to receive an award. We understand that many students are deserving of these awards and look forward to presenting many more in the future. Congratulations also go out to the students who received wristbands at the assembly, for demonstrating our expected behaviours, great job, keep it up. 

For those of you who missed the assembly, they will be running fortnightly, weather permitting at the outdoor stage. The next assembly will take place on Friday the 17th of August at 2 pm, parents are welcome to join their children back in their homerooms after the assembly to learn about what students are focusing on in their homerooms for term 3.

We are Learners

It was fantastic to spend some time during the week with students, talking to them about their learning. Our students are having an amazing time learning about lots of interesting parts of the curriculum. These have included learning about text types such as narratives and information reports. Develop strategies to tackle mathematics problems and learning new words to use in their writing.

Keep up the enthusiasm, it’s fantastic to see!

We are Respectful

A very big thank you to all the students who attend the College Disco last Thursday, what an amazing effort you all put into your costumes. It was great to see the high level of respect you all demonstrated before, during and after the event. Signs of respect included waiting patiently to have your names crossed off the list, dancing with all your friends, being mindful of others space and waiting to be picked up by your parents. Thank you so much to the organising committee you did a marvelous job!

We are Responsible

Thank you and well done to all of the students and parents who have returned their camp forms from years 3 to 6. We have had a wonderful response with forms being returned. It is great to see our students taking on such high levels of responsibility. Keep them coming back.

Thank you to those parents who were able to attend the Canberra Tour information session and the Year 3 and Year 4 Camp information sessions, your time and involvement with the College is greatly appreciated, especially during the colder months.

We are Safe

A friendly reminder about being cyber safe and being safe with our devices whilst at the College and at home. Please remind your children that they have signed a user agreement contract. We expect that students are following this user agreement all of the time. You can find a copy of our eSafety policy on the College website.

Congratulations to all students who have made a fantastic effort to ensure that they are in full College uniform every day.

Kind Regards

Lizzie Tout

Assistant Principal P-6