Term 3 Week 2
The children are well and truly engaged in their learning as they finish off the second week of term for online home learning. Hopefully everyone’s internet is functioning well with the extra demands! Congratulations to all families as you continue to navigate your way through the day with your child. The independence and problem solving has been commendable. Don’t forget to utilise the ‘drop in’ google meets that each teacher has set up within the week. This is a time to ask questions about the learning and clarify any work.
Anne Durham has organised for St Augustine’s to be part of the MS Readathon. This is a non compulsory activity but a fun way for you child to engage in reading. Some families have already enrolled and commented that they are looking forward to their children participating in an activity that doesn’t necessarily involve their electronic devices! More information on the ‘Learning Matters’ page of this newsletter.
I encourage parents to read the information, ‘Online Safety. A Guide for Parents and Carers’. As parents you know your child better than anyone and have the best opportunity to support and guide them to have safer online experiences. The guide covers some of the key online safety issues for young people and includes a range of practical tips and advice on what to do if things go wrong. You can also find a list of important services that can offer extra support.
A reminder that the school will be closed on Thursday 13th August as the staff engage in a Review School Improvement Analysis day. This means that online and onsite learning will not operate on this day. It may be an opportunity for students to catch up on work or better yet have a ‘wellbeing’ day with no schoolwork. Big Child Care are offering care at school if needed. This is offered to all St Augustine’s families regardless whether your child is online or onsite. Booking is essential as the service being offered is dependant on numbers. Call Shannon on 0426 203 858 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A number of parents have inquired about school photos. These have been rescheduled for Monday 9th November. If there are any more changes I will let you know.
I hope that everyone has had a chance to be outside during our moments of sunshine. Keep connected and stay safe and well.