On October 30th thousands of students from schools all around Australia sang ‘Paint you a song’ at 12.30pm AEST to celebrate Music Education in schools. Our students met at the Assembly area and joined in the celebration. Meanwhile students from the Senior Choir and other Performing Arts students also sang at the same time in Melbourne Federation Square.
The link below will take you to a very interesting article about cyber safety and the need to protect not only our children but also other vulnerable groups in society. Who looks after those over 65 who may be asset rich but are the least technology literate and are therefore appealing targets of fraud and scammers.
How safe are you and your parents?
The Department of Education and Early Childhood (DDECD) released new guidelines in regard to student attendance last term. The DEECD policy outlines concerns for students who have more than five Unapproved Absences in one calendar year. Parents are expected to notify their child’s school giving an explanation of why their child was absent and notify the school prior of any absences their child will take that they are aware of. For absences in regard to extended family holidays to be approved, parents must notify their child’s school prior to the holiday and get from their child’s teacher a Student Absence Learning Plan which their child must complete while they are away. In line with this, we have revised our Student Attendance Policy and Protocols at Greenvale. Please find following some extracts from the policy which was ratified at our School Council meeting. You may also view the whole Student Attendance Policy on our website.
The Education and Training Reform Act 2006, the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007 and the Education and Training Reform (School Attendance) Regulations 2013 require children of school age (six to sixteen years) resident in Victoria are required to be in full-time attendance at a government
Our year 6 to year 7 transition program is well underway. Secondary Schools have busily been advertising their facilities, incorporating many Open Days, Information Sessions, and Guided Tours.
Please visit the newly added Transition page (under the Parents menu) to find everything you need to know.
This link is to an article written about Mem Fox, who is a very well known children’s author. She wrote the book Possum Magic and is passionate about children’s reading. She stresses how important it is for parents to read to their children.
Digital literacy such as reading on iPads , is another means for children to have access to books, but it does not replace a parent reading to and with their child. Children who become successful readers have parents who read to them. Please read this article to learn more.
– Georgia Kroger
Computer game addiction is on the rise among Australian children and teenagers, replete with a host of alarming consequences, writes Karen Fontaine