Dear Parents / Guardians,
The students in 2MP, 2HS, 2HM, 2KG and 2NB have had a wonderful start to the school year. All students have settled in well and have made new friends. We have outlined the expectations of a Year 2 student and discussed how to be ‘super learners!’ All students have revised the School Values and are expected to demonstrate these values at every opportunity.
Respect Responsibility Honesty Resilience Learning
Below is important information to help your child settle into the new school year.
Reading: Students are expected to read out aloud to an adult each night and discuss what they have read. A parent / adult signature must be recorded in the sign in sheet in the clear folder pouch.
Maths: Students are encouraged to use everyday opportunities to practise mental computation, including counting, adding money and calculating change and recalling basic addition and subtraction facts.
Extra Activities: From time to time some students might be given extra activities to complete in order to consolidate their learning or to catch up if they have been absent from school. Students are also welcome to use the online programs Reading Eggs and Mathletics at home to practise their skills.
If students have an Individual Eduction Plan they may be provided with extra activities to complete as part of the Home Learning program.
Home Learning is an opportunity for you and your child to spend quality time together, to discuss the day’s events and to practise basic Reading and Math skills.
There are various ways to keep up to date with what’s going on around the school. Please ensure that you have downloaded the Compass app and access the school website on a regular basis. School newsletters are also available Compass.
If you would like to arrange a meeting with your child’s teacher either e-mail them directly OR put a quick note in their pouch.
Please ensure that any money sent to school goes directly to the office or use our preferred payment method QKR.
Each day your child will also bring home their clear plastic pouch. Please ensure you check the pouch each night for important notices. The folder is required to be at school every day.
LATE ARRIVALS / EARLY DEPARTURES
The school day starts promptly at 9am. When students are late they often miss valuable instructions and can cause disruptions to the school day. If your child is late to school, a late pass is required from the school office.
Please note that if you need to pick up your child before the end of the school day, you will need to visit the school office and retrieve an early leaver pass. The office will then contact your child’s classroom and they will be sent to the office with their belongings. You will NOT be able to pick up your child from their classroom.
If your child is, will be or has been absent please contact the office via compass to let them know the reason for the absence (this is a legal requirement). We would like to reduce the number of absences due to family holidays and outings. If you are going on holiday for more than two weeks, it is a school requirement that students’ complete learning whilst on holiday. Please contact the office at least 2 weeks before you intend to go on holiday so an Absence Plan can be developed for your child.
All students are expected to be in full school uniform every day. Please refer to Compass for information on uniforms.
A few reminders regarding school uniform:
– All students must wear the school uniform bucket hat with logo
– School shoes should be mostly black or mostly white or a combination of both– No colours
– Hair accessories must be white, black or green
– Students may wear a watch and / or small sleeper earrings – no other jewellery is to be worn
– Strictly no nail polish.
Please ensure that all uniform items such as hats, jumpers, jackets, art smocks etc. are clearly labelled with your child’s name to ensure they can be easily located when left behind.
In Terms 1 and 4 children without a hat must play in the shaded areas.
HEALTHY SNACKS AND WATER
The Year 2 teachers are very keen to promote healthy eating habits at school. We ask that all parents provide their child with a drink bottle full of water each day. We would also appreciate your assistance in providing your child with a healthy snack each day. There are many healthy options available such as a fruit, cheese and dips, vegetable cut into small pieces or yoghurt. We prefer the students not to bring chips, chocolates or lollies for a snack. Establishing healthy eating habits is essential to children being mentally and physically prepared to learn and we would appreciate your support in providing daily healthy eating options for school.
Children love to celebrate their birthday at school and we are happy for you to bring something to school for your child to share with their classmates, if you wish. Individual items, such as lollipops, pre-packaged cupcakes (not home made) or wrapped sweets are recommended. Each class has roughly 23 students. Please avoid foods that contain nuts.
MEET AND GREET SESSIONS
During Week 4 parents are invited to attend a short 10 minute session to meet your child’s teacher in a one on one situation. We encourage all parents to make the time to meet the teacher and discuss our expectations for the year ahead. You will receive more information about Meet and Greet soon. Please take the time to complete the feedback form sent out and bring it along to the Meet and Greet session with your child’s teacher in Week 4.
Thank you for your support.
Year 2 Team