STUDENT PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY
Last Wednesday Tyler Atherton in Year 6 spent the day shadowing me as part of the “Student Principal for a Day” programme which is an initiative of “Principals Australia Institute”.
Mr Atherton, as he was addressed by students throughout the day, visited classrooms, attended enrolment interviews, handed out citations at assembly, participated in playground duty, gave out stickers to students who had done good work and assisted me during my Maths’ class at the beginning of the day.
Year 6 students who wished to be considered for this opportunity wrote a short persuasive text on “Why I should be Student Principal for a Day” and these were short listed. Finally two students’ letters were selected – Tyler Atherton (Student Principal for a Day) and Jaimee-Lee Goudie (Student Assistant Principal for a Day). Normally both students would have participated in this programme on the same day when all the Australian schools involved do this but Year 6 had a long standing excursion booked to visit Caboolture QUT on that day. Jaimee-Lee will be shadowing Mrs Mitchell for her special day (Student Assistant Principal for a Day) very soon and both Tyler and Jaimee-Lee will write an article on their reflections in the next newsletter.
Tyler did a sterling job last Wednesday and maybe he will even consider a career in teaching as a result of this experience. I believe he enjoyed the day – I certainly did!
PARENT PIPELINE – WORDS THEIR WAY AND SPELLING STRATEGIES
Mrs Putzier in Year 5 presented some great ideas this week at our Parent Pipeline which has been organized to help families to support children with their learning – particularly in areas which may be different from years previously.
If you were not able to attend but would appreciate the handouts, please email [email protected] and we will email you the information, including a video clip.
The next Parent Pipeline is on Friday 20 June 2 – 3 pm in the library. This session will be on Lexile Reading for parents of students in Year 4 – Year 6 and the presentation will be made by Mrs McKellar our teacher librarian. We have made these sessions at the beginning and end of the day to assist parents to attend as they drop children to school or pick them up in the afternoon.
FRUIT SNACK ATTACK FOR PRIMARY STUDENTS
Please remember to send a healthy fruit/vegetable snack attack for each morning – Monday to Friday.
The first session of the day is a long one and we believe it improves learning if students are able to have a short fruit snack attack between 8.30am and 10.50am.
Cheryl Bryers, Head of Primary