Dear Nativity Community
I hope you have enjoyed the opportunity visiting your child’s classroom and having a conversation with your child and their teacher last week. These valuable conversations provide parents with an insight to your children’s learning and social development at school.
We provide a variety of intervention programs which provide support to our students if is required. The programs provide support in the areas of Literacy – including English as a Second Language or Dialect, Numeracy and Social Skills and Wellbeing. Our classroom tutors support the teachers with these programs.
At the beginning of this term, we welcomed Mrs Kirsty Thompson to our school as an additional tutor, on behalf of the school community I would like to welcome Kirsty to Nativity.
RAA Street Smart Incursion
We all interact with the road network every day, so we need to learn and be reminded about road safety. We can’t afford to take it for granted. RAA, Think! Road Safety and the Lifetime Support Authority believe that road safety is an important life skill that should be taught from an early age.
Our Reception – Year 4 students recently took part in this safety program and were reminded of the following messages.
o Crossing roads safely using the Stop, Look, Listen, Think message,
o How to be a safe pedestrian, passenger and cyclist
o Being visible and wearing brightly coloured clothes,
Nativity Nest Playgroup
Inviting all families with children 0-5, to come and join our Nativity Nest Play Group facilitated by SPiCE (Supported Playgroup in Catholic Education). Kylie Osborn and Bianca Cotton facilitate the program and offer a range of activities for children to engage in.
Please feel free to join us and spend some time with your child and meet other families while learning together through play. If you know of anyone with young children who would like to attend our playgroup, please let them know about out Tuesday morning sessions.
At our recent R-2 parent reading workshop, we discussed reading and how it is a fundamental skill that is essential for academic and personal success. Humans are not naturally wired to read; therefore, we must be taught the skills needed to read.
We spent time discussing how children learn to read and how to support children reading. The following table was shared, illustrating the benefits of reading 20 minutes a day.
Premier’s Reading Challenge
A reminder that if your child is participating in the reading challenge this year that R-2 students will read the books at school with the teachers completing the forms.
Students in Year 3-6 will need to complete the challenge at home and complete the forms to their class teacher as soon as they have read the required number of books.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” Dr Seuss.