Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of Nativity School,
Today we welcomed our new Reception students: Aleena, Caleb, Elle, Hanna, Keira, Leo, Maddison H, Maddison J, Mila, Patrick, Riley, Samay and Valeria along with Marni, Nora and Zachary who started mid-year last year. They confidently settled into class and school routines and remembered all the things they learnt at Nativity Stars long transition to school program. We also welcome Charlotte, Daniel, Katelyn, Oliva, Nate and Zimuzo to our Nativity community.
Last night the Year 3 Parents attended a Cyber Safety session with Chris Greene from Cybersafe Families prior to the students receiving their computer for the first time. Topics covered in the session included:
• Introduction to the most popular and current social media platforms
• Step-by-step device security settings for smart phones and tablets
• Tools to recognise and manage online bullying
• Online grooming and other cyber safety risks
• Communications strategies-how to start difficult conversations
• Privacy and sharenting
• Behaviour management-strategies, including tips on managing screen time
• Recommendations for establishing cyber safe homes
All our families can access the information and Fact sheets on the Cybersafe Families website and can ask questions they may have via their Facebook and Instagram Pages. Here are the links, I encourage you to have a look:
Cybersafe Families Facebook
Cybersafe Families Instagram
Next Tuesday we will hold our Parent Information Night and AGM. Parent engagement in learning is known to lead to improved outcomes for students and our teachers look forward to building partnerships to connect learning at home and school with you.
Parental engagement in learning underpins children and young people’s cognitive and social and emotional development, shapes family practices and behaviours, and can impact the nature of the school community and the experience of schooling. Parental engagement is therefore a highly significant leverage point for enhancing the academic attainment and wellbeing of children and young people (Emerson, Fear, Fox & Sanders, 2012)
You will receive an email about this opportunity today. Please respond and let us know which information session you will be attending. We are excited to share with you the learning opportunities our students will have this year.
This year we require 2 new School Board members to be elected at the AGM next Tuesday. Membership on the board is 2 years with an option for renomination under the guidelines. It is important that the Board reflects the diversity of the school community. The inclusion of different voices, experiences and perspectives is needed for us to represent the interests of all our community.
If you would like more information or to nominate for these positions, please email me by Monday 5th February email@example.com
Our SPiCE Playgroup (Nativity Nest) began today and will continue each Tuesday of the term from 9.15 am in the Bartram Building. The Supported Playgroups in Catholic Education (SPiCE) Program intentionally focuses on learning through play and providing a time and place for children and families to ‘be’ together and have some fun! and is facilitated by a Teacher. We encourage you to come along and also let others know about our Playgroup.
On Sunday 25th February our staff will be commissioned for the 2024 school year by Fr Mwaura at the 9am mass at Our Lady of the Way Church Glenalta. Save the date join us if you can.
We look forward to seeing you at our Welcome Mass this Thursday morning at 9.15.