Volume 30 Issue 27 03 Sep 2021 26 Elul 5781

Primary News

Meg Carroll – Deputy Head of Primary

eSafety Commissioner website

The eSafety Commissioner website contains heaps of resources for parents that focus on topics such as Cybersafety, Online Drama, Privacy and Technology and many more. One short article that I would highly recommend parents take a look at is the one that outlines some simple online safety basics as a reminder of how you, as a parent, play a large role in maintaining your child’s online safety.  

Parent and carer webinars 

Each term, the eSafety Commissioner is offering a new topic that will run numerous times. These webinars will provide parents and carers with the knowledge, skills and tools to support their children to have safe, positive online experiences. Check back in to the eSafety Commissioner website for registration details closer to the dates below.




Term 4 topic: eSafety parent guide to digital technologies and mental health:

  • Tuesday 19 October 2021: 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm
  • Wednesday 20 October 2021: 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm
  • Thursday 21 October 2021: 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm
  • Tuesday 26 October 2021: 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm
  • Tuesday 9 November 2021: 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm
  • Thursday 18 November 2021: 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm

Inappropriate use of Zoom

Our top priority is the safety and wellbeing of all students. We want to make sure that students are aware of their responsibilities around safe and appropriate use of devices. Unfortunately, some students have been misusing Zoom to randomly call other students and teachers/staff both during lesson and offline times. The intention of these calls is to be silly and/or interruption to the flow of learning. These types of Zoom calls demonstrate a misuse of technology and are being monitored closely by our IT department. Teachers will be following up as needed with those students involved and further consequences will be applied should this inappropriate behaviour continue. I ask that parents please monitor their child’s use of technology closely, especially during break times, to ensure it is being used appropriately and safely. This is also an opportunity for you to equip your child/children with strategies to know what to do if they receive this type of Zoom call.

Deborah Blackman parent session – NEW DATE!

This year’s parent session with Deborah Blackman will be held on Zoom on Thursday 7 October 2021 (Term 4, Week 1) from 7:30 pm – 8.30 pm. Please use the Zoom link below to access the session:

Zoom link

Meeting ID: 986 6636 6641
Passcode: 012015

We hope you can join us!