Volume 31 Issue 14 20 May 2022 19 Iyyar 5782

Primary News

Carrie-Anne Thomas – Acting Deputy Head of Primary

Year 6 Canberra Camp

Today we welcome Year 6 back from a brilliant three day camp to Canberra, full of different adventures and new learning experiences each day!

Year 6 completed a comprehensive tour of the national capital and were given the opportunity to participate in various educational programs, with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage, and democracy. The children were excited to visit Parliament House, Questacon, the Australian War Memorial and many more destinations. This was a very busy and worthwhile camp, and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank teachers Barnaby Wilbury, Dale Kessler, Eamon Lukins, Jennnifer Udovich, and Felicity Donohue for the energy and commitment offered to make this camp such a success. I would also like to thank Lisa Connors for her significant involvement in organising this camp for our students. 

Year 6 students created some wonderful memories during our time away in Canberra.

The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion, the Australian Government contributes $30.00 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the School upon completion of the excursion. We have factored this into the cost of the excursion. 

Early pick up for K-6 students

Please remember that when picking-up K-6 students early, parents should go via the main reception to sign students out and be given an early leave form. When students leave campus, this form will need to be given to the security guard. Thank you for your support with this!

Parent Information Session

Raising your young child online – for parents/ carers with children 0-10 years
Tuesday 31 May 2022, 7.00 pm 

Dr Kristy Goodwin provides parents/ carers with research-based yet realistic advice to feel confident about how to best support children’s physical health, mental wellbeing and learning online. Dr Goodwin is one of Australia’s leading digital wellbeing and performance experts. She’s the author of Raising Your Child in a Digital World, a speaker, media commentator and digital wellbeing researcher who doesn’t suggest we ban the iPhone.

 This webinar session will explore: 

  • Why children find the online world captivating and how to manage screen time so it doesn’t end in ‘scream time’
  • A simple and realistic formula to determine healthy screen time limits for children based on their basic needs
  • Why parents need to be the pilot of the ‘digital plane’ and the 3Bs that allow them to be pilot
  • Why focusing on how much time children spend online is not the most important question and the 5 essential boundaries that ensures a child’s time online supports their physical health and mental wellbeing
  • Why we should avoid using screen time as a reward or punishment tool 
  • Realistic strategies to help children transition from screen activities without tears and tantrums 
  • Why digital connection is critical for your child. 

When: Tuesday 31 May 2022, 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Where: Online via Zoom
Event cost: $10.00
Bookings: https://healthyscreentime.eventbrite.com.au