Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Bonnells Bay Public School. About The Parent Information Session: General information about our school What our school offers School Culture."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to Bonnells Bay Public School
About The Parent Information Session: General information about our school What our school offers School Culture and Expectations. The Kindergarten Best Start Assessment General question time
Parent Information Sessions Uniforms School Counsellor Parent Committees and canteen Speech Pathologist Optometrist Helping your child with reading in class and at home
Transition Program Parent Information Sessions School Orientation and ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ for students and parents 4 classroom sessions 10:00am – 11:15am held over 4 weeks Information sessions for parents Opportunities to purchase school uniforms Meet school staff and other parents
General Information about Bonnells Bay Public School Current enrolment of 370 children 14 classes Classes organised into Stages Kindergarten is Early Stage 1 Years 1 & 2 – Stage 1 Years 3 & 4 – Stage 2 Years 5 & 6 – Stage 3
Bonnells Bay Public School offers
Educational opportunities in English Mathematics Science & Technology Human Society and its Environment Creative Arts PD / Health / PE
Dedicated and caring teaching staff Principal Assistant Principals Classroom teachers Librarian RFF teachers Specialist support staff for learning assistance Reading Recovery for some Year 1 students School Counsellor (1 day per week)
Well – resourced library
Networked computers in all classes and a computer lab Programs to enhance teaching / learning programs
Classroom Interactive Whiteboards
Fixed play equipment suitable for all students Kindergarten and Stage 1 play equipment Primary play equipment
Sun Protection Policy
Healthy canteen menu and class fruit break time
Extra activities our school offers National competitions in English, Writing, Maths, Science and Computers Premier’s Reading Challenge StarStruck Dance lessons and performances Choirs Participation in Performing Arts Festivals Bi-annual Whole School musical performance Guitar lessons Sporting teams at gala days
Kindergarten children performing at our School Performance in 2008
Parent involvement School Canteen P & C Classroom helpers 3 way conferences with child, parents, teacher Special environmental and cultural days School discos Sports carnivals
Student Wellbeing Tell a teacher if there is a problem
Best Start Kindergarten Assessment Information for communities and staff
Who will be involved? All Kindergarten students in public schools.
What is the Assessment for? To provide information that supports teachers in meeting students’ individual learning needs; To provide parents and caregivers with feedback on what their child can do, and how they can best support their child’s learning; and To assist the monitoring of student learning throughout the school years.
What will be assessed? Student’s school entry skills and understandings in literacy and numeracy Critical aspects in each area, as determined by research
How does it links to the Early Stage 1 English and Mathematics syllabuses? All aspects to be assessed are critical parts of the English and Mathematics syllabuses
What are the critical aspects of literacy to be assessed? Reading text Writing Speaking Comprehension Concepts about print Phonics Phonemic Awareness
What are the critical aspects of numeracy to be assessed? Counting (numeral recognition and forward number word sequences) Counting as a problem solving process Pattern recognition
How will the Assessment be implemented? Classroom teachers will observe and record student responses Tasks will be completed individually.
What are students asked to do during the Best Start Literacy Assessment? Teachers ask a series of questions to gather information about children’s early literacy knowledge.
For example: To assess a child’s understanding of a text read to them, the teacher may ask the student to retell what happened in the story in their own words.
What are students asked to do during the Best Start Numeracy Assessment? Teachers ask a series of questions to gather information about children’s initial mathematical knowledge.
For example: To see how far a child can correctly count, the teacher may ask them to start counting. The child will be asked to stop when the teacher gets a sense of how well they can count.
How will student assessment information be communicated to parents and caregivers? Parents and carers will receive clear, accessible feedback on: their child’s learning at school entry next steps in the learning process how to support their child’s learning.
Starting next year School staff return Friday 27th January Stages 1,2 & 3 return Monday 30th January Kindergarten ‘Best Start’ individual interviews to be held over 4 days - approximately 40 minutes each child Tuesday 31 January to Thursday 2 February inclusive All Kindergarten students begin full-time on Monday 6 th February 2011 at 10.00am. Finish at 3.00pm on first day only. Best Start interview date and time advised by mail in Term 4, 2011
The first day Monday 6 th February 2011 Start at 10:00am in the School Hall Go with your child to the classroom to settle him / her in Pick your child up at front or back gate at 3.00pm
After the first day Bring your child to the classroom between 9:15am and 9:30am each day for the first full week The teacher will be in the room to meet you both Say “good-bye” as soon as your child is settled
Afternoon Dismissal Kindergarten students dismissed at 3:30pm from Tuesday 7thFebruary Kindergarten students are dismissed at: Back Gate or Front Gate by Kindergarten staff Back gate Front gate
Afternoon dismissal after Week 1 Children dismissed at 3:30pm Kindergarten staff supervise dismissal from Front Gate and Back Gate for first few weeks. Front gateBack gate
Important times First day of school 10:00am in Hall For the second day go to classroom between 9:15am and 9:30am From Week 4 onwards, line up with bag under the Covered Outdoor Learning Area (COLA) on bell at 9:30am Lunch time is 11:30am Recess time is 2.20pm Finish time for first day is 3.00pm From Tuesday 7 th February onwards, finish at 3:30pm
Next Transition session Thursday 13 th October 10:00am – 11:15am Children and parents together Tour of the school with a Mad Hat display. Stories and Songs Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (bring lunch and a picnic rug – and Wear a crazy hat!)
Transition to School Program Tuesday 18th October 2011 Thursday 27 th October 2011 Tuesday 1 st November 2011 Thursday 10 th November 2011