Opening Prayer Dear God, We thank You for the gift of our children to raise and teach, their lives to share, their minds to help mould, their bodies to nurture, and their spirits to enrich. Let us never betray their trust, dampen their hopes or discourage their dreams.
Opening Prayer Help us, dear God, to help these precious children become all You mean them to be. Let Your grace and love fall on them like gentle breezes and give them inner strength, peace and patience for the journey ahead. We make this prayer, through Christ Our Lord Amen.
2014 Primary Student Leaders Nicholas Vermeulen and Anugi Perera
Marymede Catholic College, South Morang is a Catholic faith community which aspires, in the way of Mary, to give students a passion for life, a love of learning and a determination to be of service to others. VISION STATEMENT
Prep Teaching Team Prep Year Level Coordinator Primary Teaching and Learning Team Student Services Department (Psychologist, Counsellor, Nurse) Head of Primary and Student Services Key Personnel
PREP CLASSES 2015 5 × Prep Classes located in Prep House You will receive a letter indicating: Pastoral Group Pastoral Teacher Prep Homeroom Parent Teacher Online login and password
Day Time Orientation – Thursday 23 October 2014 A-K only = 9.15 – 10.45 L-Z only = 12.00 – 1.30 Twilight Orientation – Wednesday 26 November 2014 A-Z = 4.00 – 5.00PM Where: Prep House 2015 PREP STUDENT ORIENTATION
MEET THE TEACHER DAYS 2015 Friday 30 January Monday 2 February Students are to wear their full College uniform Students need to bring their books in their school bag You can take photographs of your child if you wish Each family needs to book an appointment via the P/T on-line system
Tues 3 Feb - 9.00 – 1.00 - A-K ONLY Wed 4 Feb - 9.00 – 1.00 - L-Z ONLY Thur 5 Feb - 9.00 – 1.00 - ALL PREPS Fri 6 Feb - 9.00 – 1.00 - ALL PREPS PREP FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL 2015
FEBRUARY 2015 From 9 February all students attend on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Do not attend on Wednesdays in February Monday8.45 – 3.15All Preps Tuesday8.45 – 3.15All Preps WednesdayNO SCHOOL (by appointment only) Thursday8.45 – 3.15All Preps Friday8.45 – 3.15All Preps From 2 March all Preps attend all day every day
LITERACY & NUMERACY ASSESSMENTS Literacy and Numeracy Assessments for Prep students will be held on Wed 11 Feb or Wed 18 Feb or Wed 25 Feb Each family will need to book one appointment via the P/T On-line system You will receive a letter indicating your login and password
Early Years Laying the Foundations In these years the curriculum focuses on developing the fundamental knowledge, skills and behaviors in literacy and numeracy and other areas including physical capacities which underpin all future learning
CURRICULUM AREAS English Mathematics Religious Education Inquiry Health & Wellbeing Physical Education and Sport Visual and Performing Arts Italian
LEARNING ENHANCEMENT Department within the College that coordinates support for students with additional or special needs.
LEARNING ENHANCEMENT ‘ Special needs’ includes students with intellectual or physical disabilities, social or emotional disorders, language disorders, vision or hearing impairment or chronic health or medical issues These students are eligible for funding from Australian Government
LEARNING ENHANCEMENT ‘Additional needs’ includes students who need extra support in the areas of learning, behavior and social or emotional challenges. These students are not funded, but are monitored and receive support through the Student Services Department.
LEARNING ENHANCEMENT Program Support Group meetings – meeting with parent/s, Teacher, Head of Student Services and other support staff to discuss, monitor and review a student with additional or special needs Individual Learning Plan: strategic intervention to support a student with additional or special needs.
COLLEGE NURSE 1. Provides first aid to all students at the College. 2. Can administer medication to students (with parent’s permission). 3. Works closely with the Student Services Department in order to support students with health issues such as diabetes, asthma, anaphylaxis and epilepsy. 4. Current management plans are crucial. 5. Parents must inform College Nurse promptly if a student has a health issue.
Students are to wear full College uniform Term 1 & 4 = Summer Uniform (including hats) Term 2 & 3 = Winter Uniform Sports Uniform and runners on sports and physical education days only Guild Colors for Guild days and events PLEASE LABEL ALL BELONGINGS COLLEGE UNIFORM
Attendance at College Liturgies, Assemblies, Special Events such as the Fete Working Bees Work in Library Managing Junior School Home Reading Training and volunteering as a Classroom Helper in Literacy and/or Numeracy Member of the Parents and Friends Association PARENT PARTICIPATION
PARENT VOLUNTEERS All Classroom Helper volunteers require a Working with Children Check www.justice.vic.gov.au/workingwi thchildren Information Line 1300 652 879
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES Parent Access Module Care Monkey School Stream Features Parent Teacher Online
College Newsletter available on College Website every fortnight, College Facebook Pastoral Teacher is your first point of contact Contact the Prep Year Level Coordinator Contact the Head of Primary School Don’t indulge in or take as fact ‘car park gossip’ ! COMMUNICATION