Student Welfare Student welfare is a high priority at our school. You Can Do It Confidence Persistence Organisation Getting Along Resilience Support Services Speech Guidance officer Counseling Peer Mediators Buddies Principal’s Value of the Month Aussie of the Month BOUNCE BACK
School Times Children can arrive to school at 8.30 with classes starting at 8.45am. There is no teacher supervision until 8.30am. Session Times 8:45 – 10:45 10:45 – 11:15 – Recess 11:15 – 1:10 1:10 – 1:20 Lunch eating time 1:20 – 2:15 Lunch play 2:15 – 3:15 End of school day Before and after school care is available. Out of School Hours Care enrolment forms should be completed prior to the start of the school year.
Communication Student Diaries Three-way conferences/interviews School Records – emergency contacts, asthma Mitchat – weekly newsletter Meet the Teacher Evening. Parents are encouraged to attend their classroom information evening held early in Term 1.
School Uniforms SUMMER Girls – shorts, school dress, white / bottle green polo shirt Boys – shorts, white / bottle green polo shirt A bottle green Sunsmart hat - Term 1 and 4. Bottle green bomber jacket or windcheater WINTER Girls bootleg bottle green tracksuit pants Boys – track pants (reinforced knee or plain) White/bottle green skivvy or long-sleeved polo shirt, Bottle green vest – (polar fleece) Girls – tartan skirt or pinafore, black tights (optional) (order item – winter) All children are required to wear black leather shoes. white/bottle green socks A school bag, which matches the school uniform is available from the Uniform Shop. Ear studs, sleepers and watches are the only jewellery permitted. Make-up is not to be worn. Hair Policy – It is strongly suggested that hair be worn tied back. Winter uniform
2011 Term Dates Term 1 Friday 4 th February– Friday 8 th April Preps begin on Monday 7 th February Term 2 Wednesday 27 th April - Friday 1 st July Term 3 Monday 18 th July to Friday 21 st September Term 4 Monday 10 th October to Friday 22 nd December
Extra Curricular Activities OzInterbiz – ICT skills University of New South Wales Competitions Grade 3 - 6 Camps Grade 3 – 6 Interschool Sport Grade 5 - 6 Participation in School Choir Junior School Council Tournament of the Minds Traffic Safety Excursions Ricketts Point Excursion School Crossing Lesson
Extra Curricular activities for Preps Swimming and water safety program - Term 4 Religious Education Book Club and school banking Fire Education in Schools Program After school tennis lessons Junior School Council PMP – Perceptual Motor Program - Gymbaroo Performances / Excursions Last day – Fun Day! Prep-2 Music groups Prep-2 Gardening club
Specialist Classes Library Indonesian Physical Education Art Music
Learning Technologies Computer Laboratories Senior School Junior School Digital cameras, flip cameras, scanners Web cam, interactive whiteboards Robotics equipment for student use across the school –Logi-blocks, Robotics, Fischer Technics Bee-Bot Intel UMPC Aspire UMPC Robotics Bee-Bot Junior Lab
iPads Individualised learning technology Literacy and numeracy learning tailored to meet each child’s needs. Engaging and fun learning
What it means to be a Prep child. Children in Prep participate in a highly interactive and “hands on” program. Early Years Literacy and Numeracy programs are an important part of each day. Literacy Mathematics Literacy
Getting ready for the first day Is my child ready for school? We take account of your child’s needs. Physical Emotional Social Intellectual Transition Days Orientation Day - Tuesday 7th December 8.45am - 10.15am Together we plan programs to meet your child’s needs.
What can you do with your child to prepare for the first day at school? Give your child the freedom to be independent. Celebrate when your child says, “I can do it myself.” Establish a routine with a set bedtime to ensure your child gets enough sleep. Include a bedtime story every night. REMEMBER TO NAME EVERYTHING !
The First Day at School Prep. children begin school on Monday 7 th February. You will receive information in the mail which will include the starting time for your child for their first day. Children should be collected from their classrooms at 1.15 p.m. for all of February. Out of School Hours Care will be available from 1.15 p.m. Please contact the coordinator by Monday 7th December to reserve a place for your child. As from Monday 28 th February, children will attend school full time. 8.45 a.m. – 3.15 p.m. FIRST DAY PHOTO
Every child starting school is assessed so that your child’s teacher can plan a program that best caters for their individual needs. 1.On line English Interview 2.Early Years Numeracy Interview You will be notified of the appointment time for your child. (Commencing Monday 7 th February) Prep Entry Assessment Procedures
Prep Teddy Bear’s Picnic When? Saturday 12 th February (Weather Permitting) Where? Halliday Park Time? 11.30am BYO food, drinks, seats and of course a soft toy
MITCHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL Thank you for your attendance tonight.