Families will soon be invited to attend Parent Teacher Interviews in Week 10. I encourage you to connect with your child's classroom teacher during this process. The interviews are an excellent opportunity for a relaxed discussion about supporting the children in their ongoing improvement. The teachers may present a selection of the child's work that reflects some of the work covered across the semester, provide feedback on the child's learning strengths, identify challenges and discuss next steps for student learning. The aim is to have an insightful, honest conversation that guides supportive learning growth.
This Friday is a Pupil Free Day. Most of our staff will be at the Rockhampton Leagues Club participating in the second day of training on the Berry Street Education Model (BSEM.) This professional development focuses on meeting the educational needs of learners with a Trauma-Informed Positive Education perspective. BSEM creates strength-based classrooms where children feel safe, have predictable routines and are challenged to have the stamina for academic growth. Students learn about themselves and how they learn, how to be ready to learn and strategies to support themselves when triggered or dysregulated.
The Lost Property trolley is overflowing! Most items are not named or have past student names on them. We are getting many reports from families about missing hats and jumpers that are named. Please check your child's uniforms and school bags for items that may have been taken home by mistake.
Have a great week.