ADMIN MATTERS

WOOLWORTHS EARN AND LEARN IS BACK

Starting on Wednesday 26 July, anyone from our school community who shops at Woolworths can collect stickers for our students. This has been very successful in the past and we look forward to being involved again!

 

Lost Property

Please take the time, prior to the coming break, to have a look through items which are located in the trolley in the BER building (just inside the double glass entry doors) and tubs in the Pavilion. Please remember to name all your child’s items as this makes it so much easier to return.

 

CSEF

A reminder to all those holding a valid means tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF.  The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions, or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.  The annual amount for primary school students is $125 per child.

Parent applications for 2017 close Friday 23 June (for those who may have not applied).

 

SOCIAL MEDIA AND CHILDREN

Social media has grown dramatically over the last few years. App developers recognize the power of social media and are including it in their applications. So now children are being encouraged to engage in social media through their games along with mainstream social media apps like Google+ and Facebook. The challenge for us as parents and educators is to ensure our children use the internet safely. The school strongly advises that primary aged children do not use social media as it is a very difficult environment for young people to navigate. We also encourage parents to directly supervise their children using the internet. There are some simple strategies that seem to work quite well: specifying spaces in your home where children can go on the internet; parents maintaining control of iTunes account by keeping the password secret; parents controlling which apps are allowed on devices; parents randomly checking apps being used by their children; and ongoing discussions about what is safe and unsafe behaviours on the internet. 

 

2017/2018 ENTERTAINMENT BOOK

2015 / 16 Books have now expired.  If you would like to see 'what's inside' see the link on the school’s website for the Geelong and Melbourne books. Geelong Books are available to purchase from the Office 

Pay online at http://www.entbook.com.au/113162u