Welcome to Prep Green 2014 Contact details Morning messages (immediate) = Communication book in Home Folder Arranging meetings or for less urgent matters = [email protected] Class weebly = www. stpiusprepgreen.weebly.com Parent Handbook School office = ph. 3267 7306 Pastoral Care Parent Tina Storey (Tully’s mum) Social events, welcome new students etc. Drop off/Pick up procedure Starting next week (Mon 10th Feb) students will be dropped to the assembly area. Teacher on duty at 8.15am. If you need to drop your child before 8am – I suggest Before School Care. Music will sound and all students sit in our line with hats and bags on. We say our goodbyes at that point. Teachers will bring them back to the room and we unpack. If you arrive late, you must go through the office. Online roll prevents classroom arrivals. Picking up early – Go to office first and we send child there. If Pick up arrangements are different please write a note in Communication book. Children and parents are not to be in classrooms without teachers. Mondays – Staff Prayer. Wednesday – Staff meeting. Settling If your child is having trouble settling: Please drop them off, give one cuddle and leave. We know its hard but call and ask if they’ve settled. In the afternoons if you’re here early, we’d really appreciate it if you could be mindful that it is still learning time for the children. Waiting on the grassed area and not on the walkway is best. What to bring Home folder must go to and from school each day. Hat and water bottle Snack in a separate container clearly named. Healthy snack only – cheese, fruit, yoghurt etc. MT and Lunch- keep it simple! Insulated lunch boxes will not go in the fridge. Ice bricks work well. *Please remember spoons Library bag each Wednesday Spare clothes (just in case!) LABEL EVERYTHING!!!!!! Health Alerts We have a child with Anaphylaxis. School policy is currently that no child should bring any foods to school that contain nuts. If it states “May contain traces…” please let your child know that they need to tell us that they have this. Sunscreen needs to be applied to students before school and they can bring some in their bag. Just let us know if you want us to remind them. Helping out in Prep Term 1: No parent help to allow children to settle into routines. Term 2: Reading Eggs Term 3: Reading Term 4: Christmas craft Volunteer in Tuckshop Tuckshop Start in Week 4 – Friday 21st Feb Be careful of what you order as they only have eating time (10-15mins) to get through it. No Tuckshop on swimming days. Swimming Term 1: Weeks 8,9 & 10 No Tuckshop on these days In separate bag please bring: Towel, togs, Cap, sun-shirt, thongs & goggles (optional) Term 4: Whole term Prep Splash & Swim Behavioural Expectations 4 new school rules: Be a learner, Be respectful, Be safe, Be responsible. Super Stars Step system Prep Life Overview, timetable and Show & Tell guide in handout and also on Weebly. Play time: Preps only Eating time: transitioning to eat with rest of the school Year 6/7 buddies Curriculum Australian curriculum www.australiancurriculum.edu.au How we learn: play, investigate, focussed teaching, real life experiences, routines and transitions. English, Mathematics, Religion, Science, History (Australian Curriculum) HPE, The Arts, Technology (EYG) Homework Term 2: Home readers and Sight words Term 3 & 4: Home readers, Sight words and Soundwaves book. Real life tasks such as cooking, cutting out pictures from magazines/newspapers with the sound of the week Preparing for Show and Tell Reporting Portfolio of work and assessment End of term 1 – Parent/teacher meeting End of Term 2 – Semester One report Term 3 – Optional Parent/Teacher End of Term 4 – Semester Two Report Questions??