“Let’s Talk About Mindfulness” on 28 Nov,8am-9:30 am at LLAC with Cathy Ziengs, MBSR Teacher, Mindfulness Facilitator.
What? How? Why? are mindfulness concepts and practices being introduced into school communities to enhance well-being for the students, the teachers and how can parents engage in this learning space too?Please wear something comfortable, Cathy will have you do some practices – lots of fun, lots of access to the learning.
This week we will be practising our Shelter Drill. We will be explaining to the children that just as we sometimes practice fire drills so that we’ll know what to do in case there is a fire, we are now going to practice staying inside to protect us from any trouble outside the classroom. Should questions arise about why we would need to do this, we will make sure we use age appropriate responses. When the announcement is made that a shelter Drill is in place we will ask the children to come and sit down in a corner of the room whilst we read a story very quietly.
Does your child find everyday tasks challenging? Are they distracted by touch/sounds/lights? Do they find it challenging to sit still for a short while? These are just some of the symptoms which might stand out to you. In this parenting talk on November 15 from 8am-9:30 am in the LLAC, Lorena Kastner will provide an understanding of SPD and strategies for you to understand and assist your child. RSVP here.
Emotional resilience refers to a person’s ability to adapt, manage and overcome stressful situations. A child who is emotionally resilient is better equipped to cope with adversity and recover from hardship. Fortunately, emotional resilience can be fostered and nurtured and in this parenting talk, Dr Ying Kan will share the latest research on emotional resilience and suggest practical strategies to support your child. Join us Wednesday, October 18 from 12:30-2:00pm in the LLAC Lobby. RSVP here.
Thank you for signing up for a session to observe your child’s engagement in our programme. A parent observation checklist will be provided to help guide you in your observations. If you would like to have a look at this prior to your observation session, it can be found here.We will use this checklist as a starting point for our learning conversations that will take place in early November. Due to classroom space as well as distractions to the children, we request that only one parent per family attend these sessions.
Assessment is an integral part of the Early Years Teaching and Learning Programme and feedback is continuous. Reporting on student progress includes: portfolios (Seesaw), anecdotal notes, informal conversations and more formal conferences.
We recognise the importance of maintaining our partnership with you, the parents, in order to communicate effectively regarding your individual child’s development and learning.
In order to facilitate this, during the month of October you are invited to attend an observation session here at school, during which you will have the opportunity to observe your child’s engagement in the programme and take some notes. Due to classroom space as well as distractions to the children, we request that only one parent per family attend these sessions. A parent observation checklist will be provided to help guide you in your observations.
The google form for sign up is now on your class blog. Please sign up at your earliest convenience and contact your class teacher if you are experiencing any difficulty.
Following on from the observations, our Learning Conversations (parent/teacher conferences) will be scheduled for 3rd and 6th November. Please note: there will be no classes on these days and students do not attend this conference. This is a time for parents and teachers to discuss our observations of your child’s learning and development. The sign up sheets are linked below.
To respect others’ privacy, we ask parents NOT to share class or group posts in Seesaw (multiple students) on social media or publicly. If the post is individual and only has your own child involved then we leave any decision about sharing to the parent’s discretion. Thank you for your cooperation with this important protection of privacy.