Term 2 commences 15th April

I can hardly believe we are at the end of Term 1 and almost in April. Our Preps have completed 48 days of school, Year 3 and Year 5 have NAPLAN behind them, we have celebrated Pancake Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Harmony Day, we are well into The Resilience Project, we have had Parent Teacher Interviews, two parent nights (Behaveability and Welcome to 2024), Year 1 visited Sea Life at Mooloolaba, and Interschool Sport commenced for Year 5 and Year 6 to name a few things that have been going on.

It was wonderful to see so many parents book Parent Teacher Interviews with teachers this week. Turning up and demonstrating an interest in your child’s academic achievement shows your children you value their learning, and you value school. Thank you for making the effort to book interviews and come along.

I wish you all a wonderful Easter and break from school routines. Remember school holidays are the time for children to rest. They do not need to be entertained each day. They need the opportunity to sleep in and do nothing, so their bodies get the rest they need.

In our world of instant gratification, it is good to teach our kids how to be bored and what it is like to have to entertain themselves away from screens. I did hear from a parent recently who has taken her children off screens (iPads), that the difference in the children has been quite extraordinary. They sleep better, their behaviour is better at school and at home, they are more willing to follow instructions and their mood is positive. Instead of opting for screens, walk to a local park, build a cubby, play in the yard, do some gardening, read a book​, write a book, play a board game, do some craft, or cook a meal. These are all things you can engage children in during the break away from theme parks, screens and activities that can be physically and mentally exhausting for children. These types of activities also involve discussion. You can never talk too much to children!

We look forward to welcoming back well rested children on the 15th April.

Warmest regards and blessings for a safe break.

Alish Conley