Term 4 is our "grand final" run to the end of the year. Students will be culminating a year's worth of learning this term. As parents you can contribute to your child's development by asking some simple questions each week:
1. What did you learn today?
2. How did you go?
3. What did you do if you don't understand?
4. How can you improve your learning?
5. What are you most proud of?
Your child will more than likely try to give one word answers like "okay" or "don't know". I encourage you to keep trying and get your child to provide more depth to their answers. Simply recapping their day is an effective way for students to cement their learning.
You don't need to have any specific knowledge of the curriculum to be able to ask these questions. Your role isn't to explain the work, just get your child to talk about the work. The school has homework club after school Monday, Wednesday and Thursday where students can ask specific questions to get extra help for free (we even feed them!).
My first priority as principal is to ensure students are safe at school. Safe from harassment, violence and illicit substances. I have issued serious consequences to students who have not respected the physical and emotional safety of others and will continue to do so.