Jumbunna 25th March 2021

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A Message from Ken and Lisa

Visitors and School Events

A reminder that all visitors to the school must sign in. As part of the Covid safe requirements, any one attending on-site for longer than 15 minutes must sign in so we have a record in the event that Covid tracing needs to occur. To make this easier if you are here to attend an event such as the Easter Bonnet Parade next Thursday morning or assembly, we have created a QR code to sign in so you do not have to sign in at the office. The QR codes will be displayed around the grounds where the event is occurring and we ask that all visitors sign in using this code. Thank you for your cooperation with this.

Lost Property

A reminder to please ensure that all of your child’s clothing and belongings are named so we can easily return them if lost. We now have a clothing rack that will hold any unnamed items. Every Friday afternoon, the lost property tubs will be checked and all unnamed items will be placed on the clothing rack. This will be placed in the undercover area outside the general office each day. If your child has lost an item of clothing that does not have their name on it, please check the clothing rack.

New Staff Member

We are excited to announce that Ms Nicole Buchanan will be replacing Mr Akeroyd for the remainder of the year. Ms Buchanan is an experienced teacher who has come highly recommended.

We look forward to Ms Buchanan joining our team.

Riding to School

Whilst we are delighted to see so many of our students riding their bikes to school, I have had another parent approach me about a near miss on Bondi Rd with several of our students.

Although I have spoken to all our students about road rules and road safety, this important message need to be reinforced at home.

Please take the time to talk to your child about these vital issues if they are riding to school.

Managing anxiety before it becomes a problem

by Michael Grose

The president of Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) recently highlighted the enormity of the anxiety problem that children are facing. A survey of primary schools across Australia conducted by the APPA showed that 80% of school leaders regard anxiety as a significant issue for children.

Research shows that childhood anxiety left unmanaged will almost certainly re emerge, highlighting the importance of early detection and management of anxiety. Parents, as first responders, play an important role by minimising the impact of stressful moments before they lead to full-blown anxiety. Here’s how they can help.

Recognise anxiety triggers

Recognising the events that trigger anxiety is the first step in helping a child to manage their stress. Rapid or unpredictable change, new social situations, unfamiliar events and difficult experiences are the most common anxiety stressors for kids.

Know how it shows

Stress and anxiety show in many ways however most children display anxiety behaviours that are unique to them. Typically, anxiety shows through physical signs such as chest pains, nausea and headaches. Anxiety can be observed through behavioural clues such as avoidance of activities, aggression, concentration difficulties and constant fiddling and movement. Worrying, overthinking and catastrophising are also common in children who experience anxiety. Knowing how anxiety shows in your child will alert you to respond appropriately with support and understanding.

Give kids tools to manage their states

Once anxiety is experienced it never truly disappears. It’s always there in the background. Anxiety needs managing so kids can get on with their lives rather than become overwhelmed by stress and worry. Providing children with tools to manage their thinking, emotional and physical states prevents anxiety from becoming debilitating. Management tools such as deep breathing, mindfulness and exercise as well as techniques to help kids distance themselves from their anxiety-inducing thoughts help them minimise the impact of stress.

Help them understand how anxiety works

Children who understand what happens in their brains and bodies when they are stressed are better able to manage their anxious states. Providing children with a thorough knowledge of how anxiety works and how it shows empowers them to push their worries into the background while they get on with their lives. Managing anxiety takes practice, but it’s absolutely essential if children are to flourish rather than become overwhelmed by stress and worry.

In closing

Stress and anxiety have accelerated with the impact of the pandemic. The growing rate of anxiety is no one’s fault, however it does mean that parents need to become more knowledgeable about how anxiety works, how it shows and how you can help your children.

Visitors and School Events

A reminder that all visitors to the school must sign in. As part of the Covid safe requirements, any one attending on-site for longer than 15 minutes must sign in so we have a record in the event that Covid tracing needs to occur. To make this easier if you are here to attend an event such as the Easter Bonnet Parade next Thursday morning or assembly, we have created a QR code to sign in so you do not have to sign in at the office. The QR codes will be displayed around the grounds where the event is occurring and we ask that all visitors sign in using this code. Thank you for your cooperation with this.

 

Lost Property

A reminder to please ensure that all of your child’s clothing and belongings are named so we can easily return them if lost. We now have a clothing rack that will hold any unnamed items. Every Friday afternoon, the lost property tubs will be checked and all unnamed items will be placed on the clothing rack. This will be placed in the undercover area outside the general office each day. If your child has lost an item of clothing that does not have their name on it, please check the clothing rack.

New Staff Member

We are excited to announce that Ms Nicole Buchanan will be replacing Mr Akeroyd for the remainder of the year. Ms Buchanan is an experienced teacher who has come highly recommended.

We look forward to Ms Buchanan joining our team.

Riding to School

Whilst we are delighted to see so many of our students riding their bikes to school, I have had another parent approach me about a near miss on Bondi Rd with several of our students.

Although I have spoken to all our students about road rules and road safety, this important message need to be reinforced at home.

Please take the time to talk to your child about these vital issues if they are riding to school.

Managing anxiety before it becomes a problem

by Michael Grose

The president of Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) recently highlighted the enormity of the anxiety problem that children are facing. A survey of primary schools across Australia conducted by the APPA showed that 80% of school leaders regard anxiety as a significant issue for children.

Research shows that childhood anxiety left unmanaged will almost certainly re emerge, highlighting the importance of early detection and management of anxiety. Parents, as first responders, play an important role by minimising the impact of stressful moments before they lead to full-blown anxiety. Here’s how they can help.

Recognise anxiety triggers

Recognising the events that trigger anxiety is the first step in helping a child to manage their stress. Rapid or unpredictable change, new social situations, unfamiliar events and difficult experiences are the most common anxiety stressors for kids.

Know how it shows

Stress and anxiety show in many ways however most children display anxiety behaviours that are unique to them. Typically, anxiety shows through physical signs such as chest pains, nausea and headaches. Anxiety can be observed through behavioural clues such as avoidance of activities, aggression, concentration difficulties and constant fiddling and movement. Worrying, overthinking and catastrophising are also common in children who experience anxiety. Knowing how anxiety shows in your child will alert you to respond appropriately with support and understanding.

Give kids tools to manage their states

Once anxiety is experienced it never truly disappears. It’s always there in the background. Anxiety needs managing so kids can get on with their lives rather than become overwhelmed by stress and worry. Providing children with tools to manage their thinking, emotional and physical states prevents anxiety from becoming debilitating. Management tools such as deep breathing, mindfulness and exercise as well as techniques to help kids distance themselves from their anxiety-inducing thoughts help them minimise the impact of stress.

Help them understand how anxiety works

Children who understand what happens in their brains and bodies when they are stressed are better able to manage their anxious states. Providing children with a thorough knowledge of how anxiety works and how it shows empowers them to push their worries into the background while they get on with their lives. Managing anxiety takes practice, but it’s absolutely essential if children are to flourish rather than become overwhelmed by stress and worry.

In closing

Stress and anxiety have accelerated with the impact of the pandemic. The growing rate of anxiety is no one’s fault, however it does mean that parents need to become more knowledgeable about how anxiety works, how it shows and how you can help your children.

regards

Ken & Lisa

Dates to remember

Term 1 2021

Fri 23/3            P&F Meeting 9am
Fri 29/3            Easter Raffle donations & tickets due
Wed 31/3         School Council AGM
Thurs 1/4         Easter Bonnet Parade 9:15am Basketball Court
Thurs 1/4         Easter Raffle drawn
Thur 1/4           Last day of Term 1 - students dismissed at 2:30pm
Sun 11/4          Farmers' Market Prep

Term 2 2021

Mon 19/4         Term 2 begins at 9am
Tues 20/4         Grade 5/6 Camp
Wed 21/4         Grade 5/6 Camp
Thurs 22/4       Grade 5/6 Camp
Fri 23/4           Grade 5/6 Camp
Tues 4/5          District Cross Country
Sun 9/5           Farmers' Market Yr 5/6
Fri 21/5           Curriculum Day - student free day
Mon 7/6           Grade 1/2 Swimming Lessons
Tues 8/6          Grade 1/2 Swimming Lessons
Wed 9/6           Grade 1/2 Swimming Lessons
Thurs 10/6       Grade 1/2 Swimming Lessons
Fri 11/6           Grade 1/2 Swimming Lessons
Tues 15/6         Grade 1/2 Swimming Lessons
Wed 16/6         Grade 1/2 Swimming Lessons
Thurs 17/6       Grade 1/2 Swimming Lessons
Sun 13/6          Farmers' Market Yr 3/4
Fri 25/6            Last day of Term 2 - students dismissed 2:30pm
Sun 11/7          Farmers' Market Yr 1/2

Term 3 2021

Sun 8/8          Farmers' Market Yr Prep
Fri 3/9             District Athletics
Sun 12/9         Farmers' Market Year 5/6

Term 4 2021

Sun 10/10       Farmers' Market  Pre-School
14/11             Farmers' Marke   TBC
12/12             Farmers' Market  TBC
    

Easter Bonnet Parade

Bonbeach News

“On Monday 22nd March we celebrated Harmony Day. Altogether we raised $521.45. The money was donated to Variety Children’s Charity. This charity supports Victorian kids and families who are facing many challenges through sickness, disadvantage or living with special needs. Thanks everyone for your kind donations.

Charli and Reece – on behalf of the JSC”



 

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