On Monday 29th February, the Year 5 and 6 classes were treated to a thought-provoking performance that presented ways we can manage our emotions when under pressure, without resorting to physical aggression. The idea that it is not only against the law to be violent towards others, but threatening other people is regarded as a type of abuse. After watching the performance, we came up with some helpful strategies to help ourselves and our our peers deal with situations we may find ourselves in when feeling angry or upset.
Some of our ideas included:
Telling a trusted adult
Doing something we love, to take our mind off the matter
Going for a walk
Taking some deep breaths
Looking at things positively
There were a handful of lucky prize winners after question time who received a football to take home, but we all came away with some excellent strategies to keep us safe and help us to use our emotions in the most positive way we can.
All in all another great opportunity for some valuable reflection time!
All children preparing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, First Eucharist or Confirmation in 2016 are required to attend one of theParish Sacramental Commitment Masses.
These masses will be celebrated, starting this weekend, over the weekends of the 5 & 6 March and the 12 & 13 March 2016. Saturday evening mass begins at 6.30pm with Sunday masses being held at 7.15am, 9am and 5pm.
When you arrive at one of these masses, please make sure you have your name ticked off by one of the teachers or catechists who will be waiting in the foyer. If you haven’t already brought in your Enrolment Form, you can bring it to one of the Commitment Masses.
Attached below is a copy of the ceremony that will take place. All masses will have the ceremony on overheads.
If you can assist please let the Office know what you can provide and drop items into the office when you are next free. Thank you!
Likewise, if you have any little trinkets or dinky toys in excellent condition, or mini pencils, stationery,etc that might make a good surprise for the filled jars we would love to get some more of these things too please!
We are also needing card tables for the cafe.
If you can assist, please email both the Office and myself asap:
As you know our school is a very big supporter of EATING and DRINKING HEALTHY, KEEPING PHYSICALLY ACTIVE and GETTING ENOUGH GOOD SLEEP.
We give daily encouragement to children to make SMART, INFORMED CHOICES in regard to what they are eating; we run the DAILYCRUNCH and SIP program; we post reminders for parents about PACKING HEALTHY LUNCH BOXES; we use our school HEALTH PROGRAM to promote making educated food choices, we offer healthy P&F recess and lunch choices 1-2 times a term and birthday celebrations and class rewards here at school don’t involve food treats.
At the FETE on Sunday the 20th March however, we will be selling some foods and drinks that are clearly understood to be ‘every now and then’ or, ‘once in a blue moon‘ type of food and drink, because of the high sugar content. These include: lollies, fairy floss and soft drink.
We strongly advise sitting down and talking to your school aged children prior to the fete about how they spend their money and what your family expectations are around the purchase of foods and drinks that are for sale. Clearly whether you allow your child to buy one of these items is a decision to be made by you and your family, however whenever a sugary food or drink is eaten, best practice and dental advice in regard to avoiding dental cavities involves
drinking a glass of plain water straight afterwards
and then cleaning teeth well 10-15 mins after this, (or as soon as possible).
Parents, we advise that little children pre-school age should be steered away from the sweets area of the fete altogether.
Packing a toothbrush is a really good idea! 🙂
Please keep lollies and sweet drinks as a ‘once in a blue moon’ offering for children rather than a regular part of their daily diet.
On Tuesday 16 February, the Year Five and Six classes attended an excursion to Parliament House in Perth. The purpose of this excursion was to allow students to have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of what ‘democracy’ is all about and to understand their role as active citizens who are able to vote and make decisions about issues affecting their lives.
The students had the opportunity to visit Parliament House where they learned about the Upper and Lower House. They also participated in a workshop on the three levels of government which supported them to identify the roles and responsibilities of the three levels of government in Australia: federal, state and local.
In another workshop, we participated in a ‘hands on’ activity which reinforced the importance of the voting process and the laws associated with this privilege.
Learning about the importance of voting.
Shelby has her vote!
Roseanne explains voting to us.
Getting busy with our voting!
Time to relax.
Photo with the local member Canning Vale – Peter Avetz.
Learning all about the three levels of government.