Student Wellbeing Leader Role

Due to a decision made by DECD, the name of the counsellor has been changed state-wide. The role remains the same, however counsellors will now be known as Student Wellbeing Leaders in all schools.

At East Marden Primary School the Student Wellbeing Leader continues to take a leading role in developing and maintaining a school climate aimed at improving outcomes for students.  The majority of the Student Wellbeing Leader’s work is through implementing a proactive and preventative framework.  Our current framework is based on the PERMA + model

Helping your child with Maths workshop – Presented by Tierney Kennedy

Parent Workshop

Helping your child with Maths workshop – Presented by Tierney Kennedy

Tuesday 22nd August 4pm – 5pm – East Marden Primary School GYM

This event is FREE, limited spaces  Click Here to Register 

Workshop Outline:  We all know that maths is important, however as a parent it can seem really daunting.  In this practical workshop, you will not only be given practical strategies to help your kids to succeed, but you will also have an opportunity to ask any questions and raise any concerns that you have about how your kids are being taught.  Everyone is welcome – from those who have avoided all maths since high school to those who work in mathematical and scientific fields.  All questions will be treated as important and will be given genuine answers.

SAPSASA Athletics Try Outs

SAPSASA Athletics Carnival will be held Tuesday 5th September (Week 7 this term).

Tryouts will be held during Weeks 3 and 4 during lunch times.

Students who turn/have turned 10 in 2017 and older are eligible to try out for SAPSASA Athletics.

Below is the schedule.

Week 3 Monday 7/8/17 Tuesday 8/8/17 Wednesday 9/8/17 Thursday 10/8/17 Friday
Lunch 1st 100m 10, 11 y.o

(Oval back –

Mrs Burt)

Shot Put 10, 11 y.o

(Oval football – Mrs Sage)

Long Jump 10, 11 y.o

(Oval sand pit –

Mr Bolton)

 

800m 10,11 y.o

(Oval gym –

Mrs McGrane)

Lunch 2nd 100m 12, 13 y.o

(Oval back –

Mrs Burt)

 

 

Shot Put 12, 13 y.o

(Oval football – Mrs Sage)

Long Jump 12, 13 y.o

(Oval sand pit –

Mr Bolton)

 

800m 12,13 y.o

(Oval gym –

Mrs McGrane)

 

Week 4 Monday 14/8/17 Tuesday 15/8/17 Wednesday 16/8/17 Thursday 17/8/17 Friday
Lunch 1st 200m 10, 11 y.o

(Oval gym – Mrs Burt)

 

PRACTICE – High Jump 10, 11 y.o

(Gym Mr Taylor)

High Jump 10,11 y.o

Gym – Mr Taylor

High Jump 12, 13 y.o

(Gym – Mr Taylor)

 

Discus 10,11 y.o

(Oval football –

Mrs McGrane)

Lunch 2nd 200m 12, 13 y.o

(Oval gym – Mrs Burt)

 

PRACTICE High Jump 12, 13 y.o (Gym Mr Taylor)

High jump continued High jump continued Discus 12,13 y.o

(Oval football –

Mrs McGrane)

Cyber Safety and Awareness

East Marden Primary School is committed to promoting the safe and responsible use of the internet.   There is growing concern among our students that there is an increase in the inappropriate use of WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and other texting sites.

Many of the issues that have been brought to our attention recently have involved the use of:

  • Instagram – an online mobile photo sharing, video sharing and social networking service which enables its users to take pictures and videos and share them on a variety of social networking platforms. You are required to be at least 13 years old before you can create an account.

 

  • Facebook- a social networking site. You are required to be at least 13 years old before you can create an account.

 

  • Whats App – An instant messaging app for smartphones. The user agreement requires users to be age 16 or older.

 

We understand that it is increasingly difficult to keep up with the ways that our children are using new and ever changing technologies. Websites such as Facebook, Instagram and Whats App, to name but a few, offer fantastic opportunities for communication and social connections, however they have been the recent cause of issues at school. With this in mind, we feel it important to point out to parents the risks of unregulated use of such sites, so you can make informed decisions as to whether to allow your child to have a profile or not and when and how to monitor their use, particularly at night time. Should you decide to allow your child to have an online profile we strongly advise you:

  • Check their profile is set to private and that only their friends can see information they post.
  • Monitor your child’s use and talk to them about safe and appropriate online behaviour such as not sharing personal information and not posting or messaging offensive /inappropriate messages or photos
  • Monitor your child’s use of language and how they communicate to others
  • Have a look at advice for parents on the social media sites.
  • Set up your own profiles so you understand how the site works and ask them to have you as their friend on their profile so you know what they are posting online.

 

Through lessons provided at school, assemblies and guest speakers we do our best to provide our students with the awareness and knowledge they need in order to recognise and avoid dangerous, destructive, or unlawful behaviour and to respond appropriately. However, it is only through a collaborative effort between parents and the school that we will succeed in creating responsible and safe cyber citizens.

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact me your child’s teacher. For more detailed information please visit https://www.decd.sa.gov.au/parenting-and-child-care/parenting/parenting-sa/parent-easy-guides/cybersafety-parent-easy-guide

El Mastrangelo (Student Wellbeing Leader)

Elia.mastrangelo17@schools.sa.edu.au

Last Day of Term 2 / Casual Clothes Day

Tomorrow Friday 7th of July is the last day of Term 2 -Reminder Dismissal Time is 2pm

The SRC team encourages all students to wear casual clothes as well as bring a gold coin donation.

The money raised will help fund the nature play maze. We encourage all students to participate to help our school.

 

School Values

After completing the consultation process this term with students, families and staff of East Marden Primary School, the results of the values surveys have been collated.

We as a community have decided upon Respect, Creativity, Persistence and Kindness as our new school values.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey, your contributions have allowed us to capture and reflect the current perspectives of our school community.

Our next step is to develop with staff and students a Behaviour Education Code that outlines the behaviours that are aligned with Respect, Creativity, Persistence and Kindness.   The Behaviour Education Code will establish a common language and a shared values system among our community.

Next term we will be formally relaunching our school values, so watch this space!

School Values

After completing the consultation process this term with students, families and staff of East Marden Primary School, the results of the values surveys have been collated.

We as a community have decided upon Respect, Creativity, Persistence and Kindness as our new school values.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey, your contributions have allowed us to capture and reflect the current perspectives of our school community.

Our next step is to develop with staff and students a Behaviour Education Code that outlines the behaviours that are aligned with Respect, Creativity, Persistence and Kindness.   The Behaviour Education Code will establish a common language and a shared values system among our community.

Next term we will be formally relaunching our school values, so watch this space!