Dear Community Members
We are in the home straight now and I can’t wait for the graduations and concerts. These celebrations of growth and learning really are the cream on the cake. I am especially looking forward to dining with our Year 9 graduates on Thursday evening. It is a real privilege to see how these young people have developed and how prepared they are for their senior secondary years. You will be pleased to hear that all members of our graduating class have been accepted into their school of choice in 2019. Our staff wish to extend our congratulations to our graduating Year 9 students. We thank them for their contributions and service to our community over the years.
Thank you to our Parents & Friends for organising the Colour Dance Picnic on Friday. The Bulletin cover page tells the story of an excellent event which was thoroughly enjoyed by all who could attend.
Parenting expert, Martine Oglethorpe has some tips for use of technology during the holidays:
As holidays approach, the role that screens and devices will play becomes an increasing concern for parents. Days when kids are usually tied up with school and activities make way for many an idle hour and, as such, parents fear those hours will be spent largely engaged with a screen or gaming console. While there is certainly no harm in some well-balanced screen time and developmentally appropriate online activities, we must remember that, as parents, we have an important role in helping our kids manage and balance that screen time. The full article is included in this Bulletin.
Kind regards, Heather & Noel