Welcome to Term 2 to all students and families. We hope that you enjoyed the holiday break with your child/children. The students have settled in quickly and were very happy and excited to see their friends and teachers again.
Our students will join with Beeliar Primary School for a commemorative ANZAC service on the lawn next to the flag pole on Friday 23rd April at 9:00 am. Families are welcome to attend this important occasion. Two Year 3 students from TA3 will be chosen to lay flowers on behalf of all Fremantle LDC students and staff. If you have any flowers growing in your garden, could you please kindly send them to school with your child on the morning of Friday 23rd April so that they can be used for the floral tribute. Thank you.
Please note that Monday 26th April is a public holiday for ANZAC Day and children will not attend school.
Year 3 students will sit the National Assessment Program-Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) from Tuesday 11th May – Thursday 13th May with a catch up day on Friday 14th May for any students who were absent. Prior to taking NAPLAN Online, students and parents are invited to use the NAPLAN public demonstration site to familiarise themselves with the types of questions and format of the tests. This is available at: https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/public-demonstration-site There are four assessments with Writing (either a persuasive text or narrative) being on paper and Reading, Conventions of Language and Numeracy being completed on an iPad.
School photographs will be taken on either Thursday May 20th or Friday May 21st this term. Please watch out for more information to come home closer to the date.
Beeliar Primary School will be hosting an assembly each fortnight (odd weeks) on Monday at 2:15 pm-3:00pm. The first assembly for Term 2 will be Monday May 3rd. The students from TA3 (Mrs Reid) and TA4 (Mrs Smith) will present their item and host the assembly on Monday 28th June at 2:00pm (week 11). Please put this date on your calendar as we would love to welcome all families.
The canteen will be open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of each week from 8.00am – 1.45pm. Please see a copy of the menu below. Orders can be placed in person (cash only) or online using the QuickCliq ordering system https://quickcliq.com.au/ Orders must be placed before the cut-off time at 9:30am.
Tuesday Early Close
A reminder that Fremantle LDC students finish school early on Tuesdays, at 2.30pm.
Beeliar LDC Staff
A Message from the School Health Nurse
Anxiety – how to help your child
All children experience anxious feelings as part of their normal childhood development. Some anxious feelings include fear, agitation, nervousness, worry and apprehension. Some children find it harder to get these feelings under control and may experience anxiety more intensely and more often than others.
Anxiety is when the level of fear or worry about something is out of proportion to the level of risk or danger. Thinking about the situation makes them more worried and tense.
If your child is experiencing anxiety try to:
- Acknowledge your child’s fear – don’t dismiss or ignore it.
- Gently encourage them to do things they’re anxious about, but don’t push them to face situations they’re not yet ready to face.
- Wait until they actually get anxious before you step in to help.
- Praise them for doing something they’re anxious about, rather than criticizing them for being afraid.
- Avoid labelling your child as ‘shy’ or ‘anxious’.
Your child might need some extra support if their anxiety stops them from doing the things they want to do or interferes with their friendships, school work or family life.
If you are worried about your child, contact your local Community Health Nurse, School Psychologist or General Practitioner. For more information about anxiety in children go to www.raisingchildren.net.au or www.healthyfamilies.beyondblue.org.au