Welcome back to term 4!
Welcome back to term 4. I hope you all had a lovely school break. It was lovely to see the students return on Monday and share their holiday adventures. This term has had a very busy start with the Placement Committee meeting to go through the referrals for 2020. This process will be finalised over the next few weeks.
Parent Survey coming soon
Next week I will be sending out our 2019 Parent Survey. We have worked together with the School Board and staff to devise questions in order to get some quality feedback on our school processes, culture and programs. This feedback is essential to guide our future planning so we can continue to strive to be a school of excellence and best support our students and families. I encourage everyone to complete this survey when it is released. Thank you.
DLD Awareness Day
Friday 18th of October is a day aimed at raising awareness internationally for Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). Students, families, educators and speech pathologists all over the world will celebrate this day. As you know, DLD is a disorder that can often be hidden but can significantly impact students’ learning, socialisation and ability to take part in the community, and is a big part of the reason for our schools’ existence.
We are very excited to announce that in order to raise the profile of DLD in the broader community, the North East Metropolitan Language Development Centre (NEMLDC) is joining the international community of ambassadors for language development by ‘lighting up’ Perth landmarks, including Yagan Square, Optus Stadium, the Tonkin Hwy ‘Sky Ribbon’ and the Matagarup Bridge in purple and yellow, the international colours of DLD Awareness Day. These join international locations such as Niagara Falls for what is shaping up to be an important moment for raising awareness and understanding of Developmental Language Disorder.
Below, are some of the ways that you can get involved on social media to support the campaign!
WHAT SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS CAN I USE?
USING TWITTER HASHTAGS AND @ – IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
- Use #devlangdis all year around to discuss DLD
- Use #DLDYouandMe to promote DLD Awareness Day and your activities
- Add to your tweets @someone: target an organisation, individual or celebrity that you think needs to know about DLD or DLD Awareness
SHARE THE RADLD FILMS!
- Developmental Language Disorder: The Consensus Explained: bit.ly/DLDconsensusfilm
- DLD 1-2-3 film: This is the award winning film from our DLD Awareness Day in 2017
- You can share previous RADLD films too! Select your favourite from www.youtube.com/RADLD
I look forward to a great Term 4!
Term 3 Summary
There has been lots of excitement around in term 3. We have had swimming, dancing, incursions, excursions, Cross Cultural Day, NAIDOC celebrations, book week, sports carnivals and much much more. So, I think you will agree, that all students and staff will be ready for their well-earned school holiday break.
Parent Survey coming soon
Early next term I will be sending out our 2019 Parent Survey. We have worked together with the School Board and staff to devise questions in order to get some quality feedback on our school processes, culture and programs. This feedback is an essential to guide our future planning so we can continue to strive to be a school of excellence and best support our students and families. I encourage everyone to complete the survey when it is released. Thank you.
Please take this opportunity over the break to engage with our wonderful ParentTV resources. If you haven’t yet accessed this online platform, please do. It is a website that has hundreds of videos from some of Australia’s and the world’s leading parenting educators across a vast number of topics. As a parent of our school, this is available to you for FREE. Please contact the school for login details if you have misplaced the login flyer. We hope you continue to use these great resources.
I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday. We look forward to the children returning on Monday 14th October.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has paid their voluntary contributions this year. This has such a valuable impact on our school programs that help support the following:
- Educational activities
- Photocopy materials
- Materials for art and crafts, design and technology, science activities
- Cooking ingredients
- Web based curriculum materials/resources
If you have not yet paid your voluntary contributions and you would like to continue to support our school and programs/resources, we would highly value your contribution to continue in providing these activities and resources to our students. Thank you for your support.
I wanted to thank the P&C for organising the Bunnings BBQ on the weekend and for the parents and staff who volunteered to help out on the day. We were very fortunate to have such a wonderful sunny day. The dedication of parents and staff to volunteer their time to help raise money to support our students is a clear indication of the caring and supporting school community we have. Thank you!
As we are nearing towards our school holidays, I thought I would remind everyone that we do not have a School Development Day at the start of term 4. Therefore, staff and students all start back on Monday 14th October.
In Western Australia, parents/carers, school staff and students share responsibility for public schools providing safe, supportive and productive learning environments. We achieve this through our relationships, good communication and working together.
The Education Department in consultation with unions, and principal and parent associations have developed Communication Protocols to be used in schools to promote this shared responsibility. I encourage all our families to read this document by clicking on the following link: School Communities Working Together and familiarise themselves with these protocols in the interest of working together to maintain a safe, supportive and productive learning environment for all members of our community.