Reception Class Tuck Shop
Katie’s class is running a tuck shop on Friday 24 June. All money raised will be put towards new resources for the Reception class.
As per the previous tuck shop, all orders are to be entered online.
A copy of the available items will be sent out on Seesaw early next week with instructions on how to order through Flexischools. Orders will close on Tuesday 21 June at 12:30pm
Cakes and biscuits etc will be available to purchase at recess.
Cybersafe families presentation for Yrs 3-6
This week we were lucky to have Cybersafe Families here to present the 2022 Cyber Safety Education Program. Cybersafe Families are a trusted eSafety Provider endorsed by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. The aim of these sessions was to support positive online experiences and digital citizenship by encouraging students to navigate their way around their online world with responsibility, resilience, respect and empathy. Thank you to the Governing Council for supporting this initiative.
The student sessions included the following topics:
Hello Parents & Family & Friends of Uraidla OSHC,
Big news! As of Tuesday Week 7, the 14th of June, we will begin using a digital sign-in platform for OSHC comings & goings. This has been a long time coming, as currently, Andrew has to log everyone’s exact ins and & outs manually in the system after every session. This digital method will cut this process in half, which Andrew is very excited about. This new digital method is also thrilling because it allows us to leave parents & families messages that they can access once they have logged in to sign their children in and out.
It is a matter of government compliance that we move to this digital method, so please come into this process with an open mind while we all learn about it.
- There will be an iPad set up where our usual sign in book is. The app will be up & running every session. All you do is log in with a PIN CODE, press continue, select your child(ren) and press: Arriving or Leaving.
- For the first few attempts, I will have a booklet on my desk with every parent's pin code. Please peruse this list and write down your pin.
- Once you log in using this first PIN CODE, you can change your code to something that only you will remember. Ask staff how to do this. If you forget your PIN ever, staff can reset it or look it up for you using our system.
- This will be confusing, and will take a while to get used to, of course. Please don’t shy away from asking staff for help. We will still be learning about it too, but we are really excited!
- Staff can also sign your children in and out, but later, you will be prompted to verify these sign-ins next time you log in.
- We will also revert back to using a weekly booking sheet as a backup – which will be there for last minute bookings and technological failure. Please only use this booking sheet if you cannot see your children when you log into the app.
Anyway, look out for the iPad next week and all the joys it will bring!
Thanks, Andrew. 😊
PS. The Vacation Care program for July is out now! Please see the link below to check out all the exciting activities planned.
A Note from Emily
We had an amazing week last week of Reconciliation here at Uraidla Primary School, recognising and respecting the first people of this land. This year’s Reconciliation theme was ‘Be Brave. Make Change’, aiming ‘to challenge all Australians— individuals, families, communities, organisations and government—to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians’. It was amazing to see each student successfully engaging in our Reconciliation activities on Friday with each student being respectful when learning about different Aboriginal customs and bravely stepping out when participating in various traditional Aboriginal activities. What does Reconciliation Day look like to you? Although the day has been and gone, I encourage you to think about ways you could be brave and make change throughout this year towards reconciliation for our Aboriginal communities. Every person deserves the opportunity to feel respected, accepted and heard.
Emily Morgan, Pastoral Care Worker
A big thank you to Leslie and Fred Vince, Jess DeCampo and Sam Bateman for helping us out on our Reconciliation celebration day last Friday! Your assistance helped to make the day a great success.
Entertainment Book Fundraiser
Memberships give you thousands of 2-for-1 and up to 50% off offers from many of the most popular restaurants, attractions, activities, shopping, accommodation in your area and more. There are three kinds of Entertainment Memberships that you can buy: Single City, Multi City (for the whole of Australia, New Zealand and Bali), or a 2-year Multi City Membership. Single city membership is $69.99.
The school will receive 20% from your purchase of the Entertainment Book so get your Membership today.
Click on the link to order. https://www.entertainment.com.au/orderbooks/16190k7
CHECK: Covid measures still in place
As you are no doubt aware, mask restrictions are being relaxed in the community generally, but in schools it is still strongly recommended that staff, students Years 3-6 and visitors continue to wear masks inside. We have a number of staff with vulnerable family members and we would like to ask families to please continue to wear masks in the buildings. Thank you for your assistance in keeping everyone safe!
Here are the current recommendations from the Department for Education:
COVID safe measures
- All students and staff must stay home if unwell, even mildly. If students become unwell at school, we are unable to care for them here and we will be contacting you to collect them asap. Please have a plan in place for someone who can collect your child within a half hour.
- We will be maximising ventilation by leaving doors/windows open, using air conditioning and fans, and keeping doors and windows open. Please make sure your kids have a jumper - it might be cold in classrooms with the additional ventilation. We have had a number of students complaining about the cold, without a jumper in their bags.
- Outdoor learning will be encouraged where appropriate.
- Adults will practise physical distancing where possible.
- We will continue to practise and promote hand and respiratory hygiene. Hand sanitiser will be provided for regular use, and disposable masks.
- Students are being asked to fill up their drink bottles from taps in preference to drinking directly from the taps, so please make sure they have a labelled bottle every day.
- We are still asking everyone to wear masks inside, to minimise the risk of infection.
- Face masks are strongly recommended for students in years 3 to 6. We will be expecting all students in the Year 3-6 classes to be wearing a mask.
- We have received a supply of smaller masks, and we encourage our younger students to wear masks. Children can bring their own masks from home as well.
- Teachers will be wearing masks, except when it impedes the ability to teach.
Can parents and carers come into the buildings?
- We have been asked to minimise the number of adults who come onto our site for the time being. Please send notes back to school with children rather than dropping them off yourselves, and contact us by phone or SeeSaw in preference to meeting in person.
- However, if you need to see us, yes you are welcome! You just need to ensure you wear a mask and practise physical distancing from other adults.
Pick up and drop off
- In the morning please continue to drop children off at one of the entrances to the school grounds, and allow them to make their own way to their classrooms. If you need to speak to your child’s teacher, please make contact through the SeeSaw app.
- As stated on the first page of the newsletter, we are now welcoming families to come into the yard at the end of the day. Note masks are no longer required when outdoors.
- Assemblies are now allowed to be held in person once again with COVID safe measures in place, once a fortnight on the Friday of every odd week at 2:40 unless informed otherwise.