A big welcome back to an exciting Term 4. We hope everyone had a fantastic break and took the time to relax and spend some quality family time with one another. It’s been great chatting with students and hearing all the fun things everyone’s been up to. I took some time out and went on a family holiday to Greece, something my wife and I have always dreamt of doing. We spent some time visiting the towns of Agrinio and Alestia where my my mum was born which was very special, as well as visiting some of the Greek islands which were absolutely stunning.
Grade 6 Canberra Camp
Next Monday our Grade 6 students are attending their 5 day tour to Canberra. It’s an action packed camp where students spend a lot of time at venues related to our country’s history, culture, government and electoral system. We look forward to sharing photos of of our adventures upon our return.
School Swimming Program
Swimming lessons begin later this term starting in late November for our Prep -2 and Grade 5 students. This swimming program focuses on not only teaching students how to swim, but to develop lifelong skills in water safety to reduce their risk of drowning and injury. We are aware that many students are involved in private swimming lessons outside of school, however the school swimming program creates a unique environment where students learn the skills on how to be safe in the water whilst interacting with their friends. Our grade 5 students will be working towards completing their Victorian Water Safety Certificate which will be awarded to students when they can swim 50m continuously, answer water safety based questions and perform simple rescues. It really is a worthwhile program and we encourage all students to participate. Each lesson runs for an hour and at approximately $15 per session (including transport and entry) is great value for money.
Grade 3 Parent iPad Information Night
We will be running our annual iPad information session for Grade 3 parents moving to Grade 4 in 2020. The meeting will be held on Thursday November 14th at 6.00pm in the auditorium. The session aims to give parents an insight into Ringwood North Primary School’s iPad program and the exciting opportunities that await including:
- maximising learning opportunities through technology
- how to choose an appropriate iPad
- account setup
- maintenance and care for the device
- rules and expectations
- responsible digital citizenship.
We hope that you can attend the meeting and look forward to seeing you there.