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Teenagers and Free Time
“Teenagers need free time to explore their own interests, be with friends or just unwind. If you and your teenage child can find free time activities to enjoy together, it can be a great way to build your relationship.” (raisingchildren.net.au)
This is the opening line of the Raising Children article ‘Teenagers and Free Time’ and what a powerful line it is.
The article Teenagers and Free Time gives some great advice surrounding ‘finding the balance between showing interest and ‘being in their face’. It also provides suggestions as to how you can spend time together, as well as suggestions on ‘Healthy Screen Time for Teenagers’. To find out more, read the whole article: Teenagers and Free Time
*Raising Children Website “...is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Its member organisations are the Parenting Research Centre and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute with The Royal Children’s Hospital Centre for Community Child Health.” (healthdirect.gov.au)
Mrs Naomi Moss
PB4L Merit Awards
Year 3/4C - Jacy
Prep DH - Agam
Year 5W - Sienna
Identifying and acknowledging the positive behaviours that our students display everyday, is an important part of Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L).
This year, staff have continued to issue Stand Tall cards to students who display the four school values in the classroom. The classroom is not the only place though that students can show the values of Excellence, Resilience, Respect and Service. Students can also be seen showing these values out of the classroom, whether that is at recess or lunch, maybe even outside of school in the community. Catching these students showing the values outside of the classroom is harder for teachers and staff to do but just as important.
That is why this year we have introduced a google form for students, that allows them to nominate their peers, who they have seen Standing Tall. These students are then acknowledged at assembly. It has been well received by students, with a large number of students to date being acknowledged by their peers for Standing Tall.
It is exciting to see this student involvement in recognising each other and the PB4L team is looking forward to seeing this continue.
Mr David Nuske
PB4L Leadership Team