Over the next fortnight, our teams of teachers will be engaged in a Professional Practice Day. As part of the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2017, teachers will receive one day per term when they are out of the classroom to focus on the improved delivery of high quality teaching and learning. Your child’s teacher will spend this time further developing their skills in areas including; planning and preparation, curriculum development, assessment of student learning and peer observation, which align to our school priorities. Your child will directly benefit from these improvements in their daily learning.
The most important thing we can do to improve student outcomes is to develop and improve the skills of our teachers. Professional Practice Days are one of the many opportunities the Victorian Government provides to develop professional, passionate teachers and equip them with the right knowledge and skills for the modern classroom. We are fortunate to have teachers that are committed to planning teaching and learning programs that meet the needs and abilities of all students at Rowville Primary School.
This week we welcomed our new garden assistant, Mrs Anita Halliday to Rowville Primary School. Anita was given a very detailed induction to our chickens by members of the Environment and Sustainability party and our chicken monitors, Oliver and Siobhan. It was great to see a number of our Year 3 & 4 students supporting “Clean Up Schools Day” on Monday with bags of rubbish collected from our kitchen garden area.
WAYS TO ASK YOUR CHILD “HOW WAS SCHOOL TODAY?”
Talking with your child about the school day shows you’re interested in what’s going on in their life. Research has shown that this interest can boost a child’s mental health, happiness and wellbeing. It can also have a very positive effect on your child’s behaviour and achievement and shows your child that you value school and education.
1. What was the best thing that happened at school today?
2. Tell me one thing you discovered at school today.
3. What did you do for someone that was kind?
4. How did someone help you today?
5. When were you the happiest at school today?
6. Where did you play/spend most of your time at lunchtime today?
7. Who would you like to play with tomorrow that you haven’t played with before?
8. What are you most looking forward to doing at school tomorrow?
Have a great fortnight.
Mrs Tiffany Bamford