Junior School News - 16 July
Welcome back to Term 3. I hope you all had a wonderful break and have had some time to catch up with family and friends. We are hopeful that the government restrictions will continue to lift in Queensland and we are able to hold some of our postponed events. Below is a list of rescheduled event dates to make note of in your calendars. The School Calendar with event dates can also be found on the Parent Portal, which can be accessed through the School’s website. Please check this regularly to ensure you stay up to date with events in and around the school.
- 28 July – Olympian Online Visit – Years 4 to 6
- 29 July – Junior School Assembly
- 5 & 6 August – Student Progress Conferences
- 7 August – Shoelace Tying Workshop – Prep & Year 1
- 12 August – Junior School Assembly
- 1 September – Mayor’s Visit – Year 6
- 9 September – Junior School Assembly
- 18 September – Cross Country, Grandparents Day and Colour Run
Junior School Assemblies will recommence in Term 3, but unfortunately due to the current government restrictions in place, parents will not be able to attend. We will keep you informed of any changes. The first assembly will take place on Wednesday 29 July at 8.30am. The Year 3 students will be making a presentation, the Semester 2 Class Captains for Years 3 to 5 will be announced and Merit Certificates will be awarded to selected students from each class. The other Junior School assemblies will take place on Wednesday 12 August and 9 September. Please note, also due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are no Whole School assemblies scheduled for Term 3.
The Co-Curricular Program booklet for Term 3 was sent out via email over the holidays. It is requested that registrations be sent to email@example.com by no later than Friday 17 July.
You Can Do It! Program Achieve
This semester we are continuing to use Program Achieve to optimise the social, emotional, and academic development of all students. We are going to team the five foundations of the program (Confidence (academic, social), Persistence, Organisation, Getting Along and Emotional Resilience) with nine values that support and nourish these foundations. We will introduce these values through the use of the program’s ‘Character Kids’. The values are Caring, Doing Your Best, Freedom, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Understanding, Tolerance and Inclusion.
Our focus for the first two weeks of this term is on the ‘I Care Character Kid’. Students will be involved in discussions about what strategies and behaviours help us show we care. They will be reminded that caring includes behaviours such as:
- Helping everyone
- Including others
- Asking people to join in games
- Welcoming new people
It would be appreciated if you could support this program at home as it helps reinforce the importance of these social behaviours that are central to all young people acquiring the social and emotional capabilities they need to be successful in school, experience well-being and have positive relationships.
Kindergarten and Prep Enrolments for 2021
Applications are now open for enrolments for the 2021 school year. If your child is 4 years old by the 30 June 2021 they are eligible for Kindy in 2021 or if your child is 5 years old by the 30 June 2021 they are eligible for Prep in 2021. I would like to extend an invitation for you to make an appointment to tour the School and learn more about the KIndy and Prep program offered at Caloundra City Private School. Please contact Administration on 5437 5800 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or book a tour.
The Class News segment of the newsletter will continue this term. Each week a class will contribute an article relating to something they have been working on in class. This segment will recommence next week with students from City Stars sharing some of their exciting experiences from their first week of term.