The above figures show just how well Seesaw is being used from Y1 through to Y6. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can download the parent app using the following links.
Computers and Other Devices
ECAs and After School Arrangements
As always, the ECA programme, which returned on Monday afternoon, is jam-packed, and the campus will be a hive of activity from the end of the teaching day right through until almost 5.00 p.m., as we have added some more late sessions to accommodate even more students.
In terms of after school arrangements, we would like to clarify the following. While we recognise that our campus is an appealing place for children to stay and play, in the interests of safety, we ask that students who are not participating in ECAs should go home by 3.00 p.m. at the latest. We will have supervision for students who have late ECAs. After 3.00 p.m., any students left on campus should be directly supervised (line of sight) by a parent/nanny/guardian.
Students should be collected immediately following the completion of their ECAs. For the first round of ECAs, this is 3.45 p.m. For later ECAs, this is 4.45 p.m.
We understand that traffic and the weather play their part in sometimes affecting pick up times. If you know you will be late, please contact the School Office. Students waiting to be collected will stay in the office.
Your help in ensuring our campus remains a safe place for everyone is much appreciated.
Mobile Phones and Electronic Devices in School
As an iPad school with a 1:2 ratio in Year 3 & 4 and 1:1 in Years 5 & 6 our students have all the access to technology that they need through the school devices. Mobile phones are allowed in school, but are solely to be used to communicate with parents, nannies, drivers and other guardians after the school teaching day has finished. In these formative years, we try and encourage the students to become social thinkers who are good at building relationships and communicating clearly the others. If your child has a phone, please encourage them to keep it in their bags in school unless necessary, as we will be doing. Please also make sure that you help your child manage their device safely. You may find the following links of use with this:
Best parental control apps to keep your kid safe in 2018
The Best Parental Control Apps for Your Phone
Guide to Mobile Web Safety
Staff Training Last Friday
While last Friday was an extra day of rest for the student body, the teachers were all hard at work making the most of some training opportunities and some time working in their year teams. The main body of teachers were focusing on looking at Scientific Inquiry and incorporating STEAM across the curriculum, while some others were becoming certified Emergency First Responders, ensuring we have trained staff available across the campus and on every trip. The afternoon saw a large group of teachers and support staff enjoying an introduction to simple sign language, which is becoming increasingly popular in schools for use with younger students and children new to English or developing their communication skills. Maybe your child will come home and show you a sign that they have learned.