Saturday, September 25, 2010

Do You Know What Your Child is Doing Online?

This video illustrates the dangers of cyber bullying and offers solutions to the problem.

Kent from Kls Support Services In cooperation with Childnet International asks: - Please watch this video and please comment. Cyber Bullying has got to stop. So many awesome young people and adults, go thru this every day.

Please Help Stop this activity. 
If you know someone doing this type of bullying, Please get involved and Stop the Madness!!

Internet Safety Tips to help avoid cyberbullying 


Protect yourself online

The Australian Government’s publication, Protecting yourself online: what everyone needs to know, contains important information on how to stay safe online.
It combines cyber security information from different government agencies and departments in the one publication, making it easy for you to access information on how to stay secure when using the internet.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Children need to develop resilience. It makes them safe.

 This post: Are you robbing your children of their resilience? by Mr Mead caught my attention and I just had to share it with you for all of your children.

The old quote "You have to be cruel to be kind" comes to mind here. Being a parent is not easy-being a parent who grows a strong, educated and resilient child is harder but far more rewarding for all!!

Kids' who read, succeed!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Do you get confused when you try to help your child with handwriting?

Not sure how to help? 

The three basic movements:
1. clockwise ellipse
2. anti-clockwise ellipse
3. downward diagonal stroke

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

NSWDET presents a NEW parents page on the NEW NSWDET website

 The NSWDET parent's page contains highlights and a sampling of links to up-to-the-minute information about your child's education and school life, from preschool through Kindergarten to Year 6, and transition to high school.
It covers the following areas:

Curriculum and activities

Caring for students and families
This section provides insight into programs to support the individual needs of students and their families throughout their education with us.
 School life- the school handbook contains useful information about day-to-day practicalities, school routines and requirements, with topics ranging from homework to attendances and absences and school uniforms.

Transition to high school

 Visit the NSWDET Parents page
and their facebook page: 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Important announcement-SBPS fete is fast approaching

 "The SBPS fete is to be held in December...It is getting closer now....As this is one of our most successful fund raisers it is so important to get as many parents as possible involved and organised early on."

I found this great post with some fabulous ideas you might like to consider........

Some Great Fete Ideas

Parents of Year 6 students they need your help.

They need to access any photos of themselves and their friends, awards or certificates that may have received over their years at school, any works of art or craft, any favourite books or music they used to enjoy, any workbooks from school that you may have treasured.........

They will need to make a digital copy of each of these- either scan them or take a digital photo of them so we can work with them in the different software that they will be using.

Please go to the link above for further information about this or contact Mrs. Nay for any further clarification outside of teaching time.

Kids' who read, succeed!!! 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg quick tips for parents - What is cyber bullying?


"Own Your Space--Keep Yourself and Your Stuff Safe Online" Digital Book for Teens

This ebook contains sixteen free down-loadable chapters and an appendix.  

Share the content with your child to ensure their awareness of the risks of some online behaviours.

Internet Safety Tips for Parents

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mr Mead of Clempton Park, shares his post on Parent Helpers in the School.

He says:
While on leave, I had the opportunity to work in my son’s school canteen and as a parent helper within the classroom changing home readers. I had been aware for a long time of the immense benefit to teachers of having parents able to offer their time to help in the classroom but had until now not seen things from the other side. If you are already helping out around the school, you will understand the joy of helping others and seeing how happy the students are to have their parents around the place helping out. If you have some spare time in your week, why not see if you can help out around the school in some way.
Parent helpers are one of the greatest resources a school can have – with many benefits for the school and for the parents who volunteer. I have come up with the following benefits – have you experienced others?
Benefits for School:
* Able to contribute to better prepared, more individualised programs for students
* Able to offer better services and facilities to our students and community (eg uniforms etc)
* An active parent body is an essential part of a vibrant, positive school climate
* Children can display positive behabiours for their parents and carers who are actively involved in the school
Benefits for our Children:
* Children see parents and community members helping the school and they realise that it is important to all of us.
* Children see adults working together effectively and interacting in friendly, positive ways and it helps them
* Children can ask parents or carers to help out in specific roles and it makes them feel really special when their mum, dad or carer are in the school.
Benefits for our Parents:
* You meet lots of great people!
* You have a chance to be actively involved in your child’s education.
* You keep informed about what’s happening at the school and in your child’s class
* You get to see your child in a different social setting
* You can speak about school stuff with your child and really know what they are talking about!!
* You can build a strong, positive relationship with your child’s teacher – and this is one of the best things you can do for your child!
* You learn a heap of skills which can, in turn, assist you in helping your child.
 I could not run Sandy Beach Public School library without all the wonderful parent and grandparent helpers at SBPS.
I have parents who make library bags, parents who cover and repair books, parents who help by shelving and tidying the shelves, parents who help with creating designs, parents who assist at our annual bookfair. 
They are invaluable!! Without their assistance I would not be able to offer as many services to our students and staff.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Reading 10 minutes per day from a very young age is a great investment.

Recommended books:Reading aloud to your child is a wonderful opportunity to share and bond with your child.

Coffs Harbour City Library is one of many libraries that offer this program.