Fathers Day Celebration
A big thank you to all our Dad’s, Grandads, Uncles and other family members who popped in to spend some time with us during our Father’s Day Breakfasts. The children were so excited to have you along to Preschool! We hope you enjoy wearing your colourful tie dye socks and that you all had a wonderful day for Father’s Day. We have so enjoyed all our community events this term, and really appreciate the efforts families have gone to in being a part of these!
To finish off the term we have a few more exciting events coming up!
During Week 9, each of the classes will be visited by Healthy Harold and joining in the Super Safe Harold Program. This program encourages students to build their decision-making skills in relation to keeping themselves and their friends safe. The program looks at sun and water safety, car and road safety, cybersafety and safety around medications. You will receive an information sheet following the program with some follow up ideas you could share with your child.
On Monday of week 10 - the 18th -we are joining in with St Anthony's Primary School for an Italian Day. Parents are invited to attend the Italian morning assembly at 9.00am in the hall. Students are invited to wear Italian colours or dress in an Italian theme for the day. There will be opportunities for students to participate in Italian experiences during the day. Please don’t purchase Gelato ice cream for ELC students through QKR– we will provide a small sample for the children to enjoy at preschool.
On the final Friday of the term (Friday 22nd September) we will be presenting our Preschool Assembly for the school community (Wish us luck?!!!). Assembly will be held in the school hall from 11:45. We would love our families to attend. You are also welcome to take your child home early following the assembly. Children will still need to be signed out from the ELC front office at this time.
Just a gentle reminder that students need to bring a hat to school with them each day. We have a robust number of spare hats at the ELC but are frequently finding that we do not have enough hats for all children to wear during the day. Should your child accidently bring home a spare ELC hat, could you please return this to the ELC as soon as possible, as hats are in high demand!
We would also ask the families ensure students apply sunscreen each morning before arriving at the ELC. We will set up a sunscreen station in our foyer once more for those mornings when you run out of time to get this done at home.
I am certain that each of you would have discovered our new Community Project to build Resilience. This project aims on building student’s emotional literacy by having them check in with their emotions as they arrive at preschool each day.
Why Emotional Literacy?
Working on our emotional literacy gives us opportunities to develop our ability to understand and express different emotions. It also helps us to recognise our feelings and how to manage them. When we develop and improve our emotional literacy skills, it allows us to cope with different life situations such as managing conflict, making friends, coping in difficult situations and being resilient when dealing with change. Working on our emotional literacy is important for children and adults.
As you pass this space with your child each day it would be fabulous if you could take a moment to work through this check in process with them. Questions you can ask are to encourage children’s reflection are:
> How are you feeling in this moment?
> Why are you feeling this way?
> What things have happened that have led you to feel this way?
> Do you want to change the way you are feeling? and if so, what can/will you do to change your mood?
During the holidays you might want to explore some of these skills further with your family. This link will take you to some information and ideas you can use at home with your family to build resilience and well being – by focusing on family routines around practicing Gratitude.
We are excited to welcome back Healthy Harold who is visiting us this week.
The charges for this incursion will be added to your accounts at the beginning of next term. Please contact us ASAP if you have any questions.