A huge shoutout to all our parents who are supporting our kids at home. It is very much appreciated.
Thank you for your ongoing support during this challenging time for everyone.
DET have developed a learning from home information page for parents which has a host of supports for parents. It can be found at https://www.education.vic.gov.au/parents/learning/Pages/home-learning.aspx .
2022 ENROLMENTS AND DEPARTURES
Please make sure you have submitted any enrolment forms to the office as soon as possible as we are currently in the process of confirming enrolments for next year.
If are planning on leaving Mckinnon Primary in 2022, it would be greatly appreciated if you would notify the school as soon as possible by emailing the office.
CELEBRATION AND WELCOME
On behalf of our community we would like to wish Sally Duggan (Learning Specialist and 3A’s Class Teacher) and her family all the best as she heads off onto maternity leave to await the birth of their second child.
Cameron Azer has been appointed as the Learning Specialist to replace Sally. Cameron has been teaching for many years at Coatesville Primary and is very excited about his new role.
RESOURCES – YOUR ROADMAP TO SURVIVING SNAP LOCKDOWN
Here is what you can learn from the recorded session
- What your family needs most right now.
- How to support your own mental health during this time.
- The do’s and don’ts of effective home-schooling (they’re probably not what you think!).
- The role and impact of complaining and how to manage it.
- Why play is so important at times like these and ideas for incorporating more of it into your day.
- Tried and tested scripts to reassure your kids AND yourself.
- Why you’re feeling more exhausted or fatigued right now.
- How to handle the moments where it ‘all feels too much’.
LEARNING @ MCKINNON
Term Three learning has begun, yet again not as we expected however our students and staff have been creating extraordinary learning opportunities.
OPPORTUNITY FOR PARENTS OF YEAR FIVE AND SIX STUDENTS
On Tuesday 17th August at 6.30pm, Kingston Youth Services has ySafe presenting their popular talk on the Digital World and everything that comes with it at their upcoming Parent Information Night. The session will be held via Zoom.
ySafe sessions are developed with an appreciation of the complexities of parenting in the digital age. Filled with real-world and relevant information, these sessions provide strategy-rich and practical content that can be implemented immediately to promote safer online environments.
This event is for parents/carers of young people aged 12-25 that have a direct link to the City of Kingston (live, work, study).
IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND AN INITIATIVE BY GET ACTIVE VICTORIA
When children participate in regular physical activity, it boosts their physical and mental health and improves academic performance. Physical activity throughout the day also improves concentration and the ability to retain information and solve problems.
There are many benefits to being active and getting your move on, but a lot of children aren’t moving enough, particularly while learning from home.
15 minutes 4 times a day is all it takes.
To help support your children to stay active while learning from home, families can access a range of free COVIDSafe ideas to stay active and games through Get Active Victoria.
Families should remember that whatever gets children moving, gets them active.
Hope you all have a great weekend,
Simone, Suzanne and David