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Cairnlea Park Primary School
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2013 Prep Enrolments

Prep enrolments for 2013 are now being taken. Click here to download a 2013-enrolment-form.

Parents are required to supply the following information when enrolling:

• Proof of age (birth certificate or passport)

• Immunisation certificate

Prep tours will be held throughout Terms 2, 3 & 4 for prospective enrolments. Tours last one hour and bookings are required (contact the office on 9363 1187). Dates and times for these tours are available on our School Tours page.

 

201 Literacy and Maths Tips to Help Your Child

Developing strong skills in reading, writing and maths is critical to ensure your child’s success in early learning and beyond. You can make a difference by supporting what your child learns at school and helping them to learn at home.

The “201 Literacy and Maths Tips to Help Your Child” booklet has been developed by DEECD to provide handy hints and ways you can help your child develop literacy and maths skills. It provides practical activities for you do with your child at home and questions you can ask your child to help them learn.

The booklet is divided into two age groups Before School – Year 2 and Year 3 – Year 6. Click here to visit the DEECD site for further information or to download the booklet.

The booklet is also available in 22 languages. Click here to visit the DEECD site for 201 Literacy and Maths Tips Booklet Translations.

Communicating With Your Children

It is important for children to feel good about themselves and to develop positive self images. The messages children receive from their parents, grandparents and teachers form a strong foundation for this.

‘Labelled praise’ is one way of fostering this in children as it describes exactly what is positive about your child’s behaviour. Labelled praise lets your child know what aspects of his or her behaviour are good, and results in his or her receiving attention for behaving well. In this way children are more likely to continue with positive behaviour. As well as encouraging children to behave well, praise and attention can help develop their self esteem and feelings of competence.

Examples of labelled praise are:

“Alice, that was really great the way you picked up your toys when I asked you.”

“Thank you James for waiting for me to finish talking on the phone. Well done.”

“John, well done for looking at Mrs James when you said “hello” to her.”

“Betty, I like the way you helped your brother when he lost his jumper.”

It is also very important to look at how you praise your child. As they say, “it’s not what you say but the way you say it.” When we talk to others, for both adults and children, 70 per cent of what we say is conveyed through our body language, expression and tone of voice. Therefore, if you sound bored or tired, or don’t look at children when praising them, they will get a message that you are not really interested. If you get down to your child’s level, look at him or her and what he or she is doing, give a cuddle or a pat on the shoulder and lots of smiles, as well as labelled praise, then the positive messages you are trying to send get through loud and clear.

Second Hand Uniform Sales

We have a number of unnamed or donated pieces of school uniform for sale at $5.00 per item, and each THURSDAY morning in the Library from 8.30am they will be available for purchase.

Please ensure that all your child’s clothes are named with permanent marker so that if they are handed in to Lost Property they can be easily returned.