An extremely important and informative meeting for parents will be held at CPPS on Wednesday October 31st at 7 pm. Alan Smith, from the Federal Police, will talk with parents about the dangers and responsibilities associated with cyberspace. This forum will the correct behaviours and legal implications of using cyberspace safely, and what to do in case of cyberbullying. Please put this date in your calendar NOW, so that you can be a well-informed and protective parent.
Families that have unallocated EMA will automatically have it allocated to school excursions and camps, unless parents notify the school office otherwise. Parents will receive a note on the permission form if the activity is fully funded or partially covered by EMA.
Good readers are purposeful and understand that reading has many purposes and adapt their style of reading accordingly. They know to read the instructions for their new piece of technology carefully, but can skim over a newspaper article lightly. They can scan a page quickly for a telephone number, take notes as they engage deeply in an article they need to research for an assignment, or curl up and leisurely read a novel for pure enjoyment. Good readers know why they are reading and how they should read to achieve their purpose.
Cairnlea Park’s annual Footy Day was a great success once again. Children wore footy colours to support their favourite team, and cheered as they paraded through the gym with some fantastic banners. They had fun activities during the day that included footy activities and rotated through them by being a part of handball, relay races, accuracy footy kicks, obstacle course and many more. It was a fun filled day with a great cause which you all helped raise a total of $594.00 for the Starlight Foundation. Thank you for your donations and we look forward to next year’s footy season.
The following ideas may prove to be helpful to parents and caregivers. It makes for some very interesting reading, too!
Top 5 Ideas for Raising Well Behaved Children (by Michael Grose)
Children’s behaviour is impossible to ignore … particularly if it’s poor behaviour. Parents generally feel badly when their children behave poorly and family‐life can be hard to enjoy when children continually act up or act out.
Generally, it’s the job of parents to make children social and safe. That means they need to teach children to behave well (most of the time) around others. Learning to behave well takes time for some children to learn, so you have to work harder with some children than others.
Effective parents understand that they need to be the ‘bad guy’ at times, and they have a range of strategies at their disposal to teach children to behave well.
Here are five practical ways to teach your children to behave well:
1. Teach good manners: manners are respect in action. They guide children into appropriate responses in social situations.
2. Catch children doing the right thing: most children want to please their parents, to make sure your face lights up and your voice gets excited when they’ve behaved well. Parental recognition is a high driver for most children!
3. Be a good role model: children learn what they live! Most social learning occurs through modelling, so make sure your children hear you speak and act in appropriate ways when you interact with them and others.
4. Practise social behaviours at home: want children to behave well in a restaurant? Then you need to practise social eating habits around the kitchen table. The same principle applies to a range of other social behaviours. Behaviour rehearsal, play acting or role playing have always been great ways of training children to behave well.
5. Use consequences when children behave poorly: the link between children’s rights and their social responsibilities is reinforced when parents put (or display a willingness to put) a respectful, reasonable and related consequence into action. Effective discipline techniques in modern schools revolve around consequential learning!