Suzanne Prendergast – Bastow UP: Principal Preparation Program
This year I am undertaking the Department of Education, Bastow Institute of School Leadership Unlocking Potential: Principal Preparation Program.
After applying for this course last year I sat an interview and was successful in being accepted into this program.
The program consists of a number of elements –
- Professional reading requirements and reading logs based on these readings;
- A 20 day Principal Internship at another school.
- Seven workshop days in Melbourne as well as two, two day residential programs;
- A two day Open-to-Learning Learning professional development session;
- Learning reflections;
- A 6, 000 word leadership project AND
Next week I will begin the start of my 20 day Principal Internship. I will be spending the next two weeks at Mandama Primary School learning from, and working with Marina Keegan, the Principal at Mandama PS. I will then be spending another two weeks in term 3.
During my time at Mandama Primary School Amanda Gallucio (currently Mon, Tues and every second Weds) will be working full time in the 3/4 classroom so there will not be any disruption for the students.
As previously mentioned in the Newsletter Moriac Primary School applied, and were accepted into, a Department of Education funded Team Teaching Action Research Project led by Deakin University. We were one of ten fortunate schools to be accepted of the 80 schools that applied.
Attached (below) you will find a document containing further information on the project.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
COLLABORATIVE ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT AT MORIAC PRIMARY SCHOOL newsletter item
Just a follow up reminder from the one that was put out a few weeks ago via Sentral, the Website and the newsletter – there is NO CURRICULUM DAY on Friday 10th June.
The next curriculum day will be in term 3 and we will advise you of this as soon as it is confirmed.
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FROM THE CITY OF GREATER GEELONG
We would like to share with you a FREE upcoming Parent Forum that is coming to Geelong –
That Next Big Step – Discussing kindergarten and school readiness
Join us for an informative session focused on preparing preschool age child for the transition to kindergarten or prep and a lifetime love of learning.
The presenter, Sally Ward from Early Life Foundations is a preschool teacher with extensive experience in the early childhood field.
The forum will cover the following topics:
- The critical role parents play in kindergarten and school readiness
- Making intentional choices about a school or academic program for your child
- The process of choosing the best fit kinder or school for your child and family
When: Thursday 16th June
Where: City Hall, 57 Little Malop Street, Geelong
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm
Register: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 5272 4741.
RSVP’s due 10th JUNE!
Student Attitude and Behaviour Report for Term two is now available on the Parent Portal.
This new report will provide you with a much more comprehensive overview of how your child is going in those areas.
Click your child’s photo, then click Dashboard, then Reporting and then click Term 2, Attitude and Behaviour.
Don’t forget that by the end of June, your child’s academic report will also be published at the same place.
Just a reminder that there is no curriculum day on Friday 10th June (Friday before Queen’s Birthday Holiday).
As power has returned we will be undertaking the testing today – writing and language conventions.
Just letting all parents know that due to the power outage and the fact the classrooms are quite dark due to the rain, we will not be undertaking NAPLAN this morning (and possibly not today depending on when power returns). I have been in contact with the NAPLAN administrators and the Department of Education about this, and the times in which we will make up the tests. More information will follow when we have more information.
Many parents have been asking if we will be holding another resilience session this year. We may later in the year HOWEVER there is a session being held by Gary Banks (who spoke at school last year) in Torquay next Tuesday. Please see the information below or the attachment.
There were a lot of parents who attended this session at school and a lot of were not able to make it. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND attending this session if you are able, it was a valuable session and provides some great insight and ideas.
Building Resilience Torquay 2016
For parents of children aged 3 to 6 years
Are you a parent of a child aged 3-6 yrs and would like to learn more about how to build and foster their resilience?
This parent seminar might just be for you!
Topics of discussion:
- What is resilience?
- Can we teach resilience? How can parents look for teachable moments throughout the day?
- How to assist children to develop strategies that will assist them to cope when life doesn’t go their way.
- How building these skills help in developing resilience in later life
Thursday 12th May
Torquay Children’s Hub, 27 Grossmans Road Torquay 3228.
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
|For bookings and more information please contact Torquay Children’s Hub.
All Grade 5/6 parents are invited to attend the Quest Skills For Life Parent Information Session in the 5/6 room on Tuesday 17th May at 5.30pm. One of the Quest Skills For Life leaders will present all the information you need to help your child enjoy their camp experience and answer any questions you have.
Camp Name: Lighthouse Keepers Quest
Camp Dates: 25th of May – 27th of May
The Lighthouse Keepers Camp program at Cape Otway Lightstation will include all transport to and from School, 1 night’s accommodation in the Lightstation, all food (apart from packed lunch on first day) and equipment, including tents, sleeping mats for 1 night’s camp out, Raft Building activity, Rock Climbing activity, Taste of the Cape Lightstation tours, Aboriginal Cultural activities including basket weaving, abalone shell painting, bushtucker walk and talk, spear throwing all with Cape Otway Lightstation Aboriginal Cultural Guides, 24 hour safety back up and support, 2 Quest Skills for Life facilitators, 1 Quest Skills for Life Operations support.