Jayne O’Neil and Jess McDonald are members of the Kingston Literacy Network and are currently working with all staff to introduce high level Literacy skills to our teaching practice.
Noela Unwin has just completed a 4 week Mosaics course so stay tuned for more creative expression from our students.
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL'S REPORT
NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION
By Wilson McCaskill
Empathy is the central pillar of emotional intelligence and its attainment the ultimate objective of social and emotional learning (SEL). Whilst it’s true that we want students to have self and social awareness and self and social management capabilities, in the knowledge that such capabilities will enable them to, “handle themselves, their relationships and their work effectively and ethically”, we must ensure that the development of empathy is both a stated objective and committed pursuit of SEL practice in schools.
BULLYING: The intentional abuse of the dignity and rights of another by inflicting emotional and/or physical pain with the cruel intention of crushing his or her spirit.
Although empathy is a word often used and a trait much admired it is not easy to define. If we want our children to have empathy we must first offer them a clear idea of what it is.
The following definition guides all our work:
An awareness of others.
FROM THE OFFICE
CAMPS, SPORTS & EXCURSIONS FUND (CSEF)
SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS MARCH 26
ENTERTAINMENT BOOK 2018/2019
AVAILABLE WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS
COLES SPORTS FOR SCHOOLS
SCHOOL BANKING - WEDNESDAY
SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB
Dear Mentone Park Families,
Welcome to another year at school and the beginning of a new issue of Scholastic Book Club catalogues!. Orders can be left with the office or please order via the online ordering system called “LOOP” - details are in the catalogue. When ordering there is an option to mark as a gift if you would like your order sent to the office instead of to class for your child to take home.
To families new to our school the Scholastic Book Club generates reward points which we claim back throughout the year as new books and resources for teachers to use in class. Each book club order earns 20% in rewards points – they soon add up! Scholastic often have some great books on special for as little as $2, so look out for their “gold coin books” in the catalogue
Prospective Parents Information Evening
Date: Thursday 8 March
Time: 6.00 pm
Place: Beaumaris Secondary College
Activity Centre – 117 -136 Reserve Road Beaumaris
Please RSVP attendance to Beaumaris Secondary College on 5869 9200
Working With Children Check Reminder
All parents/guardians, visitors & volunteers to the school MUST sign in & out of the school and display their WWCC in a lanyard, which is available at the school office.