Dear Parents and Friends
SCIENCE OPEN DAY
Congratulations to all our wonderful students on a fantastic Science Open Day on Monday, and thank you to all the parents, grandparents and family friends that came along to see the wonderful work we have been doing this term. The school hall has never been so full with so many visitors there to hear our special assembly. Not even troubles with technology could deter our wonderful student presenters who went on with their talks despite the glitch - like true professionals!
From melting ice to shadow figures, science experiments and amazing models - there was evidence of the work we have done through the whole school. Thank you to the teachers for organising such a wonderful morning and especially to Mrs Grisdale who, as our Curriculum Manager, leads and coordinates these special events.
Special thanks also to our mega-star scientist Ivan who came to school each week to conduct science experiments with students across the school. Ivan is a scientist at the CSIRO and it is through their support of the "Scientists in Schools" program that we are lucky enough to have Ivan visit our school.
PFA SAUSAGE SIZZLE THANK YOU
FAREWELL AND WELCOME
TERM 2 ACTIVITIES
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Talking to an Adult
A huge misconception amongst students is about seeking support from an adult. They consider this dobbing, which is exactly what the students demonstrating bullying behaviour are relying upon.
Bullies can continue their reign of terror as long as the victim keeps up the intimidating behaviour towards them, to themselves.
Victims perceive that seeking support from an adult will only make the situation worse and the bullying behaviour will increase.
Victims need to be confident in the adult they speak to and be assured that they will support them in such a way that solves the issue but also repairs and builds relationships amongst all the parties involved (Restorative Practices).
We have moved away from the days where we go on the attack to destroy the bully and make them pay for what they have done. This only reinforces bully behaviour.
Adults need to demonstrate to the victim positive and productive strategies to effectively solve the issue. It is vitally important that the adult also encourages the victim to take control and supports them in their efforts.
Taking on the problem does not assist the victim in effectively dealing with situations like this throughout their life. Bullying can happen anywhere. Positive steps an adult can take to support a victim include:
“How to Support a Victim”
Students will discuss ways in which victims of bullying can be supported and how to prevent ‘bystander apathy.’
- Let them know what they are doing is bullying.
- Refuse to join in with their bullying
- Support any students who have been bullied to stand up for themselves if anyone tries to bully them by reminding them to:
- Tell them to stop
1. Go to the app store and search for "tiqbiz"
2. Download it (it is free) and type Mentone Park into the search field.
3. Click on whole school and all the classes/subjects that your child is involved with.
- for example, if your child is in 1B you would select: whole school, 1B, Art, P.E., Performing Arts and Italian.
4. When a post is added by school staff, a red circle with a number will appear on the app, this will tell you how many notifications you have.
AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST MORNING TEA
We are proud to announce that the Mentone Park Primary School community raised $310.00 - well done and thank you for your support.
The Raffle winners are:
Judy Maxwell - 1st Prize - A voucher from Lash Loft
Cheryl Nancarrow - 2nd Prize - A beautiful crystal necklace with matching earrings.
Congratulations to both our winners and thank you to everyone who supported our charity efforts.
This week at before and after school care we have been having so much fun playing house games and some fun activities inside, all because the weather has been very disliking and cold so in that sense we made sure that the fun does not stop inside and we will continue to smile and laugh.We also know that Term 2 is coming to an end this week and school holidays can begin, we have a jam packed school holiday programme planned here at Mentone Park OSCH, so if you would like to enrol your children you can go to our website and book them in with the online booking forms.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAY.WE WILL SEE YOU NEXT TERM ALL RELAXED AND READY TO START AGAIN.
MENTONE PARK OSCH.
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