Yesterday, our class was lucky enough to participate in a restorative behaviours workshop with Terry O’Connell from Real Justice. This was a great session and built upon some of the work that has already been happening at Coburg North.
The Restorative Practices model recognises that consistency in response to behaviour helps to create a safe and comfortable learning environment. It also helps to further develop interpersonal and communication skills while giving students a frame work in which they can resolve their problems.
Each student has been given a set of cards containing questions to use to assist them resolve issues they may experience. Teachers will be using these questions as well. Please find these attached.
Please find below our term outline
Are your kids constantly glued to a screen? Where do you draw the line to keep screen time in check?
Parents often ask school staff about strategies for managing screen time at home. This is often a difficult question given the individual nature of every household. However, there are a number of apps on the market that allow parents to have greater control over the devices in their household.
One such app is Google Family Link. This app allows parents to monitor screen time, set device bedtimes and manage the apps that can be used on a device.
But remember not all screen time is bad.
Screens are a part of family life and when used in moderation can offer positive benefits, like:
As part of Safer Internet Day, we all wrote our own pledges to help make the internet a safer place. Please see below.
Today the class participated in an online cyber safety conference – Safer Internet Day. This conference compliments the work that we have been doing within our classroom on the school’s rights and responsibilities.
Safer Internet Day
The presentation covered:
Below is some information for a programme on the ABC that will be beneficial to watch regarding transition from primary school to high school.