Our Year 4 children have worked with the City of Port Phillip (CoPP) and Bicycle Network this year to map out Active Pathways that our children can use to get to school. These paths encourage our community to travel to school by foot, scooter or bike. We strongly suggest that you walk with your child until they have all the necessary safety skills and knowledge they need, eg how to cross a road safely, how to ride a bike or scooter to school safely on the footpath and being aware of other travellers. Young children are not always aware of the world around them and certainly are not always aware of what the traffic is doing!
To find out more about the Active Pathways click here.
Our school nurse, Nurse Nicole, talked to everyone about the importance of asthma and anaphylaxis management plans. Please take the time between now and next year to visit your doctor and ask them to help you fill out a plan. You will then need to bring this form plus the required medication (asthma medication or an epipen) into school clearly labelled. Nurse Nicole will meet with you and fill out a school based plan and check that the medication you are leaving at school is the correct and up to date type. The medication, along with the plan, will be stored in our Sick Bay and Nurse Nicole will remind you when it needs to be replaced. Even if your child has only mild asthma we strongly recommend that you bring a plan and a puffer into school, just in case there is an emergency. Since mid 2017 we have two School Nurses, Nurse Nicole (her hours areTuesday to Thursday from 9.15 – 3.15.) and Nurse Kate (her hours are Monday and Friday from 9.15 – 3.15) If you have any questions please pop into school and see Nurse Nicole for more information.
We would just like to thank everyone who came along to our sessions this year. We have had lots of fun getting to know you and your lovely children! We are looking forward to a wonderful 7 years (at least) together. Watch out for the Christmas card coming to your home towards the end of December letting you know who your child’s class teacher will be next year.
Have a very happy holidays and a wonderful New Year and we will see you all bright and early on Tuesday 3oth January. Look for the dot near the Manabi Building that matches your child’s teacher’s name, eg PJ (means Prep Jackson – not a real name!) and help your child line up there. There will be lots of people around to help and don’t forget we will have a morning tea and tissues in the staffroom for all our Prep parents after drop off!
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Posted on 13/11/15 in Prep Transition Blog