Parent Communication Plan

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Parent Communication Plan. Emily Blair. Open Book.

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The School’s philosophy and policy:. Philosophy: The school’s philosophy is to allow full personal development of our students. This development embraces their physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual nature. Each child is respected as an individual and every effort is made to cater for the individual needs of each student. The education process at the school, is the vital place of Christian faith. It is the school’s task to nourish and support the children's own faith journey through the experiences they encounter at school. Policy: The school’s communication policy is an expression of the primary partnership between school and home, as well as our links with parish, local and diocesan communities. The policy affirms the belief that effective communication in a catholic school is represent by honest, open and meaningful interactions, sensitivity to confidentiality, sincerity, improved learning outcomes and environments..

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Communication Overview. Communication with parents means initiating conversations with them early in the school year, informing them about classroom activities, updating them regularly on students’ progress and fostering participation within the school community. Initiating communication with parents and careers is crucial in developing strong relationships. To initiate effective communication at the start of the school year will be achieved by a welcome letter, inviting them to participate in the parent-teacher introductory conference held by the school. Teachers need to maintain effective communication throughout the school term to achieve this Keeping in Touch (KIP) books will be assigned to all students, regular emails as well as mid and end term Newsletter will be sent to parents ..

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Welcome Letter. Open Book. The Welcome Letter will be sent in the first week of school. This letter is the first point of communication which greets and introduces yourself to parents and carers. The purpose of this letter is to give parents an insight in to what is expected and what students will be doing throughout the school term. The Welcome Letter includes classroom contact information, class behaviour expectations, a brief statement of the content being taught throughout the term and important information. “Written communication is probably the most efficient and effective way we can provide valuable ongoing correspondence between school and home” (Williams & Cartledge, 1997, p. 30)..

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Parent-Teacher Introduction Night. Scales of Justice.

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Welcome to YEAR 3 Parent Introduction night. 2022.

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Image result for candle images. Prayer. Dear God, Thank-you for the gift of education in every form. As our children prepare to start a new year, may confidence be their foundation, may grace be their guide and may hope be their compass towards a bright future. I pray they would have the eyes to see the needs of those around them. May they face each day with positivity, knowing that no matter what comes their way, they do not have to face it alone. Amen..

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How our classrooms work:. Teacher aides: 3B- Monday 12-1pm, Tuesday 12-1pm, Wednesday 1-2pm, Thursday 12-1pm. Children put their bags on port racks in their allocated spot, and lunch in the fridge. A water bottle to be kept in the classroom at the students’ desks, as it avoids the number of times students need to leave the classroom..

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Morning Routines. Children can put on their hats and go to play from 8.20 onwards, prior to this children need to be seated in the lunch shed waiting for the teacher to come on duty at 8.20. There is no supervision provided before this time..

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Behaviour Management. School rules- Be respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, Be a Learner Christian Awards and Worker of the Week Awards each Friday morning at Assembly. Whole school behaviour management 3 warnings = classroom time out. Buddy Classroom Physical harm & inappropriate language will be dealt with instantly by the principal..

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English. 7.5hrs a week Reading groups Genres : narratives and persuasive.

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Math. 5hrs-5.5hrs a week Focus – number, time, chance and data. Math rotations each Friday..

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abstract. Religion. 2.5hrs a week We are a catholic school and this is the forefront of everything we do Liturgies and Masses – all welcome and encouraged to attend and be a part of the religious life of the school Daily prayers – Morning, before breaks, afternoon Meditation – deep breathing and mindfulness Listening to stories from the Bible Term 1: Who is God?.

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Technology. The school and students’ own iPad and laptops will be integrated in to learning. Both year 3 classes will share a bank of laptops. Students are responsible for taking home their own laptop/iPad and charging every night..

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Arts: 3B Thursday 9:40-10:40 PE: 3B Thursday 1:55-2:55 Library 3B Friday 9:10.

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Homework. Starting week 2 Sent home on a Monday - back on a Friday Spelling words applying a particular rule Maths – number study Paragraph writing Reading each day -please sign and date Homework club in the library on Monday.

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Reporting. Report Cards: will be issued at the end of Terms 2 and 4 Parent/Teacher Interviews: End of term 1 If you would like to discuss your child’s learning throughout the term, we are happy to arrange an appointment. Just write it in the KIT book and we’ll go from there .

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Uniform. Please see uniform guidelines FYI Uniform notes will be sent home so that you can ensure students are in the correct uniform Hat Formal Shoes – ALL black (no white) Hair accessories – bottle green or white only Jewellery – 1 set of small studs or sleepers (silver or gold) in the lower lobe and 1 watch. Uniform shop – open Monday and Friday 8.30am – 9.00am Items can be purchased through Flexi Schools (download app).

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Parent Helpers. Parent helpers are always welcome and appreciated in the classroom. Activities will include: listening to students read, supervising and small group activities..

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Tuckshop. · Friday (most Fridays when we can get helpers) · Order through Flexi Schools app.

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Assembly. Assembly in the hall Fridays 8:40am – Presentations- Christian and Worker of the Week, notices, and a class presentation Assemblies 3B- Week 5 (Friday 28 th February) Family and friends are welcome to come to assembly..

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Communication. KIT BOOKS These are checked daily and would be appreciated if you were to check daily If you forget to write something important in the KIT book – please ring the school We are both contactable via email- (School administration email) ( ).

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Thank-you for coming. Angel Face with Solid Fill.

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KIT Books. Books on Shelf. School-to-home notebooks known as the KIT books are another form of communication. This written form of daily communication consists of shared information with parents. This is a strategy to enhance the effectiveness of communication books ( Davern , 2004; Williams & Cartledge, 1997). I All information such as the students time tables, important notices, comments will be included in the students KIT Booklets. Information that is sent by email will also be glued into these booklets.

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Mid and End of Term Newsletters. Blackboard. Mid and end of term reports will be sent in week 5 and 9. These newsletters consist of a whole class update. These newsletters are not individual academic report cards. These newsletters are designed to give regular updates on the whole class performance in effort, behaviour and content taught throughout the different units of work. The newsletters will include photos of the students throughout the term to engage parents and carers..

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Communication through Technology. The integration of technology allows communication quickly with the board parent community (Ramirez, 2001). The use of phones in each classroom permit teachers a flexible opportunity to contact parents from their classrooms when students are not present. Email is a timelier form of communication when there is a need to contact parents rather than trying to arrange a face to face meeting..

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Books on Shelf. Chat. Blackboard. Open Book. Parent-Teacher Communication.

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