Mr Jeff Symms
At TSS, like most schools, classes are shuffled from year to year to provide a new mix of students in each group. This sometimes means that boys are in the situation of having to make new connections and build fresh relationships, whilst maintaining their existing ones. For some, this can take a little time and may be accompanied by some anxious feelings.
The good news is that the vast majority of students settle quickly and make new friends readily. Given that the classes are shuffled each year, normally they are just reconnecting with boys they have worked and played with in the past and given the normal resilience of children, the start of the year motors along quite easily.
For a small number though, it does take some time and while they are employing the strategies for building relationships that they have been taught at home and school, there are some things parents can do to help.
I will be conducting the annual start of year THRASS information sessions for parents on Thursday February 20. The morning session will be conducted between 9,00 am and 10.30 am and the evening session will be conducted between 5.30 pm-7.00 pm.
Participants must register to attend the sessions as numbers are capped at a workable size. I look forward to seeing many parents at these sessions, so that you can better appreciate the approach to key literacy teaching that is employed at TSS.
Our partnership with Parenting Ideas which is the business of parenting expert Dr Michael Grose, enables parents to undertake their informative webinars for free. The next webinar is on Future-proofing your child.
This century is characterised by disruptive change that is turning our world upside down. Jobs aren’t
just changing, whole industries are ceasing to exist. The scripts for success are being rewritten on
a daily basis in our families, at work and in life. In this webinar Nikki Bush teaches parents what to
expect and how to support their children to thrive in a future world of work.
Key learning and discussion points include:
Joining the webinar is easy.
It will be conducted on 18 March 8-9pm AEDT
To redeem your webinar click this link: www.parentingideas.com.au/parent-resources/parent-webinars/webinarfuture-proofing-your-child
The boys have certainly noticed changes to the school canteen, and many parents are also becoming aware that a major refit of the canteen has rendered many changes. The menu has undergone a major overhaul with a real focus on nutrition and the retail environment is now slick and child-scaled to make the experience of shopping a positive one.
Most excitingly for our parents is that there is now a barista on duty from 7.30 am in the morning – ready to provide you with a morning coffee hit. No more queuing in the drive through. Head on down and give them a try.
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