Staff Car Park

Please be advised that the staff carpark off Meharry Road is for the use of staff only and is not to be used for pick up and drop-off of students, with the exception of families requiring to use the Accessible Car Parking Bay (ACPB).  Please use the car bays along the front of the school and surrounding areas for student pick-up / drop off.   Also please remember that the speed limit in a school zone is 40km/hour.

The service driveway off Westminster Road is for delivery vehicles and those requiring use of the Accessible Car Parking Bay at the rear of the school.  Please be aware that such vehicles require a large turning circle therefore this area should not be obstructed at any time.

Thank you for your consideration.

From The Principal

Hopefully by now everyone has had a smooth introduction to the world of Connect. The schools usage will evolve and we are happy to take constructive feedback to improve as we go. We are still working to bring the Kindergarten classes on line.

It should improve our communication with parents and your ability to keep track of news and events. The website will receive updates as required and a ‘major’ update every fortnight. This will be signalled by Connect and will take over most of the tasks of the old newsletter.

One of the first items that teachers are posting is their ‘Welcome to School” package. These should answer the majority of questions that you may have about your child’s class.

Reporting to Parents – Term 1

 In the past the school has used the information night in Term 1 as it’s ‘reporting to parents’ tool. This year we are making a change, ‘welcome to the year’ information is now available on Connect. In place of the information night we will be holding a ‘short’ interview night on Wednesday 4 April. We are still working out the finer details but the plan will be something like 3:15 pm – 5:30 pm with 5 minute windows. It will not be an opportunity for an in depth discussion, but to touch base. Teachers will be asked to prepare one area that the student can improve in. Parents will be asked to book in and respect the timing. Some parents may have their window offered to them at an alternative time to give all families the opportunity to meet.

Although 5 minutes is not a long time it should be sufficient to update you on your child’s progress and highlight an area that could be improved. There will be enough time before the Semester 1 reports for improvement to be shown. At this stage we are planning that the students will not be present.

More information will be provided shortly.

Thanking You

 Clive

Access To Digital Media

Over the past few years Leeming Primary School has introduced two online applications into the school, these are Literacy Planet and Mathletics.

Once the students have paid their minimum Digital Media fee of $30.00 to the front office, we then encourage all our students to make use of these online resources which can be accessed from school or home. 

This not only coincides with our school laptop programme but also enhances our commitment to the Australian Curriculum addressing Literacy, Numeracy and Information Communication Competence.

 

MATHLETICS  http://au.mathletics.com/

This is a programme to develop core basic skills in Numeracy and allows diversity in each classroom, enabling the teacher to target specific aspects of the Australian Curriculum to meet the individual student’s needs. It is also an invaluable assessment and supplemental tool to support teachers in the classroom.

Students have home access as well for extra support and this makes learning Numeracy more enjoyable.

LITERACY PLANET     http://www.literacyplanet.com/au/       

This programme covers Literacy – Pre Reading words, Phonics, Sight Words, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Comprehension, Grammar and Punctuation. It has been developed to support the Australian Curriculum and has a structured learning journey which takes children through sequenced comprehensive literacy content with feedback once the exercise has been completed.

Please consider making this payment as soon as possible so that the “Log-On’s and Passwords” can be given to the students to maximise their usage at school and at home.

Payment can be made by cash, cheque, EFTPOS, credit card or bank transfer to the school bank account as per details below.                    

A/C Name Leeming Primary School   BSB: 066 163  Account Number: 0090 0553     Ref: Child’s Surname & DigM

Thank you if you have already made the payment.