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Parent - Teacher Meeting February 2010 Jane Lowe 2010
Parent Information OBERTHUR PRIMARY SCHOOL CLASS PARENT MEETING
Parent Information OBERTHUR PRIMARY SCHOOL P&C ASSOCIATION Parent Class Representative This year the P&C are asking for one parent from each classroom to volunteer for the role of Parent Class Representative. The Parent Class Representative would be responsible for co-ordinating the parents in this class area to run one fundraising activity during the school year. The P&C fundraising co-ordinator would be available for any guidance and assistance as required. The role would also assist your class teachers with other communications with parents should the need arise. In the past, some class parents have coordinated a contact list for all wishing to be involved. For further details or enquires please don’t hesitate to contact: Louise on 041 444 3564
inform parents of class homework policy procedures and expectations at the start of each year
ensure that homework is relevant to the child's educational needs and not used as a form of punishment.
design tasks that provide the opportunity for home and school to work cooperatively to support children's learning
clearly explain homework with sufficient written instructions and when skill subjects are involved, it should be revision of work that is understood by the pupils
ensure student's self discipline and independent learning skills are enhanced in an environment other than school
design the task such that it requires an appropriate time commitment and does not impact unreasonably on the development of personal and social skills or "family time"
contact parents if homework expectations are not being met by their child
check homework routinely
OBERTHUR PRIMARY SCHOOL Years 4 and 5 Approximately 15 minutes per night or about 1 hour per week PLUS 15 – 30 minutes per night silent reading Monday to Thursday. Homework in the middle primary years is most effective when the teacher develops a simple and effective routine for setting out the homework requirements, distributing the homework and marking it. A diary/journal (or similar) will be used to assist with this aim. Homework should be the vehicle for children, parents and teachers to work together to assist the child's development. Parents are not expected to teach new work. In the middle years of primary schooling, homework should provide children with practice and reinforcement opportunities, and introduce them to the process of investigating and researching independently. Parent Information
Homework Reading : minimum 15 minutes Monday – Thursday should be reading novels but also a variety of other material both fiction and non-fiction. Reading response : once a week – choice of responses Some children will have Spelling words and/or Mental Maths practice on a needs basis. A normal homework week is Monday to Thursday. Children are not expected to complete homework on Fridays, weekends or public holidays, although they may choose to complete assigned work during that time. Rationale Homework is purposeful out of class learning that seeks to enhance the extent to which each child benefits from their education.
The following recommendations are included as parental information:
Provide your child with a quiet time and place to do homework. Switch off the T.V.
Siblings need to respect that those engaged in homework should not be disturbed.
Show a genuine interest in your child's homework and become involved, but refrain from doing it for them.
Establish a homework routine and be aware of homework procedures e.g. Reading Folder and Homework Diary, Spelling Journal.
Ensure that your child has the tools necessary to complete the homework e.g. pens, pencils, calculator, ruler, eraser, glue, scissors and paper.
Have an atlas and dictionary in the home.
Be willing to make the occasional visit to the school and/or public library with your child.
Keep in touch with your child’s teacher, especially if difficulties are experienced.
Note : Supervised access to the Internet may assist students engaged in research tasks but should not be considered essential.
Internet Use Blog Assignments Mathletics Quest Atlantis Resources – USB, headsets
NAPLAN Testing Year 5 - May 2010 Year 4 – May 2011 www.myschool.edu.au Literacy and Numeracy covered during the year should equip students to tackle these tests. We will do mini-tests set out like the NAPLAN papers so students are familiar with the types of questions and the format of the papers.
Parent Information OBERTHUR PRIMARY SCHOOL REPORTING TO PARENTS: Elements: Term One - Class Parent Meeting (Week 1 to 3) Term Two - Formal System Report Form Term Two – Three Way Conference Term Three – Learning Journey Term Four – Formal System Report Form Portfolio of evidence
When dropping off or picking up students please pay close attention to the rules relating to the roads in the school vicinity:
Blue Kiss’n’Ride bays – driver must stay in car and wait for students to enter vehicle from kerbside. This does not mean wait for ten minutes. If student/s have not come within a couple of minutes, move on and park in a white bay or drive around and come back.
Do not double park in Nicholls Crescent. This causes huge problems. Move on and park in a white bay or come around again.
Do not stop vehicles on the opposite side of Nicholls Crescent – there are No Standing signs.
Do not drive through or park in the school carpark to drop off or pick up. It is dangerous to do so.
Melville Rangers visit periodically – non-compliance with signs and rules can result in a $70 fine.
When sending money for payment for excursions/incursions, special events etc please note that there is a week long window for collection for each planned event. Please let the office know if this causes any difficulty.
Lump sum payments can be made at the start of the year to cover any payments. This can relieve the necessity of finding smaller amounts of money at shorter intervals during the year.
School Behaviour Management Policy A whole school behaviour management policy has been established . This policy includes both incentives for good behaviour and consequences for students who violate class and/or school rules. The positive reinforcements include: School - Virtues Vouchers, Merit Certificates, Class Awards Classroom - Encouragement & Praise, Stickers, Group Points etc There is a 7 stage procedure for children who do not abide by the class/school rules.