KINGSCLIFF PUBLIC SCHOOL
Staff Bulletin Week 11 Term 4 2015
Year 6 Farewell Dinner
Learning - SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAY
Learning - LIFE SUCCESS MATRIX
As educators, we are well aware of the need to encourage good values in our students. But how many of us actually take the time to consider our own personal values? Your values, of course, clarify what's important to you. They drive the way you live your life. Successful teachers know what their own personal values are and make sure they live their life by them. However, in the hustle and bustle and busyness of school life, personal values can sometimes be neglected. For example, if one of your personal values is to 'have fun', and you are not having any, your life will soon be out of balance. Similarly, if one of your values is ‘family’, and you are not spending enough time with them because of work commitments, feelings of guilt and frustration will start to set in.
Some people know their own personal values intrinsically and live their lives accordingly. Some of us, myself included, need to be reminded when we are getting off track. A technique that works very well is to list what you consider to be your top ten personal values in order of priority. You then 'connect' with these values once a week to ensure that the way you are living your life is in fact aligned with your values. For example, my top ten true values are love, esteem, connection/fun, achievement, recognition, learning, contribution, security, health, calmness. I know that if any of these values are being neglected I need to realign my actions so that they are not.
What are your top ten values? Are you living by them?
Work/life balance is a phrase that is used quite often these days. Teachers know that trying to achieve it is a great challenge. The first step is to accept that sometimes our life will be out of balance. We oscillate between times of pressure and relaxation. The answer lies in knowing how to relax, and how to push it when required. We also need to recognise the state we are in at any given time and make a conscious decision to either maintain or change that state - do we need to relax or push it?
The Life Success Matrix provides a model to assess how balanced your life is, and gives you some direction to help you live the life you want to live. It encourages people to develop their own personal philosophy and set personal goals in each of the four success zones. We need to spend an adequate amount of time in each of these zones in order to live a balanced, fulfilled life. The Life Success Matrix indicates what is likely to happen if you do not spend enough time in either of the four zones.
David Koutsoukis www.acropolisleadership.com
David is an award-winning speaker, author and consultant who help leaders energise themselves and their people to get the results they want. He works with leaders from both the corporate and education sectors and believes that ‘Teachers are Leaders’. His innovative programs and resources help principals and teachers become effective leaders in their schools and classrooms. He is the author of the Behaviour Management Toolkit and Values Education Toolkit resources, the Six Kinds
Can I have all the classroom and teacher iPads returned to the Library by Monday morning please? I would really appreciate it if teachers sent the iPads to the Library. They can be placed on the borrowing bench.
Have a wonderful day!
Charmaine Johnston (Lavis)
Relieving Assistant Principal/Teacher Librarian
SRC and Captain Elections
Thank you to all students who nominated and to Mrs Conroy for workshops and training to prepare all nominees and conduct the elections.
For those students who did not nominate or were not selected for the SRC there are also 12 positions available as Sports Captains to be elected at the start of 2016. We encourage students to also consider those leadership opportunities for next year. It is also always wonderful to see the number of students nominated for citizenship awards each year who are not elected representatives – these contributions are also highly valued and recognised.
DOMINO MERINO HOLLAND
PARIS CARPENTER &
LUCY CALLAGHAN &
Staff planning update draft for 2016
KG - Lou Graham - AP / L3 trainer and Exec. Release Fri / Playgroup (Thur) RFF x 2.5 days
KG class teachers = Edwards (3 days) and Star – Webb (2 days)
KH Adrienne Holdsworth
KS Lisa Stephens
KA Amanda Fugar
KF Anita Ferguson
L3 - Kindergarten L3 - Year 2 - continuing
Lea Conroy AP 4 day class – 1 day exec release Fri + 2 hours RFF
Exec. Release Friday – Yr 1 = Michelle Barnsley
1 /2 Michelle Corware
Yr 1 RFF – 9-11am Mon – Thursday + Yr 3M – Friday – 9 - 11 = Amanda Ellem
L 3 - Year 1 (including 1/2C) L3 Stage 1 training in 2016.
Yr 2 RFF – Deputy Principal Belinda Mirana
L 3 - Year 2 L3 Stage 1 training begins in 2017.
Shannon Gray AP (Mat Leave - semester 1) Mat Leave Casual – Suzanne Evans
Tracey Aldridge (Rel AP Term 1 – Mat Leave) Fri – Exec – release Friday Stage 2 - Jane Longworth
Louise McQueen (Mat leave – 3 days Mon - Wed) Casual Temp = Huitson
5 / 6 Gloria Gardiner
Jason Ellem AP 4 day class – 1 day exec release Fri + 2 hours RFF
Exec. Release Ellem = Prichard Friday AP + RFF (4 days – Mon – Fri)
ES1 – L. Graham
Yr 1- + one Yr 3M - A. Ellem
Yr 2 – B. Mirana
Yr 3 – 6 – S. Prichard
RFF – Fri – S. Ward
Tracey Gilmore – Reading Recovery + LAST
Amanda Ellem - Reading Recovery + RFF
Kaye Neeson - 3 days LAST
Nicky Cooper and Adam Meyer - 2 days (Mon / Tue) - KIMP
CLASS LOCATIONS ARE AS IS - IE NO NEED TO CLASS FURNITURE RELOCATIONS
5B - Bee will be current 6B
5M - Macqueen will be current 6H
Year 5 /6 G will be current 5G
6B - Bush will be current 5P
6E - Ellem will be current 5W
1C - Conroy will be in current 1G
New demountable will be 1H - Harris
SDD thursday 17th december
Kingy Primary ... 1pm lunch at the creek for all staff and Stand Up Paddle Board for anyone happy to enjoy.
Maintenance / End of Year / Holiday Planning
- A large skip is in the car park to support the disposal of all rubbish. Will be taken away mid week
- Please be aware there is to be no heavy lifting – this is to be referred to our Groundsman – Keith – for assistance.
- Consider not stripping out room displays of posters, learning scaffolds etc… leave them up for the start of a new year and to assist to make the room as welcoming and enjoyable for school to start.
- New demountable to be installed.
Week 11 Timetable Impacts
As is our regular school practice each year and considering the timetable impacts of week 11 (Cool Kid Treat Day, School Development Days - one already completed, Classroom Moving Days and Organisation / clean up) our school's continuing custom and practice is to change the normal RFF in week 11 and alter it to combined class activities as arranged and coordinated across the stage. This will enable classes to be flexible and arrange collaborative supervision to assist these impacts. Please assist by ensuring your supervisor is aware of any planning impacts that need to be identified so they can be fully considered and plan with flexible supervision alternatives required across the Stage and School. Thank you for your continuing work and cooperation as we rapidly complete the end of year school activities !
Entry to school site over holidays - WH&S
As has been the new WH&S custom and practice this year - if you need to enter the school site (accompanied) you are to notify the principal and your supervisor by text (Principal mobile - 0428172322) when you are entering the site and the another text advising that you have exited the site safely. Thank you for ensuring you are aware of and follow the required WH&S requirements to protect your and all staff's safety in this matter!
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR WORK AND SUPPORT IN 2015!
Time to relax and try something new.. see you in 2016 ....