KINGSCLIFF PUBLIC SCHOOL

Staff Bulletin Week 11 Term 4 2015

Wins

Year 6 Farewell Dinner

AWARDS DAY

Learning - SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAY

CLC Combined Schools Thursday 17th December
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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


www.happyschool.com.au

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ipads

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!

Kindest Regards

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.


SRC 2016


GIRLS

OLIVIA BAKER

ELIZA RAYMANT

PARIS CARPENTER

TAHLIA EVANS

DOMINO MERINO HOLLAND

CEDAR JOHNSTON

LUCY CALLAGHAN


BOYS

JOHNNY HAEUSLER

LOUIS THOMPSON

HARRY CAPNER

HARRISON BASSINGTHWAIGHTE

JOSEPH YAYWARD

ZAC DELANEY

HENDRIX HAMALAINEN


VICE CAPTAINS

PARIS CARPENTER &

HENDRIX HAMALAINEN


CAPTAINS

LUCY CALLAGHAN &

HARRISON BASSINGTHWAIGHTE

Staff planning update draft for 2016

Kindergarten

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


Year 1

Lea Conroy AP 4 day class – 1 day exec release Fri + 2 hours RFF

Exec. Release Friday – Yr 1 = Michelle Barnsley

Cathy Harris

Ailsa Carpenter

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.


Year 2

Ellen Williamsky

Toni Reilly

Donna Nicholls

Yr 2 RFF – Deputy Principal Belinda Mirana


L 3 - Year 2 L3 Stage 1 training begins in 2017.



Year 3

Shannon Gray AP (Mat Leave - semester 1) Mat Leave Casual – Suzanne Evans

Alisha McMahon

Michelle Mackney


Year 4

Lisa Davidson-Thorsby

Tracey Aldridge (Rel AP Term 1 – Mat Leave) Fri – Exec – release Friday Stage 2 - Jane Longworth

Jo Cabale


Year 5

Louise McQueen (Mat leave – 3 days Mon - Wed) Casual Temp = Huitson

Schein Bee

5 / 6 Gloria Gardiner


Year 6

David Bush

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)



Deputy Principal

Belinda Mirana


RFF

ES1 – L. Graham

Yr 1- + one Yr 3M - A. Ellem

Yr 2 – B. Mirana

Yr 3 – 6 – S. Prichard

RFF – Fri – S. Ward


Other

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


Learning Support

Camilla Manson

Faith Goddard

+ TBA


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

Following CLC Sessions at Kingy High -

Kingy Primary ... 1pm lunch at the creek for all staff and Stand Up Paddle Board for anyone happy to enjoy.


FRIDAY 18TH

REALLY 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

Staff are advised they do not permission to enter the school site on their own during school holidays as it is a WH&S issue.

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 ....

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