KINGSCLIFF PUBLIC SCHOOL
Staff Bulletin Week 9 Term 4 2015
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR WORK AND YOUR SUPPORTIVE COMMUNICATION FOR OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES !
Congratulations and Thank you Melissa and Team on your successful end of year Financial Rollover - Great work!
The single most important factor in our stress level is OUR attitude. The attitude we bring to a situation has a huge impact on how we see and react to each of the situations we face. This has a direct impact on our stress level. The attitude that we bring is evident in our self-talk, that little voice inside our head!
Our attitude acts like a lens through which we ‘see’ situations. I am sure that you will have heard the classic story where two people witnessing the same car accident, report seeing different things. Your attitude acts as a filter and therefore has a huge impact on how we ‘see’ events.
Many people believe our attitude is caused directly by outside influences like unpleasant experiences or negative people. They see their attitude as a direct result or consequence of what happens to them. They see it as a simple cause and effect relationship. As a result of this mind-set, they ride a roller-coaster of emotions every day! When good things happen they feel great, when bad things happen they feel terrible. For example:-
They start the day feeling tired because they didn’t sleep well.
self talk = “Today’s going to be a bad day!”
They grumble at their partner, who grumbles back!
“See I told you so!”
They can’t find their car keys.
“I hate my life!”
Someone let’s them merge into the traffic.
“What a lovely day!”
Someone’s parked in their usual spot.
“I hate them – they’re just doing it to upset me!”
A colleague makes a nice comment on their haircut
“I love working here! People are so thoughtful!”
The Principal reminds them of the form that’s overdue
“People are so demanding around here”
We need to be careful NOT to allow our attitude to be totally dependent on the events that happen to us. While external pressures may trigger our feelings, we are the ones who then reflect the impact of those events in our attitude. We can either be subservient to the external events, few of which we have any control over, or we can take charge of our attitude and our response to the situations we face.
“Choosing your attitude” means monitoring your self-talk, being aware of your attitude and making your own choice about how much impact situations have on your attitude. Once you accept that you have some choice in your attitude at this moment, you can decide whether to keep it or shape it into an attitude that brings you more satisfaction.
It doesn’t mean that you always have to put on a happy face. Sometimes angry or sad are what’s called for. Be aware of what your attitude is, and that it does affect you and others.
You control your attitude, not the other way around.
Working in schools can be stressful! ..... Key points
Your attitude affects your stress
You have a choice in your attitude
Monitor your self-talk and be aware of your attitude
Consistent people are ‘low maintenance’
You control your attitude, not the other way around
Learn to ignore what you can’t control, and learn to control what you can.
Dr Peter Hanson - The Joy of Stress
Steve Francis Happy Schools www.happyschool.com.au
Week 10 Term 4
Year 6 Farewell Dinner
Volunteers Morning Tea
Yr 5/ 6 Multicultural Lunch / Class Party
AWARDS DAY - School Hall – Year Reports Home
K = 10am
1 / 2 = 11.30am
3/6 = 1pm
Kingscliff Carols 7pm
School Director / Principal’s Meeting
KHS Performance – Yrs 4 - 6
PLAN Data due
LAST DAY SCHOOL CANTEEN
Week 11 Term 4
P. & C. Meeting - social dinner
Cool Kid Treats
Wet and Wild
Class planning and moves
Christmas Carols Kingscliff Park – Surf Club
Last Day for Students – Mufti
Class planning and moves
School Development Day– Joint Kingscliff High School & CLC
School Development Day– Already completed by teaching staff earlier in year.
SCHOOL PLANNING RE CLASSES AND TEACHER ALLOCATION 2016
We have approximately an additional 20 expressions of interest to enrol students and if they definitely enrol we will require an additional teacher and classroom to the one already underway.
Temporary and casual positions remain under consideration while further permanent staffing impacts are resolved. I hope to be able to confirm those before the end of the year.
As always the exact numbers of students attending school at the start of the year determine our final planning. Changes can and do happen as a result of numbers.
For next year there has been an attempt to minimise significant moves eg moving an ES1 teacher to a Stage 3 level or vice versa. There are some changes within a stage / year level and some change from one stage to another - with a small year / grade level change.
Change in teaching role is always inevitable. Staff are appointed and / or transferred to the school as generalist primary teachers to be appointed to teach in any stage from Early Stage 1 to Stage 3, completing teaching duties to the standards required. I thank you for your professionalism in your work in this regard !
At this stage the permanent teacher / teaching allocations are :-
Lou Stirling (Graham) - Assistant Principal - Supervising ES1
Amanda Fugar (Knight)
Year 1 Teachers
Lea Conroy - Assistant Principal - Supervising Year 1
Yr 1 /2 composite Michelle Corware
Year 2 Teachers - supervised by Deputy Principal - Belinda Mirana
Year 3 Teachers
Shannon Gray (Mat Leave) - Assistant Principal
Year 4 Teachers
Tracey Aldridge - Relieving Assistant Principal - supervising Stage 2 - Year 3 & 4
Year 5 Teachers
Louise McQueen (Mat leave part time)
Year 5 / 6 Composite Gloria Gardiner
Year 6 Teachers
Jason Ellem - Assistant Principal Supervising Stage 3 - Year 5 & 6
Librarian - Charmaine Johnston
Deputy Principal - Belinda Mirana. Supervising Year 2 + Extras
Principal - Kiernan Houlahan
Additional support staff, casual / temporary positions to be further advised.
Supporting Our Student's ....
Reading lessons ...
Home reading ...
Access to on line readers ...
Lexile based books linked with Sustained Silent Reading....