In this Issue
9th - Governing Council 7pm
13th - Choir Rehearsal & Evening
17th - Rm 9/10 Parliament House
21st/22nd - Pedal Prix at Murray Bridge
23rd – FACE 3.30pm
26th – Disco Years 3-7
27th - Last Day Term 3, 2.15pm
Wed 11th Sep – Tue 17th Sep
Hannah L, Kayla T, Bella N
Wed 18th Sep - Tue 24th Sep
Aria E, Isabelle C, Asha D
Wed 25th Sep – Friday 27th Sep and Mon 14th and Tue 15th Oct (Term 4)
Jordyn C, Maddison R, Erin M
Please arrive by 8.25am
Mark Hansen – Reappointed as Principal
Five Ways that Reading with your child Improves their Education
We all know that reading to children in the early years supports their beginning literacy skills, but it does much more than this and is a practice that has many benefits as students grow older.
It opens up new worlds
Reading to your children can instil in them a love of books and open up to them new experiences and language. They can visit past and future worlds. They can experience what life is like for people in foreign cultures and lands. When you read along with them you can explain how their life is different and also similar to the characters they meet and expand their world.
Reading to your child builds their confidence
Children judge their own ability to read from observing their classroom peers and from conversations with parents and teachers. When sharing a book and giving positive feedback parents can help children develop what is known as self-efficacy – a perceived ability to complete the specific activity at hand. By reading with support, students become more confident in their own ability and will want to read more as they develop a belief in their own skills.
It can build positive reading attitudes
The more opportunities a child has to engage with books the more positive their reading attitude tends to be. Enjoying a book with a parent will create an interest in reading independently. Children model their reading behaviours on that of their parents and you can make them more motivated readers by enjoying books with them.
Finally, it expands their language
When reading a book together children are exposed to a wide range of language. They hear words that never appear in our day to day conversations. When reading a fantasy novel they may come across words such as “grotto, fortress, invincible, sceptre, bullion, javelin” etc. and learn about objects and events beyond their own lives. The rich vocabulary they develop makes them better able to comprehend more complex texts. Sounding out complex words also improves their decoding skills.
So as your child grows and becomes more able to read independently, don’t give up on the joy of reading together, because your positive influence as a parent can still continue for years.
We are currently looking at predicted student numbers for next year. Accurate enrolment details are needed so we can determine numbers for our classes.
Therefore if your family is considering moving, or you know of someone moving into our area it is important that you let us know as soon as possible. If you have a younger sibling to start next year and you haven't completed an enrolment form yet, please come in and speak to the front office staff.