Director of Pastoral Care & Wellbeing

JUSTIN COULSON ‘THE PARENT REVOLUTION’ PARENT INFORMATION EVENING

RAISING HEALTHY MINDS

 Are you interested in finding ways to support your child and family based on their interests and needs? The Australian Parent Website www.raisingchildren.net.au has produced a free app an called Raising Healthy Minds which answers questions about child wellbeing, and shares practical tips for your day-to-day family life. You can download it free from the Google Play or the App Store, to foster your child’s wellbeing, and encourage positive behaviour and emotions, strengthening family relationships and to assist in looking after yourself.  Click on the picture below to find out more

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NAIDOC on the GRASS

Shalom Catholic College extended an invitation to our First Nations students from Year Three to Year Six, along with three other local Primary schools, to participate in a post celebration of NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC on the Grass “For Our Elders was held at Shalom Catholic College on Thursday 20 July 2023.

Students joined Shalom Catholic College First Nations students to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. They listened respectfully to the stories of three local elders, and were then involved in a variety of fun activities, and shared in bush tucker and cake. Thankyou to Valli Mitchelson, Shalom’s Indigenous Education Liaison Officer and Mrs Fleur Supplice for inviting our St John’s students along to be part of this important celebration.

COMMUNITY SUNDAY 13 August 

Our Term 3 Community Sunday Worship Service will take place on Sunday 13 August 2023 commencing at 9:00 a.m.

We invite all families to join with us in Worship at St John’s Lutheran Church. Students from ALL YEAR LEVELS will be directly involved in the service, and we encourage students and families to attend this school event. WE ARE STILL SEEKING STUDENTS TO BE INVOLVED IN BIBLE READING, SINGING AND READING OF PRAYERS. Please see correspondence sent home last fortnight and return participation forms as soon as possible.  Worshipping at our Community Sunday Service is a great way to praise God, nurture our faith in Him, encourage one another and bring our school and church families together. Please bring along a plate to share and join us for a shared morning tea under the mango tree at the conclusion of the service. Please Feel free to contact Mrs Carroll should you have any further questions.

STUDENT ATTENDANCE/ABSENCE MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES

As part of our commitment to Student Wellbeing, our goal is to support student attendance at St John’s Lutheran Primary School. In the improvement of student learning and student wellbeing, we expect that each child is at school learning every school day.

The research shows that in Queensland, higher student attendance at school is associated, on average, with higher student achievement.’

You may be questioning – Why is regular attendance at school important? It is simple really – Regular school attendance will mean that your child gets a better chance at life. Your child will achieve better when they go to school all day, every school day:

  • they learn better
  • they make friends
  • they are happier
  • they have a brighter future.

Under Queensland law and relevant school policy, you must make sure your child of school age is enrolled and attends school all day, every school day unless they have a reasonable excuse.

Illness, competing in a school sporting event or going on a school excursion are reasonable excuses for being absent from school. We ask respectfully, that Parents/Caregivers, avoid keeping their child away from school for birthdays, shopping, visiting family and friends, if they sleep in, looking after other children, or haircuts.

Please note also that it is preferable that parents/caregivers note any absences on Parent Lounge. Please contact the office should you require support in the use of Parent Lounge.

As part of our obligation and revised procedures in monitoring student attendance, you can expect:

  • Procedures to monitor student attendance
  • An SMS any day your child is not at school as expected. Please assist us to support attendance by

responding to this attendance alert

  • Further correspondence via Parent Lounge, following-up any unexplained absences as per our records. • Continued effective teaching strategies to engage your child in learning
  • Strategies to help you, to encourage your child to go to school. Please contact your child’s teacher or the DPCW for assistance and support, should this be the case.