Primary News 10 May 2013

THE GOLDEN RULE AND RESPECT
We are continuing to focus on aspects of RESPECT and VALUES in the primary school and are very pleased with the response from the students.
It is so encouraging to walk around the school and hear children greeting students and staff and calling them by their name, being helpful, inviting others to join their games, walking respectfully on the paths and using the Golden Rule.  Children are sharing the names of others who are doing good things and this is having a very positive impact on the school culture.
Alongside this, Mrs Mitchell and I are meeting with students who have been named in the Year 3 – 6 bullying survey.  We will be monitoring this also from time to time to ensure that students feel safe and that GCCC is providing a supportive safe environment for your children.
CLARIFICATION: USE OF THE JUNIOR PLAYGROUND BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL
  • The safety guidelines for the use of the junior playground before and after school are as follows:
  • Students must be supervised by their parents – NOT OLDER SIBLINGS.
  • College staff are not on duty in this area. It is the responsibility of parents to supervise their own children closely .
  • Any students not with their parents should go to the senior undercover area when they arrive in the mornings as staff are on duty there before and after school.
  • Children must keep their shoes on as this is a safety issue. Just check the sand before you leave as you may prefer to return it to the sandpit rather than empty it in your car or home. You have no idea how much it costs us to top up the sand every few years.
We have always encouraged the sense of community as children play together on the playground equipment with parents watching them before and after school , but there are concerns at present regarding unsupervised children.
                                PARENTS SHOULD ONLY BE SUPERVISING THEIR OWN CHILDREN.
                                ALL OTHER STUDENTS WILL BE SENT TO THE SENIOR UNDERCOVER AREA.

Cheryl Bryers, Head of Primary
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