A special thanks to our ICT Team who have worked tirelessly to ensure our school continues to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students not only here on school property but also across the internet. While completing the planning phases has taken place in all areas we are already on board with implementing and sustaining the actions initiated through the eSmart accreditation process. Please feel free to speak with Matt Buckley or visit the eSmart website to find out more.
This is an opportunity that every parent should experience. Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) are the Australian experts at not only understanding the complexities of online dangers but also in proposing some significant actions parents can take to ensure every child is safe online. It will be an opportunity to hear from those in the know about the current realities of childrens' online behaviours and how parents might respond.
Please consider your participation in this event carefully. Registration forms can be found at ACMA Cyber Safety Visit to Rosanna Primary.
Further reading: Cybersmart Guide for Families
On Wednesday students and teachers stopped to celebrate our Fish Philosophy. Our Fish Philosophy helps students and teachers build effective relationships, establish individual accountability and provide an emotionally and physically safe atmosphere.
It all started when a group of fishmongers in Seattle participated in research. Despite their less-than-desirable work, these fishmongers brought amazing energy, focus and accountability to their jobs. In researching the attitudes of these fishmongers a collection of key dispositions were identifies and named as Be There, Choose Your Attitude, Make Their Day, and Play. The attitudes were incorporated into what many businesses and school have adopted as the Fish Philosophy.
Be There - When we interact with others, we need to really focus on that moment, with that person. We take responsibility for 'being who we are while we’re doing what we’re doing.'
Choose Your Attitude -We can’t control what happens to us, but we do have a choice about how we respond. By accepting responsibility for the attitude we choose, we also empower ourselves to change it.
Make Their Day - Too often we ask, 'What have you done for me lately?' instead of 'How can I make your day?' If we turn the focus around and do little things to make others feel good, we can have a powerful, positive impact on the people in our lives.
Play - This does not mean goof off, but it does mean bring a light-hearted spirit to life. Think about how much little kids learn by exploring, experimenting, playing. Why shouldn't we all approach life with the same curiosity and interest? Besides, it is more fun!
Thanks to all students and teachers who worked across ages to explore the Fish Philosophy and continue to consider its application to our community. A special thanks to Ange for her organisation that ensured a wonderful day for all.
Greetings to our Rosanna Primary Website. Please feel free to meander through this reflection of our community. Visit our class blogs and comment on their great learning.