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Year 5 & 6 camp Parents

Dear All

We have just been informed that the buses have left camp and are expected back at approximately 2.50pm

We'll keep you updated of any changes

MUFTI DAY -TERM 2

Please find attached information regarding Mufti Day in Term 2.

Regards

Mungo_Youth_Project_Mufti_Day_T2_.pdf

CHANGES TO THE SCHOOL DAY TIMETABLE

Dear K-6 Parents and Community, 

We will be making some changes to our school day starting Term 2. Please note these changes will not affect start and finish times.

Our teachers and staff members are always researching and planning more effective ways of empowering our students to become resilient, empathetic citizens. To this end, we have been analysing data collected over the last year, highlighting issues around student eating habits, behaviour towards the latter part of the school day, food wastage and rubbish around our beautiful playground.

What we will be trialling over the next few terms, is a 'flipped' school day. Students will be eating lunch and enjoying their longer play break earlier in the day. Many schools in NSW have changed their school days in a similar way to this and have reported high success rates.

The new school times will look like the following:

9:10 - School starts

9:10 - 11:10 - A solid two hour morning session, with fitness and crunch 'n' sip break built into this time

11:10 - 11:20 - Eating lunch time, this will happen in class groups with the class or RFF teacher

11:20 - 12:00 - 40 mins of playtime - lunchtime clubs and training will run during this time as well

12:00 - 2:00 - Mid afternoon session, two hours of teaching time with another brain/mindfulness break built into this time

2:00 - 2:20 - Recess, students to have a snack and playtime

2:20 - 3:10 - Afternoon session

There are many benefits to this change, some of which include:

  • ​earlier eating time - allows for earlier digestion and less problems caused by feeling hungry
  • less hot and tired when they have their 'big' playtime
  • four dedicated, quality teaching hours per day - not broken into chunks, plus the afternoon session
  • children not playing outside at the hottest time of the day
  • a more substantial meal eaten earlier may result in less unhealthy food choices for the recess break
  • less likely to throw away lunches as they are sitting and eating as a class
  • children are fresher and more likely to experience happy, successful playtime during the lunch break
  • an opportunity for class teachers to observe eating habits and answer any queries about attention span related to food choices
  • relationship building with students, good way of chatting over lunch
  • opportunity to build in calmer teaching and learning in the afternoon
  • less litter in the playground
  • food may spoil less in lunchboxes when eaten earlier

Please have a look at some of the evidence gathered suggesting the success of this implementation in other school settings.

https://www.smh.com.au/education/early-lunch-gives-kids-an-energy-hit-in-class-20130319-2gdl7.html

https://www.standard.net.au/story/4478282/early-lunch-has-perks/

https://www.mamamia.com.au/lunch-before-noon/

https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/schools-new-eating-plan-gets-top-marks/news-story/c48ddd2c921ad1904ba64972421a9271?from=public_rss

Thank you for your support as we work together to ensure our community is always striving to be the best it can be. 

Have a wonderful end of term break and we look forward to an exciting Term 2.

 

Kind regards,

WPPS teachers and staff

Change to School Day Timetable

Please see attached information regarding Change to School Day Tmetable.

Regards,

Teachers and Staff

Changes_to_School_Day_Timetable.docx.pdf

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REMINDER Cross Country BBQ Lunch

Just a reminder that all orders need to be returned to the office by Friday 12 April.

Please find attached the order form for the Cross Country BBQ Lunch.

Cross Country BBQ 2019

April 5 Newsletter

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P&C Meeting minutes

Attention Year 3-6 Parents