Principal’s News: Term 1 – Week 5

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to school for Term 1 2018.

We have had a fabulous start to the school year and the students have settled in well. Welcome to all our new parents who are at Yale Primary School for the first time and welcome to our new teaching and non-teaching staff.

Parents, I would like to remind you that students are not to be at school before 8.40am in the morning, as that is when the school is able to provide supervision for students arriving at school early.  As you realise, formal lessons commence at 8.50am and teachers are
expected to mark the attendance roll by 9am.  If parents are staying in the classroom for any reason, please understand that the teachers will be unavailable during the time of marking the roll.  We thank you for cooperation at this very busy time of the school day.

ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

Dear Parents/Carers,

At Yale, we believe every child has the right to be safe at school.  We provide learning
environments that foster good behaviour and respect for your children and those around them.

Fortunately, most students attending public schools in Western Australia are able to learn in safe and supporting environments.  At times, though, some students can be physically
aggressive.  This is never acceptable as it can cause psychological and physical harm to those involved, as well as disruption to teaching and learning.

The State Government has released a Statement to address anti-social behaviour in schools.  It sets out 10 actions to help school staff, families and communities work together on this complex issue.  Programs and Resources will be available for parents to support their children and where appropriate, parents and staff will work closely to ensure their children maintain positive behaviour at school.  A copy of the Statement is available on the Department’s website at education.wa.edu.au

It is important to understand that these changes focus on students who have intentionally been physically aggressive  towards others.  Students with a disability who either cannot manage their behaviour or do not intend to harm others are not the target of this plan.

As parents, you also play a vital role.  Your children benefit from you modelling and rewarding positive behaviour.  I look forward to your ongoing support to keep Yale Primary School a safe place for all.

Glen Read – Principal