Thank you to the high school parents / carers from years 8 and 10 who attended our meeting last Thursday. It was good to have almost every parent in attendance. If parents would like further information on the topics discussed, please contact your child’s teacher.
Parents / carers are reminded that the morning bell goes at 8.10am. All students should be at school ready to start the day by 8.00am. Recently we have had instances of lateness from students residing in both Townsite and outside. Lateness disrupts learning and should only occur in exceptional circumstances.
Many parents are concerned about the amount of screen time their children have on various devices. Recent studies have outlined several detrimental effects that too much screen time can have on children and adolescents. The Australian Institute for Family Studies screen time guidelines recommend:
no screen time for children younger than two years
no more than one hour per day for children aged 2–5 years
no more than two hours of sedentary recreational screen time per day for children and young people aged 5–17 years (not including schoolwork).