Seasons for Growth - Successful Groups

Time to Chat - Relationship Support

This important aspect of a child's growth and development is supported by various programs that the school runs. These cover the needs of children as well as offering regular parent sessions or evenings.

Staff focus on student well-being with individual or in class support as negotiated. Children may be involved in the garden project as a place to work and talk or they may be involved in more structured programs such as 'Seasons for Growth' or 'Successful Groups'.

God created us all as unique individuals and has a special plan for each of our lives.

Through care, prayer and a range of planned activities each child is respected and valued as they move through their learning journey.

Sleep

Healthy children learn better.

Over the past few decades the focus has been on eating a healthy diet and regular exercise. A good nights sleep is also paramount to your child’s health. Primary School children who have sleep problems or have late nights have trouble with their school work and behaviour.

Here are some suggestions that parents and carers can do to help their child get a good night sleep:

• Have regular bedtime and wake time (this shouldn’t be more than an hour later on weekends and during holidays.

• Have a good bedtime routine (read to younger children or let older children listen to relaxation music).

• Children’s rooms should be quiet and dark and not too hot or cold.

• Reward good night time behaviour.

• Avoid caffeine based drinks (coffee and coke).

• Avoid spicy or salty foods in the evening.

• Avoid any scary movies, computer games and rough play before bed.

• Remove TV’s and computers from children’s rooms.

• Children aged five to twelve need 10-11 hours of sleep per night.

DAGBAGS (Dyslexia Action Group Barossa and Gawler Surrounds)

NAAB (Northern Adelaide And Barossa) is the original DAGBAGS Group. They are winners of numerous awards and are passionate about creating dyslexia awareness in our local area. They are committed to supporting schools in  the Barossa and Gawler become Dyslexia Friendly Schools.

With dyslexic tendencies affecting approximately 10% of the population, and 25% of Australian school children having "dyslexic style" learning needs, NAAB feel it is important that the best support, such as identifying early indicators, cost neutral and additional accommodations, teacher training, and raised awareness are commonplace in every school.

The NAAB Branch meet on Tuesday Nights (week 3 and 7) of the Term at 6.00pm. They meet at different locations throughout the Northern Adelaide, Gawler and Barossa areas.

Contact:                     

naabsecretary@dyslexiasa.org.au

http://www.dyslexiasa.org.au

Current Chairperson: Janice McPhail

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