June 2024 Newsletter

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We hope this newsletter finds you well and thriving. As always, we're committed to keeping you informed about matters that impact families and students' well-being and education. I’d like to highlight two pressing issues: the rise of vaping among teenagers and the concerning phenomenon of school refusal, as highlighted in a recent Four Corners program.
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We are excited to announce that the Susan Ryan Award will soon be open for applications. Don't miss this opportunity to recognise and reward outstanding achievements at your school - July 15th This award celebrates excellence in our school communities in the crucial area of Family Engagement
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ACOSH is running a survey to find out what parents think about vaping at Australian high schools. They will use the results to advocate for improving vaping education and support for high school students. Eligible parents who complete the survey will have the option to enter a prize draw for a $100 Woolworths groceries voucher. The survey is open until the 24th June 2024. Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/acosh_parent_vaping_survey
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As students progress through their school years, it is important to check how well they are learning the essential skills of literacy and numeracy. NAPLAN is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 and the only national literacy and numeracy assessment all Australian students have the opportunity to undertake. Parents and carers of students who participated in this year’s NAPLAN assessment in March will soon receive an individual student report (ISR) of their child’s results.
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Know Before You Go Movie Reviews: Enable you to find enjoyable and age appropriate movies for your children. The Know Before You Go Movie Review Service provides descriptions of the content of movies, highlighting areas which may be of concern to parents.
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Just like that, the ATO has advised tax time is here so it’s time to start digging out those receipts! Or, if you used the ATO’s myDeductions tool, all you’ll need to do is whip out your device of choice.
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R U OK? Day is Thursday 12 September 2024. It’s our National Day of Action when we highlight the importance of meaningful R U OK? conversations and remind all Australians to start them any day of the year.
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Schools Plus Annual Partnership round is opening soon. This is an exciting opportunity for eligible schools to receive funding, coaching and resources across a single year or multiple years, creating transformational change for their children and school communities.
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CAUGHT YOU BEING GREAT! South Australia SRC who in collaboration with the Commissioner for Children and Young People, Modbury High School Student, Xavier, (Year 11 student pictured with Jane Goodall) had the opportunity of participating in a video project being shown at Cleland Wildlife Park’s Inaugural Youth Voice event on Saturday June 1st. The event showcased what young people across South Australia are working on, with a focus on the environment and our hope for the future. However, a focus of the event was to, in part, honour Dame Dr. Jane Goodall in her 90th year around the sun and 60 years of advocacy and work. She spoke at the event. Xavier had recently learned of a Dr. Jane Goodall tribute LEGO set and thought it imperative to purchase it and bring it to the event. He had a wonderful time meeting Jane, and a wonderful time hearing from everybody at the event.
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