SCHOOL FEE PAYMENTS TO 23/4/21
Thank you to all the families who sent back their payment options for 2021 School Fees last term.
Many families didn’t complete the Payment Option form so it is assumed you are paying Term instalments as a minimum. Those families will be contacted for any outstanding fees to 23/4/21. If you would like to commence regular payments by Direct Debit or Credit Card, please complete a bank authority form. The bank authority form can be obtained from the school’s website www.mmccps.wa.edu.au or at the school reception during school hours.
The school encourages families who are experiencing financial hardship to please contact the school for an appointment to meet with me and discuss a payment plan that suits, in confidence
Kindergarten 2022 Enrolment Applications
If you have a child born between 1st July 2017 – 30th June 2018, they are due to attend Kindergarten in 2022. Application forms are available at the office or online at our website www.mmccps.wa.edu.au
Please return application forms to the school office ASAP.
All sibling applications need to be lodged as enrolment process is now beginning.
We don’t want you to miss out.
Please note that our Kindergarten filled by July last year and we now have a waiting list
The new Term 2 CANTEEN MENU for 2021 is available on the MMCCPS website.
The canteen operates on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. To alleviate using money, Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School has an online ordering system for Canteen orders. This enables a more efficient and effective service available to you and your family.
You can visit quickcliq.com.au to register.
Uniform Shop Manager
If you would like to purchase any second-hand uniforms, please contact Mrs Anita Andrews 0412 866588.
Mr Power is pleased to announce the CPSSA have been able to organise a new date for the postponed inter school swimming carnival. The new date is Thursday 27th May. All details in terms of the program and times remain the same.
At this stage we are unsure what restrictions, if any, will be in place for spectators. More information about this will be communicated to families once we receive an update from HBF Stadium.
Year Six Interschool Sport
All Year Six students have chosen their choice of sport to compete in this term at the Eagles Cup Day (June 10) and Winter Carnival Day (June 24). They will be practicing on Tuesdays and will need to wear their sports uniform to school on that day as well as their usual PE day on Wednesday.
There are many exciting and interesting books in the Library so come in and borrow some of them.
If you have any paper towel tubes, could you please save them and bring them into Science please.
When Kids Need a Parental Push
Watching your child or young person manage their nervous moments can be challenging for parents, but it comes with the territory. How you react to an anxiety-inducing moment can influence the way kids approach uncomfortable situations in the future.
Sadly, avoidance is a well-entrenched pattern of behaviour that holds many kids back from experiencing life as they would like. The comfort zone that many crave to stay in can be like maximum security prison where there’s no escape. It’s incumbent upon parents to make sure participation rather than avoidance becomes the most likely response even when kids feel nervous and tense.
Holding firm in the face of resistance
Recently, Melanie, a mother of four, told me how she approached her teenage daughter’s nervousness about taking a part-time job. Fifteen-year-old Chloe, a quiet, thoughtful, studious girl wanted a job but was too nervous to go for an interview. Melanie took a firm stance with her daughter and insisted that she go for the job interview, despite some incredibly strong resistance.
Melanie said, “I drove Chloe to the interview. She was so nervous that she was shaking. As we got closer Chloe begged me not to make her do it. I felt so sorry for her, but I wouldn’t let her off the hook. I knew that if she wouldn’t do this then she’d always avoid the things that make her nervous. I told her that there was no option. This is something she had to do.”
Chloe was successful with the job interview. The first thing she did when she got home was to thank Melanie for holding her ground and insisting that she go for the interview.
Making decisions in a child’s best interests
There’s a natural tendency for kids to avoid doing activities where they may fail, struggle or even risk being laughed at. At such times, parents who can see the bigger picture need to make decisions for their child to prevent the development of negative patterns of behaviour that are so difficult to break. It takes significant parental sensitivity and courage to avoid taking anxiety-inducing activities temporarily away from a child or teenager. But it’s the right thing to do if developing a child’s confidence, rather than their feelings of helplessness is your goal.
Melanie’s daughter still feels nervous before she goes to work, but the nerves are getting less each time. Importantly, her courage account is being filled along with her bank account each time she heads off to work.
You should never underestimate value of a little parenting push, particularly if anxiety tends to be your child’s constant companion.
What is Autism?
Autism Spectrum Disorder (Autism or ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that impacts on child development in a number of key areas including communication, social interaction and repetitive patterns of behaviour. Autism is frequently associated with sensory sensitivities and sensory processing difficulties.
On Friday 14th May everyone is encouraged to wear BLUE to raise awareness for Autism and to celebrate embracing difference in our community. We look forward to seeing you all in your best BLUE free dress clothes such as shorts, skirts, t-shirts, jumpers, hats, wigs etc…
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