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BACK TO SCHOOL 2013
Year 1 - 13. We also help ADULTS with
literacy & maths.
Ring now for an assessment to secure your
place for the beginning of Term 1.
Those students returning from 2012,
please ring and confirm your intentions
as soon as possible
IN READING, ENGLISH,
MATHS & SCIENCE.
ENROLMENTS ARE BEING
• LEESTON • ROLLESTON
Sheelagh at Leeston (03) 324 4038
Teresa at Rolleston (03) 347 7098
or 0800 TUTORING
The 2013 School year commences on Monday 28th January.
Our office will be open for new enrolments between
9am -- 12 noon on Friday 25th January.
Lynda Taylor, Principal, Ph (03) 324 3493
IN A CARING FAMILY ENVIRONMENT - WE EDUCATE
An alternative to large schools and
We value: Community, Respect,
Excellence, Creativity and Responsibility.
New enrolments welcome (NE - Y8)
No zoning. No ballots.
School starts Tuesday
29th January 2013
PH. 325 5720 OR 329 1792
Before & After School Care
& Holiday Programme
Winner of Best New OSCAR Programme
in New Zealand 2011 AND
Most Outstanding OSCAR Programme 2012
OSCAR approved CYF approved WINZ subsidies
Venues: Rolleston Lincoln Springston Templeton Leeston
Contact us or see our website for more information and enrolment forms.
Hours: 7.30am - 6pm
Ph. 03 347 3031 or 021 155 3341
PO Box 69201, Lincoln, Canterbury 7640
5076239AATerm 1 starts 28 January 2013
All welcome -- 03 318 6828
New start: Safe transport to and from a child's new school is just one of several issues that
needs to be thought through.
By JEFF LILLY
Our children will soon be back at
school, and as much as we love
them, a collective sigh of relief
seems to go around the nation.
But for many parents, their sons or
daughters are heading off to school
for the very first time.
As a father, a teacher for 30 years
and a school principal for many of
them, I acquired an understanding
for the nervousness that goes with
this separation -- for parents as well
The experience of starting school
can sometimes be associated with a
mixture of emotions -- some happy,
You may worry about your
children's adjustment, or simply miss
spending time with them.
It helps to be actively involved
with preparing for that first day, so
that you know you have covered the
field, and that will reduce those
feelings of anxiety.
Bear in mind that teaching and
support staff go out of the way to
ensure the transition is a smooth
Some useful tips:
I am sure you have visited the
school. If possible meet your child's
teacher and get some idea of the
physical environment. Ask plenty of
Check that you know when the
first day of school is and that you
have completed any documentation.
Check you are familiar with times,
any uniform requirements, food and
drink, transport and routines.
Make sure you have reviewed
safety precautions with your child
regarding traffic and strangers.
If your child is riding a bike, does
he or she know the school's rules for
If taking a bus, does your child
know the bus route? Does your child
know what to do if he or she gets
If you're not home after school,
does your child know who will be
responsible, what the rules are, and
how to get help in an emergency?
Be prepared -- start introducing a
timetable of getting up, meal times,
bedtimes, and so on in the week
before school starts.
Practise getting dressed -- this will
help children put their
clothes on in the right
order in the mornings.
Label clothing --
check your child's
clothes have name
labels in them so they
don't get lost.
Reassure your child --
children will be
anxious and will want
to talk about how they
are feeling. Listen to
your child, and share
your own happy
experiences of when
you started school.
Ask the teacher what
they will be doing on
their first day, and
discuss this with your
children, so that they
know what to expect.
routines -- breakfast is
the most important
meal of the day, and should be
nutritious and filling. Sometimes
over-anxious parents put too much
into lunchboxes and then worry
when it comes home uneaten.
Put your trust in the school -- the
staff there are not only experienced
and skilled, but are pleased to talk to
you about settling-in problems,
which are always temporary.
Nobody likes being out of their
comfort zone, and that includes you.
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