Newsletter for International Families
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BYOD Digital Agreements
The Digital Technologies teaching team has developed an online BYOD user agreement for students and their parents to complete. Currently about 70 students bring their own devices to school and due to increasing online access, the school needs to be clear about students’ responsibilities. Teachers will email to parents of existing BYOD students, a link to a digital agreement. We ask BYOD students and parents to talk about these responsibilities and complete the agreement by the end of term 2. For BYOD students in the future, the agreement will need to be completed before they have access to the school network.
Ten Healthy Snacks for Kids
Healthy snacks are important for growing children and busy teens to help them perform better in the classroom, on the sports field and during extra-curricular activities. Making the right food choices between meals will help provide essential nutrients for growth, boost energy levels and enhance concentration. It will also help kids feel satisfied until lunch or dinner time.
What makes a healthy snack?
Everyday snacks are whole or less-processed foods based on the Healthy Heart Visual Food Guide. They are low in saturated fat, sugar and salt. Remember to ensure portion sizes are appropriate for the age of the child. Larger servings may need to be cut into smaller portions. Nutritious snacks can be affordable, convenient and easy to prepare, they can also be a great way to boost fruit and vegetable intake. Encourage children to get involved in planning and preparing their own healthy snacks.
Simple snacks using vegetables and fruit:
- Seasonal fruit kebabs with natural yoghurt
- Corn fritters or vegetable scones
- Mousetrap or pita pizza made with wholemeal bread, Edam cheese and sliced tomato or capsicum
- Snack platter with fruit and vegetable pieces, hummus and plain popcorn
- A fruit and bran muffin (eg. banana and date)
- Celery sticks with cottage cheese / peanut butter
- Egg and lettuce sandwich with wholemeal bread
- Smoothie with fruit and/or vegetables
- Trail mix with nuts, seeds and dried fruit
- Wholegrain corn thins spread with cottage cheese topped with fresh vegetables and fruit (get creative with the decorations and make faces, animals or flowers).
Watch out! Some snacks have a lot of fat, sugar and/or salt and give only short bursts of energy. Limit these foods to occasional treats. When buying packaged food, read the food label and choose products with less saturated fat, sugar and salt.
|Fri 28 Sept||SCHOOL CLOSES FOR TERM 3|
|Mon 14 Oct||SCHOOL COMMENCES FOR TERM 4|
|Wed 17 Oct||Moana market day (PP Thurs 18, Fri 19 Oct)|
|Mon 22 Oct||SCHOOL CLOSED LABOUR DAY|
|Tues 30 Oct||School athletics|
|Wed 31 Oct||Puberty Information evening for parents 5.30pm - 7pm.
This is a health programme that teaches students about sexuality, growth and development.
|Thur 1 Nov||New entrant open night 6.30pm|
|Fri 9 Nov||Pizza orders close 9am|
|Wed 14 Nov||Ordered pizzas delivered at lunchtime.
Growing Greatness Expo 2pm-3pm and 5pm-6pm.
Parents/caregivers are welcome to attend a celebration of the learning of children at Russley School.
|Fri 16 Nov||SCHOOL CLOSED CANTERBURY ANNIVERSARY|
|Tue 20 Nov||PTA meeting 7.30pm all welcome|
|26 - 30 Nov||Teams Waka and Roto swim|
|Fri 30 Nov||Christmas picnic 5pm|