Newsletter 2 Week 2 – 22nd July
POSITIVE CLIMATE FOR LEARNING
Welcome to Week 2, of Term 3!
Positive Climate for Learning
We would like to thank our amazing community for their resilience in supporting their child/ren’s learning during this global pandemic and particularly as Victoria is a compromised state and this is still a significant concern for yourself, our staff and Leadership. We also want to thank you all for your ongoing support and understand the impact this has on you, your family and extended community.
If you need support services I have attached the details for ASK IZZY, https://askizzy.org.au/ which is a platform that divides support services into the following categories:
- Housing: find a bed for the night, including crisis accommodation and short term stays.
- Food: get groceries at a food bank or find a meal service near you
- Everyday things: find out where to get a swag, clothes, food vouchers and more.
- Health: search a range of health services, from your local GP or dentist to mental and emotional counselling.
- Centrelink: Find your local Centrelink so that you can make an appointment or apply online.
- Money help: get emergency aid, debt help or financial counselling.
- Support and counselling: find someone to talk to about your issues.
- Legal help: get help responding to fines, dealing with police and legal information about your situation.
- Drug and alcohol support: search counselling and rehabilitation services near you.
- Life skills and education: want to start a course? Find the right one for you.
- Help finding work: search employment service and volunteering opportunities
- Location of facilities: find the nearest public toilets, libraries and more.
- Something to do near you: search local events.
- Technology assistance: charge your phone, find free wifi and more.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Jo Kelly on [email protected] if you require any support around your child/ren’s wellbeing and engagement in teaching and learning.
Jo Kelly, Positive Climate for Learning Leader
COVID-19 continues to be an issue within Victoria so stay safe by taking some simple precautions, such as physical distancing, wearing a mask, keeping rooms well ventilated, avoiding crowds, cleaning your hands, and coughing into a bent elbow or tissue. Check local advice where you live and work. Do it all!
You also find out more about getting vaccinated on the following website. https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-chief-health-officer-update.
Danielle Bascherini, Nurse
16-Year-Old Disability Pension
If you are a parent who has a child about to turn 16 years of age and have not yet organised for your child to receive the Disability Pension, Please contact me (Dee) on 0414 265 484 or email [email protected] .
I will support you through this process and complete all the documentation that is required and ready for you to submit to Centrelink.
16-year-old Disability Support Pension is a payment for young adults with a permanent physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition that stops them from working in the future for more than 15 hours per week.
Before your child turns 16, start by ensuring that your child had the following:
- Bank account in his or her own name
- Tax File Number
- Birth Certificate
A medical report from the person’s doctor is required to apply which will then be submitted with all documentation. All documents for applying are located on the Centrelink website or you can to call me and I will assist you in obtaining the correct documents.
Dee Defeudis, Community/Transition Coordinator
Community Activities: NDIS information, Morning Tea, Community Garden and Uniform Swap Shop
Zoom Workshop: Thursday August 5, 10am
Prepare for your child’s NDIS plan review
This workshop is free, but you do need to register to take part.
Register at: https://rebrand.ly/ssds-ndispr
It was great to meet some of our school members at morning tea in week 1 and at the SSGs in the last week of term 2. I’m keen to run events that will help you feel supported in your roles as parents and carers, as well as feeling connected to the school community.
If you haven’t yet had a chance to give feedback about the kind of events you would like to see at school, can you please fill in the SSDS community survey at this link
I’m also taking expressions of interest for a uniform swap shop and community garden. Please email me at [email protected], mentioning which days’ work well for you to come in to school inside school hours.
There will be a morning tea and MyGov training session for the Burmese community on Wednesday 4th August at 10am in the PCL lounge
သြဂုတ်လ ၄ ရက်ဗုဒ္ဓဟူးနေ့မနက် ၁၀ း ၀၀ နာရီတွင် PCL ounge ည့်ခန်းတွင်နံနက်ခင်းလက်ဖက်ရည်နှင့် MyGov သင်တန်းကိုမြန်မာလူထုအတွက်ပြုလုပ်မည်။
The Vietnamese Community will have a morning tea on Wed Jul 28 at 10am in the PCL lounge.
Vietnamese Families Special Needs will be running a Summer Camp in January. To find out more go to https://vfsn.org.au/event/annual-families-camp/
Cộng đồng Việt Nam sẽ dùng trà sáng vào ngày 28 tháng 7 lúc 10 giờ sáng tại phòng chờ PCL.
Các Gia Đình Việt Nam Có Nhu Cầu Đặc Biệt sẽ tổ chức Trại Hè vào tháng Giêng. Để tìm hiểu thêm, hãy truy cập https://vfsn.org.au/event/annual-families-camp/
Tash Godfrey – School Chaplain
Whole School Celebrations
The Book Week, Science Week, Performing Arts Concert and Celebration Day are all meeting regularly to plan these exciting events. Put these dates in your diaries and calendars. More information coming soon.
- Science Week – Food by Design, 16th -20th August
- Book Week – Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds, 23rd-27th August
- Performing Arts Concert – The places we can go, Thursday 18th November
- Celebration Day, Friday 10th December
Saide Cameron, 0421 834 042, Whole School Events Coordinator
Check out our communities’ range of sensational events coming up in
Term 3 at Sunshine SDS!
Term 3 Community Calendar
12th – 16th July
Monday 12th July
Wednesday 14th July
Staff and students resume
Community Welcome Back Morning Tea
19th – 23rd July
|Friday 23rd July||Positive Climate for Learning Newsletter|
26th – 30th July
Monday 26th – 30th July
Friday 30th July
Leadership Breakfast for Staff
2nd – 6th August
Wednesday 4th August
Thursday 5th August
Friday 6th August
Burmese Community MyGov training session
Zoom NDIS Seminar “Prepare for your child’s NDIS plan review”
Principal Class Day
9th – 13th August
Tuesday 10th August
Wednesday 11th August
Community Morning Tea
16th – 20th August
Monday 16th – 20th August
Wednesday 18th August
Friday 20th August
National Science Week Theme: Food: Different by Design
Community Science Week Morning Team
Burmese Community Meeting
Positive Climate for Learning Newsletter
23rd – 27th August
|Monday 23rd – 27th August||CBCA Book Week Theme: Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds|
30th August – 3rd September
Wednesday 1st September
Thursday 2nd September
Burmese Community Meeting
Carer mental health event
6th – 10th September
Monday 6th – Friday 10th September
R U OK Day?
13th – 17th September
|Monday 13th – 17th September||Phone Parent Teacher Interviews (SSGs)|
|Wednesday 15th September||Burmese Community Meeting|
|Friday 17th September||
Last day of term 1pm dismissal
Positive Climate for Learning Newsletter
World Gratitude Day (Gratitude Board)
Holidays Saturday 18th September – Sunday 3rd October
Brimbank Neighbourhood Scoop
Important Dates – Term 3
Wednesday 11th August – Curriculum Day – Student Free Day
Monday 23rd – 27th August – Book Week
Monday 13th – Friday 17th September – Phone Parent Teacher Interviews (SSG’s)
Friday 17th September – Last Day of Term – 1pm Dismissal
Monday 4th October – 1st Day Term 4