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Lalor Gardens Primary School
NEWSLETTER 26th February 2015 Issue 4
Dear Parents, Students and Friends of the Lalor Gardens Primary School Community
Blooming Great Kids: Term 1 Week 6: Excuse Me and Sorry
Part of being a Blooming Great kid, is realising that from time to time you might inconvenience others. You may not mean
to, but sometimes this is unavoidable. When these occasions do arise we all need to know how to handle them courteously.
If we have to interrupt somebody working, or perhaps two people talking, we should begin by saying “excuse me”, and then quickly explain what is so important. Of course before we interrupt, THINK! Do we really have to deal with the matter immedi- ately? Can it wait for a short time? Is it really important? If it is important then “excuse me” is the way to go.
Occasionally too we make mistakes which inconveniences others. We might accidentally bump into someone, or not hold the door open for them, or interrupt them at the wrong time, or turn up late for all sorts of things. If these things do happen, quickly apologising by simply saying sorry, shows the other person that you really did not mean to inconvenience them. And of course, try not to let it happen again. That’s really saying sorry.
Try them out this week. Excuse Me and Sorry. I know I will. I make mistakes all the time.
At home, at the dinner table you could say something like excuse me Mum can you pass me the butter. If you spill your drink accidentally you should say sorry and then help clean up the mess. There will be lots of opportunities to use these two simple words a lot both next week and in the future.
At the School Council meeting on Tuesday February 24, 2015, School Council re-endorsed a ban on the fol- lowing items within the school due to Occupational Health and Safety issues:
• Dogs
• Bicycles
• Scooters
• Smoking
School Council also expressed concern that some students are attending school at 8.00 am in the morning and staff are not on duty until 8.45 am. We ask parents to have their children to school between 8.45 and 9.00 unless there is interschool sports training.
School Council also requests that if parents are bringing icy-poles to school, they need to bring them for the whole area rather than just one grade as we work and play in our teams eg Foundation, 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6
It was disappointing that only a handful of parents turned up to our open morning. Parents were given the op- portunity to see the children learning and working in their normal environment and the children were looking forward to having their parents view their work. Hopefully the next opportunity will be taken up by a greater number of parents. These mornings are in part responding to Parent Opinion Survey data that clearly showed parents wanted these types of opportunities.
Anne T Hulett
* Respect * Learning * Empathy * Resilience * Responsibility*
Principal : Anne Hule School Phone No.: 9465 1351 www.lalorgardensps.vic.edu.au

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