Time to stop and reflect
With the first waves of learning behaviour data and Learning Tasks, now is a great time to stop and reflect on how your child is going at school. You can find both of these results in Compass: clicking on their profile and then the learning tasks tab and report tab.
Thank you to all the staff and students who made photo day a successful day. Students were well behaved during the day and we look forward to seeing their smiling faces in their new photos soon. Thank you to every parent and student who made the day easier by organising their school tie and full academic school uniform.
Immunisation- Year 7 & 10
A reminder to all parents/guardians of Year 7 and 10 students to complete the online form for immunisation. There are no paper forms to complete.
Please be aware that this is not related to COVID vaccinations. For further information please visit Department of Health Secondary School Immunisation Program
Year 7 and 10 student vaccinations are occurring on Friday 5th May, 2023.
You must indicate your vaccination preference for you child – either to consent or withdraw consent.
Please click the link provided and complete the form online: https://hume.book.vaxapp.com.au/school/ElevationSecondaryCollege-mSY2Oa
Representing the school – outside of the school
A reminder to all students that when wearing the school uniform you are representing the College. This includes outside of school hours – our uniform and logo are known by the wider Craigieburn community. In some cases this has meant positive phone calls from the community to praise the manners and values of our students. In rare cases the behaviour of a couple of students has reflected poorly on our school.
The staff, students and parents of this community have worked hard to make Elevation Secondary College a school of choice and excellence in the area. Could all families have a discussion with their children about positive representation of the school while they are in school uniform in the community.
The importance of sleep
While we know sleep is essential for good health, research shows that many children and young people are not getting enough sleep on school nights. This can affect thinking, concentration, memory, reaction times and mood.
Research shows about 12% of primary school-aged children, a quarter of 12- to 15-year-olds and half of 16- to 17-year-olds don’t get enough sleep on school nights. The recommended amount of time to sleep for primary school-aged children is 9 to 11 hours. For teenagers, it’s 8 to 10 hours.
Signs that your child is not getting enough sleep can include:
- Low mood and irritability during social interactions
- Reluctance or arguing about getting off devices and going to bed
- Falling asleep during the day
- Difficulties waking up for school and sleeping in late on weekends to catch up
- Changes to communicating or interacting at home.
You can help your child to improve their sleep by:
- Establishing a regular sleep pattern and consistent bedtime routine
- Supporting them to avoid using electronic devices such as smartphones before going to bed and in bed
- Encouraging your child to exercise and spend time outside in daylight, steering clear of vigorous activity in the hour before sleep
- Encouraging them to wind down and relax before going to bed.
If your child is still having trouble sleeping, has persistent problems with low mood, excessive daytime sleepiness, restlessness in bed, severe snoring or waking unrefreshed, despite getting adequate length of sleep, they should see a doctor.
For more information on sleep health refer to:
- Sleep tips for children and Facts about sleep for parents and school staff, from the Sleep Health Foundation
- Why sleep is so important, from the Kids Helpline
- Sleep explained, from the Better Health Channel.
By Angela Lane, Sonia Loudon, Kyle Schutz & Andrew Stock