25th March: Foundation students’ Easter Egg Hunt
26th March: School Photos
27th March: JSC Fundraiser – Dress Like a SuperHero Day. Last day of Term 1 (already!). Early finish at 2.30pm.
13th April: Term 2 begins
22nd April: Foundation Students – Kew Traffic School and Year 5 and 6 students attending the Whitehorse Schools ANZAC Centenary Service
24th April: ANZAC DAY – JSC Service
1st May: Student Leaders – Leadership Course @ OGPS
19th May: Open Day and Night and School Tours
Students achieve their best at school in safe and supportive environments, where they are free from bullying and disruptive behavior. We put a big emphasis on making sure we provide a great environment for our students – one that promotes tolerance and is inclusive, harmonious and free from bullying.
We can work towards this goal through education in the classroom, intervention in the playground and a focus on promoting positive behavior.
However, with the rise of social media, bullying now occurs online, as well as in person. Cyberbullying is just as harmful as face-to-face bullying, and online actions can have real life consequences.
Cyberbullying is an increasing issue in the wider community – and the best way to tackle it is for schools, students and parents to work in partnership.
Orchard Grove Primary School is supporting the Victorian Government’s Bully Stoppers campaign – which has just launched a new series of tools and resources for parents and students to support students in preventing cyberbullying and how to practice Netiquette.
These resources, called Bully Stoppers: Being Cool Online, are available on the Bully Stoppers website, at www.education.vic.gov.au/bullystoppers – visit the site to find out more.