Term 3 – Week 7, 2 September 2020

Social Media
We have had some issues with social media recently.  TikTok has a minimum age of 13 for users.  There is a good reason for this and it is to do with children’s physical and emotional development.  The link below provides information on TikTok from Common Sense Media.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-tiktok

Below is their statement on the age appropriateness of this app.
Common Sense recommends the app for age 15+ mainly due to the privacy issues and mature content. TikTok requires that users be at least 13 years old to use the full TikTok experience, although there is a way for younger kids to appropriately access the app. Anyone under the age of 18 must have approval of a parent or guardian

 All Together
One of the great features of Kewdale Primary School is the way our 40+ cultures get along.  Students from diverse backgrounds play together at recess and lunchtime and this is something we encourage.  Occasionally particular groups want to form a closed group, and this is not something we encourage.  We celebrate our cultural diversity at Kewdale and this diversity enriches us all.

Zoo Excursion
Good standing will be required for students to attend the upcoming zoo excursion scheduled for week 9.

Inappropriate Lunchtime Food
We encourage healthy eating at Kewdale Primary School.  This includes student lunches.  It is preferable for students to bring a healthy lunch to school.  We would also ask that parents who bring lunches into school bring appropriate food rather than fast food that is not healthy.

Interschool Cross Country
Congratulations to our Interschool Cross Country team for their great efforts at the recent Inter School Cross Country at Tomato Lake.  We came a creditable second, and also had some outstanding individual and team results.  A special mention goes to the Year 6 girls who filled positions 1 to 4 in their race. (See page 4)

Intentions 2021 (From last Newsletter)
Planning is already underway for next year.  As we try to determine just what the class structure will be, we need accurate numbers.  To this end, I would ask that families let us know if their children will not be at Kewdale Primary school next year.

 Brian Simpson
PRINCIPAL