New programs engage students
IN TERM 3, St Joseph’s School will roll student engagement programs designed to help make school a more enjoyable experience for all students.
The Lunch Club is one program, which will provide semi-structured play opportunities.
St Joseph’s believes if children have a more relaxed and enjoyable lunch time, they will be more able to enter the classroom after lunch ready for learning.
The lunch clubs will be technology, board games, photography, art and craft and reading.
Cool Connections is another program being rolled out.
Play-is-the-Way is the program chosen by St Joseph’s School to enable whole school social and emotional teaching.
The key concepts of Play-is-the-Way are to treat others as you would like them to treat you, be brave – participate to progress, pursue your personal best no matter who you work with, have reasons for the things you say and do and it takes great strength to be sensible.
In addition to engaging in Play-is-the-Way during HPE lessons, students will also engage in the program on a Tuesday from 2.30–2.50pm.
During this time students will be in vertically streamed groups (each group will have students from Prep to Year 7).
This will encourage some Cool Connections between students across the school.
TERM 3: St Joseph’s School has a busy term ahead as they roll out new student engagement programs.