ES Coffee Morning – Navigating Social Media with our Children

Dear Parents,

Join us on October 25 in the ES Creativity Space for a coffee morning hosted by our ES Counselors and our ES Technology Coach as they share expertise and facilitate a parenting dialogue about the trending topic of “Social Media: Parenting in the Digital Age”.

Parenting in the digital age involves great opportunities, as well as a myriad of challenges. The virtual world of social media can be, all at once, mysterious, confusing, rewarding, overwhelming and desperately important to our globally connected children.

In this workshop we will delve into the advantages and perils of parenting children as they learn to navigate social media:

  • What can parents do to define how our children will understand and access social media?
  • What does the research say about young people and social media?
  • What limits or boundaries might we consider to support our children?
  • How do the brains of pre-adolescents and adolescents navigate the online world and why are young people more susceptible to taking risks in an online environment?

Perspectives from the work of cyber-psychologist Dr Mary Aiken, relational aggression expert Rachel Simmons as well as social media and relationship researcher/authors Mary Jo Sales and Dr Michele Borba will be shared, as well as valuable time for parents to connect and speak about their own experiences and perspectives on raising kids in a digital world.

Sincerely,

Megan Brazil
Elementary School Principal

Elementary Parents Coffee Morning

Dear Elementary Parents,

What a wonderfully joyful first week back at school we have had. It is so nice to have filled our classrooms with children once again, after a long summer break.

You are warmly invited to join us on Friday, 30 August, 8.30am in the ES Creativity Space for coffee and introductions to some important people in our Elementary school. Come get your questions answered and get to know our team.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Warm regards,

Megan Brazil
Elementary School Principal

 

Parent Teacher Conferences October 1st

Dear Elementary Families,

You are warmly invited to attend our first Parent Teacher Conferences of the year, being held next Monday 1st October, 2018.

Please note that there will be no school on this day for your children as teachers will be conducting individual parent conferences all day.

Parent Teacher Conferences are a time for teachers to share information regarding how your child has settled into classes during these first weeks of school and what goals your child and his/her teacher(s) have set for their learning. Teachers would also like hear from you about your hopes and goals for your child this year and for us all to learn how we can work together to make this the best possible school year for your child.

Information on how to schedule appointments will be sent by email early next week.

Warmly,

Megan Brazil
Elementary School Principal

Welcome, ES Parents!

Dear Elementary School Families,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to UNIS for the 2018/19 school year! Whether you are returning, or joining us for the first time, we are so glad that you have made the choice to be a part of this extraordinary community.

We warmly invite you to our first ES Coffee Morning for the new year, hosted by our Elementary School Leadership Team and Elementary Counselors.  We’ll be introducing new members of our team, and sharing our goals for the year ahead in the ES.  We’ll also be wanting to hear from YOU, about how we can best support you, as active and engaged participants in the Elementary School. All ideas are welcome!

When?  Friday August 24th, 2018, 8.30am

Where?  The “Creativity Space” – B9-112 (upstairs by Grade 4, overlooking the playground)

We’d love for you to join us.

Warm regards,


Megan Brazil
Elementary School Principal