This Sunday will celebrate Father’s Day. It is a day more than a card, gift or special breakfast. It is a time that gives us all an opportunity to stop and reflect on how important fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers and significant role models are to our growth and development. We especially pray for those who are no longer with us or are unable to be with us on Sunday.
What Makes a Dad
God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree.
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The Comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in Spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity.
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew his masterpiece was complete,
And so, he called it……Dad
SCREEN TIME SETTINGS ON iPADS
Further to my newsletter recently regarding social media, an effective way to monitor it is to manage the screen time settings on your child's iPad. Shane Eickenloff, one of our talented teachers put this together. Screen Time lets you know how much time you and your kids spend on apps, websites, and more. This way, you can make more informed decisions about how you use your devices, and set limits if you'd like to. Read on to learn how to turn on Screen Time, view your report and set limits, and manage a child's device.
Think of this as a nap for your screen time. When you schedule downtime in Settings, only phone calls and apps that you choose to allow are available. Downtime applies to all of your Screen Time-enabled devices, and you get a reminder five minutes before it starts.
You can set daily limits for app categories with App Limits. For example, you might want to see productivity apps while you're at work, but not social networking or games. App Limits refreshes every day at midnight, and you can delete them any time.
Control who your children can communicate with — throughout the day and during downtime. These limits apply to Phone, FaceTime, Messages, and iCloud contacts. Communication to known emergency numbers identified by your carrier is always allowed. You need to have your iCloud contacts enabled to use this feature.
You might want to access certain apps, even if it's downtime or if you set the All Apps & Categories app limit. Phone, Messages, FaceTime, and Maps are always allowed by default, but you can remove them if you want.
Content & Privacy Restrictions
You decide the type of content that appears on your device. Block inappropriate content, purchases, and downloads, and set your privacy settings with Content & Privacy Restrictions.
For more information go to https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208982
DRINK BOTTLES & HATS
Just a reminder that children are required to brink their drink bottles filled with water everyday. In this present climate of COVID restrictions the bubblers still remain locked and the weather is warming up so water bottles are essential.
A reminder to the parents of Kindergarten students that Canberra Health Services is offering a targeted kindergarten health check concentrating on vision and hearing.
These health checks are performed in clinics at the City Health Centre Mondays and Fridays and there will be appointments most days in the school holidays.
An appointment can be made by phoning the Central Intake Line on 51249977.
The final orders, including gift orders, should arrive by the end of this week. The school will contact you when your gifts are ready for collection from the office. Backorders will arrive in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience.
We will celebrate Book Week with a dress up day on Wednesday 21st October (Term 4 Week 2). Children are encouraged to come to school dressed as a book character they love and connect with. See the following link for some easy, inexpensive costume ideas https://www.bountyparents.com.au/expert-advice/20-easy-book-week-costumes/
The viewing of the annual Scholastic Book Fair will occur in Book Week (October 19th-23rd). During this week, students will view the books available for sale and create their 'wish list'. Due to social distancing, parents will not be able to come into the school and purchase books. Instead, there will be an online order system to enable parents to make purchases. More information about this will be given closer to the time.
The Library Team: Steph Meagher, Amy Eveston (for David Camp) and Mary-Ellen Bakker
For any questions or concerns related to the Library, please contact us at email@example.com
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