Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum
- Program overviews showing cross-curriculum links.
This statement is taken straight out of the Audit document. I will have clearer information next Monday.
What I do know is that to be complaint in this area, the KS:CPC (whole curriculum) must be being taught in every year level.
As requested last term, could you please send me copies of your overviews by Friday 22.
Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC)
The Department for Education and Child Development for Child protection in schools, early childhood education and care services policy (2015) states that ‘all children and young people in DECD preschools and schools will access the approved child protection curriculum’.
At Christ the King, all classes cover the content of the KS:CPC over the duration of the year.
The KS:CPC teaches children and young people to recognise abuse, tell a trusted adult, understand what is appropriate and inappropriate touching and ways of keeping themselves safe.
The curriculum is based on two main themes which are presented through topics and activities.
- Theme 1: We all have the right to be safe
- Theme 2: We can help ourselves to be safe by talking to people we trust.
The two themes are explored through four Focus Areas, which are examined in growing complexity in accordance with the age of the learners.
- The right to be safe
- Recognising and reporting abuse
- Protective strategies.
More information can be found on the DECD website: http://tiny.cc/DECD-KSCP
Congratulations to Year 3 who will be receiving First Reconciliation certificates the Mass at CtK Church over the next two weeks on Saturday evenings.
Reconciliation was held at school on Wednesday afternoon.
Congratulations also goes to the children receiving their sacraments of Confirmation or First Holy Communion on Saturday 30 July, after missing out due earlier in the year.
On the final day of Last term, year 6 finished off a project of designing a course and then programming a Sphero to move around the course. There was plenty of great success and also lots of ‘trial and error and reprogramming. It was a great activity and plenty of engagement.
City of Fremantle and APCE Nursery-Native Plants for local Fremantle Schools
A huge Thanks to the City of Fremantle’s Native Plants for local Fremantle Schools program, supported by APACE Nursery in North Freo, we received forty local native plants to spread around our garden near the school hall. Luckily, there was plenty of space and a few volunteers, pictured (Oliver, Theo, Alex, Charlie, Jessie, Jessica, Sam, Addie and Hannah) to complete the task. As you can see, heads are down and they are hard at work.
Another ‘Thanks!’ also goes to King’s Park who also provided the school with, more but different, native plants and seeds to grow up at school. Year 4 have taken on the responsibility to get these growing too.
Tinker Carts- Deborah Sayce visiting Ctk on Thursday 28 July
Tinkercarts are being launched at Christ the King School as the first school in Australia to access this Mobile STEM integrated initiative with the acquisition of two mobile fully equipped Tinkercarts. These include 3D printers, robotics and access to the Tinker APP that is aligned to the West Australian Curriculum. The activities are inquiry based and support 21st century learning, contemporary pedagogy and align to the general capabilities in the West Australian Curriculum.
Tinkercarts revolutionise classrooms and prepare students for the rapidly changing future by providing them with skills such as problem solving, agility, critical and creative thinking and innovation. This will assist in equipping the students of Christ the King with future focussed skills.
In 2021, our school pursued funding through the WA Labor Government and thank and acknowledge Simone McGurk, MLA State Member for Fremantle, for enabling this exciting initiative through the provision of a $20,000 election commitment. We thank the Christ The King Leadership Team of 2022 for dedicating the time and resources to support the Tinkercarts and as a direct result, the Christ the King students, with the use of contemporary and innovative practice which supports future focussed skills, preparing the students for future job pathways.
Unfortunately, Simone McGurk MLA was unable to attend the launch event but said: “I am pleased that my 2021 election commitment of $20,000 to enable Christ the King Primary School to purchase this innovative approach to STEM delivery is now onsite. It will have a fantastic impact on students’ learning outcomes. High-quality resources are important to inspire students’ love of learning and equip them for the for jobs of the future.”
We thank Dr Debra Sayce, the executive director of Catholic Education in WA, for attending the Tinkercart launch in support of future focussed learning at Christ the King Primary School and look forward to the future success stories of the students’ inquiries and projects.
P&F News from Alison Reddyhough P&F President
The P&F finished off term two with a sausage sizzle for the students. A huge thank you to the parents and grandparents that volunteered their time, Was fantastic to have so many helping hands. Term 3 will be busy for the P&F with lots to look to look forward to!
- School Disco – Friday August 5th
- Golden Ravioli fund-raiser – orders due Monday August 8th, and will be ready for collection Thursday August 18th
- Father’s Day stalls – Pre Kindy August 30th, K-6 August 31st
- Father’s Day breakfast – Friday September 2nd.
As always, all are welcome at the next meeting, Wednesday August 17th, at 7.30pm in the Library.