Great piece from KARE 11 on #naturedeficitdisorder including insight from Richard Louv. "Kids that cannot seem to think “out of the box” could be because they live in a box. We are raising “inside” kids. There are many reasons for this issue, screen time-technology is taking over their lives, kids are many times overscheduled and safety concerns."
Last week I had the pleasure of going on the grade 6 camp.Dodges Ferry Primary school should be so proud of it's staff and students.The staff were amazing.They were engaging,organised,supportive,caring,respectful,humorous,and boy can they dance! ........I loved seeing the strong emphasis on our school values of Aspiration, Respect, Courage and Growth in all discussions and activities with the students. The students were fantastic. They embraced the camp and all it had to offer,including the talent night.Even though the weather was against us,they didn't complain,and they all participated enthusiastically in the activities. As both a parent and chairperson of the School association, I can't thank the staff enough for all the effort they put into the camp.To give up their free time, and co-ordinate their family lives to go on camp so that our students can have a fantastic experience is so appreciated. On behalf of all grade 6 parents and carers, a huge thank to Ang Buckley,Nathan Mills,Michelle Brewster,,Matt Potter and Phil Novak. Caroline Hyland ... See MoreSee Less
Completely agree Caroline. It was a great experience for the kids and I know they all enjoyed it- despite the weather (as did I). Thank you for sharing the experience with me. What I did see from the kids, while I was there, was a very positive attitude and they should be very proud 😊👍
Well said Sweet Caroline 😊
Yes many thanks for your time and effort!! My son had a wonderful time😆
Well said Caroline, and thank you too.
Well said "Sweetie" especially the bit about how the teachers have to coordinate their home lives to accommodate such camps. Talk soon
A huge thank you to our happy volunteers who helped cook and serve our bbq today.Thank you to all the voters who supported us with a purchase.We raised a fantastic $950 which will go towards the purchase of a new sturdy marquee to protect our students from the elements during outdoor sporting events.Thank you to Tam ,our bbq photographer . ... See MoreSee Less