Cyber Safety at Home & School
At Carterton School we work to ensure that your children are safe using the Internet. We are part of Ministry of Education systems which automatically filter inappropriate sites and searches. Students who work on 1:1 Chromebooks are also closely monitored using the Teacher Dashboard app.
Thankfully, we seldom have incidents where students use the Internet inappropriately at school. If it does happen, we take it very seriously and look into why it has happened and how we can avoid it happening again. Students are not allowed to use devices without clear instructions from a staff member. I anything inappropriate is seen, the students are told to close the lid of their device and see an adult immediately.
Unfortunately, from time to time, some students have been known to use social media sites out of school to target their peers, and inevitably these interactions impact on relationships in and out of school.
Do you know that adult social media sites and apps, such as Snapchat, Facebook etc. have an age restriction of 13 years? Some age restrictions are higher and some require parental consent. If your child is younger than this, they must have entered a false age.
Even Google services have a 13 year old age limit, the exception being the school apps for education.
We know that for many of us YouTube is the go to place for instructions on how to do just about everything. But do you know what your child is watching or what channels they follow? Do you know if they have their own channel and are posting videos? Do you know what comments they are posting or reacting to? This is an interactive app that we may sometime forget. Some basics to keep your kids safe can be found here or search for parents’ guides.
- Talk to your child about their Internet and Apps use and what social media they are using.
- Sit with them and explore together to see what they are doing and to learn from them.
- Remember, it is reasonable for children of primary/intermediate school age to expect their social media to be checked by a parent.
- Search out articles which provide adivce such as kidspot.co.nz and kiwifamilies.co.nz
- If your child receives hurtful or abusive messages on any social media, talk to the other parents concerned and go to the the police for advice if necessary.
|All students are given a new Digital equipment and Internet Agreement at the beginning of the school year. This should be read through thoroughly by both students and whanau, and we ask that you discuss this with your child before you both sign it.|
Look out for the box at Carterton New World supermarket, drop in your receipts for the selected Kellogg’s products for Carterton School.
Promotion runs from 1 January to 31 March.
Following the earthquakes on 14 November 2016, school is open as usual.
Please follow the school Facebook page and app for any updates.
Two new books about Wairarapa have recently been published, authored by Maxine Hemi, available from Huia Publishing.
‘First Flight’ is a collection of short stories for children and young adults about people and events of Ngāti Kahungunu. The majority of the stories focus on key events in the life of Ngāti Kahungunu chief Nukupewapewa.
This graphic novel tells the story of Ngārara Huarau, a taniwha, that travels from Hawke’s Bay to Wairarapa in search of his sister, Pari-kawhiti. As he journeys, his movement shapes the landscape, and his hunger leads him to eat birds, seals, seafood and people, causing terror as he travels south. It is available in Māori and English.
Once again Carterton School is hosting this exciting event:
Sunday 27 November 2016
10.00am – 5.00pm
10 fantastic gardens – Come along and be Inspired!
Meet the Gardeners + Relax & Have Fun + Great Value for Money
Price: $25 per ticket (if purchased before Friday 25 November)
$30 per ticket (purchased on the day)
Group Discount – Buy 6 tickets, get 7th free
Children under 12 Free
Tickets from: Clareville Nursery, SH 2, Clareville, Carterton
Take Note, High St, Carterton
Carterton School, Holloway Street, Carterton
Kuripuni Book Shop, Kuripuni, Masterton
Greytown Garden Centre, Grand Illusions,
Main St, Greytown
Phone: Carterton School – 06 379 4010
Sponsored by Konica Minolta
One of the most exciting days of the year is coming up in Week 1 of Term 4! PET DAY!
Kids and staff love this day so get in and participate. There is always lots to do, even if you are not able to bring a pet. Check out the information and registration forms. Entry forms for Lambs & Calves can be obtain at the school office. Place getters from this category go on to compete in the Carterton A& P Show.
Some extra information for you this week.
- Important information about the prevention and treatment of viral gastroenteritis – gastroenteritis-pamphlet
- Paul Ifill’s Holiday Football Programme.
- Get your free sunflower seeds from The Professionals.
This event was postponed – look out for the new date.
Everyone is welcome to attend the our next Whānau Hui in the school staffroom on Tuesday 10 May 6-7pm.
Here are the notes from the last meeting to help you know a little about what happens and is discussed at meetings.
The Library has only been partially in operation for the last term due to the rebuild of the senior classrooms.
Term 2 will see the RELAUNCH taking place, with lots of fun activities organised by our amazing librarian, Faith.
We are also pleased to announce the new Library app where students can search for titles. If you want to find out more about this and how you can reserve books, visit Faith in the Library.