My Amazing Start

Brisbane Catholic Education is off to an Amazing Start in 2021 welcoming more than 7,400 Preps to our schools across the Archdiocese of Brisbane.

Starting school is a special and exciting time, to help prepare for the first day here are some useful tips from our Early Years experts to help new and returning students settle back into school life.

  • Start some conversations to help your child understand themselves as a learner. This will build their confidence and belief in themselves! What strengths and talents do they bring to learning? What are their interests? You might like to share yours too!
  • The first day of school is the perfect time to learn ways of connecting with others! Set your child up for success by practising positive ways to initiate, join or interrupt conversations. Role play and practice is always an effective and safe place to start.
  • Consider a variety of tasks you could give your child to complete independently.
  • Have conversations about what to do if they are stuck and reassure them that they can always ask for help. These tasks can be as simple as opening their lunch box or unwrapping their sandwich, filling up their water bottle, packing their bag or making their bed.
  • Play some simple card, board or outdoor games that involve sharing and turn-taking. Helping your child learn how to manage their feelings and cooperate with others will help them feel more comfortable in groups.

These great tips will help our Preppies get off to an amazing start to their Catholic education journey.

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Here are the lyrics to our My Amazing Start song (lyrics by Steph Unger).

 

1.​​​​​​ Let my smile meet yours (students use fingers to "draw" a big smile on their face then they point to each other.)

Let my heart meet yours (students make a heart with fingers then they point to each other.) Let my hands meet yours (students wave to each other then they point to each other)

We are off to an amazing start!

Dear God

We pray

For all our Preps in school today

We hope they have an amazing start, an amazing start.

 

2. Let my smile meet yours (students use fingers to "draw" a big smile on their face)

Let my heart meet yours (students make a heart with fingers)

Let my hands meet yours (students wave to each other)

We are off to an amazing start!

Dear God

we give thanks 

for all the friends that they've made today.

Our Preps are off to an amazing start, an amazing start.

 

3. Let my smile meet yours (students use fingers to "draw" a big smile on their face)

Let my heart meet yours (students make a heart with fingers) 

Let my hands meet yours (students wave to each other)

We are off to an amazing start! 

Dear God ​

we give thanks 

for all that they have learned today 

Our Preps are off to an amazing start, an amazing start.

 

4. Let my smile meet yours (students use fingers to "draw" a big smile on their face) 

Let my heart meet yours (students make a heart with fingers)

Let my hands meet yours (students wave to each other)

We are off to an amazing start!

Dear God

we give thanks 

for all the teachers and staff today 

Our Preps are off to an amazing start, an amazing start.​​