Help Your Child be Better Organised
Personal organisation is an
essential achievement skill for children. Many
children, particularly boys, need assistance in the
area of personal organisation and parents can help children
become better organised. Personal organisation refers
to children’s ability to manage their time, their
environment and their work tasks. For some children
personal organisation comes naturally. A
structured, orderly, uncluttered environment at home and
at school makes it easier for children to be organised
and in control.
Here are some ideas to help your children be better
- Routines take the
worry out of remembering. Homework routines, morning
routines, even after-school unpacking routines help
children to be organised. For instance, an after-school
routine may include unpacking a schoolbag, handing
school notices to a parent and eating a snack.
- Have regular homework time. Establish a regular homework
time and help your child to stick to it. If no formal
homework has been set then use this time for reading.
- Have morning round-up. Remind children of the
day’s events each morning so they can plan accordingly.
- Use routines and structure. There are times when
so much is going on in young people’s lives that they
need structure and routine to help them get organised.
Gentle reminders to pack lunches, take notices to school
and even to dress appropriately can assist children when
they are busy.
- Make use of a check list when it
all seems too much. Place a list of routine morning
activities by a child’s bed and insist that it be
checked before he or she goes to school. Lists are one
way to help boys become better organised.
away the clutter. A regular clean-up of desks and work
areas can help children regain control of their
- Less is better. Encourage children
and young people to bring home only the books that they
will work on each night. Some children become
overwhelmed when they have a bagful of books and they
have difficulty knowing where to start.
- Use a
diary to plan ahead. Encourage your child to place
homework, social and school events in their diary.
2013 Registration Forms
The following forms are required to be completed by
parents to allow the School and our Parents and Friends
Association to plan next year's activities. Please click
on the form, print it from your computer and return the
completed forms to the School by fax, email or post by
3rd December 2012.
Please help the P & F help the School. Even if you can only spare a
few hours, your help is much appreciated.
Uniform Order Forms - download a blank
order form by clicking on the links below:
Download a blank stationery list by clicking on the
appropriate year below. A separate form is required for
each student. If you are having trouble printing the
stationery lists please click here for a
Text books for Junior School students can be ordered
online directly from Paperbark Merchants. Please click
place your order.
1:1 Technology Programme - Years 6, 7 and 8 in 2013
GSG is expanding its 1:1 Technology Programme to include
students in Years 6, 7 and 8. For information about the
In readiness for the first day of school in 2013,
families of students entering Years 6, 7 and 8 will need
to have the following in place:
- All Year 6 and 7 students and those students new
to GSG in Year 8 will need to purchase an iPad (plese
click here for
specifications and purchase options).
- Students will need access to an iTunes account
(with approximately $40 credit) associated with their
iPad to purchase the required apps. (A list of
required apps will be provided).
Students will be able to link their iPad to the
School's network, which can be done remotely from home.
Please click here for instructions on
how to set up you iPad for GSG.
Our teaching staff are very enthusiastic about the
opportunity to extend each child’s education through this
learning tool and to provide state of the art learning at
Great Southern Grammar. We want to see every student
engage in the world of education and join in the
excitement of coming to school and learning with the