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SunArts Drama Students Excel at Play Festival

Date: August 13, 2018

Acting Up! Youth Theatre Academy/ Sunarts Drama competed at the Sunshine Coast Play Festival last weekend in both the Primary

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Screen Diet

Date: August 13, 2018

In her book The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life, Anya Kamenetz

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Careers Expo

Date: July 31, 2018

Our senior students had the opportunity of attending the annual Sunshine Coast Careers Expo last Tuesday. It is an excellent

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Ancient History Students’ Close Encounter with Mummies

Date: July 30, 2018

Recently our Year 11 and 12 Ancient History class visited the Brisbane museum to view the Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient

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Year 12 Humanitarian Project – SC Marathon

Date: July 17, 2018

We are encouraging the whole Suncoast community to get behind our team entry in the Sunshine Coast Marathon this year

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Netball Tour

Date: July 17, 2018

Our top netball players have just returned from a very successful Netball Tour to an International Carnival on the Gold

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    Arts on Twilight

    August 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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    Father’s Day Stall

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    Spotlight

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    Prep – Year 2 Junior Primary Sports Day

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    The Junior Primary Sports Day is to be held on Friday 21 September commencing at

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Screen Diet

Date: August 13, 2018

In her book The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life, Anya Kamenetz asks questions about screen time. How toxic is it for kids to be spending time on gadgets? Is it totally toxic like smoking, which has no safe minimum dose? Or is it more like food, which is only harmful if you have too much or the wrong type?

Some experts reckon it’s totally harmful. Until not long ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended zero screen time for kids under the age of two. (By the way, that advice has since changed, and was ignored by nine out of 10 parents anyway)!

More recent, researched opinions think screen time is more like food. The right food in the right amounts can be beneficial. But excess consumption and the wrong type of screen diet can have a negative impact.

Many parents try to set limits on screen time for their young children and do pretty well. But by adolescence, New Zealand 15 year olds average 163 minutes online outside school each weekday (up from 98 minutes in 2012*). How can that be healthy?

Can I suggest going for a balanced diet? If your kids are:
• getting enough sleep
• doing chores
• playing sport
• mixing with friends
• spending time with family
• relaxing away from technology
• being active

Then they probably aren’t going to be hurt by using the computer for a while. Stay in touch with your kids, stay on side, keep talking and negotiate boundaries for a healthy screen diet.

Article sourced from: https://www.theparentingplace.com

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