Dear Parents and Caregivers,
TERM 3 PUPIL FREE DAY MONDAY JULY 22nd (WEEK 1)
Please contact OSHC if you require care.
School will reopen for Term 3 for students on Tuesday 23rd July.
RECENT TRAINING BY STAFF IN WRITING WORKSHOP WITH LISA BURMAN
In Week 9, staff were most fortunate to participate in training to develop strategies to improve student writing skills through the framework of Writing Workshop facilitated by Lisa Burman. Writing Workshop creates a culture of thinking like a writer and sharing this thinking within a community of writers. Writing Workshop provides the time, quality models, explicit teaching and feedback where novice writers can learn the skills of drafting, revising and editing, along with the fluency, confidence and disposition to see themselves as writers. ‘Bookmaking’ and ‘Writer’s Notebook’ are both ways to implement the Writing Workshop pedagogy. They are the ‘containers’ for the writing – the teaching principles are the same. This makes Writing Workshop a strong whole-school approach as it will grow and evolve with the development of young writers. Several classes are already implementing some of the strategies and your child may have told you about Bookmaking (generally early years) or Writer’s Notebook (generally primary and middle years). I have included a brochure that explains what Bookmaking is in the early developmental stages of Writing Workshop, with this newsletter. A brochure explaining Writer’s Notebook is currently being developed by Lisa and as soon as this has been done, I will also send a link to that through to you. WHAT IS BOOKMAKING? click here
PETER PAN PERFORMANCE
Congratulations and well done to our Year 2 and 3 students for your fantastic performance on Monday night. All students practised hard and performed very well with a few stand out leads as well!! Thank you to Evie Donoghue for her leadership of this program and to the several teaching staff who supported Evie before and/or during the performance.
STAFFING NEWS FOR TERM 3
CONGRATULATIONS to Andrea Hayden, who has won the Deputy Principal position for the next 4½ years. This is very well deserved.
We are currently waiting to find out who will be teaching in 9N for the remainder of 2019.
Robyn Sumner will be on long service leave for the first 5 weeks of the Term 3 and Zachary Schenkel will be the teacher in her absence. Zach knows many of the students and also currently teaches with Nicole Gully.
Scott Panton, our IT SSO, will be on long service leave for the first 3 weeks of the term.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JETT
Congratulations to Jett from 9W who has been successful in winning a place in the SAPSASA - Primary School Sport 12 and under boys Football (Soccer team) and will represent SA in the national competition to be held in Canberra at the end of August. Jett had to participate in 9 trials before his selection in the final squad and now has a rigorous practice program in the lead up to the competition. Jett is also the only representative from southern Adelaide. Well done Jett this is a fabulous effort! Good luck.
OUR BUSY TERM
Your children have been most fortunate to have participated in a wide range of fantastic learning experiences this term whether that be in the classroom or through student leadership processes or through special events, the latter including: Peter Pan, various SAPSASA and sporting competitions and clinics, FYI Health Education, First Aid Training for Children, Cubby building excursions, Market Day and Cleland NP.
SCHOOL CLOSURE DAY TERM 3 - ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW
The Governing Council and Education Director have approved a full school closure day for a day of local significance (being the Royal Adelaide Show). This closure day will be on Friday 30th August. OSHC will be available for care if required. Please contact Lissy and Sally on 8381 7577 to book in.
REPEAT REMINDER BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS USE
There was reminder to all families about the playgrounds being out of bounds both before and after school in the last newsletter. Unfortunately, we are still having to ask parents and students to move off the playgrounds before and after school. When families play on the playgrounds this disrupts the OSHC program and makes it very challenging for OSHC educators to adequately supervise students for whom they are providing care. I respectfully request that families please follow this expectation.
Thank you to all families who have been able to attend an interview with your child and his/her teacher. If you did, you would have received and discussed your child’s written report at that meeting. Those of you who did not attend should now have received your child’s report through your child.
DON’T FORGET HYPA WINTER APPEAL
Thank you to the families who have generously donated from the list of non-perishable food items and quality clothing for HYPA, supporting homeless youth. We will continue to accept items in Term 3 until the end of Week 2, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
We have a lot of unnamed lost property in the front office at the moment. It is really important to name all items so we can return anything that comes in to students.
SCHOOL SECURITY IN THE HOLIDAYS
To help prevent vandalism and other crime in the school during the holidays, we seek your support to please report any suspicious behaviour you may observe in and around the school to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or direct to Police on 131 444. I thank you in advance for doing so.
Please enjoy a safe and happy holiday break with your children. We look forward to seeing all students safely back for the start of Term 3 on Tuesday 23rd July.
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