PUPIL FREE DAY TERM 4 – MONDAY NOVEMBER 1st
Governing Council has endorsed a Pupil Free Day for Monday November 1st, Week 4 in Term 4. This is for staff to undertake a brief but mandatory site hazard inspection and then moderate curriculum with colleagues in preparation for report writing. OSHC will be available for care on the day so please book in with Sally on 8381 7577 if you require care.
Well, the weather was absolutely perfect for Sports Day and it was a really great day! Lots of fun was had by all with a lot of different outdoors, indoors and undercover activities. I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Ellie Burford for all the work she put into preparation for Sports Day. Thank you also to the other staff members who helped Ellie prepare both before and on the day and to all staff for helping children have the excellent day they had! Thank you also to the Yr 6/7 Physical Activity leaders who helped throughout the day.
The results for the competition were as follows:
SPORTS DAY CHAMPIONS SHIELD FAIR PLAY SHIELD
Tate 1150 Kaurna 1191
Kaurna 1095 Hallett 1158
Perry-Barr 1040 Perry-Barr 1147
Hallett 1015 Tate 1106
If you live near the school and happen to be home during the day, you may have heard the evacuation and/or invacuation bells ring on 3 different days over the last week. Don’t worry, we were not in the middle of emergencies!!! These were rung so we could practise our response processes to 3 different types of emergencies and is normal procedure in schools at regular times during the year. Please ask your children to see if they can tell you what we did and why.
HIGHLIGHTS OF TERM 3
We have had another busy and successful term. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all staff for their commitment to the education and support of your children and associated administrative processes in the school. Your children are certainly most fortunate to receive the level of learning, support and care experience and expertise that we enjoy in our school from teachers to SSOs to support personnel and Andrea Hayden and Naomi Pudney. Students have also worked very hard and should be acknowledged for their work and efforts. Despite some early restrictions on some excursion and incursion options around lockdown time, there have still been a number of highlights aside from our routine learning programs including:
- Student Voice in Learning program
- Yr 6/7 student leaders programs
- Genki Kids program
- RAA Street Smart Program
- SAPSASA Volleyball, Soccer and Athletics
- Yrs 5-7 Mission to Mars excursions
- Belair cubby building excursions
- Science Week incursion and other activities
- Baseball Clinics
- Splash Theatre
- Book Week activities including a Book Week parade
- Yrs 5-7 Market Day
- Sports Day
- Camps to Arbury Park and Narnu Farm
- Introduction of the Kimochis program in EY
- National Support Staff Week
Congratulations to Aaron Charlton who has won the permanent PE/Science/R-6 classroom teaching vacancy from 2022 onwards.
The permanent Groundsperson vacancy was advertised yesterday and will close on 21st October. The panel process will commence thereafter and the outcome should be known late next term.
REMINDER FROM WEEK 8 NEWSLETTER FOR VOLUNTEERS
RESPONDING TO RISKS OF HARM, ABUSE AND NEGLECT TRAINING
On July 1st a new Responding to Abuse and Neglect training was released. The new training is called Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care. We call it RRHAN-EC for short. The Department for Education has asked that all current volunteers with the older certificates that expire on December 31st 2021 please undertake the new training to receive a new certificate before December 31st. The new certificate expiry date will be December 31st 2024. This new certificate will be required to continue volunteering in 2022. It will also be the required training for new applicants undertaking applications to become volunteers from now on. Please use the link from last newsletter article to access the training.
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.
.... AND FINALLY
May your children all enjoy a safe holiday. We look forward to having everyone return safely to school on Monday October 11th.
WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY AUSTRALIA – FRIDAY 29th OCTOBER
PUPIL FREE DAY TERM 4 – MONDAY 1st NOVEMBER