Noarlunga Downs P-7 School

Newsletter Term 3 Week 5

From the Principal

Welcome

It was great to have Rachael Courtney back on site this week. Rachael has returned to work in the mornings for the first few weeks. She has really enjoyed visiting all the classes, seeing the friendly faces and catching up with the learning students have accomplished this term. I will remain on site as Co-Principal for the remainder of this term.

In week 3 the reception to year 5 students participated in swimming lessons at the Noarlunga Leisure Centre. Our students had so much fun, learning about water safety from the instructors at the pool. The students learnt many new skills such as breathing correctly whilst swimming, and practising saving each other with safety devices. However, the highlight of the week by far was the entire group dance off on the Friday. Students found this quite challenging in the water but lots of fun.

A friendly reminder that assembly is every second Tuesday in even weeks, beginning at 2:40pm. Families are encouraged to attend, however social distancing guidelines will need to be adhered to. We also require anyone watching to fill out the Covid-19 form before entering the assembly. These forms will be available at the gym entrance.

Regards,

Michael Sboro

SPORTS DAY NEWS

Unfortunately due to the current restrictions and requirements of COVID-19, families and the community are not permitted on site for Sports Day this year, to be held on Thursday 24 September. We will have nominated staff take many pictures and videos on the day to capture the moment of this year's Sports Day. We will endeavour to have a video / collage available for the community to watch at a later date.

Wellbeing News

Boyz Biz

This term we have The Smith Family running a program for boys after school on Wednesdays. The boys have been involved in some fantastic activities so far this term. They have made a balloon powered car, have had a martial arts lesson and put up a tent. I would like to thank The Smith Family and the volunteers for giving us the opportunity to have this program at our school.

Social Work Students

I would like to welcome Annu and Azeezal to our school. Both Annu and Azeezal are studying social work at Flinders University. The students are helping in our breakfast club, spending time in the classrooms and getting to know our school community.

Azeezal

Hello everyone! I am a social work student pursuing a Masters of Social Work at Flinders University. I am originally from India and I moved to Australia two years ago. I love to read, paint, bake, and hike. I am looking forward to spending the remaining terms at Noarlunga Downs School and getting to know the students and staff.  You can find me at the breakfast club in the mornings. 🙂

Azeezal Singh 

Annu 

My name is Annu Rani I am from India. My first language is Hindi however, I have a good command of English. I love to meet and communicate with new people and want to be able to help others. That is why I chose to do this course. My hobbies are singing, travelling and reading books.

DIARY DATES

TERM 3

Tuesday 25 August - Assembly 2:30pm Room 6 hosting. Parents/Caregivers welcome.

Wednesday 2 September - National Health and P.E. Day

Thursday 3 September - Lonsdale Heights School musical.

Friday 4 September - Pupil Free Day.

Monday 7 September - School Closure Day.

Tuesday 8 September - Assembly 2:30pm Student Leaders hosting. Parents/Caregivers welcome.

Tuesday 15 September - School photos.

Tuesday 22 September - Assembly 2:30pm Preschool hosting. Parents/Caregivers welcome.

Thursday 24 September - Sports Day.

Friday 25 September - Last day of term 3, 2:10pm dismissal.

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