In this issue
26th – ANZAC DAY
27th – Term 2 Begins
30th – Boys Footy Carnival
5th – Mother’s Day Stall
7th – Cross Country Carnival
10th – Governing Council 7pm
11th – Naplan Starts
14th – Assembly 10am
Wed 28th April – Tue 4th May
Jade O, Kaylee R, Tilly-Rose P
Wed 5th May – Tue 11th May
Zoey E, Samuel P, Tammy V,
Wed 12th May – Tue 18th May
Maddison H, India S, Siana D
Please arrive by 8.25am
DRAFT Policy on Student use of Mobile Phones and Personal Devices
The Governing Council has reviewed and updated our policy to provide direction to students, educators and families about managing mobile phones and other digital devices that students choose to bring to school. This draft policy will be finalised early next term after gaining parent feedback. If you would like to give feedback on this policy, please email your ideas to email@example.com by 27th April 2021. The policy applies while students are at school, or attending an authorised school activity such as an excursion, during school hours.
Go here to see the full draft policy on our website.
Digital devices include, but are not limited to, smartwatches, tablets or laptops that are not part of a separate ‘Bring Your Own Device’ arrangement.
The department’s position is that primary aged students cannot use their mobile phones and personal devices (including smartwatches) at school during school hours. The department and the school recognise that there are legitimate reasons for students to bring a mobile phone or personal device to school. This may include to ensure their safety while travelling and so parents can contact them outside of school hours.
However, during the school day students are not permitted to access or use their mobile phones or other personal devices for communication. Students must switch off or mute their devices before storing them at the beginning of the school day. They will not be able to access their device until they have left their classroom at the end of the school day. At this time, as well as any other time, they cannot share screens with other students while on school grounds.
If students bring devices to school, they must take personal responsibility for their safe storage. We recommend that they are switched off and kept in bags with a lockable compartment. Teachers do not have to take responsibility for storing devices.
If the student does not comply with school processes
If a student uses their mobile phone or electronic device to communicate with others, film or take photos, without teacher permission, during the day, the device will be confiscated. The device will be stored in the front office, and a member of the leadership team will be notified. Parents/ carers will be contacted by leadership to inform them of what has happened.
The school will consider requests for exemptions from the policy from parents on a case-by-case basis and ensure exemptions are documented.
Any student personal devices handed in for staff care are stored in a secure location in the office and are returned to the student or their parent.
Parents are expected to support the implementation of the school’s policy, including the consequences for non-compliance as they support their child to use their mobile phone (or other personal device) in a safe, responsible and respectful way.
Tuesday 27th Michele S
Wednesday 28th Mary-Anne R
Thursday 29th Tui M, Deneice P
Friday 30th Rhonda P, Stacey C, Emma J
Tuesday 4th Michele S
Wednesday 5th Mary-Anne R
Thursday 6th Irina M, Ling C
Friday 7th Jenni F, Natasha H, Sonoko F
Maintaining your Wellbeing during the school holidays
‘I’m bored!’ you might hear from your children over the school holidays.
There are so many different activities students can do over the break, but I am sure using their devices to access social media will be a top pick.
Be sure to monitor what your children on their devices and the time spent on electronics. Most social media sites are designed for users over the age of 13. Be sure to check the recommended age for the apps your child is using.
Refer to the image provided by rechout.com for 5 Top tips on how to monitor social media use. https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents/skills-advice/are-they-old-enough is a fantastic webpage to access for further information too.
Take care and enjoy the school holidays.
Student Wellbeing Leader
Year 7/8 Transition Packs will be coming home in Week 1, Term 2, with information about how to apply for high school enrolment online.
Term Two Program
Hi, we are now preparing the Term Two program. There will be a couple of events for men and the young children in their care – not sure what yet – perhaps a Saturday am cycle and picnic early in the term and a twilight walk with torches when it is really dark in June!
Join us on Friday assembly for coffee in the Community Room.
Grow Up Smiling Dental Outreach will also be visiting. In early May. Registrations are available from the Children’s Centre and will be sent to current clients.
A second, Thursday, Ardtornish Playgroup will be running as well as the usual Friday group. We have a Being A Dad and My Child and Me course running over three Wednesday evenings from 20th May.
If you have any requests for activities or speakers addressing the need of families with young children or want ta space to work with young children give us a call.
Free or low-cost activities and events during the school holidays
Tea Tree Gully Council: https://www.teatreegully.sa.gov.au/Events_and_places/School_holiday_program
Port Adelaide Enfield: https://www.cityofpae.sa.gov.au/explore/libraries/programs-and-events
Adelaide Playgrounds – discover something new: https://adelaideplaygrounds.com.au/
Nature Play: https://natureplaysa.org.au/ has a Forest Festival on April 20 and 21 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM see: https://natureplaysa.org.au/event/nature-play-sa-forest-festival-kuitpo-wirra-inparri/all/
For updates, the program, and flyers, when they are posted, see our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ArdtornishCC
Enjoy the break, catch you in term two!
Community Development Coordinator
82649828, 0409984495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Change of date)
Thursday 3rd June – Class/Individual
Friday 4th June – Sports/Groups