In this issue
16th – Harmony Week, Governing
17th – Pancake Day
18th – Casual Clothes Day, Camp
20th – Assembly
23rd – Onwards Parent / Teacher
/ Student Interviews
1st – Athletics Carnival
2nd – Little Mermaid Incursion,
Yrs 3-7 Disco
3rd – F-2 Lunchtime Disco
6th – Lacrosse Carnival Yrs 4-7
9th – Assembly 10am, Last Day of
Term 1 - 2.00pm Dismissal
Wed 11th Mar – Tue 17th Mar
Kobe G, Riley B, Tate R
Wed 18th Mar – Tue 24th Mar
Noah C, Karel W, Maddison J
Wed 25th Mar – Tue 31st Mar
Tess N (Ayla W - Mon after school), Summer H, Jasmine G
Please arrive by 8.25am
‘Bump it Up’ Walls, Bump Up Achievement
Bump it Up’ Walls, Bump Up Achievement.
To support students to improve their writing skills, teachers are introducing “Bump it Up’ walls to their classrooms.
These displays, as pictured here, provide students with explicit criteria, at different levels of difficulty, against which they can self-assess their own writing and then consider what additional skills they need to develop to BUMP their writing up to a level above.
To develop a growth mind set in writing, students must embrace the belief that everyone can improve their texts by reflecting on what they are presently doing well and then setting an achievable and focussed improvement goal for themselves. Students, after analysing their own work, can then either edit their original piece of writing, to improve it, or undertake a new text that incorporates the changes they are striving to achieve to bump their writing to the next level of complexity.
‘Bump it Up’ walls are linked to our school’s use of the Brightpath writing assessment tool which provides teachers and students with suggestions of how to improve writing in the persuasive, narrative and informational genres.
The students pictured here from Room 21 had this to say about their class ‘Bump It Up’ Wall.
“By using the ‘Bump It Up’ wall, you can always improve.” – Max C
“The ‘Bump It Up’ wall makes me use full stops and bigger spaces between my words.” – Brock
“Using the ‘Bump It Up’ Wall helps me work out parts of my writing I can work on.” – Amelie C
“The ‘Bump It Up’ wall helps me improve on mistakes.” – Alice.
As a school we are committed to providing students with feedback for improvement and developing their ability to reflect on their own learning.
Road Works Advance Notice
TTG council will be closing Lutyens Ave from Monday 16th March for five weeks from 7am – 3pm due to roadworks.
Please allow extra time for parking for drop off and pick times and adhere to traffic and parking restrictions.
Tuesday 17th Pancake Day
Wednesday 18th Clare T
Thursday 19th Tui M, Ling Chen
Friday 20th Stacey C, Rhonda P, Jenni F
Tuesday 24th Michelle S
Wednesday 25th Mary-Anne R
Thursday 26th Saijai K, Stacey C
Friday 27th Kelly F, Nicole I, Ling C, Wei Wei R
Helping you to sort things out after separation.
Relationship Australia Family Dispute Resolution
There are many things to sort out after marriage or a long-term relationship comes to an end. Family Dispute Resolution (mediation) is a way of jointly dealing with all the complex issues including arrangements for children; finances; and property matters. Relationship Australia staff are specialists in facilitating conversations around sensitive issues to assist people to develop their own agreements and avoid the stress and expense involved in going to Court.
How we can help you
FDR is personalised mediation rather than counselling. We listen but we do not take sides. Skilled mediators will assist you to discuss problems and develop solutions that make sense in your situation. They work with individuals, couples and children and are sensitive to culturally and linguistically diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.
Relationships Australia South Australia services are subsidised by the Australian Government. Fees are determined according to household income and special rates apply for those with concession cards. Relevant information will be requested when accessing our services.
Al Pearce is available on Thursdays at the Ardtornish Children’s Centre. To book call Relationships Australia’s on 8250 6600.
See our Facebook page, drop in anytime or give us a call if you would like to find out more about our activities & sessions. We are always interested to hear thoughts about how we might support and work with you, your young children and family.
Community Development Coordinator
82649828, 0409984495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Absences and Exemptions
If your child is going to be away for longer than three days whether it be holiday/illness/family reasons an exemption form needs to be completed (available from the front office).
Remember: If your child is away unexpectedly e.g. sick please ring 8264 8099 and press 3 to leave an absence message or text 0447 467 152 to let the office know.
Also remember to say your child’s name, class and reason.