In this issue
Wed 25th Mar - Tue 31st Mar
Tess N (Ayla W - Mon after school), Summer H, Jasmine G
Wed 1st April - Tue 7th April
Dante C, Kamryn M, Lara B
Wed 8th - Tues 28th April Term 2
Claire D, Scarlett E, Demi S
Please arrive by 8.25am
Tolley Wins Sports Day 2020
Pictured – Ethan K, Jett C, Hayden N, Jordyn C, Lachlan J, Rylen H & Harvey S
Final Scores: Tolley 417 Newman 415 Kerr 409 Angus 408
On Friday 13th March we had our school sports day, it was a fun filled day. Once again students and families joined in the spirit of the occasion and dressed in team colours to bring a sense of joy and celebration to the proceedings as the Team Captains and Vice encouraged students to join in war cries and play with enthusiasm, fairness and positive sporting skills. Thanks to everyone for participating so well and to all family members who supported the day.
Responding to the call for Social Distancing and Support for Home Based Learning.
In these difficult and uncertain times, as a school, we are trying to keep parents and caregivers updated with the latest information about how social distancing requirements impact on our school and its operations. Hence we have asked that members of our community download the Skoolbag app so they can quickly receive any notification we send. Information is also being sent out on Google +. If a confirmed case of the Corona Virus is linked to the school it will be closed immediately, so we need to be able to undertake bulk communications. See the Departments Corona Virus information page at https://www.education.sa.gov.au/supporting-students/health-e-safety-and-wellbeing/covid-19-coronavirus for more information about procedures.
Now that many parents are keeping students at home we have established a Home Learning link on our school’s website to inform you of the Departments responses to this evolving situation. The Minister for Education, John Gardner has presently taken two actions. Firstly he has clarified that, ‘No teacher is required to provide additional work or support for students not at school,’ in light of the added demands this places on staff, and secondly he has announced the establishment of a new-online curriculum portal for continued learning that students and parents can access titled ‘OUR LEARNING – SA’. In all likelihood schools will eventually close, if the spread of the virus continues, and so familiarising yourself with these materials is important. Follow this link to learn what this means for you as a parent and us as a school as we support students to learn from home. https://ardtornish.weebly.com/home-learning.html
If after reading this material you have any other questions please contact us for clarification.
Tuesday 31st March Michele S
Wednesday 1st April Michele S
Thursday 2nd April Tui M
Friday 3rd April Rhonda P, Jenni F
Tracey’s Care Column
We all find ourselves in challenging times that none of us has ever seen before. Our current circumstances may bring on worry and a fear of the unknown, but we are all in this together. We are not alone. We can be so grateful for each other and technology. We can call, text, send photos & video. It is a time to get creative and keep in touch to support and encourage one another.
My way of supporting people from afar was to create a community Facebook page
Journeying Together with Hope.
This FB page is added to daily, providing links to fun activities, humour, learning, creative inspirations and offering words of hope and encouragement during these challenging times.
I look forward to sharing with you and bringing some sunshine into your day.
Should you require non-contact pastoral care support please email me at email@example.com
I will endeavour to answer your email as soon as possible. Take care.
Tracey Cooper 😊
Pastoral Care Worker
OSHC on Pupil Free Days
OSHC will be offering emergent care for the Pupil Free Days in Week 11 (April 6th- 9th).
All Before and After School Care bookings will be deleted. Should you need full day care please contact us via email at Ardtornish.firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 0437 600 779.
Please keep in mind spots are limited and 5 business days' notice is required for any cancellations.
With the onset of the covid-19 virus, Ardtornish Children’s Centre has been advised to cease all family and community programs until further notice. Please note kindy services will operate as normal at this time. We and our partners apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience. For update, refer to reliable health and community media. We will update as we can via our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ArdtornishCC/
Pancake Day & Casual Clothes Day
Thank you to everyone for your support with Pancake Day (Uniting Care) and Camp Quality Casual Clothes Day. We raised approximately $650 for each organisation. That is $1300 raised for these two events! Well Done!! Nat Hall and SRC