In this Issue
• Angus Wins 2018 Sports Day
• Naplan Information
• Excursion/Incursion Update
• Canteen Roster
• International Schools Competitions
• Emergency Lunch Procedures
• Ardtornish Children’s Centre
• Principal’s Award
• Lost Property
• Volunteer RAN Training Sessions
• Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews
19th - Aunty Peach Show,
6pm, Pancake Day
21st - Harmony Day
26th - Yr. 7 Parliament
28th - SAPSASA Athletics,
Sushi Day Canteen,
Rm 22 Botanic Garden
30th - Good Friday
2nd - Easter Monday
4th - Room 30 Zoo Snooze
5th - Room 31 Zoo Snooze,
KO Softball boys/girls
6th - Yr 4-7 Disco 6.30pm,
9th - FACE Meeting 7pm
12th - F-3 Lunchtime Disco
13th - Subway Meal Deal,
LAST DAY TERM 1
Road Crossing Monitors
Tue 20th Mar – Mon 26th Mar
Samantha M, Crystal H, Scarlett G
Tue 27th Mar – Mon 2nd April
Owen W, Teagan P & Lia K
Tue 3rd April – Mon 9th April
Karah G, Maddie C, Marissa H
Please arrive by 8.25am
Angus Wins 2018 Sports Day
Last Thursday’s Sports Day was a great success in spite of being shortened due to the hot weather. Once again students and families joined in the spirit of the day and dressed in team colours to bring a sense of fun and celebration to the proceedings.
Thanks to everyone for participating so well and to all family members who came along to support the day.
Angus 1st : 240 pts. - Kerr 2nd : 224 pts. - Tolley 3rd : 197 pts. - Newman 4th : 172 pts
All Team Captains and Vice Captains made a strong contribution to the success of the day as they encouraged students to join in war cries and enter into events with enthusiasm, while showing great values as sportspersons.
Naplan Information 2018
In 2018 Naplan will be delivered at Ardtornish through an online process for Year 3, 5, and 7 students. All components of the test: numeracy, reading, writing, spelling and grammar and will be undertaken online with the exception of writing for the Year 3’s because of their less developed typing skills and speeds.
Students with Chromebooks will use their own devices and undertake the tests using a locked down browser that ensures they cannot access other websites for support or use a spelling checker.
Ardtornish will be doing the NAPLAN tests in Week 3 of Term 2. However, prior to this time a few classes will undertake a technical readiness test on Thursday 22nd March to ensure our school systems are effective.
Parents wanting to learn more about the NAPLAN tests can visit an information page to see examples of the online test environment for years 3,5,and 7. Go to....
NAPLAN Online will provide better assessment, more precise results and faster turnaround of information.
NAPLAN Online features ‘tailored testing’ which gives students questions that are more suited to their ability – resulting in better assessment and more precise results. You can watch an ACARA’s video about how tailored testing will feature in NAPLAN Online:
Tuesday 20th Michele S
Wednesday 21st Michele S
Thursday 22nd Emma S
Friday 23rd 3 Musketeers
Tuesday 27th Michele S
Wednesday 28th Mary-Anne R
Thursday 29th Simone S
Friday 30th Good Friday
Emergency Lunch Procedures
If your child has no lunch, the canteen will provide a sandwich for $2 with a note going home, to let the parent/caregiver know that the child had no lunch and asking $2 to cover the cost of the sandwich.
Nature Play Forest festival
The Nature Play Forest Festival is specially created for children aged 0 – 12 years and their families.
Activities include: low ropes adventure course, natural loose parts play, wild cubby building in the Eucalyptus forest, story time, Australian animal-themed family yoga classes, orienteering & bushwalking trails, ‘Nature hands-on’, autumn mask making, nature potion and tinkering stations, wildlife display and shows, bush stick xylophone jam sessions & food trucks
Places are strictly limited for each day of this event and tickets ($10 per child and $5 per adult per day) are essential. Search Nature Play Forest Festival for more info – booking are via Eventbright, where there are other events for children. Be quick!!
Cycle Saturday Sat 24 March - Book soon!
Future sessions this term include:
82649828, 0409984495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are lots of unnamed items in lost property in the front office. Jumpers, swimming items, drink bottles and lunch boxes. If you have lost something please come and check the lost property box.
Also remember to please name everything that comes to school with your child.
Visit www.schoolinterviews.com.au and follow the simple instructions. Simply enter the code f62h3 (room 29) or wmndc (for the rest of the school).
You can return to www.schoolinterviews.com.au at anytime, and change your interviews – until the bookings close on Friday 23rd March 4pm.