In this issue
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,
30th – First day back Term 2
Tue 3rd April – Mon 9th April
Karah G, Maddie C, Marissa H
Tue 10th April – Fri 13th April and Mon 30th April
Matthew G, Levi H & Tyson W
Tue 1st May – Mon 7th May
Cooper A, Kye S &
Please arrive by 8.25am
Dance Lesson Legends
Students from Year 3 to 6 have responded with enthusiasm and creativity to their “Dance EDU sessions”. For the past 4 Wednesday’s, students have explored different ways to move and work as a group.
Dancing before others can be, for some people, a personally challenging endeavour but any early apprehension our students faced quickly turned to eagerness and excitement when the music took hold and they have encouraged each other’s participation.
The movements and choreographic ideas students are creating are incredible. Their ability to collaborate and create mini routines and movements has impressed Kellie, the Dance EDU teacher.
Each week, Kellie is seeing students’ confidence and skills progress as they apply the techniques they are taught to their next dance challenge. Every lesson is nonstop movement, creation, teamwork and fun.
At the completion of the 8 week program students from year 3 to 6 will, in teams, perform a short dance for their class and will receive positive and constructive feedback from their peers.
Foundation to Year 2 students will experience this exciting new program in Term 2.
Vandalism and the J.P. Playground Bark Chips
On the weekend vandals broke bottles in the JP playground and shards of glass were left scattered through the bark chips. Workman scoured the area and removed all the glass they could find but until we can guarantee that all shards are gone the space is out of bounds. To ensure the area is safe for play we are considering using a bobcat to remove all the bark chips and replacing it with fresh fill. This process will cost over $15,000.
We therefore ask that parents report to police assistance on 131 444 any vandalism or suspicious behaviour they see occurring at the school after hours. Police security will send out a patrol as soon as possible to investigate any problem you raise and ask people who should not be on school grounds to move on.
Three-way Interviews support student learning
Thank you to all the parents who made the time to book and attend student, teacher and parent conferences. Being able to share student’s learning and set goals for the next term is very important. The stronger the ties that exist between parents and staff the better they can work as a team to enhance student learning.
Last Day of Term 1 – Friday 13th April 2.15pm Dismissal
Tuesday 3rd Michele Smale
Wednesday 4th Michele Smale
Thursday 5th Jenni Krol
Friday 6th 3 Muskateers
Tuesday 10th Michele Smale
Wednesday 11th Michele Smale
Thursday 12th Emma Sparks
Friday 13th SUBWAY MEAL DEAL
Your Adventure Begins Now
Join Cub Scouts. For Boys and Girls 8 – 10 1/2
Contact Simon for more information ph. 0413 640 531
Kindy Enrolments for 2019
Ardtornish Children’s Centre is now taking expressions of interest for Kindy in 2019 – Places will be limited… register your interest NOW
July changes to Child Care Subsidy
Folk using or interest in using long day care, family day care and or out of school hours care, are invited to hear staff from the Department of Human Services explain the impact of the subsidy changes coming in the new financial year.
Take a look at the Tea Tree Gully Library website to find out about what is available locally for the school holidays.
Due to staff leave, there will be no Vacation Play at the Children’s Centre this holiday.
Baby Playgroups will be operating in week two of the school holidays.
Although more commercial there are other holiday activities advertised at https://www.kidsinadelaide.com.au/adelaide-school-holidays/
Don’t forget the Nature Play Forest Festival - for children aged 0 - 12 years and their families. 18 & 19 April at Kuitpo Forest see https://www.eventbrite.com.au/ for bookings.
If you have any questions about your younger children we are here to assist. Drop in or give us a call to find out more, or to book for activities. Updated information at our Facebook page.
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.
School Crossing Information
All students at our school crossing have been trained by the South Australian Police force to STOP traffic. This training is done every year to ensure students are up to date with any changes and to also refresh their skills. All teachers on the crossing have also been trained by SAPOL.
It is crucial that parents/caregivers or friends DO NOT instruct students when to put signs up or even when to stop traffic. The monitors feel compelled to listen to adults and they are very often given conflicting information to their training.
Thank you for your support in this matter.
Lisa Bradshaw-Crossing Co-ordinator
Safety on Bikes
Please talk with your child about safe road and footpath use. Whilst children under 12 years old are allowed to ride on footpaths, they need to remember that driveways are just like roads. An adult rider who is supervising a cyclist under 12 may also ride on the footpath.
At a driveway they should stop, look and listen before crossing as a vehicle may be coming in or out. It is also important not to be riding on the footpath at busy times of the school day, such as drop off and pick up, this is the time to walk your bike to avoiding endangering others.
On Monday 19th of March we celebrated Harmony Day, No Bullying Day and Pancake Day.
Two volunteers from Hope Valley Church were kind enough to donate their time and cook over 500 pancakes for us.
Students could buy the pancakes via QKR or pay on the day. Most children thought they were delicious. We raised just over $460 to go back to Uniting Care.
Thanks to Isaac, teachers and students who helped to organise the day and all the children who participated and donated money.
By SRC Executives Mia Hocking & Maddi Lang
Kiss and Drop Zone
Please note: The area in front of the school office is a designated drop off and pick up area, Kiss & Drop. Cars should not be left parked there because they block the space and others are being forced to ‘double park’ to pick up children. As you can appreciate this is dangerous and illegal. Parents need to wait in their cars, they cannot leave their cars to get out to collect their child. Council fines do apply.
Parents / Caregivers are also reminded that the Staff Car Park is not to be used as a drop off and pick up area. Many parents and children use the area as a thoroughfare before and after school and in the past there have been some near misses between people walking through and cars backing out
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Eels Rugby League Club
“The Family Club”
Servicing Salisbury, Parafield, Mawson Lakes and Golden Grove – Adelaide’s Biggest Club
Kelso McEwan on 0407 586 131 or
check @EelsRugbyLeagueClub on Facebook
Special Come’n’Try Event
Date/Time: Wednesday 11th April, 5 – 6pm
Venue: Edward Smith Reserve, Grand Junction Road, Northfield
Come and meet the coaches and get a feel for the club. There will be a sausage sizzle and free drinks for the kids and a free NRL scarf for all players that attend and there will be games and activities.
Year 7 Murraylands Aquatics Camp
I really enjoyed camp at Murraylands Aquatic Centre. It was a two night, action packed trip that left me with great memories. I wouldn’t change a thing! We had 4 water activities every day, (except the last day) and a little break in between each one.
I was in group 3, so my first activity was sailing the catamarans. I thought they looked like two kayaks with a trampoline in between. It was actually a blast! We sailed down the Murray River with ease. After the first activity, I had high expectations for the next one. It was canoeing. I didn’t enjoy it too much.
Next was knee boarding, and that was my favourite activity of all time. I was a bit nervous, but it was the best experience of my life! Lastly, ‘sit-ons’ (technically open kayaks) I didn’t like this either. Then we had meals, our talent show, and then we got to sleep. It was FAR colder than I thought. It was late, so I was out like a light.
The stars were so bright and clear in the sky! Next morning it was even colder. We had our meals early, and then headed off to the activities. Sailing first again! We didn’t mind. Then it was stand-up paddle boarding. That was AWESOME! So camp was the best thing I could experience.
Suhani room 9
Camp was really fun. I really enjoyed kayaking. I found that ‘sit in’ kayaks were easier to control than the ‘sit on’ ones. When my group did the ‘sit on’ kayaks I doubled with Ashlee.
When we did the ‘sit ins’ there were only singles available. We also did lots of other activities including sailing a catamaran and driving a tinny. Overall camp was awesome.
Charlise Robbins room 10
In 2018 all the Year 7s in Ardtornish Primary school went to Murraylands Aquatic Centre for the school camp it was really fun and exciting for everyone.
My favourite activity was knee boarding because it was fun going really fast and having the water spray in your face. I've done knee boarding once before. Then it wasn't fun but this time it was amazing.
Nathan Best room 9
Doing knee boarding at camp was really fun. It was scary at first but then it got better. I did knee boarding with Karah and it was so much fun. It was the best activity because I had never tried it before, and it was something different.
The first time I tried knee boarding it was hard but it got easier. When Karah and I were knee boarding we kept bumping into each other and almost fell off. My year 7 aquatics camp was so much fun and the best camp I have been on by far.
Hayley Norton room 9