In this issue
15th – School Photo – Make Up
Day, Governing Council
3rd – Last day term 2
20th – First day term 3
Wed 17th June – Tue 23rd June
Noah C, Karel W, Maddison J
Wed 24th June – Tue 30th June
Tess N (Ayla W - Mon after school)
Summer H, Jasmine G
Wed 1st July – Tue 7th July
Dantae C, Kamryn M, Lara B
Please arrive by 8.25am
Writer’s Weeks: Inspiring Students to Read and Write
Our annual Writer’s Week connects our students with published children’s authors and provides them with opportunities to be instructed in the craft of writing by enthusiastic experts. This is very important because as Stephen King has said,
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”
Our “Writer’s Festival” was split into two parts this year with rooms 7, 8, 9, 10, 18, 21, 22, 24, 30 and 31 being the first to be involved, while the rest of the school will have their sessions in August.
In his presentations, the author Adam Cece shared the technique he uses to develop characters in stories through an interview process.
Marianne Musgrove gave insights into writing historical novels by researching information using photos, everyday items and even the music of the time. Using puppets, she demonstrated how she constructed her story “The Worry Tree,” which dealt with anxiety and fear.
Mike Lucas provided entertaining step by step lessons on how to construct a poem using different techniques and then students had an opportunity to create their own poems during his session.
Our visiting authors and illustrators were impressed by our “ambassadors,” Makaela 9, Rhys, 24, Chelsea 30, Zoey 31, Jude, 24, Emily 22, Jaxon 9, Hudson 8, Levi 10, Tammy 18, Claire 31, Evie 18, Gargee 8, Sophie 9, Bella 10, Kaitlyn 31, Isabella 22 and Rhys 7. These students did a wonderful job looking after our visitors, by taking them to classrooms and showing them around.
Adam Cece told students that it was one positive teacher comment, about his story writing skills, which set him on the path to ultimately becoming a professional writer. At Ardtornish Primary School, we want all our students to be successful writers and have their stories published for others to read and enjoy at school. One day we hope to see some of our students as successful published authors too. Jane Moore: Librarian.
Watch the video interviews of Marianne Musgrove and Mike Lucas. (Adam Cece video has not been completed at this stage)
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Kaitlyn, Isabella and Rhys interview author and poet, Mike Lucas during the Ardtornish Primary School Writer's Festival, June 2020
Tammy and Evie interview author Marianne Musgrove during the Ardtornish Primary School Writer's Festival, June 2020 https://online.clickview.com.au/workspace/videos/31790421
Tuesday 16th Michele S
Wednesday 17th Michele S
Thursday 18th Ling C, Saijai K-S
Friday 19th Natasha H, Jenni F
Tuesday 23rd Michele S
Wednesday 24th Michele S
Thursday 25th Tui M, Deneice P
Friday 26th Nicole I, Kellie F, Josie D
Hi, here is the latest from the Ardtornish Children's Centre The Ardtornish Kindergarten is open & operating normal hours. However, the Family and Community programs have not yet resumed. We are still under the guidance of the State Emergency Management Committee. The latest advice is that Family and Community programs and services at the Children’s Centre are not able to safely recommence quite possibly not until term three (20th July).
Physical distancing limitations will affect some services, such as playgroups and Twilight Play, more than others. Still, it is hard to predict what will actually happen. Be assured though that we will post updates as soon as we have greater clarity.
We do hope that families are managing to endure this crisis. Please contact us on 0433 101 234 if there are any questions or issues we can assist you with.
A one-hour Zoom webinar for parents of teenagers 12-18 years. 1:30pm, 7pm, Wednesday 24th June Sibling Conflict - A free Parenting SA webinar. Tue 16 June 2020 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Are you tired of sorting out sibling conflict?
Want better relationships and less stress in your family?
Register to hear Madhavi Nawana Parker talk about:
- why it is normal for siblings to fight
- how to reduce conflict by being proactive
- keeping yourself calm and positive.
You will also receive a link to view the webinar recording after the event. This session is designed for parent/carers of children 4-12 years.
To book: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handling-sibling-conflict-proa…
We do really miss you! All the best 🙂
Regards, John Buckell
Community Development Coordinator
82649828, 0409984495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org