In this issue
26th – Dance & Hip Hop State
27th – Cheer & Aerobics
30th – Casual Clothes Day, Camp
Quality Puppet Show
2nd – Assembly 9.50am, LAST DAY
TERM 2 – 2.00pm Dismissal
19th – First Day of Term 3
20th – Dance til you Drop
23rd – Dance til you Drop
24th – Dance Competitions
26th – Year 3-5 Swimming Week
27th – Dance til you Drop
30th – Dance til you Drop, Boys
31st – Pedal Prix – Tailem Bend
Mon 19th & Tue 20th July
Zoey E, Samuel d, Tammy V
Wed 21st July – Tue 27th July
Maddison H, India S, Siana D
Wed 28th July – Tue 3rd Aug
Jakob P, Zak S, Hugo H
Wed 4th Aug – Tue 10th Aug
Jude H, Tate W, Keira C
Please arrive by 8.25am
Enhancing Cyber Safety on Chromebooks
At Ardtornish, we purposefully selected Chromebooks for our “one on one device” program because their operating system can be configured and managed by the school to maximise cyber safety.
All students who log into their Chromebook at school, using their allocated ARDPS account, can experience safer browsing because Department for Education filters, automatically block inappropriate content within our school internet environment. While these same Department filters do not apply when a student uses their home internet, we have placed configurations and restrictions on each ARDPS account to allow us to investigate cyber issues involving the use of their Chromebook. However, the use of self-created Google accounts on the Chromebooks can negate these configurations and leave a student with an unmanaged and unrestricted internet portal.
The school’s ICT Team also regularly reviews how the Chromebooks are being used and continually monitors our network for instances of cyber bullying, misuse or attempts to access inappropriate websites.
In a recent review, we noted that some students had created their own personal Google accounts on their Chromebooks, to give them their own unique login outside of our ARDPS domain. Initially, this practice did not appear to be problematic, however now that we have received a student report of bullying and a parent alert of misuse, originating from such an unmonitored account, we have decided to remove all secondary logins to prevent such an event occurring again.
Cyber safety is strongly promoted in all classrooms and students at Ardtornish are explicitly taught how to use devices responsibly and safely.
If you, as a parent, ever have any concerns about how devices and software are being used, or become aware of any inappropriate behaviours related to their use, please promptly contact the school for advice and support.
A simple thing that all parents can do, to keep their children safer and happier on line, is to only allow them to access appropriate social media sites in line with the recommended age restrictions shown on the accompanying chart.
We implore all families to be vigilant regarding how their children are using the internet. Where possible, only let them use the school ARDPS account and ensure online activity occurs in an open and visually accessible space within the home. Steve Whitehead – ICT Coordinator.
Coming up in term 3 – Save the Date
FREE Cyber safety workshop for parents and carers about the online world – presented by Parenting SA
Where: Ardtornish Primary School – Rooms 9/10
When: Tuesday, 3rd August
FREE Sausage Sizzle and Salad. Crèche facilities available in the APS library for children 3-13.
Further details and online bookings will become available soon.
Tuesday 29th Michele S
Wednesday 30th Mary-Anne R
Thursday 1st Ling C, Chris G, Irene M
Friday 2nd Emma J, Jenni F (SUBWAY)
Tuesday 20th Michele S
Wednesday 21st Mary-Anne R
Thursday 22nd Tui M, Deneice P
Friday 23rd Rhonda P, Stacey C, Emma J
Thankyou to our Volunteers
Ardtornish celebrated and thanked our wonderful volunteers in a morning tea on the 18th May.
Our volunteers make a significant difference to our school community and we are grateful to each and every one of them. Next time you see a volunteer helping out in the school, at an excursion or coordinating an extra-curricular activity, take a moment to thank them for volunteering their time to help make our children’s school experience and community richer.
Friday 2nd July – 9.50am
Jam Band Performance
Last Wednesday 16th June we had a performance in the Gym Called Jam Band. The Just Add Music Band is a group of passionate Adelaide musicians who provided a fun, entertaining, interactive and educational children's show.
They performed over 10 songs, each song was presented in a creative and vibrant way helping to bring the songs to life. At various points in the show students got up and danced and joined in on the fun.
The latest from the Ardtornish Children's Centre
Do you have questions about children and services for families in SA
Raising children can be challenging. At times, families may need information and support to keep kids safe and well. Find free and low-cost support services near you at the Adults Supporting Kids website: www.adultssupportingkids.com.auhttps://schoolholidayactivities.com.au/school-holiday-activities-adelaide/
Three local council school holiday programs
https://www.teatreegully.sa.gov.au/Home (click on the Events and places box for a menu with a School holiday program link)
Cubbies by the Creek a Nature Play SA event recommended for children aged 5 - 12 years. While there will be activities for younger children, cubby building is recommended for primary aged children. See https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/cubbies-by-the-creek-tickets-159054888453?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_cid=e32b3946b0&mc_eid=4e97cc1b15
The Children’s Centre programs are fully booked for the school holidays. For other, selected, local events and the new term’s program (will be posted during the holidays) see our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ArdtornishCC/
Regards, John Buckell
Community Development Coordinator
82649828, 0409984495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn to be safe with Emmy and Friends
Foundation and Year 1 students have been participating in child protective behaviours program with Nicole from Act for Kids this term.
Students learnt about: