In this issue
1st – Football Carnival Boys Yrs
8th – Last Day of Term 2 – 2.00pm
25th – Term 3 Begins
1st – 5th Primary Swimming
8th – Basketball Carnival Boys &
Girls Yrs 5/6
12th – Football Carnival Girls Yrs
24th – Sports Portfolio 7pm
Wed 29th June – Tue 5th July
Isabella C, Ruby C, Martha W-B
Wed 6th July – Fri 8th July
Caleb B, Ben G, Jacob L
Tue 26th July – Tue 2nd August
Brody S, Kyton B, Zac H
Please arrive by 8.25am
Moving into the New Building
Finally, the date of the big move has been set and, starting in the holidays, staff will be assisting removalists to transfer furniture and materials to the new building, ready to begin Term 3 in well organised rooms. The ‘school closure,’ on the first day of term, will provide teachers with additional time, besides what they spend during their holidays, to set up their rooms and ensure a smooth start to teaching and learning.
The timing of our occupancy, has been dependent on when the landscaping around the buildings could be completed to a level that would allow us to make the move in a safe manner. At present the surroundings are a quagmire and, although the interior of the building is completed, access to it is very difficult, due to a nature play area being constructed between the new and existing buildings and asphalt and paving still not having been laid.
Everyone is excited about the move, as it has been a long wait. Initially the redevelopment was to be completed by March of 2022 but due to Covid-19, shortages of building materials, and other factors, it is occurring 16 months later.
On Friday 17th June the Pedal Prix team raced at Victoria Park, Adelaide in a 6 hour race. This was our 2nd race of the season. We had raced at The Bend Motorsport Park in May. Our team is made up of year 5 & 6 students Cody S, Lucas D, Emily S, Tate W, Samuel H, Eli C, Zak S, Ethan B, Jacob L & Cooper V. We rode with only 33 other Primary School bikes making it a quiet race as we would normally ride with around 150 other bikes. Although we didn’t place very high, at the end of the race, all of our riders put in a huge amount of effort and worked hard to beat their own personal best lap times. It is great to see our team work together, achieve things they didn’t think they could, and cheer and encourage each other on. Our riders should all be very proud of themselves! It was great to have Deb visit us to watch the race and see us finish. A big thank you to all our parents who helped out on the day. Without your efforts we would not have made the day a success. Our next race is on Sat 6th August at The Bend Motorsport Park. Anyone from the school community is very welcome to come and watch the 8 hour race.
Tuesday 5th Michele S
Wednesday 6th Deborah M
Thursday 7th Deneice P, Tui M
Friday 8th SUBWAY - Ling C, Sonoko F-G
Tuesday 26th Michele S
Wednesday 27th Robyn C
Thursday 28th Anna Mc, Maleah S
Friday 29th Jenni F, Sharon D
Local School Holiday Programs
Tea Tree Gully Council
The City of Tea Tree Gully's winter school holiday program is now available for bookings!
With a range of interactive and fun activities at Tea Tree Gully Library, Gallery 1855, Golden Grove Arts Centre and Holden Hill Community Centre, you won't need to travel far at all.
Bookings essential, register now to avoid missing out: https://rb.gy/ik3yni
Salisbury Council https://rb.gy/xpizbv
Port Adelaide Enfield Council https://rb.gy/aqvbzb
Ardtornish Children’s Centre
The Multiple Births Monday and Baby Playgroups on Tuesday and Wednesday morning will be
operating in week one of the school holidays and after a week break will resume on from Monday 1 August. Our new Term Program will be available on the Facebook page soon when details
are finalised (see link below).
Term Three Program
I will be on leave for the six weeks from 20 July until 26 August and we are running a trimmed
program with additional activities commencing in September.
We anticipate and hope that CaFHS will be back on site in September, and we are exploring the possibility of there being a clinic on site later in the term. There is no first aid session this term but there will be two in term three while there are only a few places available, there is a waiting list.
The Ardtornish Playgroup for children birth to school age on Lutyens Avenue will recommence when the new school buildings are completed. Current indications are that this will be in term 3, week two. For more information see https://rb.gy/k5jklt
Event Links and Bookings
For event details see, subscribe and like our social media sites at Facebook https://rb.gy/logxkr
and for sessions other than the baby playgroups see Eventbrite collection at https://rb.gy/qrhtbf
Kindergarten Enrolments for 2023
In South Australia, 'preschool' and 'kindergarten' are the same. Children are entitled to one year of preschool. Children are entitled to access 4 terms (1 year) of government preschool in the year before they start school.
From 2023 children who turn 4 years old:
All children will have 4 terms of preschool. Children who turn 4 years after 31 October will be eligible to commence preschool at the start of the following year.
If you’re uncertain about the best time for your child to attend preschool or feel your child may benefit from starting preschool later, talk to Heather at Ardtornish Kindergarten or your local preschool director about your options.
Regards, John Buckell
Community Development Coordinator
82649828, 0409984495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Room 5B’s Swimming Week
This week Room 5B has enjoyed going to The ARC to learn more about water safety. We have also been improving our swimming skills and slowly becoming better with practice. We have also learnt about how to put on a life jacket correctly both in and out of the pool. We have also learnt what equipment can be used as a floatation device and what equipment can be used to rescue someone in the water while keeping ourselves safe at the same time.