In this issue
8th - PUPIL FREE DAY
11th - PUBLIC HOLIDAY
15th - Choir Assessment
17th - Pedal Prix
20th - SAPSASA Boys Football
Carnival, Zoo Snooze Rm 24
21st – Zoo Snooze Rm 18
25th – Governing Council 7pm
27th – Volunteers Morning Tea
28th - School Photos
29th – School Group Photos,
4th – Island Dreaming
6th – Last day of Term 2
Tue 12th June – Mon 18th June
Carlos G, Djuro D, Riley D
Tues 19th June – Mon 25th June
Matthew M, Jacob G, Corvin T
Tues 26th June – Mon 2nd July
Jelena D, Ayla W,
Please arrive by 8.25am
Reducing Waste at Ardtornish
In Term 1, Room 30 examined our class waste looking at what rubbish and waste we had at the end of a day.
At the beginning of Term 2 we began our composting program for the entire school, after an incredible donation from the Brodie-Tyrell family of two compost tumblers. .
Each class has a compost tub for fruit and vegetable scraps. The students in Room 30 collect the compost twice a week and they are emptied. The compost barrels are turned and when it has decomposed, we will spread the compost in the new garden plots.
We have been surprised with the amount of fruit and vegetable scraps in the class tubs across the school. We have already completely filled one of the tumblers. We have noticed that there are whole pieces of fruit going into the composting containers.
Please talk to your children about eating all of their fruit or consider cutting the fruit up and putting it into a reusable container.
Reduce our waste with Plastic-Free Lunches
KESAB Environmental Solutions is offering to conduct a 1 ½ hour evening session at Ardtornish Primary School to inform and educate our school community on Plastic Free Lunches as a part of the Wiping Out Waste program. The session will be held in the library at a date and time to be determined later in this term, once we have received back the level of interest. If you are interested in attending, please call the Front Office (8264-8099) and we will add you to the list.
Pupil Free Day - Friday 8th June
Tuesday 5th Michele S
Wednesday 6th Michele S
Thursday 7th Simon S, Emma S
Friday 8th PUPIL FREE DAY
Tuesday 12th Michele S
Wednesday 13th Mary-Anne R
Thursday 14th Emma S
Friday 15th Rhonda P, Stacey C, Leisel R
School photography day is coming up very soon. Thursday June 28th for class photos and Friday 29th June for Group Photos. Group and portrait photographs can be purchased by going to www.advancedlife.com.au and using the Online Order Code: 4M3 KGD 8R2 or by using the envelope.
• School photos purchased online DO NOT require
envelopes returned to school*
• Don’t forget to order your sibling photos now
• Late fees/additional charges will be applied for purchases
after photo day
• Photos will be returned to your school for distribution
approximately six weeks after photos are taken
*Sibling photographs must be ordered either online or by order envelope (which you can collect one from the office) prior to the day of photography. A photograph will not be taken without an order. Sibling photographs only apply to children enrolled at the school..
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21 Days to Happier Families – an online course for dads, mums, carers and their children to take some structured time to care for themselves and the relationships that matter most.
Grow Up Smiling (GUS) Dental Outreach – will be at the Children’s Centre from 26-28 June. An approved adult MUST accompany your child to the dentist. Registration forms for new families are available from the Centre. Families already registered will be send a reminder letter.
We are looking for anyone who would like to coach or play in a netball team of any age. Coaches for under 7 & under 9 don’t need any experience. They really just need a parent to put bibs on them every week and collect the money.
If you are interested in either becoming a coach or playing in an Ardtornish netball team, please contact the front office and we will forward your details on to Kym Mcleod our Netball Coordinator.
This year during National Reconciliation Week 27th May – 3rd June, Reconciliation Australia invited all Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation.
This year’s theme, “Don’t Keep History a Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow” explores history hidden just beneath the surface, ready and waiting to be uncovered.
On Friday the 25th May 2018 Aboriginal Students from our school participated in the commemoration National Sorry Day in the north. It started with a ceremony at Stebonheath Park followed by a memorial walk through the gardens and John Hartley School.
This week we have had activities run by Zoey Bonney our ACEO and SRC including Basket weaving and flag painting. Students from all classes enjoyed sharing and participating in aspects of Aboriginal culture. Thank you to Zoey and our SRC for their planning and organisation.
Recently at the beginning of our PE lessons I have been conduction a jogging activity to observe our students cardio-vascular system.
Courtesy of ARCPER (Victorian Branch) this is the message I have been passing on in PE lessons.
Overweight and Obesity among Children and Young People
The prevalence of overweight and obesity among Australian children has risen dramatically in recent years. Approximately 20-25% of children aged 6-17 years are now classified as overweight or obese. Children and adolescents who are overweight are more likely to be overweight and obese as adults. They have an increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, some types of cancer and gall bladder disease.
Physical activity levels among Australian Children are decreasing as they are exposed to an ever growing range of sedentary alternatives to physical activities. These include television, chat rooms, mobile phones, computer games, the internet and homework online.
Physical inactivity increases the risk of dying prematurely, dying of heart disease, developing colon cancer and high blood pressure (Centre for Diseases Prevention.)
Children who are encouraged to be physically active and develop a love of participation are more likely to maintain participation into Adulthood.