In this issue
29th - 2nd - Primary Swimming
5th - Governing Council Meeting 7pm,
7th - Footsteps, Author Visit
8th - Author Visit
9th – Author Visit, Assembly 10am
12th - PUPIL FREE DAY
14th – Footsteps, Author Visit
15th – Author Visit, QLD Dance
19th - Bookweek
Wed 31st July – Tue 6th Aug
Zac S, Levi H, Matthew G
Wed 7th Aug – Tue 13th Aug
Lily H, Ayla W, Erin H
Wed 14th Aug – Tue 20th Aug
Alexa E, Chelsea H, Abby S
Please arrive by 8.25am
The Child Protection Curriculum - Keeping Safe
The Child Protection Curriculum provides a framework for teaching and learning programs in Department for Education sites from preschool to year 12. It is based on two main themes which are presented at the different levels of learning through topics and activities of increasing complexity.
Tyler, Riley, Emily and Marissa - reflect on the emotions and feeling associated with keeping safe.
Theme 1: We all have the right to be safe.
Children are encouraged to think about people and things which keep them safe. For younger children it is based on their needs, for example to be looked after properly by adults.
For older students the theme is based on a human rights perspective and includes responsibilities. We have the right to be safe and we have the responsibility to act safely and keep others safe.
Theme 2: We can help ourselves to be safe by talking to people we trust.
This theme encourages children to identify a wide range of people they trust and can talk to. The curriculum is very explicit in that our feelings of trust may be confused, mixed up and can change. Someone whom we once trusted may behave in a way that means we don’t trust them anymore and vice versa.
The four main focus areas, which are examined in progressive complexity in accordance with the age of the learners, are:
1: The right to be safe
3: Recognising and reporting abuse
4: Protective strategies
The curriculum is constructivist in its approach, i.e. learners are active participants in the process of taking in information and building their own knowledge and understanding.
At Ardtornish the CPC is delivered each year as part of a 3 year cycle to ensure that the main themes and focus areas are introduced, revisited and strengthened throughout children’s schooling from Foundation to year 7. Aspects of the CPC are integrated with Australian Curriculum Health and SHINE’s Relationships & Sexual Health Program, providing our children with a relevant and balanced insight into keeping safe.
Nationally Consistent Collection of Data – Information for Parents
Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) All schools are required to collect information about the numbers of students that they provide adjustments to under the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) and Disability Standards of Education This data is used as the basis for national funding. The NCCD involves the collection of;
· the number of students receiving adjustments to enable them to participate in education on the same
basis as other students · the level of adjustment provided to students · student’s type of disability
Under the model the definition of disability is broad and includes learning difficulties, health and mental health conditions. If your child is identified for inclusion in the Collection, the required information will be included in this year’s data collection. If you have any questions about the data collection, please contact Deb Pryor 8264 8099. Further information can be found at: http://www.education.gov.au/nationally-consistent-collection-data-school-students-disability
Tuesday 30th Michele S
Wednesday 31st Mary-Anne R
Thursday 1st Tui M, Emma S
Friday 2nd Stacey C, Rhonda P
Tuesday 6th Michele S
Wednesday 7th Mary-Anne R
Thursday 8th Evelyn C, Emma S
Friday 9th Kellie F, Nicole I
ICAS are excited to launch an online direct payment facility for parents for the ICAS Competitions. Parents will be able to access select tests and make payments through the Parent Payment System from May 2019 to the end of July 2019. Click here unsw.global/parentpay and enter the access code 5b8cc88985.
(When entering details you do not need to enter the student number. Just leave blank.)
The following assessments/competitions recognising academic excellence and provide addition challenge for students. Tests are from year 2 – year 7. Click on the above link to see what tests are available for the year level your child is in. Tests are $15.95 each.
Test sitting dates are:
Digital Technologies - 3rd September
Science - 5th September
Writing - 10th September
Spelling - 12th September
English - 17th September
Mathematics - 19th September
If your child is interested in learning Trumpet or Trombone lessons please come and collect an enrolment form from the front office. Lessons will start in Term 3.
Expression of Interest for enrolment 2020
If there are any siblings due to start school next year, please come into the office and fill in an expression of interest form. Enrolment for siblings and families in the APS zone will be guaranteed enrolment.
A new series of What’s the Buzz sessions will start in term 3 for any children, especially those requiring assistance with social skills, fitting in, making friends, reading social cues and becoming more resilient.
Yr 3/4/5 Swimming
Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August
Swimming times at The ARC, Campbelltown
Rooms 30 & 31 – 11.30am -12.30pm
Rooms 7, 11 & 21 – 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Rooms 18, 22 & 24 – 1.30pm – 2.30pm
We have two events especially for men this term – Philip Altmann’s Mindful Men course runs over four Tuesday evenings, 7-8:15pm from 10 September & and a Positive Parenting Program over three Wednesday evenings, 5:45-7:45pm (with crèche = free night for one parent) from Wednesday 7 August. Call to book.
Grow Up Smiling (GUS) Dental Outreach
Will be at the Children’s Centre daily from 14-16 August. An approved adult MUST accompany your child to the dentist. Registration forms for new families are available from the Children’s Centre. Families already registered will be send a reminder letter.
There will be three sessions this term beginning on the 14 or 15th `August (depending on cloud cover) with a visit from an astronomer and some planet and moon gazing. A second for book week (tbc) celebrating the children’s own books and a third with paint play on Tuesday 18 September.
Baby Playgroup needs more babies (& parents) – point them towards the centre on Mondays and Thursday 9:30am-12pm. It’s free and I have a beautiful singing voice…
All welcome to the Community Room for a coffee from 8:45, Friday school assembly mornings (currently weeks 3,5 & 10).
New Term ProgramThe term 3 program is available on our Facebook page
Community Development Coordinator
82649828, 0409984495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Players wanted U12’s Basketball
We are looking for 2 players to join our Ardtornish U12 basketball team. (Must not turn 12 this year). Boys or girls. Games are played Thursday nights at Golden Grove and practice is after school on Thursdays in our school gym. If anyone is interested please contact the front office.