In this issue
30th – Dance til you Drop, Boys
31st – Pedal Prix – Tailem Bend
2nd – Governing Council 7pm,
Illustrator & Author Visit F-2
3rd – Yr 6/7 Basketball, Dance til
You Drop, Yr 5 Stem Visit to
MHS, Illustrator & Author
Visit F-2, Parent Cyber
Safety Session 6-7.30pm
Wed 4th Aug – Tue 10th Aug
Jude H, Tate W, Keira C
Wed 11th Aug – Tue 17th Aug
Gargee V, Isabelle c, Maddison J
Wed 18th Aug – Tue 24th Aug
Gemma R, Avara E, Lara B
Please arrive by 8.25am
Lockdown “Learning Processes” Smoothly Implemented
On Wednesday’s Pupil Free day staff worked in teams to quickly establish processes for providing students with home learning activities for the next four days. Resources have now been made available either through classroom websites or the SeeSaw program.
Only a skeleton staff is now present at school to care for children of essential workers. While teachers are following the Department of Education’s recommendations and working from home, they are still on duty. Each teacher has contacted their students’ caregivers to inform them of how to access materials and communicate with them over the next week. Parents who have any questions about the tasks set for their children or problems accessing them are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher.
The fact that staff could put home learning systems in place so rapidly reflects the high level of ICT skills they possess. Over the next few days staff will also be undertaking a series of professional learning tasks to enhance their skills in relation to our school’s improvement plan so their time will be well employed. If the lockdown is extended, we will be ready to provide further educational materials. Beyond what is provided by staff, our school website has extensive resources and links that parents might like to explore.
Maintaining your Well-being during the Covid 19 Lockdown
Going into a lockdown can put pressure on families and individuals so it is important to look after your mental health. There are free resources on the internet that can support your wellbeing.
Some activities you can try at home to promote wellbeing are:
If you are struggling with the lockdown there are people here to help
While working at home do not forget to stay safe online
The eSafety website has many amazing tips for staying safe while working online. The main messages are:
You can also access some excellent information through the Carly Ryan website, where there are many fact sheets about how to protect yourself and your child online. https://www.carlyryanfoundation.com/resources/fact-sheets
If you are looking for more activities to do with your child during lockdown there are many ideas below:
Take care of one another, know you are not alone. Please reach out if there is anything we can do to support you and your family during this tricky time.
Natalie Hall - Student Wellbeing Leader
Tracey Cooper - Pastoral Care Worker
RAN Training Update for all Volunteers
As of the 1st of July 2021 all volunteers will need to update their
RAN Training, which is now called Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care. It is called RRHAN-EC for short.
Click this link Plink account for volunteers - RRHAN-EC training to do the online training update. Once completed please email a copy of certificate to email@example.com
Last Term on Wednesday 30th June, students participated in a FREE puppet show from Camp Quality. Puppets, Kylie, Dean and Melissa, were lots of fun, but they carried an important message as well. They explained what cancer is, help kids understand what's going on, how to be a good friend and most importantly, that you can't catch cancer.
Our school raised $400 for our casual clothes day from last term, which we donated to Camp Quality.
Make the most of your today ... Use your time to upskill or learn a new hobby this lockdown
Depending on your circumstances, this time can present you with opportunities to do things which you've always wanted to do or like to do more of.
If you’re after some inspiration on what you can do during lockdown, check out some of TAFE SA’s online short courses.
Study Short Courses
Short Courses – General Interest
Short Courses – Professional Development
This term enrolment offers for secondary school will be sent to the families of our year 6 and 7 students. It is important for you to know that not all schools will send out their enrolment offers at the same time, but they will be sent as close as possible to 13 August 2021.
Most families will receive their offer via email. If you think you have not received your enrolment offer from your secondary school, you need to check your junk folder for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you did not provide an email address on your Registration of Interest form, you will receive your enrolment offer in the mail or it will be handed to you by your child.
If your enrolment offer has not arrived by 18 August, please let the Cathie in the front office know and we can follow up with the secondary school on your behalf.
If you need support to accept your enrolment offer, it is best to contact your allocated secondary school and they can step you through the process.