In this Issue
26th - Book Week Performance - Hall
28th - Footsteps, Father’s Day Stall
4th - Footsteps
9th - Governing Council 7pm
13th - Choir Rehearsal & Evening Performance
17th - Parliament House Excursion
21st/22nd - Pedal Prix at Murray Bridge
27th - Last Day Term 3
Wed 28th Aug – Tue 3rd Sep
Crystal H. Teagan P, Jada R
Wed 4th Sep – Tue 10th Sep
Jordan P, Oscar W, Rhys D
Wed 11th Sep – Tue 17th Sep
Hannah L, Kayla T, Bella N
Please arrive by 8:25am
Acknowledging our Outstanding School Support Staff
Next week we are formally recognising the wonderful contribution School Support Staff make to our school community. It is a time to celebrate the work and contributions they make to public education. Support Staff undertake a wide range of roles in our school, focused either around administration or curriculum support.
As admin support officers they help to coordinate, plan and run a wide range of school functions e.g. looking after student medications, diabetes management, the grounds, organising special functions, monitoring facilities, tracking our finances, managing our canteen and much, much more, the list is endless.
Curriculum support includes keeping our computers running, pottery classes, co-ordinating Pedal Prix, providing special needs support and working with large and small groups of students as well as providing one on one tutoring for others. The skills dedication and energy that our Support Staff bring to their work in supporting student learning and wellbeing makes a significant difference to student achievement.
Best of all, support staff at Ardtornish work as a collaborative team sharing roles and generously stepping into support each other and staff as the need arises. On behalf of the whole school community I would like to acknowledge the appreciation we have for each and every one of them.
Visiting Illustrators Inspire Our Students
This is our third ‘Writers' Week’ at Ardtornish and this year we have concentrated on the art of the illustrator. Therefore, Sally Heinrich, a well-known South Australian illustrator and writer, Lauren Mullinder, an emerging new illustrator and Georgina Chadderton, graphic novelist came to our school.
Students learnt how to sketch different characters and construct a visual story for a graphic novel. It is hoped that each student will create their own book for publishing, either digitally or as a hard copy. The visiting illustrators gave each class insights into creating pictures for their published works.
To assist with the smooth running of the visits, students applied to be "ambassadors" helping the illustrators to move around the school and to ensure their visit was enjoyable. They did a great job and are a credit to our school. All illustrators were highly impressed by their behaviour and support.
Thank you to all the ambassadors, Phoebe D room 10, Shubh room 19, Amanda S room 20, Hong C room 30, Tayla room 30, Tamara J room 22, Chrissie T room 21, Kira M room 21, Ruby room 10, Harvey S room 10, Regan C room 10, Amelie C room 20, Falyn M room 27, Jasmine G room 26, Aaliyah B room 7, Lia K room 8, Hayley C room 7, Kai B room 31, Sofia S room 11, Isabelle C room 11, Lily W room 11, Indiana room 22 and Karthik S room 22.
Tuesday 27th Emma S
Wednesday 28th Mary-Anne R, Emma S
Thursday 29th Chantelle W, Emma S
Friday 30th Stacey C, Rhonda P
Tuesday 3rd Michele S
Wednesday 4th Mary-Anne R
Thursday 5th Evelyn C, Emma S
Friday 6th Nicole I, Kellie F
Student Community Library
We have a new community library just for the school students. It is positioned by the front office.
You can donate, take or swap a book suitable for foundation to year 7 students.
Medication in Schools
Department for Education policy on Administering Medication in schools is:
* All medication that needs to be administered in school is required
to be accompanied with a completed Medication Authority form,
which is to be filled out by the Doctor.
* Medication must be within the expiry date of the product and
delivered in the original container; with the label from the
pharmacy, that has the child’s name on it.
* If self - administering, a completed Medication Authority form still
needs to be completed by the Doctor.
* All medical plans need to be updated every year.