In this issue
10th – Governing Council 7pm
12th – SAPSASA Tennis Carnival
20th – Choir Performance
21st – Assembly 10am
22-23rd – Pedal Prix
27th – Disco 4-7 6.30 – 8.30pm
28th – Last Day Term 3, 2.15pm
15th – First day back Term 4,
Finance Meeting 6pm
18th – Colour Run
Tue 18th Sep – Mon 24th Sep
Mia H, Skye H, Ayla W
Tue 25th Sep – Fri 28th Sep & Mon 15th Oct
Maddi L, Asha D, Grace E
Tue 16th Sep – Mon 22nd Sep
Carlos G-C, Djuro D, Riley D
Please arrive by 8.25am
Keeping Safe Child Protection Curriculum
The Child Protection Curriculum is a teaching and learning program that runs from preschool to Year 12. It is structured around two main themes which present students with topics and activities that increase in complexity as the students move through their schooling
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 the program is based on their needs, e.g. “The need to be looked after properly by adults.”
For older students the theme has a human rights perspective which also emphasizes personal responsibility. “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 explicitly explores how feelings of trust may change over time or become confused or mixed up especially if someone whom we once trusted behaves in a way that we find uncomfortable.
The four main focus areas, which are examined, in progressive complexity, in accordance with the learners age 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 Child Protection Curriculum 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 a child’s schooling.
Aspects of the Child Protection Curriculum integrate with the Health curriculum and SHINE’s Relationships & Sexual Health Program to provide our children with a relevant and balanced program to help them keep safe. Our early year’s classes participate in the Keeping Safe with Emmy and Friends Program, which directly links with CPC.
This term all children have provided feedback regarding safety at school through two surveys; Student Wellbeing online survey for years 4-7 and Taking care of myself and others survey for years R-3. Information gathered will inform us of aspects needing to be addressed and promote the continued use of positive safety and wellbeing strategies across the school.
We are currently looking at predicted student numbers for next year. Accurate enrolment details are needed so we can determine numbers for our classes.
Therefore if your family is considering moving, or you know of someone moving into our area it is important that you let us know as soon as possible. If you have a younger sibling to start next year and you haven't completed an enrolment form yet, please come in and speak to the front office staff.
Tuesday 11th Michele S
Wednesday 12th Mary-Anne R
Thursday 13th Megan K
Friday 14th Melinda K, Helen G, Emma S
Tuesday 18th Michele S
Wednesday 19th Mary-Anne R
Thursday 20th Simon S, Emma S
Friday 21st Josie D, Rhonda P, Renae W
We are putting together our new program for term 4.
If you have any thoughts about any activities you would like us to arrange please give us a call, sms, message on Facebook or drop in.
Suggestions so far include: kite flying for Twilight Play; a session supporting parent to assist their children moving from home to kindy & from kindy to school; and a parenting support program. Evening timeslots remain popular time as do Baby Playgroups.
All of the above and several options for Philp Altmann’s Mindfulness courses will be offered in term 4. Our next Circle of Security course will likely be in term 1, 2019
Alas, our Yoga for Mothers to Be program was not well supported and is no more. We will try again in 2019.
We’d love to hear from you!
82649828, 0409984495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunshine Online is a great resource that theteachers and students use here at school. This resource can also be accessed by students and parents at home using the website or app. There is access to a range of e-books for students to practice their reading skills at home, as well as many interactive activities that support comprehension, fluency, spelling and writing.
You can access this resource using:
OR you can download the Sunshine Online app and use the same login details.
Keep your kids smiling
At the School Dental Service, dental care is FREE for all babies, children not yet at school and most children to age 17.
The School Dental Service is a Child Dental Benefits Schedule provider.
Call us now for an appointment!
Your local clinic is: Modbury GP Plus Dental Clinic Phone: 7425 8700
Saturday 3rd November
If you would like to book a stall please phone Michele Kraniac on 8264 8099.
If you would like to volunteer at school in anyway, e.g. helping in the classroom, on excursions, transporting to sporting events etc. You require a DCSI Clearance and have attended a Responding to abuse and neglect Training session. Certificates of completion take time to be processed so please don’t leave things until the last minute and then be disappointed when you are not able to volunteer.
RAN training session Monday 10th September. 9am. Please phone the office to book in.