In this issue
19th – Bookweek
23rd – T20 Blast Cricket Carnival
26th – Camp – Room 18 & 24,
Governing Council 7pm
30th – World Teachers Day,
Assembly (Staff & Students
2nd- 5th – State Softball Carnival
3rd – The Jungle Book
4th – The Jungle Book
Wed 21st Oct – Tue 27th Oct
Claire D, Scarlett E, Demi S
Wed 28th Oct – Tues 3rd Nov
Charli H, Jasmine G, Jordyn C
Wed 4th Nov – Tue 10th Nov
Jack M, Tyler G, Ethan K/Noah M
Please arrive by 8.25am
STEM Learning at Ardtornish
STEM is an acronym that stands for: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These subjects are closely related and are often taught together.
The Department for Education STEM Learning strategy is designed to transform public education to enable students at every level of schooling to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in STEM subjects and to apply that learning to shape their world. At Ardtornish students experience these subjects and apply their skills in new ways using collaboration, problem-solving and interdisciplinary thinking. The STEM approach to teaching and learning gives students the opportunity to work on challenging problems and projects.
Hands-on practical activities help learners:
•use new technologies
•make and create innovative solutions to real, complex problems through the Engineering Design Process.
Since the middle of first term, Room 19 and 20 have been designing and building a city during STEM lessons. Students worked in groups of 4 to plan and present an application to the ‘McAthews City Council’, of a design for a new suburb. Each suburb needed to have 8 buildings and one natural feature. Teams worked to create 12 suburbs that were then combined into one massive city. Each suburb had different buildings and facilities linked together by roads. Using recycled materials the students built their individual suburbs on their desks using lots of flair. When all their tables were pushed together they were able to display the entire city. The students were incredibly engaged during the process and very proud of the results.
“We learnt how to actually connect roads and make it look like a real city.” – Mikaela
“We collaborated together to make 12 linking suburbs.” – Omkar
“We listened to each other’s ideas and made decisions together.” – Shaniqua
“We worked as a team.” – Emily
“We learnt what it is like to be an engineer.” – Mason W
“We know STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.” – Xavier
“We put a lot of effort in and are proud of what it looks like.” – Sienna M
Tuesday 20th Michele S
Wednesday 21st Mary-Anne R
Thursday 22nd Ling C, Natasha H
Friday 23rd Rhonda P, Stacey C, Jenni F
Tuesday 27th Michele S
Wednesday 28th Mary-Anne R
Thursday 29th Tui M, Deneice P
Friday 30th Kellie F, Josie D-M
Hope Valley Under 12’s Premiership Winners
Elliot W-B, Max D, Harry N, Cameron J, Tristan L, Dec Gilbert, Jack M, Kobe J & Mason D and Coach Michael
Please check the box outside the front office. All items will be disposed of next Wednesday.
A big thank you to Pathway Community Centre and Hands of Hope Foundation for providing an abundance of fruit for the fruit kebabs given out to students this week. We are very grateful.
Hands of Hope Foundation provide crisis assistance and emergency relief for people going through tough times by way of Food Parcels, Food Vouchers, Fresh Food & Meals, Homeless Packs, Emergency Accommodation, Furniture and other tailored support.
Phone: 0423 174 221
Pathway Community Centre is a community hub offering people Fruit, Veg and Bakery Items, Financial Counselling, No Interest Loan Scheme, Tax Help, Life Coaching and Relationship Counselling.
A Health Care Card is required or can show hardship during these tough times.
Open Monday to Thursday 9.30am – 4.00pm, Friday 9.30 – 1.00pm & Saturday 9.30am – 12.30pm
249 Milne Road Modbury North
Phone: 8395 1881
Life can sometimes throw us a curve ball. You are not alone. Most of us have been through a rough patch. If you are going through a challenging time in your life please reach out and get support from these services or make contact with me on 8264 8099. I am here for you and your family. I can offer a listening ear, practical, emotional and social support and I can refer you on to other services if required.
I hope you are enjoying the sunshine as much as I am.
Pastoral Care Worker
Working Days: Tuesday & Thursday
Canteen Bandanna Day
30 October 2020
Friday 31 October is Canteen Bandanna Day. This charity raises money to support young Aussies impacted by cancer to get access to programs, counselling and peer support. Since COVID19, this support is taking place online.
The Bandannas sell for $5 each and we have a small supply of Premium Bandannas for $15.
Room 31 will be selling Canteen Bandanna's from Monday 19 October until Friday 30 October from 8:30 - 8:45. We will set up a table outside Room 31 (in the Junior Primary yard). Cash only can be taken at this time.
Bandannas can be purchased via the QKR app (the preferred method). A print out will be received at 9am each day showing payments made up to 4pm the previous day. Room 31 students will go to classes to distribute Bandannas to any student who has paid via QKR.
Students may wear their 2020 Canteen Bandanna from Monday 19 October until the official "Bandanna Day" on Friday 30 October.