In this issue
22nd – Cricket Carnival
25th – Governing Council 7pm
27th – Visiting Author – Steven
29th – BANDANA Day, Assembly
1st – Year 6/7 Cricket Carnival
8th – Pupil Free Day
10th – Zoo Excursion – Rm’s 2B,
5 & 6
11th – Remembrance Day,
Grounds Meeting 3.15pm
26th – School Closure Day
Wed 13th Oct – Tue 19th Oct
Jude H, Tate W, Keira C
Wed 20th Oct – Tue 26th Oct
Gargee V, Isabelle C, Maddison J
Wed 27th Oct – Tue 2nd Nov
Gemma R, Avara E, Lara B
Please arrive by 8.25am
Inviting Parent Input into the Formulation of our 2022 Site Improvement Plan
Pictured are some of our Year 3 readers, 65% of whom are performing in the higher bands.
Rhea V, Freyja S, Izayah W, Sienna N, Lincoln M, Levi M, Fletcher S
Ardtornish Primary School, like all SA public schools, seeks growth for every student, in every class. To achieve this we regularly establish school Improvement goals as we seek to improve our practices and provide a better education for all students, to build them a stronger future.
Establishing and maintaining our school’s performance occurs through ongoing reflective practice and self-review to create opportunities for innovation and is measured through NAPLAN testing in Years 3, 5 & 7 and annual ‘Progressive Achievement Testing’ for every year level (PAT Testing).
In 2021 our overall school results in NAPLAN exceeded our historical baseline in 11 out of 12 areas of assessment, with the 12th area being maintained.
For the past three years we have kept a strong focus on improving students’ reading, mathematics and writing skills. In doing this we have made modifications to ‘what we teach’ and ‘how we teach’ in line with what current educational research considers to be best practice. We have embraced technology to support student learning, improved assessment processes and learned a range of new teaching techniques.
On our Pupil Free Day on Monday 8th of November staff will be reviewing our successes and challenges over the past three years and developing a new Three-Year Plan that will set ongoing improvement goals, establish what the challenges are to our practice and determine what our actions will be to meet specific success targets.
As part of our planning, we are inviting parents to contribute to the process of formulating our Site Improvement Plan by sharing their thoughts about the learning progress and experiences of one of their children in the areas of reading, maths and writing.
To anonymously contribute your opinions please follow this link to a short online survey.
( If the link does not open correctly, copy the address and paste it directly into your browser )
Tuesday 19th Michele S
Wednesday 20th Mary-Anne R
Thursday 21st Ling C, Chris G
Friday 22nd Wei Wei R, Sonoko F-G, Natasha H
Tuesday 26th Michele S
Wednesday 27th Michele S
Thursday 28th Tui M, Deneice P
Friday 29th Emma J, Jenni F, Rhonda P,
2022 enrolment and class structure processes
Accurate enrolment details are needed so we can determine numbers for our 2022 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 please contact the front office staff as soon as possible.
Canteen Bandanna Day
Friday 29th 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.
Bandannas $5 each
Room 2A will be selling Canteen Bandanna's from Monday 25th October until Wednesday 27th and then Friday 29th October from 8:30 - 8:45. We will set up a table outside Room 2A. 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 8am each day showing payments made up to 4pm the previous day. Room 2A students will go to classes to distribute Bandannas to any student who has paid via QKR.
OKR! Is open now to take payments, but please note bandanas won’t be given out for these orders until Friday 22nd October.
Students may wear their Canteen Bandanna from Monday 25 October until the official "Bandanna Day" on Friday 29 October.
When phoning or messaging your child’s absence please remember to add your child’s room number or teacher’s name.
Term Four Program
To see Ardtornish Children’s Centre Term 4 program and updates visit: https://www.facebook.com/ArdtornishCC/
Highlights include: an additional Friday Baby Playgroup (that makes three each week now), Twilight Play for preschool children and siblings on Tuesday 16 November; a free, three Wednesday evening Being A Dad course, starting 3 November and the centre now hosts two CAFHS Early Parenting Groups a term. The Ardtornish Playgroup for children of all ages is open Thursdays and Friday mornings at the Lutyens Avenue site.
Meanwhile Early Years OT now have a lengthy waiting list and we hope for additional staff in the (near) future while Relationship Australia’s family mediation and the North East Midwifery services continue to support local families.
Do call or SMS if you would like further information
Regards, John Buckell
Community Development Coordinator
82649828, 0409984495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NAPLAN Reports are available for Years: 3/5/7
NAPLAN Reports can be collected from the front office by a parent/caregiver or if you would like your child’s report to be sent home with them you can send a text to the school mobile 0447 467 152, giving permission for your child to take it home.