In this Issue
In this Issue
20th – Commonwealth Banking
Morning Tea, School
Crossing Training 2.15pm
21st – Foundation Zoo Excursion
22nd – Assembly 10am
26th – Unley HS Transition, KO
Softball , Kindy – Foundation
28th - Disco
29th – Pupil Free Day
2nd – Kindy-Foundation Transition
GGHS Transition, Volunteer
RAN Training 2pm & 6pm,
Governing Council Meeting
Wed 20th Nov – Tue 26th Nov
Lily H, Ayla W, Erin H
Wed 27th Nov – Tue 3rd Dec
Alexa E, Chelsea H, Abby S
Wed 4th Dec – Tue 10th Dec
Alexander W, Tyson W, Sam G
Please arrive by 8.25am
Proudly Publishing and Sharing Writing
Students develop a stronger sense of themselves as writers when they have opportunities to publish their work for a genuine audience.
At present a major display of student made books is on show in the library and parents are invited to drop in and have a look at the great stories students have written. Students from years 3 upwards made individual books while students in the early years contributed to class books.
Ask your child to share their book with you if you have not yet heard their story.
Danika, Jordyn, Sam and Kye displaying their books and one other.
Our library has now established a dedicated "Student Author" section where students can read each other’s stories and be encouraged to submit their own writing, in book form, when it has been fully edited and polished.
In this section, posters are displayed giving advice about the writing process from student authors. In this way students can share with each other what they have learned by going through the writing and editing process.
Some student responses included:
On this day staff will review the school’s performance data, reflect on the effectiveness of our programs and plan new initiatives for 2020 to further improve student learning outcomes. The latest External Review Report for our school is now available from our website. This report was very positive and highlighted the effectiveness of our school’s teaching program.
Tuesday 19th Michele S
Wednesday 20th Mary-Anne R
Thursday 21st Ling C, Emma S
Friday 22nd Rhonda P, Stacey C
Tuesday 26th Michele S
Wednesday 27th Mary-Anne R
Thursday 28th Tui M
Friday 29th PUPIL FREE DAY
The Vac swim season for 2019/2020 is fast approaching and we're so excited to once again be teaching South Aussie kids water skills, awareness, confidence and safety!
A reminder that online enrolments for our December programs close Monday the 2nd of December, while enrolments for January programs close Monday the 16th of December.
Have you applied for School Card?
If so, have you received confirmation from the School Card section?
If not, please contact the front office to check the status of your application.
If you have not applied, and meet the eligibility criteria below, please complete the online form or collect a paper copy from the front office.
Eligibility for School Card assistance is dependent upon the combined family gross income for the 2018-2019 financial year being within the following School Card income limits:
Applicants who apply for School Card assistance via an ED003A - Income Audit application form are able to apply via an online application form. The online application form is available at https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/education-and-learning/financial-help-scholarships-and-grants/school-card-scheme
To ensure the timely closure of the 2019 School Card Scheme the last date for new forms to be accepted is 22 November 2019. No new applications will be accepted after this date.
School Clothing Donations
If anyone has any little school pants, shorts, skirts or underwear they no longer use and could donate to the school for spares it would be greatly appreciated.
Student Banking Helpers Wanted
We are looking for a couple of volunteers who would like to help process the Commonwealth Student Banking on Thursday mornings. Bank bags are sent up from classrooms, and banking helpers process the transactions, count the money and take it to the bank. It takes about one hour, but would need to be regularly on a Thursday morning. Please check with Cathie in the front office if you would like some more information, or would like to help.
Ardtornish Playgroup Vacancies
This parent run Playgroup on Lutyens Avenue has been operating for over 30 years. It is fully equipped with child height furniture, spacious indoor and outdoor areas and a kitchen. It is currently open during school terms on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30-11:30am. It is affiliated with Playgroup SA and for current Playgroup SA members attendance is $3/session to cover the cost of materials and equipment.
If you have a group that are interested in joining or starting session in 2020 give the children’s centre a call.
On-Line 21 Days to Happier Families Course – it’s free
Based on Justin Coulson’s book of the same name this course is available for any family in the local area. All you need is internet access and a family commitment to work thought the six sessions over 21 days – Self Care, Nurturing your Children, Children’s Development, Working with Children, Routine, and Fun – and we can forward the links.
Justin also had a recent webcast titled Positive Ways to Help Children Behave, now available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L61zDpmQ8o&feature=youtu.be (it is long, and although these are generally quite BORING… he is pretty good)
New Term Program
Highlights include: Baby Playgroup Monday and Thursday mornings, Twilight Play Water Play Tuesday 3 December, Cycle Saturday on 23 November, Making Music for young children Thursday mornings, and Family First Aid on Saturday 7 December – have a look at the Ardtornish Children’s Centre Facebook page, call, SMS or drop in to book.
Community Development Coordinator
82649828, 0409984495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The prize contains a Genie "Build a Bear", a magic lamp and an Aladdin book valued over $150. This would be a great present for Christmas. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Buy tickets at the front office or on Qkr! (Aladdin merchandise).
The raffle will be drawn at the school assembly on Friday, November 22nd.
All money raised will help finance next year's production.