In this issue
24th- Front office open for
uniform sales 10am - 12pm
25th - Front office open for
uniform sales 10am –12pm
30th - First day of school 2023
Mon 30th Jan – Tue 7th Feb
Oscar P, Caleb B, Lennex F
Wed 8th Feb – Tue 14th Feb
Agam S, Edward H, Alistair A,
Wed 15th Feb – Tue 21st Feb
Brodie G, Lucas M, Nathaniel B
Please arrive by 8.25am
The Year Six Award Winners
Acknowledging students who have displayed outstanding skills, talents and service to the Ardtornish school community.
At Tuesday night’s Graduation ceremony, held at John DiFede Centre, 369 family members and staff, saw 68 students graduate in a night of speeches, performances and presentations. The highlight of the night was the presentation of various awards to students to acknowledge their outstanding achievements and contributions to APS.
The ‘Student of the Year Award’ was presented to Karthik Suresh & Chrissie Tucker by Olivia Savvas MP to acknowledge their outstanding all round achievements throughout the year.
The ‘Sports Award’ went to Hudson Mentha presented by Tali Poole for his outstanding level of participation
and achievement in sport.
The ‘Music Award’ was provided by The Honourable Frances Bedford MP, presented by Anne O’Dea to Tammy Vivek in recognition of her musical achievements.
Felix Brotherton-Collins received The ‘Technology Award’ presented by Steve Whitehead to recognize his ICT achievements.
The ‘Reading Mentor Award’ was presented to Max Janicki & Isabella Frigo by Carla Tantis for effectively mentoring JP students in reading.
The ‘Community Service Award’ was presented to Maddison Hall & Hudson Mentha for their significant contribution to our schools community.
The ‘Japanese Award’ presented by Deb Pryor went to Lillybelle Collaton for her achievements in Japanese.
The ‘Writers Award’ went to Chrissie Tucker for producing stories of an incredibly high standard and sophistication.
The ‘Maths Award’ went to Karthik Suresh, it was presented by Natalie Hall to acknowledge his outstanding
acheivements in Mathematics.
Congratulations to all our winners for contributing so much to our school community.
We wish all graduates the very best for the future and know that they will be great ambassadors for our school.
Canteen Roster 2023
Tuesday 31st Michele S
Wednesday 1st Michele S
Thursday 2nd Nicole R
Friday 3rd Tui M, Deneice P
Tuesday 7th Michele S
Wednesday 8th Deborah M
Thursday 9th Anna M
Friday 10th Dianne B, Ling C
We would like to congratulate Penelope on her Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Spanish from The School of Languages. Well done Penelope!
Term 2023 Dates
Term 1 January 30th – April 14th
Term 2 May 1st – July 7th
Term 3 July 24th – September 29th
Term 4 October 16th – December 15th
Instrumental Music 2023
Yr 6 students (woodwind/brass/percussion) intending to continue in a government secondary school, please complete as 2023 registration will then be continuous so as not to lose the position.
For some instruments there will be a waiting list.
All families will be charged an annual administration fee during term 1 ($15 for 1 student, $25 for more than 1/family)
Lessons taught by Private providers are charged by the teacher.
Department for Education lessons are free. Instrument hire is paid for by families. Tutor books can be borrowed from the library.
DfE lessons Yr 4 - 6 only:
Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion
Private provider lessons:
Guitar Yr 3-6
Piano/Keyboard Yr 1-6 (limited positions)
Further information can be obtained by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School Uniform Purchases
The front office will be open for school uniform purchases on Tuesday 24th January and Wednesday 25th January between 10am - 12pm. If you would like to size and place an order for the t-shirt, jumper or jacket, we have samples available. Uniform can also be ordered anytime via the QKR! app. We will send parents a text message when the uniform order arrives in the week before school begins next year.