Hello Swan Reach,
Thanks to the organisation and cooking of Mardi and Janet Le Brun, it was terrific to celebrate ‘The Biggest Morning Tea’ on Tuesday 26th May. A magnificent assortment of warm tasty scones was appreciated, along with a cuppa or two. It is wonderful to support the community and the Cancer Council. There probably isn’t a person or family who hasn’t experienced the effects of cancer and its various forms. It is amazing to see and hear the resilience of individuals and families affected by this disease.
As one of the 19,441 registered ‘Biggest Morning Tea’ hosts, the Swan Reach community’s effort to raise funds has assisted the Cancer Council to raise $1,739,491 to help people affected by cancer. Well done! The information below, from their website, shows how the Council use these funds.
EVERY CUPPA MAKES A DIFFERENCE
It provides transport and a night’s stay at a local Cancer Council Lodge for people who need to travel for vital cancer treatment.
It helps provide training to leaders of cancer support groups so they can offer emotional and practical support to those impacted by cancer.
helps develop a blood test to monitor a patient’s individual response to cancer treatment.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
Here are just a few examples of how the funds from your Biggest Morning Tea will make a difference to people impacted by cancer:
Research: Investment in research has helped increase survival rates from 49% in the 1980s to 69% today.
Support: Around 150,000 Australians are diagnosed with cancer each year, meaning there are many families who need practical information and support
NEW MOBILE PHONE POLICY
The Department for Education (DfE) has released a new mobile phone policy. All schools need to review and renew their mobile phone policies to align and ensure compliance. For secondary school learners this is to be done in consultation with families, students and staff. Below is a brief summary of key points in the DfE policy.
- acknowledges that students may need to access to mobiles when travelling to and from school on busses to contact parents
- primary students are ‘NOT PERMITTED’ to access mobiles during school hours
- secondary students are strongly encouraged NOT TO access mobiles during school hours
- Secondary schools to consult with families about when students are permitted at certain times during school hours
Your feedback to SRAS, via the survey attached is appreciated. A printed copy, for all families, will be included in student 'Traffic Light' reports. These are scheduled to go home tomorrow. Thanks for returning surveys by Friday 11th June.
Mr John Robertson
The team left early Sunday morning to go to 'The Bend' race track at Tailem Bend for our first Pedal Prix race since 2019. Everyone was really excited in anticipation of the day ahead. We started 123 on the grid but after the first lap Harley had moved up 80 places, putting us in 41st position. Ryan took over, but rolled the bike and returned to the pits with the bike full of gravel and a few scratches. The next riders were able to continue the good form and place us in a very competitive position. There was great support from the crew who helped with changeovers, spotting and rider preparation.
'The Bend' proved quite a challenge for everyone. We shared a pit with schools from Seaview, Loxton and Murrayville but each team were only allowed 6 people in this area, and with our base located away from the pits and behind the track, it was difficult to keep the team together. Two spotters were set up on track side and were required to indicate when rider's were entering pit lane. Although we could access the grandstand from the tunnel, there was very limited viewing of the actual race. Much of the restrictions and arrangements were made due to COVID regulations.
Unfortunately around 2:20pm one of our rider's were injured after crashing the bike. It took almost an hour to get the bike back to the pits only to discover the safety belt had been cut. This meant we were no longer able to continue racing, much to the disappointment of the team. Unfortunately not everyone got to race due to the accident and a bike without a harness. Going by our great start we were expecting to finish around 40th overall, and 6th out of 46 in our category.
Thank you to: Karl & Nicky (Swan Reach General Store) for making us tasty salad rolls for lunch; Mardi Le Brun for the delicious brownies and Cassie Wiebrecht for filming the action. Thank you to Mr Yandell for supervision, Mrs Griffiths for marshalling, and Mr Carter for helping with the organisation required to get the team on the track and driving the bus to Tailem Bend.
Overall it was a great experience and will help us prepare for the 12 hour race at 'The Bend' on July 31st.
On the 18th of June the Pedal Prix team will host a Pedal Prix Dinner fundraiser at the Nildottie Hall. We invite everyone to come along and enjoy the chance to meet the team and get a close up look at our new bike. We will display photos and video of our previous races and share our Pedal Prix experiences. Everyone is welcome to attend, but you are required to book in a week before hand by contacting Dot Haby (or leave a message) 0427 715 818.
Mr Greg Griffiths
Pedal Prix teacher
Save the Date - Interschool Sports Day
On Friday the 11th June, Friday Week 7, Reception to Year 7 students will be competing in athletic events, against Cambrai Primary School. The opening ceremony will start at 9:30am followed by the Open 800m event. Parents and Friends will be organsing a sausage sizzle. Parents and Carers are welcome to watch the students having fun. COVID QR code/sign is required.
Thanks for contacting the school if you can help out, and thank you to those families who have already volunteered their time.
Mrs Yuka Endersby
PS HPE teacher
AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST MORNING TEA
What a fantastic morning tea. Thank you to everyone who attended and donated to the Cancer Council. We raised just under $700. A special thank you to Sue Melders and the Swan Reach Senior Citizens Club for their generous donations and Janet Le Brun and Kate Howie for helping get the job done.
Mardi Le Brun
Today I’m continuing on with my series of articles written by Child Psychologists about feelings and helping children to understand theirs.
These are the parent notes in the book “When I’m Feeling NERVOUS” by Trace Moroney. The notes are written by Sarah Padbury, Child Psychologist, Melbourne.
When we feel nervous, our brain tells our body to get ready for “fight or flight”, creating uncomfortable nervous symptoms. The physical symptoms of nervousness can be scary, but they are also very normal and can help us focus our attention. Encouraging your child to take big slow deep breaths and to have a drink of water can help them feel much better. Talk through the worry together and explain that being nervous is a normal feeling. Sharing worries and offering a positive and calm response will make your child feel valued and help them develop the self-trust to manage their worries more confidently.
“Each of these FEELINGS books has been carefully designed to help children better understand their feelings, and in doing so, gain greater autonomy (freedom) over their lives. Talking about feelings teaches children that it is normal to feel sad, angry, scared or nervous at times. With greater tolerance of painful feelings, children become free to enjoy their world, to feel secure in their abilities and to be happy.”
All the best,
Mrs Julie Maxwell,
Pastoral Care Worker
Due date for the next Newsletter is 10:00am, Wednesday 9th June May, 2021. The newsletter is distributed via the SZApp and school website. Printed copies are still available upon request.
Articles can be emailed to email@example.com clearly marked in the subject box as Newsletter, faxed to 8570 2325 or delivered to the library/front office. Due to the way the Newsletter is now being set up, not all photos are included in the print copy, however there are several photo galleries included online and via the SZApp.
|28 May||School Photos|
|31 May||SAPSASA Football and Netball|
|4 June||Student Free Day|
|9 June||Football/Netball trials|
|11 June||Primary Interschool Sports v Cambrai at Swan Reach|
|14 June||Public Holiday-Queen's Birthday|
|2 July||Term 2 ends - Early dismissal. SRC Dress Up Day, more info to come.|
|July 31||12-hour Pedal Prix - The Bend, Tailem Bend|
|11-12 September||2x6-hour Pedal Prix - Murray Bridge|
SACWA NILDOTTIE and DISTRICTS BRANCH - 2021 CALENDAR DATES
Swan Reach Christian Women's Group invite you to join them for Bible study and fellowship each month. 11am, second Tuesday of the Month at the Swan Reach Lutheran Church Hall. BYO lunch. For more information please phone Taryn 0427 702 377 or Josie 0419 708 224. All welcome.
3.15pm-4.30pm. FRIDAY 18th June at the Swan Reach Lutheran Hall, for Reception to Year 7 children. Cost is $1 each. For more information please contact Taryn 0427 702 377 or Kristy 0438 857 721.
BSR FOOTBALL AND NETBALL FIXTURES