- VET - Come & Try Day
- PRIMARY HOME LEARNING (R-2)
- PRINCIPAL'S REPORT
- DAYMAP NEWS
- PEDAL PRIX DINNER
- PRIMARY INTER-SCHOOL SPORTS DAY
- AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC CONNECT
- SRC NEWS - DRESS UP PYJAMA DAY
- SWAN REACH PLAYGROUP & PARENT-CHILD MOTHER GOOSE
- NEWSLETTER INFORMATION
- SRAS WEBSITE
- COMING EVENTS 2021
- COMMUNITY NOTICES
In term 3, our year 10 cohort engaged with the RSSA VET come and try day in Berri. This experience provided the students an opportunity to sink their teeth into a potential career pathway. The RSSA VET program gives the students the chance to complete industry recognised skill qualifications as part of their SACE. The day encouraged students to explore the facilities as well as experience the fundamentals of their field of interest. These included ICT, cookery, animal sciences and electrotechnology.
Mr Troy Cowland
Hello Swan Reach,
The end of the term looms and once again, another school holiday is drawing near. Where does the time go? What is it about maturing that makes time seem to pass by more quickly? Is it because as adults we are more consumed with ‘busy-ness’? How nice it might be to return to younger years where each season seemed to last a lifetime and holidays seemed endless. Regardless of this phenomena semester 1 closes with a whole school assembly in the outdoor learning centre (or gym if wet ) on Friday 2nd July at 1:30pm followed by early closure at 2:15pm.
During holidays, families can experience an increase in sibling rivalry as brothers and sisters spend more time together. Arguments are part and parcel of growing up and our children are more exposed to conflicts than previous generations, through technology and mass media. Knowing how to assert and to listen are important life lessons for getting along and treating others with respect. You tube celebrity, Kid President, shares the following advice:
‘Let's treat people like they are PEOPLE, people! There's a lot of disagreeing going on in the world right now. So, it's time to teach us kids how to disagree with people without making everybody feel terrible. Here is Kid President's 6 Steps to learning how to disagree with people. Remember, just because we disagree about which is better, dogs or cats, doesn't mean I can't be a good friend and listen to all the reasons why you like cats’ Kid President
His video can be seen at the following URL address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghk-nDJB3Tk
Have a wonderful and blessed holiday; whatever your family has planned SRAS wishes you the best and hope you have a terrific time.
Mr John Robertson
SEMESTER 2 STAFFING
With Mrs Holly Cowland taking maternity leave and Mrs Sarah Bolt extending her leave, SRAS is able to confirm the following staffing arrangements for semester 2:
- R-2 Class – Mrs Ashleigh Thomas
- 3-6 Class – Mrs Roxy Rosenzweig
- 9/10 Science – Mr Jayden Coleman
- 7/8 Science – Mrs Yuka Endersby
The semester 2 timetable has also allowed SRAS to allocate extra teaching intervention time to assist improving outcomes in the R-2 class. Our data shows a number of students in this class are not progressing against DfE standards and early intervention is key for raising achievement.
We are excited to announce that 17 parents/carers have registered and logged in to view their accounts. As staff and students are becoming more and more familiar with the functions of Daymap, it is becoming a valuable source of communication between school and home. At the beginning of Term 3, Daymap will become the preferred mode of communication for information regarding student learning and school events. Password resets and registrations will be sent to the provided email addresses of un-registered parents/carers twice a week until the remainder of the term. You have 24 hours after the email is sent to register before your password expires. Contact me at the school if you require additional assistance when registering.
Mr Troy Cowland
On the 18th of June the Pedal Prix team held a fundraising dinner at the Nildottie Hall. Everyone enjoyed a great meal of corned beef and white sauce (made by Mardi Le Brun), mashed potato, pumpkin and vegetables. Dessert was apple crumble (home made by Tracey with Janet Le Brun's apples) and ice cream. During the evening Jazzy Challenor spoke to the crowd about race operations and the opportunities it gave to Swan Reach Area School students. It was also an opportunity to showcase the bike and play Cassie Wiebrechts remix which featured snippets of the team racing. The team would like to extend their thanks to all staff, parents and community members for their help, and also Sebastian and Zara Hartley for setting up the tables and helping with the raffle. The team are grateful for the Nildottie Progress Association for allowing us to run the night and raise money to go towards bike expenses and new jumpers. Thank you to everyone for supporting 'Black Swan Racing'. We look forward to the next race which is at 'The Bend' on 31st July, 2021.
Mr Greg Griffiths
Pedal Prix teacher
Interschool Sports Day 2021
What a great day it was! This was our first interschool athletics day since CMASSA had finished. Not a lot of our primary students had experienced competing against other schools, so it was a great opportunity for them. The weather was not too good but I believe students had good fun. We have seen many students extending their friendship with Cambrai students. I would like this event to be ongoing and even thinking of expanding from next year. Thank you very much again to Parents & Friends for the beautiful lunch and for all the families to make this day a better one. I can’t wait to get the shield back next year!
Mrs Yuka Endersby
PS HPE teacher
This week, Our Y3-6 class and Y7/8 class had an online meeting with a school in Japan. As part of Japanese learning, I have registered our school to the Australian Olympic Connect | ともだち 2021 Program. The program is based around the Olympics and promotes the values of friendship, respect and excellence. The program has ともだち(Tomodachi) in its title, which signifies the importance of friendship and relationship building between our two countries through our youth. We are connected with Hokubu Primary School, which is located in Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture, and we are communicating with two Year 6 classes of their school. We are one of approximately 300 classes across Australia and Japan registered to participate in this program. During the online meeting, students exchanged introductions and asked questions about our respective countries. I am sure that this connection will be a positive experience for our students.
Mrs Yuka Endersby
The SRC invites all students to SRC PYJAMA DRESS UP DAY on the last day of school, Friday 2nd July, 2021. Gold coin donation. Hot Chocolate will be availabe for purchase at recess time, $2 a mug.
Due date for the next Newsletter is 10:00am, Wednesday 21st July, 2021. The newsletter is distributed via the SZApp and school website. Printed copies are still available upon request.
Articles can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
|29 June||USE Mixed Netball at Mannum|
|2 July||Term 2 ends - Early dismissal. SRC Dress Up Day.|
|19 July||Term 3 Begins|
|23 July||Year 10 Immunisations|
|27 July||SAPSASA District Athletics|
|31 July||8-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.
BSR FOOTBALL AND NETBALL FIXTURES