- PRINCIPAL'S REPORT
- DAYMAP NEWS
- PRIMARY HOME LEARNING (R-2)
- PRIMARY HOME LEARNING (3-6)
- SECONDARY HOME LEARNING
- GOVERNMENT ADVICE FOR PARENTS/CARERS & SCHOOLS
- STAFF CONTACT DETAILS
- COVID INFORMATION
- PREMIERS BE ACTIVE CHALLENGE
- VET - Come & Try Day
- DENTIST VISIT
- SRAS WEBSITE
- SWAN REACH PLAYGROUP & PARENT-CHILD MOTHER GOOSE
- NEWSLETTER INFORMATION
- COMING EVENTS 2021
- COMMUNITY NOTICES
Hello Swan Reach,
SRAS is highly appreciative to ALL families for your strong support in schooling children at home during this lockdown and ‘Stay at Home’ direction.
During the Wednesday, Pupil Free Day, staff were busy collaborating and planning for the effective delivery of remote school learning. SRAS acknowledges the challenges for families to facilitate home learning and we’ll support you with:
- Ongoing learning, communication and support through DAYMAP (secondary), TEAMS/DAYMAP (primary), SEESAW (preschool) and staff email
- Primary students had some hard copy learning packs sent home and more may be delivered as needed
- Skeleton staff (1 leader and 1 teacher) will be onsite daily
- ALL students have taken home a Laptop or iPad for home learning needs
- Remote learning timetable / schedule provided online and with this newsletter and online (DAYMAP, TEAMS & SEESAW)
SRAS recognises the complexities families face during this time and we strongly support the continuity of learning for your child(ren). We understand the need to be realistic in expectations and that some scheduled learning may not be possible or achieved. Our aim is to support – not to create extra stress or issues. Contact the school for assistance during normal school hours or your child’s teacher through email or online Apps.
SRAS is able to assist you with inquiries regarding local and district support services who may help you, your family, your child(ren) or a friend in need. SRAS has actively sought and connected with Health and Welfare agencies to provide extra care, information and services. Some of the services which engage with our community travel to Swan Reach, which is an enormous benefit for busy and families with transport difficulties. The following list shows the main non-departmental providers that students and families have or are engaging with:
- Child Adolescent and Mental Health Services – Murray Bridge (counselling)
- CentaCare – Murray Bridge (counselling)
- Anglican Community Care – Communities for Children Murraylands (activities and events)
- Mid Murray Support Services – Communities for Children, Mannum Hub (seasons for growth, Bringing up Great Kids, Parenting under Pressure, Drumbeat)
- Mid Murray Family Connections – Mid Murray Mums (Face Book, sharing concerns, information and ideas)
It is timely for our community to reflect and reach out to those who have gone, going and will go through tough times. A word of encouragement, a random act of kindness or a phone call are just some little ways we can show our support and empathy towards our family, friends and neighbours - We (all) Matter.
Mr John Robertson
Daymap is now the preferred mode of communication for Swan Reach Area School and information regarding student learning and school events. This is now very important as we deal with home learning in accordance with COVID restrictions and state lockdowns. Password resets and registrations will continue to 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
GOVERNMENT ADVICE FOR PARENTS/CARERS AND SCHOOLS
Visit www.sa.gov.au/covid-19 for the most up to date information from South Australian government agencies about COVID-19.
Parents seeking more information should be encouraged to call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787. This offers local information and advice on general COVID-19 information for South Australians, 8am to 8pm 7 days per week.
Parents and Carers can call the Corona Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080 for the most updated and reliable information.
OTHER WAYS TO STAY INFORMED
sa.gov.au has the latest South Australian information on COVID-19.
For health information for South Australians visit the SA Health website.
SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 1800 632 753 – provides mental health support for people struggling with the impacts of COVID-19. It's available to people to maintain their mental health and wellbeing.
Communicable Disease Branch line 1300 232 272 – provides information on immunisations and from medical officers.
National Coronavirus Information Helpline 1800 020 080 – provides information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) from an Australia wide perspective. Open 24/7.
COVID-19 Relief Call Centre 1300 705 336 – provides information and assistance with such things as personal hardship support, accommodation support for people unable to achieve self-quarantining and accommodation for emergency services personnel that are required to quarantine but unable to do so at home. People can also email email@example.com.
Australian Government – publishes a daily alert with the latest medical advice and official reports.
55+ CREATIVE THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU'RE BORED TO PASS THE TIME
Stuck inside and getting antsy? Try one of these fun activities.
Mar 19, 2020
There's no shame in being bored. Whenever you find yourself with not so much to do — or not so many places to go — it's natural to get a bit antsy. The first day or so is gold: you sleep in, enjoy a luxurious breakfast, and, of course, watch your favourite TV shows. But then, it happens. You run through all the best movies on Netflix, find yourself pacing between the fridge and the couch, and the walls start to feel a little closer than they were before. You've started feeling bored. Instead of sitting around on your phone getting lost in the news and social media (and slowly losing your mind), pivot to some fun things you can do at home or in your own backyard. We’ve rounded up the best things to when you’re bored, depending on your mood. From board games and self -care to indoor gardening and organising, these exciting activities will keep you entertained no matter how long you're stuck inside.
To access their 55+ ideas and activities go to the website @
There are several articles in this newsletter to assist parents and carers to talk about COVID-19 with anxious and ALL children. One is from our Pastoral Care Worker (PCW), Mrs Julie Maxwell and one written by parenting expert, Michael Gosse. Hoping you’ll find some useful information and tips you can use to discuss with your child(ren).
9 UPLIFTING THINGS TO SAY TO YOUR KIDS
There are many things we can say to our kids that are true, encouraging, positive, and helpful to their growth as humans. Here are 9 uplifting things to say to your kids every day; focusing on things you do want them to internalise.
You are kind. Even if your kid doesn’t have many kind things they do in a day, find one. Once they hear that they are kind, and can be kind, it makes them want to be kind a little more.
I am thankful for you. Never let a day go by where your kid doesn’t hear that you’re thankful for them. We often tell them we love them, but being thankful for them takes it one step farther, into the realm of being glad that they’re right there with you
I love you even when/though… This is one I most often say to my daughter. She gets her feelings hurt easily, especially when she’s in trouble, so I try to remind her as we talk about whatever she did wrong (or whatever mistake she made) that I love her even though she made that wrong choice, etc. It’s because I love her that I try to help her make the right choices. Examples: I love you even though you upset me, even though you hurt your brother, even when you are angry.
What you just said made me feel… I like to use this one as a positive reinforcement most often, but sometimes the opposite way is necessary, too. It’s often a great conversation starter! Examples: When you said you liked the dinner I made, I felt happy that I could make food you enjoyed! Or, when you told me to go away, it made me feel like you were mad at me. Is that what’s going on?
I love it when you… Telling your kids you love them is obviously important. But what’s just as important is letting them know specific things you love about them. Make sure to focus on lots of different qualities, and not just their physical traits, either. Examples: I love it when you give me hugs without me asking, when you say something nice to your sister, when you ask me to spend time with you, etc.
You are helpful when… My kids are still young enough to love helping me. So to encourage that part of them, I try to communicate to them the things they do without me asking that are helpful. Examples: Putting away toys, making the bed, bringing dirty laundry to the right place.
You make me proud. No matter what the reason is, let them know when you’re proud of them. Big things or little things, things they did because they were planned out, or even things they didn’t even know they did. It’s important that they know you are proud of them when they make good choices or do kind things.
Tell me more about that. Letting your child know that you care about what they have to say, and what’s going on in their lives is important. It also helps them learn how to communicate with you (and other adults!) when you let them tell their stories and talk about their feelings.
Yes. Find at least one thing you can say “yes” to each day – reading a book together, having an extra snuggle, playing a game, or eating ice cream after dinner. Being able to tell them “yes” as often as you can creates positivity, and you’ll both have fun spending more quality time just being with each other.
By Meredith - Mom. Writer. Diet Coke connoisseur. Born and raised Texan
Mrs Yuka Endersby
Health & PE Teacher
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
Due date for the next Newsletter is 10:00am, Wednesday 3rd August, 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.
|PLEASE NOTE ALL CALENDAR EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO COVID RESTRICTIONS AND MAY BE CANCELLED ACCORDINGLY.|
|30 July||Year 10 Immunisations|
|31 July||8-hour Pedal Prix - The Bend, Tailem Bend - CANCELLED|
|8 August||Ashton Book Club orders due|
|9 August||Finance Meeting 5:00pm, Governing Counil 5:30pm|
|17 August||SAPSASA District Athletics|
|20 August||Mid term assembly|
|27 August||Book Week Celebrations (Theme:New Worlds, Old Worlds, Other Worlds) Children are welcome to dress up as a character based on the theme.|
|2 September||CaFHS visit|
|6 September||Student Free Day|
|11-12 September||2x6-hour Pedal Prix - Murray Bridge|
PLEASE NOTE COVID RESTRICTIONS WILL APPLY TO ALL
COMMUNITY EVENTS UNLESS ADVISED OTHERWISE.
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.
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