Hello Swan Reach,
It was a privilege to be invited to share with the Christian Women’s Association (CWA), Riverland Zone, this week at the Swan Reach Town Hall. The theme for their day was ‘YOU’RE WELCOME’ and it resonated strongly with much of my life blessings and circumstances, and especially as an adopted child from Vietnam. Being welcomed into Australia and a loving family was not the beginning of my journey with being openly welcomed. In 2019, I shared how I was welcomed by dedicated nuns who received me warmly as a baby into their care amid a raging war and nurtured me.
During leave, in 2019, I re-visited my birth country, after 45 years, and spent time with the elderly nuns who remembered me fondly. They were so excited and pleased to re-welcome me – their genuine warmth and love was as if I’d never left! In fact, they refer to themselves as my mummas (mothers). They welcomed and took care of over 100 inter-racial children during the Vietnam War, and have continued to do so ever since.
Swan Reach is a welcoming community and SRAS is no exception. Our philosophy with new enrolments is that we enrol the family – welcoming parents and carers, and their child. Staff have commented on how it feels like family at SRAS.
SRAS warmly welcomes Cody-Lie, who joins our year 7/8 class and her family.
Mid Murray Our Town (MMOT) in partnership with SRAS will be hosting the MMOT official Launch on Friday 22nd October, 2021. Join us in a community celebration to promote the importance of Mental Health and Wellbeing in our wider community – from Blanchetown to Walker Flat; from Cambrai and Sedan to Bakara – all are welcome. An afternoon devoted to bring our community’s wellbeing agencies together and sharing about how they can help us.
An afternoon of music, art, food and fun, including a colour run. Lock it in your diaries and stay tuned for more information through our newsletter, the MMOT Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Mid-Murray-Our-Town-108598861536434 and community posters out soon.
Mr John Robertson
Year 10 and 11 students are currently involved in the process of making subject selections for their program of study for SACE Stage 1 & 2 in 2022. We invite you to be actively involved in this process with your son/daughter in the following ways:
- Engage in rich discussions with them about their aspirations and possible plans for their future
- Help them decide what they enjoy doing and what they’re good at to identify potentially suitable career path options
- Discuss their study strengths and areas for improvement as they have demonstrated during their time at school
- Help them find information and advice that support meaningful decisions about study for next year and beyond
- Talk with them about the information and ideas they considered in their Personal Learning Plan.
Final subject selections must be formally endorsed by the student, parent/carer and subject counsellor at a course counselling interview.
Subject selection interviews will be held during week 8 of Term 3 on Wednesday 8/9 and Thursday 9/9. If you are unable to attend book in for a phone link up.
Thank you for reading the attached information booklet and using the support documents to help inform and simplify the selection process.
Mr Troy Cowland
On Tuesday, 31st August Mrs Horstmann, Miss Stewart, Mrs Williamson and the Preschool students visited Mannum Waterfalls. Bush Kindy gives students the opportunity to explore nature, experience adventure, develop gross motor skills, listening skills, take risks and have fun.
On Friday 27th August 2021, students dressed up to reflect the theme of Old Worlds, New Worlds and Other Worlds. It was great to see the whole school involved and enjoy the celebrations. The primary students were involved in activities after recess which were based on the shortlisted books.
Mrs Horstmann's book was 'Anenome is not the Enemy' and students created anenomes using egg carton segments and made pom poms for their hair.
Mrs Thomas book was 'Ellies Dragon' by Bob Graham. The students made paper dragons and tested their flying skills.
Mrs Rosenzweig's book was 'Busy Beaks' by Sarah Allen. The students made finger puppet birds.
On Tuesday, 17th of August, 9 students from Y4-7 had participated in SAPSASA District Athletics. The competition was held at Unity College, Murray Bridge. There were about 10 schools all together. The students who participated were Lily, Bonnie, Maliyah, Jade, Tommy Penny, Koby, Cora and Bailey. They all did very well. Special mention to Bonnie who went through to the finals for the 200m, Maliyah who came 2nd for the Shot Put and Lily who came 1st for the High Jump. Lily will be competing in the State Country Championship that will be held on 20th September at Santos Stadium.
Mrs Yuka Endersby
Due date for the next Newsletter is 10:00am, Wednesday 15th September, 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.
|PLEASE NOTE ALL CALENDAR EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO COVID RESTRICTIONS AND MAY BE CANCELLED ACCORDINGLY.|
|2 September||CaFHS visit|
|3 September||Father's Day Stall at lunchtime|
|6 September||Student Free Day|
|11-12 September||2x6-hour Pedal Prix - Murray Bridge CANCELLED|
|13 September||Finance Meeting 5:00pm,Governing Council Meeting 5:30pm|
|16 September||R-6 Ngaut Ngaut Visit|
|20 September||SAPSASA Athletics, Adelaide|
|21 September||K-6 Patch Theatre Excursion, Barossa Arts|
|23 September||7/8 Japanese Excursion|
|24 September||SRC Footy Colours Day, come dressed in your team colours.|
|24 September||End of Term 3|
|11 October||Term 4 begins|
|22 October||Mid Murray Our Town Launch at SRAS.|
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.