Hello Swan Reach,
“Together we are faced with a bigger challenge than even a generation ago. What can be done to increase numbers of young people today who achieve to the best of their abilities as well as experience high levels of social-emotional wellbeing? It is truer today than ever before that if we want all our children to have positive social emotional wellbeing and achieve, not only do schools and teachers have to do their job particularly well, but parents and the community also share equal responsibility for engaging in practices that bring out the best in young people.” (Bernard. M, 2016, 21st Century Positive Parent Education, Investing in Parents, pg10)
When school and home collaborate well, such as in the 3 Way Conferences last week, we increase the consistency and effectiveness of support the next generations requires for academic and social-emotional success. SRAS thanks the staff, parents / carers and students who prioritised time to develop specific Individual Learning Plans for our children.
If you were unable to attend due to other commitments, it’s not too late. Call the office to arrange a mutually convenient time, either face-to-face or via phone link. In fact, at any time during the year, families can request and arrange a suitable time to catch up with teachers – SRAS strongly encourages this mode of communication.
Mr John Robertson
“According to Walberg (1994)… the ‘curriculum of the home’ predicts student achievement twice as well as the economic status of families. Included in the curriculum of the home are:
- parent-child discussions about daily events
- encouraging and discussion of leisure reading
- monitoring of screen time (TV and ICT)
- demonstration of affection
- interest in children’s academic development, and
- delay of immediate gratification for the purpose of accomplishing long term goals
(Bernard. M, 2016, 21st Century Positive Parent Education, Investing in Parents, pg11)
The newest and full version of the department’s ‘Making a Complaint Procedure’ for families is accessible on the following link: It is also accessible on our website.
The overview infographic below summarises the procedure.
YEAR 3-6 CLASS
The Year 3 to 6 class are learning about Life Cycles in Biology. Last week they visited the Barossa Nursery and bought a milkweed plant nuturing a caterpillar. They are all very excited about the pending arrival of a Monarch butterfly.
Throughout the construction industry it is essential that all types of constructions are erected level. For obvious reasons, if buildings are not level structural integrity will be compromised.
On Tuesday, 23rd March, seven secondary students from SRAS competed at the USE Athletics Day at Karoonda Town Oval. Congratulations to Olivia Hayford, Lochlan Hodge, Naomi Cameron, Jasmine Challenor, Ella Johnson, Jacob Hodge and Amillia Carver for representing our school in this competition. As SRAS is combined with Meningie Area School for this event, our competing students had to not only win their events from our Athletics Day, but they also had to out throw/jump/run the best competing students from Meningie. As we continue to develop our strong sporting culture at SRAS, these students were given a great opportunity to represent our school and gain valuable experience competing against the highest performing athletes from a range of schools in our district, including: Karoonda, Tintinara, Mannum, Coomandook, Keith and Lameroo. In total, our selected students competed in approximately 25 events throughout the day. Our students displayed exceptional sportsmanship and even leant a helping hand to marshals at several events – well done! We will await the results of this event to see if any students are selected to represent the USE zone at SSSSA in Adelaide. Thank you to Mr Troy Cowland for assisting on the day.
Mr Jayden Coleman
Hi Community Members,
NAB AFL Auskick is simply the best introduction for kids into the world of Australian Football. Auskickers run, jump, kick, laugh, express themselves and create their own special moments that just happens to be footy. No matter if you know the game or not, Auskick is inclusive for everyone and this year the Year 11 & 12 Sport Studies class will be running sessions with our students in R-6 classes). The sessions will take place at 2:15pm every Friday afternoon during Term 2. Jump on to the following link and register your child/ren with the Blanchetown/Swan Reach Football Club for your Auskick Pack, a Junior Club Membership at a club of your choice and the chance to win the opportunity to play at a Half-Time game at Adelaide Oval. Registration is free if you follow the prompts and enter your Medicare details to use your Government of South Australia Sports Voucher.
The Sports Vouchers program is a Government of South Australia initiative administered by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing. The program provides an opportunity for primary school aged children from Reception to Year 7 to receive up to a $100 discount on sports or dance membership/registration fees and learn to swim programs. The purpose is to increase the number of children playing organised sport or participating in dance activities by reducing cost as a barrier.
Mr Troy Cowland
Attached with this newsletter is a link to the recent media release from Mid Murray Our Town. To summarise the press release, it shares how this group have secured $100,000 to develop and foster positive mental health in our community. Swan Reach community will use the funds to collaborate and implement innovative and community agreed strategies that focus on prevention of ill-health. It is an exciting opportunity for our community. More information about how you can be involved will be released shortly. Community members can follow MMOT on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MidMurrayOurTown2020/
Due date for the next Newsletter is 10:00am, Wednesday 7th April. 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.
|26 March||SAPSASA Swimming|
|2 April||Good Friday|
|5 April||Easter Monday|
|7 April||SSSSA Athletics|
|9 April||End of Term 1, early dismissal 2:10pm|
|18 April||2021 Swan Reach Classic Car and Motorbike Run|
|23 May||8-hour Pedal Prix - The Bend, Tailem Bend|
|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
An exhibition of paintings by Tanunda artist:Marco Angelo is now on display in the Gallery at the Swan Reach Women's Rest Rooms (Victoria St). There is also pottery by various artists until the end of April. Opening times 10am-1pm; Monday, Wednesday & Saturday, and when a volunteer is available.
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.
PURNONG TRASH & TREASURE
The 2021 SWAN REACH CLASSIC CAR & MOTORBIKE RUN TO THE REACH will be held at Len White Reserve on Sunday 18th April, 10am-3pm.