Hello Swan Reach,
It is pleasing to see SRAS students participate in Remembrance Day Ceremonies. Staff and students joined in with the community ceremony led by the Swan Reach sub-branch of the RSL. Our vision states that “SRAS will develop students… who are collaborative contributors to their community,” this recent participation demonstrates their contribution through joining in honouring all service personnel who have given to our nation.
2021 HOME GROUPS
SRAS has decided upon the home groups detailed below:
- Preschool in ELC
- Reception – year 2 class
- Year 3 – 6 class
- Year 7-10 for HG and electives only (7/8s and 9/10s will have separate classes for core learning subjects)
- Year 11/12
We are working through final subject selections and facilitation that will impact teacher loads and hope to communicate as much 2021 staffing as possible before the term ends. Our mantra throughout this complex process is “what is the best model we are able to facilitate for our students?”
While we are hoping to retain as many current staff as possible to enhance the continuity of learning for all students, we are able to announce the following:
- Mr Tun is transferring to a metropolitan site in 2021
- Mrs Sarah Bolt is taking long service leave for term 1 & 2
Being NAIDOC week, it is fitting that our youngest learners were able to experience the artefacts from Ngaut Ngaut on Tuesday this week. Ngaut Ngaut is a wonderful gem at our front door. Tour guides and family members of our school community, Sam and Ivy Stewart are wonderful in the way they share their deep connections to this land and their Nungaraku history and culture. This experience is an authentic journey into our heritage and a must tour for all locals. SRAS will definitely place Ngaut Ngaut and other local gems, like Yookumarra Sanctuary on our excursion agendas for 2021 and beyond.
STUDENT FREE DAY (SFD)
A general reminder that SRAS has a student free day, on Friday 20th November, that will be used for intensive 2021, site improvement reviewing and 2021 site improvement planning.
END OF YEAR SCHOOL FUNCTION
All end of year school functions such as presentation night, preschool Xmas party, year 6 graduation, etc needs to comply with DfE COVID-19 protocols. For indoor events, numbers are capped by the size of the venue. Therefore, where possible we will host events outdoors to maximise attendance and minimise COVID-19 risks. We thank you for your support with these necessities, for example:
- Preschool – Year 1 Christmas party attendees will need to RSVP as the ELC has capacity for 30 adults only. If we have more RSVP for this event, hopefully, the weather will permit an outdoors gathering. If the weather isn’t favourable then we’ll use the gym.
- All attending these functions will need to fill out the DfE site entry form for tracing purposes
- Hand Sanitizer will be available at these functions and social distancing measures continue to apply
- Food CANNOT be shared – families to provide food for family members only – picnic style
Mr John Robertson
Congratulations to our Year 12 students on finishing their studies for year. Now it is time to play the waiting game for your final results, which will come out on Tuesday, 15th December at 8:30am. You can access these results by logging into Students Online.
Congratulations, you did it. You’ve reached the end. 13 years of school. Nearly 5000 days as a student is now behind you. But, you’re not really finished, you’re actually just beginning…
You’ve reached the start of an unpredictable road. A road that may run straight just as you thought it would, or it might wind in a roundabout direction or branch off in ways you never expected. Given the ever-changing world that we’re in, it’s most likely to be the latter. But that’s the beauty of being at the beginning. There’s no way of knowing where you’ll end up. Continue to strive to be the best version of yourself, always seeking to improve. We wish you all the best.
On Tuesday the 10th November 2020, we had planned a visit to Ngaut Ngaut. However, it was a very hot day, and not safe for us to go there. The Custodians, Ivy and Sam visited us instead at the Early Learning Centre. They gave us an insight into an ancient way of life. We saw tools for hunting and working and clap sticks for music. Ivy also showed us a baby cradle and explained how paper bark was used for nappies, which the children thought that to be very interesting. Peter did a great job helping. Thank you Ivy, Sam and Peter.
Mrs Trish Horstmann
Mrs Dorothee Moellers
I really enjoyed roasting marshmallows with everyone and playing around the camp fire.
CAMP WAS SOOOOOO MUCH FUN!!! I loved playing hide and seek chasey in the dark! When we were stargazing, we saw 6 different planets which were Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus, Mars and the dwarf planet Pluto. We also saw some star constellations which were Scorpius, Pisces Australis, hydra and my favourite star constellation, Draco. While we were looking for planets and star constellations, we saw a rocket body called SL-16 rocket body.
Camp was so cool, I wish we stayed there for five days instead of one day. It was so much fun. We played hide and seek chasey and a game we made called sand dome push out. After that we roasted marshmallows over a camp fire and then we started to make damper. After that we started to prepare and cook dinner.
I liked the stars and the marshmallows were divine. The best part was…. wading in the water, playing chasey in the dark, catching the baby fish and the push each other out the ring game.
I loved camp, it was so cool to see all of the stars at night. Thank you so much mum and Mrs Williamson.
This Camp was the best camp that I’ve been to. I thank Mrs Bolt and Mrs Williamson for making this camp possible and organising everything. I can’t think of the best part because it was all amazing and fun. A few things I think that were fun was wading, hide and seek chase in the dark, roasting marshmallows, star gazing and sand dome pushout (you push people out of a ring in the sand). We saw- Mars, Saturn, Neptune, Jupiter and Uranus, Scorpius, Pisces Australis, Draco, SL16 rocketbody (satellite), Phoenix, Hydro, Andromeda Galaxy and Pluto all while using Star Safari. I wish we could do it again.
Camp was fun, especially cooking using the campfire and roasting marshmallows.
Parents and Friends are all set to host our fundraising dinner at the Nildottie Hall on Friday 20th November 2020. Make sure you book in with Dot Haby if you wish to attend (Phone or text 0427 715 818).
We held our AGM on Friday 6th and have set the wheels in motion for next year.
Our committee for next year is ;
President Claire Durant
Secretary Mardi Le Brun
Treasurer Kate Howie
We would like to acknowledge our outgoing President Hayley Griffiths who has dedicate 11 years to the Parents and Friends. Her knowledge and leadership will be greatly missed.
Mardi Le Brun
Due date for the next Newsletter is 10:00am, Wednesday 10th March. 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.
PLAYGROUP & PARENT MOTHER GOOSE INFORMATION
Swan Reach Playgroup and Parent Mother Goose sessions are held at the SRAS Early Learning Centre. Date and times will be advised as soon as arrangements have been made.
PLAYGROUP & PARENT CHILD MOTHER GOOSE
Playgroup & Parent Child Mother Goose sessions have returned to Swan Reach in the Early Learning Centre. These are being held fortnightly and will alternate on Thursdays from 10am.
Parent Child Mother Goose - Will begin on Week 4, 18th February, 10am-12 noon. (Bond with your children and have fun using the power of songs, rhymes and stories. Trained facilitators lead a relaxed session for parents and children with a play and coffee and chat after. Sessions are free and there is no booking involved!).
PLAYGROUP - Week 5, 25th February, 10am-12 noon.
|25 February||Playgroup 10am-12 noon|
|26 February||Mid Term Assembly - 2:30pm|
|2 March||1000/3000m track events (am)|
|3 March||Javelin Event (am)|
|4 March||SRAS Sports Day|
|5 March||Ski For Life|
|8 March||Public Holiday-Adelaide Cup|
|10-11-12 March||Staff Training Days|
|15-16-17 March||3-way Conferences|
|22 March||Governing Council 5:30pm|
|23 March||USE Athletics at Karoonda Area School|
|26 March||SAPSASA Swimming|
|2 April||Good Friday|
|5 April||Easter Monday|
|7 April||SSSSA Athletics|
|9 April||End of Term 1|