A warm welcome back to everyone for term 3. Our students have settled back into their routines and learning wonderfully. We once again see our students living our school values. It is fantastic to see so many children attending school and engaging in all the amazing things that South has to offer.
Unfortunately we have seen a surge in COVID-19 numbers across the school, particularly in our younger grades. I would implore you to keep your children home if they are unwell, as we are finding it increasingly difficult to replace staff when they fall ill themselves. There are a number of non-COVID illnesses also circulating that do make students unwell and it is best that they stay home.
Our teachers are working very hard in building our understanding and improving our teaching in regard to writing. From Kinder to year 6 we are all collectively undertaking professional learning and working collaboratively to improve our teaching and our students' learning. We are also excited to be introducing an initiative to build our students' love of writing through a draw, talk, write “package” that we will be giving to our K-2 students very shortly- watch this space for more details!
We also have some exciting opportunities for our students coming up with Country Gold trials and carnival later in the term, Esk Band continuing player workshop, a Terrapin puppet performance and a Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra performance. Alongside this we continue to engage our students with an exciting and varied curriculum delivered by an outstanding and dedicated team of teachers and support staff.
|Friday 5 August||Country Gold Selections|
|Friday 12 August||Round 3 Winter Sport (Rain Day 19 August)|
|Monday 22 August - Friday 26 August||Book Week (Theme - Dreaming with eyes open...)|
|Tuesday 23 August - Thursday 25 August||Book Fair (Theme - Paws for Books)|
|Thursday 25 August||Whole School Book Week Costume Dress Up|
|Friday 26 August||Round 4 Winter Sport (Rain Day 2 September)|
|Monday 29 August||Fathers' Day Dad's Burger Night (@ CFLC)|
|Friday 9 September||Round 5 Winter Sport (Rain Day 16 September)|
|Thursday 22 September & Friday 23 September||Country Gold carnival|
|Friday 30 September||Last Day of Term 3|
|Monday 17 October||First Day of Term 4|
|Friday 4 November||Professional Learning Day (Student Free Day)|
|Monday 7 November||Recreation Day (Public Holiday)|
|Wednesday 21 December||Students Last Day of School for 2022|
This term students in the Esk Band Program are part of a practice challenge where they are aiming to become the first student in their school to complete 35 days of instrumental practice. “Practice” is completing at least 10mins of playing, focused on improving/mastering a piece from their Tradition of Excellence tutor book or a section of music from a band piece. The 35 days do not need to be consecutive, but that will help students to be the first to finish! Over the 35 days there should be a visible progression through the tutor book. Parents or carers must initial that the practice has been completed.
The first continuing and first beginning student at each school will be awarded a $35 voucher for Barratts Music!
We had some very special visitors at South last week. Some former South students known as “Club Penguin” visited from Port along with Nick Duigan MLC and Adrian Dean, Principal of Port Dalrymple School. The Club Penguin students were presented with the winning prize in the 2021 Internet of Everything competition. Last year these students designed and built a micro computer that counted penguins as they used a nesting box. The winning prize was $1200 for South and $400 for the students involved to share. Congratulations to our current grade 6 student Oliver (not pictured) and our former students. We are very proud of you!
Book week is fast approaching!
Theme—Dreaming with eyes open...
Costume dress up day Thursday 25th August.
Tuesday 23rd August - Thursday 25th August.
8.30 am—9 am daily
3 pm—3.30 pm daily
Theme—Paws for Books
We would like to say good luck to the following students who were selected to try out for Country Gold!
These students are demonstrating excellent sports skills, as well as sportsmanship and being positive role models for others
Round 2 Winter Sport was held last friday in perfect conditions. South played Exeter and Lilydale in hockey, soccer, football and netball. Thank you to the spectators who came to support the students.
|Tyler||Working hard to learn his single sounds. Well done Tyler!|
|Axe||Doing a great job of building his pirate ship in science!|
|Rosie||Respectful behaviour across all learning areas. Rosie can always be relied upon to make the right choice.|
|Chael||Always being creative, exploring new ideas, making learning fun|
|Toby||Working hard to support others inside the classroom, being kind, encouraging, and understanding|
|Savannah||Using excellent vocabulary in her writing resulting in improvements . Your work is so interesting to read now|
|Whole Class||Their positive start to term 3! Keep up the amazing work!|
|Esther||Her positive relationships with others. Esther is caring, kind, and respectful|
|Matilda||Persisting with efficient counting - in 2s and 10s. She is also independently writing correct sentences. Fantastic Matilda!|
|Archie||His excellent progress with accurately spelling Oxford Words and accepting feedback to help him to improve.|
|David||Always being a bubbly and confident member of our class|
|Ava||Her hard work and effort to create a detailed piece of holiday writing.|
|Samson||Making a calm and focussed start at South. Well Done!|
|Chayce||Super sportsmanship during winter sport. Well Done!|
|Kiarnah||Being a mature and responsible learner|
|Lucas||Working hard during all class activities|
|Aidan||His confident and thoughtful contributions towards discussions. Aidan is also a student who treats others with respect and integrity|
|Leilani||Her fantastic work ethic and increased confidence across all subjects. Leilani is also a student who always demonstrates kindness and care|
|Kaiden||His excellent start to term 3 and using his initiative to ask more questions|
|Mason||His commitment to improving his work in all areas and using his initiative|
|Noah||Being considerate of those around him|
|Hailey||Exemplary sentence structure during our English skills in class|
Here is the link to this fortnight's Merit Certificate announcement by Mr Hay.