Term 4 is underway and our students have been very settled and displayed great purpose in their learning. Term 4 is always busy and the start for us certainly is following that trend!
Already this term we were able to engage with our community and participate in the George Town seniors concert with Esk Band and our grade 1/2 choir. Our grade 5/6 girls attended an inspirational speakers event hosted by the Soroptimists International and were very entertained, we had a brilliant performance from Terrapin puppet theatre and wore red for Day for Daniel.
Day for Daniel was a starting point for our Positive Behaviour Support focus of “Keeping ourselves safe”. Classes will identify aspects that relate to them in regards to keeping safe. As a whole community and department, there has certainly been an increased focus on keeping our children safe from harm. One of those actions from the department has been the implementation of Safeguarding Leads within all schools. Our person is Mrs Spicer and she is the contact point within our school if you do have concerns- there is an outline of her role within this newsletter and on our Facebook page.
We are also well into planning for next year and determining our staff and class structures. At this point of time we will have no turnover of staff (the first year for some time)! We will however, have some changes in role and structure, which we will detail as soon as we are able.
We are looking forward to the TPSSA swimming carnival, the Hobart trip, Kinder and 3/4 excursions, Youth council forum, Tornadoes basketball clinics among many other events over the next few weeks. Please make sure you stay abreast of all of these exciting events.
|Monday 6 November
|Public Holiday - Recreation Day
|Tuesday 7 November
|Tornadoes Basketball Clinic
|Wednesday 15 November
|TPSSA Swimming carnival (selected grade 3-6 students)
|Thursday 16 November
|Friday 17th November
|5/6 Hobart Excursion
|Wednesday 22 November
|3/4 Classes excursion to Bass & Flinders Centre
|Thursday 23 November
|Assembly (3-4 Clancy & Prep Quinn sharing)
|Thursday 30 November
|Grade 6 Transition to Port
|Friday 1 December
|Friday 8 December
|Christmas Parade & Carnival
|Thursday 14 December
|Friday 15 December
|Grade 5/6 Reward afternoon @ Pool
|Tuesday 19 December
|Whole School Picnic @ Pool
|Thursday 21 December
|Students' Last Day of School
|Wednesday 31 Janurary 2024 & Thursday 1st February 2024
|Uniform Sales & Book Collection Days - 9am-3pm
|Thursday 8th Februrary 2024
|Students First Day of School 2024!
MANAGING SAFEGUARDING RISKS IN OUR SCHOOLS
Our staff play a key role in keeping students safe by proactively monitoring any risks.
The Department for Education, Children and Young People (DECYP) recently released new Safeguarding Risk Management resources for our schools to assist with this.
These resources are designed to help us continuously identify, prevent and reduce risks to students of child abuse and harm, and support our school to be a safe environment where every child and young person can thrive and grow.
During this term we will be developing a Safeguarding Risk Management plan for our school. The plan sets out the risks that we can identify, and most importantly, how we can reduce them.
As parents and carers, you play an important role helping us to identify safeguarding risks in our school, and I’m sure you may also have ideas on how we can reduce these risks to keep students safe.
If you or your child/children have any questions, concerns or wish to report any incidents relating to child abuse or harm, I encourage you to reach out to me or a trusted staff member. We welcome your views and any feedback.
The Tell Someone website is also another useful source of information if you are worried that a child may be at risk of harm or is being sexually abused or groomed.
If you have any concerns, the website gives clear information about what to look for, how to make a report and who to speak to.
For further information on the work being done on safeguarding in our school, please visit DECYP's website.
Last term we are held a Sports Colours Day. Students were asked to dress in the colours of their favourite sports team or even wear their sports club uniform. It was great to see so many students dress up and show off their teams colours with pride. We raised an amazing $211 to help go towards buying new winter sport uniforms.
Last week our students from Prep to Grade 6 enjoyed a performance by Terrapin called The Riddle of Washpool Gully. This was a fabulous show using actors and puppets that was enjoyed by the entire audience.
A tremendous effort was made by all who participated in the TPSSA Country Gold Carnival last term. We're very proud of you all. Although the carnival was a one day event this year, our students took it in their stride and played brilliantly. Thank you to our parents and teachers who sent through photos.
Yesterday we held our whole school colour run. Everyone had a blast and it was good to see students, staff, and parents coming together to have fun.
There is a huge gallery of photos from the event on our school's Facebook and Instagram pages
|His growing confidence in reading group time. Well done Fletcher!
|Her fantastic concentration and effort during our morning phonics consolidation time. Great work Keila!
|Working hard to use active listening skills. Keep it up Jasie!
|Being an exceptional sport across all areas of the classroom. Being honest, reliable and happy for others when they succeed
|Showing huge improvements in her self confidence in learning this term
|Consistently displaying a great work ethic and excellent behaviour during term 3
|His magnificent term of learning! Abel is making excellent progress in all aspects of school
|Making great progress in term 3! She is more confident to try new things and persists with challenges. Her listening has greatly improved too!
|Showing resilience in the classroom by persisting with challenges
|Being a respectful and hardworking member of our class
|Working hard to produce amazing information reports this term
|Working hard to improve his reading and writing. Well done!
|Never giving up during literacy activities
|Never giving up when faced with difficulties
|Working hard during all literacy activities
|Being a wonderful, hard working and caring member of our class
|The class vote for the most improved student for term 3
|The class vote for the student who most displays our school values of learning, respect, responsibility and relationships
|His excellent participation in class discussion and activities
|Her active listening and willingness to learn
|Her fantastic effort during maths groups. Great Job Heidi!
|Trying her best to show active listening skills during mat time. Good job Liliahna!
|Making some fantastic spelling choices in his writing. Well done Ash!
|Always participating enthusiastically in class discussions. Awesome work Korbyn!
|Showing perseverance when learning
|Always showing a positive attitude towards school and learning
|Making wonderful improvements in her reading fluency
|Her great progress in all aspects of school! She is focussed, working hard and giving her best effort
|His enthusiasm and positive engagement with our science unit about space
|Her resilience and adaptability during her time of injury. She managed many tasks with one arm and a HUGE smile!!
|Always being a kind, respectful and delightful member of our class
|His excellent effort and positive attitude in maths. Keep up the amazing work!
|Being a kind, caring and settled class member
|Working hard in all subject areas to complete quality detailed work
|Never giving up when faced with difficult decimals
|Having a can do attitude to understanding simple decimals
|Working hard to master decimals and fractions
|He positive approach towards learning. Kiarnah is also a happy and cooperative, reliable class member
|Her positive and mature approach towards learning. Brianna has made a great start to term 4
|His improved attendance and effort in class
|Her consistent kind and caring nature