Largs Bay School Newsletter

29 September 2017
Issue Twelve
News From the Principal
Dates to Remember
School News
Achievement Awards  
School Sport
Community Notices     
Largs Bay
08 84492000
215 Fletcher Rd
Largs Bay, SA, 5016
AU

News From the Principal

Dear Families,  

As we look back on Term 3, we begin to realise how many exciting events happen in our school on top of our daily routines. Some of these have included:

Sports – Netball, Soccer, Cross Country, Book Week, Excursions including, Art Gallery, Zoo, other schools, Canberra Trip, Walkathon, Aboriginal Performance, School Photos,  and many others.

Thank you to all the staff and parent volunteers that have supported our programs throughout the term.

 

Staffing Information

I would like to congratulate the following staff who have won permanent teaching positions at Largs Bay from next year.

Leana Romeo, Travis Clinton & Karla Santoro.

Congratulations also to Bob Bowden who has won the Deputy principal position for the next 5 years.

 

Class Placements 2018

Early next term, we will begin our class placement process for 2018.

With over 560 children next year, this is a complex and time consuming exercise, as we take into consideration such things as mix of students, composite and straight classes, boy / girl ratios, friendships, educational and social aspects, class size, to name a few.

Our teaching staff are very experienced at placing students based on these and other factors.

If you have any special requests or relevant information, I ask that you put it in writing to me, no later than  Wednesday 18th October. Please note that this does not include specific teacher requests.

While requests will be taken into consideration when planning, it is not always possible to meet all of these.

Thank you for your on-going support.

 

Outstanding Achievement Awards – Term 3

At the end of each term, two students from each class are nominated by their teacher to receive the Principal’s Outstanding Achievement Award. The winners can be found in this newsletter.

Congratulations to all of them on such a successful term.

 

Term 3 Outstanding Attendance Award

I am very pleased to announce that we had 22 perfect attenders for Term 3.  I would like to congratulate Sharlene T from Room 4. As the winner, Sharlene takes home a $30  voucher as well as the Outstanding Attendance Certificate for the term.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock and Water Parent Session

Wednesday 18th of October @ 3:30pm-4:15pm

Largs Bay School would like to offer parents and caregivers the opportunity to participate in a Rock and Water session next term. Our students have been involved in this program for the last two terms and every class has had three sessions. 

The parent session offers adults with children at Largs the experience of the program and focuses on raising their own self-awareness, their role as a parent and their role in the school community. Language, messaging, strategies and new found skills are outcomes parents can translate into the daily lives of their children.

The workshop offers:

  • Practical anti-bullying strategies
  • Alternatives to aggressive verbal and physical responses
  • Better ability to be in control through grounding, centeredness and mental focus
  • Increased self-respect, self-control and self confidence
  • Enhanced resilience skills and well-being
  • Skills to identify and monitor reactive behaviour patterns

The workshop exercises promote:

  • Communication skills
  • Development of compassion, understanding and sympathy
  • Boundary setting, simple self-defence and communication skills
  • Awareness of purpose and motivation in life
  • Intuition, mental strength, empathic feeling, positive feeling, thinking and visualising

 

Enjoy the Break

On behalf of all the staff, I hope you enjoy the break with your children and we look forward to seeing everyone back safe and well next term.

School resumes on Monday 16th October.

I will be on leave for the first 2 weeks of term and Bob Bowden will be acting Principal during this time.

 

All the best

Mike

 

Dates to Remember

End of Term
​2pm Early Dismissal

29th September

Vacation Care Program

 

Term 4 Commences

Monday 16th October

R-7 Cricket Clinics

Monday 23rd October

Year 4 Flinders Uni Excursion

23rd October

Governing Council

Monday 30th October 7:00pm

Year 6/7 Footsteps

Wednesday 1st November

Wednesday 8th November

Wednesday 15th  November

Wednesday 22nd November

Wednesday 29th November

TWILIGHT SPORTS DAY

Thursday 2nd November

1:00 - 7:00pm

School Closure

Friday 3rd November

Reception Transition Visits Commence

Thursday 9th November

School News

Walk-a-thon

 

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the walk-a-thon last Friday.  The students and staff walk a total of 2400kms. So far the school has raised nearly $10 000. Amazing effort!

The following students were awarded a free milkshake from Ink Espresso for completing the most laps in each class.

Rm 3  - Lachie, Rm 4 – Chris, Rm 5 – Hayden, Rm 5a – Harry, Rm 10 – Willis, Rm 11- Jess , Rm 13 – Blake, Rm 14 – Raheim,  Rm 16 – Jasper, Rm 17 – Sailor, Rm 19 – Byron, Rm 20 – Ayden, Rm 22 – Liam,  Rm 23 –Hensley, Rm 26 – Max, Rm 27 – Naish, Rm 29- Josh, Rm 30 – Marcus, Rm 31 – Jackson, Rm 32 – Sam, Rm 33 – Bradley.

The following classes will receive a healthy lunch next term for completing the most laps (av per child): Rooms  5, 19, 23, 30 & 11. Teachers will choose a suitable day in term 4 to celebrate their effort.

Awards to be presented at the week 2 assembly in term 4

Most money raised:

1st prize  (bike)

2nd prize (jnr bike)

Random prize draw for any student who returned sponsorship forms by Friday 29th September (minimum of $5)

3rd prize  (Adelaide Crows signed football)

4th prize  (Adelaide 36'ers signed basketball)

5th -15th (Prize pack)

 

 

UNSW English Competition

This year 13 students participated in the UNSW ICAS English Competition. We received 1 Distinction: Bethany C , 8 Credits: Zach H, Lili K, Scarlett, Xander V, Nicholas S, Colby T, Taiga W, Josh W and 2 Merits: Liam G, Matthew S. Congratulations to everyone who participated.

 

Tjupurru

 

On Wednesday, the 13th of September, Tjupurru came in to our school to present “Didjeribone” to us.  It was a whole school event to enhance our journey towards a reconciled Australia.  Tjupurru showed us an instrument he had invented and learnt to play over many years.  It combined the didjeridoo with the trombone to create an instrument that could make different sounds and key changes.

He showed us how to play different songs and tunes on the didjeribone and he also showed us other ways to make sounds and music using people.

It was an entertaining way of learning about the merging of two cultures and two different instruments.  Both students and teachers were entertained and impressed with the talents of Tjupurru.

 

Aboriginal Learners in STEM Congress 2017

On Tuesday, 2 students from Largs Bay School got the opportunity to participate in the inaugural Aboriginal Learners in STEM Congress.  The congress was run by YASTSA (Young Aboriginal STEM Thinkers of South Australia).   The aim of the YASTSA program is to encourage young Aboriginal people to develop their interests in STEM projects, activities and learning. STEM learning is extremely important to our children’s education; it provides students with skills to understand the world around us and solve problems using complex thinking.  
At the Congress we were able to hear a talk by Christopher Ferguson, an astronaut who was on the last mission to the moon, and also ask him questions, we participated in a robotic coding activity as a part of the Aeronautical Expo working alongside people from NASA and university students. The teachers got to learn how the STEM subjects are linked to Aboriginal culture while participating in a mathematical activity. We ended the day by forming into groups and participating in different activities; one of the activities was to build the tallest, most stable structure using two items.
I enjoyed playing with the robots (spheros), doing the coding and making them do jumps.  I was also interested in listening to the astronaut talk about how your body can change dramatically in such a short time in the zero gravity; your body loses bone density and you can get poorer vision.               Rome
I liked when we got in to groups with students from other schools to do activities.  My group’s activity was to build the tallest, most stable  and most creative tower/structure.  I also liked playing with the spheros and coding them to move around.  I found the astronaut, Chris Ferguson’s speech very interesting.  He talked about how it will become more common to travel in to space.  He told us how we could be going to Mars in 20 years. I learnt then that we will have to wait 3 years in Mars before we could get to come back to earth as the 2 planets need to be aligned and Earth will be on the other side of the sun by the time you are ready to come back to Earth.                                     Jade


 

Environment Group News

On Tuesday of this week, The Environmental Officers hopped on a bus driven by Mr Tate to experience the work undertaken at a nursery specialising in indigenous plants. Pete from Provenance Plants has been a strong supporter of our environmental programs for a number of years. He invited the students to his nursery so that they could have a hands-on experience of the work required to grow our indigenous plants from seed and cuttings. During the morning, students were provided of a tour of the nursery, including the temperature-controlled greenhouses. They sowed seeds from the Ruby Saltbush, replanted Coastal Daisy Bush seedlings into pots and learnt about seed collection and storage. A big thanks for a great day to Pete (and Wonky the Dog) for a terrific learning experience.

Achievement Awards  

Outstanding Achievement Awards – Term 3

 

At the end of each term, two students from each class are nominated by their teacher to receive the Principal’s Outstanding Achievement Award. 

Congratulations to all of them on such a successful term.    
3    Lachlan     For an outstanding achievement in all areas of learning. 
3    Sophie     For outstanding achievement in literacy.
4    Stanley     For outstanding achievement in progressing with his reading 
4    Tilley     For outstanding achievement in developing her writing skills
5    Ryder     For outstanding achievement in all areas of learning.
5    Nina     For outstanding achievement in all areas of learning.
5a    Patrick     For outstanding achievement in all areas of learning.
5a    Amelia     For outstanding achievement in literacy.
10    Maddie    For outstanding achievement in all areas of learning 
10    Fergus    For outstanding effort and achievement in all areas of learning 
11    Erin     For outstanding achievement in all areas of learning.
11    Nathan     For outstanding achievement in numeracy 
13    Iris     For an outstanding achievement in all areas of learning. 
13    Edward    For outstanding growth and achievement in all areas of learning.
14    Bella    For outstanding growth in reading
14    Jackson     For outstanding growth in reading
16    Ethan     For an outstanding achievement in all areas of learning. 
16    Lily     For an outstanding achievement in all areas of learning. 
17    Lilah     For an outstanding achievement in all areas of learning. 
17    Thomas    For outstanding achievement across all subject areas
19    Eden     For outstanding achievement in all learning areas.
19    Cooper     For outstanding achievement and growth in literacy.
20    Emma     For outstanding achievement and growth in literacy.
20    Oscar     For outstanding achievement in literacy particularly reading.
22    Liam    For outstanding effort and achievement in all learning areas. 
22    Abby    For outstanding effort in all areas of learning
23    Indi     For outstanding achievement in all areas of learning.
23    Liam     For outstanding achievement in all areas of learning.
26    Jake     For outstanding achievement in all learning areas and extracurricular activities. 
26    Charley     For outstanding academic achievement in all areas of learning.
27    Rebecca    For outstanding effort and growth in all areas of learning.
27    Naish     For outstanding effort and growth in all areas of learning.
29    Charlize    For outstanding achievement in Mathematics.
29    Ezzie     For outstanding achievement in Mathematics.
30    Marcus     For outstanding achievement in mathematics 
30    Liam     For outstanding achievement in mathematics 
31    Amelie    For outstanding effort in all areas of the school curriculum.
31    Jackson     For outstanding achievement in Mathematics.
32    Lucy     For outstanding achievement in Reading Comprehension
32    Everton    For outstanding achievement in mathematics
33    Evie    For outstanding achievement in all areas of learning.
33    Bradley    For outstanding achievement in all areas of learning.
 

Principal’s Attendance Award

Sharlene T

School Sport

Soccer & Netball

 

Winter sports have now been completed.  With over 60 players in netball and over 100 soccer players this year, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the parents and coaches who have supported our after school sporting teams. Well done to all of our players who have participated and displayed our school values. Special thanks to Mr Burge for coordinating our sports programme.

 

Metro State SAPSASA Athletics Day

 

On Tuesday 26th of September seven students competed in the Port SAPSASA district athletics team at the state metro championships. All of them represented the school well and put our school values into action.
Elektra and Khoder  were part of relay teams, Ava gave it her best in shot put and Jake   finished mid field in the long jump.
Klaudia  despite having a knee injury won a bronze medal in the 11 year old shot put.
Amelie  made a relay final, 200m final and won silver in the 11 year old 100m.
Marcus  was outstanding in the 10 year olds, 3 events for 3 medals. Gold in the 100m and 200m along with a silver in the relay.
Marcus, Amelie and  Klaudia are eligible to nominate for the state athletics team to compete at the Pacific Schools Games. We wish them all the best for selection.
If other students would like to follow in the footsteps of these athletes then your local athletics clubs is the way to go. West Lakes and Districts Little Athletics Club offers come and try sessions for $5 on Friday nights at 6pm.
Port Adelaide Athletics Club is holding a free coaching session for beginner athletes aged 8 and over on the last Sunday of the school holidays. See fliers for details.

 

 

 

Community Notices     

Milo Cricket

 

MILO in2CRICKET Program – Boys and girls 5 – 8 years old

MILO in2CRICKET is a super fun, safe and social program. It teaches kids of all abilities the basic skills of cricket. Each week your child will play game based activities that will keep them active, whilst having fun and making new friends.

There is a FREE ‘Come & Try’ MILO in2CRICKET session at each your local centres:

Grange CC, Military Road, Grange

Friday 20th October, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

West Torrens CC, Atkin St, Henley Beach

Saturday 14th October, 9:00am – 10:00am

Port District CC, Woolnough Road, Largs Bay

Friday 27th October, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

For more information about the program or to register, go to www.playcricket.com.au and search using your postcode.

 

MILO T20 Blast Program – Boys and girls 7 – 10 years old

MILO T20 Blast is a super fun, social, safe cricket program and is a step up from MILO in2CRICKET. Kids play modified games, the program is much shorter than traditional cricket and all the equipment is supplied. It’s W/BBL for kids!

There is a FREE ‘Come & Try’ MILO T20 Blast session at your local centres:

Grange Oval, Military Road, Grange

Friday 20th October, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

 

For more information about the program or to register, go to www.playcricket.com.au and search using your postcode.

Port Adelaide Athletics Club
Have -a go!

RUNNING                         JUMPING                   THROWING                                RACE WALKING

SUNDAY 15th OCTOBER at 9.30 – 10.30am

PORT ADELAIDE ATHLETICS CLUB

LANGHAM PLACE

PORT ADELAIDE

Minimum age  8 years

For further information ring Kathy: 0400653777

 

DARE TO DREAM

Athletics South Australia ad Little Athletics South Australia would like to invite ANY child or teenager between the ages of 5 and 17 to be involved in our DARE TO DREAM ATHLETICS HOLIDAY CLINIC at the SA Athletics Stadium.
Whether you are new to athletics or have been involved for a long time, this clinic is perfect for anyone! The clinic provides a great opportunity for you to learn and develop your athletic skills through the participation in event coaching with our experienced coaches! There is also other fun activities planned, as well as a very special guest appearance from Olympic athlete Chelsea Jaensch (Thursday only).

Date: Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th October 2017
Location: SA Athletics Stadium, 145 Railway Terrace, Mile End 5031 SA
Times: 9:00am - 3:00am
Costs: One Day (Wednesday or Thursday) - $65.00
Two Days (Wednesday or Thursday) - $100.00
 
Age Groups: U6 - U18
What will you get to do?
U6 -  U8s to participate in a fun developmental run, jump and throw program!
U9 - U18s to receive exceptional coaching in the athletics events of their choice!
 
To register visit  
http://athleticssa.com.au/HolidayClinics
 

 

HAVEN SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB
Nippers commences Sat 21st October
12:30—2:30pm

If you’re interested in finding out more about Nippers and want to become a member of our family friendly club, join us for a free ‘Come and Try’ session on ANY Saturday.
There will be scheduled activities for Nippers aged 5-13 years but anyone can come along to learn more. Learn surf lifesaving skills, join in beach activities and meet new friends.
Membership—$60 per child or $150 per family.
North Haven Surf Life Saving Club—44 Australia 2 Ave, North Haven
For further info email—[email protected]
NORTH HAVEN SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB
Nippers commences Sat 21st October
12:30—2:30pm
If you’re interested in finding out more about Nippers and want to become a member of our family friendly club, join us for a free ‘Come and Try’ session on ANY Saturday
There will be scheduled activities for Nippers aged 5-13 years but anyone can come along to learn more. Learn surf lifesaving skills, join in beach activities and meet new friends.
Membership—$60 per child or $150 per family.
North Haven Surf Life Saving Club—44 Australia 2 Ave, North Haven
For further info email—[email protected]

 

WEST TORRENS DISTRICT CRICKET CLUB

Once again, Cricket Australia and MILO have teamed up to deliver a program that is both healthy and fun
for all those who take part in it.
The MILO in2CRICKET program offers children 5 to 10 years the opportunity to kick start their cricket
career, learn lots of new cricket skills like batting, bowling, catching and throwing, as well as social skills
allowing them to make new friends and most importantly – HAVE FUN!!
The West Torrens District Cricket Club will be running clinics on Saturday mornings from 9-10am
at the Henley Oval, commencing 14 Oct. Training will be provided by West Torrens players.
This year, the Milo Starter Pack is better than ever including a backpack, MILO, water bottle, bat, hat,
shirt, ball and other giveaways.
Anyone interested should register online by visiting the In2Cricket website http://in2cricket.com.au/ and
then click on "Sign up Today", and then type in West Torrens in the "Where can I Play" box.
Please contact Donna Mowling via email on [email protected] if you need any further information.

 

South Australian Futsal League

The SAFL (South Australian Futsal League) is now taking team nominations for the 2017 Junior Futsal Season. 

The 2017 Junior season will again be an FFSA (Football Federation South Australia) sanctioned competition which makes players eligible for State Selection as well as potentially taking part in the SAFL competition, teams will be eligible to take part in the 2018 FutsalOz Junior Club Nationals in Melbourne!  http://futsaloz.com.au/state-and-nationals/junior-nationals/ Exclusive to South Australian Futsal League teams!

Looking forward to running another professional Junior Competition in 2017!

 

Girls Summer Soccer

SA Football Academy is operating its academy training to help players develop their game skills.

Academy is for girls aged between 12 and 16 years old wanting keep their playing ability fine tuned over the off soccer season. Be trained by qualified FFA coaches with great coaching track records.

Venue:  45 Centre St, Largs Bay SA 5016

Time: 6:15pm to 7: 30pm

Days: Mondays School Term 4

www.safootballcademy.com.au

Call/Text 0413819854 girls name and age that will be attending

E: [email protected]

Proudly supporting female participation in sport

 

PORT ADELAIDE TENNIS CLUB

COACHING CLINIC: will be held during the second week of the school holidays – 9th October to 13th October.  The clinic provides 5 x 1 hour lessons

9:00am-10am and 10:00am -11am conducted by our club coach Kevin Swanson

at a cost of $30 for the week. 

Please book by contacting our Secretary Gail Pearson

on 8449 4429.  Rackets available if required.

Junior & Senior Competition, Social tennis and Coaching available.

$50 Government discount for children Reception to Yr7 on membership fees.

Register Now

If you are thinking about playing tennis this summer – now is the time to register your interest.

 

Languages Alive!
October School Holiday Program

 

KIDS TAEKWONDO
Resilience, Confidence, Discipline, Respect.
 
IN THIS AREA
Enrol now for Term 4 classes
 
·        Olympic Sport Martial Art
·        Children can start at the age of 5
·        Experienced & Qualified Instructors
·        Beginners Welcome
 
Enquiries Ph: 0412 909 500 
Website: www.worldtaekwondo.com.au      Email: [email protected]
 

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