A huge welcome back to Mr Kenez (Charlie) after having both his knees replaced earlier in the year. Being such a fit and healthy person has obviously held him in good stead and ensured his amazing recovery after such a major operation. A huge thank you to Mrs Potter for taking the PE program in Charlie’s absence.
Mother’s Day Stall
A huge thank you to the Foxy Crafters, Nicki Harwood, Judith Millinger, Kelly Vimpani, Lavina Carvalho, Inger Robinson, Eun Joo Kim, Catherine Devanny, Kate Edwards-Davis, Maddi, Leah and Abbey who worked tirelessly over many months producing the fabulous gifts that were sold last week for Mother’s Day. I know the students are most grateful and so excited for the opportunity to purchase a handmade gift in recognition of all the amazing things that mums do day in and day out. The Stall raised an amazing $1, 566. Such a fabulous result!
The Year 3 and 5 students have completed their NAPLAN assessment today. Students have completed assessments in reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation and numeracy over the past week. NAPLAN results form one part of our assessment schedule but the results are viewed alongside other types of assessments completed by the students throughout the year. Individual student and school results from NAPLAN are usually available in August/September. Once results are available, parents will receive their child’s individual NAPLAN report.
As mentioned in the previous newsletter, the core work to be completed before the School Review is to prepare a Pre-review Self-evaluation (PRSE). When conducting the PRSE, it is critical that all members of the school community including students have the opportunity to contribute. Next week all families will receive a short opinion survey to fill in and return to school. Please take up this opportunity to give your valuable input so that it can be used in conjunction with other reflective feedback to shape the future direction of our school. The teachers have begun collecting feedback from their students in their classrooms. Three questions are being asked of all our students:
- What does Syndal South Primary School do well?
- What could Syndal South do better?
- How can Syndal South prepare me to be a lifelong learner?
Election Day BBQ and Cake Stall
Yes, only two more sleeps to the renowned Election Day BBQ and Cake Stall at Syndal South Primary School. We are hoping that you have been busy in the kitchen with the mixing bowls out and the ovens on preparing to once again support the school by supplying homemade cakes, slices and biscuits to sell at the stall. If we could have all items delivered to the school on Friday, that would be greatly appreciated.
Next Wednesday 22nd May we have a variety of activities organised for families and friends to celebrate Education Week:
9.00am - Assembly
9.20am - Grandparents/Special Friends are welcome to visit the classrooms. There may be something a grandparent/special friend would like to share from their past career with the students in the class.
10.00 to 10.30am - Morning Tea for Grandparents/Special Friends in the Hall.
2.30 to 3.30pm - All students will be involved in the Yard Art Project – Parents are welcome to view the art in progress or at school pick up time at 3.30pm.
7.00pm to 8.15pm - Family Careers Night – Come and enjoy a variety of fun activities based on careers with the family. There will be a special passport for the students to have stamped as they complete at least 4 activities, once they have completed their passport it will be placed in a draw for a prize.
We look forward to seeing as many families as possible at this special evening.
Finally, all the best to our Cross-Country team competing in the SDSSA Cross Country at Jells Park tomorrow. Go Syndal!
Have a fabulous fortnight everyone!
An excellent example of the high quality writing being produced across the school.
The day it all went wrong! - Emily Year 2
Feeling anxious I got onto the boat. I said to Mum “Mum, how long will this journey be?” “Three and half days, Honey.” replied Mum. “Where are we going, Mum?” I asked. “To Norway.” Mum replied. I knew she was getting annoyed. “Why don’t you stand next to your father?” Mum said. “Ok, Mum” I said, as we were led to our room … then … th … the boat cracked! One piece of the boat (which we were standing on) moved away from the boat!” “I guess we are not going to Norway. Ha,Ha,Ha,” said Dad. “Nooooooo!” I yelled.” We might go to Norway.” Mum said, trying to be funny. “I hope so” I said. (Gasp) “The thing we are standing on is sinking.” Mum said. “Look there is a life guard! I think he is going to rescue us!” said Dad. “Hey, hey, over here, do you think he heard us?” I said. “HOME !” Henry yelled. “Hi, dudes need a ride?” said the lifeguard. “Yes, please!” we all shouted.