It has been wonderful to welcome back our community for the start of Term 2 after an extended Easter and school holiday break. Students have begun the term with a smile full of enthusiasm for new learning! Teachers are excited to continue with learning and our focus of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cross curricular focus.
Term 2 is always busy in regard to assessing student progress and putting together student reports for the end of Term 2. As we begin this Term our values focus is linked to Aspiration - What’s your goal? Our SVT have begun the process of choosing members of our school community to be put in the spotlight as Values Champions. You will soon see these people being celebrated within our school community.
The National Assessment Program-Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) was first undertaken as an online test in Tasmania during 2019. Tasmanian schools will again participate in NAPLAN Online this year. NAPLAN Online provides better assessment and more precise results. The assessments feature a tailored test design where the questions a student receives will depend on their answers to previous questions. NAPLAN testing will be held from the 11 to 21 May 2021. Online testing will be available for each of the NAPLAN year levels (3, 5, 7 and 9). NAPLAN assessments include four components, Writing, Numeracy, Conventions of Language and Reading.
Welcome new staff
EAL Teacher – Tiffany Freeman replaces Ross Eldershaw who has taken up a full-time role with DoE
Prep – Amanda Johnston who transfers to AFPS from Bowen Road Primary
Prep/1 – Charm O'Brien who replaces Claire De Boer who has departed the DoE
Psychologist – Sinead Paine who replaces Aleisha Howlett while on maternity leave
TA – Welcome back Jenna Pelikan from maternity leave
We are delighted to welcome back Jacqui to our school in Term 2 with her new Story Dog “Lola”. This program is highly valued by AFPS and a very therapeutic support for many of our students. Later this Term we will also hold a free clothes day to raise money for Story Dogs so they are able to continue their great service across Tasmania.
ABSENCES / ATTENDANCE
If your child is absent please notify the school office before 9:30am:
- Leave a message on the answering machine 6275 7272
- Speak to the office staff face to face
- Call the office staff 6275 7222
- Email: email@example.com
- Via the web form: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Submit details through the Schoolzine SZapp
We care about your child's safety and will text you if your child is absent unexplained.
KISS & DROP
A friendly reminder that the school 'Kiss & Drop' zone is not for car parking - please do not leave your vehicle unattended in this zone.
CAR PARK SPEED LIMITS
Speed limits throughout the school are restricted to 10km. Please note that regardless of what time of day, if the gates are open there is someone here! Everyone's safety is important.
If you need to collect students throughout the school day for appointments please arrive in time to allow us to locate your child. We do not call to the classroom until you have arrived. This limits interruptions to the class and avoids your child missing out on valuable learning time. Thank you for you co-operation.
END OF DAY MESSAGES
Please notify the school office as early as possible and prior to 2:25pm if you need to get a message to your child/ren for the end of the day. Class notice bags are collected at 2:30pm and passing on messages after 2:30pm becomes quite difficult. We cannot guarantee messages will be received effectively after this time.
UPDATING STUDENT DETAILS
It is vital for the school office to have updated details for all students. In the event of a medical issue or emergency event this information is crucial in the care and response that we provide for your child/children. Please ensure to update information with the office staff as required: emergency contact details, phone numbers, address details and any changes to your childs' medical needs eg. asthma, anaphylaxis.
Commonwealth Student banking is available on Thursdays. Application forms are available from the school office.
CANTEEN & QKR!
Please remember to place your canteen lunch orders through Qkr! prior to the 8:45am deadline.
RETURN OF FORMS
Please return any Validation forms, Parent Information, Computer Agreements, Kinder Health Checks and Major Excursion forms to the school office once completed.
OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOUR CARE & HOLIDAY PROGRAMS
Playtime Sports offer both after school care and school holiday care and operates out of our school gym.
After school care is open every week day from 2:45pm to 6:00pm. School holiday programs operating hours are 7:30am to 6:00pm.
All enquiries to Karen Morgan at Playtime Sports on 0407 199 160.
Some key ordering dates:
All INDIVIDUAL orders must be in by 4:30pm Friday, 14 May.
All FAMILY orders must be in by 4:30pm Wednesday 5 May.
Family Orders will not be allowed after this time. This enables us to produce a family report for you on photo day so you will know which families need photos. Any family who misses the family cutoff but wishes to still have a photo taken will incur a $20 late fee and they will be able to order for this photo through our second chance system. So please remind parents leading up to photo day of these timelines!
By going online, there is no provision of cash. Parents will receive an email confirming their order, so all orders and payments are trackable.
If you would like assistance with this new online ordering system please contact the school office.
SPSSA Northern Suburbs Winter Sports Roster 2021
Games are played at the first named schools (in bold) on the afternoons of the below dates or by other alternative arrangements.
Game 1: Week 1 Term 2
Fri, April 23rd - Postponed until 14 May
Springfield v Glenorchy
Moonah v Goodwood
Windermere v Austins Ferry
Rosetta – BYE
Game 2: Week 3 Term 2
Fri, May 7th
Goodwood v Windermere
Moonah v Rosetta
Austins Ferry v Glenorchy
Springfield – BYE
Game 3: Week 5 Term 2
Fri, May 21st
Rosetta v Windermere
Goodwood v Glenorchy
Austins Ferry v Springfield
Moonah – BYE
Game 4: Week 7 Term 2
Fri, Jun 4th
Glenorchy v Rosetta
Springfield v Goodwood
Windermere v Moonah
Austins Ferry – BYE
Game 5: Week 9 Term 2
Fri, Jun 18th
Rosetta v Austins Ferry
Springfield v Moonah
Glenorchy v Windermere
Goodwood – BYE
Game 6: Week 1 Term 3
Fri, Jul 23rd
Moonah v Austins Ferry
Windermere v Springfield
Goodwood v Rosetta
Glenorchy – BYE
Game 7: Week 3 Term 3
Fri, Aug 6th
Austins Ferry v Goodwood
Glenorchy v Moonah
Rosetta v Springfield
Windermere – BYE
In 1-2 Howell, our class did a tuning in on what we know about ANZAC Day. We gathered our thinking by doing a think, puzzle, explore.
After our tuning in, we listened to two stories, ‘ANZAC Ted’ by Belinda Landsberry and ‘The ANZAC Puppy’ by Peter Millett to explore this further. We decided to make ANZAC Day silhouettes to hang on our classroom windows to commemorate those servicemen and women who fought in war and peacekeeping operations.
1/2 Smith/Parker have had a very busy start to Term 2!
We loved sharing about our holidays and enjoyed a ‘two truths a lie’ style to write about them.
This term we are focusing on narrative writing, place value, fractions, money, problem solving and lots, lots more!
We are also excited to learn and explore about ochre and are looking forward to our excursion to the Sustainability Centre in a few weeks’ time.
Do you have any old mobile phones at home?
We have a MobileMuster collection box in our front office where you can dropoff old phones and chargers to be recycled.
All brands and types of mobile phones can be recycled, plus their batteries, chargers and accessories
MobileMuster is a free mobile phone recycling program that aims to raise awareness and educate the community on repair, reuse and recycling.