As we reach the halfway point of Term 3 our new values focus has been developed by staff linked with recent behavioural data. During Meet and Greets, values lessons and general class activities we will focus on Growth and use the catch phrase – “Reset – Ready to Learn”
University Teacher Partnership
Over the past couple of weeks, we have welcomed several University students into our classrooms as part of education degrees. We really value these experiences that provide our students with extra support and is an opportunity for our highly accomplished teachers to pass on their knowledge and experience.
Prep Dillon – Maggie Florence
1-2 Smith/Parker – Leah Dillon
5/6 Jackson – Audrey Peterson
5/6 Lewinski – Timothy Parrot
5/6 Slater – Luke Backhouse
Mr Nicholas – Sean Ryan (Principal Shadow Program)
Winter Sports Carnival
Yesterday we had many Year 5/6 students who competed in the Southern Primary Schools Sports Carnival. Our students represented the school in a variety of sports which included AFLW, Soccer, Netball and AFL. Mr Bailey was able to visit all of the sites and witness some great performances by AFPS students.
Book Week Celebrations
I would like to thank our wonderful staff for their enthusiasm and support to encourage the love of reading during Book Week. Mrs Johnson and Mrs Button have developed many resources and activities ready to celebrate book week including our parade which was supported so well by students with the help of families to come up with costumes to link with book characters.
Year 4-6 Student Survey
Our Year 4-6 students have commenced the wellbeing survey this week. The survey results will help our school to understand the wellbeing needs of students and for the Department of Education to support these needs. The survey will be open from 23 August to 17 September. The survey will provide valuable data on the wellbeing of students’ and identify key issues that may need addressing (eg belonging; connectedness to school).
Our school parent survey is now available and ready for completion by community members. Relevant information has now been sent to families, we encourage you to complete the survey which will inform our school planning and decision making in the future.
Each year the Department of Education conducts School Satisfaction Surveys in Tasmanian Government schools, to gain feedback on what you think our schools do well and where you think we may improve.
We encourage you to complete the survey about Austins Ferry Primary School. Your feedback is very important to help us inform our school planning and decision making.
You can complete the online survey at any time until Friday 17 September 2021.
Survey link: https://ncv.microsoft.com/mKEr2FabWx
All responses are anonymous and confidential with the survey carried out on a secure website.
Feedback is only accessible to the school principal and teachers and relevant Department of Education staff, in online summary report formats with no individuals or families identifiable.
For any assistance, please contact Education Performance and Review by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If required, school laptops will be available onsite for parent/carers to complete the survey.
Thank you for taking the time to fill in this survey.
Do you have a child born in 2017?
Pre-Kinder sessions will commence on Friday 15 October 2021 for 8 weeks until Friday 3 December 2021 for children eligible to attend Kindergarten in 2022 and reside in our in-take area.
Sessions will be held in the Early Learning Centre from 9:00am to 10:00am and will be led by our Kindergarten Teachers, Anita Clifton, Ipshita Nair and Riki Duncan.
Please enrol your child/children today!
Enrolment forms for Kindergarten in 2022 are now available from:
- The school office
- School website
- Launching into Learning sessions
Please return your completed enrolment forms to the school office as soon as possible with the following information:
- Student identity
- Parent/guardian identity
- Student residential address
- Immunisation records
Please contact the school office for enquiries or assistance on 6275 7222
Parents and carers are welcome to visit the Book Fair which will be open for purchases at the following times on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 August:
- Before school: - 8:30am to 8:50am
- Recess: - 11:05am to 11:30am
- Lunch: - 1:00pm to 1:30pm
- Afternoon session: - 2:30pm to 3:10pm
Please note that the Book Fair is being held in the Blue Pod Flexible Learning Spcae GLA4. There are signs on display around the school but please speak to office staff or duty staff if you are unable to find your way.
Gifts from 50 cents to $6.00
Thursday 2 September 2021
Classes will visit the stall with their teacher.
Please send your child’s money in a named and sealed envelope.
Friday 3 September 2021
The stall will be open for class visits and for students
who were absent or forgot to bring money on Thursday.
(Find us in the Flexible Learning Space – Blue Pod GLA4)
Monday 23 -
Friday 27 August
Book Week including School Association Book Fair
Monday 23 August - Friday 17 September
Thursday 26 August
Assembly Years 3-6
Monday 30 August - Friday 10 September
Swimming and Water Safety Years 3-6
Thursday 2 -
Friday 3 September
Fathers Day Stall
Thursday 9 September
Assembly Years K-2
Thursday 16 September
Tuesday 21 September
3-6 Swimming trials (selected students)
Thursday 23 September
Footy Colours Day
Thursday 23 September
Whole School Assembly (Students Only)
Friday 24 September
Last day of Term
What a great start we have had to Term 3.
We all enjoyed meeting the animals at the Sorell Farm and playing at Sandown Park with Prep B.
We have been busy exploring numbers and doing lots of wondering and noticing around Literacy and Science.
This term, for our Asian Inquiry, we have been investigating Japan. We had a visit from Ayako to our class, she told us all about Japan and what it was like going to primary school in Japan. Ayako also wrote our names in Japanese, it looks very different from English.
We have also made origami boxes, fish kites, and fans.
In Prep Dillon we have made a wonderful start to Term 3!
At the start of the Term we went on an excursion to Sorell School Farm and Simmons Park. We got to participate in lots of activities where we learnt about the animals and how to care for them.
As a class we have been reading and listening to novels by Roald Dahl. We have been using our imaginations to picture what the characters are like and events that happen. We have also been having fun role playing some of the stories. Our favourite has been making our own George’s Marvellous Medicine!
In mathematics we have been focusing on the language used in maths. We have been learning the language used in worded problems to help us when we problem solve. We have used new strategies to show our thinking like drawing pictures and using counters.
The following students have reached the 50 Club.
The following students have reached the 75 Club.
Madeleine Nichols Amali Tonks
The following students have reached the 150 Club.
The following students have reached the 175 Club
As part of the Music Program at Austins Ferry Primary School, instrumental lessons in guitar, bass, piano and drums as well as vocals are available with Mr Curley before school and during recess and lunch breaks.
Senior students who participate in these lessons are also invited to join the Rock Band program.
Parents and students can check the timetable on the GP room door for session times, alternatively families can call the school and ask for Mr Curley.