The end of Week 9 already!
Le Fevre Peninsula PS has been relatively lucky with minimal impact on learning programmes and disruptions caused by COVID-19. Many schools have had many staff and student illness resulting in compromised learning programmes and staff shortages. We have had a number of days when we have been unable to find relief teachers to cover illness, but our staff have been wonderful in supporting each other. Whilst we endeavour to employ relief teachers when teachers are away, it may not always be possible. At times we may need to join classes together or not provide a specialist subject on a particular day. We are becoming quite adept at being resourceful with our staffing.
Families have been fantastic with keeping sick students home and collecting students from school if they show any signs of illness. Again, thank you for your wonderful support.
Home Lessons Extended
If your child/ren can’t attend school face-to-face due to COVID-19, they can access the suite of learning at home lessons on 'Our Learning SA'.
R-2 students can access 11 weeks of video lessons. Students in years 3 to 10 can access 5 weeks of lessons.
These ready-to-go resources are designed for students to work through independently (without much help from an adult).
Encourage students learning at home to access the lessons on Our Learning SA
We currently have a number of students who have tested positive to COVID.
Le Fevre Peninsula Primary School is following all guidelines, protocols and advice with regard to informing parents should their child be considered a classroom contact.
Only families of children who are considered classroom contacts will be notified.
In circumstances where a child or family member has tested positive but were not attending school during the infectious period, notifications will not be sent to the community.
The school will notify families of classroom contacts via SMS and/or email.
As the parent/guardian, please ensure that your child is well and has no symptoms of COVID-19 (even mild) prior to attend each day.
As outlined in the last newsletter, if you are seeking an Exemption or Withdrawal for your child from NAPLaN this year, please contact the school at your earliest convenience so that we can advise you of your options.
Testing will be in Weeks 3 & 4 of next term.
Site Improvement Plan and Annual Report
The Annual Report and a simplified Site Improvement Plan are both accessible on our website.
Our directions continue to focus on improvement and growth in reading, writing and mathematics.
Governing Council AGM
We had very low numbers attend the Governing Council AGM on Monday night. We understand the impact of COVID-19 has had on these types of events. I was able to present the Annual report, Site Improvement Plan and finance reports to the members who attended. We have 2 vacancies that are required to be filled. If you are interested in being a member of the Governing Council for 2022, please let me know asap. The Governing Council meet twice per term. Our next meeting will be on Monday 11th April via Webex @ 6pm.
Picking Students up Early
A reminder that it is school policy when picking up a student early to come through the Front Office and sign the student out. It is preferable that prior arrangements are made with the class teacher.
COVID-19 has had a huge impact on school sport. Unfortunately we did not have enough players to create a cricket team this term and school basketball has been postponed until Term 2.
We were lucky enough send a team to the Port SAPSASA athletics carnival on Tuesday. It was pleasing to see the students demonstrate our values of Respect, Responsibility and Effort. Thank you to Mr Staker and Mr Fisher for selecting and supervising the students.
Congratulations to Sasha, Alice and Connor F-S who have been selected in the Port SAPSASA softball teams. Oscar D and Clay have been selected in the Western SAPSASA softball teams. They will participate in the State Championships on 11th April – 13th April.
Mobile phone use for primary school students
The Department’s position is that primary aged students cannot use their mobile phones and personal devices at school during school hours and on school property. The Department and the school recognise that there are legitimate reasons for students to bring a mobile phone or personal device to school. This may include:
- to ensure their safety while travelling
- so that parents can contact them outside of school hours.
During the school day students are not permitted to access or use their mobile phones or other personal devices. Students must switch off or mute their devices before storing them at the beginning of the school day. They will not be able to access their device until the end of the school day.
Storage of personal devices
Mobile phones and personal devices must either be kept in students bags or given to the teacher to be stored in a secured location until the end of the day.
Enjoy the weekend!
On Tuesday week 9, a team of twenty four year 4/5/6 students competed at the Port SAPSASA Athletics day. The day included a variety of track and field events, with many students competing in several categories. They all represented the school incredibly well with some particularly outstanding results individually and as a team.
Athletics day is held every year for students from 10 years and older and those who perform well enough will be selected to represent Port SAPSASA at the State Athletics day. I would like to make a special mention to a couple of students who performed at a very high level; Matilda Hodgetts came first in high jump and the under 12 boys won the 4x100m relay. Efforts and behaviour across the entire day were fantastic, with many students finishing in the top 3 or 4 of their events.
G’Day, LPPS community.
What a term so far!
As we lead into Easter I wanted to give you a few updates of what is happening, ‘Wellbeing’ Wise.
We are finalising our numbers for Children’s University this week and we are pleased to have some new students join this international program that fosters and affirms ‘lifelong learning’.
I will be meeting with them soon and know some are already collecting their hours in their learning passports.
In the last 2 weeks we had a class by class focus on the ‘National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence’ as well as celebrating Harmony Week. The students have been focusing on getting along with each other, inclusion, being kind and making promises to create a safe emotional and physical community for everyone. We took a photo in a ‘Harmony Photo Frame’, of each class and then had them combined into a large eye-catching banner. It looks fabulous and as with last years’ banner we plan to erect it on one of the gym walls to create an ongoing theme of our school stands for harmony, and against bullying each and every day.
We are committed as a school to practising ‘Interoception’ in every one of our learning spaces every day and the students are learning about their body’s signals through the different activities that are chosen.
Our school has chosen to create a safe and powerful learning culture through teaching the ‘You Can Do It’ framework every week to every class. This exceptional and cognitively based social emotional program really assists the students in challenging any negative mindsets and replacing them with positive, empowering ones. This along with the Berry Street Educational Model approach of ‘Morning Circles’ and ‘Ready to Learn’ processes are proving to be very beneficial to our community’s emotional and therefore educational health.
Breakfast Club continues to be offered every school day through the tireless efforts of Wendy and Dot who volunteer their time to make sure many of our children have a full stomach to start the day.
Let’s me finish by wishing everyone a safe Easter Break and may your family traditions and or celebrations be special.
Till next time,
This term, Room 14 have been putting their scientist hats on and investigating insects and their features. We have discussed different types of insects and the features they have that make them unique. These include wings, antlers, legs, eyes and stingers. In order to make connections between our classroom activities and the world around us, we decided to go on an insect hunt. We got into small groups, collected our magnifying glasses, clip boards and magnifying cups, and set off to the garden.
The students were to find insects, catch them, draw them, and describe them using their features. We found all sorts of creatures including millipedes, bees, beetles, earwigs and even some friendly spiders. We were careful when handling the insects as we wanted to protect and care for them. Once we had a good look at their features and put them back in their natural habitat, we headed back inside to share our findings.
We loved being scientists and not only that, but it was also lots of fun moving the classroom from indoors to outdoors!
Our Aboriginal Students have been lucky enough to be involved in a 4 week cricket program this Term, run by SACA. The students are involved in various activities learning new skills for one hour each Monday. We are very grateful for this opportunity for our Aboriginal students.
Oceanview College Principal Tour
North West Soccer
North West Junior Soccer Association is looking for new faces to join our referee team. Referee meetings are held only on Monday nights, 6:30 to 7:30pm at the Findon Community Centre on Findon Road Findon some Mondays could be held at Jubilee Reserve corner Hawkesbury Way & Bartley Tce West Lakes. Need to be 12 years and older, no experience necessary, available Saturdays through Term 2 and 3 between 8am and 2pm. Call Tony on 0418814524 or email email@example.com
2022 April School Holiday Clinics & Talent Identification Camps
Group 4 - 5, 6, 7 and 8 years old
Group 3 - 8, 9, 10 and 11 years old
Group 2 - 11, 12, 13 and 14 years old
Group 1 - 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 years old
Talent Identification Camp - 13, 14, 15 and 16 years old
Tuesday 19th (EASTERN FLEURIEU SCHOO) Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4
Wednesday 20th (MT LOFTY) Groups 3 and 4
Thursday 21st (LIGHTSVIEW) Talent Identification Camp
Friday 22nd (BRIGHTON) Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4
Tuesday 26th (MAWSON LAKES BEACH) Groups 3 and 4
Wednesday 27th (BRIGHTON) Talent Identification Camp
Thursday 28th (MAWSON LAKES BEACH) Groups 1 and 2
Friday 29th (HENLEY) Groups 3 and 4
Full day clinic: $70.00pp
Half day clinic: $40.00pp
Talent Identification Camp Cost
Half day camp: $50.00pp
Females- Morning 9AM-12PM
Males- Afternoon 12PM-3PM
Volleyball SA Academy Program is running a Talent Identification Camp in the April School Holidays!
The camp coaches will focus on teaching Spiking in-depth covering footwork, timing, and arm swings with the aim to generate more power.
If you are keen for this knowledge, view yourself as athletic, nominate asap to attend these camps as only 36 positions will be accepted!
NOMINATIONS OPEN 24 MARCH 2022!