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Rapid Bay Primary School Newsletter

WEEK 5 TERM 2 ISSUE 293 MAY 30th 2019

Essington Lewis Drive
School No: 0650

Phone: 8598 4062
Mobile: 0447 715 103
Fax: 8598 4116


Jenna McArdle



Week 6 Thurs 6th
Assembly 9.30am

Week 7 Mon 10th
Public Holiday

Week 8 Mon 17th
Governing Council

Dear Rapid Bay family,
Week 5!
We have enjoyed another amazing week at Rapid Bay Primary School. The students have been busy building forts, tepees, practising their kicking skills, and playing whole school games, making the most of this autumn weather before the cold kicks in.
Unfortunately the SAPSASA netball and football carnival was cancelled this week due to the weather. We are waiting to find out if this will be rescheduled. Trials still took place on Wednesday afternoon and we wish students involved all the best.
Bitterbush Plant
Last Friday we were fortunate enough to have a visit from Carolyn Schultz a visiting research fellow from University of Adelaide and chair of the Cape Jervis Coastal Community Group. Carolyn donated 6 bitter bush (Adriana quadripartita) plants, which is the host of the Bitterbush Blue butterfly, to the school. The plant is a medium sized shrub 1-2 m tall and wide. The upper primary students will be organising the planting and it has given them the opportunity to research and find the best position in the hope to bring more blue butterflies to our area. We would like to say a huge thank you to Cape Jervis Community Group for this kind donation.
Tour de Cure
Rapid Bay was beyond excited to welcome Tour de Cure to our school last Friday. Tour de Cure is driven by passionate cyclists that take on challenging and inspirational tours and events across Australia. They raise money to fund research, scientists and ground-breaking projects that will have the biggest impact on cancer. Tour de Cure fundraising progress has hit 10.5m with their dream to significantly contribute to cancer research, support and prevention breakthroughs by 2020.
Empowering Students With Effective Writing Skills
One of our focuses this year is developing and further extending our students skills in writing. Teachers are participating in Professional Development and ongoing sharing of practice to improve writing skills in all students at our school. One of these areas for development is being trained in the Brightpath software which allows us to track student growth over time and guide our students in setting writing goals. Brightpath is based on over a decade of pioneering research at the University of Western Australia and we look forward to digging deeper it to what this has to offer our staff and students.
Jen McArdle

Congratulations to Miller and Monique who competed in the State Athletics Championships at SANTOS Stadium.
FREE Autism Diagnostics
Adelaide Paediatrics at Bedford Park are performing FREE diagnosis assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder for holders of a health care card– (thanks to a grant/funding); for people living within the Southern Region.

A GP/Doctors Referral is needed. Your GP will address the referral to PHN ASD assessment team (a form can be downloaded from Adelaide Paediatrics Web Page ‘PHN Paediatric Partnership’)

For further information or to make a booking, please contact – ‘Adelaide Paediatrics’ @ Bedford Park Office on 08 7123 0820.
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