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THE RAPID

Rapid Bay Primary School Newsletter

WEEK 3 TERM 3 ISSUE 297 AUGUST 8th 2019


Address:
Essington Lewis Drive
RAPID BAY SA 5204
School No: 0650

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

Email:
dl.0650_info@schools.sa.edu.au
Website:
www.rapidbayps.sa.edu.au

Principal
Jenna McArdle

DIARY DATES

AUGUST

Week 4
Tues Sep 2nd Wingfield
Excursion

Week 5 Book Week

Week 7
Mon Sept 2nd Pupil Free Day

Week 8
Mon Sept 9th Governing Council
Thurs Sep 12th School Photos

Week 10
Sept 25-27 Camp


Dear Parents/Carers,
It has been awesome to see so many students wearing the new uniforms, they certainly look smart and are a reflection of pride in our school. Feedback from students, parents and the wider community has been overwhelmingly positive. Stay tuned for information on future orders. It would be fantastic to see all students in the new uniform in the near future. We do have some spare school inform items available. Key Tip - to prolong the life of polo shirts, please do not use fabric softener.


Polo
Dress
Jumper
6
1
1
2
8
3
2
1
10
3
2
1
12



14
6

3
16
1


Camp

Our annual camp is fast approaching. As outlined in the letter, there will be a cost of $80 per student. Payment plans will be available. This is a heavily subsidised price, thanks again to the generosity of RATCH Australia (Starfish Wind Farms). Without their sponsorship, the camp fees would be far higher.

Play is the Way

Some of our staff attended the training in Week 1. Play is the Way is a programme aimed at developing social and emotional skills. The great thing about this programme is that the students learn these skills through a range of engaging and enjoyable games. Our focus so far has been on exposing the students to the language of Play is the Way. In time, all classes will regularly participate in the games and activities and the programme will be the backbone of our behaviour management policy. For more information visit www.playistheway.com.au.

Regards,

Jen
Dear Me,
Every year I run a number of friendship groups and activities which are designed to help children build strong friendships. The first friendship I focus on is the one which makes all other friendships possible, and successful, for your whole life long. You need to be friends with yourself before you can be friends with others.
So what does being friends with yourself look like? It starts with finding things you like about yourself. Perhaps you are kind to animals, love playing sport, like spending time with your grandparents or like playing marbles. You also need to look for things you like about your physical self. It would be great if we could all, like a little girl in a group recently, say “I like all of me!” but even if you can like a small part of yourself, like your ears or hair colour, that is a start.
Then we need to think about what we do for our friends.
Try these ideas:
- give them something good to eat; give yourself something good to eat,
- go for a walk together; take yourself for a walk
- make them laugh; make yourself laugh!
If we can all start with ourselves, being better friends to ourselves by being proud when we complete some good work, telling ourselves that “You can do this” when we have to do something hard and listening to our physical body so that we can rest, eat and play when our body needs it, then we will not only like ourselves more but we will be in good shape to be a great friend to others too!
Gina
Jump Rope
Tennis
Hor Shots
Bushfire
PP
DADS
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