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THE RAPID

Rapid Bay Primary School Newsletter

WEEK 7 TERM 2 ISSUE 308 June 11th 2020


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

JUNE

Tues 16th Governing Council

Week 8 Refugee Week

Week 9 Parent/Teacher Conversations

News
Wow, can you believe it is Week 7 already? I hope you enjoyed some quality time with your family over the long weekend. As we approach the latter stages of Term 2, it is relieving for us to have all of our students at school and able to access face to face learning.
While it has been a challenging time for teachers and SSOs to provide for the various combinations of students learning at home, and those at school, we also acknowledge how difficult it was for you at home.
Families are dealing with many challenges and uncertainties. We appreciate the efforts that you have made to support your child/ren with their learning and to provide a secure environment for them in times that were potentially anxiety ridden for you.
We are so grateful to our wonderful local community for the fantastic support that has been offered to our school during these trying times. We have received a multitude of offers, kind words and messages of support. We are truly humbled and appreciative. It is a blessing to be part of such a kind and compassionate community. We are all in this together.
While we welcome the easing of restrictions and are grateful to be in South Australia, which is in such a positive place regarding COVID-19, we are also aware that the pandemic is not over and that we are all still managing a situation that could change at any time.
Although restrictions have eased considerably there are still many precautions in place at school:
  • Additional hand washing and sanitising of surfaces.
  • Parents asked to spend minimal time on school site.
  • Limited face to face meetings – unless deemed necessary.
  • Minimising the number of private service providers on site.
  • Sending students and staff home if they have cold and flu symptoms.
We thank you for your support and understanding as we continue to provide a safe and engaging learning environment for your children.
Reports/Interviews
Your child’s report will be available at Parent Interviews during Week 9. Appointments will be made through the Skool Loop app. A letter will be sent home this week outlining the process. It is an excellent opportunity for you to meet with your child’s teacher, face to face or over the phone, to discuss your child’s report and progress this semester.
Reconciliation Week
We celebrated Reconciliation Week last week. Students and staff participated in a range of activities designed to increase our students’ awareness of Indigenous culture and the concept of reconciliation. It was fantastic to see the children so engaged in the activities and also the level of discussion in the yard with regards to Reconciliation Week and how we can play a part in shaping a future of respect and acceptance. A huge thanks to our pre-service teacher, Bailee Holmes, for taking the lead and organising activities for our students.
Notices on Skool Loop
  • School Dentist reminder – Last week we sent out consent forms for free dental check-ups that will be available at school. If you would like to access this free service, please fill out paperwork sent home with your child. If you have not received this information, please contact the school.
  • Covid – 19 Update
Aspire Awards
Harrison knowing all the Jolly Phonics sounds.
Finn for sharing his extensive general knowledge in STEAM.
Kole for bringing enthusiasm, new ideas and creativity to STEAM lessons.
Lilly C for helping clean up the school during break time.
Taj for innovative marble run design.
Dale for innovative problem solving and task designing in STEAM.
Lilly Rose for being consistent in her positive approach to learning.
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