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THE RAPID

Rapid Bay Primary School Newsletter

WEEK 7 TERM 3 ISSUE 312 SEPTEMBER 3rd 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




SEPTEMBER

Week 8 Thurs 10th
School Photos

Week 9 Mon 14th
Premier's Reading Challenge finishes

Week 9 16th, 17th, 18th
Mylor Camp

Week 10 Fri 25th
Sports Day
Last day of term 3
Finish one hour earlier

Dear Rapid Bay families,
We are now officially in spring, what a crazy year it has been. As usual, school life continues to be busy with many events on the calendar. I would like to thank all parents/carers who helped organise dress ups for their children for our Book Week celebrations last week. The students (and staff) had a blast dressing up and it was a great way to celebrate and promote a love of reading.

Fence Update
Work is currently being undertaken on the school fence that runs alongside neighbouring houses. At this stage we have been given a timeline of approximately two weeks.

Upper Primary Class
As you may be aware, Jess Hilton has taken leave until the end of the term. The class is being shared between myself and Mel Dimond. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting back into the classroom and working with our wonderful UP students.

Tables/3D Printer
We have been fortunate enough to receive 22 tables from another school. This has allowed us to upgrade in the art room and our classrooms.
We also gratefully received a 3D printer that Zoe has set up. It will be awesome to see the possibilities for our students using this technology.

PAT Testing
Our Year 3-7 students are undertaking the PAT Reading and Maths testing in the upcoming weeks. These tests provide staff with valuable data and allow them to identify areas to focus on for their future teaching.

Camp Countdown
A friendly reminder that camp is drawing closer and that payment is due this Friday. Please contact the school if you are having any difficulties paying or have any queries. I know staff and students are very excited about the fantastic activity on offer at Mylor.

Snake Catchers
Snake Catchers of Adelaide came to visit us today and gave a presentation about safety and awareness. They brought along venomous snakes for students to view. This is very timely as we enter spring and snake season and our staff and students found the session very valuable.

School Values - P is for Passion
At Rapid Bay we want our students to be passionate learners. We want them to have a strong powerful feeling about what they are learning and a fierce desire to acquire knowledge and improve their skills.

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Harriet Tubman

NEWS FROM GOVERNING COUNCIL


Rapid Bay Primary School’s Governing Council met on Tuesday, 4 August 2020 “On Site” with “Social Distancing” and starting at 7 pm. Rapid Bay Primary School has had an ICT (Information and Communication Technology) [Capability] audit and some recommendations have been made. In the interest of being “COVID-19 Ready” the School is looking at going ahead with a Sports Day but having no parents or other invitees attend in person. Similarly - the School is committed to having an Open Day with events and stalls but perhaps “Live Stream” the event and have no other attendance other than Students and Staff. The School also wants to go ahead with Transition but it has been acknowledged that this may need to be scaled down. 8 new students are so far confirmed for 2021. Keys to the School have been upgraded as a matter of security. The fence on the boundary facing the sea has a new Project Manager and is due to be upgraded in the upcoming School Holidays (September/October 2020). The Bus Subcommittee was action-ed to meet to further discuss fundraising including On-line options. The aim for the School’s Play Ground is to upgrade with a “whole of Grounds” approach and write an application for a Grant. Such an Application requires a “Project”, a name and a “narrative”. NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) is planned to be all On-line next year (2021) and trials are due to begin in Term 4 (2020). So far it is unclear which children will be involved (those due to have done NAPLAN this year [2020] or those due to take the Assessment next year [2021]). The Governing Council is due to meet again on Tuesday, 1 September 2020 at 7:00 pm via “Zoom” in order to be “COVID-19 Safe”.

Victoria Wetherby (Governing Council Chairperson)

MAYOR'S SHORT STORY COMPETITION

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Koop, Royce
Kooper was very successful in the Mayor's Short Story Competition as overall winner and winner of the year 5-7 category. He was presented with a cheque for $100 by Deputy Mayor Simon Rothwell and $1000 for the school. Royce received a certificate for being short listed in the year 5-7 category. Congratulations boys!
Aspire

ASPIRE AWARD WINNERS

Rhys, Georgie, Lilly-Rose, Hannah, Emma, Emily, Taj

SNAKE AWARENESS DEMONSTRATION

SNAKE 2
SNAKE1

3D PRINTER

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ART ROOM UPDATE

art room

BOOK WEEK

dance
group
grop
msp
whats on
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