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THE RAPID

Rapid Bay Primary School Newsletter

WEEK 3 TERM 2 ISSUE 322 May 13th 2021


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




May
Tues 11th-21st NAPLAN
Fri 14th Story Time
Wed 19th National
Simultaneous Story Time
Fri 21st Tree Planting
Story Time
Week 5 Mural
Reconciliation Week
Fri 28th Story Time
Mon 31st Reconciliation Day

June
Fri 4th Little Bang
Fri 11th Little Bang
Mon 14th Public Holiday
Tues 15th Student Free Day
Fri 18th Little Bang
Fri 25th Little Bang

July
2nd Story Time
Last Day of Term 2


Dear Rapid Bay families,

It has been a typically busy beginning to the term. We are underway with NAPLAN testing and this will continue over next week as well. Early indications are that students have felt comfortable with the testing and have given the assessment their best shot. We look forward to receiving the results and using the information to further improve learning outcomes for the students. As already discussed, it is important to remember NAPLAN is just one form of assessment and one piece of big picture of student assessment, not the be all and end all.

Due to the increase of student’s toasties, we have had to make the decision to have set days for each class to have the opportunity to toast their sandwich. Upper Primary will be able to have toasties on Monday and Fridays, Junior Primary on Wednesdays and Middle Primary on Tuesdays.

In Week 5, artist Austin Nitsua will visit the school and complete a mural on the wall of the library/admin building. Austin is currently finalising his design, having consulted with students, staff and Governing Council. We cannot wait to meet with Austin and to see the mural unfold.

Congratulations to Dom, Miller, Kooper and Logan on being selected to represent Yankalilla AS/Rapid Bay PS in last week’s SAPSASA football carnival at Encounter Bay. Unfortunately, Logan was injured and couldn’t participate in the carnival. The team won the Division 2 shield and were competitive in most matches. Well done boys.

We were privileged to attend the flagpole ceremony and book launch last Thursday at Delamere Store. Students were respectful and well behaved and represented the school with pride. It is important for them to be part of community events such as this.
Also last Thursday, the UP class was fortunate enough to have federal MP Rebekha Sharkie visit their class and teach a Civics and Citizenship lesson on parliament. The students enjoyed the lesson and were engaged and enthusiastic learners and asked many excellent questions. It was a great experience for the class and we thank Rebekha for taking time out of her busy schedule.

Our school captains have started their lunchtime cooking and gardening groups. These will run each Tuesday and Thursday and all students will have the opportunity to put their names down to join an activity. It has been great to see the leadership from Lilly-Rose and Kooper, especially their work with our younger students.

Kind regards,

Jen

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