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THE RAPID

Rapid Bay Primary School Newsletter

WEEK 7 TERM 1 ISSUE 319 March 11th 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

March

Fri 12th March
6/7 Aquatics

Wk 8
Harmony Week
Parent Interviews

April

Fri 2nd April
Good Friday
Mon 5th April
Easter Monday
Wk 11 Tues 6th - Fri 9th
Swimming R-6
Dear Rapid Bay families,
Wow, I can’t believe we are in Week 7 already! The term is flying by.
It continues to be a very busy time at school with many events and activities planned for the remainder of the term.

SAPSASA Swimming
I was lucky enough to attend the SAPSASA swimming carnival at Strathalbyn last week. Our team of Miller, Willow and Kooper competed admirably in their events. So much so, that we actually won the Handicap Shield! Congratulations to the students for all giving their personal best.

Pottery Exhibition
We are really excited about the upcoming pottery exhibition and auction taking place during the Fleurieu Festival. Students will be working with Claire McKee to complete the unfinished works of renowned late artist Mark Pearse. Please see the flyer in the newsletter for information on the event. I can’t thank Claire enough for her hard work, energy and organisation of the project. It is such an awesome opportunity for our students as well as a fundraising opportunity for the school. Thanks Claire!

Year 7 to HS Exemption
As you would be aware, from 2022 Year 7 students will be moving to high school.
Rapid Bay has received an exemption, meaning students completing Year 7 in 2022-2024 can apply to stay at a Rapid Bay for Year 7. If you wish your child to remain at Rapid Bay to complete Year 7 in 2022, please contact me via written response so I can begin the exemption process. The deadline for the process is the end of Term 1. Please contact me ASAP if you would like to apply for this exemption.

New Flags
Our school captains, Lilly Rose and Kooper, wrote to Rebekah Sharkey recently to request new flags for the school, as they had noticed the old ones looking a bit tired and faded. The new flags are on the way and we look forward to displaying them proudly.

Aquatics
Our catch-up day for Year 6/7 Aquatics is tomorrow Friday 12th March. The plan is to head to Middleton for surfing and body boarding. Students will be transported again in cars with myself, Bailee and Gina.

Swimming
Swimming lessons will take place at Noarlunga Leisure Centre in Week 11. Due to the change in venue, we will need to charge a fee of $50 per student to cover the bus and a small fee for the swimming lessons. Notes will go home this week.

Student Free Day
The staff had a busy day of training on Tuesday. We had a visit from Aaron Harrison form the PEPL project. He talked about the benefits of coordination skills and physical activity and how they can actually help improve literacy outcomes for our students. The staff will be working with Aaron this year to put the theory into practice with our students.
Staff also worked on moderating student writing using the Brightpath scale.

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WORLD'S GREATEST SHAVE

Jasmine Huie, is taking part in the World’s Greatest Shave to raise money. Jasmine’s hair is going to be made in to wigs for people who have lost their hair after undergoing treatment. We are so proud of Jasmine for taking part in such a great cause. If you wish to donate, please head over to our social media page and follow the link.

Jasmine’s Story
Hi, my name is Jasmine and I’m 10 years old. I am taking part in the World’s Greatest Shave to raise money to help families and cutting my long hair to donate to make wigs for adults and kids who have lost their hair to life saving treatment.
I also have a close friend who was diagnosed with Leukaemia when she was 3 years old and I’m so grateful she beat it but she inspired me to want to do something to help.
I would really appreciate if you could donate and help me get to my goal of $500

Please sponsor me to give families facing blood cancer the emotional and practical support they need. You'll also fund vital research to help more people survive blood cancers, while improving their quality of life.

Every day another 47 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer. That's one Aussie every 31 minutes. Although research is improving survival, sadly an Australian loses their life to blood cancer every two hours.
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