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Rapid Bay Primary School Newsletter

Week 7 - Term 4 - Issue 330 - November 25th 2021

Essington Lewis Drive
School No: 0650

Phone: 8598 4062
Mobile: 0447 715 103


Jenna McArdle

Dear Rapid Bay families,

I can’t believe there are only two weeks of school left for the year! The year has flown by, but we have an action packed last fortnight to end the year with a bang!

We’ve been fortunate to be part of the physical education, physical literacy project this year. Next Wednesday we will have our final session and end of year celebration with a whole school fitness session. We have already started planning for 2022, we have many exciting activities planned to continue the work started!

End of Year Play/Carols
Staff and students have been working hard to prepare for our end of year concert. This will be held Wednesday the 8th of 2021. Our plan is to hold it outside in front of the mural. Currently, families will be welcome, with social distancing and check in by QR code. This is obviously subject to change if the Covid situation changes, we will keep you updated. We will also record the performance for those who can’t make it on the night.

Sleep over
Middle and Upper Primary classes will be holding a sleepover before the end of term. More details to follow.

End of year - Games to you
We have been lucky enough to book Games to You for our last day celebration. Activities will include hamster wheel, game station, laser tag and giant yard games. It will be an exciting and fun filled way to celebrate the end of another awesome year at RBPS!

End of year reports will be sent home with students Wednesday of Week 9.

COVID19 Update
On November 16, the Commissioner of Police, acting in his role as the State Coordinator responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, announced the Emergency Management (Education and Early Childhood Settings Vaccination) (COVID-19) Direction 2021.
Under this Direction, COVID-19 vaccinations will be mandatory for all people who work or volunteer at our School, except those who have a medical exemption endorsed by the Chief Public Health Officer. This includes:

  • All of our staff and contractors
  • Anyone who visits our schools/preschool/children’s centre for work purposes
  • Our Governing Council members
  • All volunteers and parent helpers (people who assist with reading, camps, excursions, canteen, fundraising etc).
Under this Direction, all of the above-mentioned people must receive at least 1 dose of a Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) approved COVID-19 vaccination and a booking to receive a second dose by 11.59pm on 10 December 2021, which is the last day of term.
The Direction does not apply to students, parents dropping off or picking up children, attending parent teacher interviews, events or similar, as long as they are not working or volunteering at the event and COVID safe measures are followed.
More information about the Direction is available on The Department for Education website: education.sa.gov.au

Our number one priority is providing a safe environment for our students and for our staff, and this new measure aims to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Have a great end of the week everyone!

The Resilience Project
We have been lucky enough to be partnered with Hugh from The Resilience Project, thanks to the very generous sponsorship from Coles. This is an excerpt from their website. We can’t wait to work with Hugh and his team next year!

“We share emotionally engaging stories with hundreds of schools, workplaces and communities to help make the topic of mental health more accessible. The research is clear; the more positive emotion you experience, the more resilient you will be. For that reason we focus on three key pillars proven to cultivate positive emotion; Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness (GEM). Our programs also have a strong focus on Connection, Purpose, Kindness, Emotional Literacy and Physical Health. Partnership Schools experience all the GEM journey has to offer, embedding The Resilience Project’s wellbeing curriculum across the whole school community.”

Teachers, students, parents and carers all receive tailored presentations that teach the GEM principles, and inspire regular practise. To support long term change and embed mental health strategies, Partnership Schools deliver a year-long curriculum, mapped to Australian Curriculum Framework.

This curriculum includes teacher resources, student journals, access to an online teaching hub, parent presentations and exclusive content released throughout the year.


The school newsletter will be published in

weeks 1,4,7 and 10 of term on the RBPS website and Skool Loop.

Notice of Materials and Services Charges for 2022

The materials and services charges for 2022 will be presented at the next Governing Council meeting (Friday 3rd December) for approval. All parents/guardians are invited along to this meeting to provide feedback.
Please be advised that as the fee is equal to the base amount prescribed by the Department for Education, a poll is not required.
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For your information

Squid Games

Dear Parents/caregivers

Some of you may be aware of the Netflix series Squid Games.

Squid Games is a South Korean Netflix series where characters compete in well-known children’s games with sometimes extreme and violent outcomes. There are reports that children have been acting out these games in the school yard and on Social Media platforms.

The series is rated MA 15+ in Australia. Under the government’s classifications and advisory category, children under the age of 15 may not legally watch, buy or hire MA 15+ rated material unless they are in the company of a parent or adult guardian.
If your child/ren have not seen the series it is possible they have seen aspects of it on social media. If they have seen the series or aspects of it, we encourage you to monitor their reactions and engage in open and honest conversations about the content and their online activity.

If this series has triggered any concerns for your child/ren, the following supports are available:
Kids helpline: 1800 55 1800
Lifeline: 13 11 14

If you have any questions about the information above, please get in touch.



Please contact the school and we will pass your details on to the Area Manager.
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