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Rapid Bay Primary School Newsletter
We acknowledge that we meet today on Kaurna Country. We would like to thank the Traditional Custodians of this land and recognise their continued connection to Country. We thank Elders past, present and emerging for sharing this land for us to learn on. We thank the Traditional Custodians for caring and looking after this land for thousands of generations. We will contribute to caring for this land for many years to comeand recognise that this always was and always will be Aboriginal land.

Week 7 - Term 1 - Issue 333 - March 17th 2022

Essington Lewis Drive
School No: 0650

Phone: 8598 4062
Mobile: 0447 715 103


Jenna McArdle

Week 8

SAPOL Crime Prevention ThinkUKnow Cyber Safety
Tuesday 22nd March

Wear It Orange Day
Wednesday 23rd March

NAPLAN Coordinated Practice Test
Thursday 24th March

Southern Fleurieu Swimming Carnival 10-12yrs
Thursday 24th March

HyperGym - Gymnastics Clinic
Thursday 24th - Friday 25th March

Week 9

Southern Fleurieu Girls Football Carnival
Wednesday 30th March

RSPCA Aware Incursion for JP
Friday 1st April

Week 10

Family Night
Wednesday 6th April

Week 11

Casual Clothes Day Fundraising 5CY Pink Boys Blue Girls
Wednesday 13th April

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.

Harmony Week
Harmony Week is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community. Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world and we should celebrate this and work to maintain it. The message of Harmony Week is everyone belongs. It is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values. Schools have always been Harmony Week’s greatest supporters.

On Wednesday 23rd March SRC have organised a ‘wear it’ orange day to celebrate Harmony Week. We encourage all students to wear something orange on the day. Our Sports and School captains are organising sports games and cooking activities from different parts of the world for the students to enjoy across the week. Classes will also be reading books and doing activities to celebrate the theme of the week.

The Silly Scientist
Our students were treated to an awesome interactive performance by The Silly Scientist today. The show was both educational and entertaining and the students were thoroughly captivated and engaged with the presentation. The presenters were brilliant and the feedback from staff and students was overwhelmingly positive!

Family Night
Our Family Night will be held on Wednesday the 6th of April. There will be mini workshops and information sessions hosted by staff and students. A timetable of events will be distributed soon. We look forward to bringing our school community together for the night.

Resilience Project
Students are engaged with the Resilience Project in their classes at school. Please take the time to engage with the at home Project X activities to support your child’s learning. Staff are already noticing an improvement in student resilience when tackling challenging tasks.

SRC – Welcome
Congratulations to our SRC Representatives Kooper, Archie, Willow, Emily, Addy, Hannah, Charlie and Max SRC will be working closely with Staff and Governing Council to promote student involvement in planning and improving our school. Keep an eye out for their regular contributions to our newsletters.

School and Sports Captains
Congratulations to our School and Sports Captains for 2022, Miller and Lilly-Rose. Our School Captains will lead the SRC as well as work with the Principal and Governing Council to lead school improvement. Sports Captains will lead the Sports Day teams as well as coordinate sporting activities and groups during the year.

NAPLAN Practice Test
Year 5 and 7 students will undertake the NAPLAN practice test next Thursday. This is to test the network capabilities and to ensure it can manage the load, but also serves as a beneficial experience for our students in the lead up to the actual test next term.

Clean Up Australia Day
Clean Up Australia Day was Friday the 4th of March. We celebrated the day by doing a whole school clean up, weighing the rubbish and analysing what could have been recycled. It was a very valuable activity, and a small part of our sustainability action plans for the school.

Deep Learning
On Friday 11th March Rapid Bay staff took part in a New Pedagogies for Deep Learning – Capacity Building Workshop with other schools within our Portfolio. Deep Learning is a global partnership that works to transform the role of teachers to that of activators who design experiences that build global competencies using real life problem-solving.

Deep Learning…..
  • Builds on student knowledge and connection to the community and the world.
  • Ignites a passion for learning
  • Develops inquisitive minds for deep quality learning that sticks for life
  • Involves learning experiences that involve higher order cognitive processes to reach a deeper understanding.
Six deep learning competencies define what it means to be a deep learner. Deep learning is the process of developing 1 or more of the below competencies. This term our focus is on character.

Have a great weekend. We look forward to seeing you all at our upcoming family night in Week 10.




The school newsletter will be published in

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

Silly Scientist!

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Staff Spotlight

Paul Shephard is interrogated by our students

What was your first ever job?
I sold timber at a hardware store.

Why did you want to work for SAPOL?
Because I knew I would face new challenges each day and also because it’s a very secure job.

How many people have you arrested?
I lost count of the number of people that I arrested, many hundreds.

What will you do when you completely retire?
I plan to travel overseas.

What Superpower would you like?
My superpower would be to fly like Superman does.

What is your favourite movie?
My favourite is a series called After Life.

What advice do you have for Rapid Bay students?
My advice is to not worry about things that you can’t control.

Paul Shepherd

Governing Council Nominations

If you would like to participate in the Governing Council for Rapid Bay Primary, please register your interest at the following link:


To avoid spam accounts filling in the form, we have added a password to the form that must be entered before you submit. The password will be shared via Class Dojo.
Children Poster
bug kigs pregnancy
circle of security
play football
Our next Newsletter will be in Week 10!!