- WELCOME BACK
- LEARNER PROFILES
- ABORIGINAL CHILDREN'S DAY
- RECEPTIONS CELEBRATE 100 DAYS OF SCHOOL!
- CANTEEN OPEN MONDAYS
- GIRLS KNOCKOUT NETBALL
- BOYS KNOCKOUT NETBALL
- YEAR 7 TO HIGH SCHOOL TRANSITION
- STARTING KINDY
- SCHOOL GARDEN
- SOCCER SEASON 2020 KICKS OFF
- BHS FOOTBALL PROGRAM
- ENTERTAINMENT BOOK TRIAL OFFER
- COMMUNITY NEWS
Welcome back to term 3, great to hear stories from staff and students about relaxing and adventurous local holidays. Whilst times are still challenging and unpredictable we have begun term 3 with optimism and positivity, embracing a return to some volunteer opportunities, playgroup, and school sport, putting a smile on many faces.
We thank you for your continued understanding as we carefully manage our school learning environments. We will continue with additional cleaning, a focus on social distancing, and careful hygiene practices.
A very special welcome to our new students and their families; Jack, Elken, Lucas, Jaxon, Gemma, Lycan and Izzak
Welcome to Leah Osborne who will be working with Yr 5,6 and 7 students to provide additional literacy support and also some classroom support.
Deb Zeuner will take leave for the rest of this term as she recovers from surgery. Jackson Roberts will teach her Yr 2 class for the remainder of the term. We wish her a speedy recovery.
We also welcome Brody Virgo and Praveena Murlthan who will provide additional student support across multiple classrooms for the remainder of the year.
Welcome to Jack and Dinh who will be with us for the next semester on the Social Work placement.
Pupil Free Day
Part of our site improvement plan includes a focus on writing. This year staff have used two main resources to support and improve student learning outcomes.
Brightpath moderation is a tool that we use to carefully analyse many aspects of student writing in order to identify strengths and future challenges. Seven Steps to writing success is a model that strives to provide students with a set of tools to bring excitement and depth to writing. On our pupil free day staff had a chance to look carefully at student work samples, moderation results, and then explore teaching practice to support future writing growth.
In the afternoon we examined our International Baccalaureate Programme of Inquiry looking for a balance of concepts and themes both across units and from Reception through to Year 7. Staff found the opportunity to reflect, discuss and refine valuable in setting goals for the rest of the year.
As school sport resumes and OSHC numbers increase we are asking the general public to refrain from using our school grounds whilst these activities are occurring. We have also noticed an increase in families walking their dogs through the school while students are present. Dogs are not permitted on school grounds.
3 Way Discussions
Great to have the opportunity to share time with families at our 3-way discussions this week which are an important part of developing strong support and relationships around student learning and goal setting. Thanks to staff and students for the work that has gone into preparing for discussions.
|Cameron - Communicator||Oscar - Caring||Hamish - Knowledgeable|
|Sophie - Principled||Carter - Risk Taker||Ethan - Communicator|
|Amber - Knowledgeable||Lachy - Open Minded||Michael - Caring|
|Leah - Communicator||Sam - Thinker||Hudson - Reflective|
|Kelly - Reflective||Lila - Risk Taker||Taylor - Knowledgeable|
|Adeline - Knowledgeable||Alexia - Communicator||Hamish - Thinker|
|Archer - Thinker||Grace - Reflective||William - Communicator|
|Amber - Inquirer||Izzak - Risk Taker||Bella - Open Minded|
|Maia - Communicator||Pariya - Principled||Ava - Thinker|
|Jony - Thinker||Jaxon - Reflective||Pearl - Communicator|
|Anabelle - Risk Taker||Eva - Thinker||Sebastian - Principled|
|Georgia - Principled||Abigail - Communicator||Mack - Risk Taker|
|Hannah - Communicator||Lycan - Risk Taker||Olivia - Thinker|
|Isabella - Thinker||Freya - Balanced||Jake - Communicator|
|Harry - Knowledgeable||Lily - Thinker||Henry - Open Minded|
|Ayla - Communicator||Souna - Principled||Audrey - Thinker|
|Harley - Principled||Laura - caring||Luke - Principled|
This week Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students celebrated Aboriginal Children’s Day by planting native plants and decorating pots. What a great opportunity to get together and celebrate our culture. Special thanks to Bunnings Edwardstown for donating supplies for the day.
Thank you to our new social work students, Jack and Din, for helping students with planting.
On Friday, 31 August our three Reception classes celebrated their 100 days of school. They enjoyed many activities celebrating the number 100, including stacking 100 cups, painting with 100 dots, doing 100 exercises and much more.
Thank you to big buddies from 3J and 5T for coming along to help out on the day.
A very special thank you to Anderson in 1TM, his parents Mark and Megan and the staff at Subway Blackwood for organizing and providing a free subway lunch for all 70 Reception students! Mark and Megan oversee subway restaurants for South Australia. When they heard that COVID restrictions would prevent our 2020 Reception students from enjoying a shared lunch, they put up their hands to donate individually wrapped subs for every Reception child. They also spoke to the staff at the Blackwood store who offered to donate one free chocolate chip cookie for each child. We are so grateful to both the Kenny’s and Subway for their generosity and for making our 100th Day of School celebration extra special.
Looking for a great way to start the week?
Nothing in the fridge after a long and busy weekend?
The school canteen will now be open on Mondays, starting this Monday 10th August.
Dont forget to place your QKR order before 9 am that day.
Bodies aching all over and sweat dripping from their foreheads whilst putting their hands in to cheer for the final quarter. Stepping onto the court and waiting for the whistle to blow, they could feel the adrenaline rush through their veins. The Coro team was determined to win.
Last Friday, the girl’s knockout netball team competed in their first matches. They needed to win both games in order to continue in the competition. They had trained extremely hard during the past two weeks and were certainly ready to fight for their spot in the competition.
When the first team, Bellevue heights, walked through the door, the Coro team were feeling many emotions, nerves, excitement, but nevertheless, were ready to try their best. But once the first whistle blew, all those emotions turned to determination, teamwork, and effort which led our girls to a smashing win of 47-13.
Another win for Coro soon followed against Saint Peters Blackwood, who had just beat Bellevue, meaning they had to win to stay in the competition. Saint Peters put up a great fight but Coro was victorious with another great win of 39-15.
Congratulations to Maddi, Darcie, Rose, Mia, Frankie, Claire, Remi, Minnah, and Kitty, and good luck for your next match!
This week our Year 7 boys played three rounds of knockout netball in the one day at Flagstaff Hill PS. It was an entertaining and enjoyable day of sport.
Being our first time entering the boys’ netball competition, we really weren’t sure what to expect. The boys have been training very hard in PE lessons as well as during lunch breaks and I’m happy to report that all of the hard work has paid off. We won all three of our games by big margins, beating Craigburn 23 – 7, Flagstaff Hill 34 – 9 and Nativity 52 – 2.
A big ‘thank you’ to Miss Bullitis, who has been assisting me with the coaching. Thanks also to Shakaya for umpiring and the parents who came out to support the team and help with the scoring, timing and transporting.
We now look forward to the next round of matches in a couple of weeks.
Mr De Lyster
As we edge closer to 2022 where all Yr 7's will attend High School, information and processes are becoming clearer. After a partnership meeting today and a discussion at Governing Council we can provide you with some information regarding actions to occur this year and next year.
Please do not hesitate to email any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
If your child turns four before May 1, 2021, they are eligible to start Kindy at the beginning of the 2021 year.
Please contact your local Kindergarten (see below) for a registration form.
Round one offers for places at Kindergarten in the Mitcham Hills Partnership will be sent out on Friday 31 August, 2020.
Belair Jean Bonython Kindergarten 8278 3392
Blackwood Kindergarten 8278 3596
Coromandel Valley Kindergarten 827 02964
Eden Hills Kindergarten 8278 3425
Hawthorndene Kindergarten 8278 4161
Last Friday Jenny Tucker and some students from Mrs Trengove’s and Ms Morgan’s class (1TM) got to spend some time helping in the garden. Bunnings were kind enough to donate some seedlings. The students loved the experience and were very keen to do it all again soon. Here are just a few comments:
Ollie said “I loved working in the garden because it’s all fun. We planted seeds; my favourite part was watering them”.
George said he felt happy gardening, he said “It was so much fun, digging and finding bugs was my favourite part”.
Patrik liked planting the vegetables and watering them.
Willow, Arya and Anderson from 1TM also had fun gardening with their classmates. Overall, all the students loved the experience and were keen to do it all again.
Donation from Bunnings Edwardstown
Bunnings Edwardstown have kindly donated vegetable seedlings, flowers, herbs, a new retractable hose reel, Seasol and peastraw to our school vegetable garden. The year 6/7 Kitchen-Garden Student Action Group and students from 1TM have been busy weeding, planting, mulching and watering.
Thank you Kim for donating all the plants and vegetables to our school. We are very thankful and will have lots of fun planting them and seeing them grow.
Ela K, Kitchen-Garden Student Action Group
Thank you Kim from Bunnings, I really like all the plants and the good sausages in bread.
Airlie B, Kitchen-Garden Student Action Group
There were lots of reasons to feel grateful last Saturday 25 July – we live in SA, the weather was beautiful with blue sky and sunshine, we have a wonderful setting at Frank Smith Park…and our kids got to start the school soccer season, something we really weren’t sure was going to happen this year.
Many thanks to our coaches – Harrison Vandeleur (Seniors), Dave Merritt (U10s), Rob Nadin (U9s), Paul Cocks (U8 Blue) and Tony Brown (U8 White), and team managers Rebecca Vandeleur, Nikki Maas, Tara Goeing, Lizzy Armstrong and Suzie Coldwell for all your efforts to get the season underway, and to the many parents who helped set up and pack up at our first home game on Saturday. Everything ran very smoothly.
We are also very pleased to present our new soccer shirts, proudly worn by our U10 and U8 White teams – more teams to follow next year!
Our five teams have had a great start, here are some highlights –
Under 8 White played against Belair and won 7-1. It was an absolutely fantastic first game for the season and first ever game for many of our players too. Everyone got in and participated and had lots of fun. Archer was our most prolific scorer, Cassian and Joseph also scored. Amazing effort!
Under 8 Blue played against Unley and lost 2-6. Everyone was super focused and excited, some for their first game ever. An awesome team effort and they can’t wait for the next game!
Under 9s played Eden Hills in a 1-1 draw. All players showed fantastic teamwork. They were very excited and are looking forward to next week’s match.
Under 10s started their season with a tough game against St John the Baptist and went down 2-6, but they played well and supported each other throughout the game. For many, this was their first match on a full-sized pitch and a big step up – there were some tired kids by the final whistle!
Seniors played Glenelg and won 12-0 in a fantastic start to the season. A big thank you to the U10s who stepped up and played in Seniors and scored many of the goals. Special mention for Elliot who scored the first goal in his first ever match! Goal scorers were Elliot, Nick, Sonny, Luciano, Daniel and Romeo. It was also great to have Flynn (on crutches) supporting us from the sidelines.
Jessie Wildenauer and Judy Rathjen
U8 White – a rainbow of boots AND wearing brand new shirts!
U8 Blue – very excited for their first game
U10s – proudly wearing their new shirts