This week we celebrated our amazing Student Support Officers. We are very fortunate to have such a great team of SSO's working at our school who ensure that our programs run smoothly and the students are well supported. They support many great school initiatives including the garden, mini lit, kitchen, Make and Design room, classroom differentiation, playgrounds, and administration. A very big thank you to Sue, Karen, Clare, Yvonne, Nicole, Suzie, Martine, Marieke, Vicky, Praveena, Brody, Jenny, Megan, and Keith. We also acknowledged our canteen staff; Michelle, Jody, and Carly as well as our talented Music providers; Pete, Alison, Andrew, Jan, and Katie. You make our school a better, richer, and happier place for learning.
Lately, we have noticed some students are wearing clothing that does not comply with our school uniform policy. Jeans, black clothing, and jumpers with brand logos are not permitted. We have an excellent uniform shop with a wide range of school uniform items available for purchase. You may also purchase uniform items via the order form from our website. A copy of our policy is attached below for your reference.
Church Car Park
Parents are reminded that we have a contract with the church that provides parking for our families on the provision that we adhere to guidelines. Thank you to those families who are putting the safety of all as a first priority.
The Church car park is not a Kiss and Drop area. Parents who use the Church car park in the morning must park their car and accompany children into the school grounds. In the afternoon, parents must park and walk into school grounds to collect their children.
Church representatives continue to remind us that parking is only permitted around the perimeter of the church property.
Parking next to the church building is strictly prohibited as this impacts the church foundations. The orange cones around the church are placed there to prevent parking. A breach of the conditions could jeopardise our agreement with the church.
Please share the above information with Grandparents or other family members who are responsible for dropping off and picking up students from the school as this too is an issue.
After weeks of practice and rehearsal, Coromandel Valley students will finally have the opportunity to perform in our annual talent show!
The show will be live-streamed so that families can enjoy watching as the talent unfolds. The show will begin at 1:30 pm Friday 28th August. A link has been emailed to all families. Thank you to Mrs. Stutterd and Mrs. Hooper who have worked hard with the Arts student action group to bring the show to life. We wish all our performers' good luck!
|Scarlett - Thinker||Alannah - Open Minded||Ethan - Thinker|
|Reuben - Communicator||Makai - Principled||Lucas - Balanced|
|Aleks - Risk Taker||Roan - Thinker||Jacob - Communicator|
|Jasmine - Knowledgeable||Indra - Reflective||Hannah - Inquirer|
|Elyssa - Open Minded||Lucy - Caring||Amelia - Thinker|
|Jiya - Thinker||Hayley - Communicator||Emily - Inquirer|
|Mia - Risk Taker||Jackson - Principled||Will - Thinker|
|Asha - Caring||Cooper - Thinker||Ruby - Principled|
|Arya - Communicator||Jacob - Inquirer||Tutsi - Reflective|
|Isabella - Thinker||Ollie - Reflective||Darcy - Communicator|
|Liam - Principled||Zara - Balanced||Matilda - Inquirer|
|Toby - Knowledgeable||Eva - Thinker||Olivia - Reflective|
|Leila - Communicator||Kate - Risk Taker||Bessie - Thinker|
|Liam - Inquirer||Lucas - Principled||Joel - Risk Taker|
|Ava - Thinker||Brock - Communicator||Dylan - Caring|
|Maddy - Caring||Aquilo - Open Minded||Euan - Principled|
|Hannah - Principled||Isla - Thinker||Daniel - Thinker|
|Knox - Thinker||Grace - Caring||Aston - Inquirer|
|Jake - Reflective||Ethan - Communicator||Archie - Reflective|
|Isla - Inquirer||Poppy - Principled||Imogen - Knowledgeable|
|Nathan - Principled||Cassian - Caring||Flynn - Reflective|
|Charlotte - Thinker||Oliver - Reflective||Adelaide - Caring|
|Peter - Communicator||Olivia - Principled||George - Thinker|
|Millie - Thinker||Willow - Thinker||Lotti - Communicator|
|Lily - Reflective||Alisha - Knowledgeable||Charlotte - Thinker|
|Georgia - Thinker||Hassan - Communicator||Ava - Knowledgeable|
The year 5 students have been learning about Aboriginal agriculture, technology and ingenuity.
Students watched an Aboriginal elder tell about these techniques, took notes and wrote a summary.
Indigenous Australians used basalt channels to guide eels to an extraction point. In the extraction point there are lots of hand woven, hollow nets. When the eels swim through they get trapped and at the other end a person is waiting to catch them. Once they have the eels they smoked them in trees and sent them off to different parts of the country that don’t have any eels. They use a knot rope to make the nets and the know is tied in a specific direction – from the mountains to the sea. The eels made an Aboriginal economy.
Will C 5T
Aboriginals used lots of different things that Europeans didn’t. Before Christ these were made! They used the channels from the dry volcanic lava. They used moist bark to make rope nets to get the eels. The Europeans had the same techniques for nets. The Europeans were not open minded an ignored some Aboriginal technologies. The Aboriginal people don’t waste their materials. I hope in the future we don’t waste products.
Isla O 5B
Indigenous Australians use channels from volcano eruptions to harvest eels. The volcano explodes with lava that then becomes cold and turns to hard rock. Channels of water come through pathways of the hard volcanic rock. Eels swim through the channels of water into a basket with a hole in the ends. A person is waiting at the other side to catch them.
Thomas M 5T
The indigenous used clever techniques and technology from natural resources for many reasons. They used dry lava from volcanos to make channels that guided the water and the eels to a point where they could be caught easily. The indigenous knew the eels loved warm, shallow water which helped them to catch the eels. The baskets would be placed in between rocks where the eels would go in one way and be caught at the other end. The eels would then be smoked in the trees and transported to many places. The indigenous also used moist bark for rope by taking the strands of rope and overlapping them. The ropes were used in building construction and fishing nets. The Europeans used the same techniques and were impressed by the indigenous net, but ignored the other unique indigenous tools.
The Oliphant Science Awards are an annual event run by SASTA (South Australian Science Teachers Association) for students to showcase their interests in science by completing a project in a set category.
This year at Coro, we had 19 entries. We had students from R-7 participating in board games, multimedia, photography, poster, crystal investigations and model and inventions categories. They worked individually or in a pair and during their own time to complete a submission that they were very proud of!
We will wait until September to find out the results, but entries can be viewed in the front office.
Public Schools Music Festival Orchestra – reported by Erin Sales
Is your child in years 5,6 or 7? Do they play an instrument? I’m not sure if you know what the choir do, but for most of the year the Public Schools Music Festival choir works on a set of songs for this program called festival of music and the festival of music has an orchestra for the musicians. The orchestra plays all the songs that the choir are singing. There are three different orchestras, there’s the South orchestra they rehearse at Seaview high school on Thursdays at 4.20pm-6.00pm, the central orchestra they rehearse at Glenunga int high school on Wednesday at 4.20pm-600pm and the north orchestra and they rehearse at PSMF Klemzig on Thursdays at 4.20pm-6.00pm. On a regular basis the orchestras all play with all the different schools on set days and the orchestra plays in a pit.
I said on a regular basis because this year (2020) we didn’t play there because of COVID-19 (coronavirus) but we did a recording for a movie. In orchestra your child will meet lots of new people and gain lots of new skills in playing as well as learning to play with a conductor. To get in to one of the orchestras you will need to audition, at the audition you will get a set time to audition at. At the audition you will meet two people named Micheal (the head of festival of music orchestras) and Sharon( the conductor for central orchestra).You will get to be in the orchestra starting at year five up until year ten. Now never fear if your child ins’t a musician but a dancer there is also a troupe where you dance/and(or)act. Just like orchestra you will need to do an audition.
My experience was different to normal. On the dates 3rd 4th 6th and 7th of August we went into where the Adelaide symphony orchestra rehearse called Grainger studio. Now normally we would get a big folder full of about 16 songs but this year we only played four songs and their names are somebody to love by queen, higher ground a Viking song, dance of the hours a classical song and the festival finale which is a blend of many of the songs we didn’t play this year. We recorded all week except for Wednesday which was a rest day for us. I made lots of new friends I learnt so many new skills and the most important thing (I think) is that I gained more confidence in playing my instrument. The conductors’ names are Katie (south), Sue (south), Sharon (central) and Lisa (north). The orchestra allows violin, viola, cello, double bass, trumpet, tuba, trombone, flute, percussion of all sorts,clarinet,saxophone, base guitar, electric guitar and keyboard (as far as I know). There is a festival of music website so that’s got all the details on the auditions and stuff like that. The auditions will start at round about November and end in February but next year might be a bit different so just check the website to find out when things are.
Saint Catherine’s primary school hosted this terms young environmental leaders program meeting.
Some of the things we saw that Saint Catherine’s primary were doing were inspiring for things
We could do around the school and in the larger community. The most amazing thing was the aquaponic systems that was run by the kids and helping keep dying species of fish alive. At Saint Cathrines they have a great fisheries program, the students get to learn about aquaponics and get to learn about the relationship between fish and plants. We also saw the chicken coop or ‘Cluckingham palace’ which was an inspiration for what our chicken coop could become. It was so amazing to here that other kids in year six and seven also care about the environment and are active at their school to improve it and keep our planet going.
Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our time and can not wait for our next meeting next term.
Coro Environment Leaders for 2020- Aquilo, Archer, Erin, Nick
By Aquilo and Archer
R - 2 Science
Students in R-2 spent their science lesson time visiting the Great Barrier Reef – virtually! Through Google Expeditions in a VR headset students dived into the Coral Sea.
The theme was “Deep Blue- Innovations for the future of our oceans”. We visited the southern-most part of the reef, saw some fish, rays, green turtles, visited a 100- year old shipwreck and had a close look at coral and sponges. We talked about what we could see and how we could prolong the life of the reef and our oceans.
It was lovely to visit the learning areas within the school to see how they had been engaging with science week activities.
Science Week Lunchtime Activities
Students from 6/7H (Mali, Darcie, Minnah, Bonnie) and 6/7MD (Chloe & Kitara) volunteered their lunchtime to give some JP students some watery fun – engaging them with science in a hands on way! We explored water from Frank Smith, looked at floating, sinking and water density and students made a splash using different objects to create waves!
FESTIVAL OF MUSIC NEWS
‘Lets Sing’ movie event – Mrs S.
The Coromandel Primary School PSMF choir, have been working hard all year to perform the repertoire of 2020. They have enjoyed singing in regular assemblies and look forward to their usual school gigs for term 3 and 4. They are especially excited about their ‘Lets Sing’ movie event for 2020. In week 10, we will be travelling to Marion Megaplex Cinemas to join with other PSMF choirs to sing along with a movie especially made for the festival this year. It should be loads of fun involving popcorn, soft drink and lots of singing!
They look forward to sharing more of the Festival repertoire with you all over the remainder of term 3 and 4.
Junior Choir – Wednesday Lunch
This year we have a very enthusiastic, passionate group of singers who meet on Wednesday lunch times to sing together. They have enjoyed performing at regular assemblies and look forward to the usual school based gigs in the upcoming months. We are still open for newbies, so if you are in year 3 or 4 and enjoy singing, come along!
Ukulele Club – Mondays Lunch
A reminder that Ukulele club is open to all students from year 3 to 7 and no experience is necessary. Ukuleles can be borrowed from the performing arts room. We welcome new players anytime.
School Band – Thursday Lunch
The school band have also been busy performing at school this year and it’s been fantastic to see a growing variety of instruments joining, including a fantastic string and brass section. A reminder that all students who are regular members of the school band are required to bring their music to EVERY rehearsal. New members are welcome anytime if you are in years 3 to 7 and have had at least 1 yr of experience on your instrument.
When: Week 9 – Friday 18th September 2020
What: Dress up in CRAZY clothes or come with CRAZY hair or both!
Why: to raise money for the Hutt Street Homeless Centre.
How: Please bring a gold coin donation.
Hi, I’m Rebecca Eastwood, I’m currently completing a placement with PCW Jenni Forder. I’m a student at Tabor College, studying Youth Work. I’m passionate about helping people and have chosen a career that reflects that. I’m really enjoying getting to know everyone and learning about being a PCW.
Following the success of the first three rounds, our boys have played another two rounds of knockout netball, where they continued to show what a talented and cohesive team they are.
They won both of their games comfortably, beating St Peters Lutheran 65 – 6 and home team Colonel Light Gardens 44 – 25.
We now look forward to the finals, to be held in Week 10 at Priceline Stadium!
There we will play a round-robin tournament against three other undefeated schools to determine who the state knockout champions are. Go, Coro!
Bernie De Lyster
Last week our boys’ knockout soccer team played its first round of matches against Stirling East and Blackwood. We played Stirling East first up and they were too good for us on this occasion, beating us 5–2. Stirling East went on to beat Blackwood, ensuring that they would proceed to the next round and we would be knocked out along with Blackwood. But neither that, nor the incessant rain managed to dampen the boys’ spirits. With only pride and fun left to play for, they went out and proved that they are still a good team, beating Blackwood by a very convincing 19 goals to 1.
Bernie De Lyster
I came across these interesting statistics about geese and in them found some wonderful examples of teamwork, care and encouragement, great lessons we can all apply to our lives and our community.
FACT 1 As each goose flaps its wings, it creates ‘uplift’ for the birds that follow. By flying in a ‘V’ formation the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.
LESSON People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going faster and easier because they are travelling on the thrust of one another.
FACT 2 When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front of it.
LESSON We have to be willing to accept the help of others and give our help to others.
FACT 3 When the lead goose tires it rotates back into the formation and another goose flies to the front position
LESSON It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks. We should respect and protect each other's unique arrangement of skills, capabilities, talents and resources.
FACT 4 When a goose gets sick, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to the ground to help and protect it.
LESSON If we have as much sense as geese we will stand by each other in difficult times, as well as when we are strong.
FACT 5 Geese flying in formation 'HONK' to encourage those up front to keep up with their speed.
LESSON We need to make sure our honking is encouraging. In groups and teams where there is encouragement, production is much greater.
'Individual empowerment results from quality honking'
Those geese don’t look quite as silly now to you, do they!!
Pastoral Care Worker