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Term 4
Week 1
16th Oct
2014
Balaklava Primary School
PO BOX 108 29 Wallace St, Balaklava SA 5461 Phone: (08) 88621660 Fax: (08) 88621009
e-mail: [email protected]
DIARY DATES:
TERM 4
OCTOBER
13th Term 4 starts
24th PCC mtg
1.30pm
24th Assembly
2.30pm including
Bus Driver farewells
29th Governing
Council
31st Music is Fun
band
NOVEMBER
6th
BPS Fun Fair
7th Student Free
Day with BHS
10th—20th
Swimming lessons
Yrs R-5
21st Swimming
Carnival
26th Governing
Council
DECEMBER
11th Year 7
Graduation
12th
Last day Term 4
ASSEMBLIES
Term 4
Weeks 2,3,6,8 to
start at 2:30pm
and farewell
assembly Wk 9
(time to be
confirmed)
Dear families,
Welcome to term 4. We would especially like to welcome new students, Madison
and Kian Gorman and Michelle Jones to our school and welcome back Jessica
Reed.
Already we are gearing up for another busy and productive term with lots of
exciting learning experiences planned.
Fun Fair
In week 4 we will be holding our Fun Fair and classes are busy finalising the
arrangements for the activities for their stalls. We hope you can come along and
share the experience with your children. Please let family and friends know the fair
is happening and invite them along to this community event which will end with a
concert at 6.30pm.
Student Free Day
Our last student Free Day for the year has been approved by our Governing
Council for Friday the 7th of November and coincides with the High School’s
Student Free Day. These days are an important time for staff to work together on
our Site Improvement Plan priorities and this term we will have a focus on
reviewing and analysing our data and making plans
for 2015.
XO’s
During Term 3 Mrs Wood, Mrs Richards and Miss
McArdle completed an online training for XO’s. Each
students in all the classes have received a device that
is like a mini laptop. At the end of term 3, they arrived
at school and were ready to go (Thanks to several
SSO’s who set them up) and by Term 4 they were in
classrooms ready for use. They have many different
apps on them and students can access the internet
through them as well. Everybody is loving them and
getting along well with the new technology.
PARENT OPINION SURVEY
Annual survey will be out soon. Your feedback is valued and important to the
school.
Tricia Joseph
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THE WAY to A
As part of our whole school approach to positive
behaviour, as well as supporting students with
additional needs through the More Support for
Students with Disabilities (MSSD) Grant we
received this year, we have been introducing �The
Way to A’ across the school. The Way to A is
about students identifying when they are making
A (strong) or B (weak) choices and understanding
the consequences. The Way to A booklet was
adapted by Kapunda Primary School and has
been shared with other schools due to its
success. On Monday 20th October at 2:30pm
we will be holding a parent information session
(approximately 30 mins) to share the Way to A
with you and give out free Way to A booklets
which you may find useful to refer to at home. If
you are unable to attend this session but would
like more information or a booklet sent home,
please contact the school.
PCC MEETING
PCC are meeting on Friday 24th October —next
week at 1.30pm in the Resource Centre.
Everyone Welcome
MDI SURVEY
Middle Years Development Instrument Australia
All Year 6 & 7 students yesterday received an
invitation to be part of a project being conducted
this year.If you wish to remove your child’s name
from the participant list please contact us before
Nov.10th.
The survey will be done online at school and
students are asked questions relating to
development and wellbeing.
Yr 6/7 teachers
TERM 4 ASSEMBLIES
We have returned to fortnightly Assemblies starting next week Wk 2, to be followed in Weeks 3,6
& 8. End of Year Assembly to be confirmed
NB: Week 4 Assembly will be Week 3 Oct. 31st
due to the Student Free Day
Everyone Welcome
Assembly Week 2
Managed by Mrs Mardell’s Year 6/7
Items from Ms Nowlan’s and Mrs Mardell’s classes
(PBL) POSITIVE BEHAVIOIUR for LEARNING
This term we are having a postcard competition.
Students have been asked to design a postcard
based on one of our three whole school
expectations of Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be
Respectful.
The winning entries will be announced at our
Week 2 assembly and the winners
will receive a $20 gift voucher and
their postcards will be made up
professionally and used to send
home positive messages about
students across the school.
The criteria for the postcards are in this newsletter
and we hope you will encourage your children to
enter.
Criteria:
•
use template provided.
•
only one expectation per post card
•
make the writing stand out
•
writing must be neat and easily read.
•
make good use of colour
•
show what would be happening if students at
BPS are being respectful, or responsible, or
safe.
LIBRARY NEWS
Scholastic Book Club is due
back by Friday 24th October.
Orders after that date cannot
be accepted.
Please continue to monitor
your child(ren)’s library books. If you receive a note
regarding overdue books please contact us to let
us know that you are aware of the �missing’ books
and have looked for them. Currently we have very
few books being lost. Thank you to both students
and parents for being responsible library users.
STUDENT FREE DAY
Friday 7th November has been agreed on for this
terms Student Free Day (day after the Family Fun
Night), by both BPS & BHS. Staff are undertaking
data collation and 2015 planning. NB: Assembly
moved to week before—Week 3 Oct. 31st
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MUSIC NEWS
DIARY DATES
Term 4
Week 3
Friday 31st October—Music is Fun Band concert
11am. All classes participate.
Week 4
Wednesday 5th November —Rehearsals for
Fun Fair Concert
Thursday 6th November—Technical Rehearsal
for Fun Fair Concert
4-7pm BPS Fun Fair and concert
Concert at approx. 6.30-7pm.
Please refer to the costume note below. More
detailed notes will go home for each class soon.
Costume ideas for Fun Fair Concert:
Ms Nowlan and Mrs Russell:
The Three Little Pigs: plain coloured shorts and T
shirts . Ear, noses, tails made at school.
Mrs.Wood: Running Bear. Mrs Wood has some
costumes and ideas.
Mrs.Richards: The Old Bark Hut. Olden day
clothes as per term 2. Swagman Bob to be
chosen.
Ms McArdle :What Does The Fox Say . Random
animals as included in the words of the song. The
children have ideas of what they would like to be.
Ms Churchett: Roar : Jungle animals.
Mrs. Rowland: Happy .Minions, Onesies, yellow
skivvies or t shirts, blue shorts or jeans or
overalls, glasses.
Mrs. Cleary/Mr.Scobie may be Cinderella for
some, announcing or Rockin Robin Rock n Roll
gear.
Mrs. Mardell Lets Get Ridiculous. Red Foo
jackets pants and glasses.
Our expectations are that all children will be
available for the twilight outdoor concert which
they have been working on in their music lessons
term 3 and 4 and enjoying immensely. The
concert will start around 6.30pm after the fun
stalls and tea. There will be opportunities for
buskers and performances by the school concert
band and choir.
Hopefully it won’t be too hard or stressful to find
gear but will be great if each child could be in a
costume. Your teachers may also help you with
ideas.
Bronny Cottle Music Teacher.
MUSIC IS FUN BAND
Is on Thurs. 31st
October. Those paying
by
individual
performances will need
to pay $7.00 per child to
attend. This is an event
we have booked year
after year because of the whole school appeal—
everyone loves it. If you are unsure if you have
paid, please contact the Front Office. We hope all
students will be attending.
Bronny Cottle
DISCO THANKYOUS
to Tanya Koenig for the donation of lollies,
Tim Dixon for the loan of his disco lights
and Bec Allen for the disco ball lights.
Thanks to the staff who attended and the students
who helped out with the refreshments stall.
SRC
DO YOU HAVE ANY ..
•
Chook or bird feathers suitable for making Indian Headdresses. They are required for an item for the Family Fun
Night.
•
Empty 250/300 ml liquid hand
soap containers with pumps.
•
Milk Containers 1lt and 2lt. Cardboard and plastic (rinsed and
with lids)
•
Rose petals required for drying
Thank You
Please send into the Front Office if you can help.
FUN FAIR on NOVEMBER 6th HELPERS
Anyone interested in assisting the
fundraising committee please talk to Jo
Michalanney or Tania Allen. All welcome.
Fundraising committee
Page 4
MONSTER RAFFLE
We are again running our fabulous 10
Monster Raffle this year. Each class
collecting items and we hope that every
is able to donate something. Goods can
be received as of now —Thank You.
Raffle Books will be coming home soon.
hamper
will be
student
start to
BALAKLAVA HIGH SCHOOL FUN RUN
On Friday 26th September students from
Balaklava High School participated in a fun run
to raise money for the students attending the
World Challenge project Vietnam trip to Vietnam
in 2015
Many of the Primary Students cheered on those
participating.
Pictured are:
Garth, Austin, Jarrad, Jamie, Jessica and
Gemma from BHS with Cameron, Angus,
Gemma, Caleb, Katelin, Emily and Jack.
BALAKLAVA SHOW THANKYOU
At the end of September parents and families
came together to provide a beautiful lunch and
to successfully run the canteen at the Balaklava
Show.
BUS DRIVER’S FAREWELL
Graham Wood retired from bus driving after
many years last term and Tina Coles will be
transferring after 31st October.
We are very grateful for the support of our
school community in the assistance you provide
in donating food items or working on the
day. We were also lucky the weather was good
for a change!
A farewell for both will be held at the Assembly
on 24th October. (Week 2)
The money raised from this fundraising event
has gone towards our fabulous new Resource
Centre redevelopment
Fundraising committee.
CHRISTMAS
PAGEANT FLOAT
Friday 19th Dec is the
street parade. If you
would like to see a
Balaklava Primary School float in
the parade can you contact Jo
Michalanney and offer your ideas
and assistance.
Graham Wood pictured with Abbey, Lucy,
Cherish, William & Cooper from the Nantawarra
Run.
Page 5
CHRISTIAN PASTORAL SUPPORT WORKER
Over the years I have read many books, mostly
fiction. But recently I have taken to reading
biographies, and have found the stories of
people’s lives more than fascinating…..they are
a real insight into the past and present of
people that I and many others would just take
for granted.
My latest book has been The
Happiest Refugee, by Anh Do.
What an incredible story about an
remarkable man. The family
escape from Vietnam, by boat, and
the struggle to make it to
Australia, along with settling into a
new place and being accepted
really is fascinating reading. There is one part
where he gets a comedy “gig” at a RSL….and
doesn’t realize that his audience are all Vietnam
veterans. He describes this occasion as “the
hardest gig that you could ever have in all your
life.” But he won the crowd over by telling
jokes about farms, football, Datsun cars,
Housing Commission accommodation and bull
terriers….all to prove that he was just an Aussie
kid (he was only 3 when he arrived in
Australia). He describes that gig as the greatest
gift ever, because he has never encountered an
audience even remotely that tough since. If he
could make them laugh, he could handle
anything.
Yr 1/2 ICESKATING EXCURSION
Last term, Mrs Woods class went iceskating . The
Yr1/2 students were a bbit over-awed as we
entered Mt.Thebarton Ice Arena for our skating
session, due to an Ice Hockey Tournament being
in progress—lots of noise and lots of teenage
students!.
We has the small rink to ourselves and everyone
took up the challenge and after a very hesitant
“first lap” the students found their skating feet
and ”let go” of the outside rail. By the end of the
hour session people were skating across the
middle and showing their turning skills. Great fun
for everyone.
When we are faced with situations that cause
us grief and panic, we can either back away
and hope the situation disappears, or we can
do what Anh did….face it head on and make
the most of a difficult situation. We have a
choice, no matter how old we are, student or
parent, to either run, hide and make excuses,
or face up to what is in front of us and do our
best. Running away is the easy way out, and
more often than not the same situation arises
again.
Anh Do’s dad had a saying…. “There are two
times in life….there is now or there is too late”.
Now is the best time to face those daunting
situations, because tomorrow just may be too
late. Worth a thought don’t you think?
Woody
•
•
•
Emma and Molly
Josh, Miabella, Shyloh & Riley
Miabella
out on the ice enjoying themselves.
Page 6
DISCO DAYS
JP lunch-time disco
Shyloh, Janna and Irish
Natalie and Gemma
Year 3-5 Disco
Girls just wanna have fun!
(Sorry - boys were too shy for
photos)
Left: Taylor, Madeleine, Makayla,
Kaylea, Sami, Tahneil, Charlie, Brandon
and Tyler,
Ira, Icelle and Olivia
wore their onesies at
the disco
Left: Kaye Ashley,
Mackenzie, Alex, Jayden, Macauley and
Jack
Right: Will, Brayden,
Jerry, Mitch, Ryen,
Blade and Craig
Right: Icelle, Emma,
Chloe and Sianna
Year 6/7 Disco
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ASSEMBLY WEEK 9
Jorjah and Ella accept the
Good Manners Trophy for
Ms Churchett’s class
Back row: (partly obscured)
Abbey, Kara, Olivia, Madeleine, Lachlan, Justin, Rhys,
Mitchell, Bailey, Aaron and
Adam
Second row: Joseph, Kathleen, Sofia, Kile, Matt, Sami,
Tori, Jack, Makayla, John, Tyler, Icelle, Ira, Jezar and Cory.
Front row: Sophie, KayeAshley, Cooper, Jorja, Bailey,
Steven and Jai
Front row: Seth, Angus
(for Mrs Russell’s class)
and Brody
Second row: Sophie, Cherish, Dallas, Kyeasha,
Paige, Ethan, Matthew
and Bryce
Third row: Brandon,
Hunter, Cory, Jayden, Jacob, Craig, Josh and Jake
Fourth row: Kasey, Alex,
Jayden , Kile, Ethan, Kathleen and Alanah
Back row: Ethan, Justin,
Blade and Abbey have all
completed the Premier’s
Reading Challenge
Back row: Josh, Josh, Madeleine, Angelo, Mitchell, Cooper
and Paige
Mid row: Natthen, Olivia, Millie, Alex, Gemma and Janna
Front row: Mia, Jade, Rylan, Blake, Rachel and Brooke
received Class Awards
Page 8
ASSEMBLY WEEK 10
Back row: Jezar, Joseph, Cooper,
Thomas, Madeleine, Tamika,
Olivia, Tahneil and Mitchell
Mid row: Haydn, Cory, Kile,
Icelle, Chloe, Taylor, Ailisha and
Lachlan
Front row: Jerry, Taylor, Ira,
Charlie, Charli, Sianna, Emily,
Jasmine and Jack received Play at
Lunch Time Programme Award
Congratulations to the recipients of Balco /
Courthouse Gallery Awards : Madeleine, Olivia,
Lucy, Georgia, Harrison, Charlie, Emily, Olivia
and Alex.
Congratulations to Liam who received a Bronze
medal for 11year old Boys Discus at SAPSASA State
Country Athletics Day at Santos Stadium on 22nd
September
XO’s in action
Students in Mrs Richards class all enjoying the
opportunity to work with their individual XO’s
Page 9
XO’s are here
Students in Miss McArdles’s class
hard at work
using their individual XO’s
Mrs Wood with her class busily learning how to
use and engaged with their new XO’s
Page 10
Page 11
COMMUNITY NEWS
Wakefield
Regional Council
Every Generation Festival – Hand in Hand
On
behalf
of
the
participating services and
organisations,
Hand
you are invited to our
expo in the Triangle, Balaklava
in Hand
Wednesday 29th October 9.30am – 1.30pm
Free of charge
Lots of things to see and do for adults and children
Please come!
For further details contact
Pat Armstrong, Community Development Officer
Wakefield Regional Council on 8862 0800 or
[email protected]
January 5-13 2015
Enrol online atwww.vacswimsa.com.au
Page 12
COMMUNITY NEWS
BALAKLAVA
& DISTRICT LION’S 2014
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
Friday December 19
5:45pm
Prizes for Best Dressed Bike & Best Floats
Magic Cave, Father Christmas
Balaklava Business & Traders Raffle Drawn
Lion’s Club Raffle Drawn
Music, Stalls, Late Night Trading
ALL ENQUIRIES FOR STALLS TO PETER GUTHBERG 08 8862 1063
FLOAT RSVP TO KARLA MAY 0458 621 737
NO RSVP REQUIRED FOR BIKES, GOPHERS, WALKERS & VINTAGE CARS
BPS needs your ideas and help if we are to have a float in the pageant—
please offer your suggestions and support.
BALAKLAVA SWIMMING POOL AUCTION
Sunday 19th October 2014
Please support our Sundry Goods Auction to be held at
Ralli Park at 9:30am.
Start collecting any suitable goods for
the auction.
For more information contact:
Peter Butterfield 0417884877
MILO CRICKET & T20
CRICKET
At Balaklava Oval
Starts Thursday 23rd October
4pm—5pm
Contact Hayden Battle for more details
0438621750
NEWSLETTER ON THE WEBSITE
The current newsletter can be found on the
school website at
www.balakr7.sa.edu.au.
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