Balaklava Primary School Term 4 Week 3 30th Oct 2014 PO BOX 108 29 Wallace St, Balaklava SA 5461 Phone: (08) 88621660 Fax: (08) 88621009 e-mail: [email protected] DIARY DATES: TERM 4 OCTOBER 31st Music is Fun band NOVEMBER 6th BPS Fun Fair 4pm 7th Student Free Day with BHS 10thвЂ”20th Swimming lessons Yrs R-5 21st Swimming Carnival 26th Governing Council Dear families, World TeacherвЂ™s Day World TeacherвЂ™s Day will be celebrated this Friday the 31st of October. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our teachers for their dedication and commitment to providing a safe, happy environment and quality education for our students. We will be taking time to show our appreciation with a special morning tea on Friday. FUN FAIR Looking forward to seeing all our families at the Fun Fair next Thursday starting at 4pm. Derani Sanders has been helping Room 7 make decorations for sale. (More on Page 6) 2015 Planning Planning for the 2015 school year has started. An important part of this is being able to estimate our enrolment numbers to help us work out staffing and classes. Families with children they wish to enrol, knowledge of new families to the area and those considering leaving are asked to contact us to assist with this process. Thank you 2015 Class Placement The Class Placement process for 2015 will soon begin. This process is undertaken over a number of weeks and staff work hard to ensure we place children carefully DECEMBER in regards to class size and structure. We also try to put together groups of 11th Year 7 children who will work and learn well together. Graduation To do this we consider: 12th вЂў The learning needs of each child. Last day Term 4 вЂў A good balance of boys and girls and learning abilities. вЂў Each childвЂ™s friendship needs вЂ“ choosing friends who work and learn well ASSEMBLIES together Term 4 Teachers will give strong consideration to each childвЂ™s friendship needs as they Weeks 3,6,8 to start at 2:30pm make up classes. If friends do not work well together however, teachers may and farewell decide not to put them into the same class. School is a time to learn to make a assembly Wk 9 range of friends. A new class and a new school year is an ideal time to make new (time to be confirmed) friends. A few children have very special learning or health needs. If you believe that your child has very special needs, we will strive to do our very best to take this into consideration when we finalise classes, but due to a range of complexities, this may not always be possible. While we welcome letters re the above criteria, we must stress that letters of Tomorrow morning requests for certain teachers will not be considered. Please ensure all requests are is the last chance forwarded no later than Friday 14h November 2014. to pay $7 for Music Tricia Joseph is Fun Band performance Page 2 MUSIC NEWS DIARY DATES Term 4 Week 3вЂ”Friday 11am. Music is Fun Band concert. All classes participate Week 4 Wednesday 5th November вЂ”Dress Rehearsals for Fun Fair Concert Thursday 6th NovemberвЂ”Technical Rehearsal for Fun Fair Concert 4-7pm BPS Fun Fair and concert Concert at approx. 6.30-7:30pm. All must be seated on the High School oval and in costumes at 6:25pm Please refer to the costume note on page 3. More detailed notes will go home for each class this week. Music is Fun Band costumesвЂ“ Friday 31st Any Year 6 or 7 with a onesie can join the band for Roar, Mrs RowlandвЂ™s people can wear their вЂ�HappyвЂ™ costume, the vocal ensemble their вЂ�FrozenвЂ™ costume and RockвЂ™nвЂ™Robin dancers (4) skirts. Congratulations to all the students and parents who took part on stage or in the orchestra for the fabulous production of вЂ�Beauty and The BeastвЂ™, last weekend. It was indeed outstanding AMEB exam results: Congratulations to Tyler Durdin, Grade 1 PianoвЂ”Credit with Merit taught by Meriel Lane Emma Lane, Grade 3 PianoвЂ“ Credit with Merit taught by Di Spence Bronny Cottle Music Teacher. 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. MUSIC IS FUN BAND вЂ” tomorrow Friday 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 appealвЂ”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 LIBRARY NEWS BPS CONGRATULATIONS More than 125,000 South Australian students from 683 schools completed the PremierвЂ™s Reading Challenge. Our school has been congratulated on our outstanding results and two students and one adult have been invited to attend the PremierвЂ™s Reception on Friday 21st November at the Sanctuary Function Centre, Adelaide Zoo. Although this is also our Swimming Carnival, we are so honoured to be invited that Mrs Cleary and 2 students will attend and represent all those who completed the Challenge in 2014. 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 beforeвЂ”Week 3 Oct. 31st DO YOU HAVE ANY .. вЂў Milk Containers 1lt and 2lt. Cardboard and plastic (rinsed and with lids) Page 3 SRC PURCHASES Recently the SRC purchased equipment for the future discos. They now have a disco ball with reflective lights, as demonstrated by Emma, a four colour light chaser being held by Icelle and Joseph is holding the LED party lights which are multi-coloured when switched on. The SRC are really excited about their purchases. BPS Visit BHS Alpaca Shearing Mrs WoodвЂ™s class at the alpaca shearing: Seth, Irish, Makayla, Kasey and Molly (several children obscured) inspect the fleece. BALAKLAVA HIGH SCHOOL Year 7 Parent/Student Information Evening Wednesday 5th November (Week 4) Balaklava Community Library 7-8pm All welcome YR 7 PARENTS Last term Balaklava High enrolment packs were sent home with each student. The return rate has been astronomically low. This a compulsory step in the transition of Yr7 to Yr 8. Please locate your folder, complete and return. This is the only way the High School will have to communicate with you re next years information, processes and requirements. Mr Woodroofe took several boys to watch the alpaca shearing: Jake, Troy, Kain, Dylan, Lachlan, Brandon, Jamie, Harry and Jack. CREDIT UNION CHRISTMAS PAGEANT There are 16 passes available for the Community Section of the Pageant route. It is on Wakefield Street, near toilets and is sectioned off for community groups. Wrist tags must be worn. Please let me know if you would like wrist bands and a map. Marcia Nowlan Page 4 CHRISTIAN PASTORAL SUPPORT WORKER On Monday this week we had a вЂњBe Kind to SomeoneвЂќ day, where the children were encouraged to show kindness to another person within the school, and then record that act on a hand-print which was then included on a banner. The whole thing was part of the schoolвЂ™s recognition of the Peace Run which passed through Balaklava today (Thursday). The banner of hands was presented to the Peace Run organisers. Being kind to someone often involves stepping out of our comfort zone. It may involve something that we would not вЂњnaturallyвЂќ do and this takes courage and sometimes brings with it a reaction from those affected by the act. In church recently we looked at the story of the Good Samaritan, where a person was beaten up and left on the side of the road. Three people walked past the scene. The first was a priest and the second was a Levite (a religious leader of the time) and both men passed the injured person by and offered no assistance. The third person on the scene was a Samaritan, not a popular member of society at the time. This person did not hesitate to help the injured person, even putting him on his donkey and taking him to the вЂњhospitalвЂќ of the time and offering to return and pay for his treatment. CHRISTMAS HAMPERS Each year Christmas Hampers are supplied by the Christian Churches and the community of Balaklava through the SWAP shop to people in need in the local communities. This year the SWAP shop has put together an application form, which is to be completed and returned to me at Balaklava Primary School by Friday November 28th. The hampers will be available to successful applicants from Tuesday December 9th. If you would like to apply for a Christmas hamper, please collect an application form from the front office of Balaklava Primary School and return it to me as soon as possible. Hampers will be limited so please act promptly. Thanks David Woodroofe CPSW 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 вЂ”Thank You. Raffle Books will be coming home soon. Whilst this story is not spectacular, and was told to prove a point, it does bring to light the need for all of us to be prepared to help when the need arises. These occasions will not always be вЂњconvenientвЂќ and may cause us some discomfort, but showing kindness to someone in need should be a natural part of our lives. No reward is necessary, just the knowledge that you have made the other personвЂ™s life and situation just a little better by your action. Worth a thought Woody TERM DATES FOR 2015 2015 Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 27 Jan - 10 Apr 27 Apr - 3 Jul 20 Jul - 25 Sep 12 Oct - 11 Dec hamper will be student start to Page 5 ASSEMBLY WEEK 2 Kristine and Justin accept the Good Manners trophy for Mrs MardellвЂ™s class Mrs Joseph farewells bus drivers Tina Coles and Graham Wood Lexile Awards went to: Front: Mackenzie, Harrison, Emily and Brooke Middle row: Charlotte, Tori, Ira, Kieara and Ella Back row: Madeleine, Mackenzie, Angelo, Ryen, Chelsea and Karl Rihanna, Emily and Charli were the winners of the PBL postcard competition. Their designs were chosen to be used as Positive Postcards to families to inform them of the good efforts of their child(ren) at school. Front row: Caleb, Jasmin, Matilda, Tynan, Riley and Kian Middle row: Rylan (behind his award), Charli, Brooke, Zoeanne, Nicola, Ashlea, Ira and Shianne Back row: Madison, Mackenzie, Tamika, Chelsea, Cooper and Ella received class awards. Assembly Week 3 Managed by Mrs ClearyвЂ™s Year 6/7 Items from Mrs RussellвЂ™s and Mrs ClearyвЂ™s classes. Page 6 FUN FAIR FUN FAIR PREPARATIONS Derani Sanders has been donating her time and materials to work with Mrs RussellвЂ™s Room 7 Reception and Year 1 students, making wonderful Christmas decorations and bookmarks. These will be on sale at the Fun Fair on Thursday 6th November. Thanks Derani ! 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 wonвЂ™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. THINGS to DO at The FUN FAIR 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 вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў THINGS to EAT at The FUN FAIR Filipino Food BBQ Icecreams & Drinks Coffee & Cake Lions Donuts Chocs & Lollies Face Painting Basketball Shooting 10 pin bowling Show Bags Jumping Castles Knock em down Lucky Bottle/Jar Pick a Popstick Ball Roll Clown teeth Worm Fertilser Lucky Dip Angry Birds StringPull Duck Hooks LillyMOO Makings Rustic Creations OCOC Buskers Craft Frog Jump Coke Bottles 2ndhand books&toys Marshmellows Bookmarks Reindeeer Food Guess the jellybeans Pinwheels Bucket throw etc. etc. etc Page 7 Page 8 COMMUNITY NEWS WATER AWARENESS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS Balaklava Swimming Pool вЂ“ JAN 19, 20, 21,22, 23 & P/H 26 - 2015 ItвЂ™s on again in 2015. A great water safety program for children aged 6 months вЂ“ 5 years Conducted with a qualified instructor (also qualified in teaching children with special needs within the classes) For more information please contact Lauren 8862 1618, Ali 85272112 or Angela 8862 1750 or email [email protected] to receive enrolment forms electronically Registrations close Friday, 5 December 2014 January 5-13 2015 Enrol online atwww.vacswimsa.com.au BALAKLAVA & DISTRICT LIONвЂ™S 2014 CHRISTMAS PAGEANT Friday December 19 5:45pm вЂў Prizes for Best Dressed Bike & Best Floats вЂў Magic Cave, Father Christmas вЂў вЂў Balaklava Business & Traders Raffle Drawn LionвЂ™s Club Raffle Drawn вЂў 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 pageantвЂ”please offer your suggestions and support. Balaklava High School presents вЂ�Stepping UpвЂ™ A Performing Arts Concert presented by BHS Specialist Music and Drama students. MONDAY NOVEMBER 10, 7:00pm Balaklava Town Hall. $4.00 Entry $10.00 Family (at the door). All proceeds to support the вЂ�World ChallengeвЂ™ project - A group of BHS students travelling to Vietnam in 2015 to build infrastructure to help a Vietnamese village living in poverty. For more details please contact BHS office 88620600. It would be particularly beneficial for any year 7s moving on to Balaklava High School next year who may be interested in the Specialist Music Program as they will get to see what is available to them CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR THE OWEN HALL COMMITTEE IS HOLDING A CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR FUNDRAISER THIS YEAR ON SATURDAY 13TH DECEMBER. IT WILL BEGIN AT 4PM AND WILL BE A LOCK -IN FOR KIDS FROM 6-16 YRS, UNTIL 8PM. KIDS 5 AND UNDER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH SCHOOLS ONLY, FOR $2, WITH LIMITED NUMBERS. A CHRISTMAS MOVIE WILL BE SHOWN THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON SO BEANBAGS/COMFY CHAIRS (LABELLED) CAN BE BROUGHT , OR THE HALL CHAIRS CAN BE USED. FOOD AND DRINKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM CANTEEN AND THERE ARE SIDESHOW GAMES TO PLAY @ 50 CENTS EACH, AND COME ALONG IN YOUR BEST CHRISTMAS COSTUME TO WIN A PRIZE. MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE OWEN HALL COMMITTEE.
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