REDWOOD PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL CONTENTS

CONTENTS
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Principal’s News
Finance News
Assembly Awards
Resource News
Out of Hours School Sport
2015 class placement info
Social Media Issue
Preschool News
OSHC News
Community Notice Board
Insert Term 4 Calendar
M& S Fees 2015
DIARY DATES
Fundraising Mtg
Mon 20th [email protected]
Hiragana Comp
Tues 21st Oct
Canteen Mtg
Fri 24th Oct
Pupil Free Day
Mon 27th Oct
OSHC Committee
Mon 27th Oct
Principal:
Wink Dowdy
Senior Leader:
Lynette Simons
Address:
Lokan Street
Redwood Park SA 5097
PO Box 909, St Agnes
SA 5097
Phone (08) 8263 8333
Preschool
(08) 395 0210
Fax (08) 8396 1713
Email:
[email protected]
au
Website:
www.redwoodparkprimary.sa.
edu.au
PUPIL FREE
REDWOOD PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL
“Partners in Learning”
17th October 2014
Dear Families,
Welcome back to term 4, and after a restful holiday, I hope you are ready
for the usual business of the last term of the year.
Please check the term’s calendar and our newsletters to keep you up to
date with the many events we have organised as the year comes to a
close.
We finished term 3 with a number of events, that once again highlight the
many talents of our students.
Festival of Music
On Friday, 19th Sept, our choir performed at the Festival Theatre. Many of
our students were in the front row, and so their parents could easily see
them. The program featured the specially commissioned song “Flight”
written by noted Australian composer Paul Jarman. It explored the history,
science and expansion of flying.
As mentioned in previous newsletters Tayla-Marie, Daniela and Adam and
Megan had extra roles in other night performances. We were lucky on our
night to hear one of our students, Stephanie, sing a solo.
On behalf of the school community, I would like to thank Rhoda Emerson
for her hard work, dedication and enthusiasm for training the choir.
I would like to also thank staff “behind the scenes” including Lyn Marshall
(organiser extraordinaire), Chad Lofts, Mike Cousins and Matt Mullen.
Snow White and the Magnificent Seven Musical
Congratulations to Amy Cobb and her team who performed this very funny
play. Many of the practices were held at lunch times.
Well done to the cast: Daniela B, Megan F, Louisa S, Alecia V, David L,
Sam B, Christina B, Alana B, Cailin H, Leo C, Malaika M, Ashley W, Claire
W, Caitlin A, Olivia B, Caitlin J, Dakoda F, Tahlia D, Jasmine M, Olivia H,
Tyler R, Bethany C, Mia L, Georgia L, Brianna B, Stephanie H, Kiera O’N,
Charlize A, Grace G, Shayla B, Charley C, Anastasija K, Chloe F, Shakayla
H, Punim T, Lina A, Tyler R, Alexandra S, Emma L, Ashanti R-S, Hailey R,
Olivia H, Tyler B, Haylee S, Bethany C and the crew…
Garth C, Joel Mc:, Aurora G, Brady W, Nicholas R, Jakeb A, Cooper Q,
Tyson H, Shane S, Indya C, Tyler M, Jim P and Callum B.
2015 Material & Services Charges
A watermarked copy of the 2015 M&S Charges is enclosed in this
newsletter. These fees will be set at the next Governing Council on Tuesday
4th November at 7pm and all parents/caregivers are invited to attend this
meeting in the school staffroom.
Mon 27th October
Our Values
Respect, Collaboration, Confidence, Security, Quality
Principal’s News continued…
Oliphant Science Awards
A big congratulations to Matilda who won a 3rd place for her Science
poster entry.
Working Bee
A big thank you to the families who helped us at our working bee on
Sunday 21st Sept… Couzner family, Kennedy family, Lesley Powell,
Hatton family, Legg family and Lynette. Much weeding was done, bark that had spilled over from
the playground was returned back to its original home, and the
sandpit was raked.
TTG SAPSASA District Tennis
Congratulations to Daniel Shephard who has won a place in the team.
Regards Wink
RPPS Reminders
1.
Over this term, a number of events will be held at our school. When you park around the
school, please ensure you do not park across driveways of residents in the area.
2.
At Redwood Park School, we do discourage individual families bringing lolly bags or cake to
celebrate an individual student’s birthday with the class. This is because we have a number
of students with food allergies. If items are brought, we ask that the food items are given
out at the end of the day and therefore can be taken home to consume.
3.
Update on our school bell times—from this term, we will now ring a REMINDER bell 2
minutes prior to the end of recess (11.18am) and 2 minutes prior to the end of lunch
(1.43pm), to ensure our children go back to the classroom on time. Our normal school bell
times are: 8.50am start of school; 11.00am start of recess; 11.20am end of recess;
1.15pm start of lunch; 1.45pm end of lunch; 3.15pm end of school day.
Out of Hours School Sports—Netball & Basketball
Term 1, 2015 sees the start of the new season for Netball and Basketball. The season runs across
Term 1 & 2.
This competition is open to students in years 3-7. Students in year 3 must be turning eight years
of age during the season. If you are interested in your child participating, please get them to
collect a nomination form from the front office or contact the school and leave your childs name.
Heather will the organise the forms for them as soon as possible.
Forms will be available from Monday week 2 and will close on Thursday week 5, (forms and
payment need to be returned to Heather by this day). All attempts
will be made to place teams, however if there are not enough players
or a nominated coach/team manager, it will not go ahead and
payment will be returned to your child.
Heather Boyd – Out of School Hours Sport
RPPS Assembly Awards
The last assembly for Term 3 celebrated the school value, Collaboration— working, playing, sharing
ideas and resources with other children in a positive manner.
Congratulations to…
Buka O
Luca V
River B
Amber S
Logan S
Chelsea M
Ella M
Talon K
Tom S
Wyatt H
Sim S
Jackson W
James E
Garth C
Kirsten A
Jodie L
Saya N
Claire W
Lachlan C
Ethan W
Resource Centre News
SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA BOOK CLUB
Issue 7 is now open.
Closing date for orders (to the Payment Office) is WEDNESDAY 29th OCTOBER (9.15am).
Cheques are to be made payable to the school, thank you. Any queries, please see Lyn Marshall.
RESOURCE CENTRE thank you’s
Our Monitors this term have been Olivia B, Tahlia D, Dakoda F, Bronte A, Olivia H, Lucy M-B, Lina
A, Megan F, Emma L and Naomi A. These children gave up one lunch time each week to assist
with games borrowing, shelving and any other tasks asked of them. Thank you very much.
Many thanks also to our wonderful book coverers. Your support is very much appreciated. We still
have many more books to cover if anyone has any spare time, either in the Resource Centre or at
home.
Thank you also to Roll Book Monitors Caitlyn A, Jessica B, Aidan S, Ryan K, Li-Lun L and Luke H
who collect the books each day.
We hope you had a safe and happy holiday, and look forward to seeing you
during the term.
Silvia and Lyn
Preschool News
This year in the Preschool we have a little boy called Alex who is very special to us all.
At the start of 2013 Alex was diagnosed with a brain tumour. The tumour blocked the supply of
blood to Alex’s optic nerves which caused them to die and Alex to lose his sight. He had an
operation and underwent 7 months of chemotherapy. The tumours are now growing again and
Alex must undergo more treatment.
Alex has become an integral part of the Preschool community. Alex has taught us that even in
adversity we need to keep trying, reinforced acceptance of difference in all of us, and reminded us
how precious life is.
We would like to show our support for Alex and his family as they go through these trying times.
We will be hosting ‘Little Heroes Day’ on the 3rd November to raise funds for the ‘Alex’s Playground’
Initiative to help show our support as a community (see flyer out in week 2).
Bec Sykes (a Preschool Parent) from Arbonne International is also giving us an opportunity to
support Alex’s family. Bec is running a promotion for which all profits will go to Alex’s family.
More information is located on the last page of this newsletter and catalogues are available from
the Preschool and School front office.
2015 at Redwood Park School
As we begin the task of organising classes for 2015, there are 2 ways you can
help us. Please ...
1.
Fill in the first slip below and return to the school as soon as possible, if your
child/ren will not be attending our school in 2015.
or
2.
Fill in the second slip if there is information you would like us to take into
consideration when placing your child but remember this is not a request
for a particular teacher, and again return to school.
Please return either or both of these forms by Friday 31st October.
Your support in both these matters is greatly appreciated.
Regards Wink
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2015 Attendance
My child/ren
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Will not be attending Redwood Park School in 2015.
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Information Sharing
As parent of …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
I feel the following information is important when placing my child in a class for 2015 …
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Social Media issues
It has come to our attention that students at our school are using the app Kik to
communicate with friends and others. This app was designed for users seventeen years
and older but is being used by primary aged children.
The following information comes from a Sydney Morning Herald article warning on the
dangers of Kik.
Kik is a free texting app used by more than 50 million people around the world that
enables users to connect with strangers. Although rated for people aged 17 and older,
experts say children aged 11-15 are its main users.
The app can be installed on iPod touch and iPad devices as well as smart phones. Instead
of using phone numbers or real names to contact each other, each Kik member has a
user name. Conversations and images can't be viewed publicly, which makes it much
more difficult for parents to monitor Kik than Facebook or Twitter.
Cyber safety expert Ross Bark said Kik and Instagram were a ''dangerous combination''
for teenagers, who post photographs publicly on Instagram and then invite viewers to
''Kik me'' privately to chat.
''It's hidden to most parents,'' NSW Police Force social media spokesman Strath Gordon
said. ''Young people may not even know who they are communicating with. No one is
using their real names and that's a problem …''
A Google search on Kik has located police warnings from around the world about this
app. These warnings include complaints regarding offenders requesting explicit images
from children, online grooming and sexting. In some instances, children have been
coerced into meeting with strangers.
Parents are urged to be vigilant in monitoring the social media sites visited by their
children.
Regards
Wink and Lynette
This is the Kik symbol
中国文化早晨学前教育
On Wednesday 3rd of September, we held a special morning session to celebrate Chinese
tradition and enhance our learning about this amazing culture.
The children did some Chinese cooking with Katherine’s mother (Katherine is a preschool
student and her family have Chinese heritage) along with several other activities to help us
experience a snapshot of China.
The activities included making a Chinese dragon puppet, a Chinese drum and fan, doing
Chinese writing and helping to prepare a Chinese meal for all to taste.
Everyone was able to try using chopsticks and taste dumplings, spring rolls, special fried rice
and moon cakes.
We listened to talks about China, listened to traditional music
on You Tube, viewed artefacts from China, used ‘Sparklers’ for
fireworks and flew kites.
This was a fascinating experience for everyone and provided
opportunities for children to explore and respect the diversity of
cultures.
Community Notice Board
Modbury High School—Year 7 transition, Wednesday 3rd December (T4, Wk 8)
Parent Information Night—Wednesday 26th November at 7pm in the Robert Hill Auditorium (T4, Wk 7)
Extra Uniform Shop hours—Thursday 27th November (T4 Wk 7) 2.30 til 5pm & Friday 28th November
8.30am—12noon
Golden Grove Central Districts
T-BALL Games start:
Baseball Club invite you to
24 October 2014
Come and Try
6pm—7pm
T-Ball
U8 and U10 teams still recruiting
Come and enjoy a game of skill and strategy, while making
new friends
Come out and have a go at our training sessions on Mondays at
5pm at our Baseball club located: Illyarrie Reserve,
Illyarrie Avenue, Surrey Downs Or to Register online… Visit our
webpage @ www.ggcdbaseball.com.au
For further enquiries please email the club at
[email protected] or phone 0433 239 037
OSHC—Pupil Free Day
Monday 27th October
Redwood Park OSHC will be available on our
school pupil free day.
Please contact us on 0408 830 706 asap if you
wish to book in.
Our building renovations are nearly finished
and we will let you know asap when we are
back in.
We wish to thank you for your support during
vacation care with the relocation of our
service.
Please contact us on our mobile if you have
an enquiry or issue.
Regards
Kelly Lyons
Director
FUNDRAISER
for Alex Tann!
Monday October 13th – Friday 28th
November 2014
Everybody knows we are about beauty from the
inside out. Most people use our range of
Skincare, Health and Wellness Products because they are Pure,
Safe and Beneficial. Allow yourself or someone you
love to experience the Arbonne
Advantage this Christmas!
Receive 20%
off RRP for
orders placed
during this period.
ALL PROFITS will go to the Tann
Family!
Catalogue and order forms are available from Jane (Preschool or Deb
(Redwood Park Primary School). Simply fill out your order form, or contact
me directly to place your order. Complimentary product trial also available
upon request.
Rebecca Sykes
Arbonne Independent
Consultant, District
Manager
0410 438 744
[email protected]
Arbonneinternational.
com.au