South Australian State Music Camp 2021

South Australian State Music Camp 2021 is from July 5 to 9

Elder Conservatorium of Music

Application closing date: April 9

Auditions : May 15 & May 16 in the Schulz Building, Elder Conservatorium of Music

BISHOP ORCHESTRA - Bryan Griffiths Grade 6 : 13-23 yrs
MARCUS STRING ORCHESTRA - Erna Berberyan Grade 3 : 9-14 yrs
SHEPHARD CONCERT BAND - Bradley Lucas Grade 5 : 13-23 yrs
ALEXANDER ORCHESTRA - Jakub Jankowski Grade 4 : 12-16 yrs
STIMSON WIND ENSEMBLE - Kate Mawson Grade 2 : 9-14 yrs

* grade levels & age-ranges indicated are a guide

APPLY ONLINE TODAY - www.samusiccamp.com.au

Wellbeing and Engagement Collection

Year 4-7 students in our school have been invited to take part in a survey being conducted in Term 1 2021.  Our school will participate in the Term 1 Wellbeing and Engagement Collection which will be open during Weeks 8 to 10 (Monday 15 March to Thursday 1 April 2021).

The attached letter provides further information about the survey. 

Unley High School Special Interest Information

Attached is a flyer with application closing dates for the Unley High School unzoned Special Interest Programs

Happy Haven Newsletter Week 1-5

Please see the Happy Haven Newsletter attached

LAP-A-THON with a Splash of Colour

We are delighted to be able to invite one parent/carer per family to attend the Lap-a-thon on Friday March 5th. This ensures that we continue to meet Department for Education requirements and guidelines that are in place at the present moment.

Below is a timetable of when classes are participating

Time Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4
8.55am-9.25am Room 13 Room 5 Room 19 Room 1A
9.30am-10.00am Room 4 Room 15    
10.05am-10.35am Room 6 Room 23 Room 22 Room 29
10.40am-11.10am Room 26 Room 16 Room 21 Room 25
11.35am-12.05am Room 24 Room 28    
12.10pm-12.40pm Room 9 Room 14 Room 7 Room 3
1.50pm-2.20pm Room 2 Room 1 Room 17 Room 18
2.25pm-2.55pm Room 20 Room 10 Room 8 Room 27

 Parent Spectators

  • On arrival parents are asked to check in using the school's QR Code
  • Parents must adhere to Social Distancing guidelines (1.5m spacing) at all times whilst on site. We ask that parents spread out around the oval while watching the event. There will be Covid Marshalls in attendance to offer gentle reminders.
  • Toilets for visitors will be behind the Komlos building (Blue Room) next to the Kibby building.
  • Please do not enter the school buildings (except for the Komlos toilets) during your visit.
  • We ask that parents leave the school promptly at the end of your child's session as the next group of parents will be arriving shortly after.
  • If unwell please do not attend.

Parent Volunteers

Class teachers will be asking for parent volunteers on the day to record laps and help with obstacles.

  • Prior to the event read volunteer information sent out from class teachers.
  • On arrival volunteers will need to sign in at the front office and check in using the school's QR Code.

Now is the time to start collecting your donations from family and friends. Don't forget to record them on the provided sponsorship form ready to return by Friday 12th March.

We thank you for your understanding and look forward to seeing you at this FUN and COLOURFUL event!

A Message from our Pastoral Care Worker

The school year has got off to a great start, our students have settled in well and are enjoying being with their friends.

In my role, I provide support for members of the school community – students, staff and families. Some of that involves checking in with students who might be finding things difficult at school or at home or referring families to support networks. If you would like to find out more about my role, I can be contacted through the front office or by email julie.ascherellis43@schools.edu.au. I am at school on Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm and Friday 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

Some of the services I provide are help with social skills, making friends and other friendship issues. I help students understand their emotions, such as feeling worried or anxious and teach them strategies to self-regulate. These services are in addition to the classroom curriculum provided by teachers.

I work with students, individually, in small groups or as a whole class and work alongside staff to offer support to students in the classroom.  I model inclusivity and getting along with others as well as taking turns and using friendly body language. My lunchtimes are spent in the yard where I have the opportunity to interact with students in a relaxed environment.

I organise transition programs for students to help them prepare for High School. This year I will be holding separate sessions for Year 6 and Year 7 students and inviting representatives from all the High Schools that our students will be attending to join us.

If you have concerns about your child/children please contact their classroom teacher in the first instance. Consent for Pastoral Care must be signed before I am able to work individually or in small groups with your child.

It does take a village to bring up a child and we are here to help.

Julie

From the Library T1 Week 4

It has been wonderful to have the students back in the library and we have lots of new books to entice them.

Reminder about overdue books and borrowing limits

Reception to year 2 students may borrow up to four books and years 3-7 students may borrow up to six; the loan period is two weeks. Overdue books need to be returned before any more can be borrowed. We would much rather students be able to continue borrowing than be worrying about a book they can’t find. Parents, pleaseif you or your child are concerned about any books that are overdue or lost, contact Sophie or Nicole in the library. While we expect students to treat our library books with care, we do understand all sorts of things can happen. 

Volunteers needed

We would love some more help in the library. Whether it’s covering books, shelving or just tidying up, all help is very much appreciated. Alternatively, you could take some books home to be covered and return when done. Please contact Sophie if you can help sophie.calvertsmith315@schools.sa.edu.au

Looking forward to seeing you soon,

Sophie And Nicole

Canteen News

Mitcham Primary School Canteen is open 5 days a week from 8.30 to 2pm.

Recess and lunch orders are done online through the Qkr! app so please download it and go to the Mitcham PS logo to follow the steps. Please contact the canteen if you have any problems so we can assist you.logos_qkrlogo.png
This year we have made some changes to the menu as some items take more time to prepare and we have a reduced volunteer availability. If you wish to volunteer in the canteen please contact Anita or Anne for more information. 

Have a great year!
Anita Viskic
Canteen manager

Performing Arts News

The Primary Schools Festival of Music provides many opportunities for students in different areas. All information can be found on the website

Host Auditions

Thursday 25th February from 4.00-5.30pm at the PSMF Office, 28 Hay Street, Klemzig or

Friday 26th February from 4.00-5.30pm at Fulham North Primary School, Cheadle Street, Henley Beach

Students need a teacher to sign the audition form and parents then book auditions online.

https://festivalofmusic.org.au/auditions/hosts

Troupe

The Performance Troupe is the group of students that do the movement to some choir songs during the performances. Auditions are now live and can be booked on the website for dance only, or dance and vocal solo. 

https://festivalofmusic.org.au/auditions/troupe

Concert Band

Concert band rehearsals began last week for continuing instrumental students. Please remind students to bring their instruments each Friday, Concert Band 1 reahearses at 1.45pm and Concert Band 2 rehearses at 2.30pm. We look forward to sharing a performance with families soon.

Brainstorm Productions - Buddies

On 15th & 18th February Brainstorm Productions presented their student wellbeing performance 'Buddies' for Years 2-4 & Years 5-7.

'Buddies' is a live educational theatre performance that follows the journey of Lucy and Charlie as they discover the secrets to building positive friendships and staying safe online.

Lucy is impulsive and breaks the rules to try to fit in. Charlie is being bullied, but he's afraid to stand up for himself and show his true feelings. As players in an exciting virtual reality video game, Charlie and Lucy must co-operate to navigate the cyber chamber, overcome the forces of Aggrator, earn the eight Friendship Discs and restore the Ancient Ring of Friendship. They learn important lessons about online safety, such as not sharing passwords, not talking to strangers, protecting their privacy on apps and games and asking for help if something makes them feel uncomfortable. Together they discover that a true friend is someone who is kind, tells the truth, listens, helps you feel safe and allows you to be yourself.

'Buddies' is part of our student wellbeing curriculum and has been developed by teachers and psychologists. This exciting live theatre experience gives students practical skills to make and keep good friends, take a stand against bullying and stay safe online.

Brainstorm Productions is one of Australia's largest and most respected theatre in education companies, performing to over 360,000 students every year. They offer a range of programs to help schools build healthy and harmonious environments, addressing issues such as cyber safety, bullying, resilience, diversity and inclusion.

If you would like to know more about Brainstorm Productions, you can visit their website: brainstormproductions.edu.au, or their Facebook page: facebook.com/Brainstorm.Productions.