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 Leadership Team
                                                         DON’T FORGET
 Vicki Stravinski
  Lindon Alvey                                           PUPIL FREE DAY
                                                      This Friday 6th March
 Anne Flannery

    Diary Dates

 Early Closure 2.10pm
 School Closure Day
          9th           I would like to thank parents and caregivers of students in
 Adelaide Cup public
        holiday         Reception to Year 5 for their support during the first three weeks
         18th           as we waited to receive confirmation of eligibility of smaller
Governing Council mtg
                        classes and then the process of appointing new staff and a
    Harmony Day         reshuffle of classes for many students.
 Early Closure 2.10pm
                        We now have classes of no more than 25 and what a difference
                        it is already making to teaching and learning. It is wonderful to
          3rd           see how resilient our students are by showing how they have
     Sports Day
       6th – 8th        settled in their new classes and how well our new teachers have
   Yr 6/7 Aquatics      settled into our school routines.
  Last Day of Term
    2.10pm finish       We welcome Kate Schipper, Aaron Heritage, Jenny Hills and
   Public Holiday
                        Wendy Gibbs to our school.
                        Vicki has extended her sick leave. In the meantime I will
                        continue in the position of principal.
                                                                   Anne Flannery
Acquaintance Meetings                           Pupil Free Day
Thank you to all the families who attended
our Acquaintance Meetings. We have had
such an overwhelming response.

                                                         HAPPY PROJECT LAUNCH

                                                Healthy Active Panatalinga Parents and

                                  This year              March 6 – Pupil Free Day
                                    teachers                for Happy Launch
                                       have     On Friday March 6th, staff at Morphett Vale
chosen different ways of getting to know        East School will join with six other cluster
their parents and communicating classroom       schools and their Kindergartens to celebrate
procedures, routines, expectations and          the launch of the HAPPY Project. The Project
presenting their learning programs.             will be launched by our local member,
                                                Amanda Rishworth. Maggie Beer and author
                                                of ‘Bite Me’, Anne Johnson will then address
                                                the 250 staff about the importance of
                                                healthy active lifestyles.    The staff will
                                                participate in a variety of workshops from
                                                composting and gardening to ideas for
                                                physical activity and cooking. After lunch,
                                                each school will meet together to plan
                                                whole school projects.

                                                This promises to be a great day of learning,
                           We hope that         networking and planning for all staff across
                           the families that    our cluster of schools. While we are working
                           took advantage       hard and learning lots, I wish all families a
                           of            this   HAPPY extra long weekend.
                           enjoyed it as
                                                           Mary O’Hara (HAPPY Coordinator)
                           much as the staff
                           (from       these
                           photos it seems      Governing Council News
like they did!)                                 Governing Council met for the first time in
                                                2009 on Wednesday 18th February. The
                                                following items were discussed:

                                                   The Rudd Primary School Funding
                                                   School Counsellor introduction & role
                                                   Site Learning Plan

                                                Governing Council meetings are held in
                                                Week 4 and Week 8 each term.                All
                                                parents/caregivers are welcome to attend
                                                as a visitor – please speak to the office staff
                                                if you are interested in attending.
Registration of Interest                         weeding, planting, water testing, soil testing
A huge thank you to those parents that           and other ongoing activities with the
have registered their interest in helping        ultimate goal of sharing all of our learning
                                                 with other classes, and our community.
around the school in one of the many ways
possible. For those that ticked one of the
boxes on the general consent form (library,      Volunteer Movie Day
canteen, fundraising, craft, grounds) please     On Monday 11th May the City of
know that you will be contacted shortly.         Onkaparinga is hosting a Volunteer movie
                                                 day at Wallis Noarlunga Cinema Centre.
Bike and Road Safety
                                                 As we have already had to indicate our
Stop, Look, Listen, Think                        requirements for sessions we are now asking
We are very concerned about the safety of        that our school volunteers speak to Colleen
some of our students who walk and ride to        to advise if they would like to attend either
school. Children have been seen regularly        the 10.00am or 12.30pm sessions. Seats are
being unsafe on their bikes; even riding on      restricted to volunteers only (sorry no
the wrong side of the road. We ask all           partners, friends, children etc)
parents to speak to their children about
road safety.                                     Ticket allocation will be on a first come/first
                                                 served basis.
Bushfire Appeal
We would like to acknowledge the                 Free parenting seminar
generosity of our community for the money        Confident Parents, Remarkable Children
that was donated to aid the bushfire             Raising children you'll love to live with!
appeal. The amazing amount of $798-00
was raised. Thank you everyone.                  Do you want parenting to be much easier?
                                                 Do you want your child's cooperation and
Sustainability Project                           respect?
As part of our school’s sustainability focus
Room 17 will be working on a part of the         For parents and carers of children from
surrounding creek bed area in Tarnnannga         toddlers to teens.     Come and hear
Reserve. On a weekly basis, students have        respected parenting educator from the USA:
been cleaning up rubbish, weeding and            Bonnie Harris MS Ed
have begun identifying native plants and
weeds.     Jess, the site manager for the        WHEN:         7:15 - 9:00 pm,
Tarnnannga Reserve, has been out to pay us                     Monday 16th March, 2009
a visit and help us with some of our plant       WHERE:        Elder Hall, University of Adelaide,
                                                               Nth Terrace
and weed identification prior to beginning
                                                 TO ATTEND: Please phone Parenting SA on
our weeding.       Mark from the National         8303 1660 or email
Resource Board visited us to help us better
understand the importance of native plants       For information about parenting or caring for
to each area and the effects that our            children     and      teenagers       go   to
everyday life can have on our local     or or
environment. This area around our school is      phone Parent helpline on 1300 364 100
unique because our school is where the two
arms of Christie Creek join into one. Christie
Creek and its associated vegetation and
landforms have a high degree of
significance    to  Kaurna      people,   the
indigenous traditional owners of the area.
We will be studying and maintaining the
area throughout the year with clean-ups,
Cyber Safety workshops                          Swimming
Students from Year 3 - 7 took part in a Cyber   Year 5 student, Dylan Manuel, competed in
Safety presentation from Bev Yardley from       a recent swimming carnival held in Renmark.
the Communications and Media section of         A junior member of the Fleurieu Swimming
the Commonwealth Government this week.          Club, located at Sherriffs Road Swimming
This program is designed to provide             Centre, Dylan won gold medals in freestyle
information to students about being safe on     and backstroke, a silver medal in
the internet, with their electronic learning    breaststroke and a bronze medal in butterfly.
and use of other technologies. We will be       Congratulations and well done Dylan.
sending out a pamphlet to help keep
parents informed about strategies and things
to do to keep your child safe on line.

More generosity
During week four we collected money on
the 16th and 20th February. We waited for
people to buy things from the canteen and
then we asked them if they would like to
donate their change.

We collected the money because of the
bushfires in Victoria in which animals have
been injured.

The students who helped collect the money
we Corey C, Patrick W, Chris N, Caitlin S,
Hayley H, Lauren E, Shannon L, Corey H and
Seth W.

We collected $108.30.                           Community Noticeboard
                                                School Uniforms For Sale – 3 brand new size
Thank you to the people who gave their          10 school green & white check dresses.
money. It has been send to Wildlife Victoria.   Never worn, tickets still attached. All 3 for
                                                $20. Phone Dawn 0438 537 524
                               Patrick Webb
                                                Worlds Greatest Shave – Morphett Vale
Important School Football                       Football Club 12th March @ 6pm. Head
                                                along and support your local community.
Any parents or volunteers interested in         Kids Taekwondo – Reynella Sth Primary
helping with our school football teams are      School – Thursdays from 6pm Enquiriers 0412
invited to a meeting in the staffroom on        909 500 or 0418 832 413
Tuesday 10th March at 4.00 pm. At this stage
we are looking for a Year 4-5 coach but any     Tabor Christian College – Principals Tour –
parents interested in helping would be          Wednesday 3rd June at 9.15am.
greatly appreciated.

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