NEWSLETTER 28th May 09
PRINCIPAL – SHANE SEMMLER PHONE 8584 1369
PRE-SCHOOL DIRECTOR – JOY KLEIN FAX 8584 1336
GOVERNING COUNCIL CHAIRPERSON – MAX GRAY firstname.lastname@example.org
PRE-SCHOOL GOVERNING COUNCIL CHAIRPERSON – DENISE WAGNER
CALENDAR PRINCIPAL’S NEWS
MAY Dear Parents, Caregivers, Friends,
29 Last Day-. Photo This week is public education week. We would like to thank parents for
supporting us and enrolling their children in the public education system. We
JUNE would also like to thank our staff for the terrific learning opportunities they
4th School Photos provide for the children.
5th Student Free Day Our school captains, Andrew Casey and Jade Worsfold were interviewed on
8th Queen’s Birthday ABC radio this morning to promote an awareness of public education week.
12th Assembly 5/6/7
Walk Safely to School Day was once again very successful. It was great to
16-17th Life Education Van
see students and many parents actively (either riding or walking) to school.
26th Assembly SRC
Thankyou to Paul Haenen for organising this activity.
JULY Thank you to the parents that supported Bingo on Thursday 14th May. Many
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parents provided supper, which was terrific. A number of our parents and
some of our students and staff attended on the night. Proceeds from the
Bingo, supper and money squares sold on the night gave us a profit of
$225.05. This is a welcome addition to our fundraising.
Nominations for the Neita (National Excellence in Teaching Awards) are now
The program calls on parents, school councils, committees of management,
student councils and local community organisations to identify teachers,
principals and directors who are an inspiration to their students, to their peers
and to their community.
The awards promote public recognition of the teaching profession and
specifically those teachers whose inspirational approach to teaching
Kindergarten stimulates student learning.
If you would like to nominate someone, please request a free nomination kit
by phoning 1800 624 487 or nominate on-line at www.neita.com.
Closing date for nominations is 31st July.
Last Wednesday, Be Active and Wheels Day, was a terrific day for the
children. Thank you to Heather Zimmermann and Jacquie Pankhurst for
organising the day and David Schubert for coming along and assisting with
Our uniform ladies, Janine Fielke and Sue Wright do a terrific job, processing
orders and organising uniforms for our students.
Recently it has been noticed that a number of children have been attending
school with either no or only part uniform. We urge all parents to send their
children in uniform every day.
If any parents have any suggestions or issues about
school uniform, they are asked to approach a “Happy Birthday” wishes are extended to you all:
member of the uniform committee (Janine Fielke, May
Sue Wright, Carolyn Fielke, Shane Semmler), who 28th Lucinda Size
will put any comments on the agenda for the next 31st Taylor Todd (Kindy)
uniform meeting. June
A number of children have been bringing bakugons 7th Matthew Carter
to school. We have allowed these for this term to 8th Ethan Wagner
date, but consider that children should now be
playing something else. We ask that you assist us
by ensuring children do not bring these items to SCHOOL AWARDS 22/5/09
school. Principal Awards:
Next Monday is the first day of winter. Our hat Robert Baulderstone: for challenging himself to
do his best.
policy allows students to play and be in the Caitlin Golding: always trying very hard and doing her best.
outdoors without hats during this season, while at Reception / Year 1 / Year 2
school. Jack Wilson: Imaginative story writing
Ashlin Muller: Never giving up - even on the hard stuff!
Janice’s Year 5/6/7 class have commenced training Amy Stephens: excellent teamwork and patience in maths.
for Pedal Prix. Children chose their Pedal Prix Catilin Golding: Always challenging her brain to work hard!
team leaders yesterday. We congratulate captains Amy Stephens: Endurance skipping champ 1min / 5secs.
Taylor Andrews and Tyler Wagner and vice Year 2/3 Literacy
Emma Golding: for displaying excellent manners and enthusiasm
captains Tyla Milich and Kane Awege. and for always trying her best to complete her work to a high
Shane Semmler standard.
Jackson Waechter: for working well in poetry lessons and for always
being keen to present his work at assembly. This is great to see!
Amilee Size: For concentration and effort in maths.
Abbey Wilson: Paying attention and contributing to class discussions.
Wasn’t “Be Active Day” fun! It was so good to see all Brian Hyde: excellent effort in all curriculum areas.
students having a go, and support each other. Firstly, at Erin Gibbs: Endurance skipping champ. 1min / 10secs.
lunchtime the students were ‘on wheels’ – (bikes, rollerblades Year 5/6/7
and skate boards etc),they were certainly on the move. Isobel Clemow-Meyer: Excellent thinking in Maths. Tuned in and a
During the activities, they had a chance to swap around, and hard worker.
there was lots of laughter. Bryce Heard: An excellent attitude in class and for improving the
quality of your work. Well Done!
So much can be achieved when we all co-operate and its great
Tyler Wagner: A much improved positive attitude and a big effort to
having so much fun.
do quality work. Well done!
Remember – Kane Gray: for really striving to produce quality work, an excellent
1. my “smiley boxes” for all, to let me know when ‘Be Active’ Thank You letter and polite and co-operative in class.
you’d like to chat with me. WOW!
2. “Coffee chat” is always after Assembly. Allow SRC Awards
yourself a little time (30mins) to relax and chat with Tameeka Semmler: Picking up rubbish.
school parents. Mathew Beswick: helping a friend.
Amy Charles: helping a student pack away their things.
Choir – I am really looking forward to the Choir Concert. We
Aimee Oxlade: On task
have a taste of their lovely singing at Assembly –well done!
Premier’s Reading Challenge Awards
Half the term is almost over, and the staff and students have Judd Tschirpig: 1st Reception to complete PRC.
been real busy people. I’m here for each one of you, to assist, Caitlin Golding: 1st Year 1 to complete PRC.
listen, share & care for all you. Jack Wilson: Year 2- completed PRC
Ellie Jones: Year 2- completed PRC
Kasey Rowe: Year 2- completed PRC
Amy Stephens: Year 2- completed PRC
Abbey Wilson: Year 4- completed PRC
Reminder to all parents / Courtney Size: Year 6- completed PRC
caregivers that photo orders Golden Bin Award
need to be returned to school No Award.
with your money by
Friday 29th May.
Could all parents/ carers ensure their child/ children are
dressed in school uniform and arrive at school on
time to prevent any delays, Thursday 4th June.
Programme – Our children have been involved in the autumn theme activities, as well as
our focus book of ‘After the Storm’. Next week we move into a bugs and insects
theme, where the children will be encouraged to explore ideas and details based around
the insects, classifying them and their habitats. We hope to use some resources on a
‘scootle’ web site, as well as programmes on our new KidSmart computer. We will be
visited by the ‘Fruit Doctor’, and later in the term go on an excursion to the Loxton Library and Loxton Research
Centre. Do you have any ideas or areas of expertise and interest to do with this topic? If so, please see one of our
Info.Session – All parents are invited to an evening get together to learn about your child’s kindy routines and
activities. It will be on Tuesday 9th June 6.00pm – 7.00pm. This session will be of particular interest to parents of
new children and parents of future kindy children. Please share this invitation with any families you may know who
may be considering bringing their child to our kindy. I’ll offer another similar session next term during the day.
New Outdoor Play Equipment – We are delighted that we were successful with our application to the Loxton
Waikerie Council Community Grants. They have granted us $ 1000 towards the purchase of this new piece of play
equipment. Playgroup children will benefit as well as the kindy children.
Please take note of the swine flu precaution notices on the movable whiteboard. This is a good time to also re-
teach our children good hygiene habits of hand washing after toileting and after using tissues. We have been
encouraging the children to cough into their sleeve, rather than hands, to help prevent the spread of germs. It is
much appreciated that parents are keeping unwell children at home. Kindy is not the place for sick children, for
their sake as well as others.
Lamington Drive – Have you asked neighbours, family and friends for their orders? Have you put in your order
yet? We need orders and money to kindy by next Thursday please, so supplies can be ordered and making
organised. Lots of willing and happy hands are needed on Wednesday 17th June, to cut, ice, coconut and pack all
these orders. Please put this date on your calendar. If you can arrange somewhere for your children – excellent – if
not, don’t stay home, bring them along and we can all help (with lamingtons and childcare).
Our larger piece of outdoor play equipment is for sale – please let others know. See advertisement elsewhere in
Book borrowing is up and running again - please encourage your child to borrow a book. We hope you will enjoy
sharing this time with your kindy child. I am constantly amazed by how much children know about books and their
wider world – well done parents and grandparents. We need to foster this natural curiosity and love of learning in
them when they are young. Thankyou to the Berri Information Centre for the donation of the new purple book
bags for your children to use while at kindy.
Please take note of the advance dates below and pop them in your diary or on the fridge.
Week 6 Tues 2nd June Camp Quality Puppets visit sch/kindy
Thurs 4 Lamington Orders due
Thurs 4th Kindy / School photos (please arrive on time)
Week 7 Tues 9 6.00pm Parent Info Session
Thurs 11th Hairlarious Day (crazy hair – coin donation for cancer)
Week 8 Tues 16 Life Ed Van visits sch/kindy
Wed 17th 9.00am Lamington Making
Week 9 Tues 23rd Excursion to Loxton
Tues 23rd 12noon Governing Council meeting
Week 10 Tues 30 10.45am Graduation / End of term celebrations
Thurs 2nd July Clean up morning
1.00pm Kindy finishes early
Week 1 Tues 21st July Yippee!!! Kindy Term 3 begins !
Week 2 Tues 28 4 year old health checks
Week 3 Energy Safety Week
COMMUNITY NEWS MAMMOTH MONASH MARKET
Sunday, May 31st
• Snitzel Pak • Riverland Stage Band Turbo the Clown
• Balloons • Greek Souvlaki White Elephant Stall
• Raffle Draw • Show Bags Fairy Floss
• Plants & Produce • Cakes Sweets
• BBQs • Chilli Dogs Savoury Potatoes
• Bottle/ • Face Painting Rosie’s School of
Try Your Luck & Crazy Hair Dance
Stall Jewellery Stalls
• Devonshire Tea • Hot Chips Donuts
• Crafts • Jumping Castles Beer and Wine Booth
• Boot Scooters • Soft Drinks Bric a Brac
• AFL TV coverage • Bubble Wands Berri Gymnastics
• Henna Tattoos • Hamburgers Body Products
• Leather products • Scrapbooking Outdoor furniture
Approx 90 Stalls
MONASH SCHOOL GROUNDS
Come along and enjoy the fun
Gold Coin Entry
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A public seminar aimed at understanding the unique
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The seminar will be held in Adelaide on Saturday June
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Visit the Generation Next website: SA accredited trainers conducting FREE 2 hour information sessions.
Murray Bridge Regional Office
20 Beatty Terrace, Murray Bridge
Thursday 4th June 2009 – 3 to 5pm &
Berri Regional Office ,3 Kay Avenue, Berri
Friday 5th June 2009 – 3 to 5pm
Information sessions cover the following topics:
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Be Active /
Walk to school day
The following poems were
written by Jade and Andrew
and read on the ABC radio
L.N.P.S. My Dream
Loxton North Primary School,
Is the place to be.
I have lots of fun,
I Know everyone, Loxton North Primary is my dream
And every one knows me. school. We’ve two shaded playgrounds
and even a pool.
We have two large ovals, The students are friendly the teachers
And an ash felt court. are cool,
The ash felt court is full size, Loxton North Primary is my dream
That’s why I like sport. school.
Our interactive whiteboards, At Loxton North we share and we give,
Help us all learn. There’s always someone to play with.
With plenty of computers, Here at North we have heaps of fun,
We all get a turn. There’s lots of learning for everyone.
Put it all together, We all work together for one and for all.
I think it’s really cool. That’s why Loxton North is my dream
A place to learn and have fun, school.
Loxton North Primary School.
By Jade Worsfold
By Andrew Casey