Newsletter – 08 September 2023

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 PRINCIPALS’ REPORT

As we welcome September, we also usher in the promise of warmer weather and sunnier days. With this change, it’s crucial that we keep the health and safety of our students at the forefront of our minds. That’s why we’re excited to remind everyone about our SunSmart initiative and the introduction of a “No Hat, No Play” rule from the 1st of September until the end of term 1 2024.

"No Hat, No Play" Rule

Starting from September 1st and continuing into Term 1, we will be implementing a strict “No Hat, No Play” rule during outdoor activities. This means that all students must wear an appropriate sun-safe hat when participating in outdoor play, sports, or any outdoor school activities. The hats should provide adequate protection by shading the face, neck, and ears.

This rule serves two primary purposes:

  • Sun Safety: Wearing a hat is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect against harmful UV radiation from the sun. It reduces the risk of sunburn and long-term skin damage.
  • By instilling the importance of sun protection early on, we are not only safeguarding our students’ health but also teaching them lifelong habits for sun safety.

 

Additional SunSmart Tips:

  • Apply Sunscreen: Don’t forget to apply sunscreen with a high SPF before your child leaves for school. Encourage them to reapply during the day, especially after physical activities or swimming.
  • Seek Shade: Teach your child to seek shade whenever possible during outdoor activities. The school has many structured shades but also many trees that provide additional shade.
  • Protective Clothing: In addition to hats, consider dressing your child in clothing that covers their arms and legs, and sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Hydration: Keep your child well-hydrated, especially on hot days. Encourage them to drink water regularly.

By working together to enforce the “No Hat, No Play” rule and embracing a SunSmart mindset, we can ensure our students enjoy outdoor activities safely throughout the upcoming terms. Let’s take proactive steps to protect our children’s health and well-being while teaching them valuable lessons about sun safety.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our SunSmart program or the “No Hat, No Play” rule, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Together, we can make sure every child at RGLPS enjoys a sun-safe and fun-filled school year.

Footy Day and Early Finish

Don’t forget on Friday it is time to dress up wearing the colours of your favourite footy team. Whether it is the navy of the Mighty Blues in the AFL or the green and gold of the Aussie soccer teams, even rugby colours are welcome as we celebrate finals and all things football. We will have a morning parade and then traditional footy food of hotdogs. As it is the last day of term, we will finish at 2:30pm. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Inaugural STEM Festival Recap

We are thrilled to bring you an exciting recap of the Rosanna Golf Links Primary School’s Inaugural STEM Festival! This week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) was an incredible success, and we’re excited to share all the highlights with you.

Monday: The Amazing STEM Race

Our STEM Festival kicked off with a bang on Monday as students participated in “The amazing STEM Race.” The campus buzzed with enthusiasm as students and families embarked on a thrilling scavenger hunt, solving STEM-related puzzles and challenges. It was heartwarming to witness their teamwork, problem-solving skills, and sheer determination in action. The Amazing STEM Race set the tone for an exciting week ahead.

Wednesday: Parent Math Night with Michael Ymer

Wednesday evening saw the school’s music room and online space transform into a hub of mathematical wonderment! We were honoured to host Michael Ymer, a renowned math educator, who engaged parents and grandparents alike with his dynamic presentation. Michael’s interactive approach to math left everyone inspired and confident about embracing math as a fun and integral part of everyday life.

Professor Bunsen Incursion

Throughout the week, our school had the privilege of welcoming the charismatic Professor Bunsen, a mad scientist extraordinaire! Professor Bunsen’s incursion was a delightful blend of education and entertainment as he conducted jaw-dropping experiments that left our students in awe. The hall echoed with laughter, gasps, and cheers as we delved into the fascinating world of chemistry, physics, and all things STEM.

Friday: Mixed Level Maths Activities

As the STEM Festival drew to a close, Friday brought a whirlwind of activities in our “Mixed level math sessions.” Students had the opportunity to explore various proficiencies through hands-on workshops. From reasoning and logic to problem solving and fluency, our students truly immersed themselves in the world Mathematical wonder.

The Rosanna Golf Links Primary School’s Inaugural STEM Festival has not only ignited a passion for STEM in our students but has also showcased the incredible talents and dedication of our staff, guest speakers, and the wider school community. We are immensely proud of this groundbreaking event, and we look forward to making it a bi-annual tradition that continues to inspire young minds and foster a love for all things STEM.

We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the parents, teachers, students, and guest speakers who made this event a resounding success and in particular Sarah McLellan her, strategic team and Sandy Brewerton who has run with this project in her first year as a STEM teacher. Stay tuned for more STEM adventures in the future!

If you missed any of the action this year, don’t worry! We have exciting plans to make the next STEM Festival even bigger and better. Until then, keep exploring, experimenting, and embracing the wonder of STEM in your everyday lives!

Stay curious,

Kirrily Lamers

Principal

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

FOOTY DAY

FOOTY COLOURS

The last day of term, Friday 15th September, will be Footy Day at RGLPS.
All students can come dressed in their favourite football club colours.  Whether it be AFL, soccer or rugby OR your favourite sports team.  If you are not a lover of sport but you want to join in, please feel free to come in casual clothes

HOT DOGS
The canteen is offering hot dogs for lunch.  Please order on Flexischools.
Hot Dogs       $5.00
Gluten Free   $6.00
Limited drinks will be available – please see details on Flexischools.
Orders need to be made by 5pm Monday 11th so supplies and volunteers can be sourced.

DISMISSAL

Just a reminder that dismissal is at 2.30pm on the last day of Term 3.

RGLPS SCHOOL DANCE

SPRING PIANO FESTIVAL REPORT

This week the Music Department was proud to host the Spring Piano Festival. 75 students performed at lunch time over the 3 days. Many parents came along and enjoyed the musical celebration. A big thank you to our piano teachers (Ainsley, Rebecca, James, Ben and Tristan) who proudly supported and introduced the young musicians. Also, a big thank you to the performers.

The School recently purchased a traditional upright piano. Once the students have had the opportunity to ‘test it out’ and have gained some experience, we hope to use it for the Term 4 Summer Piano Festival proposed for 14 – 16 November.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Summer Piano Festival.

Michael Rochford

AUSLAN NEWS

FUNDRAISING

MANGO DRIVE

If it feels early for mangoes, your feeling would be correct.

Due to past ordering issues and a very low expected yeild this year we need to send order forms out early.

Due to the limited supply, trays will be 4.5kg rather than the usual 7kg. 

We will be offering a 4.5kg tray for $25.

At this stage we are unable to give a firm delivery date, we can only tell you that it will be between 20th November and 15th December.

 

THEIRCARE 

GARDEN NEWS

CANTEEN

Footy Hot Dog Day - Friday 15th September

If you havent ordered yet, please place your order through Flexischools.  Orders close monday 11th September at 5.00pm.

A reminder too that on Friday, there will not be regular lunch orders available though Flexischools due to Footy Hot Dog Day.

Roster

Monday 11th September                 10.30 am – 12.30pm          Carolyn Hall

Wednesday 13th September           10.30 am – 12.30pm          Kristina Sikich

                                                             10.30am – 12.30pm           Charlotte Strantzen

Friday 15th September                     10.00am – 12.30pm           Jane Tomic

                                                             10.00am – 12.30pm            Nikki Reid

                                                             10.00am – 12.30pm            Lisa Powell

 

 

Peta Rose

Acting Canteen Manager

COMMUNITY NOTICES

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