COVID19 - update
In South Australia, the advice from our Chief Public Health Officer and Australia’s expert health body, AHPPC, is that schools, preschools, and early childhood facilities are low risk environments for COVID-19 and should remain open. This includes Out of School Hours Care (OSHC). Remember the advice is that students and staff should remain home if they:
- Feel unwell
- Have a chronic medical condition or compromised immune system and are not able to attend school on advice from their medical practitioner
- Live in a household with others that are deemed vulnerable to COVID-19 and are not able to attend school on advice of their medical practitioner
- Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been required to self-isolate by SA Health
Physical distancing. Parents should maintain the 1.5m physical distance between themselves and other adults (parents and teachers) at all times, including school drop off and pick up.
All adults must register with the QR code when entering school buildings.
We greatly appreciate your support.
This week has been Reconciliation Week and the theme this year is “Take Action”.
Last Friday, staff participated in part 2 of Aboriginal Cultural Awareness training. The session, presented by Hayden Bromley was both informative and thought provoking. Special thanks to Darren and Victoria for all their hard work developing resources to help make it such a successful week. Some of the highlights include: Rec in the West: Reception – Year 2 Aboriginal students and Miss Toni's excursion to Port Adelaide TAFE Childcare.
This week schools and preschools received a poster of the artwork ‘Journey of Success’, created by Ngarrindjeri artist and designer Jordan Lovegrove, specifically for the department.
We have placed the poster in the entrance of the admin building.
This artwork represents that the journey of success for a young Aboriginal person is shaped by a solid foundation in learning and development.
Commencing at the bottom left corner, the first meeting place represents the baby being born and the antenatal and early childhood care provided to the mother and family.
The journey then continues along the pathway to the next meeting place, which represents preschool entry.
Subsequent meeting places depict learning, meeting teachers and friends along the way, represented by the dots, and reaching a culmination point represented by the next meeting place before continuing on the journey.
The meeting places outside of the pathway represent families and their support of learning and development.
The patchwork background represents the many different communities that students come from, with the blue representing coastal and the earth brown representing inland.
The artwork gradient gradually gets lighter and culminates with the bright yellow star and sun symbol in the top right of the artwork, depicting the successful outcome of going to preschool and school.
Mid year reports will be going out in Week 8 of this term. Our teachers are currently putting a lot of time and effort into providing families with an accurate report that outlines student’s effort and knowledge across all curriculum areas for the first two terms of the year. Parent/Teacher interviews will occur throughout week 9. Stay tuned for details.
How good is it to see Le Fevre Primary School students being represented in our Port SAPSASA teams?
This week Emily B participated in the SAPSASA State Netball Championships where her team won their division, congratulations Emily!
Lucas H, Cooper C, Perry S, Carlin M, Campbell H, Mason C and Mason A, have all been selected in the Port SAPSASA Year 6 & 7 football team. The footballers will participate in the upcoming championships in week 9.
Last week, LPPS participated in the Year 6/7 SAPSASA knockout netball. Unfortunately we were not successful in progressing through to round 2 but the players enjoyed the experience. Thanks to Kahlia and Katie for their time coaching the team.
Yesterday our year 6 & 7 students participated in SAPSASA Knockout Soccer, again this is the first time we have participated in this kind of event. Congratulations to our girls team who won their game 5-1 and move on to the next round.
We will continue to provide opportunities for our students and develop pride in representing Le Fevre Peninsula Primary School.
Year 6/7 Camp to Illawonga
Next week our year 6&7 students will make their way to Illawonga (Swan Reach), for their school camp. The programme will be packed with activities. Thank you to the teachers who have made themselves available to supervise. Camps require a significant amount of time and effort to organise, as well as providing the care for your children whilst away. I am sure that our community value and respect the effort made by staff to provide this opportunity.
Thanks to everyone involved in supporting our school disco last Thursday evening. Approximately 250 (70%) students attended. Special thanks to the parents and staff members who helped with supervision and organising the event. Lastly, thank you to the students, they demonstrated our values and had a great time. Well done. We look forward to future discos.
Over the last fortnight our OSHC building has undergone recent upgrades, receiving a fresh coat of paint.
Congratulations to Jake Taylor who has won a position at Seaton High School, starting in 2022. The position is part of “Year 7 to High School". Jake is extremely excited about the opportunity. Jake has been an integral member of our staffing at Le Fevre Peninsula Primary School over the last few years. The school will have the opportunity to farewell him later in the year.
Lee Allmond will be taking family leave for the last 3 weeks of Term 2. We wish him and his wife well for the expected birth of their baby. We know Lee will make a fantastic Father, enjoy your family time Mr Allmond.
Week 6 Attendance Award
Congratulations to our Reception student Scarlett from Room 10 on winning our 100% attendance award for weeks 1-6. Scarlett is the lucky winner of a Ink & Boost Juice voucher.
A friendly reminder to all parents and families that enter our school buildings. Please scan the QR codes on entry or write your contact details on the sheet provided in the Front Office.
Reconciliation is an ongoing journey and each day we demonstrate Reconciliation in our individual behaviours, in the classroom, office, and everywhere in-between.
We all have a role to play when it comes to Reconciliation and aim to build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures and futures.
Room 14 Excursion
We had so much fun on our excursion and were gifted a hibiscus plant to acknowledge the stolen generation and Reconciliation week that we hope to plant in the school.
The native hibiscus has been approved by the National Stolen Generations Alliance as the official symbol for Sorry Day. According to the Kimberley Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation, the native hibiscus “was adopted because it is found widely across Australia and it is a survivor. Its colour denotes compassion and spiritual healing.”
We thank TAFESA Port Adelaide Child Care Centre for inviting us!
Room 15 & 18 Buddies
This week for Reconciliation week Room 18 and Room 15 worked together to design and create AFL Guernsey's using the technique of dot painting that represented and acknowledged Aboriginal and Torres Strait culture. They were fun to make and they look fantastic!
On Wednesday our students were lucky enough to spend time with Katie one of our Aboriginal parents to learnt the art and craft of basket weaving. Katie took all their creations home to create into a wall hanging piece. We are excited to display this in our school.
Room 9 & 10
Check out our super cute receptions performing 'Heads, shoulders, knees and toes' in Kaurna language at our Reconciliation Assembly.
Reconciliation across Countries
A Ngarrindjeri Dreamtime story in Bahasa Indonesia.
'This Is Me’ is about Aussie Kids and their families/culture. It features four kids, some Indigenous and some ‘new’ Australians.
To kick off Reconciliation Week our Junior Primary Aboriginal Students travelled to Tauondi College for Reconciliation in the West.
It was a fabulous fun filled day. The students travelled by train to Tauondi College where the students visited a variety of stalls engaging and learning about Aboriginal Culture and activites.
The stalls included animals, craft, biscuit decorating and the crowd favourioute Colour Fun Run.
We asked the students what their favourite part of the excursion was and this is what they had to say...
"My favourite thing was the colour fun run" - Wayne Room 11
"I loved the animals. I got to pat a snake and a possum" Briley Room 11
"My favourite thing was the colour fun run" Drake Room 15
"I loved all the candy we got" Payton Room 16
In recognition of 'National Sorry Day' last Thursday, Room 8 & 22 discussed the significance of the day and made some art work to symbolise the day. We placed tape on paper to make the word ‘sorry’ then painted over the top. Once dried, we were able to peel it off to show the word more clearly, just as we see the pain of the past more clearly. All throughout this week, we continue to reference issues in the past and hope to pave a positive way forward for Aboriginal and non Aboriginal people in our country.
In Week 4, the Year 3/4 classes went to the Dream Big Festival in the city. We all saw Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus. Then Rooms 3 and 4 participated in creating a Wild City, while Room 5 were busy finding Hidden Creatures!
We loved seeing Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus, which used the music of Mozart as the backdrop to some very dare, devilish and dramatic acrobatic tricks!
At the Wild City workshop, we thought about how to create a city that welcomes animals as citizens in an urban setting. We thought adding lots of trees, bridges from one building to another, and gardens on rooftops and the sides of buildings would be a good place to start.
For Hidden Creatures, Room 5 took photos to create creatures from their surroundings. Then they recorded voices to add to their animations.
We had such a fantastic day and we’re looking forward to more excursions soon!
Room 3, 4 & 5
Last week on Thursday, rooms 17 & 18 took part in an excursion called Dream Big. Dream Big took place in the City Centre where we went upstairs to go to the silent disco. It was really fun and we all got to show off our dance moves and we had a great time there. After the silent disco we went outside to have our delicious recess. After that we went back to the City Centre and watched a play called Troll. It was about a boy called Otto who always snuck into the computer room at four o'clock in the morning to play computer games, however he was a little bit self-centred and was the target of a hungry troll. It was a little creepy and spooky at first, but as it went on, we all started to become more immune to the scariness and we enjoyed it more. Then we walked across the bridge to the Adelaide oval and headed over to the Eastern gate where there was a small little park where we could have our lunch and run around and have fun with our friends. After, we headed back to the train station to go back to school. When we got back it was 2:50pm which meant we had ten minutes until we could go home after the fun day in the City.
Serina and Eve
On Tuesday Week 5, Rooms 20 & 21 set off to explore the Dream Big Festival in the city. When we arrived, our classes walked for a bit, then we all sat down to eat our recess. Afterwards, we entered the Festival Centre and climbed up some stairs to the silent disco. Everybody was dancing and singing their hearts out and enjoying the fun.
We then ventured out and found a huge hill. We all rolled down it and raced each other to see who got to the bottom first. Then it was time to have lunch. After we had finished, our classes walked back to the centre to watch a show called ‘Trolls’. It was a very interesting, technologically advanced, cool show. Finally, it was time to head back to school. Overall we all had an amazingly fun day!
Elani and Jezerai
We had an amazing day on Friday 21st of May at Dream Big. Our first performance was called 'Creation Creation' which we all thoroughly enjoyed. The storyline and effects were amazing. We then boarded a bus for 'Narrator Narrator' where the children were told a story as we drove around (some interesting locations). This was a highlight for all the children as they loved looking out the window and seeing a story evolve.
Lastly we had a silent disco which was enjoyed by all. Thanks to Amber, Wade and Josie for their amazing support.
Hope you enjoy our amazing photos.
Hi LPPS community,
It is amazing how quick the term is flying by. Here’s a taste of what we have been doing Wellbeing wise.
Leah, Shelley and I attended the final 2 days of the Berry Street [BSEM] training with other leaders from around the state and learned even more about how we can better embrace our students in all their diversity and learning styles. We are filtering the strategies out among our staff and the students are engaging with the change.
Two convex mirrors have been installed upstairs and already the feedback is that numerous students feel greater comfort with knowing there are not so many blind spots to navigate.
New yard signage is being discussed and hopefully we will see this appear in the not too distant future.
Rooms 8, 9, 10, 14 and small groups from 11,15 and 16 are continuing their journey with ‘What’s the Buzz’. The students are discovering healthy and positive ways to greet each other, take turns, be resilient and the ‘art of sharing’ at the present time.
My room continues to be a hit at lunch times and the students are learning how to share the equipment and how we are to look after things that are there for everyone to enjoy.
Let’s finish with a quote from an anonymous source “Respect your parents, they passed school without GOOGLE!.”
There were lots of fun things at the Disco!
We got to put on disguises with a picture frame over our face and take pictures with our friends. There was a DJ with cool disco lights and very loud and fun music.
Everyone got to eat very tasty chips and drink a yummy fruit box or water.
Miss Leah did a great job setting up, there was a glitter streamer curtain as we walked in and at the front door they sold glow sticks.
We had so much fun! Here are some other students favourite memories from the disco.
"My favourite part was the dress ups" Thain Room 8
"My favourite part was playing Limbo" Amirah Room 9
"I loved dancing" Izzy Room 9
"The DJ was really cool" Darcy Room 22
"My favourite part was having fun with my friends" Alice Room 22
Holly and Madi
Ryan - Room 3
Room 3 would like to say a very warm thank you to Ryan who has been teaching full time in our classroom for the last 6 weeks. We have learned so much and have enjoyed all the learning opportunities you have given us. We think you are going to be an amazing teacher! Wishing you all the best in your future endeavours.
Mr Rylander - Room 17
This semester room 17 had the privilege of having a student teacher come from Flinders University, Mr Rylander. This is his fourth year at university and he is doing an amazing job!
Last term Mr Rylander was only teaching a few lessons every Thursday but this term Mr Rylander has been teaching almost all our lessons, and he has come up with some really interesting topics. In Science he did a demonstration that we could all understand.
He will be leaving us at the end of this week, but luckily he will be returning on Monday to come on camp with Mr Taylor and Miss McKay’s classes. Thank you for all the great learning and fun lessons you have given us Mr Rylander, and good luck with becoming an official teacher!
By Adam & Oscar
Juliette - Room 21
Room 21 has been lucky enough to have Juliette work in our class once a week last term and for the first 6 weeks of this term. She has fitted in seamlessly to our classroom and has done a fantastic job teaching the students. Her ability to build positive relationships with all the students is one of her many strengths and I know that the students will miss having her around. We haven’t let her off the hook yet, as she has kindly offered to come and stay with us at camp next week!
Good luck with the final year of your studies and we know you will be a fantastic teacher next year and beyond!
Miss D - Room 22
Thankyou so much for being in our class this term. We have learnt so much from you. The class will always remember you because you have made decimals and writing so much fun.
We loved learning how to multiply and divide decimals and use different things to measure. We feel really confident now.
We were amazed that women and Aboriginal people weren't allowed to vote only men in history, this seems really unfair.
We also know how to write feature articles and would love to share our work in the newsletter next time as they look amazing.
We loved that you came to the disco and on our excursion into the city.
Thankyou do much for helping with our learning journeys. We have some wonderful memories and will miss you so much.
By Ella and Katelyn
On Wednesday, the U/7 and U/11 soccer teams had a visit at their trainings from Adelaide United defender Jordan Elsey. He spent an hour with the teams showing them simple techniques in passing, controlling the ball and dribbling. He then joined in a game with the U/7 team and a dodgeball game with the whole group; they got the chance to show him their own skills and how hard they can work in a session. At the end they all had the opportunity for questions, photos and autographs. As a school community, we would love to thank Jordan for taking the time out to share his experiences and knowledge with the teams.
Gemma from Children's University is coming to our school in week 8 to run some activities here at the school to help you collect your hours in your Passports.
Tuesday 15th June (Week 8) – Lunchtime: Paper planes activity.
Thursday 17th June (Week 8) – At 3.05pm (Straight after school): A Fabulous Pop-stick Bird Feeder activity.