- Principals Report
- Student Learning
- Learning at Home
- Australia's Largest Cross Country Challenge
- Student Support & Wellbeing
- 5-8 Sector Report
- Animal Town
- Breakfast Club
- Thank You
- Port Dalrymple School Association Annual General Meeting June 2020
- Uniform Price List 2020
- Use of Mobile Phones by Students at School
- Canteen News
- Kids Activity Portal
It has been an exciting week for our students and teachers with the return of face to face classes for our Kindergarten to Year 6 students and Years 11 and 12. We have included in this weeks newsletter a number of pictures of students engaged in the learning and happy to be back at school. Please remember to send the learning tasks which have been completed at home back to school with the students. Over the next two weeks teachers will have an assessment focus in their classrooms so please if you have any questions contact the school.
The school Café will be closed for service over several weeks, but the canteen and breakfast club remain open. Breakfast club will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays for takeaway cereal etc from 8.30am. Thank you to Janine Targett the School Chaplain and our Youth Networker, Jayne Watts for their organisation and support of breakfast club.
Over the coming weeks we have a number of school maintenance projects which will commence. The school has removed the water fountains which will be replaced with bottle refill stations that are going to be placed in all three sectors of the school. This will provide fresh water for students to refill their drink bottles. The front fence along Agnes Street is to be extended, new windows will be installed in the Agnes Street ¾ building, new TV’s in a number of classrooms and large TV screens placed in the gymnasium which will be used for assemblies and PE lessons and a new seating area for the junior school to eat their lunch from.
If your child requires a winter school uniform it can be purchased from the school general office. The office has school jumpers, jackets and polar fleece pants available. A full range of stock and prices is is included in the newsletter.
School drop off and pick up
Parents dropping off and picking up children after school are encouraged to do this in the school car parking areas. If your child needs to be walked to their classroom, could you please not enter the building blocks. We ask parents/guardians not to wait outside classrooms or on the benches etc for extended periods of time and please ensure physical distancing. Thank you for your understanding.
Prep BASE reports have been posted home to families. If you have any questions in relation to this report please contact your child’s teacher.
Thankyou to South 32 who provided our school with extra hand sanitiser last week!
Missing your usual Cross Country carnival?
What: Here is an event called the Great Australian Cross Country Challenge! It is a virtual run meaning that you run OR walk when and where you want, adhering to social distancing rules, and then log your stats in the results hub. There are also some great prizes to be won, including ASICS gear!
When: Starting May 15th and going until August 31st – you can run once, or as many times as you like.
- It can be done at home, at the school oval, during PE or at your own session
- It can be on any surface outside – sand, road, grass, footpath, or on a treadmill
- You can do it alone or with others (within social distancing guidelines and when this is allowed of course).
Make sure you stay safe at all times and ensure an adult knows where you are
Go to the following webpage and register. Parents need to register their child (not actual schools).
- Use the code TASSIEXC during the registration process and there will be no cost.
- Run, walk, roll or stroll your way through your age division distance, using your mobile or watch to track your distance and time.
- Visit the Results Hub at gaccc.com.au to upload your results and see where you’re coming in your region, state and around Australia.
This link here will take you to the Schools pack for students/parents to find out more information.
Follow us on social media
Hashtags: #GreatAustralianXChallenge, #GACCC
Any questions see Miss Fish or Mr Sanders
As part of the Student Support & Wellbeing team, we have been trying some new recipes. Last week students cooked Corn Fritters and Smart Cookies made from Sultana Bran.
We are very excited to see students and look forward to cooking home-made pizzas with you all over the coming weeks.
Jayne (Youth Networker) Janine (School Chaplain) Pete (Primary School Nurse)
School certainly is a bit different this term, but our teachers have been continuing to work hard at developing and providing all of our students with engaging and meaningful learning tasks that can be completed at home, online or in the classroom.
All of our students, whether at home or at school, have been working on the ‘Learning at Home Packs’ and by now hopefully your new pack has arrived. Teachers are available throughout the school day to ask any questions you may have or to provide feedback and can be phoned, emailed or contacted through Microsoft Teams.
We have been amazed by the work being completed and returned which has been welcomed by teachers to see the great effort and achievement of students in their work.
At the start of Term 2, students in 3-4 were given five picture prompts, from Pobble 365, to write stories about. The learning intentions were for students to gain
confidence in their writing and to create entertaining narratives. The feedback from students has been positive and they have enjoyed being creative with their texts. Below is a story written by Bailey in 3-4 Petty, inspired by the image ‘Animal Town’.
It was the year 2030 when I found out about a story that happened not too long ago, about a man named Phil.
Phil was an Archeologist who was sent into a far away red sand desert to look for ancient fossils. Many days into his journey his Jeep had broken down and had run out of petrol. Phil was running out of food and his water had evaporated because of the desert heat so he had no choice but to start walking and try to find some help.
Two days later a very tired, thirsty and hungry Phil found an old 1970s town named Animal Town. Phil was very shocked to see a Phil-ipping (pun intended) rhino using a phone box and a zebra taking a baby monkey for a walk in a pram.
This town was very noisy and after what he had already seen it was a shock overload and he fainted, moments later he woke up to a llama wearing a surgical mask leaning over him staring. Phil sat up and saw 25 lady llamas wearing nurses’ uniforms ready to take care of him.
Once he was feeling better he set off to explore this strange town. He was even more shocked when he saw a grizzly bear teaching maths to a bunch of young apes. Feeling scared Phil ran as fast as he could into a store that was owned by a cat., only to have witnessed a giant gorilla robbing the store at banana point.
While he was hiding he looked out the window and noticed an old petrol station with an abandoned car parked in the driveway. Once it was safe he ran across the road and looked into the car, his luck had changed because the keys were already in it. He got in and prayed that the car would start. It started eventually and he sped off as fast as he could.
He was almost out of Animal Town when he felt a twitch inside his shirt, he looked down his shirt and a chipmunk popped his head out. Phil swerved the car while screaming and crashed into a giant cactus. With no airbags or safety features in this rickety old car, I am sure you can imagine his fateful end.
Breakfast Club is going mobile!
For the next few weeks breakfast club is going mobile and will be delivered to your class!
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
You will be able to have a cup of cereal and a milo.
On behalf of the Port Dalrymple School Association I would like to thank everyone for their wonderful contributions so far in these trying and difficult times.
With home schooling taking place, the tireless work that all the staff have done and continuing to do is priceless for the future of our students education and life journey.
Communication from staff to parents has been received very positively from both parties and this will hopefully continue into the future to take care of any questions that may arise.
Once again our entire school staff are continuing to make Port Dalrymple School the best it can be with ongoing upgrades of facilities as you may have noticed and these projects will continue despite the situation at the moment.
Finally please take care, stay safe and i wish you well
Port Dalrymple School Association
The Annual General Meeting of the Port Dalrymple School Association will be held on 3rd June 2020, commencing at 3.30pm, all welcome.
Nominations are sought for two (2) parent representatives. Nomination forms can be collected at the school office or phone (03) 6382 0500 and are to be returned to Returning Officer, Lorna Clifford, Port Dalrymple School, PO Box 84, George Town, TAS 7253 or handed in at the office by 27th May 2020.
We encourage parents to nominate.
Bucket Hats size S - L
Polo top, navy (K-10) size 4 - XXXL
Polo top, black (Yr 11/12) size S - XXXL
Rugby top, navy (K -10) size 4 - XXL
Rugby top, black (Yr 11/12 ) size 10 - XXXL
Dress size 4 - 8
size 10 - 12
size 14 - 16
Skirt size 4 - 6
size 8 - 10
size 12 - 14
size 16 - 18
Fleecy Windcheater, navy, with embroidered logo, round neck size 4 - 14
School Jacket – Soft Shell size 4 - XXL
Cargo Pants size 4 - 16
Fleecy Track Pants size 4 - 16
Shorts (unisex) size 2 - 14
size S - XL
Sport Shorts girls size 8 - 18
boys size 8 - L
From the commencement of Term 2, 2020 all Tasmanian Government Schools from Kindergarten to Year 12 will need to implement restrictions on the use of mobile phones by students at school. The Minister for Education and Training announced this policy in November, 2019.
Kindergarten to Year 12 – “Off and away all day”
The decision to restrict the use of mobile phones by students during the day will support schools to minimise distraction from learning and encourage healthy and positive personal interactions.
The policy has been developed in consultation with schools, School Association and students.
From the start of the school day until the end of the school day, students must have their mobile phones switched off and stored. All communication with students during the school day must go through the school office.
This policy applies to all students, unless they meet the requirements of an approved exemption.
Exemptions may be considered where students require the use of their mobile phone for monitoring health conditions or other extenuating circumstances.
If you would like to discuss an exemption for your child or have any questions about the policy please contact the Principal, Jeanna Bolton on 63 820500.
Port Dalrymple School understands the importance of providing healthy food and drinks to the students in Kinder to Year 12 from the school canteen.
The school canteen aims to develop student understandings on the importance of healthy eating and provide a range of options for students to eat at lunch and recess time. Nutrition is important to health throughout life, especially during times of rapid growth and development, which is prominent in the school years.
Over the coming months the canteen menu will be reviewed and the menu will change to ensure we meet the ‘Bronze’ standard of accreditation. Please be aware that this will include providing a wider variety of snack options for students and limiting foods and drinks with a high sugar content.
A revised school canteen menu will be published soon.
Our Canteen Purpose and Aims
- To promote healthy food options that foster good health in times of rapid growth and development
- To provide attractively presented, nutritious food and drink options at reasonable prices
- To demonstrate high standards of hygiene in relation to food preparation, storage, serving and documentation within the canteen environment
- To provide practical learning experiences involving healthy food choices that link with classroom learning
- To become accredited with the TSCA’s School Canteen Accreditation to the Bronze standard
The Kids Activity Portal is a fun website for all ages and was made for kids to have fun while at home.
I found out my mum, came home one day and told my siblings and I to go on the site and she said she helped with the website.
I enjoy the puzzles but love the wordsearches becuase they are challenging and fun. There are a good variety of puzzles and difficulity levels of mazes, crosswords, wordsearches and more. I love cooking because it has lots of different receipes, some really easy and some harder ones. My favourite that I like are the Date and Coconut balls because it only takes 10-15 mins to do. I love the Honey Joys because they are fast, easy and everyone probably already has the stuff at home. I also like the 3 ingredient M&M slice which I found and mum put it on the website.
I love the weekly competitions because you can do anything in the competition category. I also like that there is age groups - Under 6, 11 and 16 groups
That's what I like, think and how I found out about the Kids Activity Portal.