13 August 2021 Week 4 Term 3
2021 Parent Engagement Survey (Qualtrics)
The 2021 Parent Engagement Survey is now open where parents/caregivers of school-aged children and young people are invited to complete an online questionaire, which takes less than 10 minutes.
On behalf of LPPS can you please check your emails - especially JUNK & Clutter folders - for an email from the "Department for Education - no reply" about the 2021 Parent Engagement Survey delivered by QUALTRICS.
This survey commissioned by the Department for Education, gathers information from parents and schools across South Australia. It gives a broad picture of how parents engage with schools.
The survey closes Sunday 29th August and all responses are confidential. Only collated feedback will be provided to your child’s school. If you would like to find out more information about the survey please visit www.education.sa.gov.au/parentsurvey
We ask our LPPS parents to please complete this survey at your earliest convenience before 29th August 2021.
We have been fortunate to secure the services of renowned local Aboriginal Artist Scott Rathman. Scott has been commissioned by the school to produce a mural which will be painted on the outside of the Year 5 building. Scott worked with a group of year 5 and 7 students to identify elements of the school they valued and then construct symbols and develop stories to illustrate this. Scott will then use these to create the mural as well as incorporating elements of our local area into his design.
We are looking forward to seeing the project develop. For more information about Scott Rathman and his work visit Rusted Tin - Contemporary Aboriginal Arts - Home | Facebook or Portfolio :: Adelaide Art Walls
COVID update: Student Free Day 10th Sept
Unfortunately the Royal Adelaide Show has been cancelled for only the 5th time in history due to the Covid restrictions and lack of interstate travel allowed. At this stage the school closure day that is scheduled for 10th September will be going ahead as it is a day of local significance. If there are any changes to these arrangements we will let you know.
Deb O'Neill, Principal
Semester 2- Student Action Committee (Primary)
We welcome the new Primary Years SAC representatives from years 3-6. This term the SAC representatives will be looking at our Wellbeing and Engagement Collection data (WEC data). We welcome : Sammy G, Genevieve C, Zoe U, Jayden N, Poppy S, Noah S, Alexa K, Sam S, Madeleine S, Zacharia K, Tinaya GH, Alex F, Mehrad RY, Prisha K, Janhvi S, Shayaan S, Cheng Y, Hantao H, Ryan N, Kaitlyn O, Ethan H, Samantha P, Naveed K, Leanne S, Harry M, Imogen N, Abhidyu R, Ava Z, Addison N, Xander B, Kritanu R and Jonathan P.
All Student Action Representatives are invited to purchase a badge via the Qkr app at a subsidised cost of $4.00 (GST free). Receipts and badges will then be delivered to the students via the classroom. Orders must be placed on the QKR app in the Linden Park Primary School (Tree Logo) customer under “School Payments” – SAC Badge.
In March of this year, every student from Years 4-7 had the opportunity to respond to questions about their wellbeing in a survey and how they feel about their friendships, any bullying students have either witnessed or seen, their emotional regulation and general health. This term the representatives will be analysing this data and actioning some change to address areas that we could do better in. The representatives look forward to writing some articles for the newsletter about our findings and action.
We will feature our Semester 2 Early Years SAC's in the next newsletter.
Rachel Pontifex, Student Wellbeing Leader
Yr 3 Animals Incursion
As part of our Unit of Inquiry "Sharing the Planet”, our Year 3 classes were finally able to welcome Adrian from Animal Anonymous to Linden Park Primary School this week. On Wednesday 11th August, Adrian bought a range of native Australian animals for his 45minute workshop with the children. Highlights from the experience included holding the Michael, the carpet python and Meep, the baby salt water crocodile!
Year 5 and Year 6 Tri Skills
Year 5 & Year 6 classes have commenced the gymnastics component in their physical education classes, which is being delivered by Tri Skills.
Each week Tri Skills brings a range of high quality matting, soft vaults, mini tramps, beam, bars, springboards and wedges and the coaches provide carefully structured lessons to ensure all children are provided with the opportunity to achieve the key learning objectives described in the Australian Curriculum. The children all enjoy working through the movement sequences focusing on: Statics, Landing, Spring, Rotation Swing and Locomotion learning areas.
Kathy Wall, PE Teacher
We're looking forward to our Book Week celebrations in week 6, including our author visits starting next week. We have Tim Harris doing virtual sessions for all our year 3 and 4 classes and Sally Heinrich, South Australian illustrator and author, will be sharing her process and art with all our early years classes. In week 6, Roseanne Hawke, also a South Australian author, will be presenting her writing process and books with years 5-7 students. Hopefully your children will share at home all about these experiences.
A reminder that our Book Week Parade will be Friday of week 6. Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions, we won't be able to have parents on site again. This is certainly disappointing, as are so many cancellations and disruptions due to our current climate. We miss celebrating this special event with families. Dress ups can be very simple so hoping families are finding ways to help their child celebrate books without too much stress.
Also a reminder that the Premier's Reading Challenge finishes on 3rd September. We will be collecting student reading records until that date. Please remind your child to give their completed form to their class teacher.
LPPS Library Staff
LPPS Musical Poster competition winners
We are pleased to announce the winners of the LPPS X Factory muscial poster competition. A big thank you to all students who entered, we were able to raise $89 to support our LPPS Muscial rescheduled for 16/17 September 2021.
Congratulations to our Winners who receive a gift pack from Premier Art Supplies:
- Courtney F: Year 4
- Minori N: Year 6
- Will T: Year 5
- Anaya W: Reception
Special mention must also go to the following students for their artwork.
- Alana F (Year 3)
- Danny G (Year 3)
- Fiona L (Year 3)
- Iris X (Year 3)
Year 2-Year 5 Summer Sport
Students in Year 2-Year 5 are now eligible to register for Summer Netball and Basketball (Term 4 2021 to Term 1 2022). Please carefully read the attached flyers for more information.
Q & A on Hay: Parent Workshop
‘Q and A on Hay’ Parent Information Session:
How to support your child develop social and emotional skills
As parents we learn very early how a child’s physical and cognitive development can vary from their siblings or peers. How soon do they crawl or sit by themselves? How do they learn to communicate with you? How they and you navigate the toddler years (not to mention the teenage years)?
While at school, your child’s teachers continually cater for differences in cognitive development to allow children to grow and succeed at their own pace. As educators we also know that children present with varied stages of development socially and emotionally. My role at Linden Park Primary School is to support the teachers with our students’ social and emotional capabilities and guide the students through opportunities to gain greater social and emotional awareness and to practice interpersonal skills as they grow and learn.
Social and emotional development includes the child’s experience, expression and management of emotions and the ability to establish positive relationships with others.
On Tuesday 17th August at 6.30pm in the LPPS Staff Room, I am going to run an information session on how parents can best support their child’s development of social and emotional skills at home. I hope to provide practical strategies that parents can use to manage conflict, build resilience, demonstrate empathy with others and recognise and manage their own emotions.
Please register your attendance at : firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Tuesday 17th August
Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Where: LPPS Staff room
Rachel Pontifex, Student Wellbeing Leader
Parent Volunteers : Updated RAN Training
To work or volunteer in education you must do mandatory notification training about your child protection responsibilities. This training is called Responding to Risks of Harm Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care. If you have previously completed the 2018-2020 RAN training, we ask parents to please complete the new update online.
Follow the link to the Plink Training Website and at the end of the online training you will receive a certificate – Please send the certificate to the front office to update your records.