Dear Parents and Carers,
I am impressed with how everyone is working at school amid the middle of a very busy school term. We have recently completed NAPLAN for students in Grades 3, 5, 7, and 9 and have also held our Cross Country. Teachers are currently preparing the major reports that will be sent home with students on the last Thursday of Term 2. There will be an opportunity in Week 2 of Term 3 for parents and carers to meet with teachers to discuss their child’s learning with the relevant teachers.
Resilience Project and Student Wellbeing
In 2021 we have partnered with the Resilience Project to deliver our Prep to Year 11 Wellbeing Program. The Resilience Project is designed to build awareness of Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness, and Emotional Literacy. To support long-term change and to embed mental health strategies, we are delivering a yearlong Resilience Project curriculum that is mapped to the Australian Curriculum.
To find out more about how you can support your child on this journey please follow this link: TRP at Home — TRP@HOME (theresilienceproject.com.au)
We are currently working with our Year 10 students around the transition into Years 11 and 12. One option for students and families to consider is here at Campania. We are also taking our Grade 10 students to Rosny College and Claremont College next week. We will be holding a Year 11/12 Information Evening in early Term 3. More information will be provided to families later in Term 2.
Recently a group of students in Grade 9 and 10 completed their Construction Safe (White Card) at school. This allows these students to gain work placement employment on a construction site. Another group has also completed the Responsible Service of Alcohol. We are currently working with several students and families to facilitate work placements. Students from Grade 9 can participate in a work placement. School-Based Apprenticeships can also be an option for students from Year 10. If you would like to discuss either of these options with the school, please contact Mrs. Kingston.
Learn to Swim
Our Learn to Swim program commences next week for students from Grades 3-6. The program will run for the next two weeks. Students will need to come to school prepared with the appropriate gear. Classes will be leaving school to head to the pool at Oceana Fitness at 10:30 am sharp. Parents/carers are not able to attend the pool at these times. Our Early Years Water Safety Program will run again in 2021. We will provide more information to families about these once the dates are confirmed.
Starting Wednesday 3rd of June our Learning Hub is hosting a Chess Tournament. This is the brainchild of Brodie in Year 9 and Gabrielle, our support teacher. Any students at school are free to participate.
Our School Association has recently held its first Bingo night at the Campania Tavern. This was an overwhelming success. I would like to personally thank our wonderful association members for their work with this and their contribution to the school. I strongly encourage any other parents/carers to take an active role in our association. Please contact the school if you would like some more information.
Finally, I would like to wish Mrs. Jaclyn Parker all the best as she commences maternity leave. Mrs. Parker does a wonderful job teaching Health and Physical Education and Outdoor Education at Campania School and coordinating sporting events. She will be missed.
The School Association Bingo Night held on 25th May was a great success!
We raised $703 from a total of 20 participants.
Big thank you to the students of Campania District School who made supper and also Eric from Campania Bar & Bistro for allowing us to hold the event, also his generous donations of vouchers and wine.
We would also like to thank our other sponsors of the event for their donations for prizes .
Slick Branding, BWS Sorell, Australia Post Sorell, Southeast Firearms, Scooter Stop, Chemist Warehouse Sorell, Ellavate Hair Design, Master Clip Dog Grooming, Neveeza Hair Studio, Turner & Co.
We hope to see more faces at our next event:
Quiz Night 26th June.
Kind regards, Kat
TREASURER - SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
Coming into the cold and flu season, it’s important that we all continue to keep healthy and safe. To ensure we can keep on top of COVID and also cold and flu, make sure you:
- Be alert to any symptoms of cold or flu that you or your child may exhibit
- Get tested for COVID if you or your child have symptoms
- Practise good hygiene, such as covering coughs and sneezes and washing hands
- If you or your child do get sick, stay at home until symptoms has passed, even if a COVID test is negative
Remember, symptoms include fever, tiredness, cough, headache, sore throat, sniffling and sneezing.
To keep our school safe, we are still:
- continuing with increased cleaning
- making sure there is plenty of soap, sanitiser and tissues available
- applying restrictions to large gatherings of adults and encouraging physical distancing
- requiring visitors to check-in on our sites
On Wednesday 19th of May, students from Kinder to Grade 6 joined with hundreds of other schools childcare centres and libraries around Australia to participate in National Simultaneous Storytime.
The Grade 3 to 6 students watched NASA astronaut Shannon Walker read Philip Bunting’s book, Give me some SPACE!, from the International Space Station. The Kinder to Grade 2 students listened to their teacher read the story.
Monday 7th June – Friday 18th June
As Tasmania is an island state surrounded by coastline, as well as inland waters and other aquatic environments, swimming and water safety are necessary life skills that add to our health, fitness and wellbeing. Activities such as fishing, boating, water play, swimming, surfing and diving require swimming and water safety skills.
In acknowledgement of the importance that water safety and swimming capabilities play throughout our lives, the Department of Education mandates that all students learn to be safe and competent in water environments, as a component of the school curriculum.
Every effort is made to ensure that each child is made to feel safe and supported during this program. The school will ensure that all relevant safety and health precautions will be implemented, including COVID-19 requirements.
Please note that due to COVID-19 requirements parents, carers and other visitors will not be able to attend Swimming and Water Safety Program sessions.
The Department of Education Swimming and Water Safety Program consists of 10 lessons over two weeks for each year group in Years 3, 4 and 5.
Your child will need to bring the following items every day of their program:
- Swimming gear – including bathers and swimming cap
- A towel and plastic bag to put wet clothes in
- Any medication (e.g. asthma medication) that may be needed at the poolside.
(please contact the school if you have any difficulties in providing this equipment or wish to ask questions about what is appropriate)
Goggles: Students may use goggles in the pool however they are not encouraged. An aim of the program is that students become competent in their skills without the use of goggles. Some components of the program, in particular the survival components, will be assessed without goggles.
Swimming Caps: For health and safety reasons, it is Department of Education policy that all students are required to wear swimming caps. All students will be given a swimming cap on Monday. If they lose this then they can buy one for $2.00.
Jewellery: For safety reasons, ear studs and dangly earrings are not to be worn in the pool. Sleepers are allowed.
We are looking forward to celebrating your child’s progress during this year’s Swimming and Water Safety Program. If you have any questions regarding the program, please feel free to contact the school office.
School levy payments are used to support educational programs, buy resources, contribute towards activities such as swimming and athletic carnivals and much more. This is only a contribution levy towards your child’s educational needs and doesn’t cover all costs incurred.
It is our intention that levy money is spent on the students the year that it is invoiced.
Presently we have a significant amount of outstanding 2021 levy payments. Payment options are offered to help reduce family financial burdens.
Please contact the office for any assistance you may require.
31st May- 6th June – Dental Van at school
8th June - Rosny College Taster Day
9th June – Interschool Cross Country
9th June - Claremont College Taster Day
7th June-18th June – Learn to Swim
26th June – Quiz Night 7.00pm Campania Tavern (School Association)
29th June – School photos
5th September – Car Show 10am Campania School grounds (School Association)