Dear Parents and Caregivers,
I hope you're all keeping safe and well.
As I am currently in home quarantine, I am communicating regularly with Melanie and Eliza to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible.
The tabs at the top of the page will lead you to the tasks set for our students while we work our way through the current Covid lockdown. Hopefully the current situation will only be brief and further work will be set and uploaded as required.
Further details on Covid restrictions are available on the APS Website and Skoolbag.
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Student contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
SCIENCE - MUSIC - JAPANESE - PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Science: Liz Gehling
Music: Anne O'Dea
Japanese: Baldock Sensei
Physical Education: Keiran Ryall
ARDTORNISH PRIMARY SCHOOL
Direct link back to Ardtornish Primary School Homepage for further information.
Brain break is encouraged and time is provided each morning for this. We do ask students choose to bring food from the following suggestions: Cheese, carrot and celery sticks, dried fruit, plain popcorn, apple, banana, grapes or strawberries.
As this break is only brief and sometimes consumed while we're working, we need to avoid messy or sticky foods. These are best eaten at recess or lunch time when the kids have easily accessible hand washing facilities.
Students will bring their diary and any other relevant notes home in their Communication Folder each day.
Please use the email address below to contact me directly or to organise a meeting.
If a matter is urgent please phone the front office and I will endeavour to return your call as quickly as possible.
Before school time is reserved for ensuring students are ready to start their day in a positive and organised way.
We know the benefits of fluent and independent reading skills influence success in all aspects of learning which is why this time in school is so highly valued. For many students, reading is one of their favourite times of the day and it's important to continue this routine at home as well. Fortunately reading at home might offer a more relaxed or varied environment for students to read. Sitting outside in the fresh air or in a comfy chair are often more difficult to provide at school and so please enjoy these moments and appreciate how great it is.
You might be interested in reading 'How to Encourage Good Reading Habits in Kids' or to view the Mem Fox video promoting and explaining the importance of reading to your child, even when they are considered an independent reader.