Term 3 Week 3 Newsletter 2016
Prescott Primary Northern
Prescott Trivia Night
Book Week/Dress Up
YEAR 6 EXCURSION TO
The poetry in action performance at
Prescott College was unbelievably
amazing! Their use of props and poetry was phenomenal. I personally loved
the performance because it was funny
and they taught me how to write better poems. I would watch it many
times over if I could. They taught us
about the key steps: rhyme, rhythm
and imagery. The story they presented
Poetry in Action was very good. The
actors were hilarious and the skit was
extraordinary. They included the audience as if we were in the play. We
learnt about how to write a poem on
the spot and find out how to make
them sound like they ‘role off the
tongue’! In the end we all enjoyed it
and it didn’t even matter if you didn’t
QUIZ NIGHT THIS SATURDAY NIGHT—SEE INSIDE FOR MORE DETAILS
What’s in family portrait? Memories, feelings, connections, good feelings, frustrations, all sorts of things.
We have quite a large table in our eating area at home that has been with us for a decade and a half. On
the wall above it, is an array of portraits of our children and family, each one showing the growth of the
children and gradual (or not so gradual) aging of the adults. I love that there are pictures of our kids when
they lost their teeth and have those gummy smiles, how their hair styles have changed and how there are
also reminders of where we lived at the time, and how they include family members no longer with us, but
who still hold a wonderful warmth in our heart.
We had school photos yesterday and as I watched the classes, individuals and families being
photographed, I began to wonder what memories our children will have flood to their minds when they
look back on these photos in the years to come. It is my hope that they will have experiences that bring a
sense of warmth and fondness and that we are doing all we can as a school family and home families to
build those memories.
I had a meeting this week with a group of students and an architect to help gain the students’ perspective
on things to consider in our Master Plan for the next 5 to 10 years. As we sat around the table and the
children shared about what they liked, didn’t like and would like to see, I was so blessed to hear their
reflections on school life and the things they remembered and it struck me again how vital it is we lay these
experience and memory foundations for our children. When the difficulties and storms on life come their
way, it is these foundations that stand them in good stead emotionally and spiritually.
This coming Saturday night we have our Quiz Night and Silent Auction run by our Community Events
Committee. I invite you to come along and enjoy an evening of fun and togetherness and at the same time
contribute to funds to help develop a new playground.
Have a great week with your kids,
Yesterday we had the lovely staff of Advancedlife Photography take
our school photos.
If you forgot to bring in your envelope with payment, however, you
would like to still order a school photo, you can do this on their
website Our school’s online Code is: GG8 AXQ VAX.
If your child was unwell and therefore was unable to attend yesterday We have engaged the
you still can organise a date directly with Advancedlife to attend their professional services of
Vividus Marketing to
undertake an independent,
So for any questions please contact them on 8268 7869 or drop them strictly private, and
an email to [email protected]
survey on our behalf.
QUIZ NIGHT BOOKINGS
Just a friendly reminder to book and pay for your Quiz
Night seats and yummy food platters ASAP.
Looking forward to seeing you!
UV RATING AND
This policy is for implementation
on and off site from 1st September until 30th April and when the
UV is 3 and above at other times.
The UV radiation level is included
in daily announcements.
As the weather improves and
the heat comes back to PPN, we
need to ensure we are taking all The UV is increasing so from toprecautions in keeping safe.
day onwards, students will need
We thought we would outline a to wear their hats if they wish to
part from our SunSmart policy- play outside.
If you need to purchase another
hat, please visit the Uniform
Shop during opening times.
The purpose of the policy is to
ensure that all children and staff
attending our school are protected from skin damage caused by Thanks for noting this.
the harmful ultraviolet rays of
The survey should take
minutes and will need to
be completed as soon as
possible. There are no
right or wrong answers and
we simply ask that you
communicate openly and
honestly to each statement.
Please note that this
survey will be confidential.
No member of school staff
will have access to your
individual responses. Vividus
independently collate survey
results, and provide a
summary of results to our
PRESCOTT COLLEGE NEWS
Prescott College Showcase of the Arts
If you weren’t at the Showcase of the Arts on Thursday
August 4, you missed out on a fantastic evening of
entertainment. Students did themselves and their college
proud and had a blast doing it! It was so encouraging to
see our young people progress throughout rehearsals and
to witness their confidence flourish after each
Manuela Akot acted as the evening’s emcee and did a
spectacular job introducing each item and keeping the
evening flowing. We showcased the Prescott College Choir
singing in harmonics and accompanied by an instrumental
band. Students performed several special items, including
a piano recital, singing, and poetry recitals. The Year 9
drama class performed a creative expression piece and a
reader’s theatre. The Year 10 drama class performed a
comedy entitled ‘Romeo To
A big thank you to our
Prescott community for
supporting this night and
we look forward to more
productions to come in the
Mrs Jodie Ronca, Drama
Teacher Prescott College
Go back 24 years to the ’92 Olympics. I was 2 years
old. Barely old enough to walk, talk and crawl. Yet
something happened in that Olympics that the world
has continued to remember. No, it didn’t happen in
the pool- where most Australians place their
attention. And it didn’t happen on the Basketball
court- where my natural inclination hits. Instead it
happened on the running track.
A standing ovation, clapping
and cheering was witnessed
on that day as Derek and
Father, Jim, finished the race.
Since that time, world records
have been broken, new
achievements have been
made, and new heroes of every sport have emerged,
yet it is still the story of a father and son who
Derek Redmond, a British 400m runner, was lined up finished last, that captures our attention. Why? Let
in the starting blocks of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic me suggest that it’s because inside each of us, we
Games. He was the current British record holder for know that the true spirit and heart of humanity is not
the 400 metre sprint, and had won gold in the 4x400 in how much we win, how fast we move or how far
metre relay at the World Championships, European we go, but in how much we care. So that in that
Championships and Commonwealth Games. Now
moment, as we look back at a situation such as this,
here he was, his chance to make an Olympic gold
we can’t help but find ourselves standing with the
medal part of his tally.
65,000 other spectators at that game, watching as
As the race began, Redmond hit the track in fine
form. It looked as though he could do it. Then a
As a Christian, it’s not too difficult to see another
crack. Pain shot up the back of his leg. Redmond
image reflected in this story. As Father and Son cross
went down. The crowd was stunned. Redmond had the line, I am reminded of another Father who does
pulled a Hamstring and it now looked set to be the
the same for all of us. A Father who runs alongside
end of the race for him. However, lifting his head,
us, cheering us on, lifting us up, and bringing us up
Redmond said “no”. Rising from his slumped
and over the finish line of life. As the Bible puts it,
position, Redmond lifted his body and continued to “LOOK! What great manner of love the Father has for
stagger around the track. Breaking from track
us, that we should be called His children.” 1 John 3:1
security, his father joined his side running along the
outside of the track calling encouragement.
May you have a great week this week, knowing that
However, as Redmond continued to move around
no matter who your earthly Father is, that you have
the track, looking up he saw the other competitors
a Heavenly Father who is running with you on this
already over the line. His heart sank, and again he
track of life.
sunk to the ground. At this point, his father broke
the track boundary and took his son under the arm God bless,
and hobbled with him the rest of the way and over
The Year 6’s, with Mrs Stackelroth, made up 5 plays that they had taken from children’s books, and
presented them to the Year 1’s and 2’s in the Church Hall. They made all their own props.
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
Last week, we talked about “Goodness” and this week we
honoured several students from all the classes in our school
for demonstrating this value.
Lucy, Kailas, Zoe, Tania,
Jazlyn, Jenish, Chloe,
Amanda, Jesse, Tiana,
Andrea and Seth.
Mia, Jonah, Scout,
Sienna, Vinuk, Ericka,
Alyah, Caleb, Ebony,
Bhavya, Shaun, Garima,
Galvin, Lovanya, Grace,
Eshaan, Nuha, Kyla, Juan
For the next few weeks we are concentrating on the value of Goodness.
WEEKLY INFORMATION & UPCOMING EVENTS
FOOTY COLOURS DAY
FRIDAY THE 2ND SEPTEMBER 2016
Wear your teams footy colours with pride and bring in a gold coin donation, to
help raise money for the Fight cancer foundation. All money raised will go towards
helping patients with cancer in their care, treatment and support for them and their
TERM 3 2016
13 Choir The Grove Church
13 Prescott Trivia Night
22-26 Book Week
26 Book Week Dress Up Parade
27 Choir Berri Church
TERM 3 DATES
26 July to 30 September
Hi parents and players! We have had a fantastic
start to the new season of basketball! Many teams
have registered wins and practices are going
Just a reminder that all players need to pay a
registration fee to the stadiums, as well as your
game fee. This registration is a one off fee for the
season. This week is the last week you can pay that
so please pay it when you are at the game this
Thanks for all your support.
PRESCOTT LIGHTNING EQUAL
PREVIOUS WINNING STREAK
…2 wins for 2 games
On Wednesday 3 August Lightning faced off
against the East All Stars.
Down 11 points to 1 part way through the first half
the Lightning rallied, stringing together 12
unanswered points of their own, eventually winning
the match 23 to 17.
Maddison top scored for the Lightning with 10
points, with Anthony, Gabrielle, Tanner & Marilla
Thanks to Mrs. Hatchard for scoring & Mrs. Maticic
for coaching last week’s game.
NOTE; the program has changed & our next 2
games (10th & 17th Aug.) are now both at 4:00
FAMILY QUIZ NIGHT
Do you have all the answers?
Tickets are selling fast so if you are planning to come, please get your order in to the Front Office
We have lots of items for the Silent Auction, and look forward to spending a great evening with
SILENT AUCTION SNEAK PEAK
Auction items include:
Oral B Electric Toothbrush Sets RRP$329
A1 Pro Percussion $100 voucher
Prices Fresh Bakery $25 vouchers
Totem Tennis Set
1½ hour Personal Coaching Sessions RRP $70
PartyLite Candle Lantern
Lots of kid friendly items
PPN school community baskets of goodies
………. and lots, lots more.
Drinks and food will be for sale throughout the evening.
Eftpos is available on the night.
Bring a few extra gold coins for bonus rounds and games in the breaks.
Proceeds from the evening will go towards the new Nature Playground
that is being planned for our school.
DISCOVERY CENTRE NEWS
Come to school and share a story…
Contact your child’s teacher and make a
time. The art of story telling is a
Share a story from your childhood, a
holiday, an event or what life was like
when you were younger. Be Bold. Be
Brave. Be Courageous! Share...
Dress Up Parade
Visiting author and
Australian story fun for all.
5 is Book
Andrew McDonough is
visiting our school. He
tells stories, draws and
takes students behind the
scenes of how creating a
Autism SA can provide
individual and family
through NDIS or as a fee
A Psychologist can support
to build skills and coping
strategies in the following areas:
Upcoming family workshop during August and
September. All workshops held in the downstairs training
room at Autism SA, 1/262 Marion Road, Netley (unless
* Counselling - dealing with life's issues: e.g. bullying,
otherwise specified) and registration is FREE for
grief, parental separation, working on anxiety,
registered individuals or families who have a family
member registered with Autism SA.
Places are limited - to register, please call the Training
and Consultancy Admin Officer on (08) 8462 0677 or
visit the Family Workshops Registration page to register
Positive Behaviour Support
Part 1: Monday 29 August 9:30am - 12:30pm
Part 2: Monday 5 September 9:30am - 12:30pm
Helping People on the Spectrum Manage Anxiety
Wednesday 7 September 10:00am - 12:00pm
Developing Social Understanding in People on the
Monday 12 September 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Visit the Autism SA Family Workshops page for
further information and to view upcoming
workshops during 2016
* Educational and developmental: e.g. learning
difficulties, programming & planning, assessments,
behaviour management, social skills training, emotion
recognition and regulation, relaxation strategies
* Psychological support to the individual and/or family:
e.g. helping parents, siblings and other family members
to cope with the stresses of having a child with ASD
* Therapeutic intervention: e.g. cognitive behaviour
A Psychologist can work directly with an individual and/
or provide you with information and strategies and
support you to implement these. Different skills are
required at different stages so programs will reflect
developmental and chronological age.
For further information, please contact our Intake Officer
on (08) 8462 0664
or contact Info Line on 1300 288 476.
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Miss B Update!
Miss B is safe and sound in Rio and enjoying the highlights of the
Olympics! Here’s some words from Miss B.
“The Olympics so far have been amazing! The atmosphere is so
much fun! There are 1000s and 1000s of people here!!”
Prescott Primary Northern
354 Wright Road
Para Vista, SA, 5093
t: 08 8396 2577
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