Term 3 is always busy in the library with Book Week, the Great Book Swap and completion of the Premier’s Reading Challenge.
Book Week is week 5. On Friday 26 August we will be celebrating Book Week with a dress up day. It would be wonderful to see students come to school dressed as their favourite book character or dress to the theme Dreaming With Eyes Open. If this cold weather keeps up I’ll be pleased to wear my dressing gown that day!!
We will be hosting a Great Book Swap during Term 3 Week 5 with all funds raised going to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. We ask that you send your child with a book/s to donate to the Great Book Swap. Books are being collected in the library now. During the Great Book Swap children can take home a book in return for a gold coin donation.
The Premier’s Reading Challenge closes on 9 September. School holidays are a great time for children to read and it would be appreciated if you could encourage your child to complete the Challenge. Forms are available in the library and more information can be found online http://www.premiersreadingchallenge.sa.edu.au/PRC/
Yours in reading,
Sophie and Sunyoung
District State Carnivals
Congratulations to the following students who represented our City South Sapsasa District in state carnivals. Mitcham students trial against other students from across the district to make these teams.
Australian Rules Football - Hugo S, Toby S and Noah T
Netball - Kaitlyn B, Annabelle F, Grace C, Madeline D and Emma M
Hockey - Roscoe M
Soccer - Our boys side played against Colonel Light Gardens and Edwardstown in a day carnival on Tuesday Week 8. The boys fought hard to come away with a 2-0 win first up against Edwardstown. After peppering the goal in their second match against Colonel Light the boys finally put one past the keeper to take a 1-0 win to now move into the second round of matches.
Lunch orders via Qkr! will now close off at 9am each morning. This will allow our volunteers to get started straight away and give us more time to prepare the orders.
On Wednesday 25 May, many of our classes participated in National Simultaneous Storytime. This event is held annually with children around the world reading the same book at the same time.
This year it’s estimated that over 2 million people simultaneously read Family Tree by Josh Pyke. Some of our classes read the book, others listened to Josh read it and then sing, some listened to Australian Children’s Laureate, Gabrielle Wang, read the story, while others viewed an AUSLAN version. After reading the story, classes participated in a number of activities.
We ran a school-wide competition with students creating collages of trees, nature and family trees, with many great entries received.
Mr Greenshields had the difficult job of choosing four winners. The lucky students were: Madeleine from M2, Freya T4, Lachlan G9 and Alishba from N7.
This term our students put in an outstanding effort to raise more than $15, 000 for our Lap-a-thon with a Splash of Colour fundraiser!!! This incredible support and generosity from our school community will enable us to purchase staging for our brand new Gymnasium.
The class that raised the greatest total was N2, reaching a whopping $1571. They will enjoy a pizza lunch as their reward.
Our top 10 individual fundraising prize winners are:
|Jimmy A (N2)||Lucy A (T3)|
|Chloe C (T8)||Laura M (G8|
|Grace M (T7)||Mabel M (G7)|
|Jack L (T3)||Joel G (N6)|
|Oscar B (T2)||Harry B (M3)|
These students all received prizes and certificates at our last whole school assembly. Thank you to all those who made donations, big or small, your support is appreciated.
MPS Fundraising Committee
Here at Mitcham Primary School, a number of leadership opportunities are extended to our students. One of those opportunities is as part of the Year 6 STEM Committee. Students on the STEM Committee work on responsibilities such as organising technology resources, assisting with lunchtime STEM sessions, testing new equipment, and working alongside teachers as they use new technology.
Last term we had students in years 4 to 6 compete at Marion Outdoor Pool in our District Swimming Carnival. Well done to all swimmers and congratulations to Tyler H and Oliver M who made the district team and competed in the State Championships earlier this term.
Last term our boys' cricket team played its first-round match against Colonel Light Gardens PS. With limited time to train before the match the boys came together and worked hard in the field and the bat to come away with the win. In their second round match in wet conditions for cricket the boys came up against Belair PS. Unfortunately, Belair came away with the win knocking our boys out of the competition. Well done boys on an amazing effort this year.
On Tuesday of Week 4 this term we took 26 students to Belair National Park to compete in our Sapsasa district cross country day. It is a hard course that students have to run, with 10 year olds running 2km and 11 and 12 year olds running 3km. Congratulations to all our students for competing well, especially Charlie F, Lucas A, Will H, Matilda P, Noah T, Annabelle F, Charlotte M, Hugo S, Aleks B and Claire D who managed to make our City South district team to compete at Oakbank in Week 6.
Well done to all our students who have competed in Sapsasa sports so far this year and we are looking forward to more to come with boys' soccer and 3v3 basketball coming in the next couple of weeks.
Mr Rowland - PE Teacher
On Friday the 3rd of June, the Year 6 Sapsasa netball knock-out team played their first round of games. Our games were played at Westbourne Park Primary, with their gym and 2 outdoor courts providing a great setting for the day.
Fortunately, we were able to play all of our games indoors which allowed us to escape the wind and rain! Our first game was against Westbourne Park Primary, who were a very strong team. They provided our girls with a challenge and the quality of netball was exceptional; we narrowly lost by 1 goal. Our second game for the day was against Edwardstown Primary which was another competitive game, but saw us come away with the win. Our final match was against Colonel Light Gardens and this match allowed us to finish on a strong note with another win. Unfortunately, we do not move onto the next round of games, but the girls should be very proud of the netball they played.
Congratulations to all girls that were involved in the team on a successful and enjoyable day. Missing from the photo are 2 team members, Siena and Kaitlyn.
Laura Scriven, Team Coach and Year 3/4 Teacher at Mitcham
Please see below for upcoming important dates and school events.
|Friday 8th July||Last day of Term 2 - Early Dismissal 2.15pm|
|Monday 25th July||First day of Term 3|
|Friday 9th September||School Closure day - Royal Adelaide Show|
|Friday 23rd September||Pupil Free Day|
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