News and Achievements
Honorable Sport Achievements
Captain of the SAPSASA Basketball Team representing South Australia at the basketball carnival in Perth 2013.
Selected for the 2014 U13 Skillaroos Squad, an elite FFSA squad competing in national competitions.
Sport News and Achievements
Soccer Success – 2017
Skill Acquisition Phase Selections
Congratulation to these students who have been selected to participate in the South Adelaide Skill Acquisition Phase training programs. Students had to trial against other students in the south soccer association to be selected into these teams.
Alex and Ante made the Under 10’s squad, Cooper the Under 11’s squad and Braxton the Under 13’s squad. These students will participate in 3 trainings a week until Christmas.
(Photos Left to Right); Ante, Alex, Cooper, Sharni, Braxton.
Congratulations to Cooper who made the Under 11 State Futsal team and Braxton who made the Under 13 State Futsal Team. Cooper and Braxton participate in 1 training session a week until he and the rest of his team travel to the Gold Coast Janurary 2018 in the Craig Foster International Cup. They will compete against other teams from around the State and from across the world.
Congratulations also to Sharni who made the top 20 selected into the Under 12 girls State Futsal team, unfortunately she didn’t make the final team but a great achievement by her this year.
National Divers – Elite Pathways Competition 2017
Congratulations for Bailey, Sophie and Matisse who represented South Australia at the Nationals – Elite Pathways competition in July this year.
These students participated in both the singles and synchronised pair’s event. Sophie and Matisse came equal 10th in their singles event and Bailey came 4th. Students competed against 25 other NEPP (National Elite Pathways Program) level. Matisse placed 1st in her synchronised pair’s event, Sophie 6th and Bailey 2nd competing against 12 other pairs.
(Photo in no Order); Matisse, Sophie, Bailey.
Victorian Gymnastic Championships 2017
In week 6, Term 2 India represented the State at the Victorian Gymnastic Championships.
Overall India placed 6th. Individually she score 5th place on beam, bars and floor.
India and the other girls in her team did SA proud with Gymjets coming in at 3rd place as a team.
Well Done, India!
Specialist Netball School Competition
On Monday 29th May 2017 the Advanced Netball Squad represented Ascot Park at the Specialist Netball School Competition. We entered a Year 6/7 Team and played against 4 other specialist netball schools. It was a wet and cold day and the team play extraordinarily well in the miserable conditions. The team played 5 games making it into the finals, only losing 1 game during the day. In the finals they versed the Year 6/7 Trinity College team who they had lost to earlier in the day. The girls were ready for the challenge and where not out to lose. After an exciting first half the score was Ascot 9 vs Trinity 4. Trinity came back on the court with determination to get back in front but the Ascot girls where playing too well for Trinity to get back in front.
Final Score: Ascot 19 def Trinity 11
Southern Districts Junior Soccer Association Carnival
On Tuesday 6th June 2017 the Intermediate and Advanced Soccer squads joined forces to represent Ascot Park Primary at the Southern District Junior Soccer Association Carnival. The carnival was held from 6-8pm at Bowker St, Soccer Oval. Students played 6-8 14 minute games.
The team worked well together winning ALL of their games and they shut down all teams in the goals, with no scored goals against them.
LEARNING AT HOME
You don’t need to be an expert or educator to help your child to learn at home. The Department for Education has published 2 documents to help you support your child in learning at home as well as staying healthy and active:
Teachers at school have also been working hard to provide meaningful and relevant learning programs which have been communicated through ClassDojo, Google Classrooms and home learning packs. We have also developed a suggested daily timetable to help you provide clear structure and routine to your child’s day.
At school, students have been learning about interoception, which is our 8th sense. It can broadly be defined as our conscious perception of our internal body signals which let us know how to respond to human needs or relate to our emotional experiences. Interoception is the pre-requisite for self-regulation.
Interoception activities take less than 2 minutes to complete and they help your child to identify their body signals, recognise when their body signals change and act or respond to these body signals for their self-regulation. The booklet provided has a range of activities that you can complete with your child and the whole family. You can complete these activities throughout the day, some examples could be:
- Starting their day with an interoception activity
- Break time between online lessons/activities
- Going for a walk or a bike ride
- Shooting some hoops or kicking a ball
- Playing on a swing set
- Jumping on a trampoline
The great thing about interoception activities is that you can create your own with your child. It can be any activity that changes your child’s body state and while encouraging them to notice how their body feels. To find out more information about interoception, please visit the Department for Education’s Interoception web page. If you have any questions or need further support with implementing interoception activities with your child, please contact your child’s teacher.
Dr Paul Swan has developed a support page https://drpaulswan.com.au/teaching-at-home/ to help parents in finding quality numeracy activities. The school has also provided students with dice and playing cards which will give them the opportunity to engage in problem solving using mathematical thinking processes and skills. Cards games also give children the opportunity to develop social skills such as sharing and taking turns. Games and activities can be found in the following eBooks:
Primary Connections is an innovative science program developed by the Australian Academy of Science which is aligned with the Australian Curriculum. They have developed a range of educational activities designed to be used at home.
Each four-page resource features:
- A short description
- Notes guiding preparation and resourcing
- Suggested questions to support student inquiry
- Student task sheets (may be printed, photographed or photocopied and sent to teachers upon completion)
- Ideas to explore further
Please click here to access the resources.