Parent information

  • School times
  • SA state schools term dates
  • Home-school communication

School times

 

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Time Activity
8:30 Teacher on duty to supervise children arriving at school
8:50 Classrooms open, roll taken
9:10 Lessons 1-2
10:50 Supervised lunch eating
11:00 Lunch playtime
11:30 Lessons 3-4
1:10 Recess
1:30 Lessons 5-6
3:10 Dismissal
3:25 Teacher supervision ends
All students must have left the school grounds unless they are involved in after school sport or are booked into OSHC

 

 

SA state schools term dates

 

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Year Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
2019 29 Jan – 12 April 29 April – 5 July 22 July – 27 Sep 14 Oct – 13 Dec
2020 28 Jan – 9 April 27 April – 3 July 20 July – 25 Sept 12 Oct – 11 Dec
2021 27 Jan – 9 April 27 April – 2 July 19 July – 24 Sept 11 Oct – 10 Dec
2022 31 Jan – 14 April 2 May – 8 July 25 July – 30 Sept 17 Oct – 16 Dec
2023 30 Jan – 14 April 1 May – 7 July 24 July – 29 Sept 16 Oct – 15 Dec
2024 29 Jan – 12 April 29 April – 5 July 22 July – 27 Sept 14 Oct – 13 Dec
2025 28 Jan – 11 April 28 April – 4 July 21 July – 26 Sept 13 Oct – 12 Dec

This information is correct as of February 2019. Please check the Department for Education website for the most current information. 

Home-school communication

Assemblies

We have a whole school assembly every Wednesday fortnight, usually in even weeks at 9.10am in the Sport Centre. Each class is responsible for hosting an assembly 2-3 times during the year and each assembly consists of singing the National Anthem, Acknowledgement of Country, various class items and finishing with our Play is the Way awards. Parents/carers are most welcome to attend as it is a fabulous opportunity to see what’s happening in classes and around the school.

 

Newsletter

The school newsletter is published every Friday fortnight. A paper copy is sent home with the eldest child in the family or alternatively parents/carers can request an electronic copy to be sent via email. You can also access the newsletter on our SkoolBag app.

SkoolBag app

SkoolBag is a communication tool which helps us to communicate more effectively with our school community. It provides you with everything you need to know about school happenings including newsletters, updated news and special events. It also allows parents/carers to notify the school of student absences and change of details.

The app is free and is easy to download from iTunes App store or Android’s Google Play store by searching “Ascot Park Skoolbag”. Alternatively, you can download it to your account from the links below.

 

Parents Guide

App Store

Google Play

 

Home Learning

 

Home learning brochure

Websites

COVID-19 - Learning at home

 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.

Interoception

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

Interoception parent and caregiver booklet

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.

 

Maths

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:

 

Science

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.

 

 

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