T3 Week 10 Newsletter
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From the Principal
Transformed..."Veta Morphus has been a huge blessing to me. I have grown so much, not only in my faith, but in my confidence as well. I have become so much comfortable with myself and who I am. I am less afraid to make mistakes and I know that when I do, it doesn’t matter because God still loves me no matter what the world thinks of me. It has helped me to really find a solid grounding in Him…" Alana - Current Veta Student Every year, students in Year 11 have the opportunity to participate in Veta Morphus. Veta Morphus is a Christian discipleship program that gives Senior School students the opportunity to complete a Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology and contributes to both SACE completion and their ATAR. The course prepares students for life and has been the launch pad for careers in ministry, youth work, missions, education, social enterprise, service, as well as their personal and spiritual development. On successful completion of Veta Morphus, students receive a nationally accredited qualification, the 10741NAT - Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology. Faith development is an integral part of Torrens Valley Christian School. We are committed to educating children to follow Christ, in every area of life. It is our desire to train students to see and embrace truth, to love others and to be followers of Jesus who acknowledge the lordship of Christ in their lives. Here’s what students past and present say about their experiences: "Veta Morphus allowed me to learn more about myself and all that God has created me to be. Through the year, I learnt ways to use my gifts and abilities to serve God and the people around me. Veta Morphus is all about building up the younger generations to lead the communities around them to God. I really learnt the importance of servant leadership and being able to support those in my peer group through their faith journey." Katherine - Former Veta Student "I have become so close with my peers Jacinta, Zoe and Sarah and they feel like family to me now. I really encourage anyone thinking about doing Veta to just go for it. It’s so worth it and I’ve loved every second." Alana - Current Veta Student "I have really grown in my faith from this experience! I have been more consistent in sharing about my faith and made so many lovely Christian friends from all over South Australia. I have also enjoyed thinking deeply about contemporary issues in the context of my faith." Sarah - Current Veta Student The Bible exhorts us, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2. Isn’t this exactly what Veta Morphus encourages our students to do? Thank you for the privilege of partnering with you and your family to help them to BELIEVE, BELONG and BECOME all that God created them to be. Julie Prattis Principal
Casual Clothes Day – Friday 25 September
Today students can wear casual clothes to celebrate the end of Term!
If they haven’t already, students can donate using the Qkr! App. All proceeds will go to Compassion.
Nuture Magazine September edition
We invite you to enjoy the latest Nurture magazine by clicking on the link below.
This is the Christian Education National flagship publication that seeks to nurture the vision of Christian education in families, schools, and communities; a magazine for parents.
Hot Lunches available in Term 4
We are excited to announce that Hot Lunches will be available for the first five weeks of Term 4. As Hot Lunches were not available in Term 2, the Parents and Friends committee are proud to extend this year’s menu (with slight adjustments).
Kicking off in Week 1, Spirali Bolognaise Pasta is available for purchase via the Qkr! App.
Year 12s run devotions for Receptions
Each morning during Weeks 9 and 10, the year 12s have been visiting each Reception class to run a devotion.
The Receptions have loved having them visit!
There was a very special moment when one of the year 12s brought in the bible they were presented with they were in Reception.
New process for lost property
Next term, we are moving towards introducing a new process for handling lost property. And things will look a little different from the way they are now!
From the start of Term 4, lost property will be handled by the Front Office. This will mean that the lost property will no longer be stored in the area adjacent to the Uniform Shop.Read more..
How can I claim lost property?
Lost Property will be held at the Front Office.
Front office staff will return all lost items which are named to the student in the classroom the next school day. From the beginning of Term Four any items not clearly named will be held in the Front Office for one week and then donated to the Uniform Shop to be sold as second hand or non-uniform items will be given to Goodwill.
Families are welcome to make enquiries for lost items at the Front Office counter, or by contacting staff on 8126 2200 or Reception@tvcs.sa.edu.au
How can we help?
We strongly urge all families to name every piece of clothing, hats and bags, lunch boxes and drink bottles, in fact anything brought to school.
We advise that ALL ITEMS are labelled with last name or full name, to assist us in returning items to you.
Mrs Caroline Duell, our Primary Deputy has labels ready to use in her office for lunchboxes and drink bottles and students are invited to see her and get items labelled.
Mrs Lisa Kociolek has permanent sharpies in the Uniform Shop and is happy to write on uniform labels for you on Mondays and Thursdays. Dymo labels are available in the uniform shop for $1.00 per label and Mrs Kociolek will even personalise and attach them for you while you wait.
Our lovely Front Office staff also have permanent sharpies and can write on uniform labels any time.
Thank you for your patience as we introduce these new processes. Please contact us if you have any queries.
Let’s all work together and see if we can wipe out lost uniforms!
Notice of leaving TVCS due 25 September
Can I please remind you that if you are intending to transfer your student to another school, we require one term’s notice in writing. This is a condition of enrolment which you agreed to upon signing your child’s enrolment form. Families who transfer to another school without giving us written notification will be required to pay one term’s fees in lieu of notice. Please take this into account when you are considering your options for schooling for your children.Read more..
To avoid a withdrawal fee, please notify us no later than Friday, 25 September.
If you are considering your finances as part of your decision, could I ask you to please contact us and come in for a chat. We have options we can offer you to help with payment of your fees. Jannie and Belinda are happy to meet with you to discuss these at any time.
Of course, if you have any concerns at all regarding your child’s education, don’t hesitate to contact me or one of our educational team. We are here to listen and to support you.
Principal’s Assistant and Registrar
Ready, set, Book Week
The Library team have been busy preparing for Book Week next Term.
Our Book Week Dress Up Day will be held on Wednesday 21 October 2020.
We can’t wait to see how our students (and parents) use their creativity as they explore this year’s theme, ‘Curious Creatures, Wild Minds’.
Junior Primary skip for Jump Day
This week our Junior Primary students, Reception to Year 2, have skipped, jumped and laughed their way into a fun day.
Jump Day taught our little ones all those wonderful skipping skills and there were smiles and giggles galore.
The Upper Primary students also had fun on their Jump Day recently.
Year 8 sushi making
On Monday, the Year 8s celebrated by making sushi at the end of a unit on Shogunate Japan.
Three student teachers supported both Core classes.
Students enjoyed making, eating and socialising – great way to end a fruitful term!
Year 12s make healthy lunchboxes for their buddies
The Year 12 Child Studies students had a great time making and then providing a healthy lunchbox for their Reception buddies.
It was a great opportunity to test out all those wonderful new skills learned this Term.
Year 7s and 9s have sew much fun
This term Year 7 and 9 students have been utilising their newly developed sewing skills to create wheat bags, beanies or COVID-19 masks.
Putting their creativity to use, there were some spectacular designs. Well done Year 7s and 9s!
Year 10s explore cultural influences over Australian cuisine
This term our Year 10 students have been looking at the different cultures that influence Australian cuisine.
In particular, ethics and sustainability in food production, food customs, cooking methods and the influence religion has on the food we eat.
Youth Leadership Conference 29 October
Despite it being a very difficult year due to COVID–19, the City of Tea Tree Gully has been determined to once again deliver their annual Youth Leadership Conference for 2020.
Each year, they co host and co design an exciting full day program for local students/ school captains and young people who are keen to participate in high energy and interactive leadership activities as well as the opportunity to hear from amazing guest speakers.
This year, it will be held at the Golden Grove Arts Centre. The cost is $5 per person, as the Council has heavily subsidised the event.
Tango NetSetGo Term 4
Taught and Bowled will again be offering a Summer Netball Academy Program for players of all abilities from ages 9-15 years.
The program is delivered by accredited and highly experienced coaches and is designed to give all players the opportunity to participate in a ‘high performance-style’ program regardless of ability.
The players will be split into groups based on experience level and then the program tailored to each skill set to give the players the maximum opportunity to improve and develop.
GetActive Sports - Wynn Vale
Warren and The Get Active Team will be launching an introductory sports programme for 3 to 9 year olds in Term 4.
Only $78 for 6 classes in Term 4 2020.
Taught & Bowled Summer Netball Academy Program
Tango Netball Club is running a Learn Netball Program in Term 4 for 5-7 year old girls.
Tango provides a community based netball environment that supports wholesome competition and personal development.
Mountain biking holiday programs
Head for the Hills has a range of Mountain Bike programs commencing soon, including the Holiday Geocache Adventure, Holiday Skills Clinics and After School Skills. These programs focus on the key skills of mountain biking and will develop the students:
- Bike handling and balance
- Control and trail reading
- Technique (discipline independent)
Students will also learn about the non-practical aspects of mountain biking, including:
- Trail etiquette for shared-use networks
- Risk assessment and management skills
- Knowledge of participation opportunities
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