T3 Week 8 Newsletter
From the Principal
Real Stories! Real Faith!
“I feel blessed to be able to attend a school where we can share, learn and grow in our faith in God. I think it is also important to help the community around our school area to maintain the strong connection between the community and our school. I love the idea the opportunity I have to be witnesses for Christ to encourage and inspire younger students in their walk with God.” – Student
At Torrens Valley Christian School, we are developing young people to believe, belong and become all that God has created them to be!Read more..
Faith development is an integral part of the school and 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.
May God encourage you as you read these Real Stories of Real Faith from students and parents…
During my time at Torrens Valley Christian School, I have had the opportunity to lead and serve the school community. … it is my hope to serve God with my gifts and talents that He has given me and contribute back to society. It is my hope to serve Jesus in all aspects of my life, to be an example to younger students, lead the school and be an encouragement to those around me (Student).
I love that TVCS is clearly and unashamedly Christ focused and Christ centered (Parent).
We love being part of a school that believes in God and nurtures and encourages our children to use their unique gifts and talents to become all that God has created them to be (Parent).
🏫 🎓 + ✝️ ⛪ = 📽️ 🎞️? Ever wondered what faith looks like on campus? ‘Real Students | Real Faith’ brings you the stories of uni students in Adelaide sharing how faith changes their everyday lives.Vineeth's story is part of SET FREE | Jesus Week 2020 (an initiative of Evangelical Students) inviting people to explore and discover faith on campus from a Christian perspective.For more info, check out fb.com/jesusweek20 for other stories + links to upcoming events.
Posted by Jesus Week 2020 on Thursday, 6 August 2020
🏫 🎓 + ✝️ ⛪ = 📽️ 🎞️? Ever wondered what faith looks like on campus? ‘Real Students | Real Faith’ brings you the stories of uni students in Adelaide sharing how faith changes their everyday lives.Prisca's story is part of SET FREE | Jesus Week 2020 (an initiative of Evangelical Students) inviting people to explore and discover faith on campus from a Christian perspective.For more info, check out fb.com/jesusweek20 for other stories + links to upcoming events.
Posted by Jesus Week 2020 on Thursday, 6 August 2020
🏫 🎓 + ✝️ ⛪ = 📽️ 🎞️? Ever wondered what faith looks like on campus? ‘Real Students | Real Faith’ brings you the stories of uni students in Adelaide sharing how faith changes their everyday lives.Jacinta's story is part of SET FREE | Jesus Week 2020 (an initiative of Evangelical Students) inviting people to explore and discover faith on campus from a Christian perspective.For more info, check out fb.com/jesusweek20 for other stories + links to upcoming events.
Posted by Jesus Week 2020 on Thursday, 6 August 2020
It is our prayer that every student will come to know Christ for themselves!
As we partner with you in the education of your children, it is our prayer that each student would come to know Christ as their Lord and Saviour for themselves and believe, belong and become all that God has created them to be!
Year 6 student awarded 2nd place in the Young Writers’ Award
TVCS Year 6 student Shantelle has been awarded second place for her stirring and expressive poem, Killer Whale, in the South Australian English Teachers Association Young Writers’ Award 2020.
Shantelle’s beautifully written poem uses emotive vocabulary and phrasing to recreate the tragic atmosphere of mankind capturing a defenceless orca. Congratulations Shantelle on a fantastic achievement! See below for the award-winning poem.Read more..
As they hear the killer whale sing such a sound,
they lift up their sails
to turn around.
They lower their nets
like building a wall,
the stressed out whale
starts to call.
Could it find?
They lifted it up
into the cruel malicious sky.
As the heart breaks
it starts to cry.
The heart trembles and quakes … they stabbed it.
This it could not take
the heart slowly sank.
Shaking in fear
it wishes its pod was here;
Back in its cage
it pulled on a rage
It wants to be free
it’s crystal clear;
can’t you see that it wishes
the ocean was near?
Students create a powerful video for R U OK Day
Uniform requirements for next year
Letters to parents of new students will be emailed at the beginning of Term 4. Why not explore your family’s uniform requirements now to ensure you’re ready for 2021 as bookings will be limited next term.
If you think that you might require special sizes for 2021, order now to avoid long delays.
For more information, please visit the Uniform Shop or email email@example.com.
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!
Week 9 and 10 Hot Lunches
The next two items on the Hot Lunches Menu are Butter Chicken (Week 9) and Cheeseburgers (Week 10). Yum!
If you haven’t already, download the Qkr! App and order before midnight each Monday. You can also order for the entire term.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Learn a language in 2021
The School of Languages invites your child to learn a language in 2021.
With over 23 languages in 28 convenient locations, each year the School of Languages teaches over 2,000 students from all schooling sectors.
In fact, your child can learn Afrikaans, Chinese or French right here on our school campus!
OSHC - Camp Australia offer free session to new families
Camp Australia provide an engaging and supportive OSHC program for children to play, connect, learn and grow.
If you haven’t utilised one of their OSHC sessions, now’s the time to do so as they’re offering all new families the first session free in Term 3!
Year 1 excursion to the National Railway Museum
The Year 1s had a wonderful adventure to the National Railway Museum last week!
We had fun exploring the trains of years gone by, learned some South Australian history along the way and had our very own train rides.
Many thanks to the amazing parent helpers who made our excursion run so smoothly!
The Maths Corner
As part of Mathematics within our Middle School, we aim for value and celebrate student growth.
Within our model of teaching, a growth of 100% indicates roughly a year’s worth of learning in a calendar year.
We want to commend our Middle School students who are currently growing at an average of 143%!
A shout-out to our year 7s who have a current average growth of 173%! Meaning they are, on average, growing at more than 1.5 years of maths in a calendar year!
Year 10 Geography field trip to Anstey Hill Recreation Park
On Friday 28 August the Year 10 Geography class participated in a field trip to Anstey Hill Recreation Park. It provided the students with an opportunity carry out various practical activities.
Students recorded variations in plant growth using quadrat squares which provide a ‘birds eye’ view or 2D view of an area of vegetation and looked at the impact aspect has on a community of plants using transect lines on a West and East- facing slope.Read more..
Sketching the Newman Nursery ruins required some more adventurous climbing to see evidence of human impact on the park.
Year 11 Flinders Ranges Camp
Mrs Fiona Partridge has put together a blog post about the Year 11 students’ experience at camp this year. One student wrote:
“The Year 11 camp has for sure been a highlight of my whole schooling experience! As a year level we have become a whole lot closer and really opened up to one another which has allowed us to become one strong unit – this is really important for our final year of school next year. All together it is such a fun time to be with teachers and friends and enjoy the amazing wonders of nature!”
Year 11s take a coulis approach to plating up
The Year 11 Food and Hospitality class have continued sharpening their culinary skills, plating up pavlovas, coulis and cream.
It is always such a joy to see students express their creativity during class.
Year 12 German breakfast
In Week 5 of Term 3 a small group of year German 12 students and I met in room 11 to share a very traditional style German breakfast.
It is quite different to that of what we would normally have here in Australia. We enjoyed fresh bread rolls, jam, boiled eggs, cheese and ham plus hot drink of choice of course.
It was a great opportunity to chat and reflect in a small way how cultures are similar, yet there are also some minor differences such as this. It was nice to bring the culture alive in a small way.
Year 12 rock climbing in Physical Education
As part of the new year 12 Physical Education course we have been looking at Psychological Factors that affect performance and participation in physical activity. We have been discussing things like time, money, availability of resources, space, health and safety as factors.
To develop this further we took the Year 12 class to Morialta Conservation Park for the day to learn how to work as a team, encourage each other and overcome psychological barriers to participation.Read more..
The group worked extremely well together, developed trust, communication and pushed themselves out of their comfort zones throughout the day.
It was a great opportunity for students to work together and get practical experience of some of the theory we have been learning this year.
Mrs Jo Robertson and Mr Chris Martyn
Lawn Bowls at Hope Valley
Following the successful experience earlier this yer, the Hope Valley Bowling Club invites students to an after-school lawn bowling competition.
Hope Valley Kid's Club
On Friday 25 September 2020 between 5pm and 7pm, Hope Valley Church invite students to attend their Kid’s Club.