T4 Week 8 Newsletter
From the Principal
Looking to the Future: Expansion of Primary School
We are pleased to inform you that our current enrolment projections mean that we will move from 12 to 13 classes in Primary School in 2021.
In real terms, this means there will be no composite classes in the Primary school next year.Read more..
We are committed to providing excellence in Christ-centred education for you and your family and thank God for His hand upon our School as we look to the future.
We will soon be finalising our class placements for 2021 in readiness for our Primary Orientation Day, which will be held on Thursday 3 December 2020.
We are looking forward to a great year in 2021 and thank you for your continued support.
Announcement of Captains
Eight weeks ago, we began a process of seeking young leaders in our school to serve in the role of School Captains for 2021.
The process culminated with a number of young people being nominated for this position following their written application offering themselves in service to God and undergoing an extensive interview process.
Following this process, we are pleased to announce that the School Captains for Torrens Valley Christian School in 2021 are: Captains for 2021 Noel & Renee. Vice Captains for 2021 Josiah & Adele.
COVID-19 community updates
As we continue to be guided by Government guidelines, we will keep you informed of any changes.
Any updates related to COVID-19 can be found on our website.
2021 school fees
Please read the TVCS Fee Schedule for information about fees in 2021.
ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Year 3/4 Carnival
This year, on a lovely mild Friday (30 October), Torrens Valley was represented by three teams of very enthusiastic, keen and eager, Year 3s and 4s.
After practicing most of the year, students were getting the chance to play Hot Shots against other schools!
The students did enjoy this fun competitive opportunity and benefited from it in terms of improving their skills, understanding the rules and tactics, playing fairly and increasing their social and communication skills.
Last week to celebrate NAIDOC Week, many of our Primary students participated in creating rock art in their lunch times.
Quite a few students also entered a NAIDOC poster competition.
We had some fabulous entries and it was very difficult to choose only two winners!
Our winners were Libby from 4HW and Isla from 1K. Ruth and Lily received commendations for their efforts. Well done everyone!
TVCS Trees for Life
Mr Bowyer and a mixture Primary and Secondary young environmentalists are in the process of planting out 250 native seeds.
When these young trees are approximately six months old they will be planted out on a farm in rural South Australia.
Teaching the next generation about the importance of sustainability is the key! Well done TVCS!
2021 Reception Orientation
This term, the receptions for 2021 have had their orientation day.
Our theme this year was “Starting School Superheroes”.
Our focus for the visits was for the children to meet their teacher and other children who will be in their class next year as well as become familiar with their new surroundings and some of the play experiences which will form an integral part of the transition process into school in Term 1.Read more..
The play experiences provide opportunities to develop essential social, emotional, physical and perceptual skills needed for success in Reception. Activities included playdough, cars and car mat, trainset, blocks and other construction, Duplo, dramatic play in the kitchen and with dinosaurs, drawing, playground and sandpit play. The children also participated in mat-time, listening to stories and singing songs together.
Whilst we couldn’t hold the third visit as planned, our first two orientation days were highly successful and the children were settled and happy!
A wonderful group of Year 6 students spent Friday lunchtimes designing and painting their Indonesian fans this term.
They learnt about Indonesian culture and had great fun learning design skills.
The results look beautiful! Indah!
Year 8 German Cake Day
In Week 7 of this term the Year 8 German classes had the opportunity to come in at lunch time to try two very famous German cakes – Bienenstich (Bee Sting) and Apfelstreuselkuchen (Apple Crumble Cake).
Of course, each student had to order it in German which was quite a mouthful! Mrs Prattis also joined them and had to order in German. She did quite well!
Year 11 German Picnic
The Year 11 German class recently celebrated the German language and culture by holding a German Picnic on the oval under the shade of the beautiful, large tres.
Each student was able to enjoy 2 German Sausages (Weisswurst and Viennas) a pretzel and potato salad.
It was a lovely way to finalise the culmination of several years of studying German.
German Excursion to Hahndorf
In Term 4 the Year 9 German Class visited Hahndorf with Frau Allen and Herr Allen.
They learnt about German migration history, visited a local Lutheran church and cemetery and explored the main street.
It was a lovely day overall.
Food and Hospitality
The Year 10 Child Studies class have been making T-shirt dresses, to send overseas for young girls, who may never have owned a new dress. The students have gained many new skills in garment construction as well as knowing that what they have created will bless the lives of a few girls overseas.
Year 11 Food and Hospitality class finished off their year by preparing and serving their carefully planned two course dinners to their parents.
The Home Economics sewing room was turned into a dining room for the evening, with flowers and our best tablecloths and tableware. Our visitors enjoyed the beautifully prepared and presented meals (as well as having a night off cooking!)
Uniform Shop now on the Qkr! App
Good news! Uniforms can now be purchased using the Qkr! App.
We are slowly updating the App to have photos and will be looking to provide sizing guidelines online.
Uniform orders can still be placed in store and via previous methods.
Tea Tree Gully Church Service Times
Please refer to flyer for Christmas Service times at Tea Tree Gully Uniting Church.
Banksia Market Family Fun Day
Proudly presented by the Playgroup and Children’s Ministries of TTGUC, come along to the Banksia Market Family Fun Day on Saturday the 5th of December!
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, Auslan, Chinese, French and Japanese right here on our school campus!
Girls Footy Skills Development Clinics TTG
We are passionate about getting kids involved in Sport, boosting their confidence and encouraging a healthy, active lifestyle. We are particularly keen on getting girls on board to develop their footy skills to enable them to be more competitive and confident to be involved at perhaps a school and club level.
Tea Tree Gully Christmas Festival
This festive season the City of Tea Tree Gully is hosting a series of events, activations, activities and more as part of our 2020 Christmas Festival!
At the heart of our Christmas Festival will be our Carols at Home, which is an online interactive version of our highly popular Civic Park Carols event.
While we couldn’t stage the event this year on the park due to COVID-19, you’ll still be able to sing along at home with our Carols band, past and present performers, special guests and of course Santa Claus.