Welcome to the new school year; a special welcome to those students and families who are new to Sheffield School, and to our Kindergarten students commencing their formal schooling in 2021. The students have settled into their learning really well, in what is a shorter than usual term, concluding on Wednesday 31 March. This is the first of three (3) newsletters that will be published this term (weeks 2, 5 and 8). This breaks from the traditional fortnightly newsletter as other modes of communication with our school community become more prominent and in real time, such as Facebook, Schoolzine and Seesaw. Going forward we will aim to present three newsletters per term.
As well as welcoming new students and families to our school this year we also welcome a number of new staff; Mr Broomhall (9/10 Maths/Science and STEM), Miss Lester (AST/Network Leader Food and Fibre Production), and Mrs Maher (K - 6 AST Sheffield Campus). We look forward to the contributions each of these new staff will make to the Sheffield School over the coming year.
Towards the end of last year, we were able to ease some of the restrictions relating to the COVID-19 and return closer to normality. As we commence 2021, I can report following a recent Principal’s briefing, that there have again been further easing of some restrictions, however there are a number of requirements that remain in place and will for some time to come.
The most significant change is in regards to the expectations around adult visitors to the school, previously there was a requirement to complete a VHSF (Visitor Health Screening Form), this has been replaced with a sign-in process that meets requirements regarding tracking and tracing should it be required. This sign-in can occur via a paper sign-in or via the Check-In Tas App (instructions to download and use the App included below). There will continue to be expectations regarding venue density, physical distancing, hand hygiene and importantly an expectation if unwell to remain home. As a result, we will continue to see some limitations in regard to larger gatherings of adults/events at school. Parents are welcome to attend the upcoming swimming carnival, there will be sign-in and physical distancing requirements in place. Other activities will continue to be reviewed as we progress through the year.
This year, in part due the COVID-19 restrictions pertaining to gathering of adults and venue density we will not holding a formal “Meet the Teacher” afternoon, however, I would still invite parents to take the opportunity to informally touch base with your child’s teacher before or after school, or make contact via e-mail, phone or a face to face meeting coordinated through the office if you have any questions or concerns. By the end of week three, core teachers will also have sent home a letter containing a range of information that will explain many of the expectations, routines and general information for the year ahead.
Finally, recently, Don College held their Celebration of Excellence Evening, with a number of Sheffield students again featuring in the awards. Congratulations to Alannah E, Olivia T, Denver P, Nathan S, Billie C, Taylah W, Bethany C, Kasey W, Breona R, who all won subject/VET awards. Josh G, Denver P, and Breona R were also recognized within the major awards section of the evening, with Breona receiving the Vocational Education and Training Excellence Award, and Denver and Josh both recognised for achieving two exceptional achievements/high distinctions in Pre-tertiary/UTAS subjects in Year 11. These young people set an excellent example for our students, and the message for all students is to aim high with your learning goals!
|Thursday 25 February||Launching into Learning Sausage Sizzle|
|Friday 26 February||Swimming Carnival||Splash, Devonport (Years 3 - 10)|
|Monday 8 March||Eight Hours Day||Public Holiday|
|Monday 8 - Friday 12 March||Sleep Awareness Week|
|Tues 9 - Thurs 11 March||External School Review|
|Thursday 11 - Monday 15 March||Fissure Sealant & Fluoride Varnish Program||Railton Campus|
|Friday 12 March||Glover Prize Excursion||Evandale
(Years 9 - 11 Art)
|Monday 15 - Wednesday 31 March||Fissure Sealant & Fluoride Varnish Program
|Tuesday 16 March||School Photo Day|
|Wednesday 17 March||School Photo Catch Up Day|
|Wednesday 31 March||Last Day Term 1||Kinder to Year 10|
|Thursday 1 April||Last Day Term 1||Years 11 - 12|
|Wednesday 21 April||Term 2 Commences|
FOOD AND FIBRE PRODUCTION
Food and Fibre Production at Sheffield School - Sheffield School were fortunate to be provided with a set of 'Bata' gumboots for ECE, Primary and Secondary to support teaching and learning, particularly school farm visits.
With the count down to the handover of the school farm - we have many students who are eager to commence school farm visits!
In readiness for our school garden.....
LAUNCHING INTO LEARNING (LiL)
We will have a sausage sizzle at both Sheffield and Railton LiL on 25 February.
Enrolment forms may be collected from each office if you would like to have this done before you come, otherwise we will have plenty of forms on the day.
LEARNING IN FAMILILES TOGETHER (LiFT)
All about the Sheffield School Family Zone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6V36GfF3J8
Board Game Library is open every Tuesday morning between 8:30-9am at Sheffield in the Family Zone classroom. All welcome to borrow games for one week.
On Friday 26 February, all students in Years 3-10 will travel to Splash Aquatic Centre in Devonport for our 2021 swimming carnival. We highly encourage every student to participate in a range of activities that are offered throughout the day. Below is a program of the day’s events and an indication of approximate commencement times.
Please note that Covid-19 restrictions will be in place for this event and we ask that parents attending please follow instructions provided by Splash Aquatic Centre.
|10.00 AM||Races in small pool||Waterslide||50m pool races||50m pool races|
|10.30 AM||Waterslide||Races in small pool||50m pool races||50m pool races|
|11.00 AM||Kickboard race small pool||Kickboard race small pool||Waterslide||50m pool races|
|11.30 AM||Rest (watch Iron Man)||Rest (watch Iron Man)||Rest (watch Iron Man)||Waterslide|
|12.00||LUNCH||Novelties small pool||LUNCH||LUNCH|
|12.30 PM||Novelties small pool||LUNCH||Free swim 50m pool||Free swim 50m pool|
|Games/Relays small pool||Games/Relays small pool||Kickboard race/relays 50m pool||Kickboard race/relays 50m pool|
|1.50 PM||Get Ready to Leave|
|10.00 AM||50m pool||50m pool||50m pool||50m pool|
|10.30 AM||50m pool||50m pool||50m pool||50m pool|
|11.00 AM||50m pool||50m pool||50m pool||50m pool|
|11.30 AM||Iron Man||Iron Man||Iron Man||Iron Man|
|12.30 PM||LUNCH||Waterslide||Free swim / Relays||Novelties|
|1.00 PM||Novelties||LUNCH||Waterslide||Free swim / Relays|
|1.30 PM||Free swim / Relays||Free swim / Relays||LUNCH||Waterslide|
|2.00 PM||Staff Vs Students - Iron Man|
The first 2021 Devon Netball roster will commence on Saturday 13 March.
All permission forms and information have been sent home with students who have expressed an interest in playing.
If any student in Years 3- 10 would like a form, please see Miss Baldock in the HPE office.
Please return permission slips to Miss Baldock by Friday 26 February and collect a winter roster.
Primary Winter Netball Information/Permission Slip
Secondary Winter Netball Information/Permission Slip
ORAL HEALTH SERVICES TASMANIA
In 5/6B we have started the year by getting to know each other. We have played different games and completed different activities.
We also had the chance to design a “hoodie” about ourselves! We worked really hard on these as you can see below… We can’t wait to show you more of our learning as the year progresses!
CHECK IN TAS APP
Information below on how to download and use the Check in Tas App.
SAFER INTERNET DAY
Click the link below for Safer Internet Day Information and storytime
SHEFFIELD SCHOOL ASSOCIATION INC. ELECTION 2021
The Sheffield School Association works in partnership with the school community to participate in setting future directions, make decisions and develop policies that have a direct effect on the way the school operates.
Elections for the School Association will be held on Tuesday 16 March 2021.
Nominations are being called for one (1) community and two (2) parent vacancies.
Nomination forms are below and must be returned by Close of Business Friday 12 March, 2021 to the Returning Officer:
Sheree Rodman, Sheffield School 12 Henry Street Sheffield 7306
The Annual General Meeting will be held at 6pm on Tueday 23 March in the Year 11/12 room.
For inquiries phone 6491 8222
SCHOOL HEALTH NURSE
Oral Care - with Oral Health Services Tasmania providing their Fissure Sealant and Fluoride Varnish Program in the coming weeks, now seems a good time to share some information with you.
Cancelling / crediting lunches
Please note that once your child’s lunch has left the canteen, due to health regulations it cannot be returned and we cannot issue a refund.
If your child goes home sick you are more than welcome to come to the canteen to collect your child’s lunch order.
If you need to cancel a lunch order in QKR – this needs to be done before 10.00 am on the day of delivery (you can cancel orders up to two weeks in advance), or you can contact the school office before 11.30 am.
You will then receive a credit (monies cannot be refunded) in QKR, that you can apply to future purchases.
Cancelling an order in the QKR APP
|1. From the QKR menu select Activity tab|
|2. Select the item(s) you have purchased that you wish to cancel|
|3. Select the (-) button
Your device will show a message in red *1 x item cancelled $..... (inc. Tax) refunded as a credit note. The next time you order you will be able to use that credit.
The canteen menu is available for students and staff at Railton campus on Tuesdays Only.
Items that cannot be ordered from the menu as they are unable to be transported:
- Hot Chocolate
Orders need to be received at the Railton Campus office before 10.00 am on Tuesday morning.
QKR Orders (Both Campuses)
To use the full menu you need to order before 10.00 am on the day of delivery.
Lunches can be ordered (and paid) for up two weeks in advance.
QKR Late Orders- Sheffield Campus only (10.00 am - 12.00 noon)
We now have a limited menu for orders received between the hours above.
Please use the "Late Orders and Payments" option only.
For orders after 12.00 noon please contact the school on 6491 8222.
QKR Set UP
Instructions on installing and setting up the app on your smartphone/device are below. (If you use QKR you can order (and pay) in advance for multiple students, multiple orders, and on multiple days).
CORES - Suicide Prevention Training
DEVONPORT JUNIOR SOCCER
HURRICANES CRICKETE BLAST
Free BBQ for Men