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Turner School Fete!

Posted on 11 Sep 2015

Parent volunteering at Fete

Turner School Fete will be held on Saturday 31 October!

We need your help to make our fete a success. You can help by:

* Volunteering to help on a stall
* Donating new goods for the Gourmet Hampers
* Helping set up and pack up the fete
* Promoting the fete to family, friends and community

For more information, see the latest Fete Newsletter (pdf, 2mb) or contact Heather.

Swimming and water safety at Turner School 2015

Posted on 11 Sep 2015

Student being taught to swim

The ACT Minister for Education has worked with the Directorate to provide access to water safety and awareness for all year 2 children across our public schools. The program, called AquaSafe consists of 10 x 30 minute lessons at the pool and 5 x 40 minute lessons in the classroom facilitated by class teachers. It includes a holistic mix of swimming, survival and rescue skills and water safety knowledge that can be applied to a range of aquatic environments. The ACT Government is subsidising the program and the cost to families will be $50 per child. 

We have been offering 60 places to year 1/2 children and another 60 places for year 3-6 children who are poor or non-swimmers in a learn to swim program. This program cost $105 per child in 2014.

With the introduction of Aquasafe we have adjusted our program for 2015 to be:

  • Year 1 – up to 60 places for Learn to Swim at the AIS
  • Year 2 – all students offered Aquasafe through Royal Life Saving Society of Australia at CISAC
  • Years 3-6 (poor or non-swimmers) – up to 60 places for Learn to Swim at the AIS

Both the AIS learn to swim and the RLSSA Aquasafe programs will be run in November and our school bookings have been made.

As with all our school activities we support families to meet any financial contributions for all excursions, swimming, camps and the like.

Artists' and Writers' Festival!

Posted on 08 Sep 2015

Students with puppets

In August we enjoyed our six day Artists' and Writers' Festival. We had a packed program with students writing poems, plays and stories, creating artwork and digital stories, illustrating, publishing, performing and collaborating. Students worked with artists and writers who are experts in their field. We welcomed Marianne Mettes, a puppeteer, for a full six day Artist in Residency. Marianne worked across the school and provided a range of wonderful puppet performances and workshops. See more photos -->

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