SOTA Speak

February / March Term 1 2020

Head of Campus Message


Welcome back to 2020!

Welcome back to returning families and a warm welcome to new families that will be joining the SOTA Community! We look forward to working and learning together throughout the year.

We would like to welcome the following new SOTA staff members:

Maninder Bath – Year 3 and 4 Class Teacher

Lea Curtis – Itinerant Teacher.

We would like to welcome back the following returning SOTA staff members:

Amanda Wardle – Reception Class Teacher and Reading Support Teacher

Tom Clayton – Year 1 and 2 Class Teacher

Joseph Tanti – Year 5/6 and 7 Class Teacher

Michael Kerin – Itinerant Teacher

Kristy Harding – Admin Services Officer

Jordan Noble-Bush – Learning Technology Support

Katie Crombach – Head of Campus

The SOTA teaching team is looking forward to another great year together. We encourage all families to regularly access SOTA Speak for upcoming events and dates and SOTA news.

Here is a reminder of the following Face to Face Events for the 2020 school year.

Induction Week – Term 1, Week 1

School Camp – Term 1, Week 8

School Experience Week – Term 2, Week 4

Mini Schools – Term 3, Week 6

Get Together – Term 4, Weekend of Week 8

Upcoming Events

  • 25
    Pupil Free Day February 25, 2020
  • 01
    Clean Up Australia Day
    March 01, 2020
  • 08
    International Women's Day
    March 08, 2020
  • 09
    Adelaide Cup Day public holiday
    March 09, 2020
  • 19
    Close the Gap Day
    March 19, 2020
  • 20
    National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence
    March 20, 2020
  • 21
    World Harmony Day
    March 21, 2020
  • 28
    Earth Hour
    March 28, 2020
  • 09
    Last day of Term 1
    April 09, 2020
  • 10
    Good Friday public holiday
    April 10, 2020

Induction Week 2020

We kicked off the 2020 school year with an excellent Induction Week. Students came into the SOTA Campus located in Port Augusta to participate in a variety of learning and extracurricular activities throughout the week.

Students completed a variety of initial assessment tasks involving reading, writing and maths. Class teachers and itinerant teachers gathered assessment data in order to inform instructional next steps. All students participated in Footsteps Dance routines that were facilitated throughout the day on Tuesday. R-5 students went to swimming lessons on Wednesday and Thursday and year 6 and 7 students participated in aquatics on Wednesday. We had a SOTA community dinner at the South Augusta Football Club on Tuesday evening for all families to come together and socialise. The supervisors and govies participated in a variety of induction activities throughout the week in order to set up their schoolrooms for success for the 2020 school year.

Overall, Induction was a successful but busy week! We always enjoy having our families and students join us at the Port Augusta Campus.

We are already looking forward to our next face to face event which is School Camp at Arbury Park in term 1, week 8!

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Induction 2020 2
Induction 2020 1

SOTA Stars Term 1 2020


Congratulations to our following Stars for Term 1 Week 2. Please click on the link to view our star students Term 1 Week 2 Stars

February / March Term 1 2020