June 8 ,
2018Ashford CS Culture: Safety, Teamwork, Achievement, Respect (STAR)
On behalf of the staff and community of the school, I thank you all for the choice to contribute to our school being
the best place to learn.
Another focus in this area of the school plan is Community Engagement. Mrs Naomi Harvey leads this area and
has been establishing ways that we can con
nue to work together for the benefit of our students. If you can assist
in helping us in this area, please contact the school.
Curriculum, Assessment and Repor ng:
Over the past few weeks, the majority of students have been comple
ng via our new assessment program.
This new program is called Progressive Achievement Tes
ng (or PAT Tes
ng). The school has incorporated the
latest technology and research to ensure that our assessment process is authen
c, fair and accurate. This data will
be used as a part of your child’s repor
ng for the end of this semester. If you would like any further informa
around how this innova
ve process works in the school, please contact me.
Behavioural Moni toring
Warning 1: 376 236 165
Warning 2: 112 68 25
Warning 3: 36 15 3
Friday 8th June, 2018 ph: 6725 4101 fax: 6725 4336 email: [email protected]
ACS STAR A ender’s:
In the first six weeks of Term two, 29.4% of students (approximately 1 in every three) have a
ended school at a rate below
85%. This is a concerning amount of students.
Recent research from the ‘Every Day Counts’ report (commissioned by the University of Western Australia) very clearly
highlights the close rela onship between a
endance and academic progress. Barring legi
mate illness which the school is
c to, all students should aim to a
end school as close to 100% as possible.
It is cri
cal that students at Ashford CS demonstrate strong a
endance. Absences for reasons such as birthdays, rest days,
catching up with family member days, appointments that could be made out of school hours, holidays in term
me etc should
As always, in cases of absence, we encourage parents to call as soon as possible to alert the school. All absences require an
If you have any issues with the a
endance of your child please contact the school for support.
Missing School = Missing Out
Examples of what you might see in classrooms to do
with ‘Learning Goals and Scales’
Ashford Central School Top A enders
ons to the following students for having above the state average of 92%
Year 11 Investigating Science Excursion
Mr Smith and Miss Jerrard took the Year 11 Investigating Science
class on an excursion to Goonoowiggal State Reserve on Wednesday
May 30th. The reserve is on the land of the Jukumbal people. The
students were involved in a field study of a terrestrial ecosystem,
measuring biotic and abiotic features around the
Nhunta Karra Kara track.
The students were also required to identify plants significant to
indigenous people as sources of food and medicine. We were
fortunate to have Beryl Hepi (nee Connors)and Elaine Williams , two
elders join us for the trip. They gave an indigenous perspective on
the area and gave great insight to the country that we
The students collected data which will be used to prepare a report
later in the term. Thank you to Miss Jerrard for contacting the
elders and to Beryl Hepi and Elaine Williams for giving up their
time to share their knowledge with the students.
‘Cow Protest over Sign Discrimina
“We want a fair go! Where is our image on these signs?!”
Photo taken enroute to Ashford from Inverell. J
Super 7’s League Gala Day
On Friday 1st June, the following Ashford Central School students
competed in the Super 7’s Gala day in Inverell. Jack Bridges
Ashford 2—Bowraville 7
Ashford 2—Woodenbong 4
Ashford 4—Walcha 3
Ashford 2—Warialda 7
Ashford 6—Bonalbo 0
Ashford 6—Bundarra 5
The teams were made up of combina
on of Ashford and Bingara. Bingara supplied
two players in both the under 16’s and under 14’s and one in the open team.
Under 14’s Results;
Ashford 4—Woodenbong 2
Ashford 1—Bowraville 5
Ashford 3—Walcha 4
Ashford 2—Warialda 6
Ashford 10—Walcha 3
It has come to the a en
on of the school community that in
ernoon, there is student and traffic conges
on near the
corner of Duff and Albury Streets and that BOTH students and
the community need to be mindful of each other is this area.
Fairy Tales in 1/2! This term students in 1/2 have been learning
about fairy tales in English and Art. In English, students have
been reading a range of traditional and fractured fairy tales.
Students have learnt how to compare stories looking at the
similarities and the differences. Students have been learning how
to write descriptions about characters and setting. During Art,
students have been learning how to create a range of artworks
around the theme of fairy tales.
Wanted Posters The Three Little Pigs Writing
Description Writing The Big Pig is angry and he is not nice.
Once upon a time there was a Princess who lived in a large castle.
The castle was purple and had a lot of windows. Sarvana
The Big Bad Wolf is selfish. He is mean and he is fat. He said,
‘let me in’ and they said, ‘not by the hairs on my chinny chin
Once upon a time there was a Princess who lived in a large castle.
The castle was very old and was made of old grey stones. Inside the
castle it was
The 3/4 Ninja Class have been prac
sing pain ng using water colours.
2018 Sydney DIGIT Excursion
For the past 12 years, the Rotary Club of North Ryde runs an annual
tour in May, of local technology based companies for students from
Country NSW. Eight students from West Wyalong, Forbes and Inverell
are selected to attend this excursion. Our school was very
fortunate to have two students, Jordan Cook and Brodie Irwin.
Students travel down to Sydney for a week and are hosted by
Rotarians for the duration of the program. Rotarians take the
students on a series of visits to technology based companies such
as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Cisco and Google and other major
companies which use technology in their businesses such as Coles,
Optus, Cochlear, Citrix and Konica Minolta. They also see how
technology is used within the Universities of UTS and Macquarie,
and visit the Sydney Observatory. The idea is to provide the
students with an insight into not only how technology is used in
the workplace but what job opportunities there are available to
them after school. This was an extremely valuable experience. Thank
you to North Ryde Rotary Club and Inverell Rotary for their kind
organisation and sponsorship of this excursion.
Inverell Zone – Cross Country
On Friday 25th May, Zane Charles, Nathan West, Montannah Fomia
and Cameron Garre
travelled to Bundarra to par
cipate in the Inverell Zone Cross Country. Their results are as
10 yr Boys – 2km
11 yr Girls – 3km
All of these students should be congratulated for their fantas
c results on the day. Both
Montannah Fomia and Cameron Garre
were successful in
making the Inverell Zone Cross Country team to par
the NW Cross Country Carnival held in Coolah on Friday 15th
June. Good luck to both Montannah and Cameron!
Kindergarten and the senior art class would greatly appreciate
donations of newspapers.
Please bring any unwanted newspapers to the front office.
ons to Emika Denzel of Year 12 who has been awarded the Student Trainee of
the Year Regional Achievement Award in Mudgee. Emika is an excep
onal school based
trainee, balancing work, study and assessment commitments. This award is very well
“On the 24th May I received an invita
on to a
end the 2018 TAFE NSW Excellence Awards
Lunch in Mudgee. It was an opportunity to meet other TAFE teachers and students in a
formal lunch se
ng. It was a pleasure to meet other students who were also studying
ons in all different areas such as agriculture, business and nursing. Throughout
the whole western region, I was one of the ten students picked to receive an award. I had
been selected winner of the Regional Achievement Award, Student Based Trainee of the
Year for studying a Cer
ficate III in Health Services Assistance while working as a student
at Inverell District Hospital. I think that it is an amazing opportunity to gain a qualifica
while being at school and to experience the workforce while a
ending school. As a NSW
TAFE and Ashford Central School student, I am honoured to have received this award and
to have many influences who have helped and supported me throughout my
achievements. I wish to support and influence others to achieve the same and one day
become student of the year too”.
Year 5/6: Wednesday
Premier’s Reading Challenge has commenced.
Benefits of regular breakfast:
Improves your energy levels.
Provides many beneficial nutrients, and boosts your fibre and calcium intake (compared to no breakfast).
Reduces you chance of overconsuming high kilojoule foods later in the day.
Stabilises your blood sugar levels.
Improves memory and concentra on.
We now have breakfast available at the canteen from Monday to Friday for any students that have not been able to have
it at home. Students will be able to have Weetbix, Cornflakes or toast free of charge. It will be accessible un
l 8:35 a.m.
for high schoolers and un
l 9 a.m. for primary students.
school please ensure they are
leaving home at a
me which does
not have them arriving at school
before this me. There is no
supervision at school before
I just wanted to tell you about a great ongoing event that is
happening in Ashford every Friday night starting at 6pm. Youth
Group is held at the Memorial Hall for the secondary age students.
Each week between 30 - 40 kids attend and have a fantastic time.
Supper is provided by a small group of volunteers. As you could
imagine, it takes quite an amount of food to feed 30 – 40
teenagers. If anyone could spare a bottle of cordial, a plate of
food or a small donation, it would be greatly appreciated.
For more information contact Leza Luckett - 67255546
THERE WILL BE NO YOUTH GROUP THIS FRIDAY
Casual Work Vacancy Ashford Central School is currently looking for
suitable applicants for casual employment as School Learning
Support Officers and School Administration Officers. If you are
interested in either of these positions please hand your resume and
a copy of your current ‘Working With Children Check’ in at
front office. Alternatively phone 02 6725 4101 for more
A Perfect Coffee Ashford Central School student
Elena Malinen has found a flair for barista skills.
Next Thursday, 14th of June
we would like to begin our reg lar mor ing teas as discussed at the
mother’s day celebration. So any
parents and communit members interested in a coffee, a scone and a
chat, come on in to the librar at
10:00 a.m. We look for ard to seeing you there.
Congratula ons to the following students.
They have been rewarded with a canteen voucher:
Secondary Winners: Christen Berliner, Josie Thompson
Ashford Rural fire Brigade Next mee
ng will be held the second
Wednesday of each month,
unless no fied otherwise.
Bun Bun Playgroup
* Distance dispensing service *
* Health & beauty products
Phone 02 67254013
Ashford Community Church
Anglican Office Inverell
St Patricks Catholic Church
Mass Times 10.30am each
Sunday, except the 5th
Sunday of the month.
Thought of the Week
Drawn at 8.30pm on Friday
Progressive Members’ Draw starts
increases by $10.00 every 15 minutes
Meat tray raffles start at 6.30pm.
Happy Hour Wednesdays 5.30 6.30pm
Thursdays 5.00pm 6.00pm
Social Bowls Saturday 7.00pm start
CATERING ON FRIDAY NIGHTS
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
5.00–8.00pm • Bookings desirable.
func ons. Minimum 20 people.
Phone 67 254 202 booking essen
Ashford Medical Centre Informa on
Centre, Saturday 8.00am for blood tests and normal
surgery from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
There is a hospital at Texas. The phone number for the
doctor on these days is: (02) 67 262 000.
Phone number for the doctor at Texas Surgery is
(07) 46 531 363.
Campbell & Freebairn Chemists, Ashford, on
The chemist is open on Monday to Friday, 9.00am to
12.30pm and then 1.30pm to 5.00pm. Closed for lunch
from 12.30 to 1.30. Saturdays 9.00am to 12.00pm.
ons are needed they can be dropped at the
chemist by 11.30am for the a
ernoon delivery which
is here by 2.30pm. Any scripts a
er that me won’t be
out un l the next a
ernoon. There are no deliveries
Blood tests are done Thursday fortnightly.
For enquiries call (02) 67 262 030
Ashford Golf Club
every Sunday morning as well as
social golf any
me. Phone Alan on
67 254 333 for more informa
Contact John 0427 254 116
Ashford Home Support
This service vehicle is available to all eligible clients for
transport for medical appointments within a set area.
As a general rule, the boundaries are; Toowoomba,
Goondiwindi, Warwick, Tamworth and Armidale.
Due to the current demand, if you need the vehicle,
ring the office and book as early as possible. Cost for
this service depends on where you need to go.
Day Centre is held each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
with a bus trip ou
ng on the 4th Tuesday of each
month. If you would like to join in for Day Centre call
the office for more informa on.
Inverell on a fortnightly basis (Pension Day Thursday).
The cost is only $10 return and passengers are
collected from home & returned to their home. For
on contact the office.
ended please phone the office on 67254479
Salami Fes val Planning Salami Fes
val Planning Mee ng 13th June,
5.30pm @ Sprout Rural Building
37—39 Albury Street. Contact
or 67 254 023
THE LIONS’ CORNER Lions
The Ashford Lions had a great day for the Boot Sale, thank you for all the extra helpers who were not
Lions, it is good community spirit. Our next mee
ng is to be held on the 13th June 2018 at the Bowling
Club 6.30pm for 7.00pm.
The LEO’S did a fantas
c job manning the Car Wash at the Boot Sale. The day was very successful and
also a big Thanks to the extra kids that helped which worked out well, so wonderful to see. We meet
again on the 13th of June 2018 in the Science Room at lunch
Bingo is held on the first Wednesday of the month. The next bingo will be
Wednesday 6th June, 2018.
The cost is $5 a book (20 games) and $2 for a jackpot
cket. The pot is up to $85 in 63.
Now don’t forget we have a cuppa and a snack at hal
ime, all free!
Eyes down at 1.00pm see you there!
Drawn every Friday night at the Bowling Club at 6pm. $1 a
cket, gives you 2 games.
The Mini Lo
o will be ceasing on the last Friday of June. The numbers will keep on going un
wins it. We are sad to see this finish but it is not worth doing as the support has been poor of late.
MOTHERS DAY RAFFLE
1ST PRIZE WINNER
2ND PRIZE WINNER
Thank you to all who supported our raffle by buying
2018 JRL Group 19 Season Draw
LIONS WOULD LIKE TO ADVISE THE COMMUNITY OF ASHFORD THAT THERE WILL BE NO MORE MINI LOTTO
AS FROM THE 29TH OF JUNE 2018 DUE TO THE LACK OF SUPPORT IT IS NO LONGER VIABLE. THE CURRENT
JACKPOT WILL BE PAID OUT COMPLETELY ON THE NIGHT. THE NUMBERS DRAWN OUT WILL BE COUNTED
DOWN UNTIL SOMONE HAS AS MANY AS POSSIBLE TO WIN.WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL WHO HAVE
SUPPORTED US OVER THE YEARS. UNFORTUNATLEY IT IS NOT ONLY US THAT LOOSES OUT BUT SO DOES THE TOWN
AS WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DONATE TO HELP OTHERS DUE TO NO INCOMING FUNDS FROM FUND RAISING WITH
ONLY THE BINGO LEFT TO RAISE FUNDS WITH SO WE HOPE YOU CAN SUPPORT US THAT WAY.