The Weekly Wrap

To Note

Congratulations

  • To Kate Washington, our garden specialist, who along with her partner, will be expecting their first child later this year. Ove the next few months Kate will continue in her garden specialist role working with various classes in the garden program. We will be employing a suitably qualified garden specialist once Kate takes leave.
  • To the Year 6/7 students who represented Craigburn and competed in the annual Westminster Challenge at Westminster School’s Fair on Saturday – click here to see the Facebook promo post. A top team effort.
  • To the Semester One student leaders, who are members of the student representative council (SRC) and members of the student leadership executive group (SLEG) – we look forward to you providing a strong and active student voice – click here for the recent Facebook promo post.

Thank You

  • To the families who have expressed interest in the South Korean Students Homestay Program – stay tuned for more details from Hazel Robertson (Senior Leader).
  • To students for welcoming the German exchange students to Craigburn. at a special assembly and a big thank you to our German teacher, Frau Smith for coordinating the exchange visit with the student leaders group.
  • To families who recently attended their child’s / children’s three way conferences. These student-led conferences are an important part of the reporting process and we trust that you found these to be valuable for both you and your child / children. If you were unable to meet with your child’s teacher, please contact them to arrange a time to meet early next term.

Staffing Update

  • There will be a few minor changes to our staff list for Term 2:
    • John Spurr (Year 6/7) teacher, will be on leave for the duration of the term. John has been recently diagnosed with throat cancer and will be undertaking treatment during this time. We wish John all the best for his treatment and for a speedy recovery. At this stage, we are in the process of determining a suitable replacement for John and will provide this information once we receive confirmation from our staffing officer.
    • Chantelle McMahon returns to teaching duties having experienced ill-health over the last two years. Chantelle will be working with Amy Bennett teaching the Year 3/4 class on Fridays. It is terrific to see Chantelle returning to work  – I know she has been very much appreciative of the community support.

Reminders

  • We are noticing  a small number of parents continuing to use the staff car park for drop off and pick up.  Another friendly reminder that the staff carpark is for staff only. There is a reserved space for disability parking (permit required).

  • From the beginning of Term 2, the Pick Up Zone (off Murrays Hill Rd) will display updated signage informing motorists that parking in the Pick Up Zone will be restricted to 2 minutes only from 2.3opm to 3.30pm (note change from 3.00pm to 2.30pm). This is a recommended change by traffic engineers from the City of Onkaparinga to better support traffic flow and minimise traffic congestion on Murrays Hill Rd prior to school dismissal. From the start of Term 2, traffic rangers will be monitoring the area. Parents and friends who arrive early for pick up are encouraged to find suitable off-street parking and arrange a location to safely meet their child / children.

Best wishes to all for the week ahead.

Regards, Paul

Upcoming

  • Monday 9/4
    • German students visiting Craigburn
  • Tuesday 10/4
    • 3-way student led conferences continue
  • Wednesday 11/4
    •  School Tour for prospective families at 9.15am
  • Friday 13/4
    • Last day of term – normal dismissal time.

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