Leaders News

Acquaintance Evening – Thanks

We were pleased to hear feedback from parents, students and staff who attended last week’s Acquaintance evening – led by students who proudly invited parent/s into their learning spaces and shared their learning programs. In preparing for and doing so, students practised and developed skills in organisation, collaboration, communication, problem solving and critical thinking – supporting them to develop confidence and a positive self esteem.

Annual General Meeting – Monday 18th February

As previously posted parents and caregivers are invited to our Annual General Meeting on Monday evening, 18th February from 6.30 – 8.00pm, with light refreshments and nibbles available from 6:00pm. Crèche facilities will be available. The AGM is a great opportunity to celebrate and share in our school’s achievements and highlights of 2018 and your chance to talk to staff and current Governing Council members. Our special guest speaker to start this year’s AGM is our school’s new senior leader, Nicky Taylor, who will share her knowledge, skills and experiences in promoting student voice in learning.

Staffing Update

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Liz Eland to the role of Performing Arts teacher at Craigburn for 2019. Liz has been the Performing Arts teacher at Victor Harbor Primary School for the last twenty years and brings a wealth of experience to the role having led major school and community performances, choirs, bands and music programs including using digital apps and tools. Liz has visited Craigburn and will formally undertake her teaching role on Monday 25th February. We thank Steve Mellonie (regular TRT and specialist Drama teacher) for his support and work over the first few weeks of school.

Over Exposed and Under Prepared – Parent Workshop Reminder

A reminder that this Wednesday evening 20th February from 6.30pm to 8.00pm Wendy Hill from Kidz Biz Education will be presenting an information workshop, ‘Overexposed & Under-Prepared,’ which explores the impact that exposure to explicit imagery has on young people. Some of the topics for discussion will include:

  • The benefits of monitoring and reducing access to internet enabled devices
  • Popular prevention tools (filters)
  • Easy ways savvy kids beat internet filters
  • Knowing the sites young people use and understanding how they work
  • The importance of obeying the age restrictions relating to apps/games
  • Apps that are disappearing, locating and used to hide messages/images
  • Action plan

Support our school to deliver sexuality education for the 21st century, where students learn to navigate their highly sexualized world, resist unwanted sexual activity and direct them towards environments that celebrate healthy friendships, talents and character strengths

Duration: 90 minutes  Cost: Free To register attendance – please contact the school on 8270 4144, in person, or by email dl.1226.admin@schools.sa.edu.au

Reading Workshop

On Tuesday 19th and Wednesday, our teachers in Reception, Year 1 and 2 will be off-site participating in a two-day professional development workshop in InitiaLit. InitiaLit is an evidence-based whole-class literacy program designed to provide all children with the essential core knowledge and strong foundations to become successful readers and writers. This forms part of our commitment for a consistent approach to beginning reading instruction, which includes a focus on the Big Six of Reading -oral language, phonological awareness, letter-sound knowledge (phonics), fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Our regular relieving teachers will be covering classes over these two days.


Kind Regards,

Paul Luke – Principal        Rob Warncken – Deputy Principal        Nicky Taylor – Senior Leader

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