The Weekly Wrap

Last Week

Canberra Camp

It was a real privilege to be part of the team of Year 7 students, staff and supporting parents, who travelled to Canberra last week for the annual Year 7 camp. Many of you would have checked in on the school’s Facebook Page to see the various activities undertaken including visits to: the High Court of Australia, Old and New Parliament Houses, The National Gallery, Government House, The Australian War Memorial, The Deep Space Centre, The Australian Electoral Centre, Questacon and more.

The students’ levels of engagement, participation and demeanour were first class – reflected in an email sent to the school by a member of the public in Canberra.

To Whom it May Concern, I was recently in Canberra and attended Questacon when students from your school were there. I am writing this email to commend one of your students on how polite and courteous he was. It was a lovely interaction with a kind young man. Although I was there with my children, as a teacher it was great to see such a wonderful representation of your school.

Similarly, the manager of the food hall at the Australian Institute of Sport complimented the students on their politeness and positive behaviour.

A big thank you to the teachers and parents who gave up their personal time and for their efforts in taking the students interstate:

Teachers: Andrea Grant, John Spurr and Karen Pettman

Parents: Kim Nash, Samantha Slattery, Christie Jackson and Sarah Scroop.

Thank you also to the parents of Year 7 students who supported their child’s attendance / participation.


Paul Luke – Principal

Cross Country – State Day

Excellent achievement by Lachlan, Alyssa, Coby, Josh and Liam representing Southern Heights in the Cross Country Championships at Oakbank Racecourse last week.  Congratulations to Lachlan T finishing 19th from 174 runners resulting in an invitation to trial for the state cross country team. Other results:

  • Coby 39/163 runners
  • Josh 86/163 runners
  • Alyssa 118/149 runners
  • Liam  160/187 runners

To Note – New Screening Laws – Information from the Department for Education

As per the recommendations of the federal and South Australian royal commissions, to help keep children safe in our communities, the department through Department of Human Services have introduced new screening laws.

The new laws mean that from 1 July 2019 everyone working or volunteering with children must have a valid child-related check.

Also changing from 1 July 2019 is the state’s current system for child-related employment screenings, which will be replaced with a working with children check (WWCC).

This new check is coming in to better protect your children and make sure that people working or volunteering with children are suitable. It does this through a monitored and more robust assessment of a person’s eligibility to work or volunteer with children.

Effectively, this means that any volunteer (parent or other) working at Craigburn Primary School will be required to have a Working With Children Check from 1st July, as per the requirements from the

Department of Human Services Screening Unit.

Please note – existing screening checks remain valid until their expiry date.

Please check in with this post for further details Helping keep children safe through new screening laws

Feel free to contact the school if you have any questions.


Best wishes to all for the week ahead.

Regards, Paul, Rob and Nicky


  • Sunday 16th June
    • Pedal Prix Adelaide Race 1
  • Monday 24th June
    • Governing Council
  • Wednesday 26th June
    • 10.00am  Year 2/3/4 Team Assembly in the Hall
    • 2.15am    Reception / Year 1 Team Assembly in the Hall
  • Friday 28th June
    • 2.15pm   Year 5/6/7 Team Assembly
  • Friday 5th July
    • Last Day of Term – Normal Dismissal

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