The Weekly Wrap

Thank you for taking the time to read through this week’s Weekly Wrap as well as other recent news posts. The 2019 school year is quickly drawing to a close, although there is still much to cover over the next four weeks.

Please take note of the Bushfire Danger Alert post – and stay tuned for further updates.

Last Week

  • Well done and thanks to our student leaders who led the Remembrance Day ceremony at a whole school assembly on Monday, with all students proudly wearing poppies to mark the occasion. Thank you to Performing Arts teacher, Liz Eland who very competently played the Last Post on a bugle.
  • As part of Recycling Week initiatives – Emily and Year 6/7 students presented the findings of their Waste / Bin Audit and shared current and future actions to reduce waste at school.
  • On Wednesday we welcomed our new receptions starters and families for 2020, who continue their visits this week.
  • Students also participated in WheelieNet clinics as part of Sports Expo.
  • Claire from the Responsible Pet Program led a presentation with her pet poodle, Teddi, about being a responsible pet owner – enjoyed by Reception to Year 3 classes.
  • Last Friday evening the final school disco for the year was held with many students enjoying the ‘Beach Party’ theme. Special thanks to the Parent & Community group for their organisation as well as the extra parents and staff who helped on the night. A big shout out to DJ Jesse for DJing the evening with technical and back up support from dad, Brendon.


  • We look forward to our school production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory thisTuesday 19th November which promises to be an enjoyable performance. Details here.
  • Gala Day is set for this Thursday. For those new and old to Craigburn, Gala Day is an annual event where students showcase their enterprise skills by creating and running a food, craft or activity stall. Being a student-led event, students develop important life skills such as creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. Only Year 3 – 7 students can run a Gala Day stall. Please check in with the recent Gala Day post for more details.
  • Reminder that we have our annual Thank You Volunteers Morning Tea – check for details and to register your attendance.
  • Reminder – Student Free Day this Friday 22nd November. Teachers will be undertaking a review and analysis of student learning data and planning for the 2020 school year.
  • Reminder our annual Celebration Night is set for Monday 9th December. Classes are practising their dances.

Class Placement Update

  • Teachers have begun this process and as previously indicated, placing students in classes is a complex and time-consuming process involving multiple factors. Students will be informed of their placement on Wednesday 11th December, when they get to visit their new class for 2020 after Recess. 
  • On the same day, parents / caregivers are informed via a class placement letter with their child’s end of year report.

Student Reports

  • At this time of the term, teachers are spending many hours writing student reports. 
  • As part of this process, teachers work with year level team colleagues to moderate and discuss student assessments to ensure consistency of teacher judgement when reporting A-E grades for subject areas within the Australian Curriculum. 

Best wishes for the week ahead.

Regards – Paul, Rob and Nicky.

Key Dates to Remember

  • 18/11    Governing Council
  • 19/11    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Performances
  • 20/11    2020 Reception Transition Visit 2
  • 21/11    Gala Day 
  • 22/11    Student Free Day
  • 27/11    2020 Reception Transition Visit 3, Year 6 Camp to El Shaddai, Wellington (to 29/11)
  • 02/12    Governing Council
  • 05/12    Craigburn’s Got Talent
  • 06/12    Celebration Night Rehearsal in morning, Thank You Volunteers Morning Tea
  • 09/12    Celebration Night
  • 10/12    R,1,2 Fun Day (details to come)
  • 11/12    Class Swaps for 2020, End of Year Reports, Year 7 Graduation 
  • 13/12    End of Year – Dismissal 12.30pm

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Friendly Reminders

Mobile Phones

  • The use of mobile phones in schools is currently receiving much attention around Australia. We remind parents / carers who provide their child / children with a mobile phone – that they are not to be used by students upon arrival at school, nor during the school day, and up until they have left the school grounds.
  • Phones brought to school must be switched off and left in school bags and are not to be accessed. Please note the school accepts no responsibility for the theft, breakage or loss of phones / devices.
  • We ask parents / carers who need to get in touch with their child during the school day to call the school and speak with our front office staff who will communicate the message to the child through the class teacher. 
  • Our front office is staffed from 8.00am – 4.15pm daily, allowing parents to make contact with the school before arrival or after dismissal. If and when students have a realistic need to contact their parents after school, class teachers / front office staff can help facilitate this at the front office.
  • Students who use phones during the day will have them confiscated, with the phone taken to the front office for safe keeping – parents / carers will be notified.
  • We ask parents / carers to support these procedures to ensure consistency across the school. Thank you.

Other Reminders

  • Reminder to all families to check in with our Bushfire Procedures.
  • To support our planning and developing our class structure for 2020  – for students / families who will not be with us at Craigburn in 2020, we would appreciate parents / caregivers contact the school to inform us via phone 8270 4144 or email This does not include any current Year 7 students. Thank you to those who have already informed us.
  • Please check the lost property stall in the hallway adjacent to the school canteen for any items that may have been misplaced over last term.

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