The Weekly Wrap – Term 1 Week 7 – 2021

Thank you for taking the time to read through this week’s wrap.

It’s amazing how quickly time passes – it was around this time last year that we first began sharing information about COVID-19. Whilst we are currently not experiencing any community transmissions in South Australia, we still need to be mindful of the regulations and advice from SA Health and the Department in keeping ourselves safe. At a school level this involves:

  • Signing in using the QR codes when on school grounds – the codes are on building entrances.
  • Only entering classrooms at the permission of your child/ren’s teacher or school leader.
  • Maintaining social distancing at all times.

You are welcome to visit the front office and sign in if you have a specific need you require to follow up. Please wait outside for a staff member to invite you inside.

We look forward to being able to have parents/carers attend school for future activities and events that allow you to celebrate learning and social activities with your child/ren and our community. These include assemblies, school discos, special calendar & sporting events and support in classrooms when invited by teachers.  

Colour Explosion Fun Run

Each year, we look forward to great support from our school community, especially through fundraising.

As shared recently, we are hosting a Colour Explosion Fun Run on Thursday 1st April to help fundraise for extra outdoor seating and playground markings. 

Last year, our Student Representative Council discussed items that they would like the school to fundraise and spend money on. They asked classes to consider various items, with the most popular responses being outdoor seating and playground markings. The Student Leadership Committee then met to discuss the types of seats and playground markings that would be good for our school, considering elements such as – seat types, locations / ground fixtures, and colours and materials. They then sought feedback from classes including playground markings from the Edumarking website. 

Funds raised from the Colour Explosion Fun Run will combine with the funds raised over the last two years to purchase and install new seating and playground markings chosen by students.

Thank you for your impending support.

International Women’s Day – Monday 8 March

A special acknowledgement to all Craigburn women on International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to celebrate women’s achievement and raise awareness about women’s equality.

Over the next week, you might like to share a case study about an inspiring woman role model, such as those in this attachment

A great role model and inspiration for me (Paul) has been my mother, who this year turns 90. Born and raised in the working class suburb of Williamstown (Melbourne), mum in her early years of schooling endured the challenges of the Great Depression and second World War. At 17 she left school and embarked on a nursing career that took her to many country regions and remote parts of Australia. Aside from raising three active boys through the 60s and 70s, mum held down mostly full time work as a registered nurse in fields of midwifery and aged care. Despite having experienced ‘many a wooden spoon’ over the years, mum taught me important qualities, values and attitudes such as: love, honesty, helping others, hard work, persistence, loyalty, having fun, to always have a positive attitude and to strive to be the best version of yourself.

I’m sure there are some great recounts of inspiring women in your families to share with your child/ren to educate and inspire them about the important role of women in society. 

To Note

Please stay tuned for information including dates and times for:

  • Student-led conferences with parents and teachers.
  • And Harmony Day

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Yearly Planner Update – Key Dates

Please check in with these key dates / events on our 2021 school calendar 

Term 1 Planner

With COVID restrictions in place, we will continue to post updates for events / activities once they are confirmed.

  • Monday 8/3 – Adelaide Cup Public Holiday
  • Friday 12/3 – School Group Tour (9.15am)
  • Monday 22/3 – Friday 26/3 – Swimming Week for Years 3-5
  • Monday 22/3 – Student-led conferences begin
  • Tuesday 23/4 Wednesday 24/3 – Year 6/7 Aquatics at Port Noarlunga
  • Monday 29/3 – Student-led conferences continue
  • Wednesday 31/3 – School Group Tour (9.15am)
  • Good Friday 2/4
  • Easter Monday 5/4
  • Friday 9/4 – End of Term 1

Best wishes to all for the week ahead.

Regards, Paul, Rob and Nicky.