The Weekly Wrap – Term 2 Week 5 – 2021

Thank you for taking the time to read through this week’s wrap. It looks like we will be receiving some much welcomed rain in the front part of the week. Stay safe on the roads.

Best wishes for the week ahead. Regards – Paul, Rob and Nicky.

National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week begins on Thursday 27th May through to Thursday 3rd June. The Week serves as a time for us to reflect on the history of our country and learn about the achievements and knowledge of people from our Indigenous cultures so that we can continue to move into the future in a united way. 

Wednesday 26th May is National Sorry Day with the purpose of the day to acknowledge and recognise members of the Stolen Generations. From the beginning of July, Australia celebrates National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week with a focus on learning more about our Indigenous cultures.

The theme this year for this year’s National Reconciliation Week is ‘More than a word.’ Reconciliation takes action.’ Stay tuned for further information re school activities.

NAPLAN 2021 

After a one year hiatus, NAPLAN tests returned to Australian schools over the last fortnight. All went well at Craigburn, with minimal connectivity issues to the online testing environment as experienced by many schools. Well done to all Year 3, 5 and 7 students who sat the tests – we are very proud of the way they approached the tests with a ‘can do’ attitude.  A big thank you and well done also to class teachers who supported their students to complete the tests to the best of their abilities.  The NAPLAN tests combine with multiple forms of assessments including teacher judgement, to determine learning progress in both literacy and numeracy. We expect this year’s test results will be provided for all students in the middle of the year.

Pedal Prix 

Great to see the Craigburn Crew’sers back in action at Tailem Bend on Sunday competing in The unisa australian hpv Super Series. Regardless of the final results, we are very proud of the way both Crew’ser’s teams competed, with many first time racers.

Congratulations and well done to all students and supporting parents. Once again, it’s worth noting Craigburn was the only public primary school with an ‘all girls’ team. Special thanks to Mark Lemmey for his leadership and management of the teams.

Senior Choir

Best wishes to our Senior Choir who have their assessment on Thursday.

Student Illness 

Just a timely reminder that children who are feeling unwell or have cold / flu symptoms should be kept home from school until such time as they have fully recovered and / or symptoms have disappeared. This is the best way to avoid illness being spread to others. If your child is going to be absent please advise the school via email or by a phone call to the front office. 

Dogs on School Grounds 

As is the case in all SA public schools, dogs are not permitted on school grounds – as per the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 and regulations. Arrangements must be made with the Principal in advance (via your classroom teacher) if you would like to bring in your dog for show-and-tell. Please also ensure that dogs are not left tied up at the school entrances as this may block the access to and from the grounds. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

On School Grounds –  After School Reminder

Any student playing on the school grounds (including playground or oval) after school must be supervised by a parent or carer. Students who do not have this supervision are kindly asked to wait at the pick up zones or will be directed to walk / ride home safely. School staff are only able to supervise the pick-up and collection of students. All students should be collected by 3:30pm as this is when the after-school duty ends.

Bike Safety

Great to see children riding bikes to school. We ask parents to remind their child/ren to take care when riding their bikes to and from school.

Upcoming 

  • Wednesday 26/5 – National Sorry Day
  • Thursday 27/5 – National Reconciliation Week
  • Friday 4/6 – World Environment Day
  • Monday 14/6 – Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
  • Tuesday 15/6 – Student Free Day
  • Friday 2/7 – Last day of Term 2

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