The Weekly Wrap – Term 2 Week 6 – 2021

Dear All, thank you for taking the time to read through this week’s wrap. Apologies for the delay in posting.

Last Week

National Sorry Day

Last Wednesday we held a whole school assembly to commemorate National Sorry Day. Our guest speaker was Elijah Bravington, an Arabana man born in New South Wales who moved to Adelaide on Kaurna Lands when he was two years old. Elijah now works at the City of Onkaparinga as a Community Development Officer based at the Neporendi Aboriginal Community Centre in Old Reynella. Elijah shared personal stories with the uplifting messages that ‘we are all connected’ and ‘no one is greater than another.’ Well done to student leaders Akash, Cooper and Jamal for leading the assembly. Thanks also to Jo Renshaw, Community Development Coordinator Safer Family Services – Department for Human Services, for coordinating Elijah’s visit.

Saspasa Soccer

Congratulations to our Year 6/7 Boys Knockout Soccer team who successfully defeated Hallett Cove East P.S. 3-2 and Willunga P.S. 5-1 The boys played well as a team, supporting each other, while also being great sports. Thank you to parents – John, Andre, Elissa and Helen for assisting with transport and supporting the team. Good luck in the next round.

School Sport SA 

Good luck to Olivia B, Elsie and Alexis who this week compete in the School Sport SA Sapsasa Netball Carnival representing Southern Heights district. We hope the girls challenge themselves in their netball games and have fun playing students from around the state

Congratulations to Harry P who finished in second position in the C grade School Sport SA Individual Golf Championships.  One of the youngest participants in the championships, well done Harry.

To Note

Staffing Update

This week we welcome Alison Hamilton to Craigburn who will be taking over teaching duties from Anita Wright (Year 2s), who begins parental leave. Alison is well known to students and staff having taught in multiple year levels over many years. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Anita for her excellent work over the front half of the year. Anita has been exceptional in her care and support of all children and has enjoyed teaching them. We wish Anita, Cameron and family all the very best for the safe and healthy arrival of their baby.

Student Illness

It’s that time again of the year when the cold / flu and tummy bugs begin to appear. Again, a 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. 

Staff Illness / Relieving Teachers

At this time of the term and year, staff can also fall ill, requiring them to take sick leave. When this happens, we do our best to employ temporary relief teachers (TRTs) who know our students and school well. We talk to students about the importance of positive learning behaviours when their teachers are absent from school. 

Mid-Year Reports

Teachers have begun writing mid-year reports. This involves teachers working in year level teams to determine how students have progressed in their learning over the first semester in reference to the achievement standards in the Australian Curriculum. Students in Years 1-7 will receive a written report with A-E grades, whilst Reception students will receive a written report referenced against the Foundation achievement standard. Reports will be sent home in the last week of term.

Moving School in 2022?

To support our staff and class planning for 2022, should your child/ren be leaving Craigburn Primary School (aside from current Year 6/7s) to attend another school next year, please notify us via the front office. 

Change of Contact Details

To help us keep up to date with family and emergency contact details please contact the front office.

Friendly Reminders

Student Free Day 

  • Our next student free day is scheduled for Tuesday 15th June.
  • OSHC will be home based and is open for bookings.

COVID Update 

In light of the current situation interstate, we remind families and friends of our COVID safe practices.

  • Students should not attend school if they are unwell.
  • All visitors to the school must be well and symptom free, comply with check-in arrangements (scan QR Code or front office sign in) , and maintain a physical distance of 1.5m.Thank you.

Early Arrival

  • School grounds open for students at 8.30am, with classes commencing at 8.50am. 

Traffic and Parking

  • Unfortunately, the Department does not provide car parking facilities for parents and carers. The staff car park is for staff only. 
  • We ask parents and carers to refrain from using the staff car park after 7.30am in the morning. Please park in the drop-off zone and walk your child/ren to OSHC.
  • A reminder also that the exit to the drop off zone is via the end of the zone.
  • Please note that local council rangers visit schools on a regular basis

Lost Property 

  • The lost property storage area adjacent to the canteen is beginning to overflow. If at school, please take a moment to check for any items your family may be missing. 

Upcoming 

  • Thursday 27/5 – National Reconciliation Week
  • Thursday 3/6 – Sapsasa Boys Football
  • Friday 4/6 – World Environment Day
  • Monday 14/6 – Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
  • Tuesday 15/6 – Student Free Day
  • Friday 18/6 – Pedal Prix Race – Victoria Park
  • Friday 2/7 – Last day of Term 2

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