The Weekly Wrap – Term 2 Week 10 – 2021

As we near the mid-year break we would like to thank everyone in our community for their support over the first half of the school year. The ongoing COVID situation continues to challenge us and impact our lives in so many ways. Let’s hope the current outbreak in many parts of Australia can be contained soon.

Well done to all students for their learning efforts over the first semester. Please read further on for more information regarding mid year reports.

We would like to thank and acknowledge our teaching and support staff, who are committed to doing the best for the students in their care. Whilst we wish them a safe and well-earned break, many teachers will continue to ‘sharpen their saws’ over the holiday break – undertaking ongoing professional development and planning for next term.

Best wishes to all for the week ahead and the upcoming school holidays.

Kind regards, Paul, Rob and Nicky.

Farewell and Thank You Viv

This week we say farewell to our long serving Business Manager, Vivienne Menere, who has recently announced her retirement, having worked at Craigburn for the past 16 years. Viv has provided great service to our school community over many years, mostly managing front of house business, finance and facilities tasks.

We look forward to formally thanking Viv for her efforts and contribution to our community at a special assembly on Wednesday.

If you would like to extend your best wishes and thanks to Viv, please contact the school. You may wish to speak with Viv directly and / or pass on a message or token of your appreciation. We extend our best wishes to Viv for a most happy and healthy retirement. 

Early Dismissal – Friday 2nd July – Reminder to Families

Early Dismissal – Friday 2nd July at 2.10pm

  • For students who have parent / carer consent (as per the form).
  • OSHC open, normal payment fee.

Normal dismissal – Friday 2nd July at 3.10pm

  • For students who do not have parent / carer consent (as per the form).
  • Students supervised until 3.10pm.
  • OSHC open, normal payment fee.

Important Dates to Note

School Closure – Friday 10th September

  • Early this year the Governing Council endorsed this year’s school closure to be on Friday 3rd September, to align with the first day of the Royal Adelaide Show (day of local significance)
  • We have since realised that the Show does not commence on this day, but on the following day, being Saturday 4th September.
  • As a result, we have amended our school closure date to occur on Friday 10th September. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Student Free Day – Friday 26th November

  • Our last student free day for 2021 will occur on Friday 26th November. 
  • Teachers, leadership and support staff will be working closely together to undertake curriculum planning and review student learning profiles in preparation for 2022.

School Photos – Tuesday 10th August

  • School Photos are set for Tuesday 10th August – as per the recent post more details to follow soon.
  • The make up day is scheduled for Tuesday 24th August.

Sports Day – Friday 22nd October

  • We look forward to hosting our annual Sports Day on Friday 22nd October.

2022 Reception Transition

  • Families that have a sibling enrolment for starting Reception at Craigburn 2022 will receive a letter early in Term 3, outlining information for transition visits, which will occur over three consecutive Wednesdays on 10th, 17h and 24th of November. 

Congratulations and Well Done

Pedal Prix

A big ‘shout out and well done’ to the Craigburn Crew’sers who competed at Victoria Park on Friday 18 June. We had two teams racing. The Boy’s team finished in 16th place, with the Girl’s team crossing the line in first place. (Noting Craigburn was the only public primary school with an all girl’s team racing). A tremendous achievement from the Crew’sers.

Despite the wintery weather, the teams enjoyed a great race day in what was (for the first time) a primary school students only event. Big thanks to Mrs Taylor, Katrina Manuel, Steve Hibbert and Alex Cornish who travelled with the kids on the bus, and thanks to all parents and carers who supported the teams. A special mention to Mark Lemmey for his ongoing leadership and coordination of Pedal Prix at Craigburn. 

Market Stall

The first home-grown and home-made market stall was a great success. Well done to the market stall leaders who organised and ran the stall. Lots of goodies sold – raising just over $170 to be reinvested into their next enterprising activities. Pics shared via our Facebook Page.

Mid-Year Reports 

Mid-year reports will be sent home on Wednesday afternoon. Over recent weeks, teachers have been busy preparing students’ reports based on assessments and evidence of learning over the first semester. When receiving and reading your child’s report, please take time to acknowledge their efforts and achievements as well as how they are progressing with their learning dispositions (eg attitude, effort, work habits, etc)

You may wish to use these conversation starters:

  • What is something you have achieved of which you are proud?
  • What are three things you did to help your classmates?
  • What are the three most important things you learned?
  • What is something that was hard for you at the start of the year but is easy now?
  • In what area do you feel you have improved?
  • What is something you taught your teacher or classmates?
  • Of the books you read, which was your favourite? Why?
  • What was the best piece of writing that you did? Why do you think it is your best?
  • What are three describing words (adjectives) that best describe your school year so far?

For students in Years 1 – 7, A-E grades are assigned based on evidence of learning processes and products that reflect their progress against the achievement standards within the Australian Curriculum.

  • An ‘A’ grade indicates that the student has shown a thorough knowledge and understanding of a topic and can apply that information in unfamiliar situations. 
  • Typically a ‘C’ grade means a student is achieving what is expected of them at that point in their learning. This is a considerable achievement because of the high expectations built in to the achievement standards. 
  • An ‘E’ grade means the student is just beginning to work towards the achievement standard.

Please note:

  • As per the Department’s reporting requirements, letter grades are not assigned to students in Reception, however the report for Reception students provides information to families based on the Foundation Year level within the Australian Curriculum.
  • Please contact your child’s teacher if you need clarification, have any concerns or are seeking advice on how to support your child at home. 

Leaving Craigburn?

Aside from Year 6 and 7 students graduating at the end of this year – if your child will not be returning to Craigburn Primary School in 2022, could you please inform us via the front office on 8270 4144 or email. This will help us with our forward planning for the 2022 school year. Thank you.

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