The Weekly Wrap – Term 3 Week 3 – 2021

We would like to thank all families for your fabulous support over the recent lockdown and transition back to school. Our staff were very grateful and appreciative of your involvement in your child/ren’s home learning program, and understanding of the challenges you might have experienced. Teachers spent time debriefing the home learning experience with students, asking them what they enjoyed about learning at home and what they thought could be improved. 

Thank you to the many families who provided and shared feedback to teachers and the school regarding home learning. We thought families might like to take the opportunity to acknowledge and thank our dedicated teachers and support staff at Craigburn by sending a shout out via the Department’s ThankED initiative. ThankED provides you as parents and caregivers the chance to celebrate and thank the teachers and staff who are making a positive difference every day. All you need to do is complete the online form at

Best wishes to all for the week ahead.

Regards, Paul, Rob and Nicky

COVID Update

Thank you to everyone who has complied with the restrictions outlined in our recent Return to School’ post – including the wearing of masks and physical distancing. These continue throughout the coming week and likely further on, and are as follows:

  • We encourage students to enter the school grounds by themselves.
  • Similarly, at the end of the school day, we ask students to meet parents / caregivers outside the school grounds. You might like to discuss a suitable meeting point with your child/ren. 
  • If any parent / caregiver needs to enter the school grounds, face masks must be worn and QR codes must be used.
  • Adhere to physical distancing at all times. (Please be patient around drop off / pick up times as these areas are likely to be extra busy).
  • When dropping off / collecting your child/ren please leave as soon as possible. Do not use playgrounds.
  • Limit contact in the front office where possible – please phone or email if needed.
  • Do not send your child/ren to school if they are unwell in any way.
  • No after-hours school sports, or events (including training) will occur until further notice.
  • A friendly reminder that no parent / caregiver should be inside classrooms / buildings including the central hallways to the main buildings.

Parent Engagement Survey 2021

The parent engagement survey is an annual, voluntary survey for parents and caregivers. The centrally administered Department survey aims to gauge the level of parent engagement with their child/ren’s school. The survey asks families about how they perceive their child’s school, including how well the school:

  • supports their child’s learning and wellbeing
  • communicates with students and families.

Survey results will help us understand:

  • what we are doing well
  • where we can improve
  • what’s important to parents and caregivers.

The survey will be open for 4 weeks, from Monday 2 August to Sunday 29 August and will take less than 10 minutes to complete.

Please keep an eye out this week for your link to provide feedback about our school.

Facilities Update

Unfortunately, due to a combination of inclement weather and the COVID lockdown, a number of current redevelopments have been affected, including the upgrade to the school’s main access path and amphitheatre project.

A concrete pour has been scheduled for early next week, weather permitting – fingers crossed.

A reminder regarding the restricted access to the school via the main path is diverted through the staff car park. This diversion, marked off by bollards and bunting will remain in place until works can be completed.

Traffic and Parking

Traffic and parking outside of our school remains an ongoing concern, particularly in the afternoons between 3.00pm and 3.30pm. This is a common occurrence around most suburban schools. 

As is the case in all schools, we have no control over local traffic nor parking outside of school grounds. Through our school communications, we regularly remind families to be mindful of traffic / local parking regulations, and especially considerate of nearby residents. 

The Council and Police are the jurisdictions for governing local parking and traffic. Rangers from the City of Onkaparinga often visit school unannounced, to closely monitor what is happening. Similarly, the Police occasionally patrol the roads adjacent to school to monitor traffic. These situations are often in response to neighbours complaining of school families parking across driveways and / or families complaining about the parking and driving behaviours of other families. From time to time, fines have been issued for non-compliance. Whilst it is helpful that you share any concerns with us, we do ask that you report these directly to the Council and / or Police.

Over many years, we have invited traffic engineers and personnel from the Council to visit and offer advice, which has mainly resulted in reviewing traffic controls and making minor adjustments to signage. In recent weeks, we have made contact with the Senior Policy Officer, Road Safety, Policy and Research, Department for Infrastructure and Transport, and the local Council to further explore opportunities for improvement to road safety around our school.

We continue to encourage all school families and friends to be cognisant of the traffic and parking regulations around our school and to be extra patient when collecting children at the end of the school day.

Staff Car Park

We ask that parents and caregivers refrain from accessing the staff car park, unless accessing the disability car park. If using the OSHC service, please park in the kiss and drop zone and walk your child/ren to the Hall. Thank you.

To Note

Reception Enrolments / Transition for 2022

  • Families that have a sibling enrolment for 2022 will soon be receiving an enrolment form and letter outlining information for transition visits, which will occur over three consecutive Wednesdays 10th, 17th and 24th of November.

Leaving Craigburn in 2022?

  • 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, please inform the front office. 
  • This will help us with our forward planning for the 2022 school year. Thank you.

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