The Weekly Wrap – Term 3 Week 4 – 2021

As a former basketball player (many moons ago), I was overjoyed by the Australian Men’s Olympic Basketball Team (Boomers) win against Slovenia for the bronze medal playoff on Saturday evening. In his post-game interview the great Patty Mills, our country’s inspirational captain and leader, paid homage to all current / former players and coaches who have aspired to achieve Olympic medal success. Patty even singled out his uncle, the South Australian and Australian basketball legend Michael Ah Matt, whom I was fortunate enough to play against in a juniors vs seniors exhibition match in the late 70s. In 1964, Michael Ah Matt became one of the first two Indigenous Australians to represent their country at an Olympic Games as part of a Boomers squad that would finish in 9th position.

Patty’s acknowledgement of family, team and culture, coupled with his exceptional on court performances, places him in the upper echelon of role models for all people, young and old. 

Throughout the Games, Patty Mills along with many other Australian athletes such as Nicola McDermott and Cedric Dubler (just to name a few) typified the Australian spirit we have come to know, demonstrating values and character qualities such as perseverance, resilience, optimism, care and respect for others, and much more. These are the same values and qualities we endeavour to build with students at Craigburn and I’m sure families strive to do at home. If you haven’t had the chance to see Patty’s humble post match interview – check it out here. Share it with your child/ren.

Best wishes for the week ahead – we hope you enjoy the early Spring weather.

Kind regards – Paul, Rob and Nicky.

COVID Update

Please remember to keep our community and yourselves safe by following the guidelines we have in place:

  • We continue to 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 parents / caregivers enter the school grounds, face masks must be worn and QR codes used.
  • Please 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. 
  • 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.
  • A friendly reminder that no parent / caregiver should be inside classrooms / buildings including the central hallways to the main buildings.

At this stage there is no end date to these guidelines.

Parent Engagement Survey

Earlier last week you should have received an invitation to participate in a Parent Engagement Survey from the Department for Education. As shared in last week’s wrap, the survey is a great opportunity for Craigburn Primary School and the Department to gain valuable insights into what we are doing well, where we can improve and what’s important to parents and caregivers. We encourage all parents and caregivers to complete the survey. More information is available at www.education.sa.gov.au/parentsurvey

ThankEd

Thank you to those who have sent a shout out to our staff via the Department’s ThankED initiative. Those on the receiving end have felt very much loved and appreciated. Feel free to send a message of thanks any time you feel the need. 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. https://www.education.sa.gov.au/webforms/thanked

Year 6 / 7 to High School Parent Update

This term enrolment offers for secondary school will be sent to the families of our year 6 and 7 students. It is important for you to know that not all schools will send out their enrolment offers at the same time, but they will be sent as close as possible to 13 August 2021. 

Most families will receive their offer via email. If you think you have not received your enrolment offer from your secondary school, you need to check your junk folder for an email from education.noreply@sa.gov.au

If you did not provide an email address on your Registration of Interest form, you will receive your enrolment offer in the mail or it will be handed to you by your child.

If your enrolment offer has not arrived by 18 August, please let the Front Office know and we can follow up with the secondary school on your behalf.

If you need support to accept your enrolment offer, it is best to contact your allocated secondary school and they can step you through the process.

Volunteer Requirements

Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care (RRHAN-EC). 

Ongoing volunteers must do mandatory notification training. As of the 1st of July 2021 all volunteers will need to update their RAN Training, which is now called Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care, or RRHAN-EC for short. Click this link Plink account for volunteers – RRHAN-EC training to do the online training update. Once completed please email a copy of certificate  dl.1226.admin@schools.sa.edu.au

Working with Children Checks

Now is a good time to check the status of your ‘Working With Children Check.’ The older checks had a 3 year expiry, with the newer checks having a 5 year expiry date.  Please note these checks can take time to process, therefore applying for a check well in advance is the best option to ensure you are able to volunteer. Please follow the attached link to apply, or to check the status of a working with children check: www.screening.sa.gov.au

To Note / Reminders

  • School Photos are set for this Tuesday 10th August. Details here. If you would like a Family Photo taken of your children, please let us know via phone 8270 4144 or email and we will send the envelopes home with your child. 
  • Book Week is not far away. Celebrations begin August 21st and continue through to August 27th. The theme for this year’s Book week is OLD WORLDS, NEW WORLDS, OTHER WORLDS. Our Book Week Assembly and Dress-up Day will be held on  Friday 27 th August. Have you started to think about a costume? Here are some great ideas from Your Local Families Magazine.
  • Our School Closure Day is set for Friday 10th September – Week 8.
  • Our last Student Free Day for 2021 is Friday 26th November.
  • Lost property is continuing to build up again – please check for any items that may have been misplaced.
  • To support our planning for 2022, we would like students / families who will not be at Craigburn in 2022 to contact the school via phone 8270 4144 or email dl.1226.admin@schools.sa.edu.au This does not include any current Year 6 or 7 students. Thank you.
  • Families that have a sibling enrolment for 2022 will soon receive an enrolment form and letter outlining information for transition visits, which will occur over three consecutive Wednesdays 10th, 17th and 24th of November.

Term 3 Planner

Current as 9th August 2021 – subject to future amendments

Monday 9/8

  • Governing Council

Tuesday 10/8

  • Whole School Photos

Friday 13/8

  • Sapsasa Girls Netball

Tuesday 17/8

  • Sapsasa Boys Soccer

Thursday 19/8 

  • Sapsasa Boys Basketball

Monday 23/8

  • Book Week starts – This year’s theme: Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds.
  • Footsteps starts
  • Track and Field Southern Heights District Carnival

Tuesday 24/8 

  • Sapsasa Boys Netball

Wednesday 25/8

  • Book Fair Starts

Friday 27/8

  • Book Week Dress Up Day

Monday 30/8

  • Footsteps continues
  • SSO Week begins

Tuesday 31/8

  • Whole School Photos – Make Up Day

Wednesday 1/9

  • Book Week Performance

Monday 6/9

  • Footsteps continues

Friday 10/9

  • School Closure – ‘Royal Adelaide Show Day’

Monday 13/9

  • Footsteps continues
  • Year 4 Camp to Mylor – Monday to Wednesday

Monday 20/9

  • Footsteps continues
  • Governing Council

Friday 24/9

  • Last Day of Term – Early Dismissal

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