The End of Year Holiday Wrap

We extend our best wishes to all Craigburn families and friends for a safe and happy summer holiday. Thank you to everyone for your continued support in helping us manage COVID restrictions, including; completing QR check-ins, wearing face masks, remaining outside of classrooms, working with us during the brief lockdown and doing everything possible to help us do our work and keep our community safe. 

Year 6 and 7 Graduation Ceremonies

Last Tuesday and Wednesday evenings – students, staff and families enjoyed celebrating the last year 7 students and the first year 6 students to graduate from Craigburn. 

We would especially like to acknowledge and thank families of graduating students for your support over many years, which has included attending sports days, helping out in the canteen, supporting sports programs and fundraisers, and much more, the list goes on. Thank you for being part of our school community and best wishes for your child’s next stage of schooling.

Two awards were presented at the ceremonies – The Shane Browne and Governing Council Awards.

Shane Browne Award – Shane Browne was an upper primary teacher at Craigburn who was tragically killed in an accident in 1990.  Shane showed great love and kindness in his interactions with children. His special loves were science, music and maths. The Shane Browne memorial garden (at the front of the school) was consecrated a year after his death, with a special plaque laid on 27th September, 1991, with the School Council creating an award in his memory.  The award is presented to a female and male student each year who demonstrate the school values of caring, self worth and responsibility towards others.  The names of past recipients are recorded on the honour board in the front foyer. The criteria used to present the awards are:

  • Upholding and demonstrating the values of Craigburn – caring, self-worth and responsibility.
  • Acting as a positive role model for fellow students.
  • Contributing to the ethos of the school and the student’s class.
  • Preparedness to put in and help out.
  • Foresight and initiative to make the school a better place.

All students and teachers of year 6 and 7 graduating students were asked to nominate students based on this criteria.  The students who received the most nominations are this year’s recipients of the award

Congratulations to Finlay Lavelle & Scarlett Poole (Year 6) & Sam Ivanovic and Ranu Gunasekara (Year 7).

Governing Council Award – The Governing Council presents two excellence awards each year to a female and male student who have demonstrated: consistency in performance and behaviour, striving for excellence, accepting challenges and having an exceptional work ethic. 

Congratulations to Jasmine Cornish & Jamal Khalaf (Year 6) and Lewis Tyte & Carol Antony (Year 7).

To Note

Thank You

Sincere thanks to those who donated prizes for the Christmas Raffle and the Salvation Army’s Christmas Appeal. There were many smiling faces of students who won a raffle prize and we hope that your generous food donations will put smiles on the faces of those most in need on Christmas Day.

Premier’s Be Active Challenge Award

Well done to all students for their excellent participation in this year’s Premier’s Be Active Challenge. A fabulous achievement to be one of the top 50 schools in the state. 

Fast forward to 6:34min to see Charlotte and Ethan accept the award from the Premier at the recently held PBAC’s awards reception. 

Thanks to Sam, Olivia, Ethan, Charlotte and Mrs Pettman for representing Craigburn.

Amphitheatre Project

As mentioned previously, the new amphitheatre steps will be painted over the school holidays. Temporary fencing will be installed this week.

Students on school grounds over the holidays

Students should not be on school grounds over the school holiday period unless accompanied by a parent. This includes bike riding. The OSHC program will be utilising the school’s outdoor facilities throughout the school holidays.

Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating

A reminder that the school and OSHC will be closed when the CFS declares a catastrophic fire danger rating for the Mt Lofty District for the day ahead. This declaration usually occurs after 4.30pm with the Minister for Education confirming school closures thereafter. 

New School Year – 2022

Please note:

  • The Front Office will close for the Christmas / New Year holiday period from Wednesday 15th December to Friday 21st January. For any important / urgent messages during this time, please email the school  
  • Teaching staff officially return to work on Thursday 27th January in preparation for the new year.
  • The first day of the school for students is Monday 31st January.

Best Wishes 

We have very much enjoyed working with students, staff and families this year, and wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas / New Year. We look forward to seeing you all back at school on Monday 31st January 2022. 

Kind regards

Paul, Rob and Nicky.