Firstly, thank you to all families for your support and understanding over the first 4 weeks of the school year. It has been a whirlwind start having begun the year with a hybrid teaching model and readjusting back to face to face teaching and learning.
As you would be aware, our school, like many others, has had members of our community test positive to COVID. This has meant students and staff in a number of classes have been deemed as close contacts. Our reception cohort has been most affected by positive cases with small numbers of cases occurring across the year 1 to 6 groups. Not the most ideal start to school life, however it has been pleasing to see many young, smiling faces gradually returning to school.
Thank you too, for adhering to the restrictions SA Health has directed us to have in place, in particular restricting parent access from school grounds. Whilst this restriction remains in place at the moment, the positive spin off has been the increased confidence of children entering school by themselves and preparing for the school day. Observing children supporting one another has been most rewarding.
We would like to acknowledge our teaching, learning support, admin and leadership staff for their efforts and work in managing and adapting to the challenges we have faced in starting the school this year, preparing for face to face teaching, switching to remote learning and back again to face to face teaching.
We would also like to commend all students for their positive and enthusiastic start to the school year. They have settled in well to their new classes and are becoming familiar with their learning routines. It has been especially pleasing to see students playing positively during recess and lunch breaks and transitioning back to classes after these play breaks.
Best wishes for the week ahead.
Regards – Paul, Rob and Nicky.
As we head into the fifth week of the school year, the The Education Minister, on the advice of the Chief Public Health Officer, has confirmed that a number of school activities that have been on hold, may resume with a further easing of restrictions expected to be announced in Week 9 of Term 1. These include: inter-school sporting competitions, extra-curricular activities (e.g. choir lessons), day excursions and incursions (held outdoors where possible), outdoor assemblies, swimming and aquatics programs. We will be gradually re-introducing essential volunteers (e.g. canteen).
Please note: Families and visitors are asked to continue to avoid entering the school grounds. This is a clear direction from the Department to avoid the congregation of adults around buildings and thus minimise the risk of COVID transmission in our school community. Thank you for your support in encouraging your child/ren to walk to their classes.
A number of COVID-19 safety measures remain unchanged as follows:
- Face masks are still required when indoors for all staff, adult visitors and optional for students in years 3 to 6.
- The current testing, isolating and quarantining approach remains unchanged including management of and notification of classroom close contacts.
- Natural ventilation will continue to be maximised.
- No events involving families or visitors may be held indoors (except school tours for prospective families).
- Students, staff and visitors should stay home if they are unwell.
If your child displays any symptoms associated with COVID-19, please have them tested. If your child is confirmed as COVID-19 positive, please contact the front office as soon as possible. As soon as we receive notification of a positive case, we determine when the child received the positive result or was first symptomatic. Following the SA Health guidelines, we then backdate two days from the test or symptoms – being the infectious period. Please note, once we are notified of a positive test we communicate it with the families of children and staff members who are deemed as class contacts.
As mentioned before, teachers are not required to simultaneously provide both a face-to-face and remote learning program for students if they are sick or required to isolate. If students are unable to attend school for COVID related reasons, the Department’s learning at home resources can be accessed.
Due to the ongoing COVID restrictions, we have been unable to proceed with a number of activities and events that would normally have taken place at this time of the year, acquaintance evening being one of them – being an important part of parent and community engagement.
In previous years, our student-led acquaintance evening has enjoyed excellent family attendance indicating how much families value and support their child/ren’s schooling.
To date, teachers have provided information to families through various forms – Welcome letters, Class Connections newsletters and student learning via Seesaw.
In lieu of Acquaintance evening this year, teachers are working with their students to prepare student-led multimedia presentations to share their classroom learning programs and routines. These will be shared with families from Thursday 10 March.
2022 Materials and Services Charge Invoice
Craigburn Primary School provides our students with a range of learning programs to help them learn and grow. These programs are supported by families who make a financial contribution through the Materials and Services charge.
As communicated to families last year through the Craigburn Connections news blog, the Governing Council of Craigburn Primary School has set the Materials and Services Charge for the 2022 year at $440 per student for the full year.
The Materials and Services Charge contributes to the cost of providing essential items and services used or consumed by individual students during the course of their learning. This includes printed and electronic materials, access to books, stationery supplies, curriculum materials, printing and copying for use in the educational program, library and information technology resources.
This week your child will be taking home a Materials and Services Charge Invoice with payment information and options.
Student Information Details
It is important that we have up to date student information including current contact details for all families – home addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, emergency contacts, shared care arrangements and any other relevant information for our school records.
This information is particularly important for our Year 6 cohort where address details are required for High School transition.
If you have changed any of your contact details or are unsure of the details we have on our database, please contact us by phone 82704144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org All changes of address will require proof in writing.
During the year, if you have any changes to your contact details, please communicate these to us asap. Thank you.
Kidz Biz Growth & Development sessions
This week, students in year 4 – 6 will start participating in Growth and Development sessions provided by KidzBiz Education.
KidzBiz work extensively in South Australian schools conducting age appropriate Growth and Development Sessions aligned with the Australian Curriculum and Child Protection Curriculum.
Year 4 students have a one off introductory session, with year 5/6 students participating in a series of sessions. Some of the topics include: learning about the basic reproductive system, conception to birth and puberty.
Quite often KidzBiz provides information sessions for families of an evening around the same time. At the moment, due to COVID these unfortunately are on hold and we hope to provide these at a later date.
Medication / Health Care Plans
Please remember to send to the front office any medication and health care plan needed to support your child/ren in 2022. Please contact the office on 8270 4144 if you have any queries.
We will be reintroducing volunteers to our school canteen in line with the Department and SA Health guidelines.
Please stay tuned for further information.
Term 1 Planner
Please check in with these key dates / events on our 2022 school calendar
Term 1 – With COVID restrictions in place, we will continue to post updates once they are confirmed.
- Friday 4/3 – Schools Clean Up Day
- Friday 11/3 – School Group Tour (9.15am)
- Monday 14/3 – Adelaide Cup Public Holiday
- Monday 21/3 – Harmony Day
- Wednesday 23/3 – School Group Tour (9.15am)
- Monday 28/3 – Swimming Week for Years 3-5
- Tuesday 29/3 – Year 6 Aquatics at Port Noarlunga
- Wednesday 30/3 – Southern Heights District Athletics
- Monday 4/4 – Student-led conferences begin
- Thursday 7/4 – School Group Tour (9.15am)
- Monday 11/4 – Student-led conferences continue
- Thursday 14/4 – End of Term 1 – Early Dismissal
- Good Friday 15/4
Term 2 – With COVID restrictions in place, we will continue to post updates once they are confirmed.
- Monday 2/5 – Student Free Day
- Tuesday 3/5 – Swimming Week for Reception – Year 2
- Tuesday 11/5 – Friday 20/5 – NAPLAN
- Friday 13/5 – School Group Tour (9.15am)
- Wednesday 25/5 – School Group Tour (9.15am)
- Thursday 26/5 – National Sorry Day
- Friday 27/5 – Southern Heights Cross Country
- Friday 27/5 to Thursday 2/6 – National Reconciliation Week
- Sunday 5/6 – World Environment Day
- Monday 13/6 – Queens Birthday Public Holiday
- Thursday 16/6 – School Group Tour (9.15am)
- Friday 8/7 – End of Term 2 – Early Dismissal
Term 3 – With COVID restrictions in place, we will continue to post updates once they are confirmed.
- Monday 25/7 – First Day of Term
- Friday 19/7 – School Group Tour (9.15am)
- Tuesday 10/8 – Whole School Photos
- Monday 22/8 – Book Week begins
- Friday 26/8 – Book Week Dress Up Day
- Friday 30/9 – End of Term 3 – Early Dismissal
Term 4 – With COVID restrictions in place, we will continue to post updates once they are confirmed..
- Monday 17/10 – First Day of Term
- Friday 28/10 – World Teachers DaySchool Group Tour (9.15am)
- Friday 11/11 – Remembrance Day
- Wednesday 16/11 – Reception Transition 1
- Wednesday 23/11 – Reception Transition 2
- Wednesday 30/11 – Reception Transition 3
- Monday 12/12 – Celebration Night
- Wednesday 14/12 – Year 6 Graduation
To Be Confirmed
- School Camps
- Footsteps Dance program
- Book Week Incursion
- Sports Day
- Music is Fun Incursion
- Gala Day
- Craigburn’s Got Talent
Early Morning Arrival
Students are allowed to start arriving at school from 8:30am, unless attending OSHC. Students who are on the school grounds before 8.30am will be directed to the front office as teachers are not on duty prior to this time.
Classrooms are generally open from 8:40am and students may enter the buildings to put away their bags, talk to the teacher and get organised for the day.
The school siren sounds at 8.50am indicating all students need to be in their classrooms ready to start the school day.
Staff Car Park and Local Traffic
A friendly reminder that the staff car park is for staff only and for families displaying a ‘disability parking permit’. Keeping all children safe is our priority, so please do not use the staff car park to drop or collect children, unless pre-arranged with the front office.
A reminder too, for all families and friends to exercise caution and patience at arrival and dismissal times. Traffic and parking regulations are in place and will be acted upon by Rangers from the Onkaparinga Council.
- Sapsasa Swimming 2022
- School Sport SA Sapsasa Information 2022
- Aberfoyle Park High School Year 6 ACER IGNITE Selection Test