The Weekly Wrap – Term 3 Week 2 – 2023

It’s been great to see students, staff and families back at school and settle into the new term. 

Staffing Update

A special welcome to Miss Nicole Hooper who joins us at Craigburn for the remainder of the school year. Nicole has recently graduated from Flinders University and will be teaching science with the Year 3 – 6 classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The Department for Education’s annual parent survey

The Department for Education coordinates an annual survey to better understand the things we’re doing well, where we can improve, and what’s important to you as a parent. The information we collect from this survey is driving change for the department.

In the week beginning Monday 31 July you will receive an email or SMS from the Parent Survey Team with a unique link to participate in the survey.

We highly encourage you to complete the survey, which takes less than 10 minutes. 

Your feedback will be used locally in our school improvement planning and more broadly to inform other key initiatives to improve education in South Australia. Your answers will not identify you or your child. Only collated feedback will be provided to our school.

If you did not receive an email or SMS with your unique survey link, contact and include our school’s name in your email.

For more information visit the Department for Education website.

Premier’s Reading Challenge 

Congratulations to students who have already completed the 2023 Premier’s Reading Challenge. 

The Reading Challenge remains open to the end of week 7, Friday 8 September, and requires students to read 12 books – 8 books from the Premier’s Reading Challenge booklist and 4 personal choice books. Eligible books include e-books, audio books, class/shared reading, prescribed books for school, non-fiction books, books read as research for assignments or books in another language. 

Every student needs a Student Reading Record, available from the library or one can be downloaded here.

Book Week 

Book Week is only 4 weeks away, with this year’s theme, ‘Read Grow Inspire.‘ 

As has been the tradition, we look forward to one of our favourite days of the year, when students and staff (and some parents too!) dress up in the spirit of the theme on Friday 25 August.

More information to come including details regarding our annual Book Fair.

To Note / Reminders

  • If you haven’t already done so, you please check in with last week’s first Weekly Wrap for Term 3.
  • This coming Saturday 5th August, the Craigburn Crew’sers will be in action at Tailem Bend for Race 4 of the UniSA Australian HPV Super Series.  Go Crew’sers!
  • Monday 31st July – last day to register for the ICAS competitions.
  • School Photos are scheduled for Tuesday 15th August. Details here. School Photo envelopes will be distributed to classrooms this week. 
  • Term Planner – Key Dates Please read further on for updates to the special activities and events for terms 3 and 4. We are especially looking forward to many whole school events including Book Week and Celebration Night. The Friends of Craigburn parent group are looking forward to sharing more information about 2 exciting events for students and parents, being a Colour Fun Run and Quiz Night in early Term 4. Dates listed further below.
  • Student Free Days / School Closure DatesA reminder that our Governing Council has endorsed the remaining student free and school closure days for 2023. Please refer to the dates below.
    • Term 3
      • Student Free Day  – Friday 1 September – Term 3 Week 6
      • School Closure Day – Monday 4 September – Term 3 Week 7
    • Term 4 
      • Friday 17 November – Term 4 Week 5
    • OSHC will be open for bookings on the student free days, however will be closed on the school closure day.
  • 2024 Reception Transition
    • Families that have a sibling enrolment for starting Reception at Craigburn in 2024 will receive a letter early this term, outlining information for transition visits, which will occur over three consecutive Wednesdays on 15th, 22nd and 29th of November. 
    • Mid-year intake in schools – In 2024, schools will be introducing a mid-year intake, with children starting reception in Term 1 or Term 3. Term 1 students will complete 4 terms of reception and term 3 students will complete 6 terms of reception. We expect to receive more information from the Department this term.
  • Leaving Craigburn in 2024?
    • Aside from Year 6 students graduating at the end of this year – if your child will not be returning to Craigburn Primary School in 2023, please inform the front office, by phone 8270 4144 or email
    • This will help us with our forward planning for the 2024 school year. Thank you.
  • Change of Contact Details 
    • To help us keep up to date with family and emergency contact details please contact the front office with your change of details.
  • Gratitude Basket
    • Thank you to families who have contributed to the Craigburn gratitude basket which can be found in the front office.  This meaningful project involves returning kindness to our local community by supporting those currently facing hardship.  We invite all able members of our school community to participate in this meaningful initiative. Read more here.

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Yearly Planner / Key Dates

Updated as 31 July 2023

Term 3 

  • Thursday 3/8 Sapsasa Netball – Boys
  • Saturday 5/8 – Pedal Prix, Tailem Bend
  • Tuesday 8/8 – Sapsasa Basketball
  • Monday 14/8 – ICAS competitions start
  • Monday 14/8 – Governing Council Meeting
  • Tuesday 15/8 – Whole School Photos
  • Friday 18/8 – National Day Action – Bullying Prevention
  • Monday 21/8 – Book Week begins
  • Monday 21/8 – Festival of Music Choir Rehearsal
  • Thursday 24/8 – Book Fair Starts
  • Friday 25/8 – Book Week Dress Up Day
  • Monday 28/8 – Footsteps begins – Mondays
  • Wednesday 30/8 – Young Environmental Leaders Visit – YELP
  • Thursday 31/8 – Father’s Day Breakfast and Stall
  • Friday 1/9 – Student Free Day – Royal Adelaide Show begins
  • Monday 4/9 – School Closure
  • Friday 8/9 – Premier’s Challenges End
  • Thursday 14/9 – RUOK Day
  • Monday 18/9 – Governing Council Meeting
  • Tuesday 19/9 – Festival of Music Choir – Festival Theatre Performance
  • Friday 29/9 – End of Term 3 – Early Dismissal 2.10pm

Term 4 

  • Monday 16/10 – Start Term 2
  • Friday 20/10 – Quiz Night
  • Friday 27/10 – World Teachers Day
  • Monday 30/10 – Governing Council Meeting
  • Friday 3/11 – Colour Fun Run
  • Tuesday 7/11 – Melbourne Cup
  • Friday 10/11 – Remembrance Day Assembly for Sat 11/11
  • Friday 10/11 – School Disco 
  • Wednesday 15/11 – Reception Transition 1
  • Friday 17/11 – Student Free Day
  • Wednesday 22/11 – Reception Transition 2
  • Monday 27/11 – Governing Council Meeting
  • Wednesday 29/11 – Reception Transition 3
  • Tuesday 5/12 – Craigburn’s Got Talent
  • Monday 11/12 – Celebration Night
  • Tuesday 12/12 – Early Years Fun Day
  • Wednesday 13/12 – Class Visits new classes for 2024, End of Year Reports sent home
  • Wednesday 13/12 – Year 6 Graduation
  • Thursday 14/12 – Year 6 Celebration Day / Lunch
  • Friday 15/12 – End of Term 4 – Early Dismissal