The Weekly Wrap 2023 – Term 3 Week 3 – 2023

Congratulations and well done to all students and families who participated at Race 4 of the UniSA Australian HPV Super Series at Tailem Bend on Saturday. 

First and foremost, a big round of applause goes out to our senior students who were part of the Craigburn Crew’sers pedal prix team in 2023 – representing Craigburn with pride and showing lots of determination on the racetrack.

To the parents involved, your encouragement and assistance in supporting your child’s participation has been greatly appreciated. A special mention and thank you to:

  • Ryan Ratzmer for transporting the pedal prix bikes to and from the race days and for excellent ontrack assistance. 
  • ​​Nathan Fokkens and Mark Nakervill for their wonderful support in trackside marshalling.

And, of course , a very big shout out to our dedicated teacher, Tristan Fergusson, for leading this year’s team and pedal prix program. Tristan’s commitment to nurturing students’ talents and instilling values of teamwork and discipline has laid a strong foundation for their future participation in the pedal prix program at Craigburn.

We also like to acknowledge our team’s sponsors  VALIO and Jacobs Tyres and More for their generous sponsorship of our Pedal Prix teams.

Don’t Forget: School Photo Day on Tuesday 15 August

We want to remind you that Tuesday 15 August is an exciting day at Craigburn as it’s School Photo Day!

Please refer to the previous news post for details. 

NAPLAN – Years 3 and 5

Last Friday, individual NAPLAN student reports for 2023 were sent home in sealed envelopes to students in Years 3 and 5, with an accompanying letter explaining the changes ACARA has made to the reports to include the new Proficiency Standards. An information fact sheet from ACARA was also included. As only one student report per family was provided, if another Parent / Guardian, as listed on our school’s database, would like a copy of their child’s report, please contact the front office. For students who were absent on Friday, the reports will be sent home this week.

Secondary Enrolment Update – Information to Families of Year 6 Students

This week, enrolment offers for secondary school will be sent to the families of  year 6 students.

Most families will receive their offer by email on 9, 10 or 11 August.

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

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 14 August, please let Bron at 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 visit, or contact your allocated secondary school and they can step you through the process.

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.

Beginning last Monday 31 July, you should have received 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

Student Free Days / School Closure Dates 

A 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 should have received an offer of enrolment letter also 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. Offers of enrolment will be provided in 2024 – the date still to be confirmed. 

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 6 August 2023

Term 3 

  • Tuesday 8/8 – Sapsasa Basketball
  • Monday 14/8 – ICAS competitions start
  • Monday 14/8 – Governing Council Meeting
  • Tuesday 15/8 – Whole School Photos
  • Thursday 17/8 – Book Fair Starts
  • Friday 18/8 – National Day Action – Bullying Prevention
  • Monday 21/8 – Book Week begins
  • Monday 21/8 – Festival of Music Choir Rehearsal
  • Tuesday 22/8 – Book Fair Ends
  • 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