The Weekly Wrap – Term 3 Week 5 – 2023

Book Week 2023

A big week ahead leading up to our annual Book Week Dress Up Day and Parade on Friday 25 August.

If you haven’t yet caught up with the details, please take time to read the recent post containing information about the Book Fair, author visits and Dress Up Day and Parade.

Dress Up Day and Parade

Families are welcome to join us for our annual whole school Dress Up Day Parade, which will be held outside (weather permitting) on the bottom court adjacent to the amphitheatre – commencing at 9.15am. Feel free to grab a coffee / tea / hot chocolate before the parade starts. 

Students can come dressed as a character related to the theme, Read, Grow, Inspire, or their favourite book character. We encourage students and families to be creative when planning costumes and utilise what you already have at home. 

If you have any pre-loved costumes you would like to donate to our Pop Up Costume Shop please send them to school by Tuesday morning. Please remember to drop by the Pop Up Costume Shop, which will be open on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 August adjacent to the school canteen. An assortment of book character clothes and accessories will be available all priced under $5.00.

Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair continues in the Library on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 August. Purchasing of books will take place from 8:30 – 9:30am or 3:00 – 4:00pm.  The entrance to the Book Fair is via the side door of the library opposite the year one classrooms. We look forward to you visiting us on one of these days with your child’s wish list. 

Author / Illustrator Visits

On Wednesday we look forward to Danny Snell visiting us. Danny is the talented illustrator behind captivating books such as ‘Jeremy’, ‘Seagull’ and ‘Somewhere in Australia’. Our younger students are in for a treat as they interact with Danny.

On the following Monday we have our own Craigburn PS parent renowned author, Adam Cece, coming to visit our older students.  Students are in for an enlightening experience, discovering the magic that brings Adam’s books to life.

Fathers Day 

Gift Stall – Thursday 31 August

Father’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday 3 September. As has been the tradition at Craigburn, students from all year levels have the opportunity to visit our annual Father’s Day gift stall on Thursday 31 August. A selection of gifts between $1 – $7 will be available (maximum spend of $10. Click on the flyer for more details.

Please contact Bec via email at if you are a registered volunteer and able to help out with the stall.  All volunteers must have a RRHAN and WWCC – please see the office if you need any assistance with this.

Father’s Day Breakfast – Thursday 31 August

Also on Thursday 31 August, we invite all Craigburn Dads, Grandfathers and special friends to join us for a Father’s Day breakfast from 7.45 – 8.45am. Last year’s event proved very popular and we hope to see a big turnout again this year.

Details on the attached flyer below. Please note Qkr!

Payments for bacon and egg muffin will be available after 3.00pm on Monday 21/8

Student-Led Lunchtime Activities – Janine McKay, Student Wellbeing Leader

Lunchtime is more than just eating. It’s a chance for students to have fun and learn. At Craigburn Primary School, older students are organising activities for lunchtime, facilitated by our senior student leaders. This helps students make friends, feel part of the school, and learn important skills.

Last week, students did lots of fun things like painting, puzzles, soccer, garden exploration, chalk drawing, netball, bubble blowing, puzzles, and board games. 

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements regarding more fun activities our student leaders have planned for the weeks ahead. It’s a great way for students to enjoy lunchtime and grow together at school.

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA)

Last Friday, we acknowledged  the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA), with students and classes contributing to a No Bullying pledge wall featuring 450 individual handprint pledges, serving as a reminder of the strength that can be found in growing connections. The no bully pledges vow to uphold our school values of Self-Worth, Caring and Responsibility.

School Toilet Upgrades

We are pleased to share that as part of the 2023-2024 State Budget, we will receive a total refurbishment of all student toilets at our school. 

The project is currently being scoped and we look forward to this project commencing over coming months and into the new school year

To Note – Friendly Reminders

Catch Up Photo Day

Catch up school photo day is booked for this Tuesday 22 August commencing at 9.00am in the Library. 

Festival of Music School Choir 

Best wishes to our senior choir who will be at the Magic Millions rehearsal on Monday.

Department for Education Parent Survey – Closes August 27 

If you’re a parent or carer of one of our students, we want to hear from you. The annual parent survey is now open and aims to get your views on:

  • what we’re doing well
  • where we can improve
  • what’s important to you as a parent.

To complete the survey, follow the unique link emailed to you during the week beginning Monday 31 July or visit ( The survey takes less than 10 minutes – but hurry, it closes midnight Sunday 27 August.

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.

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.

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.

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Yearly Planner / Key Dates

Updated as 20 August 2023

Term 3 

  • 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 / Parade
  • 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