The Weekly Wrap – Term 3 Week 10 – 2023

End of Term – Thanks

As we approach the end of Term 3, we would like to express our gratitude to all the parents and friends who have supported our school this year. 

We extend our thanks to all the parents who took on coordinator, coach, and team manager roles in the winter sports seasons of soccer, netball, and basketball. We hope all students and families enjoyed their sports.

Our students have actively participated in many activities throughout the term, including: class learning programs, lunch time clubs, Book Week celebrations, buddy classes, garden club and lessons, YELP, sports, choir, Tournament of Minds, Sapsasa, International Competitions Assessments for Schools (ICAS), SRC, excursions and more. We are sure that each and every student is looking forward to the holidays.

The Premier’s Challenges (Reading and Be Active) for this year have come to an end, and we have recorded the results. Awards, certificates, and medals for these challenges will typically arrive in mid-November. A big thank you to Jane (Library SSO) and Karen Pettman (PE) for coordinating these Challenges.

We would like to give a special shout-out to our teaching and support staff for their hard work over the past term. We hope they enjoy a well-deserved break and some downtime, before preparing for the busy final term ahead.  

Best wishes to all students, staff, and families for a safe and enjoyable October long weekend and school holiday.

School Choir

Congratulations to students in our school choir who performed on stage at the Adelaide Festival Theatre on Tuesday evening as part of the Public Primary Schools Festival of Music. Our school was represented by Kyla and Ayesha who performed as soloists. It was a spectacular event that students and families enjoyed. Thank you to our performing arts teacher, Jimmy Marin, for leading this year’s choir. Read more about the event here.

End of Term SRC Casual Day – School Garden Fundraiser

This Friday is our traditional end of term casual day gold coin donation fundraiser. Students are encouraged to wear casual clothes that are sunsmart (shoulders must be covered) and reflective of working in a garden (eg green shirt / shorts / pants, straw hat etc).

Gold coins will be collected from each class by our SRC leaders on the day. The money donated will be gratefully received by our student led environment team to purchase much needed items for their school garden projects.

Early Dismissal – Reminder to Families

Early Dismissal – Friday 29th September at 2.10pm. OSHC will be open at this time.

Save the Dates – Term 4

  • Colour Fun Run – Friday 3rd  November – Term 4 Week 3 – details to be sent home this week.
  • Student Disco – Friday 10th December – Term 4 Week 4
  • Celebration Night – Monday 12th December – Term 4 Week 9
  • Year 6 Graduation – Thursday  14th December – Term 4 Week 9

Unfortunately, we are unable to proceed with our school quiz night early next term. We’ll look again to have one in 2024.

Shout Out!!!

As mentioned in last week’s Wrap, we are always looking for parents to support various school activities and initiatives, especially the Friends of Craigburn – our parent and community engagement team. Next term, we would be grateful for parents to help with the planning and running of the Colour Fun Run, Student Disco and Christmas Raffle for Celebration Night.

If you are available and can assist in any way with any of these activities, please let us know by contacting Bec May (convenor of the Friends of Craigburn group) via email or the front office. Thank you.

Year 1 – Adelaide Zoo Adventures

On Thursday 14 September, the Year 1 classes went on an excursion to the Adelaide Zoo. In the lead up to our excursion, students had been learning about living things and their needs in their science class with Mrs Bell. Classes had also been learning about animals and watching them via the live camera at the San Diego Zoo. They had been practising mapping skills, making dioramas, and writing information texts.  

We couldn’t have asked for better weather on the day! With hats, water bottles, and an unstoppable sense of excitement, our little explorers, along with some wonderful parent volunteers, were able to explore the zoo in small groups, completing a scavenger hunt along the way. Some highlights included the bird show, the sea lion feeding, and the pandas. Some students were excited to see a real life Superb Lyrebird in the rainforest walk-through aviary and the Greater Bilbies in the nocturnal house. We finished our day with a nice lunch under the rotunda and some time to play on the amazing Adventure Playground. Students were exhausted by the end of the day, but by all accounts, they had a great time!

 Here’s what some of our students had to say:

  • I enjoyed playing on the playground. My favourite animal was the snake!- Ruby
  • We got to go in the nocturnal house. We also saw a tiger eating, and saw the oldest tortoise in the world!- Ava
  • Lyrebirds can mimic any sound. – Caitlin
  • The lyrebird was really hard to find. – Carlos
  • I learnt that bilbies are nocturnal. – Amelia
  • I liked the zoo because I saw my favourite animal, that’s a panda. The panda was lying down and I saw its cute little head. We saw the monkeys picking fleas off each other. – Ivanka
  • I liked watching the meerkats play. They looked so cheeky. Seeing the red panda was really good. That’s my favourite colour- red. – Henry
  • We saw so many animals that I was so tired after. – Blake

A big thank you to all the parents who help out on the day. We really appreciated it.

Miss Sophie, Crystal and Pip – Year 1 Teachers

Facilities Update

This week our wireless network will be upgraded as part of the Department’s commitment to improving schools’ ICT infrastructure. This will involve the installation of additional fibre optic cabling.

Friendly Reminders

Planning for 2024 – Planning is underway for the 2024 school year, which includes organising staffing, class structures and placements. To assist with our planning, we would appreciate it if you could advise us if your child(ren) will not continue their schooling at Craigburn next year. If this is the case, please contact the school via phone 8270 4144 or email This does not include any current Year 6 students. Thank you.It’s time for students to be wearing their SunSmart hats during school hours as UV levels are reaching 3 and above for most days. Good idea to check that hats are labelled with your child’s name.

Remaining student free day for 2023 is scheduled for Friday 17th November – Term 4 Week 5

School opens at 8.30am – students should not be on school grounds prior to this time unless supervised by a parent / carer.

Lost property continues to build up –the stall is situated in the breezeway adjacent to the gym – please check for any items that may have been misplaced. A reminder also to please label clothing, drink / food containers, hats etc. When they are labelled they easily find their way back to students.

Traffic and Parking The local council has clear signage / road markings in relation to off-street parking. We respectfully ask families and friends to be extra mindful of adhering to the parking rules and regulations. This is in the best interest of safety for our students / families and local residents.

COVID Advice UpdateWe appreciate our community’s ongoing understanding and support in relation to the COVID advice we receive from the Department via SA Health and share to the community. Whilst there is no legal requirement to isolate if testing positive to COVID, to continue protecting others in our school community, we ask that you do not send your child to school if they have any COVID like symptoms. Please remember to contact the front office of your child’s absence in advance where possible. Please note, we are still required to report positive cases to the Department and inform our community.

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Yearly Planner / Key Dates

Updated as 24 September 2023

Term 3 

  • Friday 29/9 – End of Term 3 – Early Dismissal 2.10pm

Term 4 

  • Monday 16/10 – Start Term 4
  • Friday 27/10 – World Teachers Day
  • Monday 30/10 – Governing Council Meeting
  • Monday 30/10 to Wednesday 1/11 – Year 5 Camp
  • Friday 3/11 – Colour Fun Run
  • Monday 6/11 to Wednesday 8/11 – Year 6 Camp
  • 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
  • Thursday 14/12 – Year 6 Graduation
  • Friday 15/12 – Year 6 Celebration Day / Lunch, End of Term 4 – Early Dismissal