The Weekly Wrap – Term 4 Week 4 – 2023

We are absolutely thrilled to share the incredible success of our recent Run4Fun Colour Splatacular fundraiser! 

First and foremost, a massive shoutout goes to our dedicated parent volunteers who organised the event and helped out on the day, ensuring it was a resounding success. We’re grateful for their efforts.

We also want to extend our sincere thanks to all the students and families who donated and supported our major school fundraiser for the year. Your collective support will help us further transform our school garden with the addition of an outdoor kitchen.

If you missed out on raising funds, the fundraising portal remains open up until Thursday 9th November. Click here for details. Stay tuned for further details regrading the distribution of prizes for the fundraising efforts.

A special mention also goes out to the local community volunteers from the Coromandel Valley CFS (Country Fire Service), who provided a much-needed source of water to be sprayed on our colourful runners, adding an extra splash of fun to the event! Their support helped ensure that the event was a safe and enjoyable experience for all. 

Thank you again to families and friends for your support and contributions! 

More photos can be viewed on our Facebook Page.

The Week Ahead

Industrial Action

We want to keep you informed about potential industrial action at our site on Thursday, 9th November. As you may be aware, the Australian Education Union – SA Branch (AEU) has advised that its members have voted to undertake industrial action on Thursday 9 November in the form of a full day strike.

On Monday late afternoon, we will receive confirmation from our Education Director, as to whether our site will:

  • remain open and operate as usual,
  • remain open with a modified program in place,
  • or close.

This will be determined by the number of staff members intending to be onsite on Thursday 9th November.

We will notify families via email regarding our school’s position for the day, including the provision for OSHC if required.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this uncertain period.

Year 6 Campers

Best wishes to our graduating 6 students who are looking forward to an enjoyable camp at the Woodhouse Activity Centre, from Monday to Wednesday this week.

Mayor’s Garden Competition

Good luck to Emily, our amazing school garden educator, who will attend the Mayor’s Garden Competition announcement at the City of Onkaparinga on Monday evening. Regardless of our placing in the competition, we are grateful to have a vibrant school garden led by Emily and students.

Student Disco – Friday 10th November – Week 4

Craigburn’s final student disco for the year will be held this Friday 10th November. The theme is ‘Dress in Your Favourite Colour.’ Flyers containing information were sent home with students last week. If you would like to assist as a volunteer, please contact Bec May (Friends of Craigburn) via email or contact the front office.

Commissioner’s Digital Challenge

Craigburn has again finished in the top placings in this year’s Commissioner’s Digital Challenge. Congratulations, well done and thank you to specialist German and Digital Technologies teacher, Carly Smith, for entering students in the competition.

“We practised German direction words by writing and testing code to move our BeeBots around the mat. We also designed an ‘offline’ Kodable maze and gave German directions for our Fuzz to earn 3 stars!”

New Cricket Pitch

We have been successful in our grant application to the South Australian Cricket Association for a new synthetic cricket wicket, due to be installed over the final weeks of the school year.

Material and Services Charges – Polling Letter

Early this week, you will receive a Materials and Services Charges Polling Letter. As you will read in the polling letter, the Craigburn Primary School Governing Council has approved the Materials and Services Charge for 2024 to the amount of $460.

The Materials and Services (M and S) 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. 

Please note, the M and S Charge also covers the cost of whole- school incursions, including Footsteps, Book Week and Music performances to the approximate value of $40.

The Governing Council believes the M and S Charge for 2024 at $460 per student represents great value at approximately $11 per student / school week.

As the proposed materials and services charge of $460 is greater than the legislated prescribed amount of $287 for a primary student, as referenced in the Education and Children’s Services Act, the Governing Council is required to undertake a poll to gain majority support from the school community for this proposed charge to be compulsory, and therefore recoverable in full. 

The governing council therefore seeks your support for the proposed 2024 Materials and Services Charge of $460 to be compulsory.

If the majority of parents support the Governing Council’s proposal that the Materials and Services Charge be compulsory then all parents, carers (excluding approved School Card holders) are liable for this charge.

Each family is entitled to one vote per student per poll, with a majority based on the number of respondents.  

If you have any questions, please contact Paul Luke (Principal) or myself – via the front office.

Katelyn Adams – Governing Council Chairperson 

To Note / Friendly Reminders

Upcoming Dates 

  • Student Disco – Friday 10th November – Week 4
  • Reception Transition Days for our 2024 Reception Intake will occur on Wednesdays of Weeks 5, 6 and 7, being the 15, 22 and 29 of November. 
  • Student Free Day – Friday 17 November – Week 5
  • Gala Day – Friday 1st December – Week 7
  • Craigburn’s Got Talent – Tuesday 5th December – Week 8
  • Celebration Night – Monday 11th December – Term 4 Week 9
  • Year 6 Graduation – Thursday 14th December – Term 4 Week 9

Student Free Day Reminder – Friday 17 November

Our final student free day is scheduled for Friday 17th November, endorsed by our Governing Council earlier this year. On this day, school staff will be working on analysing a range of student learning data to inform future planning and learning for the 2024 school year. Results from this year’s Progressive Achievement Tests in Maths and Reading, NAPLAN and Phonics Screening Tests, and reading test results. OSHC will be available for bookings. 

Class Structure / Student Placement for 2024

As shared last week, we are currently determining our class structure for 2024 and are set to begin the class placement process in preparation for the new school year. Please refer to the recent post, Class Planning and Class Placement Information for 2024 for more information regarding this process.

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 2024, please inform the front office. This will help us with our forward planning for the 2024 school year. Thank you.

Parent / Carer Contact Details

Please keep the school informed of any recent changes to your contact details. Thank you.

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Yearly Planner / Key Dates

Current as at Sunday 5 November 2023

Term 4 

  • 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
  • Friday 1/12 – Gala Day
  • 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