The Weekly Wrap – Term 1 Week 5 – 2024

A special mention and thank you to the parents who attended last week’s Annual General Meeting on Monday evening. 

Our achievements from the 2023 school year were shared, along with staff, students and parents being acknowledged for their active involvement in school life. Reports were shared and tabled by the committee convenors of School Sports, Friends of Craigburn (Fundraising), Finance, Canteen, and OSHC service.The Principal and Governing Council Chairperson reports were also shared.

We would like to thank the following parents who nominated for, and are now elected members of our 2024 Governing Council:  Katelyn Adams, Belinda Cece, Sally-Ann Prince, Bridget Dansie, Annika Reinke, Kim Altschwager, Bec May, Tara Bell, Kelly Howlett, Derren Halleday, Tamara McMaster, Skye Jeffery and Lisa Mackie. We look forward to a productive and rewarding year ahead.

Nominations for 2024 Governing Council Sub-Committees 

Craigburn Primary School’s sub-committees of the Governing Council are an important part of our community. Each committee is made up of parent volunteers and a leadership representative, who work collaboratively to develop recommendations, strategies and actions to positively contribute to the life and culture of the school.  

You don’t need any experience to join a committee – simply a passion to get involved and an interest in contributing to a particular area.

Meetings are generally held twice a term out of school hours, with most meetings around 45-60 min in length. 

To nominate for any of the Sub-Committees, please register your interest via this link.  Thank you to those who have already nominated and expressed their interest. Meeting details to come soon.

Friends of Craigburn – (Parent and Community Engagement – Fundraising)

  • Parents and friends work together to ensure that social interactions, fundraising and parent support enhance the school’s culture and community through special events and activities. 
  • There are also opportunities to volunteer in other capacities and during school hours as part of the ‘Friends of Craigburn’ team. We look forward to hearing from you when these opportunities arise.

School Garden

  • This committee provides support, advice, and advocacy on the ongoing evolution of our school community garden – in support of student wellbeing and educational outcomes. 
  • This committee will work under direction from our school’s garden educator. 

Out Of School Hours Care

  • The OSHC Committee assists the Governing Council, Principal and OSHC Director to comply with national regulations and to ensure the quality of care being offered is in keeping with the values, principles and policies of the school council community and the department.


  • The Canteen committee helps out the canteen by providing support to the canteen manager/s and advising on issues like food lines, menus and price setting, etc. The committee’s role is to make sure there’s a good supply of reasonably priced and healthy food as per the Right Bite Healthy Eating Policy, to help organise and encourage volunteer assistants for the canteen and give advice about any facilities needed in the canteen.


  • The Sports Committee typically involves sports coordinators who work with coaches and volunteers to improve the quality and variety of out of school sports being offered to students.
  • The Committee sets standards around the expectation of behaviour and being a good sport, and develops plans that reflect the interest and needs of all sports.


  • Working with the school’s Business Manager and Principal, the Finance Committee advises the Governing Council about budgetary and financial matters including items such as; budget reviews, monitoring of revenue and expenses, management of the capital plan and review of external auditor findings. 

To Note

  • Cross Country training starts this Tuesday morning, 27th February at 8.00am.
  • NAPLAN – This year the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) for year 3, 5, 7 and 9 takes place from Wednesday 13th March to Friday 22nd March. As per the recent post, Craigburn will again be participating in NAPLAN Online. All assessments will be done online by students, apart from Year 3 Writing which will continue in the paper based form. Students in Years 3 and 5 will participate in the practice test on Tuesday morning.
  • COVID-19 You might be aware of the increasing numbers of recent COVID-19 cases in the local area. A reminder to:
    • keep your child home if they are unwell or if they have cold or flu-like symptoms and get tested
    • please advise the school as soon as possible, if your child has tested positive, and stay at home for 5 days (from the first day) and until all symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, cough and fever) have cleared.
  • Volunteering at Craigburn 
    • If you would like to register your interest in volunteering please read the information on the Department’s page on Volunteers and communicate your interest to us via the front office. 
    • There are a number of requirements that need to be completed prior to commencing volunteering including RRHAN training, applying for a WWCC, as well as onsite induction and documentation.
    • For any questions please contact the front office.

Recent Information You May Have Missed

Media Consent Form

Last week parents and carers should have received an updated Media Consent Form– Child/Student Permission to use image, video, voice, and/or creative work of students and children. Copies were provided in both digital (emailed) and paper forms (copy given to students to take home).

If you haven’t already done so, could you please complete and return the form to school as soon as possible so we can update our records.

Obtaining media consent also allows us to showcase images of our students engaged in learning and extra-curricular activities on our school website, news blog and Facebook Page. Additionally, consent allows teachers to post images, video and / or audio recordings of students and their work to parents and carers via Seesaw.

The updated form has been developed by the Department, for schools to obtain consent from parents / carers. On the form, there are 3 consent options – Full, Partial and Limited – please choose one only. If you are uncertain about which option to choose, then please feel free to contact us at school.

School Group Tours – Registration of Interest for the 2024 Mid Year Intake & 2025 School Year. 

We have scheduled the following dates for school group tours to commence this year. School group tours allow prospective school families to learn more about the learning programs offered at Craigburn by hearing from the leadership team and taking a tour of the school. Please book a tour via our website or through the front office by phone or email. School Tour dates for 2024

  • Wednesday 27th March
  • Wednesday 8th May
  • Thursday 23rd May
  • Friday 28th June 

All tours commence at 9.15am through to 10.30am.

Please note:

  • Registration of Interest forms to register interest in enrolling your child for the midyear intake 2024 and / or start year intake 2025, can be obtained through the front office by phone or email.
  • Families must use the ‘Find a School’ link on the department website to determine their zoned school.
  • Proof of residential address must be required prior to enrolment being offered.
  • Registrations of Interest will only be accepted for the midyear intake 2024 and start year intake 2025.

Student Use of Mobile Phones and Personal Devices Policy

A reminder that a ‘Student Use of Mobile Phones and Personal Devices Policy’ was introduced to schools in 2024. 

We ask that parents are familiar with this policy which relates to personal devices not being carried / worn by students during the school day. Note personal devices, include mobile phones and smart watches that are capable of sending or receiving messages or calls and/or able to connect to the internet.

Term 1 Planner

Please save the dates for the following events:

  • Adelaide Cup Public Holiday – Monday 11th March
  • NAPLAN starts – Years 3 and 5 – Wednesday 13th March
  • Year 3-5 Swimming – from Monday 25th – Thursday 28th March
  • Student Led Conferences – Monday 25th – Thursday 4th April
  • Year 6 Aquatics – Wednesday 27th March
  • Good Friday / Easter Monday Public Holidays – Friday 29th March / Monday 1st April
  • Sports Day – Friday 5th April
  • Reception – Year 2 Swimming – Monday 29th April – Friday 3rd May

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