The Weekly Wrap – Term 1 Week 6 – 2024

As we reach the halfway point of term one, we would like to express our gratitude to all families for your ongoing support of our school. 

Throughout the year, there are many opportunities for parents to volunteer and lend a helping hand – either in an organisational capacity or by simply by being available to help out when needed and at short notice. We would especially like to give a shout out to Kate H, Julie B, Chantelle O for coming to the rescue last week and helping manage and run the canteen in Sue’s absence. Thank you.

We already have many parents who are actively involved in coordinating and coaching school sports teams. Thank you.

If you would like to get involved and participate on a more regular basis, please consider joining one of the Governing Council’s subcommittees in any of the following areas:

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

  • Parents and friends working together to ensure that social interactions, fundraising and parent support enhance the school’s culture and community through special events and activities. 

School Garden

  • Provides support, advice, and advocacy on the ongoing evolution of our school community garden – in support of student wellbeing and educational outcomes. 

Out Of School Hours Care

  • 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 Dept.


  • To make sure there’s a good supply of reasonably priced and healthy food as per the Right Bite Healthy Eating Policy, and to help organise and encourage volunteers.

Please note:

  • 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 register interest 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.

Adelaide Dream and Lead Conference – Fom Amir and Aren (Year 6 students)

On Thursday 29th of February all students in year six  got to go to the Adelaide Dream and Lead conference. It was a great opportunity to develop leadership and teamwork skills.

In the first part of the conference we had Bonnie talking about being yourself, not letting other people get to you and always being yourself. Then we had Amanda and she talked about filling other people’s shoes, taking the chance and having empathy. For example, she was given an offer to work in a country town in the Northern Territory to get more aboriginal people to play footy. 

After recess we listened to Will, the founder of the conference. He also talked about taking the chance as he was lost in life until he went on a two year holiday. After that we had Felicity Graham and she talked about her not having the most things like other kids did. She was a foster care kid when she was a teenager she was lost so she wrote a book.

 After lunch we had Lexi. She was talking about believing in yourself and self confidence  because she didn’t have that as a kid. Then she made an app and in the first six months she got 10,000 downloads and she was really proud of that. 

We then packed up and left the conference. Here are some things that the students had to say.

 “It was really fun and inspiring,” Leon.G

“It was really fun learning with other schools,” Lincoln.P

“It was amazing and Just be yourself,” Autumn.F

 “I learnt that your age doesn’t change your ability to achieve extraordinary things,” Evie.M

Year 6 Student Leaders

Developing leadership is an important part of building a strong school community.  This year, all Year 6 students are being given the opportunity to positively influence and contribute to the wellbeing of our school community by being a student leader in one of five student leadership teams in the following areas.

  • Environment
  • Be Active Team
  • Student Representative Council – SRC
  • STEM 
  • Gratitude 

The Year 6 Leadership Teams will be meeting regularly on Friday afternoons to learn about leadership and plan their respective activities – facilitated by teachers and school leaders. They recently attended the Adelaide Dream and Lead conference to learn more about student leadership. The membership and role of each Leadership Team are outlined below.

Environmental Leaders

Ash H, Daniel S, Emily S, Indi S, Layla W, Alex B Lennox M, Hannah P, Maggie S Stella S Elliot H Grayson L.

  • Actively participate in the Young Environmental Leaders Program (YELP) and co-learn alongside other schools..
  • Attend regular meetings to learn more about sustainability.
  • Offer ideas and opinions for how we can improve our school environment.
  • Plan and implement a group environmental project.
  • Promote sustainability and environmental action in our school community.
  • Assist in the planting and maintenance of the school vegetable garden and looking after the compost.
  • Organise school garden fundraisers, garden tours for parents and lunchtime garden activities for students.

Be Active Leaders

Lincoln P, Harrison S, Phoebe S, Sophie M, Eli C, Amir E, Heidi C, Maddy M, Charlee P, Lucy R, Emma T, Aren P.

  • Be a positive role model.
  • Promote the benefits of being physically active to the whole school.
  • Assist with the organisation and running of Sports Day.
  • Promote the Premier’s Be Active Challenge.
  • Organise lunch time activities for students.
  • Plan activities to celebrate PE Week in Term 4.
  • Assist with sports clinics.

Student Representative Council Executive Leaders

Mikayla H, Lachlan A, Molly V, Amelie T, Evie M, Penny H, Ethan N, Lucas B

  • Be a positive role model.
  • Coordinate the implementation of SRC initiatives and projects. 
  • Lead the school through SRC, School Assemblies and Kindy Transitions.
  • Oversee the mentoring process of younger SRC students.
  • Organise lunch time activities for students.
  • Promote activities and events of the SRC to the student body and to the community.
  • Report on SRC events to the school community.
  • Work as a team to take action in response to issues.

STEM Leaders

Alfie B, Thomas, C, Spencer F, Charlotte F, Logan D, Oliver E, Sophia H, Kaden L, Beau H, Harry W, Jacob O, Scarlett C.

  • Be a positive role model in sharing knowledge and trying new things. 
  • Attend regular meetings to learn more about STEM. 
  • Offer ideas and opinions for how we can increase STEM activities in our school.
  • Work as a team to take action in response to issues identified within the school.
  • Plan and assist with Science Week activities in Term 3.
  • Coordinate and manage lunch time activities – eg Coding Club, Minecraft.
  • Undertake and compete in STEM challenges / competitions.

Gratitude Leaders

Lily C, Autumn F, Leon G, Thea W, Trai A, Ella C, Jacob G, Isra R, Hayden T, Zoey V, Jay B.

In your role as a Gratitude Leader, you will:

  • Be a positive role model.
  • Offer ideas and opinions for how we can improve our school and look at what is working well.
  • Plan and implement a group gratitude project 
  • Assist with the organisation of whole school days of gratitude.
  • Assist in buddy class activities.
  • Assist with recess and lunchtime clubs to support younger students in social situations.
  • Coordinate all the publicity and promotion of activities and events to the student body and to the community.

We look forward to our leadership teams making positive and productive contributions to the school community.

Janine McKay, Student Wellbeing Leader

Student Representative Council (SRC)

The Student Representative Council (SRC) at Craigburn Primary School is an important body that represents the voices of students across the school to promote their engagement and participation in school life.

Students in Years 1 to 5 were given the opportunity to nominate for SRC this year by giving a short speech to their classmates outlining what they would do if chosen to represent their class as a representative. We would like to commend all students who applied and delivered their speeches, which demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting their fellow students..

Unfortunately, not every student could be elected to a SRC role. While not being elected can be a disappointing experience, there will be many other opportunities for students to participate in projects and activities –  led and facilitated by senior students throughout the school year.

We would like to congratulate the following students who were elected as this year’s representatives.

  • Year 1 E25 Ms Pip – Elise F and Jack Mc
  • Year 1 E24 Ms Crystal – Levi W, Ava H
  • Year 2 A1 Mrs Bower / Mrs Brooke – Scarlett B, Fletcher O
  • Year 2 A3 Mrs Wright / Mrs Dean – Theo H, Lara D
  • Year 2/3 A 6 Miss Bremner – Zahara S, Gwen R
  • Year 3 C14 Mrs Khalaf, Ms MacMahon – Atlas B, Maddie D
  • Year 3 C15 Miss Humphries – April W, Neive D
  • Year 4 C16 Mrs Hepworth – Natalie H, Chloe T
  • Year 4 C17 Miss Somerset, Miss Fischer – Oliver S, Emily H
  • Year 4/5 B13 Mr Fergusson – Amala F, Poppy S
  • Year 5 B11 – Mr Webster – Taylor H, Sanya M

All Year 6 student leaders and SRC leaders will be presented with their leadership badges at a whole school assembly on Wednesday afternoon and participate in an induction / training session on Friday afternoon.

Janine McKay, Student Wellbeing Leader

NAPLAN – Years 3 and 5

Last Tuesday, students in Years 3 and 5 participated in the NAPLAN trial tests in preparation for NAPLAN to formally commence on Wednesday 13th March. 

NAPLAN Schedule

NAPLAN is the annual national assessment for all students in Years 3, 5, 7, & 9 and will begin on Wednesday 13th March, and continue throughout the week following into the next week. 

Our students will commence their NAPLAN testing on Wednesday 13th with the Writing test. Students who are unable to sit the Writing test on Wednesday only have the provision to catch up on the following day. On Thursday 14th, students will sit the Reading test, Friday 15th – Language and Conventions and finish off with Numeracy on Monday 18th March. The rest of the week will be used for students who have missed any of the tests to catch up.

Please ensure your child attends school on these dates, after a good night’s sleep and healthy breakfast in the morning.

Information for NAPLAN parents and carers

Information about withdrawal from the test(s) 

Withdrawals are intended to address issues such as religious beliefs and philosophical objections to testing. Participation by all students is expected; however, in certain circumstances students may be withdrawn from the testing program by their parent/carer. Ultimately, this is a decision for parents/carers but is best done in collaboration with the school. If you wish to withdraw your child, a request form must be submitted by Tuesday 12th March. Withdarawal forms are available at the front office.

Useful Tips for Parents

Kidspot – How to help your child with exam anxiety leading up to NAPLAN

Friendly Reminders

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.

​​Safety, Traffic and Parking

A friendly reminder to families to please follow local council parking rules, especially when using the ‘drop-off and pick-up’ zones on Murrays Hill Rd and Heath Lane. Please, also be considerate of local residents when parking close to the school for any length of time. Please also note:

  • Local Council Rangers often attend schools unexpectedly to monitor school zones and will issue infringement notices as they deem appropriate. 
  • Vehicles entering the drop off / pick up zone off Murrays Hill must continue through the zone if a temporary parking space is unavailable – this prevents traffic building up on Murrays Hill Rd.
  • The staff car park is not to be used for the drop off and pick up of children as doing so is dangerous and causes congestion – unless using the disability access park and displaying a permit.
  • We ask parents to refrain from parking in the staff car park after 7.30am in the morning and before 5.00pm in the afternoon. If accessing OSHC please temporarily park in the drop off / pick up zone.
  • Please contact the front office for emergency access.

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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