The Weekly Wrap – Term 1 Week 9 – 2024

It was wonderful to see students and classes coming together to celebrate Harmony Day / Week to promote inclusion and celebrate cultural diversity within our community. Special thanks to Mrs McKay, Frau Smith and our SRC leaders for organising and running an excellent assembly.

To Note 

Swimming Week

As per the email sent out Friday, the Swimming Week times have been updated – details here.

Early Dismissals

We are guided by the Department’s Early Dismissal procedure to dismiss students (who have parental consent), 1 hour prior to normal dismissal on the following occasions.

  • on the last day of each school term
  • on a school sports day
  • the day before the Easter holiday break

Due to the number of students attending swimming lessons and Sapsasa Athletics on Thursday, and not returning to school until late on the day, there will not be an early dismissal on Thursday (before Easter). However, 1 hour early dismissals will occur on:

  • Sports Day, Friday 5th April and,
  • the last day of term 1, Friday 12th April.

Easter Raffle

Thank you to the families who have donated to our annual Easter raffle, which will be drawn on Thursday 28th March. We continue to welcome donations for the raffle and ask that these are dropped to the front office by Wednesday 27th March. Extra raffle tickets can be picked up from the front office.

Student-Led Conferences 

A reminder that student-led conferences begin next week after the Easter long weekend. Please follow the steps outlined in the student-led conferences post to book a conference time with your child/ren’s teacher/s. 

Gastro Cases

A number of Gastroenteritis cases have been reported within our school community. We ask families to refer to the advice from SA Health and monitor your child for any symptoms. Please note, the infectious period for Viral Gastroenteritis is during illness and for at least 24 hours after symptoms have disappeared.

Sports Day

Sports Day is not far away – scheduled on Friday 5th April. Our Be Active Leaders in Year 6 have been busy working closely with our sports teacher, Mrs Pettman, to take the lead in organising the health hustle and team chants. 

As always, we appreciate families and friends taking the time to join us on the day for lots of fun and excitement. We also encourage parents to help out on the day with the sausage sizzle and cake stall. Please contact the front office if you can help out for 30min or so.

Sports Day information and the program booklet can now be accessed here. A useful idea is to download the PDF booklet on your mobile device for easy access on the day.

Thank you to our PE teacher, Karen Pettman, for coordinating the Day, which we are sure will be an enjoyable event for our community. Please note, the early dismissal time of 2.10pm.

Car Parking

In the lead up to Sports Day, we remind all parents, carers and extended families and friends of the importance of road safety and parking around the school. We also remind everyone that Rangers from the local council visit schools at random times to check that parking regulations are adhered to on occasions such as sports days. A reminder too, that car parking by parents is not permitted on school grounds unless needing to use the disabled parking space or in an emergency. Thank you for your support.

Friendly Reminders

Student Free Days / School Closure 

The following days / dates have been recently endorsed by the Governing Council.

Student Free Days

  • Tuesday 11th June – after long weekend – Term 2 Week 7
  • Friday 9th August – Term 3 Week 3 
  • Monday 25th November – Term 4 Week 7

School Closure 

  • Monday 2nd September – Term 3 Week 7 (Royal Adelaide Show)

Early Morning Arrival

Students are allowed to start arriving at school from 8:30am, unless attending OSHC. Students who are on the school grounds before 8.30am will be directed to the front office as teachers are not on duty prior to this time. The school siren sounds at 8.50am indicating all students need to be in their classrooms ready to start the day.

Recent Posts 

Yearly Planner

Term 1

  • Year 3-5 Swimming – from Monday 25th – Thursday 28th March
  • Year 6 Aquatics – Wednesday 27th March
  • Sapsasa District Athletics Day – Thursday 28th March
  • Good Friday / Easter Monday Public Holidays – Friday 29th March / Monday 1st April
  • Student Led Conferences – Tuesday 2nd April – Wednesday 10th April
  • Sports Day – Friday 5th April
  • Reception – Year 2/3 Swimming – Monday 29th April – Friday 3rd May

Term 2

  • Term 2 Starts – Monday 29 April
  • Swimming Week Reception to Year 2/3 – Monday 29 April – Friday 3 May
  • School Group Tour – Wednesday 8 May
  • Mother’s Day Stall – Thursday 9 May
  • Mother’s Day Breakfast – Friday 10 May
  • Southern Heights Cross Country – Tuesday 14 May
  • Walk 2 School Safely Day – Friday 17 May
  • National Volunteer Week – Monday 20 May
  • Governing Council Meeting – Monday 20 May 
  • School Group Tour – Thursday 23 May
  • Reconciliation Week – Monday 27 May
  • Monarch’s Official Birthday – Public Holiday – Monday 10 June
  • Student Free Day – Tuesday 11 June
  • Mid-year Reception Transition 1 – Wednesday 12 June
  • Governing Council Meeting – Monday 24 June
  • Mid-year Reception Transition 2 – Wednesday 26 June
  • Mid-year Reception Transition 3 – Wednesday 3 July 
  • End of Term – Friday 5 July – Early Dismissal

Term 3 

  • Term 3 Starts – Monday 22 July
  • Student Free Day – Friday 9 August
  • Governing Council Meeting – Monday 12 August
  • National Science Week – Monday 12 August
  • Book Week Parade – Friday 23 August
  • Father’s Day Stall – Thursday 29 August
  • Father’s Day Breakfast – Friday 30 August
  • School Closure Day – Monday 2 September
  • Premier’s Challenges End – Friday 6 September
  • RUOK Day – Thursday 12 September
  • Governing Council Meeting – Monday 16 September
  • End of Term – Friday 27 September – Early Dismissal

Term 4

  • Term 4 Starts – Monday 14 October
  • World Teachers Day – Friday 25 October
  • Governing Council Meeting – Monday 28 October 
  • Year 4/5 Camp – Monday 28 – Wednesday 30 October
  • Year 6 Camp – Monday 4 – Wednesday 6 November
  • Melbourne Cup Day – Tuesday 5 November
  • Remembrance Day – School – Monday 11 November
  • Reception Transition 1 – Wednesday 13 November
  • Governing Council Meeting – Monday 18 November 
  • Reception Transition 2 – Wednesday 20 November
  • Student Free Day – Monday 25 November
  • Reception Transition 3 – Wednesday 27 November
  • Celebration Night – Monday 9 December