The Weekly Wrap – Term 2 Week 1 – 2024

Welcome back to Term 2, we hope all students, staff and families enjoyed a restful holiday break. A special welcome to new students and families who are joining us for the first time.

Term 2 promises to be another busy term, beginning  with Swimming Week for the Reception to Year 2/3 students at the SA Aquatic Centre, Marion. As always, we appreciate the support from parents who are able to volunteer their time to assist us in meeting supervision ratios to and from the swimming centre. Please check in with the latest post for more information – Swimming Week 2023 – Reception – Year 2/3 Classes. 

Thank you to families who attended their child’s/children’s student-led conference/s at the end of Term 1. If you were unable to meet with your child’s teacher for a conference, please contact them to arrange a suitable time to meet this term.

Please keep in touch with our Craigburn Connections blog posts and school emails to stay informed and updated with school news and Term 2 programs and events, including:  Winter Sports (Netball, Soccer, Basketball), SAPSASA Events – Cross Country, Mother’s Day Stall / Breakfast, to name just a few. 

We are looking forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday.

Good luck Frau Smith

Frau (Carly) Smith, our German teacher, will be on leave from Week 2 through to the end of Week 5 this term. Carly has received a scholarship to attend the Goethe Institute’s study tour to Germany, where she will participate in a comprehensive intensive language course and cultural program. 

This is a wonderful professional learning opportunity for Carly, which will further add to the enriching German language program she provides to students at Craigburn. We wish Carly a safe and rewarding trip to Germany. Jodie Fischer and Natalie Shearer take the German classes while Carly is away.

School Group Tours – Registration of Interest for 2025

The following dates have been scheduled for school group tours. School group tours enable 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 contact us by web, phone or email to register your interest in attending one of the dates listed below.

  • Wednesday 8th May – 9.15am to 10.30am
  • Thursday 23rd May – 9.15am to 10.30am
  • Friday 28th June – 9.15am to 10.30am

Registration of Interest forms to register interest in enrolling your child/ren for 2025 can be obtained by contacting the front office by phone or email.

Families residing within the Craigburn Primary School zone and / or who have a child/ren currently enrolled at Craigburn are given priority placement.

Please note:

Friendly Reminders

Mother’s Day Stall and Breakfast

Student Free Days / School Closure

The following dates have been 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.

Student Information Details

  • It is important that we have up to date student information including current contact details for all families – home addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, emergency contacts, shared care arrangements and any other relevant information for our school records.
  • This information is particularly important for our Year 6 cohort where address details are required for secondary school transition. 
  • If you have changed any of your contact details or are unsure of the details we have on our database, please contact us by phone 82704144 or email
  • Any change of address details requires proof in writing.
  • During the year, if you have any changes to your contact details, please communicate these to us asap. 

Staff Car Park, The Drop Off and Pick Up Zones and Local Traffic

  • A friendly reminder that the staff car park is for staff only and for families displaying a ‘disability parking permit’.
  • Keeping all children safe is our priority, so please do not use the staff car park to drop or collect children, unless pre-arranged with the front office.
  • The Drop Off and Pick Up Zones (Murrays Hill Rd and Heath Lane) display signage informing motorists that parking in the Zones are restricted to 2 minutes from 3.00 to 3.30pm. These traffic controls, put in place by the City of Onkaparinga are designed to support traffic flow and minimise traffic congestion on Murrays Hill Rd prior to school dismissal. 
  • Traffic rangers visit schools (mostly without notice) to monitor these zones, and will issue infringement notices when appropriate. Parents and friends who arrive early for pick up are encouraged to find suitable off-street parking and arrange a location to safely meet their child/ren.

Recent Posts 

Yearly Planner 2024

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
  • Walk 2 School Safely Day – Friday 10 May
  • Southern Heights Cross Country – Tuesday 14 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
  • Year 6 Graduation – Wednesday 11 December
  • End of Term / Year – Friday 13 December