The Weekly Wrap 2024 – Term 2 Week 9 – 2024

Thank you for taking the time to read through this week’s wrap.

A special shout out and thanks to our Friends of Craigburn parent team who have been busy organising many fun and engaging community events, which have recently included the Movie Fundraiser and this week’s Oodie / Hoodie Day.

Friends of Craigburn News

Cosy Up for a Warm and Snuggly Day on Wednesday! ❄️☕️

As the temperatures drop along with the wet weather this week , we remind everyone to come to school on Wednesday in their cosiest attire—whether it’s an Oodie, hoodie, dressing gown, or even wrapped in a favourite blanket, beanie, or scarf – over your school uniform.

To keep the warmth going, we’re offering a delicious hot chocolate and marshmallow treat for everyone. 

Full details here – Oodie / Hoodie – Hot Chocolate Day – Wednesday 26 June 2024

Movie Fundraiser – Inside Out 2 – Thank You

On behalf of the Friends of Craigburn, we would like to say a massive THANK YOU to those who attended the Inside Out 2 Movie Fundraiser last weekend.

It was so much fun and great to see everyone enjoying themselves.

Thank you to everyone who played along with the Memory Ball Guessing Game. It was fantastic watching all the children and their family/friends trying to work out how many were in the jar 🙂 

The winner was Ryder McMaster who guessed 220.

Runner-up was Henry Manna who guessed 217.

The total number of balls was 219. Well done to everyone involved.

As always, we appreciate your support.

Tamara on behalf of the Friends of Craigburn

News from our Student Representative Council (SRC)

Casual Clothes Day – Friday 5 June

After each class voted, the student body decided that at the end of term 2 we will have a Casual Clothes Day fundraiser to raise lots of money for the Kids Cancer Council. The money raised will be used to provide vital scientific research to develop better treatment for all children with cancer and also helps families affected by childhood cancers.

Please come dressed in Casual clothes on Friday 5th of July and bring a gold coin donation to raise money for Kids Cancer Council.

Last Call – Life Education – Parent Information Session – Tuesday 25 June

‘Life Ed’ will be visiting Craigburn in Weeks 9 and 10, delivering the ‘Talk About It’ program for students in Years 4-6. The program focuses on healthy relationships, including information on physical growth, emotional changes during puberty, and self-concept development. It aligns with the latest Australian Health and Physical Education curriculum and addresses the need for comprehensive education in sexuality, identity, and relationships.

***A reminder that Life Education (Life Ed) are offering a parent information session on Tuesday 25 June at 6.00pm at school, providing information on the content of the ‘Talk About It’ lessons – please book via the front office – email or in person.

Life Ed has been delivering quality health programs for over 40 years, promoting the vision of “Healthy Australians living to their full potential.” These programs empower young people to make informed, healthy life choices.

International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)

A wonderful opportunity for students in Years 2-6 to take on an academic challenge. The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) is an online academic competition that is designed to assess students’ higher order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science, Writing, Spelling Bee and Digital Technologies.

Full entry details here – The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools – ICAS

A Musical Celebration: Thanks to APHS Band and Bravo to Our School Choir!

A big thank you to the Aberfoyle Park High School (APHS) Band for their fantastic performance on Thursday! Their visit filled our school with wonderful music and energy.

We also want to celebrate our talented school choir, who joined the APHS Band and gave a beautiful showcase of their skills. Our choir is hard at work rehearsing for the upcoming Festival of Music, and their performance was a wonderful preview of the amazing talent we have here at our school. Keep up the great work, and we can’t wait to see our choir perform at the Festival Theatre in September. 

Special thanks to Jimmy Marin (Performing Arts Teacher) for coordinating the performance.

School Sports Update 

Weekend Netball Results

Year 3/4 Craigburn 

Craigburn Blue V Glen Osmond 8-14

A more challenging game for the year 3/4 team this morning against Glen Osmond with some great competition. Very proud of the team work from all the girls, working so well together putting up some great pressure and defence.

Emma – Coach

Year 5/6 Craigburn 

A big CONGRATULATIONS goes to our Y5/6 netball girls for their first win of the season! Our team walked away with a fantastic win of 15-4 over Glen Osmond.

Shout out to our cheer and support crew (parents!) on the sidelines – you were incredible! They were cheering on both teams who up until today, hadn’t won any games yet this season.

Our Y5/6 girls displayed fantastic strategy, skills and teamwork on and off the court (we’re still working on reducing those lob passes though!) GOOOOOO Craigburn! 

Annika & Karen – Y5/6 Coaches

Weekday Basketball

Great to see our Year 3 basketball team in action on Tuesday afternoon as part of the local school’s competition at the Blackwood Recreation Centre. It was inspiring to see each and every player encouraging one another and sharing the ball – making some great plays. Well done – all played well and great coaching Mick. 

Friendly Reminders

Finance Update – $200 discount on M and S Discount for 2025

As part of the 2024-25 State Budget, eligible families with school-aged children will receive a $200 discount per child on their public school’s materials and services charge for 2025. This is double the discount provided for 2022, 2023 and 2024. Please refer to the attached letter, which was also emailed to families last week.

Moving School in 2025?

To support our staff and class planning for 2025, should your child/ren be leaving Craigburn Primary School (aside from current Year 6s) to attend another school next year, please notify us via the front office. Thank you.

Reception Enrolments for 2025 

As we are nearing the midpoint of the school year, we are starting to look at our Reception Enrolments for 2025. If you are a new family to Craigburn and would like to register interest for a child starting Reception in 2025, please contact the Front Office for a Registration of Interest form.

Change of Contact Details

To help us keep up to date with family and emergency contact details please contact the front office with any change of contact details.

Lost Property 

The lost property storage area adjacent to the canteen is beginning to overflow.  When at school, please take a moment to check for any missing items.

Student Free Days / School Closure

The following dates have been endorsed by the Governing Council:

Remaining Student Free Days

  • 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)

Recent Posts 

Yearly Planner 2024

Term 2

  • Governing Council Meeting – Monday 24 June
  • Life Education – Parent Education session – Tuesday 25 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
  • School Photo Day – Tuesday 13 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 7 Graduation – Wednesday 11 December
  • End of Term / School Year – Friday 13 December