A message from Troy   

 Book Week

Week 5 is Book Week and this year's theme is Read, Grow, Inspire.

Book Week is always exciting with lots of fun activities and a focus on the enjoyment of books and reading.

Friday 25 August is dress-up day and we will begin the day with our traditional Book Week parade to welcome all parents and grandparents. The theme for the parade is 'who do you want to be when you grow up?' No super heroes or Disney characters please!

After the parade we invite everyone to stay and participate in a 'reading picnic' around the school oval. Please bring along your picnic rugs and your favourite childhood book to share.


Readers Cup

What a night! A first for our school and a first in the history of Readers Cup.

We had both our teams come first and second. The girls' team (The Book Busters) Ada, Ila, Edith, Lucy, Elodie and Lara came second out of 11 teams. The other team (Da Boyz) Lucas, Patrick, Ethan, Benji and Finn scored the most to win. Their quiz scores (completed in Term two) combined with the performance score (completed last night) saw our two teams come out the winners. They were presented with the cup and vouchers donated by Matilda's Bookshop Stirling by author Amanda Graham. The night's performances were based on Amanda's book The Hats of Marvello

Well done to everyone,  a very entertaining night. 

Parent Engagement Survey

The parent engagement survey closes at midnight Sunday 27th August. This is a great opportunity to provide the school feedback on what you think we are doing well and what areas we need to improve on. As a site we look at this data and make adjustments for the remainder and following year. 


If you have been unable to locate the link, please use the one attached below to fill in the survey. 




SACA Cricket Clinic 

Students in Katie's, Kelly's, Sam's and Stephen's participated in a cricket clinic on Thursday morning. Students rotated through a range of small activities. Students were given information about how they can join their local cricket club if they would like to participate after school hours (please see flyer in community notices). Have a look at the tremendous action shots of our younger students. 


Over the first four weeks students have been participating in Footsteps every Wednesday. In these weeks students have been focusing on dance elements, choreography and performance skills. Here are some more images of our students. 

Lego League

Students have been very excited to start Lego League this term. This program involves robot design, robot coding, innovation challenge and developing teamwork skills. Students have begun developing the modules to begin coding the robot and brainstorming ideas for their innovation project. Students are working towards this work for their presentation day in Term 4. 

Staffing changes

As of the start of Week 5 we have some staffing changes. Margie will be returning from Long Service Leave and will resume as Principal. I will return to class on Tuesday/Wednesday as Science teacher and Friday as Year 1 teacher. We would like to thank Felicia Pudney for backfilling the Science role in the first four weeks as well as Isabel Richards who has been backfilling in Kelly's Year 1 class.


 We are excited to announce that Chris Oxenberry will be with us for the remainder of the term. We  are excited to have her continue to work with students across the school.


Thank you everyone for your support during the start of this term. I look forward to Margie returning and resuming my role in the classroom as well as continuing my work outside the classroom on curriculum development at Uraidla Primary School. 


Have a wonderful weekend.