School News 

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.

SAHMRI donations

The 4/5 and 5/6 classes have been the given the opportunity to visit the SAHMRI building and to participate in some hands-on experiments. Agnes Arthur (parent to Patrick Arthur in the 5/6 class) is a stem cell scientist and a lecturer at the University of Adelaide. The lab she works in is located at SAHMRI. She also runs the PHD student program and has organised experiments with her PHD students.  What a great opportunity for us! Thanks Agnes.


 SAHMRI is generously supporting this excursion, if you would like to support SAHMRI and the research happening in the building you are welcome to make a donation.

Waste Free Wednesdays

Waste Free Wednesdays is underway. It was fantastic seeing so many students bringing waste free lunchboxes and the excitement with students. Keep working hard to see if we can get to 100% waste free days! 

Please remember to reach our goals we are looking for:

  • Packing recess and lunch with no waste (no single-use packaging and wrapping) 
  • Only using reusable containers, like those below      


We know most families have reusable lunchbox containers at home and don’t expect anyone to buy anything new. Just use what you have. Beeswax wraps, small containers, bento boxes, sandwich containers all work well. And don't forget, fruit like banana and mandarins come with their very own compostable wrapping 🙂   

Each class will record the amount of lunch boxes waste-free each week, and the class with the least waste wins a prize at the end of term.  

We thank you for your support! 

The Green Team

Calling all artists and local businesses 

  • you could donate a piece of work to be auctioned off. 
  • you could donate a product to be auctioned off. 
  • you could donate food or wine. 
  • You could donate a voucher or experience at your venue.
  • you could offer a meal, tour or other experience at your business or venue that will be auctioned off.
  • you might like to donate directly to the fundraising activity or find another way of supporting the school with in-kind support throughout the year. 


If you are able to donate an artwork or other item, or help in other ways, please contact P and F at





CHECK: Covid measures 

Here are the current recommendations from the Department for Education:  

COVID safe measures

  • All students and staff must stay home if unwell, even mildly. If students become unwell at school, we are unable to care for them here and we will be contacting you to collect them asap. Please have a plan in place for someone who can collect your child within a half hour. 
  • We still need to record all cases of COVID; please let us know asap if your child tests positive by either RAT or PCR test. 
  • We will be maximising ventilation by leaving doors/windows open, using air conditioning and fans, and keeping doors and windows open. 
  • Adults will practise physical distancing where possible. 
  • We will continue to practise and promote hand and respiratory hygiene. Hand sanitiser will be provided for regular use, and disposable masks.
  • Students who have tested positive to Covid must stay home for 5 days from the date of the test. They can then return to school as long as they are free of symptoms. We ask siblings of students who have tested positive to wear a mask at school if they are able, to reduce the chance of infection. 

Face masks

  • Adults and children in Years 3-6 can choose to wear masks inside, to minimise the risk of infection; we are now leaving this up to individual discretion. 
  • If there is a known case in the family of a child in any class, we are encouraging the adults and children in that class to all wear masks during the infectious period. 

Pick up and drop off

  • In the morning please continue to drop children off at one of the entrances to the school grounds, and allow them to make their own way to their classrooms. If you need to speak to your child’s teacher, please make contact through the SeeSaw app. 
  • We are now welcoming families to come into the yard at the end of the day. Please come into the school grounds to wait rather than waiting in the roadway, for child safety. Thank you!