A busy, creative term!
The term continues to roll along at a cracking pace. We are all enjoying the lovely weather and the opportunities for outside learning that this provides. We're excited too about the Uraidla Show this weekend at the Showgrounds and in our own school yard. All of the students have entered at least one piece of work in the Show, which fits in well with our term theme of creative, under the banner of Fly in our motto Learn Stand Give Fly.
Ask your child to take you to see their work on Sunday, and don't forget to visit the Parents and Friends' stall at the gym to buy cake and coffee (from our new industrial standard espresso machine), or to create beautiful dipped candles with your children. Today our Senior students have been busy all day helping to set up, and they have made an impressive creative banner to represent our school. See you at the Show!
More yard improvements
Once again Darren Bond has been weaving his magic, this time with a new stone amphitheatre and storytelling circle near the Willow Playground. Talk about 'creative'! This is another element of our 2019 Grounds Masterplan now completed, and will be a great space for outdoor learning, for storytelling, for children's imaginative play and for the community to gather.
A huge THANK YOU to Carey Gully Sandstone for donating all of the stone for this project to our school. You can visit their website to find out about their beautiful stone through the following link: Carey Gully Sandstone - South Australian Sandstone
Welcome Troy, our new Assistant Principal
I'm really happy to announce that we have appointed our new Assistant Principal Troy Welfare, who will be working with us to support teaching and learning 2022-2024. We're really looking forward to working with Troy and I know you will make him feel very welcome next year. Here is a brief bio by Troy:
My name is Troy Welfare. I started my teaching career working in Port Augusta for seven years teaching R-7 and as a Mathematics Coordinator. The past two years I have been working at Mount Barker South Primary School as a year 4/5 teacher and a Mathematics Facilitator. I currently live in Mount Barker with my wife Lisa and my one-and-a-half-year-old son Jasper. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and working with the school community at Uraidla for the next three years.
Welcome back to the school yard and assemblies
We're really pleased that COVID restrictions have been eased and that we are now able to welcome parents and carers back into the school grounds after school, and to attend our assembles. Please see the detailed information under the title COVID Restrictions on the 'School News' page.
It's been terrific to see our Lego League team creating their robots and coding them to solve the set challenges. They are showing strong teamwork and creativity, well done team!
Next week on November 11 at 10:50 am we will be gathering around the monument at the Uraidla District Soldiers Memorial Park on Swamp Road for Remembrance Day. We will be holding a short ceremony to honour those who have fought in wars to keep us safe. If you would like to join us you are most welcome.
Cyber safety evening
It was terrific to see so many families attend our Cyber Safe families presentation on Tuesday evening. Over 35 parents and carers attended and learned how to keep their children safe online. Feedback from those who attended was very positive and we hope to hold this again another year.
Thank you to the Parents and Friends who hosted a wine tasting experience at the event, linked to their wine fundraiser. We enjoyed being able to gather and socialise after COVID restrictions put a stop to many of our regular events. If you would like to order wine you can compete the form below and drop it in to the front office or email to Longview wineries by Tuesday 9 November.
Thank you from the Hut Food Pantry
Last term we asked families to donate non-perishable goods to the Hut Food Pantry. I received this lovely thank you letter I thought I'd pass on to you all:
Thank you so very much for supporting us with your wonderful food donation. Our Food
Pantry program has developed quite significantly over the past year and we have now supported more than a hundred local families.
We sincerely appreciate the contribution of non-perishable items, it makes our budget stretch that much further and it’s wonderful for our clients to receive some variety.
Hayley Everuss, The Hut Community Centre
Just a final reminder that there is no school on Monday. This is our annual school closure day, to allow everyone a day of rest following the Uraidla Show. We'll look forward to seeing everyone back here on Tuesday. Have a great weekend!