Term 2 2020 | Week 3

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News from the Principal

Welcome to Term 2. I trust you made the very best of a difficult situation due to COVID - 19. We are hopeful school will look different than it recently has in the near future. I  receive updates from The Health Department through my Education Director on a daily basis outlining where we sit as an organisation moving forward.

 The consistent message remains the same.

 · Practice social distancing

· Wash hands regularly

· School to be cleaned twice a day

· Playgrounds to be disinfected daily.

· Restrict the number of adults accessing foyers, classrooms and the school grounds.

These restrictions and actions remain active for the foreseeable future. I will keep community updated when new information can be shared.

Yesterday at The Whyalla Partnership Leadership meeting (where all school Principals come together), the topic of year 7 to 8 transition was raised. Information is being collated and will be forwarded to all families of year 7 students very soon. This will be distributed to your child.

This year we have initiated a program called Read, Write Inc. I am excited at the progress  many students have achieved during the short time teachers have been delivering the program. Congratulations to all involved.

This week we have averaged 75% attendance rate. This is up from weeks 1 and 2. We look forward to having all students attending in the near future.

Bryan Rotherham,


Senior Leader Literacy

Welcome back to Term 2, and what an interesting start to the term we have had.  Our staff have been working extremely hard to keep things as close to normal as possible.  They have adapted to both face to face teaching and providing online and take-home learning opportunities for our students.

As you know a big part of our Literacy program this year is Read, Write Inc.  We are currently undertaking our first round of testing since we began using this program in Rooms 1 - 6 and are looking forward to seeing how far our students have come.

Rooms 10-13 will begin implementing the Language and Literacy and Spelling programs associated with this program as well this term.  They will be working with myself and Maddie McArthur (from Regional Office) to begin this process next week.

Thank you

Jodie Turpin

Senior Leader Numeracy

Numeracy and the Australian Curriculum

 One of the ways that Numeracy is addressed in the Australian Curriculum is through the proficiencies.  There are four proficiencies – fluency, understanding, reasoning and problem solving.  These are the skills that underpin our Numeracy program and support students in developing their skills in mathematics. 

Fluency is the ability to recall facts and concepts accurately and confidently.  When we are fluent in mathematics, we can readily choose and use effective strategies to solve problems. 

We demonstrate understanding when we are able to connect and apply new concepts in our learning.

We use reasoning when we are able to explain our mathematical thinking and the processes we are using. 

Problem Solving is when we use a range of mathematical strategies and skills to solve unfamiliar problems.

We cover these proficiencies in a variety of ways.  Daily warm ups help students to build their fluency and consolidate understanding.  Our Maths blocks provide opportunities for students to develop their skills across all the proficiencies.  Throughout other subject areas, students have opportunities to apply and consolidate their problem solving skills, consolidating and applying their learning in Mathematics.   

Mrs Kleinrahm


Student Wellbeing Leader News

Hi all,

Welcome back to Term two!

COVID-19 is obviously a topic that children are dealing with at the moment and it’s important we, as schools, educators, parents and caregivers are making sure that we support our children’s emotional wellbeing at this time. You as parents and caregivers can do this by simply talking to your child(ren) about COVID-19. Talking with children about COVID-19 will help you and your children come together to make sense of how the virus is impacting your family.

Talking can help children make sense of what they have been seeing, hearing and feeling. Promote hope by sharing information about the actions being taken in the community and at home to respond to COVID-19 and its implications. A great website to check out for support on how to talk to your child(ren) about COVID-19 is https://emergingminds.com.au.

Long Street Primary School would like to thank the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation for their kind donation to the school. With the donation we were able to help families in need with purchasing school supplies, and continuing to fund our student wellbeing program.

The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation has been delivering Back to School vouchers on the Eyre Peninsula since 2009. This year Long Street Primary School was lucky enough to receive some. The vouchers are used for notebooks, pens and pencils, uniforms, shoes and socks, lunchboxes and school bags.

If you want to find out more about the EPCF please check out the website https://www.epcf.com.au 

 Becc O’Neil





Term 1, Week 6

Room 1

Willow Sleep

Room 6

Mason Buttifant

Sarah Camplin

Room 2

Brockee Holden

Maddison Manfield

Room 10

Ruby Upton

Peter Daley

Room 3

Braxton Jeromin

Sophia Mercer

Room 11

Tahneeah Wilton-Ahkee

Billie Dunn

Room 4

Ruby Green

Xavier Miller

Room 12

Sophie Papadontas

Dean Somerville

Room 5

Ruby Jones

Hemi-Linkin Gale

Room 13

Sofie Collier

Tiannah Edwards

Diary Dates


Monday 8thQueen's Birthday Public Holiday
Friday 3rd

Last Day of Term 

2.10pm finish

What's Happening in ........

......Room 12?

This term in Room 12, we have been looking at forms of poetry in English. One particular form of poetry we have focused on is shape poetry. Through the students learning the free-flowing structure of a shape poem, students created poems in the shape of poppies for the ANZACs. One student also created their shape poem to incorporate the Australian and New Zealand flags. These have now become our foyer display.

In Visual Art, students practiced their stippling, cross-hatching and hatching techniques to create shades in their artworks. Students then investigated the use of monochrome colours to create vivid artworks and the ways in which lines demonstrate their movements in the image. Using a range of these techniques students have created their own artworks incorporating any forms of symbolism where they found necessary.

The poppies displayed were created by Sophie P, Brianka R and Kiara M. The artworks have been created by Caitlin W and Tiga G.


Community Informaton

Message from our Chief Public Health Officer

Good Hygiene

What's the Difference?