Term 3 2019 | Week 6

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News from the Principal

Welcome to the Week 6 school newsletter. Many fabulous events have happened throughout the last 3 weeks. Huge congratulations for this year’s Book Week Parade. What an outstanding event highlighting fun and creativity. It was special seeing so many people dress up in their costumes including staff. For those students who didn't dress up I still want to thank you for taking part in the day. It was a wonderful day which was very well planned and promoted.

Recent toilet upgrades have begun in all toilet blocks. This work will take time. Contractors will close down one toilet block at a time and complete the work before moving on to the next block. Students will be given alternative toilets to use during this time. The painting has been finalised on the triple portable and looks fantastic. Work has commenced on the wellbeing space and will be concluded by the end of the term.

The asphalt Covered Outdoor Learning Area (COLA) has been approved at the first level which covers the engineering design of the structure. The second stage will be to go to tender and identify the total cost of the structure. Governing Council will make the final decision if we move ahead with the installation. I will keep you posted and inform the community once the final decision has been made.

Congratulations to our Year 1 students who have recently worked through The Year 1 Phonics Screening Test. The test confirms whether individual children have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. The test also identifies children who need extra support in developing their reading skills. We look forward to the results and implementing new initiatives for our students.

 A reminder that the school will be closed for a pupil free day on the 5th September and a school closure on the 6th September.

 Bryan Rotherham, Principal


Student Wellbeing Leader News

Later in the term, Long Street are participating in a Colour Run fundraiser. This will replace the usual fun run that we do around the grounds/asphalt. Please look out for any notes and correspondence coming home about this and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me with them. You should have received your sponsorship booklet, if you haven't please see Lisette. 

 A big thanks to everyone who made the effort to dress up and participate in Book Week 2019! I think it was our best one yet!

 If you’re traveling to Adelaide for the Adelaide show, drive safe and enjoy!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about your child(ren)’s attendance or social/emotional learning, please make an appointment to come and see me, or give me  call! 

Warm Regards,


Senior Leader News

Well done to everyone for celebrating Book Week with such style.  I am quite upset that I missed the parade, but loved seeing all of the photos!

We are getting ready to start using Read Write Inc. in our Junior Primary classes.  Our teachers have been trained and Mrs Janssen and Miss Knapton have been using some of the RWI concepts during their Literacy lessons.  The students are loving the different way to learn their sounds and improve their reading, it is great to see them enjoying their English lessons.

Miss B and myself attended a S.T.E.M. Early Years Conference earlier this week.  We have come back with a lot of ideas that we would like to bring to Long Street.  The main ideas being a more structured Investigations session for Foyer A and taking our Investigations sessions outside at least one day a week.  We hope that this will allow students a chance to learn about our environment and how we can preserve it for the future.

Jodie Turpin

Diary Dates



Thursday 5th September          Student Free Day 

Friday 6th September                School Closure Day

Wednesday 18th September    School Photo Day

Friday 20th September              Colour Run

Friday 27th                                    Last Day of Term 2.10pm Finish

Getting to know......

Mrs Utting


How long have you been teaching?

1.5 year, but I was in childcare for 17 years. 

What is your favourite subject to teach?

Literacy. Reading and Writing.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

I love to travel! There are too many places, San Torini in the Greek Islands.

If you could be any other occupation what would you be and why?

Librarian. Because I love books!


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

Rooom 1?

Last week the whole school celebrated Book Week! The students in Room 1 were very excited to show off their costumes during the parade and to see what the students in other classes dressed up as! We started the day off with Room 6 for buddy reading in the junior primary area!


Room 1 participated in many story book activities throughout the week. A particular favourite was our ‘Rhino’s Don’t Eat Pancakes’ activity. The front and back of the book was completely covered with paper so the children couldn’t see the pictures and I didn’t tell the students the name of the book! After listening to the story, the students had to design a front cover for the book and come up with their own title. Here are some photos of what the students came up with! They were very excited when the title and front cover was finally revealed to them!



Around our School

Book Week Parade Winners

Community Information

Woolworths new Discovery Garden Collection

We are very excited to hear that Woolworths will be offering seeds as their new promotional giveaway.  If you shop at Woolworths, and won’t be collecting these for yourself, or have spares once you do start collecting, we would be grateful if you could donate them to the school.  We would love to use the seeds in our garden beds and, if they come with information on the plant species or recipes to use the plants in, use these as we watch the plants grow or cook with them in our STEM Room.

Thank you


Our fabulous STEM Café, managed by the wonderful Sandra, is a Governing Council run service funded entirely by sales made by our school community, so it relies solely on your support.

We would like to encourage all families to continue to use the STEM Café for all your yummy lunch and recess needs.

 If you don’t already have a menu, they can be collected from the front office, or viewed on our website. Also keep an eye out for specials that are run from time to time.

 Long Street thanks everybody for their support of our STEM Café.