Term 4 Week 6 2022

What's Happening?

Term Dates 2022

Term 417th October to 16th December
5th - 7th DecemberMiddle Primary Camp
13th DecemberYear 6 Graduation
14th DecemberClass Party and 2023 Class Move
15th DecemberSports Day
16th DecemberYear 6 Assembly
16th DecemberLast day of term- early dismissal 2:05pm

Kindy Transition Times 2022 Term 4

Week 7Friday 2nd December8:50am to 1:30pm
Week 8Friday 9th December8:50am to 2:30pm

From the Principal

Dear Families,

It has been a very busy few weeks since our last newsletter. The rain finally subsided allowing us the opportunity to enjoy some sunshine and host our ‘Family Movie Night’ concert. The day was filled with excitement from our students as they finally got to practice on stage with that fabulous large screen TV as the backdrop. Students also got to see performances from other classes during rehearsal and we finally got the feeling that things were coming together as originally planned. Before the concert element of our Family Movie Night we welcomed so many parents and grandparents to the school who all appeared very pleased to be on site enjoying the company of other families, having a bite to eat and perusing the stalls. We forgot to be at the gates to collect tickets and handout the Sing-a-Long books but in the end it didn’t matter. Some students and I used this as a good opportunity to personally greet families, and I got to hear stories from many old scholars who could remember when the road ran through the school, when there were two classrooms in the admin block, buildings on the asphalt, original location of the school bell etc etc. Lots of fond memories for many who now have their grandchildren attending the school.

The highlight of the evening of course was the performances of our students. Every class performed with enthusiasm despite the nerves in front of our very large audience. Congratulations to our students and particularly to Ms Emily Brown who has worked with the students to create energetic dance routines with lively music choices. Love a good Disney/Pixar tune! I would also like to make mention of our ‘sofa sitters’ who wonderfully compared the evening with their amusing one liners like, Aladdin doesn’t need a magic carpet when he can drive a lamborgenie! Thankyou Liam, Orson, Petra, Molly, Dylan, Sopie and Bailin. I would also like to thank Patrick and Jack who did an amazing job behind the scenes with the IT (music and screen images). Thank you teachers for supporting your students to practice their dance routines and a huge thank you to our SSOs who worked tireless behind the scenes with prop production, stalls, flyers etc.


We had a few tired students and staff the next day but thanks to Kelvin we all enjoyed an impromptu sausage sizzle at lunchtime to boost our energy levels in preparation for the Angaston Christmas Street Parade. Thank you to Ms Nicole Taylor for organizing the school’s participation in this event, and again to our enthusiastic students who marched and sang their way to the end of the parade. It was great to see many of our students marching with their sporting clubs, scouts etc. The community atmosphere was sensational.

SO with only two weeks left to the end of term and 23 sleeps until Santa visits we have a few things to wrap up!

End of Year School Reports will be sent home on Tuesday 13th December. Reports will be sent home in sealed envelopes addressed to parents. Student’s should not be opening reports until they are home with their parents. The report envelope will also contain a letter indicating your child’s new class and teacher for 2023. We create these classes in consultation with year level and specialist teachers, as well as considering feedback we receive from parents. The process of balancing classes, for a variety of reasons, is a complex task. Our aim is to create positive and productive class groupings, with priority put on placing each child with at least one friend from their classroom this year. As you can appreciate, once the class process is complete and announced to students and families changes are difficult to make without it causing a flow on effect to other students, friendship groups and class numbers.

‘Move Up’ day is Wednesday the 14th December. Students will visit with their new teacher from 9.15-10.15am to hear about the new school year ahead, and participate in some ‘getting to know you’ type activities. We will have eleven classes next year and at this stage most of our staffing for the 2023 school year has been finalised.

A reminder that Sports Day is on Thursday 15th December. There are no changes to the schedule previously sent home.

We have an assembly on the last day of term to acknowledge and farewell our year 6 students. As well, we are introducing year level student awards to acknowledge three students in each year level R-5 who have consistently demonstrated our motto of Be Safe Be Kind Work Hard throughout the year. Families of award recipients will be invited to attend the assembly. 

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” Coretta Scott King

Lynda Fitzpatrick-Brown

2022 Children's University Graduates

This year students from year 3 to year 6 were given the opportunity to participate in Children’s University. This program encourages students to undertake learning in their own time outside of school hours and record the number of hours they complete in their learning passport. It was wonderful to read the reflections and hear the learning that students took part in in their local sport and dance clubs, scout groups, local library, museum and art galleries to name a few. The students that graduated not only completed the required hours, but directed and took responsibility for their learning.

These students were invited to a graduation ceremony at Bonython Hall on Thursday 10th November to acknowledge and celebrate their achievements. I think the students would agree with me in saying it is a beautiful location to celebrate with their family and each other.

Congratulations to the following students on their achievements.

Students receiving the National Bronze Award for 30 hours:

Max C, Edith C, Skylar G,  Sophia G, Henry M, Maalia M, Mia K, Lara Y and Ruby W.

Students receiving the National Silver Award for 65 hours:

Lachlan E, Elsie F, Toby F, Zoe K, Amelia M and  Asuka S

Student receiving the National Gold Award for 100 hours: Adele S

Thank you to families that could make it to the ceremony and helping to celebrate their child/ children’s achievements. They represented Angaston Primary School to a high standard and employed the school moto of Work Hard in their learning.

I look forward to seeing more students graduate next year and fresh faces joining.

News From The German Room

 On Friday of week 5, the buddy classes of Goudie/Shields and Gniel put on the performance Die kleine Raupe Nimmersatt at our whole school assembly.

Congratulations to all students for a fantastic effort! A special mention to Tanner A. for reading our Acknowledgment of Country auf Deutsch (in German).

Alles Gute,

Frau Shields    


State Cricket Carnival

State Cricket Carnivals Well done to two of our Year 6 students who represented the Barossa and Light SAPSASA District at the State Cricket Carnivals in Adelaide recently. Bailin G represented the boys team and Briana T represented the Central Country girls combined team of Barossa/Gawler and the Riverland districts. Both students put in fantastic performances and learnt so much from the valuable experience.

Well done to all involved, everyone at Angaston PS are extremely proud of your efforts. 😊  

Yours in Sport

Mr Matt Bradley

Health/PE Teacher

Nat's Notes

We’ve been cooking up a storm in the school kitchen with pasties, sausage rolls and brownies on the menu. The students always amaze me with their enthusiasm and are always so proud of their cook. 

Sausage Roll Shenanigans with Mr Burne’s class. 

Brownie “am I in heaven” fun with Mrs Goudie’s class. 

Week 5 the Year 6’s headed to Nuriootpa Primary for our Hang 6 on Tour Transition to High School session run by SMG. We were joined by a bunch of other Year 6’s from around the Barossa for a fun and interactive afternoon aimed at answering all the questions of the big next step to High School. 

Wow … high school! Not long now Year 6’s. 


Christmas is almost here and although I wasn’t here for the Christmas parade - I was so happy to play a part in our Angaston Primary School Christmas Tree, a big thank you to all our student helpers and to Kel and Faye for your blood, sweat and tears ha ha.

Christmas carols,, elf antics and Christmas dress is evident around the yard it definitely brings a smile to my face and warms my heart. 

Enjoy the sunshine ☀️ yay!

Nat x 

VOLUNTEERS- Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect Training

To work or volunteer with children and young people in education settings you must do training about your child protection responsibilities. This training is called Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care (RRHAN-EC), and it outlines your child protection role as a team member in education.

The RRHAN-EC training consists of:

  • A 2-hour Fundamentals Course (online, self-paced without a trainer)
  • Course type: Online, self-paced through the Department for Education’s Plink site.

    You can register and complete this course any time

    Length: 2 hours

    Cost: Free

    To register for a RRHAN-EC course:

  • Create a Plink account here. If you already have an account, you can log in.
  • Once logged in, you will arrive at your ‘home’ page.
  • Scroll down and select the RRHAN-EC course that applies to you. Hint: Make sure you read the titles and descriptions carefully!
  • Select ‘register.’
  • Follow the prompts.
  • Swim Program 2022/2023

    Royal Life Saving SA's Holiday Swim Program is running again in the December 2022/ January 2023 Summer Holidays! Enrolments are opening on the 22nd of August 2022. We have many locations around South Australia and are wanting to get the word out there to the local communities. I was hoping it would be possible for you to put this flyer in your newsletter a few times between now and the end of the year, so your community has the opportunity to enroll their children if they wish. Many schools and communities have been sharing the flyer on their social media platforms as well. We appreciate your help in spreading the word. If you have any questions, please reach out to us by phoning 08 8210 4500 or email information can be found on our website:

    Instrumental Music

    Saxophone and clarinet reeds are available from the front office. Alto saxophone size 2.0 reeds are $5.05 and clarinet 2.0 reeds are $4.50.

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    Principal: Lynda Fitzpatrick-Brown

    Deputy Principal: Sokhan Greenwood