Term 2, Week 9

From the Principal...

Dear Parents,

 It has been a busy term and the children are looking forward to sharing their reports and also a much needed winter holiday break. A reminder that this coming Monday is a pupil free day as staff undertake professional development in preparation for the coming two terms.

This week we welcome Rosie McKee to our staff. Rosie comes to us with a wealth of experience and has more recently worked with UniSA and MOD, Rosie  joins our admin and learning support team so please make her feel welcome. Rosie will be in Claire's classroom most mornings.

Next week we will also have Sue return to school after extended leave, we look forward to welcoming her back for the last week of term.  We would also like to thank Tom our prre-service teacher who has been in Claire's class for a large portion of the term. Tom has brought much energy and enthusiasm to the school and we wish him continued success as he commences his teaching career.  This week I have also had the privilege of receiving the results from the Wellbeing Engagement Collection survey for year 4-7 students.  Importantly there are improvements across all domains this year and we will look at these as part of staff professional development on Monday to continue to deliver responsive social and emotional learning that enhances wellbeing.


Consultation Committee update:

 It was fantastic to see that 39 parents attended the community forum giving a broad range of responses. This week the subcommittee met to collate responses from the evening and synthesise the parent input into ‘themes’ for the upper years, middle years and early years along with core principles that are valued across all cohorts of students. Next Monday the subcomittee will meet again to review the initial BRPS Implementation Plan 2015/2016 approved by the DfE in 2016 to inform the current review and gain an understanding of the teacher/staff input and feedback.  Communication to parents will be sent to the community by end of term, providing both the parent and staff input into this process. We look forward to sharing this information with you.

 Have a wonderful weekend with your families. Kind Regards Sybila.

Pupil Free Day - Monday 28th June

On Monday 28th June there will be a pupil free day as the staff will be involved in a day of Professional Development.  There will be no staff on site so please make alternative arrangements for your children.

Working Bee Wednesday 30th June

On Wednesday 30th June after school drop off (9am) there will be a mini Working Bee to prepare the front garden for planting.  Come along if you have some spare time.

August & Tha'is

End of Term Celebration/ Winter Festival

Due to the cancellation of our Winter Festival, there is will be an end of term celebration on Friday 2nd July at 9am in the Undercover Area.  We look forward to seeing you all there.

Enterprise Skills in Claire's Class...

Over the past few weeks, students in the mainstream classroom have been developing their entrepreneurial skills to start a business for the $20 Boss program. In this project each student had $20 to start up a profitable business of their choice. Some chose to pool their money and work together, others decided to work alone.

We would like to thank all of the students and parents who have supported us so far by either donating items, sponsoring people or buying our products. One group even managed to get a local wine company to sponsor them!

Scarlet, Summer (Rosey’s Café) and Issy (Fizzy Makes) have successfully managed to start selling and have already made a profit! All businesses will put a percentage of their proceeds to a charity of their choice, some to our class budget and they will even be able to keep some for themselves!

Look out in the coming weeks for Alex and Ethan’s Kindling (fire wood/kindling and homemade fire starters), Cherry Blossoms (Bath Bombs), Quinn’s Games and Emily and Graces Jewellery.


Goodbye Tom...

We say goodbye to Tom our 3rd year pre-service teacher on Tuesday. The children have truly loved having him in the classroom and will be sad to see him go. He has taught them lots of things and brought many skills. We wish him all the best in his continued studies and look forward to hearing how he gets on in the future

Photos from Tom's Lesson...

Alex and Ethan's Kindling...

Dear Parents,

Have you ever tried to light your fire and had no wood, kindling or fire starters? Well, we have got the perfect thing for you. We have worked hard in cutting up a variety of wood for our $20 boss project this winter, and have decided to go out and sell It. if you would like to buy some wood, kindling or fire starters prices are as follows:

 $18 for a hessian bag of kindling

$10 for a small bag of fire starters

$25 for a medium bag of wood

$50 for a big bag of wood 

We are giving 25% of our money to the CFS charity and 25% of our money to school.

 Have you got your wood for winter? Well, if you haven’t, we are located at 37 Charles ST Caloote (P.H. 0451104084) and 2248 Mount Barker Road Hahndorf (P.H. 0432259748). Or as an alternative you can order wood and pickup it up at school, get yours while it lasts!

Community News...

Hills Youth Theatre Presents Clara and the Nutcracker...

Jurassic Creatures...

Upcoming Activities


TERM 2 2021


Monday 28th PUPIL FREE DAY 
Friday 2nd

End of Term Celebration 9am Undercover Area

LAST DAY OF TERM 2 - 2:15pm finish

Monday 19thFIRST DAY OF TERM 3