Virginia Primary School Newsletter

Issue 15, 04/09/2019

From the Principal

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all your support whilst stepping into the Acting Principal role for the past 5 weeks. I know I've said it before, however I am truly grateful and humble to be part of such a wonderful community.  A special mention goes out to Thuy Tran who filled my role as Acting Deputy. Her work, dedication and support has been extraordinary and second to none. Both Thuy and I would also like to thank our Front Office staff for their ongoing support (Deb ensuring that we were on track and due dates were met), and our committed staff for their hard work - thank you!

It has definitely been business as usual here at VPS, with teachers supporting students with their learning and students persisting and striving towards achieving their learning goals. We are looking forward to Ilia's return and know that the opportunity presented to him to fill in as Acting Education Director speaks volumes about his exceptional capability and wealth of knowledge. As well as building and expanding his own skills, we know that he too has been sharing his insightful knowledge and building the capacity of  other leaders in our Partnerships. We are extremely proud of him!

It was fantastic to see so many families come out and attend our Book Week Parade. Ms Watts and her crew did an awesome job. She has already started planning for next year. We hope everyone (students, parents, staff) enjoy the school closure 'Show Day' tomorrow. 

SCHOOL CLOSURE DAY - Friday 6th September

Our Governing Council has approved a school closure ‘Show Day’ day.

A reminder, there is NO OSHC available on school closure days. 


Friday 13th September (wk8) will see our dedicated Senior Choir members perform at the Adelaide Festival Theatre.

Students will need to arrive at the venue at 6:40 pm prior to the concert commencing at 7:30 pm.

Tickets are available for this event through Bass at

More information for families with students participating will come home next week from Mrs Graham. We wish all students involved in the choir the best of luck and enjoy every moment. 

Swimming & Aquatics for 2019

Swimming will take place in Week 2 of next term. We are finalising organisation for swimming and anticipate notes be sent home closer to the end of the school term  to give families time to get the forms back. Swimming is a required part of the curriculum. If you have any questions in regards to swimming, please don’t hesitate to ask your child’s teacher or the front office. 

Yr 6/7 Aquatics will take place on Thursday 24th October. These notes/forms have already gone home. Please ensure all paper work is filled out correctly and signed. Also students with health/medical plans, these must be up to date (within past 12 month period) and medication must go with the student on the day. 

If you have any queries,please check in with your child's teacher or our staff in the Front Office.


2020 Enrolments

Soon we will begin to look at numbers of children/enrolments and class structures for 2020. As we are zoned and have a significant increase in parents wishing to enrol their children here, it would help our planning if you could notify the school or front office of any changes for next year (if you are moving etc.).

Also, if you know of any families considering enrolling at Virginia for next year, could you please let them know to contact us as soon as possible.

Thank you for your help.

KickStart Breakfast Program

KickStart For Kids is a not for profit organisation that helps school children achieve positive educational and self-esteem outcomes through breakfast, lunch and mentoring programs. KickStart for Kids supports over 300 South Australian Schools, providing around 40,000 breakfasts and 10,000 lunches per week with 600 volunteers.

 We are very fortunate as a school to be supported by this amazing initiative. The breakfast program operates every morning from 8:30am outside of OSHC. Often there is a range of options including toast, yoghurt and a fresh selection of fruit. The breakfast program is open to EVERY CHILD, even if they have had a nutritious breakfast at home. 

Book Week

In week 5 we celebrated Book Week. This year,s theme was Reading is My Super Power.

This is always an exciting day. We had students dressed in a  range of costumes and characters from favourite books.  Below are some great examples of the effort many went to in replicating their favourite character. We have shared many more examples/photos on our Facebook page for anyone who is interested in having a look. As previously mentioned, thank you to everyone who came to support the children on the day and to Ms Watts and her crew who coordinated the day. Another successful Book Week Parade.

Walkathon - Friday the 20th of September (week 9)

Our Annual Walkathon is fast approaching us which is only two weeks away.  We hope that everyone is busy preparing and seeking sponsorship. Due to the amazing efforts of our families, we were able to not only achieve our goal of $5000 but exceeded it. We are hoping to do this again and are once again asking for your support. 

 We also want to give back to our community for their efforts and support towards our fundraiser by offering the following:


  • Children who raise $50.00 or more will receive a complimentary novelty handball.
  • Every student who raises $100 or more will go into the draw to win a $100 Rebel Sports Voucher (donated by Rebel Sports). There will be three categories (Pre-school, Junior Primary R-2, Primary 3-7)
  • The student who raises the most money in Junior Primary will receive a ‘Be Active Hamper’ worth over $300 of value, and the student who raises the most in the Primary Years will receive a ‘high tech scooter’ worth over $300 which has been kindly donated by Super Scoots.

We thank Supa Scootz for their generous donation. 

Walkathon sponsorship forms  were sent home earlier in week 4, please ensure this is filled out as money is pledged. Laps will be recorded on the form after the event so that money can be collected. However many sponsors choose to make a flat donation rather than per lap, either way is acceptable.

Please help support your child/children and our school. 

If you have misplaced your sponsorship form, more are available from our Front Office.

Walk-a-Thon Sponsor Sheet


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