Issue 19 Thursday 15 December 2022

We learn on the lands of the Ngadjuri Nation

Friday 16 December - Last Day of Term: Early Dismissal time of 2:10pm

Please arrange to collect your children at the earlier time of 2:10pm.

Drive slowly and with caution around excited children leaving the school for the holidays.

Happy Haven OSHC, located at Nuri Primary school,  can be contacted on 0424 979 634  if needed or email


TERM 1          30 JANUARY   -        14 APRIL

TERM 2          1 MAY             -        7 JULY

TERM 3          24 JULY          -         29 SEPTEMBER

TERM 4          16 OCTOBER   -      15 DECEMBER

From The Principal

Dear parents and families,

In this, our final newsletter of 2022, I want to express my heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you.

This year has presented more challenges than most, yet throughout it all we have felt your support and your kindness.

COVID has book-ended our year. We had the staggered start for classes in February and now, in December, many staff and students have become ill during the next ‘wave’. Throughout the year, we’ve had to cancel our camp, endure bouts of illness and struggle through a shortage of relief teachers. Yet through it all, you have not complained; you have given us your understanding.

In our darkest days, after the loss of our beloved Nettie, we felt like you wrapped around us. You understood our grief and we came together to support your children.

This week, there have been many generous gifts given to staff and they have been deeply appreciative. However, it has been the heartfelt notes, the thoughtful words and the lovely cards that have really had the biggest impact and have touched us all deeply.

So, I wish you all a joyous Christmas and hope that you are able to celebrate with family and friends. I hope also that you are able to take some time off from your own busy schedules to relax and recharge and spend time with your delightful children.

We look forward to seeing you all next year.

Gail Holland


Update for End of Term 4/Start of 2023 School Year

Front Office Hours:

Open term time only. 

The office will be closed after the last day of term 4 for staff to conduct administrative end of year/beginning new year procedures and re-open on the first day of Term 1, 2023.

This ensures that the system is updated and we are organised for a smooth entry into Term 1, 2023.


With only 1 day to go, we ask that you attend to any business eg finalising payments and/or purchasing of school uniforms etc before the end of this term so that you are ready for the new school year. 

However, NO CASH can be accepted at this late stage. Please pay via EFT or Credit Card/Eftpos.

The Front Office team wishes everyone a wonderful festive season and a safe and enjoyable school holiday time.  See you in Term 1, 2023.

REMINDER - Year Book 2022

The Year Book 2022 order form is on the Skoolbag App.  Please complete the eform and enter your EFT payment details and submit by Friday 16 December.

School Holidays - Out of Hours Emergencies

As per Department policy regarding school security please report suspicious behaviour around/ in the school grounds directly to the police (Nuriootpa) on 85686620.

Please do not contact staff.

Updating Student & Family Information 2023

As of the start of 2023, the school will no longer be sending home student information forms to be updated at the beginning of each year. 

Therefore, so that we can best support your child at school, we ask parents & caregivers to keep the school informed throughout the year whenever there are changes to your family circumstances including:

*  home address (residential and/or postal)

*  contact phone number

* employment &/or place of employment

* email address

* emergency contacts

* student's medical condition

* custody information

You can let the school know by completing the 'Change of Details' eform on the Skoolbag App or contact the Front Office by phone or email. 

Emergency Contacts:

***Please make sure you provide the school with a list of at least 2 emergency contacts OTHER THAN YOURSELVES that can be contacted if you are unavailable to collect your child due to illness or injury***      

Student Health Information For 2023

Parents/caregivers please update your child's Healthcare Plan and medication at the beginning of the 2023 school  year so that it remains current  and your child will be covered for all activities throughout the year, including swimming lessons and camp.

Healthcare plans must be completed by your doctor/healthcare professional and all medication must be in the original packaging with the label attached.

Please note:  If your child no longer suffers from a medical condition a signed letter from your doctor is required.

Term 4 Class Report

Year 3/4 Class

Wow! What a term – and year – it has been! We have been so busy in the year 3/4 class. The students have completed lots of interesting learning and shown growth in all areas.

This term, we have enjoyed visits from the SA Police and had a workshop on cricket, as well participating in sports day and the end of year concert. I am so proud of the effort the students put in for our concert item! We have been using the ‘Evolution of Dance’ video all year as a brain break and I had a crazy thought that we could somehow perform it for our concert. Bringing it all together involved a lot of team work, negotiation and challenging dance moves! The students stepped up and put on a great show!

Amongst all the extra-curricular happenings, we have also managed valuable learning along the way! The class enjoyed exploring with mass, capacity and volume earlier in the term and more recently, we delved into fractions of collections. We had fun exploring with Lego and Unifix blocks to help visualize and understand the concept. In English we have explored Australian poetry and learnt about various poetic devices used in creating poetry. To end the year with some fun, the students have written and performed short, silly Christmas themed stories to each other. They were very amusing! In HASS with Mrs Ellis, the students have built amazing Indigenous shelters using natural materials.

Well done on an amazing term and year kids! 

Mrs Thomas & Mrs Ellis

Congratulations To All Of Our Year 6 Graduating Students of 2022

Congratulations To The Year 6 Trophy Recipients of 2022

Tanunda Christmas Parade - Friday 2 December

Greenock Primary School Calendar Term 1, 2023

Parent Noticeboard

Greenock PS Governing Council

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