Term 3 Week 6 2022

What's Happening?

Term Dates 2022

Term 325th July to 30th September
29th August - 2nd SeptemberSwimming Week - Gniel, Tempest/Hearnden, Darmody Yr 5, Goudie/Shields, DeLeonardis
5th SeptemberSchool Closure
6th September Pupil Free Day
7th SeptemberYear 2  Zoo Excursion
7 -9th SeptemberDental Clinic 
9th SeptemberAssembly - De Leonardis & Taylor hosting classes
9th SeptemberYr 5/6 District Basketball Carnival
13 SeptemberYr 3/4 Hot Shots Tennis carnival
16th SeptemberChoir Rehearsal/Performance at Festival Theatre
19th-23rd SeptemberSwimming Week- Irwin/Hearnden, Hall/Argent, Burne, Schultz Yr 5, Taylor Yr 5
23rd SeptemberState Athletics
26th SeptemberIMS Lunchtime Concert
29th SeptemberSports Day
30th SeptemberLast day of term- early dismissal 2:05pm
Term 417th October to 16th December
19th-21st OctoberYear 5 Camp 
28th OctoberSchool Photo Day
1st, 2nd & 3rd NovemberState Cricket
4th NovemberAssembly - Tempest/Hearnden & Burne classes hosting
10th NovemberChildren's University
18th NovemberAssembly - Goudie/Shields & Gniel classes hosting
30th Nov - 2 DecemberYear 6 Aquatics Camp
2nd DecemberPremiers Reading Challenge Assembly
5th - 7th DecemberMiddle Primary Camp
13th DecemberYear 6 Graduation
16th DecemberYear 6 Assembly
16th DecemberLast day of term- early dismissal 2:05pm

Kindy Transition Times 2022 Term 4

Week 5Friday 18th November8:50am to 11:05am
Week 6 Friday 25th November8:50am to 12pm
Week 7Friday 2nd December8:50am to 1:30pm
Week 8Friday 9th December8:50am to 2:30pm

From the Principal

From the Principal

Dear Families,

Last week we celebrated Support Staff Week. This is a time to acknowledge the work of support staff in preschools and schools across Australia. We have many support staff in our school who work with students, teachers, and families. Their contribution is invaluable and appreciated by all, whether it's administrative support, financial management, curriculum support in classrooms, intervention programs, IT, cooking, gardening etc. Students presented all support staff with a card and a beautifully decorated bag as a token of their appreciation. We also hosted a morning tea. Thank you again to the following support staff: Leanne Wall, Kim Oag, Lou Hadden, Heidi Roesler, Lindy Linke, Faye Hale, Tilly Hadden, Kate Wohler, Kelvin Jean, Richard Geyer, Nat Wood, and Victor Svay.

 Quiz Night

On Saturday 13th August the Governing Council hosted a school community Quiz Night. It was the first community event in nearly three years and was well supported by approximately 90  parents and friends of the school. It was a highly entertaining evening with great company, many laughs, tough questions, and a  drop or two of wine. The community spirit in the room was fantastic. A big thank you to the Governing Council for organising this event and to all the local businesses who kindly donated goods for the event. A special thank you to Kylie Wilshire, and to Shannon Krushel our MC for the evening. Approximately $3000 was raised for the school.

Book Week

We had a fantastic Book Week Parade last Friday with most students dressing up as their favourite book character or connecting to the Book Week theme of Dreaming with eyes open. Thank you to Ms Taylor for organising the many Book Week activities, pre Book Week lessons with classes, the parade, prizes, and disco.

Pupil Free Day and School Closure

Just a reminder to families that Monday is a School Closure day, so students and staff are not at school. Tuesday is the Pupil Free day. Students are not at school while staff participate in professional learning in relation to our site improvement priorities.

Term 3 Data Collection

Our year 1 teachers have finished administering the Phonics Screen Check to their students. Results are collected by the Department as a measure of student progress. Teachers will spend time analysing student results to inform next step teaching practices. At this stage it looks like most of our students have reached the benchmark of 28 out of 40. A significant  number of students have scored well about the benchmark. If you would like to know your child’s score, please contact the class teacher.

Over the next two weeks Year 1-6 students will sit the  Progressive Assessment Tests in Reading and Maths. If students are away, we will make every attempt to catch them up before the testing period ends.

Breakfast Club.

The Breakfast Club is off to a flying start. There is nothing like the smell and taste of warm toast and milo on a chilly morning. Many thanks to the volunteers who are making sure our students can have a bite to eat four mornings a week.

 The beautiful thing about learning is no one can take it away from you. - B.B. King

Lynda Fitzpatrick-Brown


Thank you to those families that have paid the Materials & Services charge of $303 for 2022. The Materials and Services charges are now overdue and need to be paid to avoid debt recovery action by Department for Education. Applications for School Card assistance are still able to be made so please apply online at under the heading Education, Skills and Learning. Please contact the Front Office if you require any assistance.

Payment can be made:

·          via the school bank account BSB 105-021 Account number 104147940 - using your family code or invoice number as the reference.

·          via Cash, Cheque, Eftpos or Credit Card at the Front Office between 8.30 – 9.30am and 2.30- 3.30pm.

·          via Credit Card over the phone between 8.30-9.30 and 2.30-3.30pm.

Any current Direct Debit Payment Plans will continue.


Please contact Kim Oag on 85642215 if you require any further assistance.

Breakfast Club is back !

Book Week Parade 2022 -scroll to see more photos

Reconciliation Garden

Kelvin and some students have been working hard on transforming an old garden area into our Reconciliation Garden this term. The Reconciliation Garden starts near the Breakfast Club kitchen and ends outside the library with a fire pit and seating area. Part of the process is digging up all the old plants so that our native food plants can be planted. Students have researched some native edible plants and identified some ‘wish list’ plants. We have consulted Doreen from the Barossa Bush Gardens who has helped us with planning and plant selection (native bush food local to the area or local to SA) that will thrive in the newly prepared area. She came to share with the students some of these plants so they could see and taste them (students really enjoyed the tasting part), as well as learn about the benefits these plants provide for attracting native insects and wildlife. We will provide progression photos in the next newsletter.

If you have any long gum logs/ tree rounds that you would like to donate as seats around our fire pit please let us know.

Nat's Notes

Gratitude is a positive emotion that involves being thankful and appreciative and is associated with several mental and physical health benefits. When you experience gratitude, you feel grateful for something or someone in your life and respond with feelings of kindness, warmth, and other forms of generosity.

I often reflect on what I am grateful in my world, and try an encourage my daughter to do the same. She has a grateful jar she uses, where she writes her thoughts and puts them in. I’m not as formal and just take time to think about mine. 

Today I am grateful for my time at APS. I am so blessed with my work … I get to cook, be creative, play games (get beaten in Uno on the daily), talk, sing, dance, play 12 square, draw, read stories, hear stories, see wobbly teeth and make a tonne of friends. I get too laugh, really belly laugh, wipe tears, eat chocolate, solve problems and help people, and .. I get to call this my job! How lucky am I! 

What are you grateful for today? 

Nat Wood

Pastoral Care Worker

Angaston Primary School


National Cross Country and National Football Championships Angaston PS Reps

Angaston Primary would like to offer a huge congratulations to both T French and our very own PE/Health teacher Mr Matt Bradley who both had the honour and privilege to represent South Australia at two National Sporting carnivals during the last couple of weeks. Over four days last week, T. French (5/6 Schultz) represented South Australian in the Under 12 National Cross Country Championships which was held at Oakbank.  He displayed fantastic team spirt and leadership and even had the honour of being named as one of the captains, whereby during the opening and closing ceremonies he carried the South Australian Flag. He is extremely dedicated, hardworking and passionate towards his running and is often seen before school running laps around Angaston. This was a huge honour and very well deserved achievement for our superstar runner. T. French ended up finishing in 20th position in his solo runs and 5th position overall in Team SA.  An outstanding achievement well done.

During Week 3 Mr. Bradley represented South Australia as the coach of the Inaugural Under 12 Girls Football side. Mr. Bradley is an extremely passionate, dedicated hardworking supporter and promotor of female football, especially in the Barossa.  His hard work didn’t go unnoticed as he was selected to coach the very first girls South Australian Under 12 Football side at the National Championships which were held in Adelaide. He helped guide the SA girls to an incredible 2nd place finish only losing one game for the whole week to arch rival Victoria in the grand final by 3 points. It was an incredible week for all involved and to top it off SA took home the Fairplay/Sportsmanship award as voted by all the other states. This is a credit to Mr Bradley and the team for the culture that was created amongst the side.

We would like to offer a massive congratulations to both T French and Mr. Bradley for their outstanding achievements representing South Australia. Angaston PS proud! 

Angaston Christmas Parade

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. More 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