Issue 3 Thursday 17 March 2022


Some Important Dates in Term 1

Harmony DayMonday 21 March
School PhotosTuesday 22 March
Scholastic Online Book Club orders due (now online only)Friday 25 March
Parent InterviewsMonday 4 April, Tuesday 5 April & Wednesday 6 April
GC Colour Run FundraiserThursday 14 April
Early Dismissal at 2:10pm for last day of TermThursday 14 April

From the Principal

HARMONY DAY – Monday 21st March

This coming Monday is Harmony Day and the theme of ‘everyone belongs’ is very reflective of our school. On Monday, we encourage everyone to wear a touch of orange with their school uniform and to celebrate together. This could be orange socks, orange ribbons, orange sunglasses, orange hat, …. Classes will be engaged in some Harmony Day activities throughout the week.   


 At yesterday’s assembly, we showed our appreciation to Mrs Thiele for her dedication and commitment to the education of our local children. During her time working at our school, Mari has worked in classroom support, finance, first aid and administration. One of our youngest students, Sophie Menzel, gave Mrs Thiele a lovely bunch of flowers to thank her for all her support. Sophie’s mum, Paula, was also supported by Mari when she was a little girl and was a student at Greenock Primary School. Paula presented Mari with her certificate of appreciation from our department. Mari has been helping and supporting children across generations and is much loved by our whole school community.  


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·         Wear masks

·         Maintain 1.5m distance

·         Drop-off and pick-up children at the gate

·         Keep children home, if unwell

·         Encourage your child(ren) to wear masks (if in Years 3-6)

 Parents of Reception children: If your child is now feeling confident about entering school and going to their classroom, please consider trialling kiss-and-drop at the school gate. Thank you.


Also, at yesterday’s assembly, I had the honour of presenting the SRC reps for Semester 1 with their badges. Our older students (Years 4-6) are elected by the peers to be their representatives for a whole year. In the younger years (R-3), students are voted in to the SRC for either Semester 1 or Semester 2. The student reps for the second semester will be presented with their badges at the end of Term 2. Below is a list of all our SRC members for 2022: all of whom will be required for the school photo next Tuesday.



– Mr Claridge

1/2 class

– Ms Moffett

2/3 class

– Ms Richardson

3/4 class

– Mrs Thomas & Mrs Ellis

5/6 class

– Mrs Sitters

Sem 1

George Bishop

Sophie Robinson


Sem 2

Jacob Ebert

Olivia Castle




Sem 1

Ari Bunn

Phoebe Boyle


Sem 2

Alex Whibley

Tempest Gericke-Williams

Sem 1

Dylan Robinson

Minna Steinborner

Leroy Holman


Sem 2

Teddy Koch

Isabella Marshall

Adam Werner  

Sem 1

Darcy Boyle


Sem 2

Olivia Reichelt


All year

Luka Thomas

Amelia Marshall  

All year

Skyelaih Randall

Hunter Kalleske

Emmy Bell

Saxon Elix




Gail Holland


School Card 2022

Assembly Awards

Week 6 Class Awards

Week 7 Class Awards

Greenock Primary School SRC Reps

YEAR 2/3 Class Report

We have been very busy in the Year 2/3 Class this year. This term we have harvested many vegetables for cooking and selling at the Friday Market. Our cooking pictures show some of our delicious meals including tomato and zucchini pasta, vegetarian risotto, apple and rhubarb cake, zucchini slice and rainbow pancakes. We have planted our winter vegetables to fill our garden once the summer fruits and vegetables have finished fruiting. On Tuesday we planted broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, peas and parsnip. We will sow some carrots, beetroot, onion and garlic straight into the soil in April. We have also mulched the native trees near the basketball court and they are really tall now. The chickens have been a delight to care for and we have raised them from 4 days old. They are now 5 weeks old and they have changed a lot. After lots of practise outside at recess and lunch, we have moved them to the outside chicken coop. See their progress and the care our students have for them in the photos. We have started our class novel: James and the Giant Peach and we are using strategies to increase our vocabulary and visualise the story to help our comprehension. Here are some of our character drawings from the description in the book. During science lessons we are discovering different materials and where they originate. We read 'Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing' and then designed an outfit for an animal using a range of materials.

Thank you,

Year 2/3 Class & Ms Richardson

Let's See What's Happening in the Year 2/3 Class

School Photo Day Tuesday 22 March

DO NOT return your envelope to school before photo day.  Your child will need to bring it on the day and hand it to the photographer directly (even if you do not intend to order).

Please enclose correct money if paying in cash as no change will be given.

All queries regarding your order are to be directed to msp Photography.

Family, school group and extra order envelopes are available from the Front Office.

Students are to be in full school uniform.

Student Health - reminder

It is recommended that healthcare plans and medication agreement forms be reviewed every 12 months.

This year we are asking you to update your child's healthcare plan & medication at the beginning of the school year so that your child is covered for the whole year.

Updating plans & medication at the beginning of each year  will be more convenient for parents, will ensure that your child is supported appropriately for their medical condition and will reduce administration time for staff.

Asthma Care, Allergic Reaction plans and a Medication Agreement form is available on the Skoolbag App for parents to access and take to your doctor or you can ask at the Front Office.    

Nettie's Natter

March 17

Hi everyone,

Happy St Patrick’s Day.  

I thought I’d share some information about St Patrick. St. Patrick (one of three Irish Saints) was a 5th-century missionary to Ireland and later served as bishop there. He is credited with bringing Christianity to parts of Ireland and was probably partly responsible for the ‘Christianization’ of the Picts and Anglo-Saxons. He is one of the patron saints of Ireland. However, St Patrick was not born in Ireland. He was from Britain and at age 16, was kidnapped by pirates and taken to Ireland. He did do some amazing things but driving out snakes wasn’t one of them. However, he worked tirelessly for the poor and the improvement of society in Ireland. Celebrating is taken very seriously by the Irish and has extended throughout the world. Now for a bit of Irish humour.

An Irishman is struggling to find a parking space.

"Lord," he prayed. "I can't stand this. If you open a space up for me, I swear I'll give up the Guinness and go to mass every Sunday."

Suddenly, the clouds part and the sun shines on an empty parking spot. Without hesitation, the Irishman says: "Never mind, I found one!"

When things get gloomy and life seems hard, we can always find something to cheer us up. A smile, a hug, a visit from a friend, a cuddle with a pet, a walk, sitting in the garden breathing in the fresh air. We certainly have so much to be thankful for.

Life is short. We shouldn’t waste it on grudges, negativity, resentment. We should celebrate and be thankful for all we have.

My granddaughter turned 10 yesterday and she sent beautiful messages to all her family – and we are a big family – thanking everyone and said, ‘my life wouldn’t be so great without all of you in it.’ Pretty special.

Until our next natter, ‘begosh and begorra’, enjoy life.

Until our next natter, take care.



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