Clapham Primary School

2020 Newsletter

Term 2, Week 1

Welcome to Term 2

We have had a fantastic and positive start to Term 2 and it is lovely to reconnect with everyone.  I would like to personally extend a huge thank you to our staff and school community during this time.  Our staff are an amazing team that have our students best interests at heart (socially, emotionally and academically) and this is reflected in their work each and every day.  I am very privileged to work with such a great team.  Thank you to our school community for your support and understanding and working with us during this very difficult and different time.

Now that school has returned for Term 2 and our focus is on face to face teaching whilst continuing to provide an online program (to support students/families who are self-isolating) we are reviewing how we implement our teaching and learning programs, as we have had almost an 80% attendance rate this week.  Next week we are expecting a higher attendance rate than 80%.  Therefore we are advising that the online program will continue but may not be as detailed as previously communicated to you last term. 

This term we warmly welcome Cassie Kopias as the Literacy Coordinator (Term 2 - Term 4) and Sophia Graham EALD (English as Additional Language and Dialect) teacher until the end of the year.  We are delighted to have these highly experienced staff on our team.

Happy Haven ran a very successful Vacation Care Program and I wish to thank them for being flexible, adaptable and so accommodating to our school's needs during this time.  Thanks must also go to Mary (Coordinator) for her work developing and implementing the program. 

During the school holidays (& just prior) many upgrades were completed. Please see article below about the works completed.  I am delighted to announce that our new website was also launched.  Please visit (our website) and provide us with some feedback.  You can send feedback to our schools email address:   I hope that you are all well and safe and look forward to seeing you at drop off and pick up times. 

Kindest Regards



Student Wellbeing


The BRAVE Program is an online, psychological program for the treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety.

The Program was developed by a team of researchers at the University of Queensland. As a result, the Program is based on actual research evidence, and parents can rest assured their child is receiving a high quality treatment program.

The BRAVE Program is based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the most effective method for overcoming anxiety in children and teenagers. Around 80% of children are free of anxiety after completing the therapist-assisted, BRAVE-Online Program.

The BRAVE Program can be completed in your own home, at your own pace, and at a time that suits you. You can also have a BRAVE Trainer help you through the program, someone who works with you to overcome your anxiety. They will email you each week, and even talk to you over the phone during the program.

The BRAVE Program is an interactive, online program for the prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety. The programs are free, and provide ways for children and teenagers to better cope with their worries. There are also programs for parents.

If you have any questions or would like some assistance setting up the program for your child please don’t hesitate to contact me via email

New resources installed in the holidays...

Term 2 Planner

Term 2 Planner for your information is attached.  Please note that school photos are rescheduled for the 18th of June but have been modified. Single student photos only will be taken, there will not be whole class photographs. MSP has implemented strategies to enable individual school photographs to be taken whilst ensuring we meet Covid-19 guidelines.  Individual photographs are important to support our student management system (EDSAS).  As no class photographs are being taken MSP will provide a composition of single photos for each class instead of a whole class photo. 

School Banking - A message from Commonwealth Bank

The health, safety and wellbeing of our communities and our people remains our highest priority. Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding coronavirus, the School Banking program will remain on hold. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed with any updates including how we will be managing Dollarmite tokens for students. 

In the meantime, here are some handy online resources for parents who wish to maintain momentum with their child’s financial education: 

 Start Smart: these resources have been created to improve children’s money management skills, and is aligned to the Australian Curriculum and the National Consumer Financial Literacy Framework. 

The Beanstalk: offers videos and fun activities for children to learn about money.


Lunch Orders Available on Friday

Nine 8 on Bank has re-opened with reduced hours however is able to offer lunch orders for Fridays only at this stage. Please see menu attached for Term 2.  Thank you to Nine 8 on Bank for working with us to provide this opportunity for students.

Nine 8 on Bank Menu for Term 2

Please click on link to see menu for Term 2.

Important Dates

11 May

OSHC Meeting 6:30pm (phone link-up)

11 MayGoverning Council 7:00pm (Zoom meeting)
8 June
Public Holiday - Queen's Birthday
9 June
Pupil Free Day
15 June
OSHC Meeting 6:30pm (phone link-up)
15 June
Governing Council 7:00pm (Zoom meeting)
3 July
Last day of Term 2 - Early Dismissal 2:10pm

For further advice for families about setting up learning at home please access the Our Learning SA website created by the Department for Education SA.