Term 4 Week 9 2022

What's Happening?

Term Dates 2023

Term 130th January to 14th April
Term 21st May to 7th July
Term 324th July to 29th September
Term 416th October to 15th December

From the Principal

Go Green and Gold!!

What a fantastic Sports Day we had yesterday. Despite the chill of the morning air the day turned out to be perfectly sunny and warm. The day got off to a great start with inspiring words from our two guest speakers, Ms Kate Argent-Bowden and Ms Ashton Hurn. Both speakers talked about the importance of being part of a team and ‘having a go’ regardless of your skill level. I think the students were particularly impressed when Ms Ashton Hurn sang the red team chant from her time as a student at Angaston Primary School.

The day was filled with many activities, a special lunch, and an afternoon of team events. All students participated enthusiastically and demonstrated good sportsmanship throughout the day. In the end there can only be one winner. Congratulations Green, on winning the Sports Day shield. The relay wins helped to secure the win. Congratulations to the Gold team who for the third year in a row won the ASPIRE shield. ASPIRE meaning Attitude, Sportsmanship, Pride, Individual Responsibility, Respect, and Express yourself. Gold certainly did all that. Congratulations to the Blue, Red and Yellow Teams for your sportsmanship and competitiveness throughout the day. No doubt many of our students left school yesterday with no voice left!

Thank you to Mr Bradley and the Sports Day committee for organizing a wonderful day. Thank you to Mr Geyer for making sure the oval was mowed and line marked. Thank you to all staff who arrived early in the morning to set up for the day. Thank you to Kylie and her helpers for organizing the special lunch, cakes and coffee. Thank you to Jack for his IT support, and finally, thank you to the Captains and Vice Captains for leading the way with your teams.


 Tuesday evening the Year 6 Graduation was held at Lambert Estate Wines. Students and staff enjoyed a lovely meal before families joined us for the formal part of the evening. I had the pleasure of addressing the students and their families before the students themselves bravely made speeches about their time at Angaston Primary School, what they have learnt, plan to do in the future etc. Student awards were also presented by our teachers, and award sponsors:

Lions Club – Ted & Merle Hopkins Endeavour Awards: Petra Zanker, Flynn Ennis,  Jayda Kruschel

Sergeant Bob Elliot – Community Service Award:  Alex La Nauze

Keith Brauer – Subject Awards: Olive Moors, Clancy Dewell, Liam Morrish, Theo French, Orson French, Flynn Wheeler, Bailin Gibson, Jack Linke

Kiwanis Club – Character Strength Award: Kai Monto, Jack Manning, Jordan Dahlitz, Emma Elson, Hannah Schultz, Samantha Zeunert

New Award in 2022 sponsored by Ashton Hurn MP - The Schubert Quiet Achiever Award for a student who demonstrates the traits of industrious endeavour, reliability, a sense of service, determination and a strong focus on being the best they can be. Awarded to Acacia Spooner.

Congratulations to our award winners, and to all our Year 6 students. We are so proud of your achievements and wish you all the very best for the future.

Awards Assembly

Our whole school Awards Assembly held today was an opportunity to acknowledge and farewell four Year 6 students as well as an opportunity to introduce our R-5 School Values Award. Three students in each year level were nominated and chosen to be the first recipients of our school values award which acknowledges students who demonstrate school motto of Be Safe, Be Kind, Work Hard.

Congratulations to the following worthy winners:


Be Safe - Annie K: For always following adult instructions and interacting in a kind and safe manner with her peers.

Be Kind - Olive C: For consistently being inclusive and supportive of her peers.

Work Hard - Teddy B: For consistently seeking and enjoying new challenges and always completing tasks to the best of his ability. 

 Year 1:

Be Safe - Lola R: For always following adult instructions and interacting in a kind and safe manner with her peers.

Be Kind - Fin WP: For being one of the first to congratulate others on their success and carrying out little acts of service without being asked.

Work Hard- Rani T: For giving 100% effort all day, every day and sharing her love of learning with others.

 Year 2:

Be Safe - Henry W:  For being an active helper in class, using his initiative to keep workspaces tidy and consistently including others in safe work or play

Be Kind - Joan F: For always showing respect and giving support to her peers, generously helping them with their learning and speaking kindly. Work Hard - Bella R: For quietly and consistently setting high standards for herself and working hard to achieve them. 

 Year 3: 

Be Safe - Max C: For always being mindful of his words and action in and outside of the classroom. 

Be Kind - Mia K: Shows care and concern for her class mates and is always willing to offer support. 

Work Hard - Mia T: Preserving in task and taking pride in the presentation of her work to ensure success

Year 4: 

Be Safe - Caidy R: For always being mindful of other people and conducting herself in a safe and positive manner.  

Be Kind - Ethan W: For always showing a caring attitude and making other students feel welcome, valued and respected. 

Work Hard - Kenzie M: For exceptional book work and outstanding effort in mathematics. She always has a positive attitude towards her learning.  

 Year 5

Be Safe - Patrick G: – For taking on extracurricular activities to support others. Involved in Peer Support and is a wonderful big buddy. Demonstrates bravery, is polite, enthusiastic, reliable and responsible.

Be kind - Zoe K: Being kind and caring towards her peers, and to other students as demonstrated by her involvement in mentoring. Peer Leading and buddy class.

Work Hard - Julia H: Julia is ready to learn and seeks clarification regarding tasks.  She gives 100% effort to all learning.  She works collaboratively with others and is always willing to help students.


By now all families should have received an end of year report for their child including a letter indicating class placement for 2023.  The following is a list of staff and classes for next year:

Junior Primary

Rec                      Rm 3     Mrs Kim Gniel

Rec                     Rm 4     Ms Erin Casey

Year 1                 Rm 2     Mrs Briony Tempest (Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri)/ Mrs Del Hearnden (Wed)

Year 1/2              Rm 1     Ms Jen Irwin (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri)/Mrs Del Hearnden (Thur)

Middle Primary

Year 2                 Rm 6     Mrs Rhiannon Hall (Mon, Tues, Wed)/ Mrs Sheree Argent (Thur, Fri)

Year 3/4              Rm 5     Mrs Michelle Goudie

Year 3/4              Rm 7     Mr Matthew Burne

Year 3/4              Rm 8     Ms Daisy Evans

Upper Primary

Year 5/6              Rm 9     Ms Emily Brown (Mon,Tues)/Mrs Leonie Schultz (Wed, Thur & Fri)

Year 5/6              RM 10   Mrs Joy Darmody

Year 5/6              Rm 10   Rm 11   Ms Kim Taylor

Specialist Teachers

Performing Arts               Hall                      Ms Emily Brown (Wed, Thur, Fri)

German                            Rm 12                  Mrs Heidi Shields (Mon, Tues, Wed)

HASS/History                   Library                Nicole Taylor (Tues, Thurs, Fri)

Health and PE                  Rm 12/Hall         Matt Bradley (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs)


Admin                                 Lou Hadden

Finance                               Kim Oag

Classroom/Intervention   Heidi Roesler, Lindy Linke, Tilly Hadden, Faye Hale, Kate Wohler


Deputy Principal              Sokhan Greenwood

Principal                            Lynda Fitzpatrick- Brown


The end of a school year means we say goodbye to not only or graduating students but also to staff. On behalf of the students and staff at Angaston Primary School I would like to say goodbye and thank you to Ms Nicollette De Leonardis. Nicollette may have only been with us for a year but in that time she has connected well with staff, students and their families, and made a difference to the teaching and learning of students in her year 3/4 class. We wish Nicollette all the very best at her new school next year, and no doubt she will look forward to a much shorter trip to and from work! Thank you Nicollette.

We have another surprising farewell. Leanne Wall who has been a mainstay at Angaston Primary School for the last 30 years has won another position at Kadina Memorial School next year. Leanne has been a familiar face in the front office for staff, students and their families. She has been a great support to so many. Her contributions to the school have been immense. We wish Leanne well as she takes on a new and exciting opportunity in Kadina. She will be greatly missed.

And so that brings us to the end of another school year. A year that started like no other but has ended on a high. Thank you families for continuing to support your children and in turn the school. We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and look forward to seeing you all again on Monday 30th January 2023.


“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!” Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Year 6 Graduation

R - 5 School Value Awards


Sports Day 2022

Student Home Internet Program

The student home internet program can provide internet access to students who do not have reliable home internet, so they can continue to learn and study at home.

Find out more about the program and how parents and carers can apply by visiting the department’s website

VOLUNTEERS- Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect Training

To work or volunteer with children and young people in education settings you must do training about your child protection responsibilities. This training is called Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care (RRHAN-EC), and it outlines your child protection role as a team member in education.

The RRHAN-EC training consists of:

  • A 2-hour Fundamentals Course (online, self-paced without a trainer)
  • Course type: Online, self-paced through the Department for Education’s Plink site.

    You can register and complete this course any time

    Length: 2 hours

    Cost: Free

    To register for a RRHAN-EC course:

  • Create a Plink account here. If you already have an account, you can log in.
  • Once logged in, you will arrive at your ‘home’ page.
  • Scroll down and select the RRHAN-EC course that applies to you. Hint: Make sure you read the titles and descriptions carefully!
  • Select ‘register.’
  • Follow the prompts.
  • 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. I was hoping it would be possible for you to put this flyer in your newsletter a few times between now and the end of the year, so your community has the opportunity to enroll their children if they wish. Many schools and communities have been sharing the flyer on their social media platforms as well. We appreciate your help in spreading the word. If you have any questions, please reach out to us by phoning 08 8210 4500 or email 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.

    The SkoolBag app is the easiest way keep up with school events, last minute notices, newsletters and all school communications.


    Principal: Lynda Fitzpatrick-Brown

    Deputy Principal: Sokhan Greenwood