Clapham Primary School

2021 Newsletter

Term 1, Week 9

Learning Conversations

This year we will be holding student-led learning conversations instead of parent – teacher interviews. The difference in the format provides the student the opportunity to be involved in the discussion about their growth/progress as a learner. During the conversation your child will show evidence of their learning (journal/folio, photos, work samples) and provide information to clarify what they have learnt, what are the next steps in their learning and what progress they are making or support they require to achieve their goals.

 Learning conversations will be held from Monday 29th March to Thursday 1st April and will be 15 minutes duration.

 We look forward to sharing your child's progress with you.

Justine Langley,

Deputy Principal

Map for entry and exit points for Learning Conversations

Please refer to our Covid Safe Plan and attached maps for entry/exit points and waiting areas when you arrive for your child's Learning Conversation. We look forward to seeing you.

Nihongo No Kyoushitsu kara News! 日本語 News from Japanese Classroom

We started our year with the learning of Zodiac animals’ race. The students created their own ushi to celebrate the ‘Ushi Doshi’ which means 2021 is the year of the Bull/Ox.

Enriched learning has been taking place in Japanese lessons and students are showing great enthusiasm in improving their Japanese skills. Room 11 and Room 13 have been learning the numbers, colours and animals in Japanese.

What have we been learning in The Arts?

The Year 6/7 students have been working on drawing Dragon's Eyes and focusing on their shading technique.     See photos below.

Year 6/7 Arts

Sun Safety Awareness

Room 7 students have been learning about Sun Safety and the effects of the sun on our skin in Health. To demonstrate the effects the sun has they conducted a sausage skin experiment. Can you guess the results?

Garden Club

Every Friday lunchtime our students have the opportunity to participate in Garden Club activities. Recently students have made terrariums, revamped the bee watering holes, and tended to our garden with loving care. Lots of teamwork happens plus students have fun and get creative as you can see by the photos below.

Garden Club Activities

Nature Play Autumn Ideas

see attached flyer

Harmony Day

Last Friday we celebrated Harmony Week and Australia’s cultural diversity with a splash of orange and a whole school lunch on the oval. 

Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

Please see photos below.

YELP - Belair National Park

On Tuesday 23rd March our Eco Leaders participated in a Young Environmental Leader Program (YELP) excursion to Belair National Park. They met up with students from schools all over Adelaide to discuss and compare the strategies their schools are using to be more eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable. They will be implementing some of the ideas that they investigated in Gardening Club as well as some whole school projects.  Thank you Miss Cordell and Mrs Goh for helping on the day.  Please see photos below.


Term 2 Planner

Please note this can also be found in Skoolbag/Newsletters/Term Planners/Term 2 Planner 2021


Governing Council News

The following is a brief update from our recent Governing Council meeting held on 15th March and of each sub-committee.

Governing Council members discussed the Site Improvement Plan and how it aligns to the Department for education's Strategic Plan, the Mitcham Plains Partnership's Action Plan and the needs of our students and school.

  • Facilities: The committee welcomed many new faces which means more hands on deck and new ideas. Save the date for our first Community Action Day on Saturday 22nd May.
  • After School Sports: Netball and Soccer registrations have been processed and teams are being configured. More information regarding teams, coaches and fixtures will be provided before the holidays.
  • OSHC: Students who attended on the recent Pupil free Day enjoyed their excursion and activities. Numbers continue to increase.
  • Events/Education and Communication Committee:  Quiz Night - 60s theme - tickets on sale on Wednesday 28th April. Thanks for supporting our Kyton's Easter fundraiser. Hope you enjoy the goodies.
  • Finance:  The 2021 budget and financial delegations were approved.  M&S Fees (School Fees) invoices have been sent to families to be paid by end of Term 1.  Families are encouraged to contact Tracy if they require to pay these using a payment plan. Please see attached document for further information about M&S Fees.

Uniform Update - Phase out period for old blue and white check dress finishes at end of Term 1 this year

A friendly reminder: If your child wears the blue and white check school dress (previous style) they can continue to wear this dress until the end of this term.   From Term 2, 2021 the only dress that can be worn will be the new style dress, blue and green check dress. 

Collection of students during Recess / Lunch

If your child has an appointment and is needing to be collected during recess or lunch times, please call the office if it is the morning of the appointment, or arrange prior with your child’s teacher via seesaw or email so that we can have your child waiting in the office.

Parents are not permitted in the yard during recess and lunch time.

Recess play 11.05am – 11.35am

Lunch play 1:10pm – 1:40pm

60s Quiz Night

Please see flyer attached. Tickets on sale on Wednesday 28th April.

Basketball - New uniforms

This year our Senior Basketball Team have proudly worn our new CPS basketball tops. They have been playing like champions and now look the part as well!

FSA Soccer Clinic

Students from Reception to Year 7 have been enjoying the FSA soccer each week.


SAPSASA news from Mr G

Unley High School Special Interest Information

Attached is a flyer with application closing dates for our unzoned Special Interest Programs.

Colonel Light Gardens Football club - Flyer 1

Please see flyer attached if interested in joining CLG Footy club

Colonel Light Gardens Football club - Flyer 2

Please see flyer attached if interested in joining CLG Footy club

STEAM Spectacular April 2021

Please find attached a flyer for the City of Mitcham’s STEAM Spectacular school holiday program promoting a variety of low cost activities for the April school holidays.


Important Dates

29 MarSchool Photos and 6/7 Softball
29 Mar - 1 Apr

Learning Conversations

2 Apr & 5 AprGood Friday and Easter Monday
9 AprEarly Dismissal at 2:10pm