Virginia Primary School Newsletter

Issue 17 , 13/10/2020

From the Principal

Dear Families,

Hope you have all been well and got to spend some extra family time over the school holidays. Can’t believe that we are already in term 4 and what a busy and exciting one it will be!

Sports Day Announcement

We have some positive news to share with you all about Sports Day this Friday. As you are aware, we had to postpone it due to the weather, however it has worked in our favour. 

Due to the current COVID situation in SA (well done to SA) and with restrictions slowly easing, we would like to start off the term on a high and open up our Sports Day to our families. We will adhere by the SA  Health’s guidelines in terms of social distancing and put measures in place (signing in, designating standing areas, have extra COVID cleaning throughout the day, limited spectators etc) to ensure that we take all necessary precautions.

We would like to acknowledge our community’s support and understanding throughout a tough year and feel it is the right time to celebrate as one and support our students on a day that means so much to them! We know that you will support us in following the appropriate protocols put in place to ensure that we all keep safe and make the day an enjoyable one for all.

We have ordered extra sausages and soft drinks for everyone to enjoy on the day and are hoping that the weather will be kind to us. We will begin the day with our opening ceremony where our House Captains will lead their teams with the chants that they put together.

Due to COVID 19 Regulations, please adhere to the following:

* all spectators to sign in on arrival. There will be signing sheets outside the front office.

* Unfortunately due to the current circumstances, spectators are limited to parents/grandparents, caregivers and guardians. We are not permitting high school students to attend. 

* keep appropriate distance 1.5m throughout the day eg when lining up for sausage sizzle and drinks.

* make use of the antibacterial gel in designated areas 

* adults to use staff toilets ONLY

* no spectators/visitors allowed in the foyers

Please note: We want to ensure that that we do everything we can do ensure that the day runs smoothly whilst keeping everyone safe. 

Depending on how Sports Day goes, we will further discuss what our Book Week Parade might look like, including an End of Year Concert (fingers crossed).

Minister for Education Visit

I would also like to inform you all  that the  Minister for Education,  Jon Gardner, has rescheduled his visit to Tuesday 20th October  (next week).  It is a great honor to have the Minister wanting to visit our school and see the students and teachers in action. It’s a real credit to the work we have done over the last few years.

We are excited and looking forward to his visit.


Hope the news we have shared, has brightened up your day.

Here’s to a wonderful term 4. 

Learning Together, Learning For Our Future.

Warmest Regards,

Voula Pounendis


Pupil Free Dates & School Closures (approved by Governing Council)

  • Term 4: Week 2 Wednesday 21st October - OSHC available
  • Term 4: Week 7 Friday 27th November - OSHC available

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