Grange Primary School Newsletter

13 December 2019
Term 4 Week 9
From the Principal 
School Activities
School News
Dates to Remember
Community News
Grange Primary School
08 8353 2688
39c Jetty Street
Grange, South Australia, 5022

From the Principal 


Dear Parents and Caregivers, Konnichiwa!


End of the 2020 school year

What an outstanding year of learning we have had here at Grange in 2020 and one that can be best celebrated in pictures which follow.


The year 7 graduation was a fantastic celebration of the learning journey of our year 7 students and what outstanding young people they are.

Congratulations to all our year seven graduates and award winners -

Room 34

Academic excellence- Alicia Grant

Persistence and effort- Sergio Barone and Ella Godlevsky

Room 36

Academic excellence- Dylan Berggren-Levitt

Persistence and effort- Ashden Archer and Indiana Frigo


Whole school awards

Jossiah Mitton award- Jesse Bikic

Hindmarsh award- Hudson Lavery

Mary Colton award- Molly Farmer

Principal’s award- Sophie Wolf



Most of the teacher staffing is now in place for 2020- see the attached staff list.

At the end of each year we say farewell to some staff. We wish the following staff all the best for the future, Sharen Stephens, Hayley Gladigau, Darrien Newcombe, Cheryl Kilmier, Leanne Sclater, Judy Marshall and Alex Narcys.


Congratulations to Tom Wilkinson, Linda Follett and Jasmine Simpson for securing permanent positions from 2020 at Grange Primary School.


I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas and new year ahead. For those of you leaving us at the end of this year, I wish you all the best for the future. Otherwise I look forward to seeing you all back for another year of great progress in 2020.


Regards, Grant

Grant Small

Grange Primary School


School Activities

Grange Champions go to State Tennis Finals

Bam, what an amazing start to the day, Lara smashed the tennis ball and aced passed McLaren Flat Primary School.

On a beautiful sunny day at the clay courts in North Adelaide our team of 9 champions including Kayla S, Chloe M, Stephanie H, Alex A, Lena N, Lara N, Jake B, Jaxon F, Axel Mc battled it out for the state championship and came narrowly close to becoming the 2019 state champions.

We had heaps of fun and loved learning the game of tennis, we look forward to many more opportunities like this in our many more years at Grange PS.

Thanks to the team from Tennis SA who have provided lots of opportunities for the kids at Grange to enjoy.

Kind regards,

Kayla S and Chloe M

AVEO Retirement Centre Visit

On Thursday of Week 7 Rooms 24 and 25, as well as the Year 5 Carols Choir, visited the AVEO Retirement Centre. During their visit both groups excitedly performed songs they had been practicing for the Carols on the Oval celebration. This was followed by a fun group sing-a-long with the residents of ‘Jingle Bells’. Before departing, Rooms 24 and 25 were also able to share with the AVEO community some books they had written in class. 


Jonathon Webb

Performing Arts


Congratulations Room 5

Congratulations to Room 5 for winning the attendance award for the 3rd week running with only one absence for the whole of last week! 

Well done to all the parents of Room 5 for making such a great effort to get your students to school.


Nick Warren

Student Leader

News from Room 21

Room 21 have been spreading Christmas Cheer through songs.

They have sung to diners at the Grange Baptist Church Cafe, parents at the Room 21 Learning Exhibition and to their friends at Anglicare Grange.


Room 21


School News

Canteen News

Canteen volunteers are always welcome. Please see Jo in the canteen to register your interest.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated. 


Term 1 2020

Week 1

Monday - Help needed

Tuesday - Help needed

Wednesday - Zina Spridonoff

Thursday - Helen Orfanidis

Friday - Kelly Miige



Westside Schoolwear

Open hours 10.00 am until 5.00 pm Monday to Wednesday and Thursday open 10.00 am until 7.30 pm.

Address: Shop 6 corner Falkirk Ave and Grange Road in a group of shops next door to the travel agency.

The website has a photo of the shop and a map. Go to

Westside Schoolwear will be closing on the 13th December 2019 and re-open on the 6th January 2020.

Due to the high volume of orders at this time of year, orders in before the 8th of January 2020 will be ready to collect or delivered the week before the start of school.   

Orders after the 8th January 2020 may not be ready until the end of February 2020.

Order online at any time.

Orders may also be taken in the shop during open hours.

Phone:  0450224887 for enquires.                         


Our school welcomes and encourages parent volunteers to assist with our classes and students.  If you have some free time which you wish to give to the school in 2020 and would like to apply to become a parent volunteer, we will be seeking volunteers for next year.  Parent Volunteers can choose to assist in our school Canteen, Foundation classrooms assisting students with reading and learning activities, becoming actively involved in our sporting clubs after school or mentoring a student on our Learning Assisted Program. 

We also have a very active Governing Council, which we seek applications for annually at the beginning of each academic year and parents are invited to join our sub-committees, which include Fund-Raising, Facilities, OSHC Advisory Committee, Education and Canteen.  Please contact me if you wish to receive more information on volunteering with any of the above.

In order to become a parent volunteer at Grange Primary School, the Department for Education require you to:

  • complete a volunteer application form that includes signing a declaration
  • complete the volunteer screening and suitability requirements – Working With Children Check – please visit
  • complete the Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care (RAN-EC) course for volunteers
  • complete the volunteer induction, including work health and safety
  • be given a role description
  • sign a volunteer agreement.

If you have any queries or require more information on any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact me.  If you wish to commence the Volunteer Application process, please e-mail me your contact details.

Kind regards,

Debbie Moore

Parent & Community Liaison Officer

Grange Primary School



Dates to Remember

Students Return 28th January 2020

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Term 4 2019

Term 1

Week 1

28th January - Students return

30th January- Yrs 6 & 7 Aquatics

31st January - Year 6 & 7 Aquatics

2020 School Terms

Term 1                           28th January - 10th April

Term 2                           27th April - 3rd July

Term 3                           20th July - 25th September                   

Term 4                          12th October - 11th December

Community News

SA Dental Service


Learning Through Music


The Smith Family Saver Plus


The Smith Family Saver Plus


Netball Clinic


Little Athletics Holiday Clinic


Little Athletics


Little Athletics 


DCM Dance

DANCE FOR KIDS - DCM DANCE CONNECT MOVE, a children’s dance club offering styles in the ever so popular Acrobatics, the high energy of Hip Hop and the funky grooves of Jazz/Pop. For all ages from 3yrs


Have you heard the sentence “I’m bored Mum?”

Our goal is to keep children ACTIVE, happy and off tech. We have seen incredible growth and development in our dance kids this year from improved independent thinking, memory, concentration, musicality, individual expression, co-ordination, spatial awareness and more. They have come to meet & socialise with new friends outside of school and made some besties!

Many children came to join DCM Dance this year and have thoroughly enjoyed the classes and our beautiful community of families. We wanted to spread the DANCE LOVE and give you the opportunity to try something new for your children in 2020.

So…… we are inviting you to come & try classes in 2020 in the week school goes back.  $6 a class – Come and try all styles in one week if you like.


We would love to see you dancing with DCM in 2020

Call us if you need anything, Kylie 0422974747
Email us at:

Find us on FB @DCMdance

Find us on Insta: @dcmdanceschool.adelaide

“DANCE is the hidden language of the soul”, Martha Graham


Henley Sharks Football Club – Season 2020


There are vacancies for GIRLS in all age groups.   All experience and skill levels welcome. 


We currently have vacancies for experienced (club or school) players for 2020 in these age groups:

Boys born 2006 (U14s)
Boys born 2007 (U13s)
Boys born 2008 (U12s)
Please note transfer caps apply from other local clubs - the registrar will be able to advise.

We also have vacancies players in these age groups - previous playing experience not required:
Boys born 2010 (U10s)
Boys born 2011 (U9s)
Boys born 2012 (U8s)


7s Minis League

Boys and girls born in 2013 - a 12 game season 

Please go to - and complete the survey.



Henley Sharks Football Club (Juniors)

E  W Henley Sharks Football Club

Music Theatre Camp


Strikers Holiday Program


Grange Primary School Newsletter
Canteen Menu 2019.pdf