Grange Primary School Newsletter

26 November 2019
Term 4 Week 6
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
AU

From the Principal 

 

Dear Parents and Caregivers, Konnichiwa!

 

Visiting teachers and leaders from Singapore

Over the next two weeks here at Grange we are hosting a group of 5 teachers and leaders from Singapore. The South Australian Department for Education has established a strong collaborative relationship with the Singaporean education system, focusing on mathematics. As you may know Singapore is widely acclaimed as world leader in education and other education jurisdictions worldwide are keen to learn from and alongside them.

 

A member of State Office Learning Improvement Division recently participated in a study tour of Singapore, visiting primary school sites with a focus on Mathematics. In a reciprocal arrangement, two primary sites, of which Grange is one were identified as leaders in Mathematics learning are now hosting the Singapore teachers and leaders.

 

Earlier this year some classes of year six students in Singapore and Room 32, Susan Wilson’s Year 6 class back here at Grange all did the same Mathematics assessment task. The results of this task showed that while the Singapore students had a higher score in mathematics fluency, our students achieved higher as mathematics problem solvers and applying their mathematical understandings. These results strongly demonstrated the opportunity of learning from each other to enable all students to be even better at Mathematics.

 

At Grange we welcome the opportunity to learn alongside world best educators, some of whom are teaching right here at Grange. The ability to problem solve in mathematics is a fundamental skill, that is becoming even more critical in our rapidly changing world. Of course being fluent in mathematics is also essential.

 

The visitors will spend 4 days at Grange, observing in classrooms across Foundation to Year 7, teaching a lesson and learning alongside our teachers and leaders. This is a great recognition of the excellence of Mathematics teaching and learning at Grange and also of the passion of our teachers to continue to learn and be an even better teacher of Mathematics.

 

Thank you so much to our teachers for so willingly sharing their mathematics practice and showcasing the outstanding mathematics learning of our students.

 

Fantastic mathematics learning!

 

 

Regards, Grant

Grant Small

Grange Primary School

                                     

School Activities

Remembrance Day 2019 

Grange Primary School led a beautiful ceremony to remember the lives of all those lost in war. A special thank you goes out to our wonderful guest speaker  Mr Greg Owens, to the students who shared their research and laid their wreaths and to Anne-Marie for organising such a beautiful ceremony. 'Lest we forget…'  

 

 

Colour Fun Run

What an AMAZING day last Friday was for our FUN RUN!  

The weather was Perfect☀️ colour was everywhere 🌈 so many happy faces!!  

A Massive thank you to: 

- the local Firies 🚒 for making a huge splash 💦  

- All of the volunteers on the day 

- Our amazing Fundraising team 

- Dave our groundsman for preparing the oval 

- Jo and the canteen helpers for the delicious sausage sizzle and ice blocks  

- Laura for the gorgeous Balloon arch 🎈  

- @JumpEasy for ‘Beat the Bucket’ 

- Our staff for being so supportive and enthusiastic! 

- The staff who dared to ‘Beat the Bucket’ Particularly Mr Ball who took so many hits!  

And of course to our AMAZING school community who helped us to raise enough money to develop a new Nature Play area on our oval! 🌳 🍃 - Watch this space - more info coming soon!  

Well done Grange on an awesome team effort!! 👏 👏 👏 

 

 

 

Kindy visits to school

Grange Primary School invited our local Kindergarten to come and visit! Over 100 kindy students from two local Kindergartens visited over 4 days to see what school is all about. We looked at the canteen, the oval, the hall, a Performing Arts lesson, had a play on the playground and activity time inside a classroom. Our current Foundation students left a special letter for each kindy student, hidden in our outdoor play area, for them to take home. We hope these visits helped to make the kindy students feel confident and excited to start school, wherever they may be going next year! 

 

Carmen

Senior School Leader

 

 

ICAS Results

ICAS Results

 

Each year, many Grange students choose to participate in the University of New South Wales (UNSW) ICAS Assessments. Students can choose to complete Mathematics, English, Writing, Spelling Bee, Digital Technologies or Science tests. This year we had many students participate in multiple test, with one student, Samuel Lawrence choosing to participate in all six tests.

 

ICAS Assessments are designed to recognise and reward academic excellence. The assessments are based on the curricula for the relevant year. Students are asked to demonstrate a deeper, integrated, and thorough level of learning.

 

To understand student achievement, the following levels are awarded in recognition of students’ results.

 

High Distinction – The top 1% of participants in Australia

Distinction – The next 10% of participants in Australia

Credit – The next 25% of participants in Australia

Merit – the next 10% of participants in Australia

Participation – For all remaining participants.

 

 

Writing

Distinction

Natasa Hercegovac

Elisabetta Alluigi

Isaac Lacquiere

 

Credit

Jessica Curtin

Claudia Hughes

Natalie Howard

Niamh Guyatt

Pria Bholonat

 

Merit

Samuel Lawrence

Shamika Gorey

Anastasia Hercegovac

 

Participation

Evie Martin

Zeva Christophides

Samuel Ho

Jacob Prow

Anelise Bewry

Paige Buckley

Ebony Mack

Digital Technology

High Distinction

Jessica Curtin

 

Distinction

Samuel Lawrenece

Finlay Bolton

James Utting

 

Credit

Koen Phillips

 

Merit

Cadence Murdoch

Kohen Banfield

Jack Coleman-Jardine

 

Participation

Oliver Bolton

Oliver Haddow

Samuel Ho

Jovan Erakovic

Shamika Gorey

Max McFeeters

Jamie Ho

Kyra Schillert

 

 

English

Credit

Natasa Hercegovac

Zeva Christophides

Elisabetta Alluigi

Jack Coleman-Jardine

 

Merit

Samuel Lawrence

Finlay Bolton

 

Participation

Jacob Prow

Anelise Bewry

Sarah Bransden

Shamika Gorey

Natalie Howard

Kelly Worthley

 

 

ICAS Results Continued

                       Mathematics

Distinction

Samuel Lawrence

Jessica Curtin

 

Credit

Cadence Murdoch

Kyle Chisholm

Niamh Guyatt

Daniel Keany

Ethan Lacquiere

Jamie Ho

Isaac Lacquiere

Bethany Lindsay

David Jansen

 

Merit

                     Sarah Howard

Dominic Panayiotou

Natasa Hercegovac

Anelise Bewry

Participation

Brodie Benfield

Amber Murdoch

Zac Bryans

Zeke Lindsay

Jake Benfield

Oliver Haddow

Samuel Ho

Kayla Shepherd

Jovan Erakovic

Shamika Gorey

Anastasia Hercegovac

Natalie Howard

Luka Tucker

Kohen Banfield

Ebony Mack

Greta Mucsi

Kyra Schillert

Kyra Utting

 

 

 

 

Science

Distinction

Samuel Lawrence

Jessica Curtin

Isaac Lacquiere

 

Credit

Ariana Kyriazis

Dominic Panayiotou

Natalie Howard

 

Participation

Miller Banfield

Imogen Bryans

Zac Bryans

Zeva Christophides

Cadence Murdoch

Paige Buckley

Jovan Erakovic

Shamika Gorey

Finlay Bolton

Greta Mucsi

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Distinction

Samuel Lawrence

 

Credit

Miller Banfield

Oliver Bolton

Natasa Hercegovac

Zeke Lindsay

Kayla Shepherd

Findlay Bolton

Eva Liemareff

Bethany Lindsay

 

Merit

Shamika Gorey

Anastasia Hercegovac

Participation

Sarah Howard

Jake Benfield

Jacob Prow

Elisabetta Alluigi

Kyle Chisholm

Natalie Howard

Joshua Gangnuss

David Jansen

 

 

 

 

School News

Canteen News

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

Your assistance is greatly appreciated. 

ROSTER

Term 4

Week 7

Monday - Diane Davies

Tuesday - Help needed

Wednesday - Zina Spridonoff

Thursday - Helen Orfanidis

Friday - Kelly Miige

Week 8

Monday - Diane Davies

Tuesday - Help needed

Wednesday - Zina Spridonoff

Thursday - Helen Orfanidis

Friday - Kelly Miige

 

Grange PS OSHC invites you to join their new software FullyBooked!
All existing and new families MUST register by December 16th 2019!

Dear Grange PS OSHC Families,

From December 16th 2019, Grange PS OSHC has moved to a new childcare management system called FullyBooked.

Until then you are still welcome to use Xplor for all your bookings, etc. 

From December 16th 2019, Xplor will cease to exist and you must have registered your child/children into the new FullyBooked Software.

Grange PS OSHC invites you to register as soon as possible so you can maintain your family details, book into programs (upcoming December/January Vacation Care) and download your statements ready from December 16th.

To complete your registration, simply visit the link below and complete the registration process.

https://grangepsoshc.fullybookedccms.com.au/family

If you have any issues with the link, please try to copy and paste it directly into your web browser.

 

Thank you,

From the Grange PS OSHC Team.

 

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 www.westsideschoolwear.com.au.

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 www.westsideschoolwear.com.au any time.

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

Phone:  0450224887 for enquires.                         

GRANGE PRIMARY SCHOOL – PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR 2020

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 https://screening.sa.gov.au
  • 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

 

E-mail:   Debbie.Moore340@schools.sa.edu.au

Reminder to parents from our neighbours

A reminder to parents from our school neighbours to please not park over driveways when dropping off and picking up your children. 

Your co-operation in this matter will be greatly appreciated. 

Dates to Remember

Term 4 2019

Term 4

Week 7

26th November - Yr 5 Bike Ed

Week 8

2nd December - 7pm Governing Council

5th December - Christmas Presentation Years F-2 1.45pm, Years 3-4 2.20pm

5th December - Year 1 end of year excursion

6th December - Years 3,4,and 5 Aquatic Centre

Sunday 8th December - Carols Night from 5pm

Week 9

9th December - Year 7 Graduation

12th December - Year 6 and 7 Aquatic Centre

13th December - Early dismissal 2.05pm

2019 School Terms

Term 4                           14th October - 13th December

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

Carols Night
Performances by our Junior Primary students.
Carols led by our Year 5 Choir.

 

Term 4 Planner

 

Community News

Carols Night Market Stalls Available

 

SA Dental Service

 

Learning Through Music

 

The Smith Family Saver Plus

 

The Smith Family Saver Plus

 

Netball

 

Netball Clinic

 

Grange Primary School Newsletter
Canteen Menu 2019.pdf