Grange Primary School Newsletter

27 July 2018
Term 3, Week 1
From the Principal 
School News
School Activities
Sport News
Fundraising News
Community News
Dates to Remember
Grange Primary School
08 8353 2688
39c Jetty Street
Grange, South Australia, 5022

From the Principal 


Dear Parents and Caregivers, Konnichiwa!


Welcome to Term 3

Thank you everyone for your warm welcome back to Grange following my long service leave. We had a fabulous time in Italy and the Greek Islands and are adjusting back to the cold weather here in Adelaide. Welcome to our 11 new students and their families that started at Grange for the first time this week. 


Can I also welcome Sarah Loielo who is teaching a year 3 class in room 15 for the remainder of the year while Margaret Henry is on long service leave. Sarah is a great teacher and joins us from Burton Primary School.


STEM works completion

The STEM facilities work has now been completed and most of the furniture that was part of this project has arrived. With the $1,000,000 of State funding and $114,000 of school funds we were able to achieve much across the entire school enabling more flexible and contemporary learning environments that make a real difference for each and every student, their learning and engagement. 


Congratulations to teachers and support staff in the great job they have done in styling and co-constructing the learning environments with their students. They look absolutely fantastic and more importantly are working very well to most effectively support students in their learning.


Later this year the Minister for Education will officially open these facilities here at Grange. I will let you know when this date has been arranged.


Regards, Grant


Grant Small, Principal

Grange Primary School 




School News

Introducing Sarah Loielo

Position at Grange:  Year 3 Teacher

Where were you teaching before you came to Grange:  Burton Primary School

Favourite Foods:  Pizza and Nonna's Lasagne

Favourite Movie:  Cool Runnings and The Lion King

Things I like to do in my spare time: Cooking and going to the beach

Inspiring quote for students:  "You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose." Dr Seuss



School Crossing Monitors


Term 3 - Week 2

30/7 - 3/8

Emily D - Room 34

Ella S - Room 34

Devon T-E - Room 34

Indi F (Reserve) - Room 32

Term 3 - Week 3

6/8 - 10/8

India F - Room 32

Monica S - Room 32

Bridie Wilson - Room 32

Aarone T (Reserve) - Room 32


Canteen News

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

Your assistance is greatly appreciated. 


Term 3 - Week 2

30/7/ - 3/8



Wednesday - Zena Spirdinoff

Thursday - Helen Orfanidis

Friday - Kelly Miigge

Term 3 - Week 3

6/8 - 11/8

Monday -  Aymee Lumsden

Tuesday - Simone McIntyre

Wednesday - Zena Spirdinoff

Thursday - Helen Orfanidis

Friday - Kelly Miigge



School Activities

Performing Arts News

Dätiwuy​ Dreaming Performance

Our school hosted the Musica Viva in schools performance of Dätiwuy Dreaming. Based in the North east Arnhem lands, the group performed a variety of songs and dances which reflected the Yolngu culture and stories. Here are some of the comments from Room 13 students:


I liked when the performers put the white ochre on themselves and did the sacred dances. I also liked when the girl was dancing and the boy was beat boxing . I learnt that only the men can play the yiddaki. Luca 


I really enjoyed all the dances because they always told a story. One of the dances I liked was the fire dance. The people thanked the fire for being made and respected that it helped them. I learnt that they play the didgeridoo (yiddaki) on boys so when they grow up they know the tunes. It can only be done on boys because only men can play the didgeridoo (yiddaki). Julia 


I found it very interesting learning about their culture. I learnt that the different songs they make are either connected to their ancestors, their totem or showing that they respect the things they dance about. What I liked at the concert was the humour, the acting and the different stories. I understand that Datiwuy Dreaming has dozens of stories and they enjoy their career of showing people their dances. Hopefully we will get to see the concert again. Anastasia 


I liked the girl cutting the boy to get the honey to spread on the bread. There acting was brilliant and the best part about it was when the boy started beat boxing and the girl started to swing her hair around. Rhys 


Upcoming Performing Arts Events

This term the Sydney based group TaikOz will visit our school. Currently, students in Rooms 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 32 and 34 are learning about Taiko drumming. Students will experience exciting cross curricula connections to Japan with activities encompassing language, dance and music. TaikOz will perform in the Lawson Hall on Thursday 23rd August  at 9.15am.

Students in Foundation to Year 2 will attend an in school performance of Red Riding Robin Hood  on Tuesday 28th August at 11.30am. The play will challenge our students to think about traditional gender roles, bravery and standing up for what's right. Red Riding Robin Hood will perform for  Foundation to Year 2 on Tuesday 28th August at 11.30am.


Year 5 Choir students will soon receive information about their upcoming rehearsals and performance.   Our Festival of Music Choir  will be performing at the  Adelaide Festival Centre on  Sunday 23rd September.


Sport News

AFL Lightning Carnival

Our football teams finished Term 2 with the Lightning Carnival at Woodville Oval.


The Year 4/5 team competed well in all four games losing two of their games by a kick. Well done to Shane and the team for their effort.


The Year 6/7 team started off strongly winning three games out of 4. As a result, they participated in the Grand Final against an undefeated West Lakes Shore. The team started strongly kicking the first 3 goals and held on well to win by 16 points. Well done to Dave, Stuart and the team on the way they played on the day.



Nick Godlevsky
Grange PS Football Delegate


SAPSASA Basketball Championships

On Wednesday 25th July, both girls and boys participated in a basketball tournament. All students played in the right spirit and represented Grange Primary School extremely well.


The girls won 4 games out of 6, whilst the boys were undefeted and will now participate in the State Championships to be held in September.


Thank you to Dean Levitt for volunteering his time to coach the girls team. Also a big thank you to all the parents on the who supported on the day.


Thank you,

John Mastropaolo.


2018 Interschools Saski

Grange Primary School had three representatives at the SA Interschools ski racing (Saski) in Falls Creek. Zoe, Billy and Ruby all competed in the Alpine Giant Slalom Downhill event, gaining great results. Both Billy and Ruby won Silver Medals and Zoe a Bronze. Well done to you all.


Fundraising News

Entertainment Books

A reminder that Entertainment Books are still available from the Front Office and will be until sold out. Payment can be made with cash or credit card and a percentage of the sale comes to the school. Digital copies must be ordered online by following this link The school also receives a percentage of all online orders.

The Fundraising Committee wishes to thank you for your support of our fundraising activities.



Community News

Winter Wonderland in the City

During the weekend of Week 9 in Term 2, one of our students, Tyla from Room 9, was asked to perform at the City Centre Ice Rink in Victoria Square as a highlight to the Winter Wonderland.  Great work, Tyla.


Grange Baptist Kids Club


Hot Shots Tennis Coaching

Term 3 ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Coaching at Grange Lawn Tennis Club


Mondays or Wednesday after school


Come for a FREE trial lesson


To book, please contact Club Coach, David Grainger, 0431 906403


Kitchen Kids


Dates to Remember

Term 3 2019

Week 2

Monday 30th July - Friday 3rd August - Year 3 and 4 Swimming

Wednesday 1st August - Bike Ed - Year 5's

Week 3

Wednesday 8th August - Cherry Blossom Picnic F-2

                                              Wednesday 8th August - Canteen Sushi Day - Whole School

Thursday 9th August - Round 4 Debating

Week 4

Wednesday 15th August - Bike Ed - Year 5's

Week 5

Monday 20th to Friday 25th August - BOOK WEEK

Wednesday 22nd August - Bike Ed - Year 5's

Thursday 23rd August -   ​TaikOz Performance Rooms 8, 9, 10, 11, 32 and 34 

Thursday 23rd August - Yr 5 Festival Choir rehearsal at Magic Millions 

Week 6

Tuesday 28th August​ - Red Riding Robin Hood  Years F-2 


Wednesday 29th August - Bike Ed - Year 5's

Thursday 30th August - Round 5 Debating

Friday 31st August - SHOW DAY - SCHOOL CLOSURE

Week 7

Monday 3rd September - Student Free Day

Friday 7th September - Sports Day


Week 8

Tuesday 11th September - Debating Semi-Final

Thursday 13th and Friday 14th September - Room 33 Zoo School

Week 9

Wednesday 19th September - Bike Ed - Year 5's

Thursday 20th and Friday 21st September - Room 32 Zoo School

Thursday 20th September - Festival of Music Choir Rehearsal

Sunday 23rd September - Festival of Music Choir Performance

Week 10

Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th September - Room 37 Zoo School

Friday 28th September - End of Term 3 - Early dismissal 2.05 pm


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