Grange Primary School Newsletter

27 June 2019
Term 2 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!

Authentic learning

One of the critical skills we can instill in our students is that they can make a difference. An example of this in action is from the students in Rooms 12 and 13. Ava and Naomi showed me what they and some of their classmates were discovering in the school yard and their plans of action to improve this. I asked that they record this so that I could share it with you in the newsletter. Powerful, proactive learning indeed, where we are enabling students to believe they can and do make a difference. Well done, future leaders of our country.



The Litter Monitors

There are some litter monitors from Rooms 12 and 13 that collect 10 cent recyclable cartons, as well as rubbish. When we were on the oval playing ball-rush Naomi and Ava found some disappointing things. We don’t know how this rubbish got on the oval because students are not allowed to eat on the oval, but some kids are not following this rule. The things we found are, a plastic reusable container, a wrapper and a 10 cent recyclable carton. We know the name of the person who littered the recyclable carton and told their teacher about what they did. All of the litter monitors in Rooms 12 and 13 have seen full drink cartons in the bin and if the carton had a name tag, we would tell their teachers. To finish off we just want to acknowledge Room 12 and 13’s litter monitors for their phenomenal work!


                                                              Thanks for Reading,

Ava Schultz, and Naomi Simmons, from Room 13                   


Regards, Grant

Grant Small, Principal

Grange Primary School 




School Activities


Roxy Fiedler is a year 5 student and came to visit our Year 1 STEM classes as a special guest.

She keeps bees at her home and had a lot of information to share with us.

Roxy told us the special way to put water out to help the bees and not to use poison sprays.

Roxy gave us all a taste of the honey that her bees made.

We learnt a lot about bees from Roxy.



Percussion Band 

The Year 4/5 Percussion Band had its debut performance last week. The students practiced diligently before school and during their lunch breaks to present a selection of songs to their class.



Planting in the Quad

One day, while Room 30 were outside in the Quad area, we noticed that the wooden planters didn’t have any plants in them and weren’t very attractive! So, we decided to do something about it. We asked Mr. Grant if we could buy some plants and he thought that would be a wonderful idea. We also asked our Year 6 CAT Buddies for their help. 


We got into nine groups and were assigned a planter that we would be responsible for. Using our maths and ICT skills, we measured the planters and researched suitable plants using the internet. Once we had selected our flowers and plants, we drew designs of what our planters would look like.


Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Harkins then went to Bunnings to purchase the plants. Soon it was time to start planting. We used our strength of teamwork and discussed where to position the plants and bulbs before placing them in the soil. David our groundsmen helped us too. We are very proud of our achievements, and will continue to take care of our planters. Next time you’re walking through the Quad have a look at how beautiful our planters are!


Room 30 and Room 32



Student Voice - Week 10 Hutt Street Centre Winter Appeal

Dear Parents/Caregivers,


At Student Leaders/Voice recently we voted on a good cause to support at this time of year. We looked at many good causes but we ended up voting in favour of supporting the Hutt Street Centre. 

The Hutt Street Centre is an organisation who aim to better the lives of people challenged by homelessness.

For the entirety of week 10 there will be a main box in the front office (and in classes that are supporting this cause) in which we would like the following items to be placed if you wish to donate. 


New Socks

New Beanies

Non-Perishable Foods 

New Packets of small tissues 

A gold coin


Thank you all for your support. 


Kind Regards,


Nick Warren

Senior Leader

Learner Engagement 

Grange Primary School 


Room 4 News

Room 4 has been doing graphing in our maths lessons. They have enjoyed working with Maureen Hegarty and exploring the many different ways to collect information, interpret the data and then recording the data in different types of graphs.

Room 4

Karen Oliver



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 2

Week 10 2019

Monday - School Closure

Tuesday - Petrina Young

Wednesday - Zina Spirdinoff

Thursday - Helen Orfanidis

Friday - Kelly Miige

Term 3 

Week 1 2019

Monday - Help Needed

Tuesday - Help Needed

Wednesday - Zina Spirdinoff

Thursday - Helen Orfanidis

Friday - Kelly Miige


National Excellence in Teaching Awards 


Entertainment Books
Now Available From the Front Office!
Don't forget to purchase your copy today. 
Funds raised will help the school to upgrade outdoor play spaces for our students.  



We previously advised that hats and bags would still be available from school via the Front Office or the Qkr App. However, it has been reported to us by our uniform supplier that many people have asked about having hats and bags on sale along with the clothing items. Therefore, starting immediately, hats and bags will only be available to purchase from Westside School Uniforms, either at the Westside shop or via their website. 

Prices will be as follows:

Medium bags with logo                $40.00

Large bags with logo                      $42.00

Hats  plain no logo                          $10.00


It has come to our attention also that people are having difficultly locating Westside Uniform shop. The majority of the shops in the block face Grange Road, however Westside are situated around the corner in Falkirk Avenue. Should you have any difficulties finding the shop please call Amanda at Westside on 0450 224 887. 


Dates to Remember

Term 2 2019

Term 2 Week 10

3rd & 4th July - Zoo School Room 37

5th July - Early School Closure 2.05pm

Term 3 Week 1

22nd July - Students return


2019 School Terms

Term 2                          29th April - 5th July

Term 3                           22nd July - 27th September

Term 4                           14th October - 13th December

2019 Student Free Days

Term 3                           Friday, 30th August 

                                         Monday, 2nd September

Community News

Foster Care


ANZ Tennis Hot Shots



AUSKICK@ Grange PS is now open. It will run from 3:15 - 4:15pm on the school oval in Term 3 (start date TBC)

Cost is $90 however sports vouchers can be used. 

Go to Auskick, learn more and follow the prompts to find the Grange PS Centre for Term 3. 


Kind Regards,

Nick Warren

Senior Leader

Learner Engagement 

Grange Primary School 


School Holiday Soccer Program


Netball School Holiday Clinics


Theatre Bugs

EXCITING NEWS: Theatre Bugs will be opening a new venue at Grange Term 3 2019.  Theatre Bugs where every child is a star and all children have so much fun. 

We will be offering a 10% discount to new students who would like to try one of our classes at our new Grange venue.


NWJSA Cup Final 2019


Grange Primary School Newsletter
Canteen Menu 2019.pdf
Cheerio Netball Club - School Holiday Clinic.pdf
Holiday Soccer Program.pdf