Grange Primary School Newsletter

01 June 2018
Term 2 Week 5
From the Principal 
School News
School Activities
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!



It's that time of the year. It is getting colder earlier. We know that winter is about to hit us. Grange Primary is a lovely community school with many volunteers that give up their time to help coach and manage sport, listen to reading, work in the canteen, represent Governing Council and its sub-committees, go on excursions and the list goes on and on. The school could not do this without you. You are greatly appreciated. Did you know that volunteering also benefits the volunteer? Volunteering and helping others can help reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated and provide a sense of purpose. While it's true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you'll experience. Volunteering doesn't have to involve a long term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day. Giving in even simple ways can help. Go for it!!


It is great to see so many students in school uniform. Some of the students have grown over the past month. The shorts are getting shorter, the wrist bands are now nearly to the elbow and the footwear is getting a bit tight. Just a reminder that if your child requires new uniform you can order it on Qkr or at the front office. Dress code includes a navy blue short sleeved polo shirt or long sleeved t-shirt, navy blue windcheater (not grey), navy blue fleecy lined zip up jacket, shorts in either navy or grey which are mid thigh in length and of course navy broad brimmed hats which are only worn in Terms 1, 3 and 4. On occasions we need spare uniforms so, if your child has out grown their uniform and you no longer have use for it and it is still in reasonable condition, it can be donated to the school.


I would like to thank the Grange Primary staff, students and community for welcoming me into your school. It has been a pleasure so far meeting  lots of  students and parents and hope to get around to meeting more of you during my stay at Grange.


PS. Grant says hello from Italy and we include a photo from Venice.

Jan Taylor, Principal

Grange Primary School 




School News

Introducing Linda Follett

Position at Grange:  Year 3 teacher - Room 6

Where were you teaching before you came to Grange:  Jervois Primary School, near Murray Bridge

Favourite Foods:  Anything I don’t have to cook or do the dishes for.

Favourite Movie:  I would love to say something deep and thought provoking, but alas 27 Dresses may feature up there along with Cars.

Things I like to do in my spare time:  I like to get outdoors and go for a walk or maybe a trip to a concert or theatre.

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



Check out our new Library Furniture


Our new Library furniture arrived last week! Our students and teachers are loving working in this new space; complete with rocking chairs, soft cushions, ottomans, a very special ‘storytellers chair’ and new shelving, signage and acrylic displays.


We are re-stocking our shelves with new and exciting books for all ages and genres!


Please come in and take a look – the Library is open for parents and caregivers from 8.30am and after school until 3.20pm.


See you there!


The Library Team


Mathematical Association of South Australia Competition 2018 Results

Congratulations to the following students who participated in the Mathematical Association of South Australia Competition recently.


David Farr   -   Equal Eighth

Marlie Fiegert   -  Distinction

Xavier Miller  -  Credit

Tia James   -  Credit

School Crossing Monitors


Term 2 - Week 6

4/6 - 8/6

Ava C -  Room 32

Sienna J - Room 32

Charlie W- Room 32

Kaitlyn E (Reserve) - Room 32


Week 7

11/6 - 15/6

Kaitlyn E - Room 32

Tate D - Room 32

Aimme S - Room 32

Tarj S (Reserve) - Room 37


Canteen News

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

Your assistance is greatly appreciated. 


Week 6

4/6 - 8/6

Monday - Aymee Lumsden


Wednesday - Zena Spirdinoff

Thursday - Helen Orfanidis

Friday - Kelly Miigge

Week 7

11/6 - 15/6



Wednesday - Zena Spirdinoff

Thursday - Helen Orfanidis

Friday - Kelly Miigge



School Activities



Sorry Day

Last Friday Miss Simpson’s Foundation children from Room 5 and Ms Linda’s Year threes from Room 6 read a thought provoking book called Sorry Day, written by Coral Vass and illustrated by Dub Leffler. It was an emotional story sharing about the stolen generation and the apology from then Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd. After a bit of a chat we worked together to trace our hands and then decorated them with Aboriginal symbols to create a vibrant Sorry Day display that is hanging proudly in the front office. 


National Simultaneous Storytime - 
Hickory Dickory Dash!

Wednesday 23rd May


Performed by Foundations in Room 4, Miss Karen and Year 6's in Room 33 Mrs Taylor.


Article by Evie Hunjet and Thomas Mack (Foundation students - Room 4)


Last Wednesday, we did ‘Hickory Dickory Dash!,’ where we worked with Mr Ball in Witungga Hall.


We dressed up like little mice! We had mice whiskers and a nose, we had mice ears and we were wearing grey.


The big kids had clocks that went down to their feet. Click-clock, click-clock – here goes the Hickory Dickory Dock!


We performed to nearly the whole school and a couple of parents and the teachers.


We had to perform like mice and say ‘hickory dickory!’ and ‘squeak, squeak!’


"It was good and I loved it!" – Evie


"I loved our performance and saying ‘hickory, dickory dash!’" – Thomas


Room 32 Kindy Visit

Students from Room 32 wrote picture books for the Mayoral Make a Book Competition. The books were written for preschool children and contained messages and themes suitable for younger children. The class  visited Elizabeth O’Grady Kindergarten to read their stories to the children before sending the books to the competition. The students enjoyed visiting the kindergarten as many had fond memories of their time there as pre-schoolers and the kindergarten children enjoyed having the stories read to them.


Fundraising News

Entertainment Books

The 2018/2019 Entertainment Books are still available for purchase.  

$70 membership – Book or Digital 

Books can be purchased through the front office or online.

Digital Memberships must be purchased online. Visit:

Family and friends are also welcome to purchase through the school.


We held our Obstacle-a-thon on Friday 25th May. Our oval was transformed into a world of inflatable obstacles kindly provided by Jump-Easy Castle and Party Hire and Jarrah Carr, a parent of our school. Great fun was had by students and teachers alike as the photos show. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far and  at last count we had raised $6280.50. 

The Fundraising committee would like to thank the many volunteer helpers we had on the day and the staff of Jump Easy for making the day successful.


Grange Primary School

Fundraising Committee


Community News

Kids Taekwondo


Oriental Martial Arts Academy

    Uniting Church Hall

146 Semaphore Road cnr Young St.

(Next to the Exeter Hotel)



 ·       Experience & Qualified Instructors

·       Instructors DCSI approved

·       Children from 5 years onwards






Dates to Remember

Term 2 2018

Week 7


Wednesday 13th June - Adelaide Zoo Excursion Rooms 12 and 13

Friday 15th June - Adelaide Zoo Excursion Rooms 10 and 14

Week 8

Tuesday 19th June - Maritime Museum Excursion - Rooms 24, 25, 29, 30

Friday 22nd June - Marine Discovery Centre Room 21

Week 9

Thursday 28th June - Light Show - Lab on Legs - Year 5

Week 10

Wednesday 4th July - Mid Year Reports go home

Friday 6th July - Last day of term - 2.05 pm dismissal


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