Grange Primary School Newsletter

08 February 2019
Term1 Week 2
From the Principal 
School 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!

Start of the 2019 School Year

We have had an excellent start to the 2019 school year at Grange. Our enrolments are now 757 children across 28 classes. A special welcome to our new children and families starting at Grange and to the new teaching and support staff joining us this year. We have had only a few teacher changes from 2018 and welcome Hayley Gladigau (Year 1 teacher), Daniel Moyle (Year 5/6 teacher), Jasmine Pearce (Year 6 teacher), Rebecca Lokan (Literacy coach) and Maureen Hegarty (Mathematics coach) to Grange. The new support staff at Grange in 2019 are Amy Kretschmer, Kate Gaughan and Leanne Sclater.


Our teachers and support staff have worked very hard prior to our first day in organising and preparing classroom learning environments, resources and materials to provide a structured, ordered and well prepared environment ready for learning. New and returning students were also happy and ready for learning.


As many of you are aware our school, staff and the parent governing body of Governing Council are committed to continual improvement, with the ultimate aim of every student being the very best they can be.


From this school year we have strengthened our professional support for teachers through a coaching and mentoring strategy. Alongside the work of our outstanding Senior Leaders in the school we have appointed three curriculum coaches in

  • Literacy- Rebecca Lokan
  • Mathematics- Maureen Hegarty
  • Technology- Chris Philbrook

These three excellent teachers will work intensively alongside all classroom teachers to model, co-teach, co-plan, share, collaborate and extend best teaching practice.


I look forward to working in collaboration with our students, parents and staff in achieving our goal of moving Grange from a good and great school to one that is consistently outstanding. With such a highly skilled, happy, committed, enthusiastic and passionate group of educators as we have at Grange in 2019 this goal is well on track.


Attached are photos of our staff for 2019.

Upcoming dates

Acquaintance Nights (see flyer attached)-

Years 5, 6 and 7- Monday 11 February 6-6.30pm

Years 1 and 2 – Tuesday 19 February 6-6.30pm

Years 3/4/5- Tuesday 19 February 6.45-7pm

Governing Council Annual General Meeting (see flyer attached)

Monday 18 February 7pm.

Regards, Grant

Grant Small, Principal

Grange Primary School 




School News

School Uniform Update


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. 



Canteen News

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

Your assistance is greatly appreciated. 


Term 1

 Week 3 2019

Monday - Sarah Toming


Wednesday - Zina Spirdinoff

Thursday - Helen Orfanidis

Friday - Kelly Miige

Week 4 2019



Wednesday - Zina Spirdinoff

Thursday - Helen Orfanidis

Friday - Kelly Miige

Seaton High School Visual Arts Program

Seaton High School’s Visual Arts and Innovation Specialist Program – Applications Now Open

Seaton High School’s Visual Arts and Innovation Specialist Program enables students with a passion for the Visual Arts to work with like-minded individuals to develop their artistic skills to a higher level than would normally be expected. This program encourages students to develop their critical and creative thinking skills through an exploration of the applications of emerging technologies (eg laser cutting & etching and additive manufacturing such as 3D printing) in contemporary art. This program falls under the banner of Seaton’s newly acquired status as an Entrepreneurial Specialist School.

Year 7 students are invited to apply for the 2020 program by completing the expression of interest via the following link:

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Tom Griffith, Assistant Principal, Emerging Technologies and Specialist Programs


Free Online Saftey Presentation
Wednesday, 27th February 7pm


Community News

Cheerio Netball Club


Free Dential Care


Autisum Support Group Meeting


Kids Dance In Western Suburbs


DCM Dance Connect Move 

$6 per class for all classes to come and try!




A new Kids Dance School in the western suburbs offering classes for children from the ages of 2.5 - 12+ years of age in Creative dance, Hip Hop, Jazz/Pop and Acrobatic Arts. 

DCM is place where kids of all ages shapes and sizes learn to dance, connect and move. This is a studio where creativity, individuality and self-expression are encouraged and has a community of teachers, students and families who are passionate about the performing arts. 

Our goal is to create a positive and happy experience for all our students. We strive to nurture and develop individuals, celebrate the achievements of all students and inspire a love and appreciation of all styles of dance and the arts. 

We are committed to providing a safe and positive environment in which all students can feel empowered, comfortable and free to express themselves.  

DCM is also proudly a Sport Voucher Provider and $100 can be used towards dance tuition in 2019. See website, under Sport Voucher, for all the details. We hope to see your boy or girl dancing with us soon!


Facebook: @DCMdance

Instagram: @dcmdanceschool.adelaide

Dates to Remember

Term 1 2019

 Week 3

11th February 2019 - Aquaintance night for years 5,6 &,7

12th February 2019 - Parent Session: Building Resilience


Week 4

18th February 2019 - Governing Council AGM 7pm

19th February 2019 - Aquaintance Night for years 1,2,3 & 4

20th February 2019 - Choir Cluster, Lawson Hall

22nd February 2019 - Family Movie Night


Week 5

27th February to 1st March - Year 7 Camp Glenhaven

27th and 28th February - Year 5 Surf Safety

27th February - Sonya Ryan Presentation 11.20 and 7.00 pm


Week 7

14th March 2019 - Choir - Foundation - Yr 2. In school performance - The Human Race



2019 School Terms

Term 1                          29th January - 12th April

Term 2                          29th April - 5th July

Term3                           22nd July - 27th September

Term4                           14th October - 13th December

Grange Primary School Newsletter
2019 STAFF LIST.pdf
2019 Acquaintance Night F-7.doc
2019 Acquaintance Night F-7.doc
2019 GC AGM Agenda.docx
GC Nomination Form 2019.docx
staff 2019.pdf
staff 2019 2.pdf
Cheerio Netball Club 2019 Winter Trials.pdf