Grange Primary School Newsletter

15 June 2018
Term 2 Week 7
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!


If you have ever sat and googled gratitude, one comes up with pages and pages of suggestions.  It is important to realise that just having “things” doesn’t always equate to gratitude. Showing gratitude is much more than a simple’ thanks’ without further thought.


Practising gratitude daily goes a long way to improving your happiness in all areas of your life. Gratitude opens the door to more relationships, improves physical and psychological health, enhances empathy and reduces aggression, helps with sleep and improves self esteem.


We live in such a busy world. Sometimes we should take stock and ‘smell the roses’ as they say and be thankful.  Remember to let the people in your life know just how much you appreciate them. When was the last time you performed a Random Act of Kindness?


Australia's Biggest Morning Tea at Grange


The staff at Grange Primary recently participated in a fantastic morning tea organised by Claudia Broadway and her team for the Biggest Morning Tea. They raised $600 for the Cancer Council. Well done!

Jan Taylor, Principal

Grange Primary School 




School News

Introducing Bryan Birchall

Position at Grange:  Year 7 teacher - Room 35

Where were you teaching before you came to Grange:  West Lakes Shore Primary School

Favourite Foods:  Steak with creamy pepper sauce, chips and salad. Chocolate almonds for a treat.

Favourite Movie:  The Bone Collecter

Things I like to do in my spare time:  I like to catch up with mates and have a BBQ while watching the footy or cricket and kick on with a few tunes afterwards

Inspiring quote for students:  The moment you stop trying is the moment you start failing



School Crossing Monitors


Term 2 - Week 8

18/6 - 22/6

Dylan B-L -  Room 34

Laine W - Room 34

Ellie D- Room 34

Finn A (Reserve) - Room 32


Week 9

25/6 - 29/6

Finn A - Room 32

Noah M - Room 32

David J - Room 32

Petra M (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. 


Week 8

18/6 - 22/6

Monday - Domenica Tigani


Wednesday - Zena Spirdinoff

Thursday - Helen Orfanidis

Friday - Kelly Miigge

Week 9

25/6 - 29/6

Monday - Sarah Toming

Tuesday - Jess Blairs

Wednesday - Zena Spirdinoff

Thursday - Helen Orfanidis

Friday - Kelly Miigge



School Activities

Western Adelaide Shores Education Expo

Last Tuesday night, the Western Adelaide Shores held an Education Expo at The Lakes Hotel, West Lakes. It showcased all the things that are available in public education in our area. Thanks to Chris Philbrook and Luke Springer who organised the fantastic interactive Primary STEM display. If you missed it, stay tuned for next year.  


Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation Week was acknowledged by Grange Primary School with several events and activities. These included a visit to the Kaurna Cultural Centre by the Nunga students, where they enjoyed various activities and a BBQ lunch on the lawn. 


Irene Zarlenga, a Year 2 teacher here at Grange, gave a talk in our staffroom when she shared her teaching experiences and personal journey within the indigenous community and how she links indigenous teaching within the curriculum. Irene is one of the many passionate teachers at Grange who incorporates indigenous culture in their classroom learning.


An assembly was organised and run by Nick Warren and our Student Leaders. It began with Jackson presenting the Acknowledgement to Country followed by a song by Jett, one of our very talented students. Parent Danielle gave a talk sharing her story and perception of Reconciliation Week and engaged the students in repeating words in her language. 


Thank you to everyone who was involved in making Reconciliation Week so successful.

Rebecca Bennetts



Year 6 and 7 GPS Markets are coming!!!


Sport News

SAPSASA Western Football Competition

Congratulations to Josh C, Will B, James R, Harry T, Zak G and Charlie W on being selected for the Western SAPSASA Football Team.


The boys enjoyed a week off school playing 9 games of football. All boys contributed strongly to the team and did a great job representing Grange Primary School.


Well done boys.



Nick Godlevsky
Grange PS Football Delegate


SAPSASA Knockout Competition

We have had several teams competing in the SAPSASA Knockout competition recently. The following are the results at the time of publication


The girls, coached by Linda Follett, Year 3 teacher, after winning their first round match to reach the second round against Nazareth College last Friday when they were outclassed but tried their best. Great job girls


Both boys and girls played their second round matches last week and both have advanced to the third round. The boys will be playing against Largs Bay Primary School next Tuesday here at Grange. The girls are waiting to hear when their next match against Greenwith Primary School will be. The boys are coached and supervised by Nick Godlevsky and the girls by Year 7 teacher Bryan Birchall.


Boys and Girls both played their first round matches last Thursday 7th June, with the boys advancing to the next round and the girls playing a hard fought match but unfortunately were defeated. Thanks to Year 6/7 teacher John Mastropaolo for assisting with both teams.


Thank you to everyone who assists with the Knockout competitions and congratulations to all the students who participate.



On Thursday 18th May, Sonya Boeck accompanied 4 of our students to a SAPSASA Badminton Competition. The girls played several games during the day and had a mix of wins and losses. This was the first ever team we have nominated to play in the Badminton competition so well done Bao-Nhi N, Nicole T, Danija C and Garima S from Year 7 for representing Grange so admirably.


SAPSASA Cross Country

On Thursday 7th June, 7 of our students represented Grange in the State Cross Country Championships held at Oakbank Racecourse. Year 6 teacher Lia Taylor accompanied them and all competed to the best of their ability. Well done to James M, Sergio B, Ruby R,  Jordan H, Maggie R, Iluka L and Breanna M. Congratulations to you all. 

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.


Grange Primary School

Fundraising Committee


Community News

Cycling Saftey Education


Fulham United Girls Soccer Come and Try


Dates to Remember

Term 2 2018

Week 8

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

Wednesday 20th June - Adelaide Zoo - Rooms 12 and 13 (Rescheduled)

Friday 22nd June - Marine Discovery Centre Room 21

Week 9

Tuesday 26th June - Adelaide Zoo - Rooms 16 and 17

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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