Grange Primary School Newsletter

22 February 2019
Term 1 Week 4
From the Principal 
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!


2019 Governing Council

The 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Grange Primary School Governing Council was held on Monday 18th February.  At the AGM parent representatives were elected to form the 2019 Governing Council.


Governing Council meetings are held twice per term.


Roles and Responsibilities of the Governing Council include:

  • Work with the Principal to set and support the direction and vision of the school
  • Work with the Principal to monitor and review the site improvement plan (education outcomes/priorities)
  • Develop and approve local policies
  • Be the employing authority of Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) and Canteen services
  • Represent the parents/caregivers/families within the school community
  • Be part of an interview panel, for OSHC/canteen and in the case of Principal appointments the Chairperson usually takes this role

Grange Primary School Governing Council has several sub-committees which meet regularly throughout the school year.  These meetings are convened by a Governing Council parent representative and in collaboration with staff, parents and community members.  The sub-committees report back to the Governing Council, along with any recommendations.  The sub-committees include Finance, Sport, OSHC, Canteen, Fund-Raising and Grounds/Facilities.


Governing Council members are proactive, respectful, maintain confidentiality and able to work collaboratively with other Governing Council members, school leadership, staff and other school stakeholders. The 2019 office bearers of chairperson, deputy chair, secretary and treasurer will be elected at our first meeting of the 2019 Governing Council.


With such a broad range of skills and expertise on the 2019 Governing Council, I look forward to a very productive year of collaborative work in supporting myself in making Grange a high performing school.


The membership of Governing Council for 2019 comprises -

Parent representatives

Maureen Affleck

Lee Berggren-Levitt

Alicia Bewry

Emma Boulby

Jacqui Burden

Nikki Gagliardi

Belinda Haines

Anastazija Licanin

Rob Lustri

Paul Pearce

Charissa MacDonald

Tracey Massie

Raelene Rosewall

Kaylee Thompson

Dion Trimmer

Chris White



Grant Small


Staff representatives

Terms 1 and 2

Pauline McAuliffe- Year 2 Teacher

Georgie Medhurst- Year 3 Teacher

Debbie Moore- SSO- Parent and Community Liaison Officer


Community Representatives

Charissa MacDonald - Pre-School Representative 

Sarah McGrath- City of Charles Sturt Council


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. 



School Photos -MSP Photography


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 5 2019

Monday - Melissa Lewis 


Wednesday - Zina Spirdinoff

Thursday - Helen Orfanidis

Friday - Kelly Miige

Week 6 2019


Tuesday - Jess Blairs

Wednesday - Zina Spirdinoff

Thursday - Helen Orfanidis

Friday - Kelly Miige


Free Online Saftey Presentation
Wednesday, 27th February 7pm


Reminder Movie Night is on tonight!
Have you got your tickets?


Dates to Remember

Term 1 2019

Week 5

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

27th February - Sonya Ryan Presentation 7.00 pm in the school staffroom

Week 6

4th and 5th March - Year 5 Surf Safety

Week 7

11th March - Public Holiday

12th March - Student Free Day

14th March 2019 - Choir - In school performance - The Human Race - Foundation - Yr 5

2019 School Terms

Term 1                          29th January - 12th April

Term 2                          29th April - 5th July

Term 3                           22nd July - 27th September

Term 4                           14th October - 13th December

2019 Student Free Days

Term 1                           Tuesday, 12th March

Term 2                           Monday, 29th April

                                         Friday, 14th June

Term 3                           Friday, 30th August - Adelaide Show Day

                                         Monday, 2nd September

Community News

Free Dential Care


Dance Connect Move
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

Theatre Bugs 

As a special offer for new Theatre Bug students if you mention you saw this ad in the newsletter and enrol in one of our classes you will receive 20% of Term 1 fees.

Foster Care 


Smith Family Saver Plus


Learning Through Music


West Torrens District Cricket Club


Girls AFL - Henley Sharks Football Club


Have you ever wanted to play Aussie Rules Football?

If the answer is YES, then here is your chance.

Henley Sharks Football Club will be running a come and try session for the following age groups:

  • Under 10’s Born in the year 2010 and 2009
  • Under 12’s Born in the year 2008 and 2007

Coaches will be Chad, Tim and Clinton. For more information please feel free to contact Danielle Robran our Girls Football Director at or call 0417841271

Go Sharks!

Grange Primary School Newsletter
staff 2019.pdf
staff 2019 2.pdf
2019 Acquaintance Night F-7.doc
2019 GC AGM Agenda.docx
GC Nomination Form 2019.docx
Canteen Menu 2019.pdf
Invictus Games Inquiry Room 29.pdf