Grange Primary School Newsletter

08 November 2019
Term 4 Week 4
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!


Grange PS State winners of Mathematics challenge

For the last 25 years the Primary Mathematics Association (PMA) for SA has run a mathematics challenge that is open to all preschool and primary school aged students. Individual, groups and whole classes from all sites (State and Independent) are eligible to apply.


This year three Grange PS whole class groups applied and all won State awards.


These were for Room 2 (Foundation), Room 30 (Year 1) and Room 32 (Year 6). The awards ceremony was held last Friday night and the students were presented with their awards by the Minister for Education, the Honourable John Gardner. About 1000 people attended the event. Thank you to our teachers Sarah Pendrey and Susan Wilson, Mathematics coach, Maureen Hegarty who joined some families and students from these classes and myself for the ceremony.


Some photos of the event are attached. Fantastic Mathematics learning!



Regards, Grant

Grant Small

Grange Primary School


School Activities

Grange School Colour Fun-Run 22nd November 2019

What a fantastic effort! We have raised over $20,000 so far to improve our play spaces on the oval. We will advise final figures once confirmed. Students now need to select their prizes online. Fundraising and prize selection will close at midnight on Wednesday, 13th November 2019.  There will be a Sausage Sizzle for lunch on the day - please get you orders in through QKR.  There will be no other lunch items available. 
Thank you to everyone for your amazing effort and support,

Grange PS Fundraising Committee


Congratulations Tyla, Ebony and James

Congratulations to Tyla, Ebony and James in representing Grange PS at the Viva International 2019 athletics competition at SANTOS Stadium recently. 

We are extremely proud of these students and are following their emerging careers with great interest. 


Nick Warren

Senior Leader


Congratulations Jesse

On Friday, 25th October 2019 at the Woodville Town Hall, Jesse was awarded the Josiah Mitton award for the best “all round” student at Grange Primary School. Not only does Jesse achieve exceptional grades, he always shows the school values and is a role model for all other students in the school. Congratulations Jesse, a worthy recipient of the Josiah Mitton award.


John Mastropaolo


Room 24 and 25


This term Room 24 and 25 are learning about different countries around the world. Each week we are cooking food from these countries. Here we are making sushi! 



Congratulations Archer

Congratulations goes to Archer from Room 33 who made the Western SAPSASA Cricket team. As a year 6 student this is a huge achievement and one he should be very proud of after a great start to the season with Grange CC. Well done Archer. 


Nick Warren

Senior Leader


Girls Cricket

This group of great girls embarked on an adventure in February 2019. For the second year running we entered a girls knockout cricket team and this year we made the semi finals of the large primary schools competition. After defeating Colonel Light Gardens PS and Marymount College along the way we faced Stirling East PS for a place in the State Final. Unfortunately we went down by 2 runs in what was a thrilling match. Grange PS 3/47 defeated by Stirling East PS 8/49. As a school we couldn't be more proud of the progress of these 12 individuals.


Nick Warren

Senior Leader



Well done to Tess Rankin, Phoebe Mansfield, Laksmon Roka and Lachlan Shepherd who were selected to play in the Western SAPSASA Tennis team. A very modest bunch who definitely deserve the recognition and credit that comes their way as a result of their selection. A tough week of competition but one that has been spent with a lovely group of students from the Western suburbs. 


Kind Regards,

Nick Warren 

Senior Leader  



F-2 Swimming Week 

Room 4 have been having lots of fun learning how to swim. With our Room 16 CAT Buddies we created an artwork of us swimming. We drew ourselves swimming, washed over our pictures to create a water background and used our amazing maths skills to rule and cut mosaic squares to create our pool tiles. We hope you love our work as much as we do!


I like paddling like a dog in the pool- Dorothy


I like to do doggy paddles. -Alahni


I like doing the crocodile pose. -Jack


I like swimming underwater. -Eden


I have fun at swimming .-Mikal


I like doing torpedo. -Noah


I like swimming and doing breathe, bubble, breathe. -Liliyana


I like to underwater swim. -Elijah



Music: Count Us In

Music: Count Us In (MCUI) is Australia’s biggest school initiative. On Thursday 7 November at 12pm 700,000 students, and 10,000 teachers from 3,500 schools across the nation sang the song “We Are”.


Students at Grange PS met in Wittunga Hall to sing the song “We Are” at 12pm in a livestream from the main event in Surfers Paradise. Using Auslan signing, our students sang “We Are” with  great excitement.


Music: Count Us In exists to advocate for improved access to music education for all students across Australia. It brings together teachers, parents, students and the broader music community together in celebration of music and to champion music education.


Music: Count Us In is the education program of Music Australia, supported by the Australian Government and funded through the Department of Education and Training.


Diana Busolin

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 4

Week 5

Monday - Diane Davies

Tuesday - Help needed

Wednesday - Zina Spridonoff

Thursday - Helen Orfanidis

Friday - Kelly Miige

Week 6

Monday - Diane Davies

Tuesday - Help needed

Wednesday - Zina Spridonoff

Thursday - Helen Orfanidis

Friday - Rae Rosewall


Westside Schoolwear

Open hours 10.00 am until 5.00 pm Monday to Wednesday and Thursday open 10.00 am until 7.30 pm.

Address: Shop 6 corner Falkirk Ave and Grange Road in a group of shops next door to the travel agency.

The website has a photo of the shop and a map. Go to

Westside Schoolwear will be closing on the 13th December 2019 and re-open on the 6th January 2020.

Due to the high volume of orders at this time of year, orders in before the 8th of January 2020 will be ready to collect or delivered the week before the start of school.   

Orders after the 8th January 2020 may not be ready until the end of February 2020.

Order online at any time.

Orders may also be taken in the shop during open hours.

Phone:  0450224887 for enquires.                         


Our school welcomes and encourages parent volunteers to assist with our classes and students.  If you have some free time which you wish to give to the school in 2020 and would like to apply to become a parent volunteer, we will be seeking volunteers for next year.  Parent Volunteers can choose to assist in our school Canteen, Foundation classrooms assisting students with reading and learning activities, becoming actively involved in our sporting clubs after school or mentoring a student on our Learning Assisted Program. 

We also have a very active Governing Council, which we seek applications for annually at the beginning of each academic year and parents are invited to join our sub-committees, which include Fund-Raising, Facilities, OSHC Advisory Committee, Education and Canteen.  Please contact me if you wish to receive more information on volunteering with any of the above.

In order to become a parent volunteer at Grange Primary School, the Department for Education require you to:

  • complete a volunteer application form that includes signing a declaration
  • complete the volunteer screening and suitability requirements – Working With Children Check – please visit
  • complete the Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care (RAN-EC) course for volunteers
  • complete the volunteer induction, including work health and safety
  • be given a role description
  • sign a volunteer agreement.

If you have any queries or require more information on any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact me.  If you wish to commence the Volunteer Application process, please e-mail me your contact details.

Kind regards,

Debbie Moore

Parent & Community Liaison Officer

Grange Primary School



Reminder to parents from our neighbours

A reminder to parents from our school neighbours to please not park over driveways when dropping off and picking up your children. 

Your co-operation in this matter will be greatly appreciated. 

Dates to Remember

Term 4 2019

Term 4

Week 5

12th November - Yr 5 Bike Ed

Week 6

19th November - Yr 5 Bike Ed

22nd November - School Colour Fun-Run

Week 7

25th November - 5pm Governing Council Finance Meeting

25th November - 5pm Council Excutive Meeting

26th November - Yr 5 Bike Ed

Week 8

2nd December - 7pm Governing Council

5th December - Christmas Presentation Years F-2 1.45pm, Years 3-4 2.20pm

Sunday 8th December - Carols Night from 5pm

2019 School Terms

Term 4                           14th October - 13th December

2020 School Terms

Term 1                           28th January - 10th April

Term 2                           27th April - 3rd July

Term 3                           20th July - 25th September                   

Term 4                          12th October - 11th December

Carols Night
Performances by our Junior Primary students.
Carols led by our Year 5 Choir.
​​​​​​​Notes to come home soon.


Term 4 Planner


Community News

Carols Night Market Stalls Available


Join the Scouts

As the white water splashes your face, you see the rocks coming towards you fast, you then hear the
Scout leader say, “This way everyone!” as your adventure continues on a day out with the Scouts. If
you like the outdoors, fun, action and adventure come and join the Scouts. You can contact the
Fulham Sea Scouts on 0421562624.
Written by Mica room 32

SA Dental Service


Learning Through Music


Australian Sports Camps


The Smith Family Saver Plus


The Smith Family Saver Plus


Bowls SA




Henley Sharks


State Soccer






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