Grange Primary School Newsletter

08 March 2019
Term 1 Week 6
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!

School improvement

All Department for Education school improvement plans in 2019 are focused on literacy and numeracy. At Grange we are well on this journey through the outstanding work of our Senior Leaders in implementing our improvement plans over the past 3 years with literacy, mathematics and learner engagement as the key focus.

In 2019 this has been further strengthened with the work of three new coordinator curriculum leadership positions, coaches in the areas of:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Technology

Coaches co-plan, co-teach and model best practices alongside all classroom teachers to extend their current good practice even further. By our school investing in developing the quality and consistency of our teachers we will develop even more students that are highly confident, capable, high achieving and always striving to be the very best they can be.

The priorities for our Site Improvement Plan in 2019 are:

  1. To improve student achievement in writing, Foundation to Year 7
  2. To improve student achievement in reading, Years 3-7
  3. To improve student achievement in Mathematics, Foundation to Year 2

These areas build upon our improvement work in literacy and mathematics and identify our next steps for improvement. This doesn’t mean that we are not focussing on other year levels in reading and maths, but our next improvement steps are at the listed year levels.

Student writing is a focus across our state. At Grange we have been working hard on instilling a love of writing amongst our students. Strategies such as bookmaking in the early years and the “Seven steps for successful writing” in primary years have been highly successful in assisting our students to develop not only the language convention of writing but also the authorial craft of a writer to inform and entertain the reader.

Our work in using the Seven Steps has been recognised and celebrated through the Seven Steps website.  See link below.


Regards, Grant

Grant Small, Principal

Grange Primary School 




School Activities

Junior STEM news

We learnt geologists are scientists who study rock specimens!

Theo from room 3 has been sharing with us about his uncle who is a mining geologist and we have been exploring the different specimens collected around Grange.

Our STEM challenges have included making a tower or stack of cups that are stable.

We found that the strongest shapes for building are triangles and pyramids.


Foundation to Year 3 classes with Mr Webb and Ms Bev


News from Room 2 

Last week Room 2 Foundation students went for a walk around the school to look for numbers in our environment. Using the i pads borrowed from the library, students were able to notice and take photos of what they discovered. There are so many numbers in our world, on the classroom doors, on signs, on the playground. I wonder if you can find anymore?


Ms Sarah and Mrs Broadway



It’s hard to believe that we are well into the 2019 school year.

The new April Vacation Care program is now available to view and to download from our website:

Let us give your children a great holiday (and make your life easier at the same time). Enrol for just one day - or as many as you like. The program offers some amazing experiences and we hope you'll love it as much as we do.

Some of the special excursions and incursions include: Zone Bowling and Laser Skirmish, Games 2U mobile game theatre, clay mask workshops, Lego Movie, Morialta Nature Playground and Big Kid’s Day Out at Westfield Marion Shopping Centre.

Places are limited, please be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment. All families, new and existing are always welcome.


There is a Pupil Free Day this coming Tuesday March 12th 2019. Advance bookings are essential. If you require care on this day, please contact Jasminka to make a booking. Ph: 8353 4917 or email


Jasminka Huskic


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 7 2019



Wednesday - Zina Spirdinoff

Thursday - Helen Orfanidis

Friday - Kelly Miige

Week 8 2019

Monday - Melissa White


Wednesday - Zina Spirdinoff

Thursday - Helen Orfanidis

Friday - Kelly Miige


Dates to Remember

Term 1 2019

Week 7

11th March - Public Holiday

12th March - Student Free Day

14th March 2019 - In School Performance - The Human Race - Yr 3 - Yr 5

Week 8

18th March - Governing Council Meeting 7pm in the school staff room

20th March - School Photo Day

21st March - In School Performance - The Human Race - Foundation - Yr 2

22nd March - Harmony Day - wear orange or cultural clothing

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

Learning Through Music


Grange Golf Club

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Grange Golf Club - a MyGolf Centre has put a Term 1 Program on which commenced on Thursday, 28th February after school from 4.00pm.

If students couldn’t make the first week it’s is not too late, registrations close after the second week.

For more information and to register, students/parents can follow the link below by copying it into their browser Grange Golf Club (SA)

Springbank Secondary College 
Open Day


Urrbrae Agricultural High School
Open Day


Mitcham Girls High School
Open Day


Little Athletics SA


Little Athletics SA
Cross Country and Walks Holiday Development Clinic


Henley High School
Open Day


Underdale High School 
Open Day


Adelaide High School
Open Day


Marryatville High School
Special Interest Music Centre Information Evening


Free Dental for Children


West Torrens District Cricket Club


Foster Care


Grange Primary School Newsletter
Canteen Menu 2019.pdf