Grange Primary School Newsletter

10 August 2018
Term 3 Week 3
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!


Whole school swimming program


This week the year 3 and 4 students have participated in the 5 day swimming program at the North Adelaide Aquatic Centre. This is part of a whole school swimming, surf safety and aquatics program for every child. Having skill and confidence in the water is  fundamental for every Australian. For the Grange community, being so close to the beach it is perhaps even more critical.


I was fortunate to be able to attend and see each year 3/4 student and their class actively and enthusiastically participate. Over the 5 days the children made much progress, had fun and developed strong confidence in the water. 


A teacher from another school at the pool today said to me “I want to come to your school” upon seeing our well behaved students. This positive student behaviour was certainly demonstrating and living the school values of

* Being kind

* Showing respect

* Giving best effort

The positive behaviour is due to the work and support of our parents, the close collaboration with teachers and our teachers that provide an engaging, differentiated and structured learning environment to explicitly teach, encourage and enable positive behaviour. A great team effort!



Regards, Grant


Grant Small, Principal

Grange Primary School 




School News

Introducing Bev Norton

Position at Grange:  STEM Teacher

Where were you teaching before you came to Grange:  West Lakes Kindergarten

Favourite Foods:  Chocolate and more chocolate

Favourite Movie:  WALL-E

Things I like to do in my spare time: Walk on the beach with my 2 dogs, husband and 2 boys

Inspiring quote for students:  From 'Ada Twist, Scientist' Who likes to say "Why?"


String Workshops

Our string students Angela, Tyla, Molly, Pria, Maggie, Sebastian, David and Emily recently attended the Strings Workshop at Brighton Secondary School. 


The students learnt to play five pieces and performed these to their parents in the last part of the workshop.  Ninety five students from different schools attended the workshop. 


The next concert is the Winter Strings Concert in Elder Hall. The 'Grange Primary String Quartet' will be playing Polka featuring senior string players David, Emily, Noah and Callum. The students have worked hard to get to this level  of performance. We wish you every success with your performance.


School Crossing Monitors


Term 3 - Week 4

13/8 - 17/8

Aarone T - Room 32

Callum R - Room 32

Jesse B - Room 32

Zara K (Reserve) - Room 32

Term 3 - Week 5

20/8 - 24/8

Zara K - Room 32

Ella G - Room 32

Tia J - Room 37

Lachlan S (Reserve) - Room 33


Canteen News

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

Your assistance is greatly appreciated. 


Term 3 - Week 4

13/8 - 17/8


Tuesday - Jess Blairs

Wednesday - Zena Spirdinoff

Thursday - Helen Orfanidis

Friday - Kelly Miigge

Term 3 - Week 5

20/8 - 24/8

Monday -  Aymee Lumsden

Tuesday - Simone McIntyre

Wednesday - Zena Spirdinoff

Thursday - Helen Orfanidis

Friday - Kelly Miigge



School Activities

Cherry Blossom Picnic

Arigatou! Thank you to the parents, staff and students who attended the Hanami ( flower viewing) picnic on Wednesday 8th August. Despite the cooler weather it was nice to sit amongst the cherry blossom trees and enjoy our sushi. Also a big thank you to Jo and the helpers in the canteen who managed over 800 sushi orders. Sugoi! ( amazing)
Pendrey Sensei


Sport News


We would like to congratulate the Grange Senior Soccer team on their fantastic Knockout Cup grand final win on Friday 6th July Under lights at the Port Pirate Soccer Club. The whole team gave an extraordinary effort against a determined Seaton Park Primary School team. The score was 4 - 3. 


We would also like to acknowledge the Under 12 Soccer team who also made it to the grand final in their division. They all played their best but unfortunately lost the game 2 - 0.


Well done everyone. Your efforts are to be commended.



Starting 22nd August, we will be offering Tennis coaching after school from 3:15 - 4:00pm running each Wednesday for 5 weeks. The sessions will be run by David Grainger from the Grange Lawn Tennis Club and held at their courts across the road from the school. Participating students will meet in Witungga Hall immediately after school and walk across together. Parents are welcome. Students will be dismissed from Witungga Hall after walking back at the conclusion of the session.


Priority will be given to Year 3-5's and it will be capped at 30.


The sessions are funded by the Sporting Schools grant so we can offer them at no cost.


If your child is interested, please email Nick Warren at [email protected] and consent forms will be forwarded to you.




Our 6/7 Boys Football team, as reported in previous newsletters, have been competing in the SAPSASA Knockout competition. We are pleased to report that Grange got down to the last 4 in Pool A of a 56 team competition. Unfortunately, in their last game played on Friday, they were narrowly defeated by Fulham North Primary School by 2 points. 


Well done boys! Your efforts have done Grange Primary School Proud.


Fundraising News

Entertainment Books

*****LAST CHANCE*****

A reminder that Entertainment Books are still available from the Front Office and will be until sold out. We have 16 left. Payment can be made with cash or credit card and a percentage of the sale comes to the school. Digital copies must be ordered online by following this link The school also receives a percentage of all online orders.

The Fundraising Committee wishes to thank you for your support of our fundraising activities.



Community News

Grange Baptist Kids Club








Dates to Remember

Term 3 2018

Week 4

Wednesday 15th August - Bike Ed - Year 5's


Week 5

Monday 20th to Friday 25th August - BOOK WEEK

Tuesday 21st August - Port Adelaide Football Club CYP Cup - Alberton Oval - Room 37

Wednesday 22nd August - Book Week Read-in - Witungga Hall

Wednesday 22nd August - Bike Ed - Year 5's

Thursday 23rd August -   ​TaikOz Performance Rooms 8, 9, 10, 11, 32 and 34 

Thursday 23rd August - Yr 5 Festival Choir rehearsal at Magic Millions 

Friday 24th August - Book Week Parade


Week 6

Tuesday 28th August​ - Red Riding Robin Hood  Years F-2 

Wednesday 29th August - Bike Ed - Year 5's

Thursday 30th August - Round 5 Debating

Friday 31st August - SHOW DAY - SCHOOL CLOSURE


Week 7

Monday 3rd September - Student Free Day

Friday 7th September - Sports Day


Week 8

Tuesday 11th September - Debating Semi-Final

Thursday 13th and Friday 14th September - Room 33 Zoo School


Week 9

Wednesday 19th September - Bike Ed - Year 5's

Thursday 20th and Friday 21st September - Room 32 Zoo School

Thursday 20th September - Festival of Music Choir Rehearsal

Sunday 23rd September - Festival of Music Choir Performance


Week 10

Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th September - Room 37 Zoo School

Friday 28th September - End of Term 3 - Early dismissal 2.05 pm


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