We have had some very exciting whole school events in the past few weeks - Science Day in Week 4 and Book Week last week. A big thank you to Mr. Smith, Mrs. Hampton and Mrs. Karen Campbell for their huge efforts in making these days happen. A special thank you to our Student Leaders - Events Assistants and Library Leaders for their work in leading and supporting our students as they participated in each event. A great deal of work goes in behind the scenes to make these events so successful!
Congratulations to Ms. MacLean, Mrs. Lewis, Mr. Branson and Miss Pullman who have completed a course of study titled Mathematical Mindsets by Jo Boaler. This has been a huge endeavour on their behalf and taken over 60 hours of their own time to complete. We are very proud of our staff and their focus in pursuing excellence as life long learners!
Congratulations to Mrs. Rigney who has taken on an extra role in the school as our Pedagogical Coach. She will be working with classes and teachers to support improvement in teaching and learning and in developing a whole school approach.
Mrs. Rigney will still be working with her class on Monday and Tuesday and Mrs. Lauren Stanley will now be working with the class from Wednesday to Friday. This increase for Mrs. Stanley means that we have a new teacher leading our classes in Performing Arts - Miss Tegan Files. Miss Files will be stepping in to teach Performing Arts from Tuesdays to Thursdays and will be with her 3/4 class on Fridays.
We are very fortunate to have a flexible team of staff who are able to communicate, take responsibility and demonstrate excellence, respect and friendship. Their wilingness to work in teams and take on new learning, and roles, means we provide not only great examples but learning opportunities for our students.
Optional Three Way Conferences will be available from Monday, August 26th until Wednesday August 28th from 3:30pm - 5:00pm or at other negoiated times. This is an opportunity to clarify details in student reports which were sent home at the end of Term 2. Student reports contain goals to work on and items as a future focus. Students should attend these conferences.
Schoolzine system bookings close at 5:00pm on Friday, 23rd August. After this time you will need to contact Front Office Staff to make a booking.
We need your support! Father’s Day is on Sunday, 1st September and this is coming around very quickly. We are seeking donations of new items for our Father’s Day Stall. Please bring any donations of new items to the Front Office so we can prepare them for sale at the Father's Day Stall. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
The school Fathers’ Day Stall will be held on Wednesday, 28th August where students will have the opportunity to purchase gifts on a class by class basis during the day. The stall will also be open after school and both before and after school on Thursday, 29th August.
How exciting! It's getting close now! We can't wait for the Amazing Magic Mike Disco to be held on Thursday, 29th August after schoo. It will be great fun!
Junior Primary - Years R-2 : 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Primary - Years 3-4 : 6:45pm - 8:15pm
The Amazing Magic Mike is a well known figure in Adelaide with great reviews from other schools and private functions and is always lots of fun for the kids.
Come dressed in your favourite, flashiest, funnest pyjamas. There will be prizes for the best dressed and best dancer.
The cost of the Disco is $5 per person and includes a glow stick, pop-top drink and a bag of chips.
Tickets are on sale now! Please bring your ticket on the night.
Tickets will be available for sale at the venue too but we would much prefer you prepay.
Payments can be made on the Qkr! app or at the Finance Window.
There will be a School Closure Day on Friday, 30th August to coincide with the Royal Adelaide Show. This will be followed by a Student Free Day on Monday, 2nd September to enable staff to undertake Professional Development.
POSHC will be open for the Student Free Day only. Bookings are available by contacting Hazel Godfrey on 0413 482 521 or by email at Hazel.Godfrey850@schools.sa.edu.au
Pursuant to the Pimpala Sun Smart Policy, broad brimmed hats must be worn throughout the school year except for Winter months, 1st June to 31st August.
Students will require hats at school from Tuesday, 3rd September. However, as the Uniform Shop is open on Wednesday mornings, hats will be compulsory from Wednesday, 4th September this year.
Hats are for sale from the Uniform Shop and cost $15.00.
Please note: caps are not suitable as a school hat.
On Wednesday, 25th September the canteen will be holding a special Pasta Day lunch. For just $7.00 you will recieve a Napolitana Macaroni Pasta, chocolate muffin and a fruit box - all served at lunchtime. A gluten free option is also available.
Notes will go home this week.
Payment of $7.00 is due by Wednesday, 18th September.
Payment Options available from Wednesday, 28th August
- Qkr! app and complete the lunch order form online
- Finance Window - Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 9:15am
- Phone payments from 9:15am to 3:00pm.
Please note there will be no counter sales or lunch orders available on this day. No late orders will be accpeted. No refunds.
On Monday 9th September students from Mrs Lang and Mrs Idzikowski’s classes will be attending an incursion from Animals Anonymous.
Animals Anonymous is a mobile team of wildlife demonstrators and environmentalist educators.
Students will learn about native animals related to our theme this term. The show is very hands on and children will have the opportunity to interact with most of the animals.
The cost for the incursion will be $11.00 per student.
Payments can be made through the QKR! App.
Our school choir will be performing at the Festival of Music Concert #2 on Thursday, 12th September from 7:30pm-9:30pm. All tickets are $40.00. Children under 5 do not need a ticket if they are sitting on a parent lap.
Tickets can be purchased online www.bass.net.au, by phone 131 246 or from an agency, and will attract an $8.95 service and handling fee per transaction. This fee reamins at $8.95 regardless of how many tickets are purchased in one transaction.
Students in the Year 4/5 classes have been enjoying their Garden lessons this term and some have expressed their thoughts below.
"The garden is great because it is teaching me new things that I did not know before like the different types of fruits".
Max, Mr Burns' class.
"The garden is an open area with herbs, fruits and vegetables with signs students have made. It is very colourful and has a great gardener to make it happen".
Amber, Mr Branson's class.
"I love the garden. It's very peaceful and calming. My favourite thing to do in the garden is turning over the soil and weeding".
Charlize, Mrs Rigney/Mrs Stanley's class.
"I enjoy harvesting the fresh food for cooking the next day".
Cejay, Mrs Cole's class.
Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Hutt Street Centre to support the homeless this winter. We will continue taking donations of the following items until Friday, 6th September, 2019. Skye Keller, our Pastoral Care Worker will drop the donations to the Hutt Street Centre the following week.
Bottles of water
Small packets of chips
Diced fruit cups
Jelly fruit cups
Small packets of tissues
Early in Term 4 we will start asking for donations of large ladies handbags and toiletry items to put in them, to support the It's In The Bag charity - which supports homeless women.
Most of these women are homeless as a result of domestic violence and often leave the home situation with only the clothes they are standing in. These bags provide a element of dignity to the women, providing them with the basic necessities.
Children are also often a victim of the same situations so we want to support them too. We will also be collecting backpacks and filling them with items to help ease the stress of the situation eg books, colouring in books and pencils, games, puzzles, comics, deck of cards, dice. Please use your imagination - what would help your child if they were in this unfortunate situation.
Our community cares so please help where you can. A little means a lot!
Do you have a favourite colour and why is that your favourite?
- Green is my favourite colour because my Dad’s favourite soccer team was Celtic.
Do you have a favourite music genre, if so why is that your favourite?
- 80s music is my favourite because that is the music I heard most as a teenager.
Do you have any hobbies outside of your school life?
- My hobbies outside of school are reading and sewing because I find them both very relaxing.
Do you have a favourite TV/movies or series to watch in your spare time?
- My favourite TV show is Gogglebox because it always makes me laugh.
If you didn’t have your job at a school what would you want to do?
- If I didn’t have a job at school I would like to work in a bookshop so that I could read all the books.
If you had to pick a year level of students to teach, what year would they be?
- My favourite year to teach is Reception because they are so keen to learn.
Do you have a favourite subject to teach to your students?
- I love to teach Literacy because there are so many wonderful books to share with the children.
If you could have some time off school to go on your dream holiday where would you go and who would you go with?
- I would love to go to New Zealand with my family and visit Hobbiton because we all love ‘The Lord of the Rings’ books and movies.