- From the Principal
- Student Leadership Positions 2020
- Governing Council News
- Acquaintance Night 2020
- School Photos
- Easter Raffle Donations
- Trivia Night
- School Fees
- Principal Tours
- Social Work Students
- Wirreanda Secondary School Open Night
- Hallett Cove School Open Times
- Back Page - Ms Birss' Year 1/2 Class
When we think of leaders, so many people think of the elected officials that make decisions for a wider community. At Pimpala Primary School, we believe that leadership is more than shouting a loud message at a group of people. Leadership is best demonstrated by those who let their actions do the talking. Leadership is acting with integrity. Doing the right thing, because you want to, even when nobody is looking.
Leadership isn’t a trait that someone is born with. It is a set of skills and thought patterns that develop over time. At Pimpala, we value developing these skills in our students to act as strong, lifelong leaders. On Monday 24th February, we held a badge ceremony for 82 student leaders from Reception to Year 7. The COLA was abuzz of proud students, parents, teachers and community members.
Our Year 4-7 SRC leaders and Flag Monitors will undertake their first experience as a school leader for 2020 when they attend the GRIP Student Leadership Training. Students will travel by bus with Michael Sboro and Jo Power to discover their leadership potential.
It is important that our students recognise that they are already on the leadership journey now so they can guide us through the problems of the future with a sense of calm and authority, knowing that real leadership is about selecting and changing paths in order to reach a final destination.
Acting Deputy Principal
Congratulations to our Student Leaders who were presented with their badges at a Special Assembly on Monday, 24th February. We know you will give these roles your very best.
Ayrlia R, Ahtayne P-T, Tia M, Jake R
Student Representative Council
Reception - Lang: Ajay D-M, Aysha C-H
Reception - Pullman: Mason E, Imani C
Year 1/2 - Howlett: Lilianna W, Kaelin D
Year 1/2 - Idzikowski: Luka T, Brooklyn S
Year 1/2 Thomas: Taliyah S, Shayan S
Year 1/2 Birss: Dustin H-M, Selina M
Year 3/4 Rigney/Knight: Elyssa M. Zachary R
Year 3/4 Stanley: Sophie P, Lucas Z
Year 3/4 Wickham/Dixon: Eshaan P, Grace B
Year 3/4 Yates: Noah W, Mia Z
Year 4/5 Branson: Zeke B, Jasmine P
Year 4/5 MacLean: Kayla P, Nicholas F
Year 5/6 Currer: Paige S, Isabella E
Year 5/6 Burns: Maddie W, Zoe H
Year 6/7 Lewis/Carey: Ayrlia R, Tia M
Year 6/7 Power: Ahtayne P-T, Jake R
House Captains - O'SULLIVAN: Madison T, Hudson B
Vice Captain: Emma D
House Captains - MORPHETT: Shaylee H, Brayden H
Vice Captain: Zemes H
House Captains - ANDERSON: Madelyn C, Jasmine W
Vice Captain: Phrasswell M
House Captains - BAIN: Mason B, Kaelan H
Vice Captain: Tegan B
Canteen Monitors: Anna R, Thomas V, Grace H, Zeeshan S, Alex W, Alissa W, Ashley R, Lila S
Choir Captains: Lily R, Jorja M
Environment Advocates: Jack R, Nicholas J
Events Assistants: William F, Logan B, Logan M, Bailey N, Alissah M, Susannah B
Flag Monitors: Meckenzie D, Abby S, Thayne N, Lucius N
Library Monitors: Lilly B, Owen B, Evelyn H, Gemma W
Student Mentors: William M, Torben W, Kaitlin R, Noah R, Dace P-T, Sophie Y, Lola Q, Hannah H, Elizabeth R, Izak W, Ella G, Mia D
Richard Kemp will continue in the role of Deputy Principal until Belinda Finlay-Smith returns from leave at the beginning of Term 3, at which time Richard will take over the role of Student Wellbeing Leader until the end of the year.
Michael Sboro will continue in the role of Student Wellbeing Leader also until the end of Term 2 when he will return to his substantive role of PE teacher and Year 6/7 classroom teacher.
Henry Carey will also continue as PE teacher and Year 6/7 classroom teacher backfilling Michael Sboro until the end of Term 2.
The Governing Council members for 2020 are:
Chairperson: Rick Mart
Vice Chairperson: Johann Micola Von Furstenrecht
Treasurer: Anna Bren
Minute Secretary: Leanne Baker / Sarah Powell
Members: Penny Wilde, Christine MacLean, Jo Power, Rick Mart, Johann Micola Von Furstenrecht, Anna Bren, Leanne Baker, Sarah Powell, Emma Hassam, Ashley Harris
Teacher Representatives: Jo Power and Christine MacLean.
We need volunteers for a number of Governing Council sub-committees, so if you would like to be involved in any of the following sub-committees, please advise the Administration Office staff:
- Fundraising Committee
- Sports Committee
- Canteen Committee
Next meeting: Wednesday, 18th March, 2020
Thank you to all our families and accompanying students for your support and enthusiasm on Acquaintance Night this year.
Our new format and the use of a Destination Diary to guide movement around the school was received with energy and your feedback on this was overwhelmingly positive.
Our Soccer Committee had a a great turn out for their Come and Try event and made $350.00 at their barbeque.
School photos have been scheduled for Friday, 6th March with follow up photos for anyone absent to be taken on Thursday, 12th March. This year the photos will be taken by Advanced Life Photography.
Whilst an envelope and flyer has been distributed, it is our preference that ordering be completed online to reduce administration and potential security issues related to the return of cash and envelopes on photo day.
Orders for packages and sibling photographs can be placed securely online at www.advancedlife.com.au using our school’s unique 9 digit advanced order code. See below.
Portrait and group package orders are due by photography day. Should you wish to purchase a sibling photograph online, the order must be placed no later than the day before photography day - Thursday, 5th March at midnight. Sibling photographs will only be taken if an order has been placed.
Should you have any queries concerning school photographs or online ordering, please direct them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pimpala Primary School
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Pimpala Primary School is conducting its annual Easter Raffle as part of our major fundraising for the year. To make this a huge success can you please send donations of Easter Eggs or any other Easter goodies to the school from Monday, 2nd March, 2020.
Easter falls at the very end of Term 1 this year so please help and bring your donations as soon as possible. Good Friday falls on 10th April and Easter Monday on the 13th April.
The raffle will be drawn on Tuesday, 7th April at a Special Assembly at 2:30pm in the Hall.
Raffle tickets will be sent home soon.
It is early days, but following on from the success of last year's event, we are planning a Trivia Night on Saturday, 20th June, 2020. Please put this date in your diary.
We plan to add more silent auctions and in between rounds games so please plan for a fun night, and come along and support Pimpala Primary Schools' fundraising efforts.
We are also looking for donations of items to auction on the night so if you or someone you know can help, we would be most appreciative. We have prepared an official letter requesting donations, which is available from the Administrative Office if required. Thank you for supporting our school.
Thank you to everyone who has paid their school fees, started a Payment By Instalment Plan or applied for School Card. Your early attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.
If you have not already done so but are eligible for School Card, we would appreciate it if you could follow the attached instructions to submit your application on line.
If you are having financial difficulties paying your school fees, please do not hesitate to contact Helen Clark at the Administration Office.
Payments can be made via the following methods:
If you do not already have the Qkr! app, please visit the Google Play or Apple App store to download the Qkr! app to pay any school payment on-line on any device. This app is the quickest and easiest way to make all your payments to the school and we highly recommend you use it.
The Finance Window is open in the Courtyard each morning from 8:30am - 9:15am.
The Finance Office will take over the phone EFTPOS payments from 9:15am – 3:00pm daily.
School fees must be paid in full by no later than Thursday, 9th April, 2020 (unless paying by instalments)
Payment by Instalment
School fees can be paid by instalments, please fill in a Direct Debit By Instalment Request Form which is available on the website, app or Finance Window and return it to the Finance Office by Friday 13th March. Please note: payments by instalments must be finalised by the end of Term 2, (Friday, 3rd July), unless alternate arrangements are made with the school.
Pimpala will be hosting Principal Tours on two days each term for anyone interested in enrolling at our school. They will be held at 4:30pm and 10:00am on the following dates, two tours per term. Please ring the Administration Office on 83260900 to book into one of the tours this year.
Monday, 25 May, 2020
Wednesday, 27May, 2020
Monday, 17 August, 2020
Wednesday, 19 August, 2020
Monday, 9 November, 2020
Wednesday, 11 November, 2020
Brendan Nielsen and Larry Kim are Social Work students from Flinders University who will complete 500 hours of work placement learning at Pimpala PS over the next two terms. They will be working from Monday to Thursday each week.
Brendan has 2 children, aged 3 and 10 years and has lived Adelaide for 6 years. Brendan has a degree in science and is looking forward to learning more about social work in the master’s program.
Larry has a 20 months old son and has lived mainly in South Korea but is enjoying living in Adelaide. Larry has a degree in communication and is excited to deepen his knowledge about social work throughout this placement.
If you see them around, please say hello and make them feel welcome.
Congratulations to Lilly Brown and Grace Henderson who represented Pimpala at the SAPSASA Onkaparinga North Metro Swimming Carnival, held at Marion Outdoor Pool on Monday, 24th of February. The girls displayed great school values and represented Pimpala with pride. Great work!!
Congratulations to Hudson Borowicki who has made the SAPSASA Onkaparinga North Cricket team. Hudson gets to play cricket for 4 days next week (Week 7) during school time, which means no school for him. Hudson will play cricket against some of the best young cricketers in the State. Good luck Hudson! We know you will represent Pimpala very well.
Hallett Cove School Open Night and School in Action Morning is coming up one week earlier than in previous years.
Please book for the School in Action Morning which runs from 9.30-11.00am starting from the front office reception area.
It’s a tour of the classrooms for each subject to show the students and parents the diversity of the school. If you are planning to attend please make sure you let your class teacher know you will be absent for the morning.
Please provide the following information:
- Parent and students names
- The year they wish to attend and the year level they will be in
- Mobile phone number
- How many wishing to attend on the morning
- What primary school they are coming from.
Bookings are not required for the OPEN Night. Just come along and join up with a group tour with Principals every 10- 15 minutes or so.