- From the Principal
- Bugs'n'Slugs Year 1/2 Incursion
- Scholastic Book Club Orders
- Sports Day
- Sports Day Cake Stall Donations
- Sports Day BBQ Lunch Pre-Order
- Sports Teams
- Year 6/7 Camp
- Easter Raffle
- 2019 School Fees
- Mother's Day Stall
- Pimpala Peeps
- Soccer Pitches
- Hot Reads
- Governing Council Update
- Principal Tours
- Credit Union SA
- Featured Class - Ms Rigney's Year 4/5 Class
We had some big events last week, with school photos and the World's Greatest Shave. These are the kind of moments where memories are made, which last a long time.
One of our Year 7 leaders, Abbie with some encouragement (some might say, a friendly challenge?) from her teacher Ms. Power; shaved her head for the Leukaemia Foundation as part of the World's Greatest Shave. Ms Power made a deal with Abbie last year, and agreed to have her hair cut to just above her shoulders. This was a very brave and selfless act by both Abbie and Ms Power.
Abbie's initial goal was to raise $1000 and at this point in time, her current fundraising balance stands at $1,1170. The wonderful part of this endeavour, is that while the money will go towards research and support, Abbie and Ms Power's hair will be used to create wigs, for people who have lost their hair due to blood cancers and their treatments.
The link to sponsor Abbie and Ms. Power is open until June this year, so if you would like to make a donation, please follow the link below to support the Leukaemia Foundation.
Reminder the Bugs'n'Slugs Year 1/2 Incursion will take place tomorow, Tuesday, 19th March 2019. The incursion will provide engaging activities and experiences to complement student learning in biological Science this term.
Wow! It's not long now to Sports Day. Which team will you be cheering for on Sports Day, Thursday, 28th March? Anderson (Blue), Bain (Green), Morphett (Red) or O’Sullivan (Yellow)?
We have planned some great events for all classes to participate in with students required to be in class at 8.50am, and then assembling under the COLA at 8:55am ready for all the events to begin.
The activities are programmed to continue until the end of the school day at 3:10pm. Come along and support your child/ren on this fun day.
There will be a BBQ stall, cake and drinks stall, and a coffee van.
We look forward to seeing you next week!
Can you please donate cakes, cupcakes, slices or other goodies to the cake stall to sell on Sports Day. We really appreciate your help with this.
Please note: we are unable to accept donations which contain nuts.
Thank you to eveyone who has returned the School Sport Teams forms. It is great to see so many enthusiastic sports fans among our student body.
We still have a couple of places for players in the Under 8 and Under 11 soccer teams. Please let the Front Office know if your child would like to participate as per the requirements of the School Teams note.
We also need more players in the Year 2,3,4 Netball team. At this stage there is not enough players to proceed. Please let the Front Office know if you would like to be part of this team.
Ms Power, Ms MacLean and Mrs Lewis’ Year 6/7 classes will be attending school camp at Wirraway Homestead from Monday, 1st April to Wednesday, 3rd April. The students will try a range of activities they normally would not get to do. They will also build leadership skills as senior students in our school community and strengthen their relationships with teachers and staff who work in their classes and with peers.
Payment for the camp is $280 per student and is due by Monday, 25th March.
Please speak to the Finance Officer if this timeline proves difficult.
Win a Special Easter Basket plus heaps more baskets…
As in past years, Pimpala Primary School will be conducting its annual Easter Raffle as part of our 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 so that we can make up the prizes. Last year we were able to make up lots of prizes from the donations received.
We will issue a book of 5 tickets to every child. Tickets are $1.00 each. For every book you sell you have one chance to win the Special Easter Basket which will be displayed in the Front Office. Extra raffle books are available from the Front Office or Finance Window.
All sold books should be returned to the school with money by Friday, 5th April, 2019. Any unsold books also need to be returned.
There will be a Special Assembly on Friday, 12th April where the raffle will be drawn.
Thank you for your support.
School fees are due for payment by Friday, 12th April, 2019. If you have not paid yet, please pay by the due date. A number of payment methods are listed below for your convenience.
If you think you may be eligible for School Card please download the application form from the link.
If you are having financial difficulties paying your school fees, please do not hesitate to contact Helen Clark at the Front Office.
Payments can be made via the following methods:
Visit the Google Play or Apple App store to download the Qkr! App to pay any school payment on-line on any device.
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 Friday, 12th April, 2019 (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 12th April. Please note: payments by instalments must be finalised by the end of Term 2, (Friday, 5th July), unless alternate arrangements are made with the school.
Mother’s Day is on Sunday, 12th May at the end of Week 2 of Term 2. We will be holding our Mother's Stall on Thursday and Friday of Week 2.
All students will have an opportunity to purchase from the stall during the day on Thursday, 9th May.
Other purchases can be made after school on Thursday, 9th May and before and after school on Friday, 10th May.
Thank you for your support with all the wonderful donations that we have received.
We are planning to use this space to show the human side of our staff. Each newsletter we will provide a peep into a Pimpala staff member, through an interview condected by our student leader Events Assistants. The answers each staff members provides will be published, so you, our school community, can get to know them better.
Keep your eyes out for this fun and interesting read in our next newsletter.
During the last week of this term the soccer pitches will be remediated in preparation for the soccer season which commences early next term. This will involve significant work and all three pitches will not be available on Monday, 8th and Tuesday, 9th April. The senior pitch will not be available for use for three weeks, 8th - 28th April which inlcudes the 2 weeks of the school holidays.
We appreciate your co-operation in not using the large soccer pitch during this time.
Hot Reads is a new section of the newsletter where one of our staff members recommends a book to read. The book is on display in the Library. This week the recommendation comes from Mr Collier.
Mr Collier, our Indonesian teacher has recommended Grandpa's Great Escape by David Walliams as his HOT READ. We hope you enjoy it!
The story goes....
One day Grandpa begins to forget things. It was little thngs at first. He made a cup of tea and forgot to drink it. But soon it was bigger things. Soon he couldn't recognise his own son.
Grandpa had always told his little grandson, Jack stories about being in the Royal Air Force during World War 2. The most surprising thing was now instead of telling the stories, he began living them out.
Everyone in his life found this hard to understand.
Except one person, his grandson Jack. Jack realised all you had to do was play too....
Pimpala will be hosting Principal Tours on the following dates for anyone interested in enrolling at our school. They will be held at 10:00am on the following dates, one tour per term. Priority of Entry for students living in our school zone will be discussed as part of the tour.
Monday, 27May, 2019
Wednesday 29 May, 2019
Monday, 19 August, 2019
Wednesday 21 August, 2019 *
(*The Deputy Principal will take this tour)
Monday, 11 Nov, 2019
Wednesday 13 Nov, 2019