Clapham Primary School

2022 Newsletter

Term 1, Week 5

Diary Dates


  • 7th - Annual General Meeting -  6:00 to 7:00pm
  • 8th - Assembly (Unfortunately families can not attend at the moment due to Covid guidelines)
  • 14th - Pupil Free Day
  • 28th  - Governing Council Meeting


  • 1st - Assembly (Unfortunately families can not attend at the moment due to Covid guidelines)
  • 4th - School Photos
  • 4th to 8th - 3 Way Learning Conversations (Interviews)
  • 12th - School Photo Catch-up Day
  • 14th - Last Day of Term 1
  • 15th - Public Holiday (Good Friday)

Leadership News

Well we have all made it to Week 5! I would like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing Clapham Primary School staff, students and community in their support of hybrid learning and the return of face-to-face learning from week 3. It is a credit to all how smoothly this was managed and how supportive everyone was to ensure a seamless as possible start to the year.

Leadership have changed tack this Newsletter. with such great feedback from the start of the year video welcoming all families to the 2022 school year. We have become movie stars again and have created another video.

Please click on the link below and meet our School Leadership Team, 2022 School Captains and learn about facility upgrades around the school. 


Shane Atkins


Governing Council - Annual General Meeting (AGM)

We thank the 2022 Governing Council nominees, welcoming them and Parent / Caregivers to the Annual General Meeting this coming Monday 7th March at 6pm. This will be held outside in the Social Space behind the Front Office. Entry through the front gate on Barretts Road. Covid safe measures will be in place, please hand sanitise on entry, wear a mask and socially distance (both standing and sitting) at all times.

Please find below more information about the 2022 Parent / Caregiver nominees for Governing Council.

GC 2022 Nominees


On Tuesday 15 March all staff will participate in Day 3 of our trauma informed practice professional learning facilitated by Berry Street. On this day we will recap the learning of the first two Domains: Body and Relationships, before we move onto Domains 3 and 4: Stamina and Engagement.

School TV - Understanding Adolescence

Adolescence is the transitional stage of development that is usually associated with the teenage years. In 2018, the Australian Curriculum Assessment Authority, redefined adolescence as affecting young people aged between 10-24 years. During this time, they experience rapid physical, cognitive and psychosocial growth which affects how teenagers feel, think, make decisions and interact with the world around them. During adolescence, a child's brain can be considered as being “under-construction”. The rate at which this progresses will vary depending on the individual and also their gender. As a result, some parents may view adolescence as stressful or difficult. However, it does not need to be. Setting boundaries, implementing consistent monitoring and maintaining a strong and loving connection will help families adjust during this time. It is also an important time to keep the communication lines open through clear and age appropriate conversations. Speak openly about changes that they are experiencing and be conscious of their mental health as many of the conditions people confront in adulthood, can begin to manifest in adolescence. In this edition of SchoolTV, adult carers can learn how to guide and best support their young person as they transition through adolescence. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this month’s edition, and we always welcome your feedback. If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact the school for further information or seek medical or professional help. Here is the link to this month's edition

Online Esafety Sessions for Parents/Carers

Please find attached a schedule for online safety sessions throughout 2022.

Welcoming Alice to the Clapham Primary School Wellbeing Team

We would like to officially welcome Alice from Your Dream to Clapham Primary School. Alice will be working at our school as a Student Wellbeing Worker. Alice has been trained in the SPARC and JUMP programs. Her role will be to implement these across the school from R-6 for the rest of the year. Please refer to the links below for more information on each of the programs. 


Please see information attached regarding Jump


See information attached regarding SPARC

School Photos 2022

School Photos will be taken on Monday 4 April.

Order forms will be handed out in classrooms and will also be available from the Front Office.


A huge thank you to artist Nicky Create for painting these inspirational and interactive wings murals.