Thiele Primary School Newsletter

Thiele Primary School Newsletter Term 1 Week 7 2021

Campus Drive,  

Aberfoyle Park

SA 5159

Ph:  8270 4222  Fax:  8270 4773   

ABSENTEE LINE: 8270 4222                  ABSENTEE SMS : 0416 906 283

Principal:  Mrs Sharon Willoughby

Deputy Principal:  Mrs Lisa Horton

Email Address:


From the Principal

Dear Parents/Carers,

Wasn’t Sports Day fantastic!!

Thank you to all of the parents/carers and friends who joined us and congratulations to Yorke (Green) who won the Championship shield led by their Thiele Captain - Jayden J. Murray (Blue) won the Spirit Shield led by Thiele Captain - Jacob R. Congratulations to Eyre (Yellow) and Flinders (Red) who were also led by Thiele Captains – Isabella C and Lachlan S.

Next week we welcome Beth Mowat into our library. Beth will be working on Monday’s and Tuesday’s along with Carol who works on Wednesday’s and Thursday’s. We are looking forward to welcoming Beth into our school and Campus community.

James Geoghan, Chris Gent and Jo Chesson have enjoyed some leave over the past weeks and we have welcomed Sarah Laurence and Dale Bliss teaching T10, Diane Christie teaching T12 and Todd Shearer teaching T8. All of these teachers are familiar with our students and school routines. Jo and Chris have returned from their leave, however, Chris will be coaching SAPSASA softball in week 10 and will be taking leave at the end of this term.

Our journey towards world class education by working towards making every student great by 2028 is continuing through Aaron, Emma and Lisa attending Brightpath professional development in the area of Persuasive writing. Chris, Amy, Lauren, Lisa and myself are attending the Berry Street Education Model and sharing our learning experience at staff meetings with the rest of our staff to improve our teaching and learning for all of our staff and students. 

Kind Regards,

Sharon Willoughby


Pastoral Care Worker - Roslyn

Dear Families,

It's hard to believe we are half way through first term already! It has been so good to be back with the students in 2021 and great to get to know our new students who have settled in well and already knowing their way around. For those of you who don’t know me, I am the Pastoral Care Worker at Thiele Primary School. In my role, I am here to provide support for anyone in the school community – students, staff and families. Some of that involves checking in with students who might be finding things difficult at school or at home or resourcing families who might need support. If you would like to find out more about my role, or just want to stop and chat, I would love to catch up 

This term Kimochi lessons have started in some year 1 & 2 classes. Kimochi means feelings in Japanese and these lessons give students an imaginative and fun way to explore what feelings are about and how we can enjoy the ones we like and make the ones that are 'hard to have' smaller and more manageable. Practicing how to notice, be ok with and regulate big feelings is something we all learn; generally through trial and error or re-learning years later when new challenges come along. Sometimes the simplest tools can help us.    

Technology is another thing which can at times bring up big feelings fast. The e-Safety Commissioner’s website has some excellent resources for parents. One of them is a recently released book for younger users called Swoosh, Glide and Rule Number 5 which you can look at online or download to your device. It's under 'Educators' and then 'online safety picture book' on the website -

The main message is to ask for help.

Have a great shorter week

Kind regards,

Roslyn Schmarewski

Finance News

Materials & Services Fee for 2021 have been sent home recently.

Thank you to all of the families who have paid, contacted the school or completed school card forms for 2021.

We have a number of ways that M&S Fees can be paid, including: Cash, Cheque (made out to Thiele PS), Credit Card (in person/over the phone), Instalment Option (please see Jo Hicks for paperwork) QKR App. and EFT (Bank details available from Thiele PS front office). School Card information is available on the following link:       School card can now be applied for online at this link or alternatively paper copies for 2021 will be available from the Thiele Primary School front office.



If you are eligible for school card please complete an application as soon as possible to ensure your fees will be covered. Failure to do so may result in the fees becoming your responsibility.

Kind Regards

Jo Hicks

Business Manager

Fundraising Committee

We would like to welcome Narelle S, Mariette VdB, Rachel B and Rikki J to the Fundraising Committee for 2021. These ladies have some new and fresh ideas so please keep a look out for our new exciting fundraisers.

If you would like to volunteer to be on the committee or assist at fundraising stalls, please see one of our committee members, Jo Hicks or Jayne Hardy at the Thiele Front Office. You will be required to apply for a ‘Working with Children Check’ at no cost to you.

Thank you

Kimberley Lerc

On behalf of the Fundraising Committee


Congratulations to our winners of the Volunteer Award For Outstanding Service Lesley and Ken Chapman. Lesley and Ken have been mentors for students at Thiele Primary School for a number of years. They have been a very special person to the students they have worked with each week. Thank you to all of our valuable volunteers.

Governing Council Representatives

Welcome to our 2021 Governing Council Representatives

We would like to welcome and thank our 2021 Governing Council parent representatives. We look forward to working with you this year in providing quality education and improvement for all students.

Fiona Salt - Chairperson

Jackie Williams -  Chairperson & Correspondence Secretary

Lisa Dwiar - Treasurer

Karen Kennedy - Minute Secretary

Kimberley Lerc - Fundraising

Janet Shearer

Sarah Richards

Philina Douglas

Tanya Thomas

Naomi Beames

Carly Nash (Week 3)  - Staff Representative

Amy Curyer (Week 8) – Staff Representative

Student Representative Council

SRC Representatives

Congratulations to our SRC representatives for Semester 1.


Charlie W & Chloe F


Olyvia L & Jake H


Aryan S & Chelsea W


Carly H & Josh D


Zane C & Annabel D


Jayden J & Serine G


Chloe H & Ethan P


Mason S & Mia A


Evie J & Zac W


Cody J & Jamaal T




D’Arcy W & Rinzen C

Sports Day - Friday 5th March

Congratulations to our students who competed in events on  Sports Day:- Ila-Renae L, Cheyenne T, Bradley P, Xavier C, Caitlin B, Jessica M, Serine G, Delilah M, Zoe L, Jayden J, Luca P, Jordan B, Lachlan S

Reserves:- Anna M, Mia A, Olivia D, Anthony M, Rhyse G, Aidan G, Amelia A, Jake P, Grace B, Zack B, Luke B, Owen B

SAPSASA Swimming Carnival

In week 5 Campus sent a swim team to compete at the Southern Heights District swimming carnival. The team was made up of 8 competitors: Caitlin B from Thiele, Lara D and Zoe M from Pilgrim, and Jai W, Luke M, Ruby K, Jessica O and Cacey B from Nativity. The event was held at the Marion Outdoor Swim centre and perfect conditions called for an enjoyable night.  Our team represented Campus proudly with fierce competition and an excellent display of sportsmanship. 

A special congratulations to Caitlin B, Ruby K and Jessica O who have been selected to compete at the Swimming State Championships.

Congratulations Caitlin B for competing in the SAPSASA District Swimming competition at the outdoor Marion swimming pool.

Clean Up Australia Day

Our classes participated in this event on Thursday before Sports Day and collected

Recyclable containers

Food scraps

Compost Material

Commercial Wrappers

Glad Wrap











Isn’t it interesting that despite:-

·         straws being banned on March 1st we still found 62 straws

·         we collect recyclable containers we still found 18 on the ground

·         we support litter free lunches we still found 69 pieces of glad wrap and 231 commercial wrappers

Let’s all support our value of SUSTAINABILTY and bring litter free lunches to school or put your rubbish in a bin

Thank you T4, T5, T10, T12, T13, T15 and T16 for completing your feedback sheets and returning them to the Front Office. Your help in supporting our environment and our value of sustainability is appreciated. 

Thiele Secondhand Uniform Shop

The secondhand uniform shop is open on Thursday mornings 8.45 am - 9.30 am approximately.

With the weather now being cooler in the mornings, if you require windcheaters the secondhand uniform shop has a good range of sizes available. Come along and take a look just $10.00 each.

SunSmart School

Hats are compulsory in Terms 1, 3 and 4. All students are required to wear a wide brimmed or legionnaires hat this term. Students who do not have a wide brimmed or legionnaires hat will be required to follow our “No Hat, No Play” policy. If students are not wearing their hat during recess and lunch they are to sit in the area near the Coorong building. Hats and beanies are not to be worn in classrooms.

Skoolbag App

Have you downloaded the Skoolbag App yet?

It is available for various applications - iPhone, Android & Microsoft, you can may download to your phone, tablet or computer. Just go to your app store and download the Thiele Primary School - Skoolbag App for your device. You will then receive newsletters, notifications, alerts and much more.

Campus News

Campus Library at work – Reading, Helping, Learning, Sharing

Library Monitors have been showing leadership skills in helping younger students to navigate the Library and assist them with borrowing.  Students have been making good use of the Library classroom at lunch times sharing activities and playing chess.  Junior School students celebrated Dr. Seuss day with reading and listening to his rhyming stories/books.



Campus Librarian

Campus Uniform Shop

The Campus Uniform Shop is open on:

Monday2.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Wednesday & Friday8.30 am - 9.30 am

QKR Online Canteen ordering

Canteen Online Ordering

Now Available through Qkr App

Each of the three schools on Campus have signed up to a QKR app which allows payments for various school payments online.

On each of the school’s apps the Canteen online ordering app has been added. This means that parents can now order lunch and recess orders online via their

schools QKR app

Just follow these easy steps below to get yourself set up:

1.        Download the QKR app from the APP Store

2.        Sign up

3.        Create an account for you – add profile

4.        Search for your schools QKR account (school name)

5.        Add credit card details

6.        Add your child/rens profile/information

7.        Click on Canteen

8.        Choose what you want add to cart and submit

9.        All orders must be placed by 9.15 am

10.      There is a communications page that will answer a lot of your questions

If you have any questions or require assistance please do not hesitate to contact your school front office.

The Campus Way

  • Respect others 
  • Respect yourself
  • Respect our place
  • Sitting while eating
  • Walking on pavers
  • Keeping out of garden areas, Courtyard/grass area is a quiet play space
  • No hat no play
  • Being a Nude Food Dude and bringing Litter Free lunch

Campus Play Cafe

Play Café is operating on Tuesdays and Fridays in the Geoff Simpson Hall.

It is pleasing to see parents/carers from our community enjoying our Play Café on Tuesdays and Fridays in the

Geoff Simpson Hall.


Brighton Secondary School - Special Interest Music Information Evening for Year 6 & 7

Everything you need to know about auditioning for the

Brighton’s Special Interest Music Program

Tuesday 30 March 2021, 5.30 to 6.30pm

Brighton Secondary School Concert Hall

Followed by a free short concert on the front oval

(bring a picnic dinner and chairs)

For all enquiries please call Pam Parsons 8375 8215


Brighton Secondary School - Volleyball Trials

SA Dental

2021 Diary dates

Term 1

Week 8

Monday 15th March

Year 6/7 Aquatics (arrive back at school approx 4.45 pm) 

Tuesday 16th March

6.30 pm - Governing Council Finance Meeting

7.00 pm - Governing Council Meeting

Week 9

Monday 22nd March - Friday 26th March

R - 5 Swimming

Thursday 25th March

SAPSASA Swimming State Metro Carnival

Week 10

Friday 2nd April

Public Holiday - Good Friday

Week 11

Monday 5th April

Public Holiday - Easter Monday

Thursday 8th April

Early Dismissal 2.00 pm

Friday 9th April

Pupil Free Day

The E?!lepsy Centre - South Australia & The Northern Territory

Driving the Power of Purple through Education and Awareness

Certificate of Recognition

Thiele Primary School

are now

Epilepsy Aware

Training completed on Thursday, January 21 2021