Term 1 2021 | Week 3

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News from the Principal

Welcome to the first newsletter for 2021. Welcome back to students and families returning to Long Street. I would also like to welcome new to school students and their families. We will try extremely hard to ensure your stay with us is the very best it can be.

Congratulations to all staff on the highly dedicated and professional way they have returned to school this year.

Our 2 main learning goals in our site improvement plan are reading and writing. We have a number of measures and programs in place to demonstrate growth and progress for every student in every class. Staff will deliver specific programs targeting elements of reading during Read, Write, Inc and Literacy blocks. To ensure we provide the very best possibility for growth for your child it is extremely important that students attend as many days as they can during the year. Attendance along with solid teaching programs will provide the very best opportunity and challenge for your child’s development. Our main goal this year is to fight hard to ensure this occurs.

I would like to formally welcome Miss Hart to our school for 2021. Miss Hart is teaching a year 4/5 class in Room 10. We wish her every success at Long Street.

This year’s Governing Council will be elected at the upcoming AGM. Once this date is finalised I will announce it through a school bulletin. I welcome you to elect to become a member on this year’s council. Council meets on 2 occasions per term for approximately 2 hours. Nomination forms will be placed at the front office in the next few weeks.

Bryan Rotherham



Senior Leader Literacy

Welcome back to our returning families and a big welcome to all of our new students, families and staff.  We have had a great start to the year and look forward to a fantastic 2021.

We are continuing with Read, Write, Inc for Rooms 1-6 this year and look forward to seeing our students improve further with their Phonics understanding in R-3.  We will be following the Literacy and Language programs in Years 3-7 this year also.  These programs will start in Week 4, with our Fresh Start Intervention program starting in Week 6.

We have had World of Maths on site this week, with Gary exposing our students to a lot of Math activities over Thursday and Friday.  Our students enjoyed this program when it came in 2018 and have again enjoyed learning about Math concepts through hands-on activities.

 Jodie Turpin

Student Wellbeing Leader News

Hi and welcome to 2021, I hope that you all had a chance to have a break over the school holidays.

SRC 2021: I would first like to congratulate our newly voted in Student Representative Council for 2021. These students were voted on to our SRC by their peers and have now taken on the challenge of being the voice for our students for 2021.

Room 7: Indi

Room 10: Jayla

Room 11: Charlotte and Adam

Room 12: Bailey, Zoe, Elijah K and Porscha

Room 13: Ruby U, Kyan, Charlize and Ryan

I know that these students will be an amazing SRC group for 2021.

 Smith Family Referrals: Referrals are now open for families to apply for the Smith Families learning for life program. If you would like to know more about this program or if you may qualify don’t hesitate to give me a call and we can discuss this.

Becc O'Neill

Diary Dates


Monday 8th

Adelaide Cup Day

Friday 19thHarmony Day
Monday 21stWorld Down Syndrome Day
Friday 2ndGood Friday
Monday 5thEaster Monday
Friday 9th

Last Day of Term 1

2.10pm finish

Monday 26thAnzac Day
Tuesday 27th1st day of Term 2

What's Happening in ........

Room 13?

This term Room 13 have started the year with an enthusiastic approach and great mindsets. We have worked together to complete a range of team building and problem solving activities which have allowed us to get to know each other better. We have taken the time to create a range of personal and academic goals to help keep us focused for the year ahead. We individually chose a positive trait that we would like to focus on this term and created a piece of art using repetition to emphasise this word. We then discussed why we have chosen our traits and how we plan on being successful. In literacy we have been working on creating imaginative texts with strong characters and setting by using figurative language to make the story more engaging for the reader.

Room 13 Artwork

Around our School

Our 2021 Staff

PrincipalBryan Rotherham
Senior LeaderJodie Turpin
Student Wellbeing Becc O'Neil
Business ManagerHelen Whyte

Room 1Jenna Knapton
Room 2Nikki Bulaya
Room 5Jordan Stirling
Room 6Nicole Utting
Room 7Darren Masters/Kylie Barham
Room 10Jasmine Hart
Room 11Michael Yeates/Tammy Edwards
Room 12Anthony Wilkinson
Room 13Eirinn Hunt
Room 4Tammy Edwards - AET
Room 14Toyah Smith - Science
Room 15Rachel Yates - Indonesian
GymDavid Miller - PE
PRTMurielle Probst

ACEOBree Hollinshed
ACEOLeroy Risborg
AdministrationLisette Fisher
FinanceRaylene Meacham
LibraryShirley Goff
SSONicole Conley
SSOBreanna Ward
SSOJulie Thomas
SSOBruce Wedding
SSONoni Carpenter
SSOWendy Bryant
SSOMarie Upton
SSORobyn Jonker
SSOElecia Daniell
SSOChloe Fisher
SSODebbie Kriticos
SSOAmelia Fisher
SSO/CanteenSandra Gross
TraineeAshleigh Hector
TraineeMikayla Robinson

World of Maths

Community Informaton