Thiele Primary School Newsletter

Thiele Primary School Newsletter Term 1 Week 3 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,

It was wonderful to see many parents/carers attend our Acquaintance Night and AGM. These nights are important times not only for you, but also for our staff to gather important information about class routines, expectations and our school. There were three positions available on the Governing Council for 2021 which were all filled on Tuesday night. Our first governing council meeting will be on Tuesday, 16th February at 7pm in the Thiele Staffroom.

2022 is the year where all Year 7 students will be starting high school. This means many changes for both primary school and secondary school. Marion Coady, Principal of Aberfoyle Park High School was our guest speaker at our AGM on Tuesday night. Marion provided information about the building, programs and staffing plans that have been occurring for them and important dates for us to be aware of to prepare our year 7’s for their transition to high school and there was an opportunity for questions to be answered.   

Over the past few weeks Lisa, Amanda and I have been attending MiniLit and MacqLit training. This is a targeted intervention program to support students in the area of literacy. Student data is analysed to identify areas of need and from this students are put into groups to work with a teacher and explicitly taught and continually monitored to ensure they are retaining information and achieving. At this stage we are still in the planning stage of this program learning, screening and identifying students who will then be grouped and timetabled into sessions throughout the week. More information will be provided as we progress through this process.

Lisa, Aaron and Emma are continuing Brightpath training and are guiding staff in the area of Persuasive writing this year. This week’s staff meeting was spent identifying teaching points for all students in the area of narrative writing. This program has been valued by all staff and is providing explicit targeted teaching to all students in the area of writing where goals are set and monitored to ensure growth and achievement.

Aaron Sharp has also been released to meet with staff to gather information on how he can support staff with integrating maths activities into other areas of the curriculum. Dale Bliss will be working with classroom teachers and students in the area of Digital Technology. These lessons will start with classes in the Coorong building this term. Diane Christie is working at our school again this term and is teaching in a variety of classrooms in the Heysen and Spence buildings. From time to time Chris Gent, Amanda Allen, Amy Curyer and Danni Gericke will be released to assist Leadership in the Front Office. During these times careful consideration is given to replacement teachers to ensure we are providing staff who are familiar with our school and our students.

If you are interested in becoming involved within the school by volunteering in fundraising, canteen, listening to reading or in any other way please speak to your child’s class teacher, Jayne at the Front Office, Lisa or myself.

Kind Regards,

Sharon Willoughby


Welcome to Thiele Primary School

Callum ALars BChase CEmily D
Chloe FSam FSabine FBahaa G
Anders GGeorgia HIhsan KElliot M
Ayla MTate MJeremy R-MJasmine S
Mackenzie SGeorgia DSienna E

Dellancy G

Tara GOlivia KKyden MOlivia P
Briella RBellamy SArya SLuke T
Ella VArius WMia WRachel W
Amber WShin ZAshley BAcacia B
Cody BIvy BSamuel FSamuel J
Ricky LMira-Jane V

Fruit Fly Outbreak

If your school or workplace is in an affected area, fruit and fruiting vegetables that can be infected by fruit fly must not be included in lunch boxes or otherwise moved around while restrictions are in place. What fruit and fruiting vegetables can be infected by fruit fly? You can view the complete list of what you must not pack into lunch boxes at

What fruit or fruiting vegetables can I pack in lunchboxes as an alternative?

Fresh alternatives include pineapple, melons (watermelon, rockmelon, and honeydew), cucumber, carrots, lettuce, broccoli, celery, mushrooms, and asparagus. Other options include cooked fruit, processed fruit (such as fruit straps), fruit puree, canned fruit or frozen fruit.

How long will these restrictions be in place?

These restrictions will remain until at least Thursday 15 April 2021. The less fresh fruit is moved around, the lower the risk of potentially spreading fruit fly.

Are home-grown and purchased fruit still safe to eat?

Yes, home-grown and purchased fruit continue to be safe to eat. Buying South Australian fruit will support our growers.

Crossing Training

Thanks you to all of these student for volunteering to become crossing monitors. This is an extremely important in supporting us to keep our students safe. 


































Covid considerations

  • Check in using the QR code on your child’s classroom door
  •  Remain outside of classrooms
  • Maintain social distancing of 1.5m between adults and 1 adult per 2m squared
  • Do not send your child to school if they are unwell 

2021 Volunteers

Volunteers play an important role in supporting staff and students at Thiele Primary School and we thank all of our volunteers for everything they do no matter how large or small.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Fundraising Committee, Governing Council or in any other way in 2021 please provide your contact details to Jayne at the Front Office.

Random Acts of KIndness

Congratulations to Jack S who won a $2.00 Canteen voucher

Jessica McT13For looking out for other students in the yard
Thomas HT13for helping and supporting his buddy in Week 1
Jack ST13for thanking our groundsman for their hard work

Rubbish Raffle

Heysen - Carly H T2

Coorong - Wyatt L T13

Mr G-no me

My name is Mr G-no-me. I like to spend my time in the class that takes care in keeping their yard area clean and tidy. This supports our school value of integrity.




is the class with the cleanest area and has  Mr G-no Me for two weeks.


My name is “Palmy” I am an orang-utan. I enjoy spending my time with the class who recycles the most recyclable 10c containers because this supports our school value of sustainability.




 collected the most recyclables

and won the opportunity to have Palmy in the classroom for the following two weeks. 

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

Our students are in love with reading!

It is wonderful to see students coming to the Library before and after school to borrow and return their books.  During lunch times the Library has been full of students taking the opportunity to browse the Library shelves for new books and re-visit some of their old favourites.

Most popular titles being read this week have been by favourite authors Andy Griffiths and Anh Do

Canteen Fun Fact:

Can our school canteen sell fruit to students and staff?

Yes, school canteens in all zones can continue to sell or provide fruit to students and staff members providing the fruit has been delivered directly by your retailer, is eaten at school and any waste disposed of on site in a green bin with a lid (and not taken home).

How should we dispose of fruit at my school or workplace?

Fruit can be disposed of in a green bin with a lid. Fruit or vegetable waste must not be composted or fed to animals.

If you don’t have a green bin with a lid, please email to have one delivered to your site.

Alternatively, if you do not have a green bin with a lid, you can seal your fruit in an airtight plastic bag and freeze if possible. Once frozen, the bag can be put in your general waste bin.

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

Tuesday and Friday mornings in the Geoff Simpson Hall. Open to all community members with children aged birth to 5 years old. Come in enjoy a chat, have a coffee and snack while the children play.


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


SA Dental

2021 Diary dates

Term 1

Week 4

Monday 15th February

7.00 pm - Pedal Prix Information Night

Tuesday 16th February

6.30 pm Governing Council Finance Meeting

7.30 pm - Governing Council Meeting 

Week 5

Friday 26th February

SAPSASA District Swimming

Week 6

Friday 5th March

Campus Sports Day

Week 7

Monday 8th March

Public Holiday - Adelaide Cup

Week 8

Monday 15th March

Year 6/7 Aquatics (until 4.00 pm)

Tuesday 16th March

6.30 pm - Governing Council Finance Meeting

7.30 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

Friday 9th April

End of Term 1 - Early Dismissal 2.00 pm

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