Term 4 2021 | Week 3

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News from the Principal

Term 4 has started really well for students and staff. I am observing students actively engaging in learning and having fun with their friends during break times. Can you please ensure that your child has an appropriate hat to wear whilst participating in activities outdoors.

As announced last week, staff are beginning the process of preparing their students for the Christmas concert. A reminder, this event is a student only event, keeping in line with COVID expectations. We are working hard to ensure we are able to share your child's performance with you in some capacity. We are currently investigating the best way to achieve this. I will keep you informed as to how you can view your child’s performance.

Last week we completed the replanting of established trees. I originally had the large gum trees removed due to them being diseased and at risk of falling. We have selected Tuckeroo trees to replace the gumtrees. Tuckeroos are evergreen, height controlled, grow rapidly and are suitable to the climate in Whyalla. I encourage you to drive around the school and look at the progress of these trees.

Staff are busily beginning the process of writing school reports. They will be handed to students during the last week of school.

A number of facilities projects are underway and/or completed. I will inform the community when the painting schedule is complete.

Bryan Rotherham



Senior Leader

I have recently purchased a range of new resources for our students to use.  These include levelled drama scripts that can be practiced and performed to their class or at assemblies in the future.  I am looking forward to seeing these being used, practiced and performed in the future weeks.

I am also working with Miss B to purchase some new manipulatives for students to use in Maths and STEM.

As we come to the end of the year teachers are now back into the swing of writing reports for their students.  These will be sent home on Wednesday of Week 9.

Mrs Utting and myself will be undertaking our final round of Read, Write Inc testing for the year over the next week or so.  We are hoping to see all students showing improvement and moving up the levels.

Jodie Turpin

Senior Leader

Student Wellbeing Leader News

Term four already! This is the big term full of so many fun and exciting learning opportunities for our students. As our year 6 and 7 students get ready to graduate at the end of this term, we get ready for our much anticipated graduation celebration. Our wonderful staff have donated some formal wear that can be used for this event. If you are needing any help getting formal wear for your child just let me know and I can see what we have in our collection. Anything that is given to a child from this collection does not have to be returned and it is for your child to keep.

Becc O’Neil 

Wellbeing Leader

Formal Wear

Diary Dates


Monday 1stStudent Free Day
3/11 - 5/11

Room 12/13 Camp

Monday 8thDress as a Superhero Day
Friday 12thCricket Carnival
Monday 22nd
  • Year 6 Whyalla Secondary College Transition
  • New Reception Transition
Wednesday 23rd
  • Year 7 Whyalla Secondary College Transition
  • New Reception Transition
Friday 25thAwards Day (Student Only)
Tuesday 30thYear 6 Graduation
Wednesday 1stYear 7 Graduation
Tuesday 7thChristmas Concert (Student Only)
Wednesday 8thYear 7 Aquatics
Friday 10th

End of Term 4

2.10pm Finish

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

Room 2?

Room 2 have had so much fun making this week. We made our masks for Music is Fun which included looking at different animals and talking about colour, shape and texture. You can see our fantastic masks in the picture. This tied in nicely with our Arts and Design and Technology curriculum as we are dancing around the world and designing costumes. We also studied the different animals and how they move and sound and discussed describing words for all of these beasts. This made Music is Fun even more awesome.

As the parents of Room 2 would have noticed, we are also passionate about making Hama Beads. We have been looking at pattern and how different colours compliment each other. These take a great deal of time and effort and we are so proud of what we made! Looking forward to what we design next, keep an ear out, there might be a surprise for the Christmas performance.  


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