Term 2 2021 | Week 3

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News from the Principal

Welcome to the first newsletter for Term 2. I trust you enjoyed the school holidays and spent time with family and loved ones.

This term brings NAPLAN back for the students after a year where NAPLAN wasn’t administered due to COVID 19. Staff have been busy preparing students for the testing process and we wish all students the very best as they participate in the process. Results will be available in early Term 3.

I recently attended our Whyalla Partnership Principals meeting. At this meeting they discussed our reporting process. I was extremely pleased that the way in which we provide written reports on student progress was well received and provided affirmation that staff produce an informative and inclusive report. Reports are currently being written and will be sent home in week 10 of this term.

Governing Council have approved a number of small projects which will commence during the year. Our major project for 2021 will be the installation of LED lighting in all classrooms to support the very best learning environment we can deliver to our students. At the same time as this installation ,all classrooms will have a fresh coat of paint on the interior walls. I will keep you updated as to when this project will commence. Exterior painting is currently being done on the  school gymnasium. This project will be completed within the next 2 weeks. 

I have been having a very close look at achievement in reading through Running Records data and Read Write Inc data. It is pleasing to see students progressing and growing in their academic achievement. Staff are excited to report learning gains about their students and celebrate with their children whenever possible.

Bryan Rotherham



Senior Leader

Welcome back to Term 2, I trust you all had some time to relax and spend time with your children over the holidays.

Mrs Utting and I are in the process of retesting our Reception to Year 3 students for Read, Write Inc placement.  We are seeing some improvement after 6 weeks on the program, with a lot of our Reception children being able to identify a lot more of their sounds, while other students are moving up the groups.  Has your child brought home one of our new RWI readers yet?  These readers are levelled to your child’s RWI group and they will be able to show you what they are learning in RWI.  We encourage all parents to take the time to read with their child each day to instil a love of reading in our students.

During our upcoming Student Free Day we will be looking at a Literacy tracking program called Accadience that we will be using in our Year 3 - 7 classes.

Jodie Turpin

Senior Leader

Student Wellbeing Leader News

Walk Safely to School Day

Friday May 14th is Walk Safely to School Day. The campaign promotes safety and getting active for all primary aged students and their parents/caregivers. The event seeks to promote road safety, health and the environment. If you are able to, please participate in this campaign by walking with your child to school.

Back to School Grant

Long Street Primary School would like to thank the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation and the Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal for selecting us to once again receive a Back to School Grant. The grant has helped the school in the purchase of school bags, lunchboxes, drink bottles, shoes, socks/underwear, jumpers/jackets, school shirts and school pants for families who are struggling. Our families and community are very thankful to these two organisations for their ongoing support.

Becc O’Neil 

Wellbeing Leader

Diary Dates


12th - 21stBook Fair
Wednesday 26thStudent Free Day
Friday 28thBoy's Basketball
Friday 4thCrazy Hair/PJ/Onesie Day
Monday 14thQueens Birthday Public Holiday
Friday 18th

Girl's Basketball

Friday 25thHockey
Friday 2nd

End of Term

2.10pm Finish

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

Room 12

This term we have been very busy preparing for NAPLAN for our Year 7 students, while our Year 6 students have had the opportunity to develop their reading, writing, language and math skills across a range of areas as part of these preparations. In addition to this, students are starting to look at environmental impact and preservation. Through this in the STEM room students have looked at the impacts of oil spills and the efforts required to reverse and reduce these effects. Students were tasked with adding vegetable oil to a container of water and sinking feathers into the oil-infused water. From this, students then had to remove the feathers using straws, ear buds and then use a range of materials to try and remove as much oil as possible. Although the task was very messy and difficult to clean up, students thoroughly enjoyed themselves!

Around our School

Boy's Football Carnival

Sports Colours Day

STEM Room Habitat Simulation Spaces

Community Informaton