Thiele Primary School Newsletter

Thiele Primary School Newsletter Term 1 Week 5 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,

As we continue our journey towards world class education by working towards making every student great by 2028 it is important that not only the students participate in learning, but also teachers. To provide additional support to students and teachers we advertised for an Improvement, Engagement and Interventions Coordinator for our school. The role would encompass working as part of the Leadership team to identify the needs of students predominantly focussing on reading. Reading underpins everything, reading is the key to opportunity, achievement and success. I am pleased to announce that Aaron Sharp has been successful in being appointed in this role. Aaron has a deep understanding of reading skills and the reading process. As part of his role he will be identifying, tracking, monitoring, implementing reading programs and working with small groups of students on targeted intervention programs to improve reading outcomes. Aaron will also work with teachers to further develop their understanding of the reading process and skills required to be successful to ensure continuity of programs and interventions withing the classroom. These processes will not only support students experiencing difficulties in this area but also provide intellectual stretch to ensure all students are benefiting from this one year initiative.

Attendance is imperative to learning. Another part of Aaron’s role will be to monitor student attendance of all of our students. Our current attendance is 90% and our goal is to increase this considerably and ensure students are actively engaged in their learning. Aaron will not only track student’s attendance, but work with both students, parents/carers and staff to implement programs to improve both attendance and engagement.

To ensure consistency, Danni Gericke will be teaching in T2. Danni has been a staff member at Thiele Primary School since 2013 and has taught Yr 1/2 students in T5 last year as well as R-7 Science. Luke James will be teaching Science on Monday and Friday to T8, T13, T14, T15 and T16 students as well as T15 on Wednesdays and T14 on Thursdays. Luke is familiar to the students as he taught Music for several terms and was a TRT to many classes last year.

These actions directly relate to our External Review Directions of:-

  • Direction 1: Ensure all staff have shared understanding, ownership and accountability of the School Improvement Plan (SIP), by refining processes that actively involve staff in all stages of the SIP process.
  • Direction 2: Ensure quality in the teaching and learning in every classroom by building and consolidating a shared commitment and responsibility in actively and consistently implementing the schools agreed practices daily, at all levels of schooling.
  • Direction 3: Strengthen student agency by making learning visible through clear learning intentions and success criteria that enable students to benchmark their learning and set explicit learning goals that continuously stretch and challenge their learning.
  • Direction 4: Ensure differentiation, intellectual stretch and challenge for all students by strengthening teachers’ capacity to track and monitor the progress of individual student learning, and the use of formative assessment and feedback to inform the next steps in learning. 

Kind Regards,

Sharon Willoughby


Year 7 to High School

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 

Principal Awards


Mackenzie CCharlie WKingston B
Aubree McTanner WChelsea B
Jacob CBen WAbbygail L
Portia KNicolas WMia F
Aryan SOlivia MAlistair P
Karine GHannah WEthan P

Crossing Monitors

Thank you to all of our wonderful students who are volunteering to become crossing monitors. This is extremely important in supporting us to keep our students and community members safe.

Brianna C, Kaitlyn P, Zac W, Tait L, Olivia M, Jaxon D, Tiger L, Jada D, Jack S, Leah H and Chloe G.

Junior Blasters

Junior Blasters is a cricket clinic available to Campus students, it is fabulous to see that these students are participating in this program on Tuesdays after school:

Daniel V, Jamaal T, Charlie W, Kyden M, Aubree M


To abide by Government guidelines single use plastic items: stirrers, cutlery and straws will not be supplied at events and activities from Monday, 1st March. 

Please remember to pack spoons / forks for your child's  yoghurts, custard, fruit jelly or salad.

Clean Up Australia Day

This important event is Sunday, 7th March - Teachers will be working with their students to promote this within our school as they continue their focus on Sustainability and caring for our environment

Random Acts of KIndness

Congratulations to Jayan S who won a $2.00 Canteen voucher

 Jayan S


 Always helping in class without being asked

 Nate C


 Offering to help Mrs Wuttke with some boxes without being asked

 Billy T


 For helping his older buddy to the office after falling over

 Luke A


 For helping a student stay safe in the yard

Rubbish Raffle


Josh DT2
Ben MT14

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.



T 1

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

Sports Day Captains

Congratulations to the Captains and Vice Captains on being voted by your peers to represent your Sports Day Team.


Luke M (N) Captain 

Luke V-E (P) Vice Captain 

Isabella C (T) Captain 

Jennifer M (P) Vice Captain  


Sienna K (N) Captain 

Mia G (P) Vice Captain 

Hudson M (N) Captain 

Lachlan S (T) Vice Captain 


Sophie G (N) Captain 

Gemma B (N) Vice Captain 

Jacob R (T) Captain 

Jayce P (N) Vice Captain   


Jai W (N) Captain 

Jayden J (T) Vice Captain 

Ash P (P) Captain 

Ash H (N) Vice Captain 

Sports Day - Friday 5th March

We are delighted to invite and welcome parents/carers to our Sports Day on Friday March 5. Could all parents/carers attending please abide by the following COVID guidelines:

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

If you have not already ordered your sausage sizzle there will be a coffee van and sausage BBQ where you can purchase these items. The canteen will be open in the gym to provide drinks, ice-blocks and snacks throughout the day

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.

Please note Friday, 5th March Play Café will be closed due to Sports Day


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 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

7.00 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

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