Kapunda Primary School Newsletter

No 06 - Week 09 - Term 2 2024

Principal Comments

From the Leadership Team

We are full steam ahead to the end of another term. I can’t believe that I have been at KPS for 6 months now. I am starting to get some names right - but still have a long way to go - and am enjoying getting to know students and families better.

From the start of Term 3, we will be trialling a change to the Recess and Lunch play times. Currently we have a 20-minute Recess and 40-minute Lunch play break. This will change to 30 minutes for each. This slight change does not impact beginning or end of school times. Students will also have the same eating time they currently have. Having a longer Recess will support those students who take a little longer to eat and still enable a decent time for play. There are a few reasons for the change, all focused on supporting our students and we will review at the end of the term.

The new times will be:

RECESS: 10:35am eating       10:40am – 11:10am play

LUNCH: 12:50pm eating       1:00pm – 1:30pm play

The change pushes eating time back by 10 minutes.


Last Friday, the year 5/6 students engaged in an Electives program. From all reports the afternoon was a great success and enjoyed by all students and staff involved. We look forward to this continuing next term and is another new initiative that will be reviewed and tweaked. Well done to all involved!


We have noticed an increase in the number of students arriving very early in the morning. School duties start at 8:30am and prior to this time there is not supervision in the yard. If your child needs to arrive at school early please contact KOSHC to access their Before School program.

Please remember also that we have a number of families who need to access the Disabled Parking bays on Mildred Street just near the crossing. These are to remain free to be accessed at any time of the day and are not to be used for drop off or pick up unless you have a permit. Thank you for your support with this.


Breakfast Club is very popular among the students. Having enough to eat in the morning supports a positive start to the day and the ability to focus on learning. We will never turn a child away if they come for a piece of toast. Breakfast Club can also serve as a great social start to the morning where students chat with each other and interact with volunteers. If you are able to volunteer for a morning a week or be available for on call should someone be absent please contact the Front Office. The more volunteers we have, the more the work is shared. Ideally we would like to have two volunteers on each morning. If you require a Working with Children Check (WWCC), Stacey will be able to help you get that underway. There is no cost to volunteers for obtaining a WWCC and is valid for 5 years enabling you to volunteer in different capacities within the school.


Have a lovely weekend and stay warm!

Sharon, Kerry and Dan

Ice Bucket Challenge - Friday 5th July

Upcoming Event at KPS

Tuesday 2nd JulyChampion House Team Award - NEALE!
Friday 5th July 

Big Freeze Casual Day

Last Day of Term 2 - Early dismissal @ 2.10pm 

Monday 8th July to Friday 19th JulySchool Holidays
Friday 12th July to Sunday 14th JulyCentenary 1924 – 2024 24hr Motorbike Trial
Term 3
Monday 22nd JulyFirst day back for Term 3
Monday 2nd SeptemberSchool Closure Day
Tuesday 3rd SeptemberPupil Free Day

** Please note that these dates are subject to change **

Champion House Team Award Term 2 - NEALE!!


Neale is the house team that has won the 2024 Term 2 Champion House Team Award.

As a house team Neale students have been demonstrating all of our school values of Respect, Effort, Cooperation and Honesty. Points can be achieved by academic SMART goals in class, student “Shout Outs”, attendance at school and positive behaviours in the yard.

To celebrate, on Tuesday 2nd July Neale students can wear casual clothes to school and as an extra reward will also enjoy longer lunch-time play.

Should you have any questions regarding the above, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Congratulations NEALE students!

Mr Horne's Year 2 class have been having some slime fun...


Mrs Lindner's class has been busy... check it out...


M&S School Fees 2024

Material & Services Charges for 2024 are now due.

Payment can be made by cash, cheque or EFT. 

Our Account details are:-

Acc Name:Kapunda Primary School
BSB: 105-006
Acc Number:056779640 

Applications for School Card Assistance can be made, so if you think you are eligible for School Card, please complete an application online at www.sa.gov.au or fill in a School Card application form available at the school front office.

If you would like to negotiate a payment plan then please contact myself or the Principal to discuss.  Contact by phone on 8566 2008 or come in and see us in the office.

Thank You & Regards

Annie Crowhurst

Finance Officer

Class Awards - Awarded at Assembly Friday 7th June

WE NEED YOUR HELP - 24hr Motorbike Trial

Kapunda High School - HIRING NOW - School Bus Driver


Great opportunity to supplement your income if on a pension or semi retired.

It’s a great bus route of Freeling / Fords.

Approximately 15 hours a week, Monday to Friday, 7.30am till 8.30am - 3.00 till 4.30pm.

Employment is on a casual claim paid basis.  Additional hours available if willing to drive for school excursions.  This is paid separately by the school.


Minimum license required is MR.  The driver will need accreditation, this entails WWCC, Medical, national police check and relevant driver license.

If interested please contact Kaye Clancy (Bus Co-ordinator) Kapunda High School.

Email:-  kaye.clancy848@schools.sa.edu.au

Bus Travel Information - Kapunda High School

All services, with the exception of the privately owned Adelaide (Gawler)-Barossa Service, are free for eligible students.

Detailed information of bus stop and departure times are available from the Bus Administrator, Mrs Kaye Clancy at Kapunda High School. Information regarding the public bus service, bus route and cost involved can be obtained from the Bus Co-ordinator. 


Kapunda Primary School

School Values:

Effort              Respect        Honesty        Cooperation

“To provide a safe and diverse learning environment in which to educate and empower children to be successful in the community and in the future.”