Nuriootpa Primary School

Term 3 Week 6 Newsletter

Acknowledgement of Country

Important Diary Dates

From the Principal

Hi all,

As you will be aware, the school is closed tomorrow as the Australian Education Union (AEU) and Government continue to work towards an Enterprise Bargaining solution.

Following this there is a school closure on Monday and a Student Free Day on Tuesday, where staff will be undertaking some professional learning in the areas of Maths and the Berry Street Educational Model.

Students are expected back at school on Wednesday, 6 September.

We hope you are able to enjoy some quality time with your child(ren), and they will come back refreshed and ready for some great learning on Wednesday! 



Principal's Gold Book Awards

Congratulations to the following students who have a received a Principal's Gold Book Award.

Axel Steinert    Rubi McDonnell    Imogen Miles    Ezra Fitzpatrick

Evelyn Haynes     Lukas Buerskens    Indi McDonnell

From the Deputy Principal

We had an amazing Bookweek with lots of exciting events.

On Friday the winners for Guess the Reader were announced at a short assembly. It was tricky working out who the students were, however, through using the characteristics of hair and clothing most readers were identified. It was wonderful seeing how students were persistent over the week trying to identify the readers. Some students teamed together to use their knowledge of students for the answers, older students helped younger students with guesses and writing of names. It was a lot of fun!

Four children were able to identify 16 of the 17 readers.

Congratulations to: Abbie P, James B, Jordan T and Lexie S.

They won a storybook, courtesy of Ms Wild and a voucher for a zooper dooper from the canteen.

Bus Services for the upcoming student free days

Please note the following bus timetable for the upcoming student free days, Monday September 4th and Tuesday September 5th.

Eden Valley, Sedan, Moculta & Vineyards on the 5th September


School Closure/SFD Day

None (P)

Angaston Primary School

1st Sep & 4th Sep


Good Shepherd LPS



Tanunda Primary School

4th & 5th Sep


Faith Lutheran College



Light Pass Primary School

4th Sep


Truro Primary School

1st Sep & 4th Sep



Nuriootpa Primary School

4th & 5th Sep


Wellbeing at NPS

Dear parents,

I will be away from week 5 to week 9 as I will be acting Deputy at Angaston Primary School. Mr Rostig will be filling in for me.

See you all week 10.

Claire Morichaud-Shields

Hello parents and members of the school community,

Most of you would know me but I thought this would be a good opportunity to re-introduce myself to you all and tell you about my role for the next five weeks.

I’ve been a teacher at Nuriootpa Primary School in various capacities since 2016. As the acting Wellbeing Coordinator while Claire is away, I look forward to working with any students or families who need assistance in this period. I hope that I can continue the great work that Claire has been doing in her absence.

Please see below about a parent forum for SIES, this is a very important organisation that provide assistive technologies and materials to students with additional needs. It would be a great opportunity for parents to provide feedback and/or get advice about what additional help they can receive for their child’s learning.

Thank you,

Michael Rostig

Statewide Inclusive Education Services

Parent forum for families of children with disability or additional needs

Statewide Inclusive Education Services (SIES) (formerly SERU) holds regular parent forums for parents or carers of children and students with disability or additional needs.

The forums are an opportunity for parents and carers to:

· network with other parents and carers of children with disability

· connect with relevant disability organisations and information across the state

· access the extensive resource library that houses approximately 20,000 resources including: - books and developmental learning materials - access equipment - assistive technologies - classroom amplification/acoustic equipment.

SIES Parent forum: Friday 15 September 9.45am to 2.45pm 72a Marlborough St, Henley Beach

Contact Statewide Inclusive Education Services (SIES) Inclusive Teaching and Learning Support and Inclusion Division

Phone: 8235 2871 Email:

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Please download the link bellow for more information on the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.

Fundraising at NPS

We are running a Pictureproducts melamine place activity and we’d love you to join in.  Your child’s unique artwork is transformed into durable, high-quality melamine Pictureplates that will last a lifetime.

Both decorative and useful, Pictureplates are simply beautiful.  Children love eating off their very own Pictureplates, and as the years go by they grow up and have their own families, their Pictureplates will bring back memories of those happy childhood years.

Your child can use photos, makers, paints and handprints to create their artworks, and you can have as many copies made as you’d like so it’s a fantastic gift idea for grandparents and other family members.  What will you child draw?

We are also offering a range of other products decorated with your child’s artwork, such as the functional and beautiful Pictureclocks, plastic or ceramic mugs, water bottles and calendars.

How to get involved

1.       Look at the attached leaflet and choose which products, and how many of each, you would like to order.  Fill out the order form at the end of this letter and return it to the office.

Pay your order online at Please note a $1 payment processing surcharge will be applied.

Orders and payments are due in by 25th August 2023 (end of week 5)

2.       Collect the drawing paper from the front office and create your artworks at home with pens, paint, stickers, fingers, feet and photos – the brighter the better!

Return your drawings to the front office when complete.

Drawings are due in by the 8th September 2023 (end of week 7).

Once you orders is completed at the Pictureproducts factory, it will be posted back to the school.  The school will let you know when your order is ready for collection.

Products and Prices

Picture Plate $30

 Picture Clock $35

 Small Clock, 600 ml water bottle or tote bag $27

Ceramic mug, plastic mug, 400 ml water bottle or pencil case $23

Calendar $18

Please use the attached link to order your child's products. 

Book Club due Wednesday September 13th

Book Club orders can also be placed online using the following link

Community News

Term 3 Calendar

Spriggy Schools - Online Canteen Ordering

We are happy to announce the introduction of Spriggy Schools to NPS. Spriggy Schools will make lunch orders more convenient for both families and the canteen.

To get started:

1. Go to to register and download the app.

2. Add a profile for each of your children, making sure you select Nuriootpa Primary School and your child’s class.

3. Start placing your lunch orders!

Please note that the canteen is now being run by volunteers. Sushi is only available on Fridays.

Please use the above link to view the current NPS canteen price list. All orders are to be placed via Spriggy Schools or via cash on the day. Please note EFT is no longer available. 

Contact Us

Principal: Ms Vicky Ireland

Partnership: Barossa Valley     I     Education Office: Gawler

15 Buna Terrace, Nuriootpa SA 5355   I   PH: +61 8562 1040   I   I   Email:   I