Kapunda Primary School Newsletter

No 02 - Week 05 - Term 1 2024

Principal Comments

From the Principal

It is hard to believe we are heading into week 6, the time is already flying. The rest of the term is going to be extremely busy with NAPLAN, swimming and the Student Free Day, along with Easter falling within the school term this year. I am gradually getting to know student names but have a long way to go. I particularly enjoy my crossing duties as I get to welcome students and parents into the school – a great start to my morning!

Governing Council AGM

A reminder that our Governing Council AGM is next Tuesday 5 March at 6:30pm in Room 11. All members of the school community are welcome to attend our AGM where we will review our progress and reports from key stakeholders including the Principal, Governing Council Chairperson and KOSHC. If you are interested in joining Governing Council and/or one of the sub-committees there is still time to get your nomination form to the Front Office. You can also give Stacey a call and she will add your name. If you are unable to attend on Tuesday night, but would still like to be involved please let us know.

Working Bee

I would like to say a huge thank you to the following people for their work at the Working Bee on Wednesday afternoon. We weren’t a big group but very productive. Shout out to Jarred Tilley, Jess and Ryder Rowsell, Jess, Taylor and Jack Ruciack, Ange and Bradley Mickan, and Annie and Gabriel Crowhurst.

Before School

Please remember that the school yard is not supervised until 8:30am. Students should not be on site until that time. We are having quite a number of students arriving at school early. If you require before school care, you can arrange this through Louise Jenner, our KOSHC director.

Student Free Day

On Friday 8 March, Week 6 we will have our Student Free Day. There is no school for students on this day. Staff will be involved in various professional development including the Public Education Strategy, curriculum and First Aid.


NAPLAN is happening in Week 7 for our year 3 and 5 students. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school. Remember that NAPLAN is one piece of the data that we use to inform us where students are in their learning. Ongoing teacher monitoring and in-school assessments enable us to continuously track where the students are and make adjustments as required.

Have a great weekend!


Sharon Okmasich

Principal (Term 1)

Upcoming Event at KPS - Term 1

Friday 8th March

Pupil Free Day

Monday 11th March

Adelaide Cup Public Holiday

From Tuesday 12th MarchNAPLAN for Year 3 & 5 students
Monday 25th March to Thursday 28th MarchMiddle Primary & Upper Primary School Swimming
Friday 29th MarchGood Friday
Monday 1st AprilEaster Monday
Tuesday 2nd April to Friday 5th AprilJunior Primary School Swimming
Friday 12th April

Sports Day

Last day of Term 1 - Early Finish @ 2.10pm

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

Class Awards - Awarded at Assembly Friday 23rd February

Check out what's been happening in Mrs Mickan and Mrs Valentines Class Room 19B


The Premier’s Reading Challenge has now commenced for 2024

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is a literacy engagement program that was introduced by the Premier in 2004 to:

  • Encourage students to read more books and enjoy reading
  • Improve literacy levels

The Challenge requires students to read 12 books between the beginning of the school year and early September.  Students will read 8 books from the Challenge booklist and 4 books of their own choice.

Challenge forms have been sent to classrooms for distribution.  If your child misplaces their form or has any questions about the Challenge, please ask them to pop into the Library to see me.

Thank you,

Davina Holthouse

Premier's Reading Challenge

Welcome to our Instrumental Music students for 2024

Preschool Playgroup

Body 2 Star Dance Studio - Kapunda

Kapunda Primary School

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