Nuriootpa Primary School

Term 2 Week 6 Newsletter

Acknowledgement of Country

Important Diary Dates

From the Principal


Wow, what a couple of super busy and exciting weeks we’ve just had! We had some fantastic learning activities for Reconciliation Week which you will see this throughout the contents of the special edition of the newsletter. We also have an assembly in week 7 which has a focus on Reconciliation Week and is an opportunity for students to share their learning with you. Today we had a Jump Rope for Heart "Jump Off Day" which was very successful. In fact I’m writing this while being out on the playground and I can see the students putting in maximum effort and having great fun while they’re at it !!  At the beginning of the term I did observe a lot of children unable to skip and heard lots of "I can’t do it" and "I don’t like it" but now I am watching all of our students giving it a go - what great persistence and growth! 

As you would know from the letter that went out earlier I am going on holiday on Monday and we have Peri Simpson from Keyneton Primary School stepping in as Acting Principal. Please make Peri welcome. I’m sure you all will and I’ll see you all next term!

Antio sas!

Principal's Gold Book Awards

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

Isobel Minns       Asia Hunter       Evelyn Haynes       Peyton Yates

From the Deputy Principal

On Friday 2nd June, Nuriootpa Primary School acknowledged the culmination of two week focus of learning about National Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week. The day began with an Acknowledgement of Country and a smoking ceremony, by Luritja Ngaurabana man, Kob Schmaal. The students then participated in a rotation of activities: Traditional games, Story Stones-Witjuti Grub, Making a Yarning Box, and The First Astronomers story and activity. 

The Nunga group, students from Reception to year 6, helped plan and assist with the running of activities. I would to thank Daniella, demonstrating the value of being brave, when she stepped up to teach how to make the Yarning Boxes, when her video clip did not work. 

The feedback from the students was positive and Brooke and I would like to thank the students and staff for helping to make the day successful. 

Deputy Principal and AET 

Brooke Klose ACEO 

Parents and carers of children and young people with disability are invited to a parent forum on Monday 19th June 2023.

In this forum you will have the opportunity to hear about Special Options processes and managing transition changes

For more information please use the attached link.

Family Fusion Course

The Families Course is an initiative of Fusion Australia. In this short course, parents, grandparents, carers and others will develop a picture of the family they want, and will learn skills and strategies to make that happen.

All parents, carers, grandparents etc would benefit from this course. For people who would like to support parents as mentors.

Sunday afternoons 3pm-5pm followed by a light supper, beginning 25th June and finishing 16th July Venue – Light Community Church Kapunda

For more information please download the file below.


Walk Safely to School Day

Jump Rope for Heart $2234 Raised!!

Jump Rope for Heart

Thank you for supporting the Jump Rope for Heart program!

We are happy to announce that $2234 has been raised!!

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!

Scholastic Book Club Due Wednesday June 21

Did you know? 15% of every purchase on Book Club goes back to our school in Scholastic Rewards to buy valuable educational resources that benefit your child.

1. Place your Book Club order

2. Our school earns Scholastic Rewards

3. Our school redeems Scholastic Rewards for additional school or classroom resources!

There are two convenient ways to order Book Club.

1. Your child will bring home their Book Club catalogue from school.

2. Browse the pages with your child and help them choose books that suit their age and interests.

3. Order online via Book Club LOOP or by returning your order form to the front office.

4. The books are delivered back to your child's classroom where the teacher will hand them out to very excited students!


Term 2 Calendar

Use the above link to view the current NPS canteen price list. All orders are to be placed via Spriggy Schools.

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   Email:   I