Term 2 Week 6 2023

Important Dates

2nd - 9th JuneNAIDOC Week
9th JunePupil Free Day
12th JuneKings Birthday Public Holiday
16th June Assembly in the Hall 9am. Hosted by rooms 1, 2 and 7
16th JuneJump Rope for Heart Jump Off. Straight after assembly
24th JuneQuiz Night (See flyer below)
30th JuneAssembly in the Hall 9am. Hosted by rooms 6 and 10
3rd - 6th July Australian Dental Clinic visit
7th JulyLast Day Term 2. Early departure, 2:05pm

Dear Families, 

 It’s been a busy few weeks at Angaston Primary School and no doubt we are all looking forward to the long weekend.  We said thank you and goodbye to Mrs Carol Neubauer at the end of week four, and welcomed Mrs Dagmar Preusker who will be teaching in room 5 for the remainder of the term. We farewell Tilly Hadden (SSO) for the rest of term 2. Kate Wohler will be covering some of Tilly’s support time, and we welcome back Katelyn Menzel who will be covering Tilly’s Fridays. Thankfully our new recruits are known to the school and will transition well into their roles. 

 We received a lovely email from the Coordinator of Volunteering Services regarding our school choirs recent performance at their luncheon. I thought it was definitely worth sharing as it reflects on the wonderful performance of our students, and the quality of our choir teacher, Mrs Argent. 

 Thanks again for your support to attend The Barossa Council event for volunteers this year. It is a significant annual event to celebrate and thank the 150+ volunteers who support programs run by Council.     

I am also aware that it can be an organisational feat to get a large number of children to an event! Please pass on my thanks to your colleagues and leadership team.   

  There were about 100 volunteers from across the region at the lunch this year, and they loved the Choir. Feedback has been consistently positive – about the enthusiasm and engagement of the children, and the high standard of the performance.  I hope the children enjoyed the experience. 

  The Angaston Primary School Choir was definitely a highlight for many attendees.   The Choir is a credit to you and school, and an example of possibility when children have strong leadership. 

Mrs Argent and the APS Choir

National Walk Safely to School Day is a community initiative that aims to raise awareness of the health, road safety, transport and environmental benefits that regular walking (especially to and from school) can provide for the long term well-being of our children. Apart from the physical benefits, regular walking also has a favourable impact on children’s cognitive and academic performance.

On Friday 19th May Mrs Greenwood, Mrs Gniel and I met a number of students at the Village Green. We enjoyed a brisk walk to school despite the rain and cold. We even managed to arrive at school on time!

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

The dates for National Reconciliation Week are the same each year; 27 May to 3 June.

These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey – the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

During Reconciliation week students R-6 participated in a number of classroom activities to promote reconciliation, and learn more about our First Nations people, their history and their living culture. Staff were fortunate to hear from Courtney Hunter-Hebberman, (a Peramangk women) during our weekly staff meeting. As well Courtney will be returning later in the term to work with our students. 

Our preschool transition program has already begun. During Reconciliation week the children came for a visit, and together with Ms Erin’s class we learn’t an Acknowledgment of Country, and then went to the garden and planted some vegetables. We are looking forward to seeing them grow, and then we can do some cooking with our fresh produce.

Last Friday’s whole school assembly was hosted by Room 9/Schultz and Room 8/Evans. The students shared the ‘similie’ poems they had written to describe their buddies. As pretty as a picture, as soft as a cloud, as quiet as a mouse, were just some of the similes used.  Then Ms Evans students shared their 3D symmetrical shop fronts as part of their learning in maths about composite shapes. The Year 5/6 students then shared their Reconciliation week Acrostic poem. Mrs Argent and the choir finished the assembly with a song called ‘Reconciliation Now’. We were encouraged to sing along and copy the actions of the choir. Always a great way to finish an assembly. Great job everyone, thank you.


“Relax, Recharge and Reflect. Sometimes it’s OK to do nothing.” Izey Victoria

Lynda Fitzpatrick-Brown

Congratulations to the following students who received awards at the week 5 assembly.

Asuka ShepherdSofia PerryJordan Zanker
Judd LinkeArthur HamptonNachi Endersby
Finn MullinsMay TaylorXavier Barr
Hamish Baker-KainMacey FrenchHenry Fleet
Liam HueppauffLylah GnielMolly Plamer
Hugh WheelerDaisy LoftsMaggie Gransbury
Henry WheelerElsie TaylorRouille Gibson
Finley Schulz - GermanVincent Weight - GermanRuby Hughes - German

The ‘Secret Garden’

Have you heard the whispers about a secret garden at our school? Well it’s true! We have a large block of land in our ‘backyard’ that sits behind the Kindergarten and alongside our school oval. During the holidays Mr Geyer was hard at work clearing some space and creating garden beds for us to use and is continuing to work on more beds as the demand for gardening grows.  

The Reception students were introduced to the garden earlier this term and thoroughly enjoyed being the first ones to discover the secret garden! During Reconciliation week the Kindy students joined our Reception students to do some planting in the garden beds. Our students were great role models and helped their younger buddies with the digging and planting (making sure the plants weren’t buried too deep!). Mrs Linke and Mr Jean have been working with a range of students to plant seeds and raise seedlings for us to use in the garden. The students have enjoyed watching their seeds germinate in our greenhouse. This has started a conversation about how we can clear the space and make it manageable and enjoyable to use so the whole school can take part.  

We have begun consultation with Courtney Hunter-Hebberman (Peramangk Traditional Custodian) and Stephen Clayton who have knowledge about regenerating land using cultural burning methods. Courtney and Stephen will support us with the planning for this and how we can use this outdoor environment as an outdoor learning space. More information to come! 

Children’s University 

The students who are taking part in Children’s University are busily learning and documenting their learning in their passports. Students who have chosen to be involved in CUA can participate in a range of voluntary activities in order to gain credit towards their awards. Each participating student should have received their own CUA Passport to Learning. Children are asked to carry their passports with them to all CUA activities. When the student completes an activity they will receive a stamp in their passport to record their participation. The passport is an important part of the program as it acts as motivation for the students to get involved and records ongoing participation in extra-curricular learning.  

The different types of activities involved in the program are summarised below: 

In-School Clubs: Students can accrue hours for participation in clubs (such as Robotics) offered through school. Students need to participate in these clubs outside of their usual school hours e.g. before/ after school and/or lunch times. Students will be informed of various pop up clubs and/or activities as they arise.  

Learning Destinations: A Learning Destination is any location outside of the school which children can attend to receive a stamp in their passport. Staff from CUA have previously validated these organisations to ensure they provide a positive learning experience for students. There are over 300 Learning Destinations throughout the state and details can be found at the CUA Portal. Caregivers can keep up to date with our latest news by liking our Facebook page ‘Children’s University Australasia’. 

Regular Restricted Learning Destinations. These are external organisations of which students are paying members and attend on a regular basis (e.g. sporting clubs, dance studios, swimming centers etc.) These organisations do not need to be listed on our website to be included in the passport. In order to earn hours, students who participate in these activities must inform their CUA school coordinator who will direct them to either a hard copy ‘Review’ form or the CUA Portal. Once the Review is completed, students earn a maximum of 10 hours per graduation year in their passport for each activity.  If the student continues with the activity the following year, they are able to earn another 10 hours in their passport.  

The CUA Portal. CUA members will be given a unique login and password to gain access to the CUA Portal, an essential tool for CUA members. This is where members will find information about participating Learning Destinations; access to a library of online activities; and have the ability to record and submit regular learning for approval. It is strongly encouraged that members use the CUA Portal to assist in earning hours. The CUA Portal can be accessed at and login details are located at the front of your child’s passport. 


Students have the option to meet with me once a week to ask questions or get their passport stamped. All Regular Restricted Learning will get signed off at the end of the season eg. Basketball season. 

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.  

Pictures from our Secret Garden

SAPSASA carnivals

*Barossa and Light Sapsasa District Cross Country Carnival*

On Wednesday 17th May the Barossa and Light Sapsasa District Cross Country Carnival was held at Angaston Oval. We had up to 80 students who represented Angaston PS ran various distances and the whole team put in a fantastic effort and had a great day. There were 17 schools involved and for the first time in a very long time Angaston Primary took out the district championship. Well done legends, very well deserved. Special mention to Ruby Hughes, Asha Gabel, Flynn Clarke and Cohen Myatt for being selected in the Barossa and Light District team to represent our region at the State Cross Country Carnival on Thursday 8th June at the Oakbank Racecourse.


*State Australian Boys and Girls Football Carnival*

During week 4, 6 students from Angaston PS represented the Barossa and Light Sapsasa District at the State Australian Football Carnival held at West Beach.

It was a football festival with 9 games played across 3 days from both teams. Both our boys and girls teams were in division 1 and performed exceptionally well. The boys team finished in 4th position winning 6 from 9 games. With the girls team making history as they finished as runners up winning 7 from their 9 games in division 1 taking out the silver medal. They became the first girls Barossa team to win a medal at the state championships.

Well done and a huge congratulations to Koby Young, Archie Kubisch from the boys team and to Asha Gabel, Julia Harris, Claire Davidson and Ruby Hughes in the girls team. I also had the privilege to coach the girls history making team. It was an incredible 3 days and all our Angaston PS students represented the district extremely well. Well done legends on your efforts. 

SAPSASA Carnival Pictures

Word of the Week

Wort der Woche (Word of the week):

 Schildkröte (Shield-toad = turtle)     

Von Frau Shields


Our kitchen has been a buzz this term,  with our talented little chefs cooking up a storm! Cupcakes and scones to our latest pizza scrolls have all been crowd favourites.

The students from Mr Burne’s, Miss Evans' and Mrs Goudie’s classes have certainly rattled those pots and pans! The children have loved cooking these yummy recipes and sharing their morsels with their teachers and families. 

Next Term we will be heading into the Upper Primary and I can't wait to see what culinary delights we can come up with! We are also looking forward to utilizing the harvest from our school garden, I'm sure our creative students will come up with some amazing ideas. I’m hoping for soups and pastas .. so watch this space! 

I often get parents requesting recipes the kids have cooked in the kitchen and it was suggested I pop them in the newsletter. One of the most requested recipes has been the soft fluffy scone recipe (which us Mums know as the good old Lemonade Scone number). It is super easy and never fail (well almost - as I tell the kids “just remember to cook with love”)

Lovely 3 Ingredient Scones 


3 cups of self- raising flour

1 cup of cream

1 cup of cold lemonade 


Mix together flour, cream and lemonade, until well combined then form into a ball. Roll out onto a floured surface and form a flat disc with hands, don’t roll with rolling pin as we need as much air in the mixture possible. 

Cut into 12 rounds (13 if your lucky) and place on oven tray with baking paper. Place next to each other as scones are very social and like to lean on each other for support to rise and flourish - much like us. Baste with some milk and spinkle the top of the scones with white sugar. Cook for 20 minutes until golden on top. 

Serve warm with jam and whipped cream. Yummmmmm 

Stay warm and enjoy your scones

Nat x 


Thank you to those families that have paid the Materials & Services charge of $319 for 2023 (When paying for school fees please remember to deduct $100, leaving a balance of $219, as the Government has approved a $100 rebate to be applied to all students school fees( not including school card approved students) . The Materials and Services charges are now overdue and need to be paid to avoid debt recovery action by Department for Education. A Final Notice has be sent out via post. Applications for School Card assistance are still able to be made so please apply online at under the heading Education, Skills and Learning. Please contact the Front Office if you require any assistance.

Payment can be made:

· via the school bank account BSB 105-021 Account number 104147940 - using your family code or invoice number as the reference.

· via Cash, Cheque, Eftpos or Credit Card at the Front Office between 8.30 – 9.30am and 2.30- 3.30pm.

· via Credit Card over the phone between 8.30-9.30 and 2.30-3.30pm.

Any current Direct Debit Payment Plans will continue.

Please contact Kim Oag on 85642215 if you require any further assistance.

Uniform Shop

The Uniform shop is open Monday & Tuesday 8:45 to 9:00am and Thursday 2:45 to 3pm. Purchasing of uniforms outside of these hours during the term is not available, including hats.

Order forms are also available from the Front Office.


Quiz Night

Dentist Visit

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