Nunga Group - Artwork showcase
Evelyn likes sharing her Aboriginal culture with others and creating paintings for her stories.
Adele White - Deputy Principal
Brooke Klose - ACEO
It is lovely to be back at work even though I did have a wonderful time in Europe. It is great to be welcomed back in such a friendly manner from staff, parents, and most importantly, students! I am also so happy that everyone felt so very well looked after by Peri Simpson who slotted in perfectly and kept things ticking along.
I have a few things to update you on this week….
We held our Governing Council meeting on Monday and I thank our council for their attendance and support. Some items from my report are:
We continue to focus on our Mathematics goal, with teachers working in PLCs and at staff meetings on the Mathematics units of work, the new Curriculum v9, the scope and sequence for Mathematics and collecting evidence of student growth.
As a staff we have also been talking about ‘ Maths Norms’ and how we can further develop them across the school. We are keen to hear from those in our school community who would be willing to come in and talk about how they use Maths in their lives to help children connect their learning to the real world.
The Deputy position which is currently held by Adele White has been advertised this week as Adele’s tenure will be complete at the end of this year. The position is advertised on the DfE site and a selection process will be carried out. We should have the process completed by the end of this term, all things being well!
We will also be advertising for a Wellbeing leader; a role currently being undertaken by Claire Morichaud-Shields. This is a year-by-year position, which whilst inconvenient, is a really welcome role at NPS!
Engaged Parents & Community
We had a couple of information sessions last term at the Nuriootpa Community Children’s Centre and we are keen to further engage with the school community to gain an idea of the number of Reception students we will have next year. You may be aware that next year is the beginning of the ‘mid-year intake’ whereby we will have students joining us for Reception both at the start of the year and at the start of term 3 depending on age.
Congratulations and ‘Danke Schon’ to Haylie Cooke who organised for the school to participate in the German Lantern Parade a few weekends ago. You will see information inside this newsletter regarding this. 'Danke Schon' also to all those from the school community who came along on the night.
Some other information from me…
You’re invited to complete the 2023 annual parent survey, which is now open.
In the week beginning Monday 31 July you’ll receive an email or SMS from the Parent Survey Team with a unique link to participate in the survey.
If you didn’t receive an email or SMS with your unique survey link, contact education.ParentSurvey@sa.gov.au and include our school’s name in your email.
The survey takes less than 10 minutes and will help us understand:
· what we’re doing well
· where we can improve
· what’s important to you.
It has been coordinated centrally so that added administration workload isn't placed on the school.
Your answers won't identify you or your child. Only collated feedback will be provided to our school.
Information collected will inform school improvement planning and activities at the school.
The survey closes midnight Sunday 27 August.
As a school we welcome feedback and encourage you to complete the survey!
Have a great remainder of the week and weekend. GO THE MATILDAS !!! ⚽⚽⚽⚽
Congratulations to the following students who have a received a Principal's Gold Book Award.
Holly Beckwith Corey Dodds Holly Mader Ryan Heinrich
Indi McDonnell Alex Bawden
At Nuriootpa Primary School, we value respect, friendship and kindness, therefore we will be celebrating the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence on Friday the 18th of August. We will be discussing bullying within the year 5-6 Health curriculum as well as during friendship groups. The SEG will also be actively engaged during term 3 by organising games to promote positive interaction among students.
Bullying can make us feel unsafe and unhappy. It stops us from being who we want to be and can make it hard to learn and be around other people.
If you are being bullied or you see bullying happening, you can do something. If you are bullying others, you can access help to stop the bullying behaviour.
If bullying behaviours aren't challenged, it can create an environment where bullying is accepted and where everyone feels powerless to stop it.
Bullying is never OK!
Don’t hesitate to contact Kylie (Pastoral Care Worker) or myself if you have any questions.
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 www.spriggyschools.com.au 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!