Nuriootpa Primary School

Term 4 Week 3 Newsletter

Acknowledgement of Country

Important Diary Dates

Monday November 6 is a student free day at NPS

From the Principal

Hi all,

Welcome Back to the final term! We are all waiting on the sun to come out and the weather to warm us up!

As you will know Adele White is on leave this term and will not be returning to NPS. I am very pleased to announce that Mr Michael Rostig has taken on the role of Deputy Principal for this term until Steve Cornish joins us in 2024.

Michael is working everyday with the exception of Tuesday.

He has been in the role since the beginning of term and has hit the ground running!

While Michael is in the Deputy role we have Marsha Seebohm taking the majority of our Arts lessons. Marsha is a trained Arts teacher and we are lucky that we were able to backfill Michael so efficiently.

Michael is able to assist with any matters that arise, and should you have need to, please don’t hesitate to contact him via phone or email.



At this time we are looking at the classes we will be able to run and considering class sizes, make-up and teacher allocation. Allocating children to classes is a complex and detailed process involving collecting feedback from staff, parents/carers and students. The size of our classes is determined by the DfE guidelines with a recommended maximum of 26 students in R-2 classes and 30 students in 3-7 classes. Every year we try to keep our numbers as small as possible to support learning and teacher/student wellbeing.

In constructing classes the following factors are considered:

Allocating children to classes is a complex and detailed process involving collecting feedback from staff, parents/carers and students. The size of our classes is determined by the DfE guidelines: 26 students in R-2 classes and 30 students in 3-7 classes (with some funding to keep year 3 classes lower where possible). Our aim is to establish balanced classes and in doing so we consider:

· gender balance

· social, emotional and academic needs

· friendship and social dynamics

· behavioural factors

· individual personality characteristics

· specific learning needs

 As part of this process, we invite parents/carers to put in writing any issues, concerns or requests that you believe should be taken into consideration and that may impact on the educational outcomes of your child/children.

These requests generally will pertain to social-emotional factors and not directed towards specific teachers in particular.

Additionally, if you know that you are not returning to NPS next year could you also please let us know to assist with our planning.

Please email me at by Friday 10th November.



 We still have some outstanding accounts which need to be paid please by the end of the year. If you have not completed payment of your 2023 M&S fees or any other outstanding debt you will have received a letter from us asking for payment or asking you to apply for school card.

Can you please respond to this letter.

The school relies on parent contributions to support the teaching and learning provided to your child. School card is paid directly to the school so it is of great benefit to us. If you think that you are eligible for you to follow through on the process. If you are unclear about the process contact Chelsea Marshall, Finance Officer, and she can help you with it.

Principal's Gold Book Awards

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

Waylon Bates       Wylie Bates      Jett Bertuliet

Harriet Adams     Daisy Kloeden         Lucas Barroclough

Scarlet Berryman           Eric Kakoschke

From the Acting Deputy Principal

I'm absolutely over the moon to be your Deputy Principal for this last term. There's a lot on our plate with graduation, the school concert, and transition days for our high school and kindergarten students, but I couldn't be happier to be a part of it all.  I'm here to help make these events as great and memorable as possible. Our school is a community that thrives on our values, one of these is teamwork and I'm excited to work with the students, staff and parents to ensure that the rest of the year is as pleasant as possible. 

We're all hoping to make this term a memorable one for our students, filled with learning, fun and new experiences. I can't wait to see what we'll achieve together! 

Michael Rostig

Acting Deputy Principal

Wellbeing at NPS

Bus schedule for upcoming student free day

Community News


Got a bit of time this November & December? Time to give blood and change lives? 1 in 3 people visiting The Barossa Valley will need blood, and they need people like you to give it. We’re rolling into The Barossa Valley from the 28 November to 7 December. Don’t forget to pre-book your spot at, on our app or on 13 14 95.

Barossa Valley Pop-up Blood Donor Centre

28 November to 7 December 

Tuesday 28 November               10 am – 6.30 pm

Wednesday 29 November         10 am – 6.30 pm

Thursday 30 November             10 am – 6.30 pm

Friday 1 December                        9 am – 4 pm

Monday 4 December                  10 am – 6.30 pm

Tuesday 5 December                  12.30 pm – 6.30 pm

Wednesday 6 December            12.30 pm – 6.30 pm

Thursday 7 December                   9 am – 2 pm

Term 4 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.

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