- DANCE CONCERT
- CLASS PLACEMENT 2021
- WORLD TEACHERS' DAY
- GOVERNING COUNCIL NEWS
- LEARNER PROFILES
- YR 7 TO HIGH SCHOOL UPDATE
- SCHOOL CLOSURE DAY - PUPIL FREE DAY
- BOOK WEEK AT CORO…
- CYBER SAFETY
- BECOMING WOMEN PROGRAM
- SOUTH AUSTRALIAN OLIPHANT SCIENCE AWARDS
- BASKETBALL 2021
- PSMF CHOIR: ‘Let’s Sing!’ special event
- BOYS NETBALL - STATEWIDE SCHOOL CHAMPIONS!
- DISTRICT ATHLETICS CARNIVAL
- SAPSASA KNOCKOUT BOYS TENNIS
- SAPSASA BASKETBALL
- RECEPTION CLELAND EXCURSION
- YR3 EL SHADDAI CAMP
- YR5 ILLAWONGA CAMP
- UNIFORM SHOP
- BLACKWOOD ROTARY
- LOST PROPERTY
- HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION
- COMMUNITY NEWS
Next Wednesday our Yr 3-7 students will head to the Capri Theatre to perform on stage the many dances that they have been practising throughout the year under the careful guidance of Kelly Bodger. The theme for this year is very appropriate "Change".
Building upon this our Yr 7 students have come up with a sensational script to tie all the dances together. The story highlights the Nelson family as they explore the changes in their world. The performance will be professionally filmed and a USB available for families to purchase either through QKR or by phoning the school to place an order.
An email was sent to all families of students 3-7, earlier this week with an electronically signed permission note to attend next Wednesday. Can you please ensure that you have signed the permission note prior to the event next week.
One of the processes we engage in for term 4 is the construction of classes for the following year. We will select our 2021 classes based on information provided by students and staff. Teachers consider a wide range of information in developing class structures including special needs, academic achievement, behaviour, and friendships. We aim to develop balanced classes that consider all of these factors. Teachers have an excellent overview of both student achievement and needs. Students will be asked to indicate friends they would like to be in a class with, supporting the class decision making process. Parent requests are not required for this process however any major concerns should be addressed to me (email@example.com) or shared with your child's classroom teacher. These are recorded and discussed during the class placement process. The final decision for class structures will be decided by leadership.
Australia will celebrate and thank the teaching profession on World Teachers' Day Friday 30th October.
Teachers (with support from parents and carers) have ensured education continues across the country this year, despite major challenges. It’s reinforced the significant role teachers and school staff play in the lives of children and students, their families, and communities.
In a year full of challenges for all of us, Coro staff have continued to make sure that there are many opportunities for our children to engage in great learning and extracurricular experiences.
On Friday 30 October, say a big thank you to teachers and celebrate the bright future of teaching.
Because we will be busy with Sports Day on Friday we will be acknowledging our amazing staff with a special breakfast on Monday morning, Nov 2nd, followed by the Monday Assembly.
World Teachers’ Day is held internationally in early October. As it falls during the school holidays for many parts of Australia, we celebrate a little later. Make sure you have Friday 30 October in your diary to celebrate and thank teachers!
WHAT A YEAR
2020 will be a year we will not forget. Although here in South Australia we have been relatively protected, COVID-19 has still impacted us all in many different ways. As Governing Council Chairperson I couldn’t be prouder of how this school handled the initial situation and restrictions making appropriate adjustments ensuring the safety of everyone whilst also providing continued access to education for students. Adjusting teaching methods within such a short space of time while dealing with the uncertainty of this pandemic was a credit to both the leadership and staff at the school.
Subsequent events were postponed as opposed to being canceled and although restrictions meant less access to the school by parents, video streaming has been used to help keep the community involved. The priority over the year has been to ensure the wellbeing of students and to ensure they are not missing out. This has meant an extremely full schedule for term 4 to deliver almost three terms of events in one. This includes various camps, excursions, sports day, book week parade, graduations, transition days, dance, SIP, colour run, IBPYP Exhibition to name a few.
As a community-focused school, it has been extremely difficult to have parent restrictions at events. Every event considers community involvement and whether the capacity exists within the school to manage the restrictions. Unfortunately, this will mean disappointment, especially as parents where restrictions can’t be eased. As a parent of a Year 7 student, I’m disappointed I will miss my son leading the health hustle at the sports day, or reading a narrative at the school dance. I am however grateful that he can still participate in these events at a time where we are still in the midst of a once in a hundred-year pandemic.
Friday is World Teachers' Day and we are lucky to have such a dedicated staff at CVPS. Perhaps if you are talking to any of the teachers or staff in the coming weeks, please thank them for their efforts this year and support them over this very busy period.
Governing Council Chairperson
|Ella - Reflective||Geurang - Balanced||Eva - Reflective|
|Elken - Caring||Siham - Thinker||Aerin - Communicator|
|Pariya - Principled||Zak - Inquirer||Ethan - Caring|
|Jamie - Risk Taker||James - Reflective||William - Thinker|
|Brooklyn - Communicator||Will - Risk Taker||Darcey - Balanced|
|Thomas - Caring||Sebastian - Knowledgeable||Eli - Reflective|
|Sienna - Balanced||Charlotte - Thinker||William - Inquirer|
|Imogen - Reflective||Elliot - Communicator||Ella - Risk Taker|
|Seb - Thinker||Ably - Balanced||Sienna - Caring|
|Isla - Knowledgeable||Freya - Reflective||James - Communicator|
|Patrick - Principled||Shravenn - Caring||Poppy - Knowledgeable|
|Alisha - Communicator||Lacey - Inquirer||Lotti - Thinker|
|Jacob - Reflective||Tia - Balanced||Miles - Caring|
|Oliver - Thinker||Aamina - Reflective||Jacob - Communicator|
|Van - Caring||Seb - Communicator||Arya - Thinker|
|Ethan - Principled||Matilda - Knowledgeable||Imogen - Reflective|
|Anderson - Communicator||Theo - Thinker||Adrik - Caring|
|Jake - Risk Taker|
Exciting times ahead as we plan to have both Yr 6 and 7 students in their final year at Primary school in 2021. Our Yr 5 and 6 students have been creatively working on a design for the back of their 2021 windcheater. The design will be different for each year level however the windcheater will be the same colour. We are working towards providing equal opportunities for both Yr 5 and 6 students to be involved in action and leadership roles next year. Please find a link below with the latest information from the Department for Education around the transition of Yr 7 to High School.
What an amazing week we had celebrating BOOKS!!! Many students participated in daily lunch time activities that incorporated curious creatures into biscuit decorating, moveable creatures, colouring in, bookmarks and cut and stick creatures.
Our school competitions involved creating curious creatures along with super sleuthing to discover book characters in silhouettes, letters and cartoon form. Many entries were placed in the box, as students researched possibilities through looking in books and asking peers, teachers and parents.
Many curious creatures now fill our library, thanks to the creations that were made by students across the school. Here are some of them for you to see.
The Prize Winners:
Awards of a gift voucher from Mostly Books in Mitcham shopping centre were won by:
Year R -1 Year 2-3 Year 4-5
1st prize – Willow P, Elise E,
Olivia J and Sophie T 1st prize – Seb F 1st prize – Liam Q
2nd prize – Carter V 2nd prize – Millie B 2nd prize – Chloe P
3rd prize – Lucy L 3rd prize – Pearl H 3rd prize – Ruby M
Prizes for competition entries were won by:
Eliza S Dexter A Thomas M Lola C Eliza M Oliver M
Darbi M Logan J Eli D Ava L Micah R Erin S
Aerin K Charlotte C Jacob W Laura K Chelsea G Alina W
Souna N Michael Z Emily C Cassian A Will C Sam B/ Louis M
We finished the week with an entertaining parade and celebration! Students and teachers enjoyed dressing up as story characters and showing their creativity! Grandparent songs were sung, our instrumental students wowed us with their skills, the choir sang, jump rope jumped and the band finished with a blast. What a great Book Week 2020!
Can’t wait for next years…and the theme is….
Skills and advice when online
Good habits start young.
Parents and carers play an important role in helping children to develop digital intelligence — the social, emotional and practical skills needed to successfully navigate the digital world.
Even for preschool children, it is never too early to instil good habits, and as your child gets older it is useful to keep reminding them of these basic digital intelligence principles: respect, empathy, critical thinking, responsible behaviour and resilience. These are also principles you can emphasise with your child when things go wrong.
For more information about building good habits when online visit the eSafety Commissioner website.
Michael Shaw - Assistant Principal
During Tuesday lunchtimes in Term 3, twelve Year 7 students participated in a workshop called Becoming Women. This was an 8-week values-based program designed to tackle relevant topics facing girls between the ages of 11-14. Each lesson was run as a video resource and included a student journal, activities and discussions.
The topics explored in Becoming Women included; stereotypes, body image, mental health, healthy relationships (friendships) and identifying and using your spark to create a positive impact in your community.
It was a great time of discussion and the feedback from the students was very positive. The final week ended with a High Tea to celebrate and reflect on the program.
Pastoral Care Worker
We won’t know their placing until the award ceremony at Brighton High School on Friday 13th November where each student, a parent and Mrs Todd will represent Coromandel Valley Primary School.
Ethan submitted a multimedia entry about Mars and Patrik a multimedia entry about the science of skiing.
Both students worked extremely hard on their entries (as did all applicants), but these two were selected from their age category to win either 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize.
Congratulations and Good luck Ethan and Patrik!
Did you know... more than 70 students from years 3-7 currently represent our school playing weeknight basketball at Blackwood Rec Centre?
All Out of hours school sports are run by volunteers, and our brilliant, long-standing basketball coordinator is now searching for the next wonderful volunteer(s) to hand the reins over to for 2021.
Kylie, has very cleverly streamlined and automated the basketball coordinator role, and has proven that this job is far more rewarding and fun than it is onerous.
If you’re at all interested in helping to ensure that we can continue to offer out of hours school basketball at Coro, we’d love to chat! Call Kate or come and say Hi at the front office.
If going at it solo is not your thing, Sports Coordinator roles can be very successfully shared. So why not get together with a friend and team up to help get the basketball teams up in 2021!
Without a coordinator your children may miss out this opportunity to play organised basketball. Please consider taking on this rewarding opportunity.
CVPS Governing Council Representative, Out of Hours Sports Committee
Ph 0419 817 959
On Wednesday 23rd September the Festival choir travelled via coach to Marion Event Cinemas to take part in the 2020 ‘Let’s Sing’ event for the Public Schools Music Festival. While we were of course all a little disappointed that there was no performance at Festival Theatre this year due to Covid, we really enjoyed joining in a sing-along to all of the songs we have learnt with the festival this year to a movie which was made especially by the Festival of Music. We were excited and surprised to see some of our faces up on the big screen acting in ‘I’m a train’ and enjoyed seeing Erin playing vioin in the festival orchestra. A lot of fun was had by all and joyful voices filled the cinema.
The Festival choir looks forward to more performances next term where we will be able to share more of our
2020 repertoire with our coro community, friends and parents. Big thankyou to Mrs O’connell and Megan for accompanying us for the day.
We did it! Our boys netball team are the 2020 State Champions!
And they did it in style at Priceline Stadium.
The finals series started with the top four South Australian schools competing in a round robin tournament to decide which two teams would play in the grand final.
We won our first games comfortably, defeating Linden Park 23 – 6 and Greenwith 21 – 11. Our third match was against St Francis de Sales and we were really tested for the first time in the entire competition. We trailed for the whole match and went into the last quarter five goals down. After the first two wins, the boys were already guaranteed a place in the grand final but wanted to go into it undefeated. They dug deep and pulled off an inspirational final quarter, stealing victory on the final siren: 19 – 18.
The grand final was a replay of the last match, against St Francis de Sales. The two teams went goal-for-goal and at half-time we were one goal up. After the break the boys came out and played their brilliant best. They piled on the goals and went into the last break seven goals up. In the final quarter they came out and showed why they deserved to be crowned State Champions, finishing off their opponents with a ten-goal victory; the final score 26 – 16.
A big thanks to all of the parents who have supported the team throughout the competition and to Miss Bullitis, who has been assisting me with the coaching. Needless to say, I’m very proud of this team for how hard they’ve worked, their good sportsmanship and what they have achieved. Well done champs!
Coro’s Competition Statistics
Number of wins: 9
Average winning margin: 23 goals
Goals for: 307
Goals against: 100
The players: Cian, Jake, Will, Hudson, Nathan, Roan, Lachie, Aleks, Riki, Louis, Jakob.
Mr De Lyster
In week 1 of this term our Sapsasa Athletics team had an enjoyable day out at SA Athletics Stadium. We took 24 of our most talented athletes who had a great time, competed well and did themselves and their school proud.
Coro’s ribbon winners this year were:
Mariah D - 2nd in Shot put
Harley H – 2nd in Discus
Brooklyn M – 4th in 100m
Will C – 4th in 800m
Zac S – 2nd in Discus
Erin B – 3rd in 800m
Abigail S – 3rd in Discus
Bronzyn M – 4th in 800m
Zara D – 4th in High jump
Remi G – 1st in High jump
Remi G – 2nd in Long Jump
Alexander V – 2nd in Shot put
Charlotte R – 1st in Discus
Charlotte R – 4th in Shot put
Will H – 1st in Discus
Will H – 4th in 800m
Hudson R – 2nd in Shot put
Special congratulations to the following students who have received invitations to compete for Southern Heights District at the State Day on Tuesday 21st May at SA Athletics Stadium:
Charlotte R – Discus
Will H – Discus
Remi G – High jump
Brooklyn M – 4x100m Relay
A big “Thank you” to Mrs Humphries, Mr Powell and Mrs Fergusson who helped out with official duties at the long jump and to Mrs Pelling who helped out with organising and supervising the team.
Mr De Lyster
Recently our boys’ knockout tennis team played its first two rounds against Linden Park and Highgate on the same day. Each of the players played singles and doubles matches against players from the other two schools.
The boys played valiantly, defeating Linden Park but losing to Highgate. Our team consisted of Lachlan B, Lachlan M, Daniel and Riki.
Last Tuesday, our school competed in the SAPSASA basketball carnival. We had two teams competing, our boys’ team and our girls’ team. Both our teams competed in four fifteen minute games, and possible fifth if they made it into the finals.
The girls won against Aldgate but unfortunately lost the rest of their games.
The boys’ team won three out of four games. Winning against Aldgate, Karoonda and Highgate, but lost to St Francis De Sales in a place in the finals.
- Claire, Roan
Last term the three Reception classes visited Cleland Wildlife Park as part of our inquiry into Sharing the Planet. We really enjoyed exploring the park and learning more about living things. Check out some of our photos and favourite things about Cleland.
My favourite part was feeding the kangaroos because it tickled. By Charlie
My favourite part was the dingoes because of the eyes. They were staring at us. By Indra
My favourite part was the emu because they are big birds with sharp beaks. By Rhys
My favourite part was when the Tasmanian Devils were running. By Isla
During week 1, both year 3 classes visited the El Shaddai Camp Site overnight for our year 3 camp experience. While we were there, we explored concepts surrounding teamwork, problem solving, risk-taking and building resilience. The camp program was excellently delivered by camp facilitators. Both classes actively engaged in all learning activities and represented our school especially well.
Once we arrived, we settled into our cabins and enjoyed lunch before breaking into our activity groups to begin our problem-solving adventure activities including rock climbing, archery, laser skirmish, the giant swing and reptile hold.
When we returned to school, we decided to stretch our thinking and consider the 7 steps to writing success by writing sizzling starts to support our recount writing while reflecting on our amazing camp experinaces.
“Laser skirmish lets go. First we need to put our gear on. Red team was Fletcher, Ollie, Ethan and Micheal. Blue team was Ella, Mia, Tyler and myself. Two minutes later, pew pew! OH no! My team mate just got deactivated. But my team wins because we work as a team.”
“I was boiling hot waiting for the instructor to say ‘GO’ for the laser skirmish battle. But instead she said goggles! Out of the confusion, I tripped and fell over my gun and onto the dusty sand.”
“Pow! Guns firing at the speed of light as I duck behind a wall of tires. People shooting everywhere and everyone getting tagged in laser skirmish.”
“I woke up smelling the fresh air and I hear my dorm friends singing Go Daddy Go! Miss Magarey comes in and asking who is singing?”
“Ahhhhh sooo hot….! ‘You’re tagged’ Ahhhhh! I’ve got to get out of here and take cover!”
“I jump out of bed and wake up with all my friends by pulling the string to turn on our heater!”
Dan Johnson, Laura Barnes & Katie Magarey
The drive to camp was long and tiring. We finally got there after a 2 ½ hour drive. A big green shed came to view and a burst of excitement washed over our bus with happiness. Finally, we unloaded the bus and walked excitedly into the mess hall, ready for tacos. We learned all the rules of the camp and what we can’t do and what we can do. Once our appetites were no longer, we picked up all our bags and dumped them in our cabins/dorms. Then we had some free time to check out the campsite and catch up from the 2 hour trip.
Once the loud, piercing whistle blew we got organised into our groups for the first activity! Ours was caving. Some parts were low and we had to duck or crawl, some parts were high and we could stand freely. On the way back the instructor made us crawl through tiny holes, when we finally got out we took a breath of fresh air. On the boat ride back we had a trivia on what he told us on the way there, it was so fun. But the walk back up the big hill was a bit exhausting. Finally the most fun activity of them all, gym. We played hide and seek in the foam pit, I got a little bit of foam in my eye but it’s all worth not to get found!
By Audrey Stewart and Laura Kreci
The uniform shop will now be open twice a week -
Wednesday afternoons 3pm - 3.45pm
Friday mornings 8am - 8.45am
If you are interested in volunteering in the uniform shop, an hour a week, please let Karen in the office know.
After carefully considering our capacity to care for the school chickens we have decided that they may be better off in another environment. We are looking to rehome our school chickens and keen to know of anyone that would like them.
Please contact the school if you could provide a home for our chickens.
Our lost property box is overflowing with items with no names.
If you are missing any jumpers, jack-ets, containers or drink bottles please come and collect them before the end of the term.
Any unclaimed items will be given to charity.
We also have an unnamed skate board that was found in the school. If it is yours please pick it up from the office.