- BRIGHT BEGINNINGS
- NEW STAFF
- ACQUAINTANCE NIGHT
- ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
- CORO CONNECTIONS
- PEDAL PRIX TEAM MANAGER NEEDED
- PARENT CONSULTATION GROUP
- CANTEEN NEWS
- SCHOOL FEES
- SCHOOL PAYMENTS
- YR 5 - 7 FAMILY KIDZ BIZ ED SESSION
- FRUIT FLY OUTBREAK
- UNIFORM SHOP
- SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB
- BLACKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL CANTEEN
- HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION
- COMMUNITY NEWS
It was great to see students and families as they returned to school, and our very eager brand new receptions enjoying school on their first day. We welcome all new families to our school community and look forward to sharing exciting learning opportunities.
We have started 2021 with 489 students in 19 classes, with 3 new reception classes. A very special welcome to our 69 new reception students;
Alex Long graduated from University last year and is working with Michelle Govett in the reception team. Alex loves soccer and is keen to start his teaching career at Coro
Anna Taylor will be working alongside Leah Osborne on Wednesdays in their Yr. 2 class. Anna previously worked at Unley Primary School and is happy to be working close to home and in our community.
|Chris Popplewell is teaching one of our Yr. 2 classes and joins us from Murray Bridge South Primary School. Chris has many interests and skills including ICT and Lego.|
|Kate O’Driscoll is sharing a Yr. 3 class with Mike Shaw and will also take on the position of IB coordinator at our school. Kate joins us from Woodcroft college where she has been working in ICT for the past 10 years.|
|Tash Withall will be working with several classes to support individual students with their learning. Tash has worked at Colonel Light Gardens for the past 3 years. She loves PE and going to the gym to keep super fit.|
Our annual Acquaintance night will take place next Tuesday 2nd February between 5 and 7 pm. All students will bring home a note detailing events for the evening including:
- a free sausage sizzle
- information booths
- classroom presentations
- Mat Haslett, Mitcham Hills Behaviour Coach presentation
A copy is provided here for your reference:
Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are asking that families send one parent only to meetings so that we can maintain physical distancing in our classrooms. We are looking forward to welcoming our families into the school to share our plans for 2021.
This year our Annual General meeting for Coromandel Valley Primary school will be held on Tuesday 16th February at 6pm in the resource centre. All parents are welcome to attend this meeting which includes the presentation of our 2020 Annual Report and our 2021 Site Improvement Plan.
We invite all parents to play an active part in our community and the Governing Council is a great way to be involved. Governing Council meets twice per term to discuss the broad direction of the school including finance, policies and strategic direction. The term for a Governing Council member is 2 years. If you are an existing Governing Council member and your 2 year term is expiring, you must nominate to be considered for election.
A copy of the Governing Council nomination is available below for any parents who wish to join Governing Council in 2021. To be eligible these should be filled in and handed in to the Principal prior to the AGM. Please follow the link below to the nomination form Governing_Council_Nomination_for_Election.pdf
Over the next two weeks all classes will be exploring the same central idea to help establish positive learning environments where all are valued.
Building quality relationships shapes learning communities.
An inquiry into:
- Ourselves as learners.
- How we learn with and from each other.
- Rights and responsibilities within our classroom and school community.
We will be sharing some of our inquiries at the week 4 sharing Assembly which will be livestreamed for our families.
On Friday we were fortunate enough to welcome Ben Burnard from the Department for Education to talk with us about interoception. This interesting word is a new one for some. It's all about being aware of the feelings and sensations in our bodies, and how these connect to our emotions and ability to regulate. It is recognised that, in addition to the five 'old' senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell) humans have three 'additional' senses: Proprioception (where our bodies are in space), Vestibular (balance) and Interoception (noticing and naming feelings within the body)
Staff were really invested in engaging with this new approach. We are investigating how we can explore these ideas across the school because evidence suggests there are significant benefits for all students in terms of improving readiness to learn. These activities take very little time (3-5 minutes at a time) and work best when accessed regularly (several times a day).
If you're interested in learning more about interoception, please check out this information on the DfE website:
We are still looking for a new PEDAL PRIX Team Manager so that we can continue this exciting school venture. If you are keen to be a part of this program please contact me by email or by calling the school to discuss further. firstname.lastname@example.org . Registration for Pedal Prix race events need to be made by February 10th so we require a prompt response if you are interested. We have 26 very keen and enthusiastic Yr 6 and 7 students who would love to take part in this sport.
Both Megan and Larry Resch will be happy to share information and provide initial guidance for the new coordinator. They have thoroughly enjoyed this position and are only too happy to help to keep it alive in our community. School staff are able to provide support with fitness training at school.
Are you passionate about Education and the positive development of our school community?
This year we are seeking a parent representative from each year level to meet once per term to explore topics relating to education and family engagement.
This new group will support school leadership and the Governing Council to build greater links with the parent community and develop strategies to enhance understanding of learning approaches.
Please email me if you are interested in joining to this new initiative email@example.com
Welcome back to another year of healthy snacks and tasty lunches at the Coro Canteen!
We would like to thank Jodi Lakin, our canteen manager for her years at Coromandel Valley, and wish her well as she embarks on some new challenges this year. At the same time, we welcome Carly Talbot as our new canteen manager. Carly has been a volunteer for a few years and is passionate about providing enticing, healthy choices for students. Watch this space as Carly settles in and starts to expand on her many excellent ideas for making our canteen even more of a fabulous community than it already is!
Our canteen is open for lunches and snacks Monday, Thursday and Friday. It's a great way for students to practise speaking to others and using money; please consider sending a small amount of money with your child, or ordering their lunch through QKR.
We would love to see some new people volunteer in the canteen, as well as welcoming back our regulars!
Welcome to the new school year. The 2021 invoices have been printed and will find their way to your eldest child’s class early next week. In the envelope there will be two invoices per student and a combined family statement – Materials and Services and the excursion/dance levy plus a form to confirm and/or update your family details. Please note the due date on the invoices. If you have overdue fees from last year please make this your immediate priority. If you would like to pay over the year please set up a payment plan with me. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Payment plans can be set up through your own internet banking site or can be done by us from your credit card.
If you think you may be eligible for schoolcard to assist with the Materials & Services fee please follow the link below for information and to submit your application. The excursion/dance levy is still payable by you to the school.
School fees can be paid at the office by cash or card, by EFT to BSB 105078 A/C 302076240 or using the QKR app. The QKR app is available for both apple and android to download to your device. Search QKR through your app store, download, open the app, follow the prompts for set up and select Coromandel School. Canteen orders can also be placed using the app.
If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me by telephone, email or come into the office.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) has recently advised that much of metropolitan Adelaide and some areas of the Riverland are in fruit fly outbreak or suspension areas.
Coromandel Valley Primary School is outside of the suspension area however please read the attached brochure and refer to the PIRSA site for more information.