- FROM THE PRINCIPAL .....
- LEARNER PROFILES
- PARENT FORUM
- KISS & DROP REMINDER
- NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK: BE A VOICE FOR GENERATIONS
- RECEPTION & YEAR 1 JAPANESE
- CAN YEAR 1S PROGRAM A ROBOT?
- YEAR 4/5 CENTRAL MARKET EXCURSION
- YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM – 2023
- CANTEEN MURAL
- CANTEEN NEWS
- UNDERSTANDING AUTISM
- OSHC NEWS
- WOODWIND AT CORO
- ORIENTEERING SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- OLIPHANT SCIENCE AWARDS 2023
- HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION
- COMMUNITY NEWS
As we move through the mid-part of Term 2, winter has hit the hills, with a warm jacket becoming a necessity. This is not always the case for a number of our students who wear shorts and T-shirts all year round – I’m not sure how they do it!
I am very pleased to announce that we have two major works projects that should be completed this year. The first is the largest in terms of scale and cost, being the redevelopment of the path area between the Library and the year 1 & 2 classrooms. For a long time, we have been working toward improving the pathways, retaining and general safe passage around this area. This project will cause a degree of disruption across the school site; however, it will be a fantastic addition to the school grounds once complete.
The second project is a complete rebuild of the Turner building toilets (next to the Science room and closest to the oval). No schedule of works has been released as yet, and we will provide further updates as they develop.
The Pathway and Access Rectification Project has been scheduled to begin late this month. Below is a basic design of how the area will be modified. All pathways, railing etc. will meet current standards and make our school grounds much more accessible and safer for all.
How will this project impact our school site? (Please read and refer to the map below)
- The project area will be fenced off and will not be accessible during the scope of work.
- The walkway between the administration building and the library will be closed.
- Access to the Library will be through the middle school building closest to 5/6B
- The bike racks will be accessible and available for use.
- One or two larger trees may be removed as root disruption will make them unstable.
- Lower vegetation will be removed and replaced at the completion of the project
- The Stairs will still be available for use for the majority of the work
- Visitor car parks between the admin building and the church fence/carpark will be unavailable for use as staff will need to access these, while a number of staff car parks will be unable to be used because of the location of the site compound.
- Approximate timeline - 2 months. We are hoping the maximum length of disruption will be only until the end of Term 3.
COVID-19 / General Illness
Over the last few weeks, there has been an increase in COVID cases as well as an increased rate of other general illnesses within our school community. As we head into the depths of winter, we expect this to continue. Unfortunately, relieving teachers are also in short supply. We do our utmost to cover staff absence aiming to limit interruptions to student learning programs as much as possible.
A friendly reminder to keep your child/ren home if they are:
- experiencing any COVID like symptoms.
If you need to report a positive COVID case, please provide the following information by phone or email:
- Name of your child / year level / class.
- Date symptoms first appeared.
- Date of the positive test and the type of test taken – RAT, PCR or both.
- Last day your child attended school / OSHC.
To our Junior Choir who participated in the recent Blackwood Reconciliation walk - accompanied by their parents, walking in the rain down Shepard's Hill road to Colebrook where they sang 'I am Australian' beautifully as part of the ceremony. It was deeply appreciated by the Reconciliation Group Committee and the wider community. Congratulations to everyone involved.
Also, to our Orienteering team, who recently competed in the State Day, placing second with some outstanding group and individual performances.
Teachers are busy preparing mid-year reports, which will go home to parents/carers in the last week of term. Our teachers have been working collaboratively in year levels teams to determine how students have progressed in their learning in reference to the achievement standards in the Australian Curriculum related to their year level.
Students in Years 1-6 will receive a written report (individual comments in Maths, English & General) with A-E grades, whilst Reception students will receive a written report referenced against the Foundation achievement standard.
|Ellie - Thinker
|Isaac - Knowledgeable
|Spencer - Principled
|Ava - Risk Taker
|Hamish - Balanced
|Grace - Thinker
|Ivy - Caring
|Jasmine - Principled
|Jack - Risk Taker
|Jackson - Reflective
|Peyton - Caring
|Felix - Thinker
|Ayla - Knowledgeable
|River - Reflective
|Andi - Communicator
|Indy - Risk Taker
|Henry - Thinker
|Holly - Principled
|Charlie - Principled
|William - Caring
|Anderson - Reflective
|Cassian - Communicator
|Alisha - Risk Taker
|Knox - Thinker
|Blake - Reflective
|Harry - Principled
|Kenzi - Caring
|Edward - Risk Taker
|Maxwell - Thinker
|Olivia - Principled
|Shelbie - Principled
|Jessie - Reflective
|Frederik - Inquirer
|Mehrnaz - Thinker
|Eliza - Risk Taker
|Finlay - Caring
|Matilda - Reflective
|Quinn - Thinker
|Eddie - Principled
|Paterson - Risk Taker
|Liam - Inquirer
|Amos - Thinker
|Heidi - Thinker
|Nariah - Principled
|Sahishnu - Reflective
|Sienna - Principled & Reflective
|Parker - Communicator
|Holly - Thinker & Communicator
|Cidy - Balanced
|Lexie - Thinker
|Aria - Principled
|Mia - Inquirer
|Shay - Knowledgeable
|Zoe - Thinker
|Eva - Thinker
|Eliza - Communicator
|Edeline - Knowledgeable
|Hugh - Knowledgeable
|Piper - Thinker
|Lucas - Risk Taker
|Reuben - Communicator
|Charlotte - Knowledgeable
|Lyla - Open Minded
|Maddie - Risk Taker
|Coby - Principled
|Bethany - Thinker
|Lilah - Thinker
|Saoirse - Reflective
|Hazel - Risk Taker
|Reuben - Knowledgeable
|Mason - Caring
|Jemima - Principled
|Erin - Reflective
|Elken - Balanced
|Griffen - Inquirer
|Tutsi - Thinker
|Sadie - Caring
|Jiya - Balanced
|Charlie - Principled
|Oscar - Communicator
|Imogen - Thinker
The department conducts regular forums with parents and carers of children with disability.
The next free parent forum is on Monday 19 June 2023 (week 8, term 2).
The forum will provide an opportunity for parents and carers to hear about the Special Options process and managing transition changes.
When: Monday 19 June 2023
Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Venue: 72a Marlborough St, Henley Beach
Please click this link for more information:
The kiss and drop area is always a busy place however, if arriving early in the afternoon, please DO NOT wait in the main driveway area, as this creates an impasse for traffic that need to enter or exit the school grounds via the main entrance. This is a safety concern in an emergency if this area is restricted.
Blackwood Reconciliation Walk
On May 28, many members of the Coro community participated in the Reconciliation Walk, which aimed to promote unity, respect, and solidarity. It was lovely to see a fantastic turnout, with students, teachers, and families gathering to show their support for Reconciliation. The walk served as a powerful symbol of our commitment to fostering relationships built on trust and mutual respect. The walk concluded at Colebrook Reconciliation Park, where our Junior Choir performed “I am Australian”, sung in Kaurna and English. Thank you to Stacey Stutterd for leading the choir.
Wear it Yellow to Support Children's Ground
On Thursday, June 1, students adorned themselves in bright yellow to raise funds for Children's Ground, an organisation dedicated to empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, through education and community initiatives. The sea of yellow that flooded our school was not only visually striking but also a testament to our students' compassion and eagerness to support causes that create positive change in the lives of others. Together, students raised over $400 for the cause.
Opening of the Coro Tirkanthi Trail
After school on Thursday, we were thrilled to welcome back our 2022 Student Reconciliation Leaders, Quincy, Marley, Emily and Elsie, for the opening of the Coro Tirkanthi Trail on our school grounds. After a short opening ceremony, held in the Library and run by our 2023 Environmental Tirkanthi Leaders, attendees spent time walking the trail. We are grateful for the opportunity to have this trail as a reminder of the importance of Reconciliation and the ongoing journey we all share.
Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported our National Reconciliation Week events.
Coro RAP Working Group
It has been a busy year so far with many different learning experiences for the students. This term, the Reception classes have been learning how to say the Japanese words for body parts. We have also focussed on recognising familiar songs, sung in a different language.
The Year One students have continued to build awareness and recognition of Hiragana, one of three written languages in Japan. In Term 1, to tie in with their inquiry unit on Creativity, the students learnt about Hanami (flower viewing) and Sakura (Cherry Blossom) festivals in Japan. They created Sakura art which is on display in the corridor between the Reception and Year One classrooms.
Yes they can! With help from RoboGals – Inspiring tomorrows engineers, today!
Robogals Adelaide is a non-profit organisation run by students to educate young girls in robotics and promote engineering and science as future career paths. We aim to promote gender diversity in the engineering and science industries by encouraging students' interests from a young age mostly though robotics activities.
1P participated in an EV3 LEGO Mindstorms Workshop. They learnt how to code the robot to move in different directions, to raise its “arm” and to “dance”.
The kids had the most wonderful time and I’ve booked a few more visits for later in the year!
As part of our inquiry into the strategies and processes that businesses to experience success, students in Year 4/5 went on an excursion to the Adelaide Central Market.
At the market, the advertising techniques that I noticed were a lot of interesting fonts on the signs. Did you know that bright colours can represent freshness, especially on fruit and vegetable stalls. Making the stall seen can be important to bring in the customers. For example, Atlas Continental’s stall was made to look like a rusty cargo crate. There was so much colour at the lolly shop, and it was displayed so well that it was almost impossible to miss! - Marnie
The Adelaide Central Markets have many stalls, a lot of which sell the same products. I could tell that the fruit and veg shops were all trying to compete to get customers to buy from their shops. When we asked the owner of M&M’s Fruit Mart how they stand out from the other stalls she replied, “I get 99% of my fruit produce from Adelaide.” I noticed that nearly all shops had a colour scheme, for example, Atlas had the theme of black, green and rusty brown. Many shops used vibrant, bright colours to attract customers. - By Eliza
Today at the Adelaide Central Markets I learnt that if a stall is in the middle it will attract more customers because it is hard to walk past. Displays are very important because if the shops name is small and in a corner, you won’t be able to see it. Giving samples of food is a good way to draw people in because they might not be sure, but if you give them a sample, they will change their mind. If you’re looking for some advertising techniques I recommend going to the Adelaide Central Markets. - Mia
I noticed that most of the stalls and shops had their products visible from the front of the shop so that customers can see what they could buy. I learnt that lolly and nut shops sell in grams and kilograms so that people can order the right amount. I noticed that most shops that sell food have free samples, so customers know what they are buying. - Joseph
Today at the Adelaide Central Market I noticed lots of advertising. I noticed that they used colour science to match what they were selling, for example, Charlesworth Nuts colour scheme was brown. I also noticed that people try to attract customers by giving free samples so that customers want to buy the item. I noticed that a lot of shops used bold capital letters to attract customers attention. I learnt about colour, attractions and fonts. - Ruby
A spectacular day was spent at Belair National Park, collaborating with five other schools and other students that had a passion to help the environment.
Year 6 students Connor, Dylan, Lucas, Jacob, James, Zara, Alice and Molly shared their success with the existing Bandicoot Project and the appearance on BTN. They then planned the next steps for the project, including some planting, educating others on protecting biodiversity and setting up the leaders for 2024.
The day finished with an orienteering course, where Coro completed all checkpoints before the given time (even the “challenging” ones). Great cross curricular learning – thanks Mr D for the commitment and dedication to your PE lessons.
Thank you to our parent volunteers, Tae and Helen.
We have some exciting news. Later this term and during the next holidays, Nicole Black, who is a very talented artist will be painting a mural on the canteen wall. The mural will include foods that the Kaurna people would have found in the local environment. We will keep you updated with any news about its progress. Watch this space for more news about a colouring page that will be available to download soon.
On behalf of the Environment Tirkanthi leaders
We know that children and young people are more likely to achieve their learning potential when they have access to healthy food and drink options. The Department for Education has revised the Right Bite standards to meet the Australian Dietary Guidelines and the new Wellbeing SA nutrition classifications for schools. The revised standards are recommended as best practice for food and drinks sold or provided at all public schools and may be applied across various school settings, including out of school hours care.
Note that the standards do not apply to food and drinks:
• brought from home for personal consumption.
• supplied in preschools, children’s centres and long day care.
For more information about the Right Bite Food and Drink Supply Standards, visit www.education.sa.gov.au/rightbite
As of the commencement of term 2, we have transferred over to OSHC fees being paid via direct debit. This means that we no longer take payments via qkr or bank transfer. Please note that if the amount owing is under $10 the system will not process the direct debit. It will process once the amount is over $10.
I started my music journey playing recorder in reception before my first teacher transferred me to Clarinet after a year and a half, which made learning Clarinet much easier and gave me a strong foundation. I’m looking forward to working with the students and helping them reach their full potential in music.
If you would like your child to learn clarinet, saxophone or flute, please complete the music nomination form in the below link - https://coromandps.schoolzineplus.com/instrumental-music
Coromandel Valley PS recently attended the Orienteering School Championships, in which 27 of our Year 4, 5, and 6 students competed.
The event was held in picturesque Bonython Park with the River Torrens running through the middle of the courses. It was a rainy day but that did little to dampen our spirits.
Students have been learning about orienteering in PE and this was a good chance to put their knowledge and skills to the test. Our school finished a respectable 2nd in the primary school category.
All our participants should be congratulated on doing a great job!
- Mia & Freya – 1st for 12-year-old girls.
- Joel & Eamon – 1st for 12-year-old boys.
- Beau – 2nd for 10-year-old boys.
- Era – 3rd for 10-year-old girls.
- Lotti – 4th for 12-year-old girls.
- Jacob – 5th for 11-year-old boys.
- Harry – 5th for 12-year-old boys.
- Sebastian – 9th for 10-year-old boys.
- Mila – 10th for 10-year-old girls.
- Jake – 11th for 11-year-old boys.
- Pariya – 12th for 10-year-old girls.
- Julian – 12th for 10-year-old boys.
- Nathan – 15th for 11-year-old boys.
- Ella – 17th for 11-year old girls.
- Shravenn – 20th for 11-year-old boys.
- Leila - 21st for 11-year old girls.
- Imogen – 28th for 11-year old girls.
The following students did well, but mispunched, so didn’t receive a placing:
- Jaxon D, Oliver M, Corby W, Darcy G, Emily O, Connor P, Archer W and Michael Z.
Thank you to parents who assisted with supervision and transporting equipment.
Mr De Lyster and Mrs O’Driscoll
Congratulations to Evan and the rest of the Southern Heights softball team, who came 1st in the state carnival. They played three days of softball against teams from the other south Australian districts and won 7 out of 9 games.
Last week the Southern Heights girls football team played in a 3-day carnival against the other districts in our state. They won 6 out of 9 games and finished 3rd overall.
Well done to our girls: Tia, Bianca, Zara, Leila, Alana, and Mira who played in the carnival.
Congratulations to Freya and Sienna on their selection for the Southern Heights Netball team. We wish them well as they play in a 3-day carnival against the other districts next month.
Well done to the 43 individuals that have signed up to participate in the Oliphant Science Awards for 2023.
It has been exciting to see the numbers increase since starting at Coro in 2020. Fingers crossed for some more prize winners this year!
Congratulations to the Year 3/4/5 students that worked hard to complete a scientific poster during Science lessons this term. Classes voted for the two “best” posters (from each class) that showed a great layout, scientific content and an exciting title.