- FROM THE PRINCIPAL .....
- LEARNER PROFILES
- BOOK WEEK
- SCIENCE WEEK
- PSMF SENIOR CHOIR
- YEAR 6 YULDEA EXCURSION
- YEAR 1 MAGAREY ORCHARD EXCURSION
- YEAR 1 KIMOCHIS
- YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP GROUP (YELP)
- YEAR 6 EXHIBITION INVITATION
- CVPS SOCCER
- SAPSASA SOCCER
- OSHC - VACCATION CARE
- OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
- CARERS LOUNGE - ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW
- COMMUNITY NEWS
It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through Term 3. Spring is in the air and some finer weather has been nice to see.
We hope all the Dads in our community have a fantastic day on Sunday.
Book Week Celebration
Last Friday Coromandel Valley came alive with students and staff enthusiastically participating in our annual Book Week Dress Up Day parade. The weather was perfect, and we were thrilled to have our school community join in and enjoy the Book Week parade and performance in the gym.
Congratulations to everyone on their fabulous costumes and a big thank you to families who supported their child/ren with some very creative costumes.
Special mention and thanks to Michelle O’Connell, Stacey Stuttard and Sue Matthews for organising the performance showcasing the many talented students we have here at Coromandel Valley P.S.
SSO Appreciation Week
This week, we take a moment to acknowledge and appreciate the invaluable presence of our School Service Officers (SSOs) and the positive impact they have on the lives of students, teachers and families.
We extend our gratitude for the work our SSOs undertake across all aspects of school life, ranging from administrative tasks and financial matters to maintaining our library and ICT networks, nurturing student well-being, tending to the school garden and grounds, and providing essential learning support.
Thank you to Sue, Karen, Jenny, Nicole, Karmi, Catherine, Vicky, Christian, Kathryn, Suzie, David, Megan, Yvonne and Keith – We hope you have enjoyed this week.
Year 6 PYP Exhibition
The IB PYP Exhibition is a culminating learning experience, designed for the final year of the IB Primary Years Program. From Weeks 1 – 7 of Term 3, all Year 6 students have participated in the Exhibition process, led by Dan Johnson and Kate O’Driscoll. The Exhibition process involves students using a range of skills to inquire into a chosen topic and present their learning to the broader school community.
Congratulations to all students and staff on their hard work throughout this process.
Next Tuesday, September 5, from 6:00 – 6:45, community members are invited to attend the Exhibition event, which will be held in the school gym. Please see later in the newsletter for an invitation to the event.
Festival of Music Choir
On Thursday, week 4 the students involved with the Festival of Music went to a whole group rehearsal at Magic Millions. This was a rehearsal for the group singing on our night. They are very much looking forward to performing at the Festival Theatre on Wednesday 13th September.
|Ruby - Knowledgeable
|Evy - Thinker
|Sophie - Reflective
|Mira - Communicator
|Ashton - Inquirer
|Alexander - Principled
|Savanna - Risk Taker
|Finn - Knowledgeable
|Ziggy - Reflective
|Lotti - Communicator
|Toby - Thinker
|Isla - Thinker
|Tess - Principled
|Sophie - Caring
|Chloe - Open Minded
|Archer - Knowledgeable
|Elliot - Communicator
|Lola - Communicator
|Emmett - Risk Taker
|Olivia - Principled
|Charlotte - Reflective
|Ashley - Thinker
|Reuben - Open Minded
|Saoirse - Caring
|Connor - Principled
|Eva - Communicator
|Mason - Principled
|Sydney - Reflective
|Felix - Thinker
|Hamish - Thinker
|Audrey - Knowledgeable
|Aria - Caring
|Quinn - Communicator
|Ayla - Principled
|Max - Reflective
|Ivy - Knowledgeable
|Siham - Thinker
|Peyton - Communicator
|Lucas - Thinker
|Holly - Caring
|Indy - Principled
|Lawrie - Reflective
|Jeffrey - Knowledgeable
|Oliver - Thinker
|Iggy - Open Minded
|Shay - Balanced
|Harry - Reflective
|Logan - Thinker
|Len - Communicator
|Isla - Knowledgeable
|Oliver - Reflective
|Rowan - Thinker
|Lily - Open Minded
|Charlie - Knowledgeable
|Alfie - Knowledgeable/Thinker
|Harvey - Thinker
Congratulations to all our STEM challenge participants, with a special mention to Jeffrey and Ashley who were awarded Runner Up prizes. A huge achievement!
Premiers Reading Challenge
This year is the 20th year of this challenge. WOW! What an achievement, and to celebrate this, many students have competed in the 20 book celebration to remember such a memorable moment.
The PRC for 2023 concludes on 8th September. All entries need to be in at the office, so they can be processed. Thank you to those families who continue to support each child to read and fill in their sheet.
Celebrating Book Week for 2023
What a fabulous week! With the theme READ, GROW, INSPIRE, how could you not feel motivated by books! With this theme in mind, we were destined for an inspirational experience!
Students excitedly began searching for book clues around the school and deciphering characters and books. Entries were completed, and are lucky winners are announced below.
|Sienna - 3/4D
|Baden - 2T
|Rowan - 5/6M
|Bessie - 3/4M
|Jackson - 5/6J
|Ellie - 3/4G
|Peyton - 4/5B
|Ella - 5/6B
|Isabella - 5/6B
Creative entries were received with poems and artwork that inspired us about what grows in the garden. Congratulations to everyone who entered. Your ideas were amazing!
Below are our creative winners. Congratulations to everyone who entered!
|Valerian - 3/4G
|Isla - 2T
|Jasmine - 3/4G
|Charlotte & Polly - 3/4G
|Pardis - 2T
|Indra - 3/4M
|Molly - 3/4M
|Rebecca - 1T
|Audrey - 2T
|Vivienne - 2G
|Andi - 5/6B
|Aria - 1C
|Orin - 3/4M
Throughout the week, many students came to enjoy crafts and story time in the library. We made tongue zapping frogs, drew lifelike giraffes, created feathery birds and folded origami dog bookmarks. The participating students all had a great time and were very pleased with their creations.
Illustrator and writer visit
On Tuesday we were wowed by the talents of Sally Heinrich. She shared her styles of artwork, lino, watercolours and pen, and the process of book making. Afterwards the students had an opportunity to test out their own skills and create their own unique character who displayed different emotions; by changing eyes, eyebrows, mouth and lines.
Perform Education Performance
The R – 2 classes were entertained with singing, dancing and acting. They all had great fun and enjoyed the CBCA’s shortlisted stories that were interwoven into a great storyline.
The Grand Book Parade
What beautiful weather we had for our Grand Book Parade. So many of our family’s special people came to watch, and what an awesome selection of costumes had been created. It was wonderful to see the books that had inspired each student’s costume.
Our Book Parade was concluded with an amazing Musical Extravaganza! It was lovely to see some many people stay to listen and watch the talents of our students. We know the students really enjoyed having you all there!
The national Science Week theme for 2023 was Innovation: Powering future industries.
Students in Reception to Year 6 participated in science lessons incorporating the theme. Some students coded the first letter of their name in a binary code bracelet, some students danced with a digital human on the live CSIRO “incursion”, some observed chicks hatching, others innovated the traditional paper plane and finally some constructed and tested a solar car (when the weather permitted!). We had a great week innovating (making changes to an existing invention)!
Oliphant Science Awards 2023
Congratulations to all students that participated in the Oliphant Science Awards for 2023.
Coromandel Valley had 43 entries into the awards for 2023. These involved students completing this extra project at home and some were voted as part of a class poster project.
These students were Amber M, Evan G, Ziggy H, Sienna C, Elise E, Lucy L, Sienna S, Darcy G, Harry G, Alfie G, Charlotte J, Brandon S, Aurelia C, Ella W, Van T, Amelia J, Molly M, Archie H, Nathan H, Era K, Jasmine M, Shravenn M, Sahishnu M, Sophie T, Lucas T, Isla B, Tess B, Grace W, Poppy Y, Willow W, Corby W, Mia W, Sienna J, Adrik K and Lennox M.
Congratulations to Amelia Julian for receiving a highly commended award for her entry into the R-2 poster category.
Congratulations also to the Bandicoot Group (Connor, Alice, Jacob, Molly, Lucas, Bianca, James, Zara, Dylan and Alina) for winning first prize in the new Citizen Science category. They will attend the Oliphant Science Awards presentation ceremony in October to collect their prize.
Bandicoot Kids Visit Coro Kindy
Students from the Year 6 bandicoot group along with Mrs Todd visited the Coromandel Valley Kindy during Week 4 and Week 5 to share their puppet show about how the group started and what children can do to help save the Southern Brown Bandicoot. We hope to hear from others about sightings and to inspire young environmental scientists to help care for our environment.
On Thursday 17th August, the PSMF senior choir travelled to Magic Millions at Morphettville racecourse for their big rehearsal for the festival of music. It was an amazing opportunity for them to sing through their repertoire with the other schools who will join them at the festival theatre in September. They were accompanied by the amazing public schools music orchestra. A big congrats to Leah who rehearsed her solo and sung so beautifully too, we look forward to seeing them all on the festival theatre stage under the big lights!
During week 3, the Year 6's enjoyed a wonderful excursion experience visiting the city for the Yuldea dance performance performed by the Bangara Dance Company at Her Majesty's Theatre.
The performance very creatively told the story of the Aṉangu People of the Great Victorian Desert, exploring the moment traditional life collided with the industrial ambition of a growing nation.
A wonderfully professional and creative performing arts production, the experience offered us a terrific opportunity to observe important First Nations story telling through the medium of the performing arts.
We used train and tram transport to navigate our experience and we enjoyed lunch at Victoria Square (Tarntanyangga).
All students from CVPS represented the school exceptionally well and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Kate O’Driscoll and Dan Johnson
On Thursday 17th August, all year 1 students visited Magarey Orchard, as part of their Farm to Table unit of inquiry. Children were taken on a guided tour of the orchard and were able to see the apple process first-hand. They also enjoyed a delicious apple or pear from the orchard.
At Magarey Orchard I saw fruit, snails and tractors. I enjoyed eating the fruit, because it was yummy. I’m still wondering can different fruit grow in a different season - Vesper
I saw tractors, apple trees, quad bikes, snails, conveyor belts and fridges at the orchard. I enjoyed eating the apple, because it was sour. I’m still wondering how big the farm is - Will
At the orchard I saw tractors, snails, pears, apples, people, fruit, apple trees and a big fridge. I enjoyed the really, really, really cold fridge, because it was 0 degrees. I’m still wondering how many apples, pears, plums do they pick - Aria
I saw tractors, cold store rooms and apples. I enjoyed going into the cold store rooms. I’m still wondering how tractors are made and how pears are made - Finn
I saw a tractor, an apple, a pear, people and cobwebs. I enjoyed going to see the factory. I’m still wondering what other types of fruits they grow there - Rebecca
I saw trucks. I enjoyed going on the tractors. I’m still wondering how the fruit gets to the shops - Ciara
During term 3 our Year 1 classes have been learning about Kimochis (Japanese for Feelings). Over the term we have met 5 different Kimochis characters who helped us learn about our emotions and how to be good friends.
- Cloud has feelings that change like the weather. We call this being moody and we can go from happy to sad or mad quickly! It’s OK to have these BIG feelings and we need to focus on how we behave through them. Cloud’s key message was: It’s OK to be MAD but it’s not OK to be MEAN!
- Bug has a soft voice and finds it hard to ask for help or seek out friends to play with. Bug needs to put a brave feeling in front of shy so that a left out feeling doesn’t come his way. Bug’s key message was: Put your BRAVE in front!
- Huggtopus (nickname is Huggs) is full of energy and loves people! Huggs can be so affectionate that people find it a little bit over the top and uncomfortable. Huggs’ key message was: For SILLY to be fun, it must be fun for everyone!
- Lovie Dove (Lovie is her nickname) is the most caring of all the Kimochis characters. This kindness and care can turn into worry as she overthinks situations and is concerned for her friends. She has a baby (Turtle Dove) under her wing that she provides a safe home for and is available in times of trouble and big feelings! She is a wise character and helps others with her wisdom!
- Lovey’s key message today was: Who can you PUT UNDER YOUR WING and WHOSE WING ARE YOU UNDER?
- Cat is a strong leader and has lots of really great ideas! Cat can be really bossy with these ideas and needs to be reminded to choose helpful words! When we make a mistake it’s OK to ask to redo; to try again. Cat teaches us how to say sorry and repair relationships. Kat’s key message was: Redo hurtful moments and choose helpful words
Each week there was a craft and the students were able to make their own Kimochis characters Check out their creations!
Pastoral Care Worker
Youth Environmental Leadership Group visits Craigburn Primary School
The Term 3 YELP meeting (Youth Environmental Leadership Program), facilitated by Green Adelaide was hosted by Craigburn Primary School on Wednesday 30 August.
Students Jacob, James, Zara, Bianca, Lucas, Dylan, Molly, Alice and Connor (who are our Coro bandicoot group) attended the day to continue planning their project and learnt about soil analysis. They observed native bird species and created model specimens in their natural habitat.
Thank you to Ms Morgan and parent volunteers Helen and Tae for assisting on the day.
Have you looked up and noticed anything new?
James from fauNature visited on Tuesday 29 August to install 7 nature style boxes (possum and bird) around the school. I wonder if you saw James on his tall ladder? Can you spot all 7 of them?
Mrs Todd and Keith were very happy to see rainbow lorikeets, Adelaide Rosella’s and galah’s hanging around the various boxes, just one day after installation!
2023 has again seen huge participation in school soccer with over 80 kids playing in seven teams from Under 7’s to Seniors. The school soccer community is a great one to be part of and to see the kids smiling, having fun and supporting each other is excellent. The Under 7’s have embraced their first foray into school sport (and the cold mornings) and a big congratulations must go to them as well as our other players new to the sport this year. Likewise our year 6’s, many of whom are in their 5th year of school soccer - we hope you enjoyed your final year representing CVPS. And everyone in between - you should be proud of the enthusiasm and sportsmanship you bring each week, win lose or draw.
Each team has also participated in a district night carnival at Bowker St throughout the season, and while the teachers may have had some tired students the following day, they all throughly enjoyed the opportunity to stay up late and play under lights. A big pat on the back for you all!
A massive thank you must go to our wonderful coaches and team managers without whom we wouldn’t be able to field these teams. The under 7’s have been ably coached by Martin Cole, assisted by Derek Franklin and managed by Natasha Franklin. Steve Richards stepped up to coach the under 8’s this year with help from Andy Smith, managed by Kelly Blackwell. Our two U9 teams have enjoyed expert tutelage by Craig Fountain and Dylan Drewitt and are kept in line by Cassie Smith and Brooke Hamden. The U10’s are superbly led by Angelica Crabb and well organised by Lou Gardner. Our two senior teams have been coached by long standing volunteers Dave Merritt and Rob Nadin.
A special mention must go to Rob who has been volunteering as a soccer coach for more years than we’ve kept count of throughout all his children’s time at Coro. With Charlie in year 6 this year we will be farewelling Rob and want to thank him for his many years of service to school soccer - Cheers Rob! As soccer coordinators we’d like to take this opportunity to recognise the time and effort that goes into volunteering and we thank you all for your efforts this year.
Looking ahead, 2024 will be the last year we will have children at Coro and therefore will be our last year in this role. Please take a moment to think about how you can contribute to the ongoing success of school soccer - we’d love to do a handover year next year with the coordinator/s of the future and urge you to come and have a chat with us if you think it’s a something you might be interested in doing.
Kate Merritt and Nikki Maas
Congratulations to Archer who represented the school in the Southern Heights district for the SAPSASA soccer carnival, Archer was selected from over 60 boys that tried out and was the only year 5 on the team.
Our district won their division for the first time since 1996! The boys were all very excited.
He was the goalie for the team, played in all 8 games and only had 8 goals scored against him for the entire competition.
This year our Wellbeing Leaders will be organising shoeboxes as part of Operation Christmas Child – where shoeboxes filled with gifts are given to chil
dren in developing nations who may otherwise not receive a Christmas gift.
We are asking for the school community to donate items towards these boxes, which will then be packed by the Wellbeing Leaders.
Items for the boxes can be left at the front office or given directly to Jenni Forder, and can be dropped off until the end of week 9 (Friday 22 September).
Please consider buying a gift for a boy or girl aged 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14 in the following categories:
- Clothing (t-shirt, socks, socks, shoes etc)
- Personal Care items (toothbrush, combs, soap, hairbrush)
- School supplies (pens, pencils, sharpeners, notebooks, colouring books etc)
- Accessories (sunglasses, hair accessories, jewellery etc)
- WOW items and Toys (stuffed animals, dolls, toy cars, skipping ropes, yo-yos etc)
Please DO NOT include:
- Lollies, toothpaste, gum, used or damaged items, war-related items, food, liquids, lotions, glass or breakable items.
If you have shoe boxes that you could donate, we need them too!
Many thanks for supporting this project.
The Wellbeing Leaders (supported by PCW Jenni Forder)