It is my great joy to report that our involvement in the Primary Schools Music Festival was a tremendous success! Last week, our Year 6 choir had the exciting opportunity to perform in Concert #1, at the newly refurbished Festival Theatre.
Not only did they sing and dance beautifully, but all students conducted themselves (music pun intended) with the school values we take such pride in at Mitcham Primary School.
This week, we also had representation at Concert #6, with our Year 6 student, Harriet McCarthy earning the great honour of performing as a soloist!
The Festival of Music was a unique experience full of learning, character building, and enormous fun for all Mitcham Primary students involved. Josh Fielder, Performing Arts teacher.
Josh Fielder - Performing Arts Teacher
Mitcham Primary School Families Give Back to the Community Project
This year Mitcham Primary School has chosen Puddle Jumpers as a local charity for the whole school community to support. On Thursday 18th September, Melanie Tate the CEO of Puddle Jumpers and Bailee came to our Ngungana Assembly and talked to us about the work they do to support marginalised families. Puddle Jumper’s aim is to ensure all children have joyous moments that are stress free.
Puddle Jumpers have changed a lot of children’s lives and have lots of ways they help kids. They have activity days where they take kids to fun and enjoyable places like the zoo or roller skating. They also have camps which is great for siblings to reunite if they are living in different homes than each other. On the camps each child has their own volunteer who is there just for them. The last thing they do to help is food assistance. Puddle Jumpers provide food assistance seven days per week for families where they can come and pick up food for free. Community food nights are held every Monday so families can enjoy a free tea/coffee and a home cooked meal as well as select pantry items and toiletries to take home. Now you see why Puddle Jumpers is such an important charity for all ages!
We will ask every class in the school to bring something to help children in need. Each class has been allocated an item to purchase, please make sure that only new items are provided.
The Citizenship Committee - Abigail, Roman, Zain and Abby.
On Friday the 16th of September G8 and G9 were very lucky to have Liesl and Drew from Kaurna Cultural Experiences for Children visit us. We were meant to meet with them on country, at Wirraparinga, but unfortunately the weather had other plans!
Students were excited about their learning regarding the Kaurna culture and the rich Kaurna history in our Mitcham area. Drew shared some traditional weapons and other objects which he made himself, and spoke through how they have been used previously, and currently, for living off the land and taking care of the land. Students left with new knowledge and language which will last a lifetime!
Laura Scriven & Linda Taeuber
Teachers G9 & G8
During Weeks 6 and 7 of this term, the Year 1 classes went on a very exciting excursion to the Monarto Safari Park. Here are some of the children’s highlights from T3 with Ms. Day.
“I really liked seeing the lions chase each other when we were on the bus. The female lion did a big skid in the mud.” - Lachlan
“John taught us about how to find animal tracks in the bush on our walk with him.” - Astral
“I liked how the meerkat sat on top of his rock to look at us. They are show offs.“ – Lucy
“Seeing the baby giraffe that was only 4 days old was cool.” - Chloe
“I liked seeing the baby lions fighting and chasing each other.” - Logan
“I loved seeing how the rock wallaby can camouflage on rocks.” - Kristin
“I liked going on the bus and through the tunnels. It took a long time to get there.” - Ben H
“Seeing the chimpanzees swinging on their ropes in the enclosure. They have a lot of room to play.” - Mason
After the excursion the children used their knowledge from their observations to create their own animal habitat which they proudly displayed on Open Night.
Here are some of our pieces of work.
Do you have a business that would like to sponsor our Quiz Night? Imagine your business having naming rights and promotion across the school? There is still time to contact us! We have a range of sponsorship options available – click on this link for more details.
It’s time to have fun and enjoy a night out with your friends and the Mitcham Primary School community.
Tickets are selling fast so get a group together.
Don’t have enough people for a table? Don’t worry – purchase your individual ticket and we will find a table for you!
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW VIA QKR!
This year we are fundraising for staging, furniture and IT equipment for our new Gymnasium.
Please see below the upcoming important dates and school events for the rest of Term 3 and Term 4 2022.
|Thursday 22 September||Public Holiday - National Day of Mourning|
|Friday 23 September||Pupil Free Day|
|Friday 30 September||End of Term 3 - Early Dismissal 2.15pm|
|Monday 17 October||Term 4 begins|
|Wednesday 2 November||Mahdavi parent workshop - Kurraka building 6pm|
|Friday 4 November||Sports Day|
|Saturday 12 November||Quiz Night - School Gym 6.30pm|
|Tuesday 29 November||Family Night|
|Friday 2 December||Reception Transition|
|Friday 9 December||Reception Transition|
|Wednesday 14 December||Whole School Transition|
|Thursday 15 December||Year 6 Graduation|
|Friday 16 December||End of Term 4 - Early Dismissal|
The winter sports after school programmes will be coming to an end at the end of term. The sports that have been played during winter are football, soccer, netball and basketball.
I am so proud of each team, you have progressed very well during the season. I hope you have all had a lot of fun playing your chosen sport and look forward to continuing in 2023. I would also like to say a very big THANKYOU to all of the parents who have volunteered in a coaching or team manager role this year. It has been very much appreciated. See team photos below. Michelle Gabrisch, Sports Coordinator.
After the boys winning through their first matches they moved on to play Burnside PS in Week 4. Unfortunately, Burnside proved to be too strong and the boys came away with a loss and are now knocked out of the competition. Well done boys for getting this far and thank you to Nicholas Georgiou for coaching.
Girls 5-a-Side Soccer
In Week 6 we had a small group of girls play in a 5-a-Side soccer carnival against schools in our district. Mitcham dominated all day and did not let a single goal be scored against them while themselves scoring over 50 goals to win the carnival. Congratulations girls.
We had a girls and boys team travel to Wayville Sports Centre on Monday Week 3 to play in the Sapsasa Basketball Carnival. Both teams fought hard all day and despite playing some good basketball they did not have much success to move on to the State Finals.
On Friday Week 7 students from years 4 to 6 braved the windy and wet conditions on our School Closure Day to compete at Coastal Districts Little Athletics Club in our District Athletics Carnival. Our students had great success with many placing high in their events. Congratulations Lucas A, August M, Charlie F, Yasmin F, Joseph C, Annabelle F and Aleks B who were successful in making it into our City South District team to compete at the State Athletics Day on Monday Week 10.
Congratulations to Jayneil in Year 4 who has been selected for the Golf, 12 years and under team.
Jayneil was selected to participate at a School Sport Australia Championship. We are very proud of him and wish him luck in the competition.
Save the date, Wednesday 2nd November at 6pm, for a Parent Seminar with Madhavi Nawana Parker.
"Sorting out your family" - strategies for taming the drama and concentrating on the good.