From the Principal

The year is racing towards the end and it’s at this time of the year that we farewell those who are leaving us and welcome those who are joining us next year.


It was with great joy and sadness that we farewelled 184 Year 6 and 7 students yesterday. We wish them all the best as they move to high school in the New Year. I give thanks to Unley High School for enabling us to host our event in the George Cresswell Hall. We very much appreciated their flexibility and support which enabled us to celebrate our senior student’s achievements in style.

We look forward to welcoming over 100 new students next year, many in Reception, who have decided that Mitcham Primary is the best place to commence, or continue, their learning journey.

This year we also sadly farewelled Patrick Clarke, Angela Lydeamore, Stacey White, Josh Evans, Clare Deverson, Zoe Gower, Enza Maselli, Amanda Rugari, Linda Taeuber, Caleb Cook, Emily Hicks, Shivani Gandhi, Lara Tucker, Andja Savic, Sue Heywood, Tristan Clarke and Cheryl Medlan.

We thank these wonderful teachers and school support officers for all that they have done for our students over the time they have spent as part of our school community. We wish them well with their next new adventures and will miss them dearly.


Next year we will welcome Josh Fielder as our new Primary Performing Arts teacher for 2022. Josh has a wealth of musical, band and performing arts experience.

Looking back on the year a lot has been achieved even though we have experienced a few tricky events courtesy of COVID. Much of what has been achieved this year is due to the strong support our families provide to our staff and school – we truly appreciate working with you to ensure your children receive a quality learning experience in a safe and supportive environment. 

To all those who have supported Mitcham Primary School in some way during the year, thank you. Without your support much of what we do would not be possible.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a restful holiday. I look forward to welcoming your children and you back to school in the New Year.

Please note that the first day of school is Monday 31st January.

Warm regards, Scott