Student Achievement

Two of our Link students, Tom Mattinson and Ryan Day participated in the National Track and Field competition on the 19th of April at Sydney Olympic Park. 

The boys competed in the National Under 15 Race Running event which was the first time Athletics Australia has held this event. The field was strong with 3 competitors from QLD, 1 from NSW (Current 5 World Record Holder) and 2 from SA. Thomas came first place and Ryan came 5th overall. This sport will be included in the 2024 Paris Paralympics. Congratulations boys - we are all proud of you.

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Diary Dates

Please find below upcoming important dates and school events to record in your diary.

Friday 21st May Last day for Year 6 & 7 Transition submissions
Monday 17th May - Friday 21st May NAPLAN continues
Wednesday 19th May Be Fit to Sit Parent Workshop - 6.30pm
Monday 24th May Pupil Free Day
Monday 14th June Queen's Birthday public holiday
Friday 2nd July Last day of Term 2 - Early dismissal 2.15pm


From the Library Term 2 Week 3

Citizenship Committee in the Library

This year the Citizenship Committee is helping in the library on a regular basis. The Committee consists of year 6 and 7 students: Avani, Michaela, Mary, Izzy and Lilly. 

The Committee will be: 

  • Helping with the Scholastic Book club orders and deliveries;
  • Purchasing books for the library with book club rewards;
  • Meeting with book retailers to hear about new books and choose some for the library; and
  • Promoting the Premiers Reading Challenge. 

National Simultaneous Storytime

Next Wednesday a number of our classes are participating in National Simultaneous Storytime. This event is held annually around Australia and the world. Last year there were 129700 children reading the same book simultaneously. This year the book is being read by astronaut Dr Shannon Walker from the International Space Station!

To help celebrate National Simultaneous Storytime the library is holding a competition with a number of prizes to be won. To enter students need to colour in, design or draw a rocket or spaceship. Entries close Wednesday Week 5 and winners will be announced on the Friday. 

Yours in reading,

Sophie and Nicole

Be Fit to Sit Parent Workshop

We are lucky enough to have physiotherapist Kym Siddons, presenting a parent workshop on Wednesday May 19th at 6.30pm for a contribution of $5.00 per family.

 Please see the attached flyer for further information. We hope you will take this opportunity to learn more from her on how you can help you and your children to be more active and support your health and well-being.

Traffic Awareness

The school has recently been contacted by the council’s Community Safety office with concerns about how our parents and carers are parking in the streets adjacent to our school. They have informed us that they are closely monitoring how cars are parked and issuing parking expiation notices to those who breach the Australian Road Rules 1999.

We ask that you do not obstruct our neighbour’s driveways, drop off your children in areas which are clearly marked ‘No Standing’, block intersections or double park your vehicle which stops the flow of traffic around our neighbourhood. Attached is a copy of the Road Rules for you to peruse. Please note that the school is unable to offer advice or discuss issues related to receiving an expiation notice. Should you have any queries regarding parking control matters please contact Mitcham Council’s Community Safety office on 8372 8870. Many thanks for your ongoing support.

Finance News

Materials & Services Payment Overdue

Statements were sent home to all families with Materials and Services outstanding balances and were due to be paid by the end of Term 1. Any extension on this time can be arranged by setting up a Direct Debit or Payment Plan. Please email for the authorization form as soon as possible. Thank you to the families that have already made arrangements to pay or applied for School Card.

Excursion and Activities

All excursions and other school activities must be paid for and a consent form received prior to the event to enable your child to attend. Please speak directly to the Finance team if you need help in this matter.

Payment Options

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Other payment methods:

Payments in a named envelope or zip lock bag, along with the invoice/consent form, can be placed in the payment box at the entrance to the office at any time and receipts will be forwarded to the classroom. The Financae Office cash window is open every day during the school term between 8.30am and 9.30am for enquiries and to accept payments by cash, cheque or eftpos.

School Card

The School Card Scheme offers financial assistance with school fees (Materials & Services charges). To check your eligibility and to apply online go to the SA.GOV website via the link: If you are eligible for the School Card Scheme and have not yet applied, please do so as soon as possible. Eligible Families need to complete a new School Card application each school year. If you need help completing the form please contact the School Card section on 1800 672 758 (free call).

You will be notified by the School Card Section of the outcome of your application, please do not pay any money towards your Materials and Services charge until you know the outcome.

Year 6 and 7 to High School in 2022

Starting high school is a big and exciting step for any student. For our current year 6s, it will also be historic, as they will be part of the first class to begin year 7 in South Australia’s public high schools in 2022.

Please see attached flyer for further information. Registrations close on Friday 21st May and must be submitted regardless of whether your child will be attending a government or non-government secondary school. 

2021 Sports Day


For winning The Sports Day Shield! Sports day was a little earlier than usual this year and although warm it turned out to be a beautiful day. This year congratulations go to Devonshire for achieving the highest amount of points on Sports Day.

Our very important Values cup, awarded to the team that demonstrates the school values and sportsmanship throughout the day, was also won by Devonshire.

We would like to thank all the teachers, SSO’s, students, parents and all others who helped throughout the day. Without all your effort and enthusiasm this day would not be possible. There is no doubt the house captains did an amazing job. They dedicated hours of practice for our health hustle, came in early to help set up, supporting teachers at events during the day and organising their houses for the sprints and relays.

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All week people were excited for Sports Day because of all the fun and challenging events. One of the favourite events were Wheelchair Relays. It was a very fun and enjoyable event. 

A special thank you goes to the parents who helped with the “sausage sizzle”, cooking, preparing class orders, selling and cleaning up. A massive 1200 sausages were sold! Our fundraising committee thank you!

Thank you for all the people who came and participated at 2021 Sports Day.

Year 6/7 Media Committee

Harmony Day

Bright, colourful, interesting cultural outfits. Orange everywhere. A sea of ribbons waving in the air. Flags from nations all over the world. These are some of the sights you would have seen at Mitcham Primary on 19th March, Harmony Day.

We celebrated Harmony Day with a whole school assembly where we heard from our school leaders about the cultural diversity at Mitcham Primary and learnt more about the message ‘everyone belongs’. We watched a Chinese Dragon Dance, the students wearing cultural dress participated in a parade and we sang the song ‘We Are Australian’ together whilst waving colourful ribbons.

Our classes worked collaboratively to create displays around the school including a giant Harmony Day 2021 sign made from orange ribbon. We hope you got a chance to see these displays at drop off and pick up. Many classes also met with their buddies on this special day.

It was a great day celebrating the diversity of our Mitcham school community.

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A message from Mitcham Preschool

Dear Families,
The building works at Mitcham Preschool will be completed during the April school holidays. Therefore, we will be returning to our wonderful environment, the first week of term 2.

I would like to say a big thankyou to the Mitcham Primary School community for allowing us the opportunity to relocate our preschool onto the school site during this time. It has meant that many people made sacrifices for this to happen. Steph and the year 1 students gave up their classroom for us. Classes in the Tutt building were unable to use the art room and parking has proved challenging for families.
I have been really grateful to the leadership of Mitcham Primary School, as well as the staff and students of the school. They have always been so welcoming, inclusive and very supportive, throughout term 1. Nothing has ever been too much trouble. I have really enjoyed building an even stronger relationship with Mitcham Primary staff, observing how the school operates and seeing how students manage routines / their learning environment. We have enjoyed special activities such as time with Steph and Tara’s class. The preschool children have enjoyed exploring nature play and the “colourful playground”. I have really loved seeing past children of Mitcham Preschool. Receptions through to year 7’s have stopped to chat to me, or wave across the yard. It has been very special.

It will be so wonderful to resume our learning program back at our preschool. It will take some adjustment by children, families, and staff, but it will be wonderful running a preschool program from a dedicated preschool environment. I am sure Steph and her students will really enjoy being back in their space too.

Thankyou again for your wonderful support. It has been genuinely appreciated.

Kind regards

Chris Catt, Director Mitcham Preschool