Newsletter 9th December, 2022

Principal's (Acting) news 9th December, 2022

Dear Parents/Carers
It is hard to believe there is only one week to go until we finish school for 2022.

Year 56 Beach Day
The Year 5 and 6s had a wonderful time at Mornington Beach last Thursday and Friday for their swimming and water safety program. Thank you to Miss Holmes for organising the program.

Karingal Place
Please be advised that Karingal PLACE will be closed for the holiday period from 3pm Friday 23 December until 9am Monday 9 January

School Reports
Student reports will be sent home on Friday 16th December. If you have any questions/concerns about your child's academic progress and/or wellbeing, please communicate with your child's teacher.


Transition Up Day - Tuesday 13th Decmber
On Tuesday 13th December, Year 6s will be visiting their High Schools, 2023 Preps will be coming to our school and all other students will be spending a major part of the day with their 2023 teacher/s and class.

Year 6 Graduation - Wednesday 14th December
Year 6 students will be having their Graduation on Wednesday 14th December at 5.30pm. If you have not returned your RSVP, please do so as soon as possible in order for the school to confirm numbers attending.

Christmas Lunch - Friday 16th December
Forms are due for the Christmas lunch next week. If you have not paid and returned your child's form, you must do this for catering purposes. Adele (M3B) and Glee Club will be performing with special guests Peta Murphy, Paul Edbrooke and Santa in attendance.

The Christmas raffle will be drawn and Candyland jar guess will be announced at the Christmas lunch.

There will be NO assembly on Friday 16th December.

Term 4 ends - Tuesday 20th December @ 1.30pm
We will be having a farewell assembly at 1pm. Year 6 2022 leaders will be handing over their leadership responsibility to the newly elected Year 6 2023 leaders. We will be concluding the assembly with our Year 6 'Guard of Honour'.
Please be aware that it is a 1:30pm finish on the last day of school (Tuesday 20th December).  

Stay safe, 

Samantha Cooke
Principal (Acting)
Karingal Primary School

Christmas Sing-a-Long Wednesday 7th December

Christmas Sing-a-Long
We had a lovely afternoon on Wednesday for our Christmas Sing-a-long. Thank you to all families who came along and joined in. The picnic baskets looked delicious and we had a wonderful atmosphere. Thank you to Mary Johnston and staff for organising and providing our students with the opportunity to perform once again.

The Glee Club were AMAZING back up singers in every class performance and their own performance.

A special mention and thank you to Two Bays Community Choir for their wonderful performance.

5/6 Water Safety

What an amazing way to end the week with our 5/6 students enjoying a two day water safety beach program. The sun was out and it was smiles all around for both the students and teachers. Bring on next year already.


2023 Structure and Teachers

Getting Ready for 2023
It is with excitement that we welcome Miss Dane' Venter to Karingal Primary School as our 2023 Prep teacher. Dane' brings experience and enthusiasm to our school and is excited to be a part of our team and community.

PA - Miss Dane' Venter
P1B - Miss Caitlin McCormack
12A - Miss Roxy Jeffries
34A - Mr John Casanova
34B - Mrs Jessica Angelico/Mrs Victoria Quirk
56A - Mrs Brigitta McGarrigle
56B - Mrs Danielle Goldsmith
M12 - Ms Fiona Warden
M23 - Ms Samantha Riseley
M3A - Ms Deirdre Finnegan

Physical Education and Visual Arts - Miss Louise Holmes
Performing Arts - Mrs Mary Johnston
Japanese - Miss Martha McDonald
Tutor Learning Program - Ms Maree Vine

Business Manager - Mrs Kerrie Toohey
Office Manager - Mrs Christine Davies
Primary Welfare Officer - Mrs Joanne Devota-Rando

Education Support Staff - Mrs Kaye Deniese, Mrs Martine Ruopollo, Mrs Amanda McGrath, Mrs Rachael Scicluna

Acting Assistant Principal - Mrs Jacquie Schneider
Acting Principal - Miss Samantha Cooke

It is with great sadness we are farewelling three staff members at the end of this year. Mrs Vanessa Vrana, Miss Tayla Proietti and Mrs Shona McLean. Karingal Primary School wishes them all the best for their future endeavours.

2023 Timetable

To optimise learning, Karingal Primary School has adjusted the daily times of learning sessions, including recess and lunch breaks.
School will continue to commence at 9am and finish at 3.30pm.

9.00-9.50am: Learning Session 1
9.50-10.40am: Learning Session 2
10.40-11.30am: Learning Session 3

11.30am-12.00pm: Recess

12.00-12.50pm: Learning Session 4
12.50-1.40pm: Learning Session 5

1.40-1.55pm: Lunch eating time
1.55- 2.40pm: Outdoor play

2.40-3.30pm: Learning Session 6

SUBWAY lunch was a HIT!

Order by Wednesday 12pm for your child to enjoy a SUBWAY lunch on Thursday.

2023 Soccer After School Program

An exciting soccer program will be available Term 1 2023...

HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters)

HIPPY Frankston North is currently enrolling families who have children aged 3 HIPPY is a FREE program for families who have a child aged 3: families start HIPPY in March two years before their child starts full-time formal schooling. To find out more go to: Or contact Melissa Sims on 0491 696 327