Karingal News 24/03/2023


Principal (Acting) News - Friday 24th March

Dear Families
I hope you all thoroughly enjoyed your long weekend and feel refreshed to finish off the term!

It is hard to believe that Term 1 is almost at an end. Only two weeks left until the Easter break and term holidays.

All students have had an amazing term; the school environment has been lovely and calm with a lot of learning happening.

On the student free day, staff participated in Part 2 of the Little Learners Love Literacy program. Little Learners Love Literacy® resources and professional learning workshops support explicit and systematic teaching of reading and spelling. Children learn at a quicker rate if they are taught systematically and explicitly using a synthetic phonics and a structured literacy approach. They know what they are learning and can verbalise it.

NAPLAN testing commenced on Tuesday 14th March and concluded today. I would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to our Year 3 and 5 students for doing their best. A big thank you to Mrs Schneider, Deirdre and Mr C for organising the sessions, and of course our wonderful staff for preparing our students so very well.
It is a team effort.

Thank you to the parents and staff who nominated for School Council. It is with great pleasure I welcome the following new and returing members to School Council:
President: Rachael Franks
Vice President: Helen James
Treasurer: Karen Gibbs
Secretary: Georgia Farley
Family and Community: Jess Opie
Resource Management: Russ Brebner
Supporting Committee: Sally O'Meara, Breigh DeWolf, Danielle Goldsmith, Fiona Warden, Jacquie Schneider.

I would also like to thank and recognise the efforts and commitment of Michael Wilkinson, Deirdre Finnegan and Carol Chainey whom have retired from the School Council. Their input was greatly appreciated over many years.

Elvis was in the house on Friday afternoon. I wonder who may appear next assembly?????
Come and join in our Friday assemblies (2.50-3.30pm) in the BER Building.

Take care
Sam Cooke

Acting ABee 23rd March

NAPLAN 2023.
A huge congratulations to all the Grade 3 and 5 students who have completed NAPLAN. It has been amazing to see the concentration on their faces and watching them all working so hard to do their best. The grade 3 students who had never experienced NAPLAN became professionals at logging on and using the online platform. The grade 5 students who completed the testing 2 years ago buzzed through the process easily.

Preps 2024
We have had a swarm of prospective parents touring our school at the moment. I have been buzzing here, there and everywhere, showing them how fabulous the students and staff are at Karingal Primary and how delightful our hive will be when the building works are finally complete. Keep spreading the positive pollen!

Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (RRRR)
The Royal Commission into Family Violence identified the critical role that schools and early childhood education have in creating a culture of respect to change the story of family violence for future generation.

Respectful Relationships Education has become a core component of the Victorian Curriculum for Foundation to Year 12, and is being taught, or beginning to be taught in all government and Catholic schools.

Everyone in our community deserves to be respected, valued and treated equally. We know that changes in attitudes and behaviors can be achieved when positive attitudes, behavior and equality are embedded in our education settings.

The Respectful Relationships Education is about embedding a culture of respect and equality across the entire community, from our classrooms to the staff rooms, sporting fields and social events. This approach leads to positive impacts on a student’s academic outcomes, their mental health, classroom behavior and relationships between teachers and students.

The Staff at Karingal Primary have had Professional Development in the RRRR Program and will begin implementing in Term 2 this year. If you have any questions about the program, feel free to contact me or you may head to the Department of Education and Training website: www.education.vic.gov.au/respectfulrelationships

I will send an information leaflet home next week, with a bit more detail about the program.

Buzzing Off for Now

Jacquie Schneider

    Acting ABee

Easter Parade and Raffle

Easter Parade
The Karingal Primary School Annual Easter Parade will take place on Thursday 6th April at 9.15am.
Where: Karingal Place gym

Students are welcome to make an Easter bonnet to parade in.
The Easter raffle will be drawn at the conclusion of the Easter parade.

Easter Raffle Donations
Our wonderful P&F committee are acceptiong donations for our Easter raffle. Donations can be chocolate, books, giftware and/or crafts.

School Awards - March 25th, 2023

Classroom Awards
  • Maia (PA)
  • Tom (P1A)
  • Shelby (P1A)
  • Oliver (34B)
  • Kimberly (34B)
  • Wyatt (34B)
  • Aylah (34B)
  • Paige (56A)
  • Jasper (56A)
  • Jade (56A)
  • Abby (56B)
  • Kaiden (56B)
  • Terry (56B)
Good Deed Box Award
Congratulations to Amilie (12A) and Marcello (P1A) for being selected from the Good Deed Box.

Congratulations to Abby (56B) and Noah (P1A) for receiving the RIPRR award.

Abby received the award for being kind and caring to everyone in need; showing respect to all and building relationships.
Noah received the award for looking after his friends when they hurt themselves and teaching them how to take deep breaths. Building relationships and resilience.

Thank you to all award recipients for the contributions you are making to our school.


Please make sure you are aware of the following events and your child/ren have signed permission forms and monies paid (if needed).
DayEventStudents Involved
Monday 27th MarchHalogen Young Leaders ConferenceYear 6 leaders
Thursday 30th MarchMontessori P-4 Orienteering incursionMontessori P-4
Friday 31st MarchDistrict track Athletics
Selected students
Monday 3rd April
Chess TournamentAll interested students
Thursday 6th AprilEaster Parade and raffleAll students and parents/carers welcome
Thursday 6th AprilTerm 1 Finishes at 2.30pmAll

School Leaders 2023

School Captains




House Captains



Aranda House Captain


Aranda House Captain


Paringa House Captain


Paringa House Captain


Bunerong House Captain


Bunerong House Captain


Warramunga House Captain


Warramunga House Captain







RIPPR Captain


RIPPR Captain



Sarsha Anne



Chess Captains



Chess Captain


Chess Captain

Camp Australia / Breakfast Club

Please note:

Due to our Hall and Art Room being demolished before our new building is complete, Camp Australia (before school care and after school care) will be temporarily relocated to our Community Room. The Community Room was used for Breakfast Club.

Therefore, effective Week 1, Term 2, 2023 (26th April 2023):

Breakfast Club will be temporarily relocated to our STAFF ROOM. 

Time Change: 8.15am to 8.45am (please note this change of time).

We apologies for the inconvenience. 

Community Notices

If you are looking for something sweet, Candy Eclipse has the right treats for you!