Karingal News 19/05/23


Principal (Acting) News - Friday 19th May, 2023

Dear Families
I hope you have been keeping well with the onset of the colder weather.


Mother's/Special Person's Market Stall was held on Friday 12th May.

Thank you to Jess Opie and Karen Gibbs for purchasing a bulk of the Mother’s Day items and to Breigh DeWolf for running around and topping up the gifts.

I hope all mother’s/special persons had a lovely day.

A special thank you to Breigh whom, in her personal time, worked with the students to make a personalised/hand made craft item for a Mother’s Day gift. I hope you loved your gifts.

SCHOOL PHOTO DAY: Wednesday 17th May
School photos were held on Wednesday 17th May. Please make sure you have placed your order.

The survey commences this week for students in Years 4-6. Each students has the opportunity to voice how they feel about school in relation to teachers, peers and leadership. The survey is conducted online.

Karingal Primary School has our 4 year review this term. An independent reviewer along with a panel consisting of principal members, my boss, Rachael Franks and staff analyse the data in relation to the goals set 4 years ago. The review will take place over 3 days.

The first review day is 1st June.

Our 2022 Annual Report is available on the website to read. It provides a performance summary of 2022 and is worth celebrating.

ES DAY: Thursday 18th May

I would like to recognise, thank and celebrate our ES staff. It is ES Day on Thursday 18th May. Our ES staff are pivotal to our school and do an amazing job. We greatly appreciate them.

A friendly reminder that if you are supporting in classrooms and/or around the school, picking up early, or dropping off late, can you please make sure you sign yourself and/or child in at the office. This is for safety reasons including Emergency Evacuations.

EDUCATION WEEK: Monday 22nd May

  • Monday: ‘Wellbeeing’ Day
  • Tuesday: Walk to School Morning (meet at Frank Street Reserve)
  • Wednesday: Education afternoon (families welcome)
  • Thursday: Year 3 and 4 Scienceworks excursion
  • Friday: African Drumming Incursion; Assembly at 2.3pm with a special drumming performance.

SMILE SQUAD: Monday 10th July
Smile Squad will be visiting our school on 10th July for 2 weeks. Further information and communication will be provided.

Take care
Samantha Cooke
Principal (Acting)

Acting ABee 17th May

WellBEEing Afternoon

National Bee Day is May 20th but our little bees will be celebrating on Monday 22nd with a WellBEEing afternoon. We are creating a whole school display where every student has a hexagon to create. They can decorate the hexagon to represent their personal strengths or a RIPRR value that they feel is most important at KPS. The honeycomb display will symbolise our community all being connected and to showcase what they bring and value in our wonderful KPS hive. Fingers crossed, I can have it ready for Wednesday’s Open Night.

Education Support Day (ES)

I know Miss Cooke has already mentioned this but, our ES staff are an amazing group of people who work with our students to improve, not only their academic ability, but to guide and help regulate little ones emotional levels. The  ES work with individuals and small groups, plus help out in the sick bay and out on yard duty.

Prep Tops

Apologies, Apologies, Apologies.

I was in charge of organising the design and template of the prep tops this year. I employed the creative and artistic ability of Karen Gibbs to work with Blue Gum to create the printing layout. I didn’t know I was in charge of ordering the tops… let's call it, I’m still learning my role!
Miss Cooke did give me a gold star for owning up to my mistake and apologies to the community.

Sorry again Prep parents, but they look awesome! 

Prep Enrolments.

Please collect your enrolment forms from the office if you have a child who is starting Prep in 2024. Also if you know of anyone who is intending on coming next year, please let them know so they can book in a tour or download enrolment forms from our school website.  https://www.karingalps.vic.edu.au/ 

We are a Community

Our Community at Karingal Primary School

Karingal Primary School represents a community that creates an environment that welcomes everyone and encourages connections and friendships. We are a school community that embraces our students, parents, carers, staff, volunteers, and anyone that enters our school. We greet everyone with a friendly smile and ensure we always represent our school values with Respect, Integrity, Persistence, Resilience, and Relationships.

As we stand together as one, there are many families in our community that stand alone. 

So we are asking our school community that if you see someone standing alone, or going through something that is challenging reach out to them, and more importantly ask them if they are okay.

As a school community, it is about building positive relationships and creating an environment that is safe and welcoming. Your mental health and wellbeing are important to us and we want our community to feel a sense of belonging. 

Additionally, if you need to talk to someone, or need a little extra support contact our Primary Welfare Officer or speak to one of our caring and supportive Karingal Primary School staff members. 


Everyone is welcomed at Karingal Families Connect!

Karingal Primary School
Joanne Devota-Rando
Primary Welfare Officer
(03) 9789 0514

Mental Health Resources and Community Services:

Education Week is next week

Come and join us in celebrating Education Week 2023: 'Active Learners: Move, Make, Motivate'.

Assembly Awards Term 2 Weeks 2 and 3

Thank you to all award recipients for the contributions you are making to our school. Classroom Awards
Congratulations to the following students who received a classroom award in the last two weeks:
  • Luna, Skyla, Izaiah and Max (PA)
  • Coby and Henry (P1A)
  • Evelyn and Amilie (12A)
  • Pippa, Brock and James (34A)
  • Max and Rosa (34B)
  • Rachel, Khloe and Paige (56A)
  • Archer, Maddi and Amythest (56B)


Congratulations to Giancarlo (56A) for receiving the RIPRR award.
Giancarlo received the award for displaying great sportmanship in the cross country and building stronger relationships with teachers.

Good Deed Box Award
Congratulations to Mabel, Skya and Marcus for being selected from the Good Deed Box.

Japanese Day: June 15th

We are celebrating Japanese culture with a fun Japanese Day. Students will participate in a variety of activities and can order a sushi lunch!

Music News 190523

Friday 25th May, 2023: Rhythm Unites
As a final celebration in Education Week, all students will have the opportunity to Move, Make & Motivate with Jess and Simo in age-appropriate, inclusive drumming workshops.
Parents, carers and families are invited to join us in the afternoon for a special Assembly show casing drumming performances, starting at 2.30pm -   Karingal Primary School Gymnasium.

Monday 21st August: True Colours
Our rehearsals for this year’s school concert, “True Colours” are underway with classes starting to learn their dances in the coming weeks. We have booked Frankston Arts Centre for the day with the performance in the evening.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Take care – Keep singing!


Upcoming Events - May/June 2023

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 22nd May
Education WeekWhole school
Tuesday 23rd MayWalk to School DayWhole school
Wednesday 24th MayEducation AfternoonWhole School
Thursday 25th MayYear 3&4 Scienceworks ExcursionYears 3&4 students
Friday 26th MayYear 5&6 Interschool SportYear 5&6 students
Friday 26th MayAfrican Drumming IncursionWhole School
Wednesday 31st MayStudent Free DayWhole School
Thursday 1st JuneGlee Club Festival PerformanceGlee Club
Friday 9th JuneP-2 Mad About Science IncursionP-2 students
Monday 12th JuneKings Birthday HolidayWhole School
Wednesday 14th JuneRegional Cross CountrySelected students
Thursday 15th JuneJapanese DayWhole School
Friday 23rd JuneTerm 2 finishes @ 2.30pmWhole School

Community Notices

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

Voluntary Contributions and CSEF

Voluntary Payments

Karingal Primary School provides students with free instruction to fulfil the standard curriculum requirements and we want to assure you that all contributions are voluntary.

Nevertheless, the ongoing support of our families ensures that our school can offer the best possible education and support for our students. 

If you are able to pay your voluntary school contribution, can you please do so at the office. This would be much appreciated.

We want to thank you for all your support, whether that is through fundraising or volunteering your time. This has made a huge difference to our school and the programs we can offer.

A reminder that if you have not already applied for CSEF for this year, could you please do so now. Applications close at the end of Term 2.

A current health care card is required to apply for this.
Please contact the school office should you require any assistance.