Karingal News 04/08/23


Principal (Acting) News - Friday 4th Augst, 2023

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome to August and some long awaited sunshine!! It is hard to believe there is only 5 months until the end of the year.

Thank you Mrs Luff

On Monday 1st August, Mrs Luff commenced her retirement. Mrs Luff has dedicated 23 years to the community of Karingal Primary school as a teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal. Karingal Primary School would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Luff and everything she has done for our school.

Concert Working Bee

Thank you to students and parents/carers who supported Mary and Miss Holmes in the working bee last Thursday. Many hands make light work.

There will be another Sewing Bee on Monday 7th August all day if you are available.

100 Days of Prep

A very successful morning was enjoyed by our Prep students and their families. The effort that was put into costumes was amazing and the children looked wonderful. The children enjoyed completing classroom activities with their families/carers, followed by a yummy morning tea in the sun.

Thank you to families/carers for joing us on Monday.

Thank you to Miss Venter, Miss McCormack and Fiona for their organisation and participation.

Thank you to Breigh, Helen and Rachael for organising morning tea.

Thank you to Mary for organisng the music and to Miss Holmes for helping set up the gym.

A HUGE team effort.

Harmony and Friendship Day

Thursday 17th August we will be celebrating Harmony and Friendship Day. Students will be participating in activites in their grades and buddy grades.

A hot food lunch will also available if students would like.

Please wear a splash of orange and odd socks to celebrate the day.

Under the Sea at Karingal Town Square

Bookings for Under the Sea at Karingal Town Square are now open!

Explore and discover the wonders of the deep sea on a journey of immersive art, vivid neons and glowing inflatables.

Plus, book & attend this FREE event for a chance to win a share in $10k worth of vouchers!

Take a look at the colouring sheets that some of our students have done. they have been hung in the centre and look amazing!

Take care and stay safe

Samantha Cooke
(Principal - Acting)

CONGRATULATIONS Mrs Luff - Happy Retirement

A message from Mrs Luff...

Dear Karingal Primary School Community,

Following a wonderful, ever-changing and at times challenging career with the Department of Education for over 46 years and with 23 of them spent at Karingal Primary School, I have made the decision to retire on the 1st August,2023.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my career as a teacher and principal, but it is now time to move on and do other things such as gardening, being a hands-on grandparent, volunteering and a bit of travel here and there.

The Department of Education has started the process of appointing a new Principal and I wish the successful applicant great success in their role.

Thankyou for the continued support I have received from students, families and staff over the years, it was greatly appreciated.

I wish you all the very best,

Kind regards,

Karen Luff


Assembly Awards Term 3 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:
  • Avah, Alia, Thomas (PA)
  • Lachi, Jaxxyn (P1A)
  • Amilie, Scarlette, Juliana Mae, Phoenix (12A)
  • Max (34B)
  • Mia, Marlee T (56A)
  • Topaz, Max, Tommy, Kaedin (56B)

RIPRR Awards
Thank you and congratulations to Kenzi and Rosie for displaying our RIPRR values for everyone to see.

Writer of the Week
Congratulations to Thomas and Evie for the AMAZING writing about Possum Magic.

Reading buddies are back!

Thank you to Year 4, 5 and 6 students.
Year 4, 5 and 6 students have offered their support to our Year Prep and 1 students to assist with their reading. Every day at lunch eating time, these students come together and enjoy their lunch whilst practising their reading and sounds.



Over half the tickets are sold – so jump online and book yours before they all go!

 (Please note, KPS students do not require a ticket).

Sewing Bee – Next Monday – 7th August - all day!

We did a great job at the last Working Bee – Thanks to all those who came along to help. But there are still some simple costumes to sew. Christy and Breigh have volunteered to come in to sew starting at 9am. If you have any time to join them, please come along with your sewing machine or overlocker and help out for what ever time you have to spare. We will continue after school if there is work to do and willing hands.

Dress Rehearsal – Monday 14th August

We have booked the Gym for our dress rehearsal. All children will need to have their costume ready by Monday 14th August – either from home or borrowed from school.

Please come to school in uniform as usual and bring your costume to school in a named bag.

Do not wear your costume to school as it might get spoilt.

Concert Raffle - $2 per ticket

First Prize Gold Class voucher to value of $200!!

All children will be entered into the raffle with one ticket each when they pay for the bus to Frankston Arts Centre for the daytime rehearsal on Monday 21st August. You can purchase extra raffle tickets from the school office or on Concert night in the foyer.

Concert Day – arrangements –
Monday 21st August

Please ensure your child is at school this day for their final rehearsal.

All children come to school in uniform – they will not need their costume for the final rehearsal on this day. Classes will be shuttled to and from Frankston Arts Centre in the bus throughout the day for their practice on stage.

Concert NIGHT – arrangements –
Monday 21st August

Please drop your children off to their teacher IN COSTUME at Frankston Arts Centre at 6.30pm.

The concert will start at 7pm and run until 9pm (approx.)


Concert Working Bee

Our school was buzzing 🐝 with activity during our ‘True Colours’ Working Bee Thanks so much to those families who were able to come along and help sort, cut, sew, and paint props and costumes for our upcoming school concert. They’re going to look fabulous on stage! 🔨✂️🪡🎨


House Competition

House Competitions have commenced!

Congratulations to the winners of the House Colouring Competition. Xavier (M12) was the winner of P-2 and Harlee (34A) was the winner of 3-6. Both students earnt 100 points for their house.

Every Friday, students who wear their house colour top gain a point towards their house.
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Week 225273134

Please support your child/ren to wear their house tops on Fridays.

100 Days of Prep

On Monday, July 31st, our Preps celebrated 100 Days of school.
They looked very old and wise when they turned up on Monday! 👵👴🏼

They put on a little performance and parade for their parents and carers, before heading back to their classrooms for activities and games focussed on the number 💯.

The students counted out 100 items for a special snack pack and headed outside to have morning tea together with all the families.🍬

Thank you for celebrating this milestone with us, and thank you to our Parents and Friends Committee who organised the celebratory morning tea for the adults. 🧁

View our gallery here.

Fundraising Update

We are raising money to resurface our basketball court. We need to raise $20,000 for this to happen.
TOTAL RAISED THIS YEAR: $2515.86 (to date)
FundraiserMonies Raised
Easter Raffle$885.95
Mother's Day Raffle$630
Mother's Day Stall$668.91
Crazy Hair Day$105
Icypoles Week 1$111
Icypoles Week 2$115

Silver Coin Classroom Jar update
Please keep contributing to your class jar.

PositionClassWeight of Jar
1M12Too heavy for scales
2PAToo heavy for scales
312AToo heavy for scales

This is what we are aiming for...


  • 17 August - Harmony Day Hot Food
  • 21 August - Concert Raffle
  • 28 August - Cookie Dough Ordering Starts (Delivery in 1st week of term 4)
  • 1 September - Father's/Special Persons Stall and Raffle
  • 12 September - Footy Day Hot Food

Build Update 4 August 2023

The new building has made some nice progress in the past 2 weeks Click the Image Below to Check out some Photos

School Council News

Hello KPS Families

Did you know that any member of our school community can attend and be part of our subcommittees? We welcome anyone who is interested to join in on our meetings and have input into our school.

Our subcommittees are:

Community and Wellbeing

  • To promote the school to both the local and wider community
  • To organise events for students, families and the wider community
  • To contribute to the well-being of the students, staff and other members of the school community.
  • To assist in building the participation of parents in the life of the school.

P&F is also a part of this subcommittee with a focus on fundraising activities. 

Resource Management

  • To be responsible for the safety and adequate maintenance of facilities, playground equipment and overall physical environment.
  • To collate information and analyse issues regarding maintenance and improvements of the school’s buildings, facilities and physical environment.
  • To prioritise needs and draft a plan to contribute to the Whole School Premises Development Plan.
  • Report to School Council with options to consider or clear action recommendations.


  • To coordinate the collation of annual and capital expenditure budget recommendations and the financing options to support them.
  • To monitor budget performance.
  • To ensure financial reports required by the DET, School Council and other relevant bodies are presented as required.


  • Identify policy needs and document school policies in a standard format.
  • Recommend priorities for policy development and review.
  • Recommend and monitor processes for ensuring parent, teacher and community participation; utilising outside agencies where appropriate.
  • Recommend action plans for the development and review of policies and resultant programs.
  • Ensure school policies are made known throughout the school community.
  • Ensure data required by DET is included in the Annual School Report and Triennial review documents.
  • Contribute to the Charter writing process and monitor the Charter implementation process.
  • Report to School Council on policy status, and Charter implementation progress and make recommendations for action.

The next meeting for each subcommittee:

ResourceTuesday 8th August at 3:45 pm
FinanceTuesday 8th August at 3:00 pm
Community and WellbeingT.B.C. (will be communicated via School Stream)

We hope to see some new faces.

If you have any questions please reach out to me via email: rachael.franks@education.vic.gov.au

Rachael Franks
School Council President

2023 Parent / Caregiver / Guardian Opinion Survey:


Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents / caregivers / guardians think of our school. The Parent / Caregiver / Guardian Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education that is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of families’ perceptions of school climate, student behavior, and student engagement. The survey is optional but we encourage all families to participate. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.

All families are invited to participate in the survey.

The Parent / Caregiver / Guardian Opinion Survey will be open from Monday 7 August to Friday 8 September 2023.

The survey will be conducted online, only takes 20 minutes to complete, and can be accessed at any convenient time within the survey period on desktop computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones. The online survey will be available in English and 10 other languages including Arabic, Greek, Hakha Chin, Hindi, Japanese, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, Somali, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

Please speak to your child’s teacher if you would like more information.

William's Birthday Wish

William (34B) has a heart of gold. Last week, on his way to school he said "Mum, can we take blankets to the homeless as it's freezing".  Mum said "Sure".

William then decided as he doesn't really need anything for his birthday if mum purchases him blankets to donate.

We have a person who walks the streets feeding and clothing the homeless as we have a very high rate in Frankston alone.

William has asked the school to appeal to families asking to donate any spare blankets, warm coats etc.

If you can help William, please donate your items to the school office and William will make sure they get to the right people.

Thank you.

Harmony and Friendship Day

Thursday 17th August

Upcoming Events: August/September 2023

Please make sure you are aware of the following events and your child/ren have signed permission forms and monies paid (if needed).