Karingal News 10/11/23


Principal News - 10th November, 2023

Dear Families
As this week ends the half way point for the term, I hope you had a lovely long weekend; it was a timely break for everyone to refresh themselves for the second half of the term and a busy end of the year.

Primary Welfare Officer
It is with a heavy heart Karingal Primary School says 'Good Bye' to Joanne, our Primary Welfare Officer. I would personally like to thank Joanne for everything she has done for our school and all the contributions she has made.
I would like to congratulate and welcome Rachael Scicluna who will be replacing Joanne in the Primary Welfare Officer role. Joanne has completed a very thorough handover with Rachael to ensure all our students, families and the community will continued to be supported.
Please reach out to Rachael as you would Joanne if you have any welfare concerns.

Congratulations Kaihan
Kaihan represented Karingal PS in the State Chess Championships. There were 110 participants and Kaihan placed 66th in the State.He won 3 out of 6 games. The standard was extremely high. What an AMAZINg effort. Congratulations Kaihan.

P-4 Swimming

Last week, our Prep - 4 students participated in the swimming program at PARC Swim School. It was a very busy week with a lot of swimmimg learnt and fun had.
Thank you to Miss Holmes for organising this for our students and the staff who supported the program every day. 

Assessment and Reporting
In the coming weeks, staff will be busy assessing students in preparation to write reports. If you have any questions or concerns in regard to your children, please don't hesitate to make an appointment with your teacher for a discussion.

Take care and stay safe

Samantha Cooke

Thank you Joanne

Joanne (Primary Welfare Officer) has finished up at Karingal Primary School this week. Joanne has been with us for three and a half  years and has been a wonderful support for our students, staff, parents/carers and community.

Joanne leaves us to commence working wirth trauma based refugees.

Karingal Primary School would like to thank Joanne for all she has done and wish her the best of luck in her new venture.

P-4 swimming

Remembrance Day

Saturday 11 November 2023 is Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Day is a day for us all to remember those who have served and those who have died in all wars and peacekeeping operations.

About Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day marks the date in 1918 when the First World War came to an end. It is officially observed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month each year.

Remembrance Day will be marked by a pause at 11 am on Saturday 11 November 2023 for a minute’s silence, to remember people's service and sacrifice.

Victoria’s Shrine of Remembrance will hold a commemorative service on Remembrance Day. The service will be live streamed on the Shrine’s Facebook and YouTube channels from 10:30 am. Refer to the Shrine of Remembrance website for more information.


Colour Splatacular Fun Run

Our Colour Splatacular Fun Run will be held on Friday November 17th from 2:30pm

We would like to THANK everyone in our wonderful school community for their AMAZING efforts in helping us to achieve our fundraising goal for the year so we can upgrade our basketball court. We are ALMOST there!!

This is our FINAL Fundraiser for 2023 and we still need your support.

Please take advantage of the AMAZING online portal included with our fundraiser!

There are many interactive features and rewards up for grabs, like free incentive prize credit. Let's make the most of our resources and start fundraising now! 

Don't forget that the top fundraisers will get the chance to SLIME Miss Cooke and Mrs Schneider. AND we have a third teacher who is willing to be slimed ... Thanks Fiona for volunteering!! 
Click on the image to get started!!


Build Update - 10th November 2023

Fundraising Update - 10th November 2023

TOTAL RAISED THIS YEAR: $11,602.42 (to date)
FundraiserMonies Raised
Easter Raffle$885.95
Mother's Day Raffle$630
Mother's Day Stall$668.91
Crazy Hair Day$120
Icypoles Week 1$105.10
Icypoles Week 2$137
Icypoles Week 3$81
Icypoles Week 4$168.70
Icypoles Week 5$123.10
Icypoles Week 6$99.95
Harmony Day Pizza$155
Concert Raffle$512
Icypoles Week 7$116
Father's Day Raffle$491
Father's Day Stall$56.41
Icypoles Week 8$70.90
Icypoles Week 9$78.90
Adele's Concert$3800
Silver Coin Challenge$1166.15
Icy Poles Week 10$123.10
Cookie Dough$1296
Icy Poles Week 1$62.25
Icy Poles Week 2$5
Icy Poles Week 3$11
**NOTE: Expenses have been taken out of FINAL totals**

This is what we are aiming for...


  • Friday November 17th - Colour Splatacular Fun Run 

Community Noticeboard

Indigenous Mural

The mural outside the staff room is starting to take shape.

Led by Aunty Karen Gibbs, a small team of parents have been working on making the corridor outside the staff room look a little more appealing. 

Once it is completed Aunty Kaz will share with us the meaning behind each part of the mural. 

Thank you to Aunty Kaz and her team.

School Crossings Sessions in January

Introduction to School Crossings Sessions (January School Holidays 2024)

The transition to school can be daunting for new foundation/prep students. To ease their first day experience, Frankston City Council is hosting introductory to school crossing sessions across the municipality this January School holidays.

During these sessions children will have the opportunity to:

    • Meet a School Crossing Supervisor.
  • Learn about road safety and how to use a school crossing through engaging activities including singing, dancing and story time.

We will be holding 7 sessions across the municipality from the 8-19th January 2024. The sessions will be held in Community Centres & Libraries in Frankston, Karingal, Frankston North, Frankston South, Seaford, Carrum Downs and Langwarrin.

The dates of each session will be announced in the upcoming weeks. 

The Community Road Safety Programs are funded or cofounded by the Department of Transport and Planning

Chill Out & Look About -

Did you know about Chill Out & Look About? A road safety initiative led by students from Frankston High School. Created in 2020 in memory of their classmate, Dylan Briggs, who tragically lost his life, this project was created in collaboration with Dylan’s family and fellow students.

The group aims to make our community a safer place for all road users by raising awareness and developing road safety resources (including videos and teacher resources).

You can find out more at Home - Chill Out & Look About (chilloutlookabout.org)



Term 4 Calendar - 10th November

Term 4
 13th November

 14th November

15th November
Prep Transition

 16th November

17th November
Whole School Colour Splatacular 
NO Assembly
20th November

21st November 

22nd November 
Prep Transition

23rd November

24th November 
P-2 Moonlit Sanctuary
NO Assembly
27th November

28th November

29th November

30th November
56 Beach Day

1st December
56 Beach Day
NO Assembly
4th December

5th December
Whole School Up Day #1
6th December
Schools Christmas Carols Picnic
7th December

8th December
3pm - Assembly

11th December

12th December
Whole School Up Day #1/Year 6 transition

13th December
Grade 6 Graduation

14th December

15th December
Whole School Christmas lunch
Reports go home
NO Assembly

18th December
P-2 Village cinema

19th December

20th December
1pm - Final Assembly
Last day 1.30pm finish