Newsletter 11th November, 2022

Principal's (Acting) News 11th November 2022

Dear Parents/Carers

I hope you enjoyed your long weekend break and had the chance to rest, relax and recuperate at the halfway point in the term.

Prep Transition Sessions
Our 2023 started their transition sessions last Thursday. It was wonderful to see young and excited faces getting ready for 'big school'. 

SPLATACULAR Fun Run: Friday 11th November
Thank you to the many students who have sought monetary donations to support them in the SPLATACULAR Fun Run. As always, all monies raised will go to upgrading the facilities within and around the school.

Life Education: 17th, 18th, 21st and 22nd November
As part of our drug and health education this term, we are having Life Education visit our school on 17th, 18th, 21st and 22nd November.
Life Education delivers health and drug education through an environment which provides students to develop strategies and practice the skills required to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Lessons are age appropriate and the children will be covering a wide range of health related topics, ranging from the human body and how it works, healthy eating and nutrition, medicines and drugs, bullying, resilience and social skills.

School Concert: Monday 21st November

Our concert is getting closer and closer. If you have not purchased your tickets, please make sure you do so.

Dress Rehearsal:
We plan to run a full dress rehearsal on Tuesday 15th November in the middle block. All students will need to attend in their costumes. This is a chance for the students to see the whole show for the first time and for us to iron out any glitches and check costumes and props. If any child is in need of a costume, please let your                        classroom teacher and Mary know.

Student Free Day: Wednesday 23rd November
Students will not need to come to school on Wednesday 23rd November. Staff will be focusing on reporting and assessment for the day.

Kiss n Go and Disabled Parking
Can all parents/carers please be mindful and respectful about parking in the Disabled spaces and the Kiss n Go spaces in Mallum Avenue. Kiss n Go is for 2 minutes only and if you do not have a disabled sticker, please do not park in the disabled parking spot.
We would very much appreciate your support with this.

Building Works Update
 There has been a lot happening with our new building over the last two weeks. It is exciting to see the steel work go up. This will hopefully be finished within the next two weeks and the roofing will be started.

Concert Working Bee with Mary
It was very much appreciated the many families who assisted with the concert working bee.
Thank you to:
* Eric (M3B) and his father
* Max (46B) and his mum 
* Reilly (46A), his mum and two sisters
* Sebastian (46A) and Axel (23A) and their mum
* Pippa (M12), her brother and their mum
* Tindra (M12) and Isobel (M3B) and their grandmother
* Vikram's (23A) mum
* Angel (46A) and Aleena (23A)
* Ms Deniese
* Miss Vine


Dress Rehearsal Tuesday 15th November - in the middle block. 

All students will need to bring their costumes to school by this date or have arranged to borrow a costume from the school. This is a chance for the students to see the whole show for the first time and for us to check costumes and props. NO make-up or face paint will be worn at the dress rehearsal.

Please bring costumes to school in a named plastic bag.

Costumes needed

There are some costumes that we still need to source. If you are able to lend or donate costumes that your children have grown out of or do not need, please bring them to the Performing Arts room.

Please put them in a named plastic bag if you would like them returned after the show.


Tickets are on sale and selling fast!

Buy them from the Frankston Arts centre Box Office or online @ Karingal Primary School: The BFG Down Under Frankston Arts Centre

All Tickets $20

Please note all ages, including babies under 1 require a ticket because of COVID density regulations.

On the Night – Monday 21st November

Children will need to be dropped off between 5.30pm and 6pm on the night. The theatre foyer will be open from 5.30pm where families can wait for the show to start.

Children should be dropped off to the Peninsula Room door to be signed in with their class teacher. The door to the Peninsula Room is to the left of the main Arts Centre Entry. See photo below.

Fortnightly Attendance News 31st October - 10th November

One of our Key Improvement Strategies at Karingal Primary School for 2022 is to keep developing a whole school culture around the importance of being at school.
CONGRATULATIONS: Class of the Week- Week 4: M3B

M3B had the best attendance with 70% of children at school every day.


We have had notification from the Department of Education that all students who arrive after 9:10am MUST be signed in by an ADULT at the OFFICE. This is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students.

If your child is running a few minutes late and will arrive before 9:10am, then they can quickly check in at the office to receive a late pass.

We are mandated by the department to monitor attendance and late arrives at school and would really appreciate your support in signing your child/children in and out of school.

The school has again set itself a target to reduce student absence throughout 2022. Please be aware that parents/guardians will be contacted by the school if there has not been a notification of a student’s absence by 10:00 am.

To report a student’s absence please call the school number on 9788 4800 and you will be asked to dial 1 to be directed to the absence line. Absences can also be reported via the school website or on SchoolStream under forms.

CONGRATULATIONS: Assembly Award Winners Week 4


Congratulations to the following students for receiving an award Term 4 Week 4:
* Ashley (PB)
* Rebecca (1A)
* Evelyn (1A)
* Nadia (1A)
* Lily (1A)
* Elyah (1A)
* Bethany (23A)
* Maddie (23A)
* Lachie (34A)
* Harlee (34A)
* Rachael P (46A)

Congratulations to Karen Gibbs for sourcing and donating a significant amount of books to our school. Thank you Karen.  

 The RIPRR award is sponsered by 
Holy Moly Golf and the recipient of the award receives a FREE 9 holes of mini golf.


Congratulations to Lenore and Mabel (PB) for their amazing writing.

Flag logo on Uniforms

We are proud to display the Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags on our uniform.


At Karingal Primary School we are proud to display the Australian, Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander flags on the sleeves
of our polo tops and windcheaters. 


Karingal Primary School recognises and embraces a diverse Australian population. We acknowledge that our own school community – students, teachers, other staff, families and the wider community, encompass a broad range of diversity and we ensure that our curriculum and extra curricular programs support and celebrate this.

At Karingal Primary School, we value the richness that a diverse community brings. We value the new learning experiences that students can gain, the new perspectives about the world that people bring to our community, the different stories that can be shared. We believe that a diverse community fosters tolerance and understanding of difference, and that education is enhanced by a community that supports and celebrates difference.

In particular, we recognise the significant cultural and linguistic diversity of our community, people with different religious beliefs, and people from different ethnic backgrounds. We acknowledge people and elders past and present of the Kulin Nation, the traditional owners of the land on which Karingal Primary School is situated.

It is for this reason that we have made the decision to include the 3 flags as part of our school uniform, to show that at Karingal Primary School we celebrate, recognise and support the diversity that makes up our community.


Tours, Enrolment & Transition Information

Bookings for school tours are essential.

School Tours Available:


Request a School Tour

Karingal Families Connect

EVERY Monday from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the Community Room
Karingal Families Connect has started back!

'K.F.C' is an opportunity for Karingal Primary parents and carers to have a chat, enjoy a hot drink and stay connected with the school community ☕

All welcome, we especially would love to see some new prep parents join us!

Meet in the school community room (entry via the office) at 3:00pm 🍃

Community Notices

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