Carols at Kingswood Oval

The City of Mitcham invites the community to book free tickets to attend Carols at Kingswood Oval on Saturday 27th November 6pm to 9pm.

Hosted by South Australian media personality Andrew 'Cosi' Costello, this year's event will have a local community focus. Performers include Mitcham City Brass and choirs from Clapham Primary School, Hawthorndene Pirmary School and Gift Dance Students from Mitcham Girls High School. A nativity scene will be presented by Mitcham Churches Schools Ministry Group supported by the choir from St Therese School.

As required by SA Health, anyone wishing to attend this year's event will need to book their free tickets by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/city-of-mitchams-carols-at-kingswood-oval-2021-tickets-182999575657.

From the Principal

Dear Parents & Carers,

It has been great to welcome you all back to school! I have thoroughly enjoyed catching up with parents and grandparents that I haven’t seen in quite a while and hearing their news.

Term 4 has been a busy and exciting one so far however, there is still a lot more for us to do. Things can get a bit frantic as we work towards the end of a successful year so please make sure you check our calendar (via the website) to keep up to date about the many things still to happen this term.

Our students are busily practising for our Family Night event scheduled for 23rd November, 2021 (Week 7). We are currently reviewing our programme to ensure that it complies with the COVID related regulations as advised by the Chief Public Health Officer. More information will be forwarded to families once the finer details have been ironed out.

The Graduation Ceremony for our Year 6 & 7 students is scheduled for 9th December, 2021 (Week 9). Our senior students are thoroughly enjoying sharing in the management of the event and can’t wait to share it with their families. Our senior years teachers will be contacting their families with more information soon.

We are also looking forward to welcoming our new reception students for 2022 as they commence their transition to school programme. The transition visits are scheduled for Wednesday 17th November (Week 6), Wednesday 1st December (Week 8) and Wednesday 8th December. The last visit coincides with the transition programme for our new Year 1 to 6 students who will also be making the move to Mitcham Primary next year and for our existing students who will visit with their new teachers.

Our class placement process is well underway. Thank you to parents and carers for providing information to help us with this huge task. If your circumstances change, please let us know as soon as possible.  An email to your class teacher or the front office staff would be much appreciated. 

Once again welcome back and thank you for your ongoing support.


Warm regards, Scott

Diary Dates Term 4 2021

Please find below updates to important dates and school events for Term 4 2021.

Thursday 4th November PCW presentations to graduating students by local High Schools at MPS
Friday 5th November Year 6 transitioning to year 7 2022 walk to UHS for half day
Monday 8th November Year 7 transitioning to year 8 2022 walk to UHS for half day
Wednesday 17th November First Receptions 2022 transition visit
Tuesday 23rd November Family Night
Wednesday 1st December Second Receptions 2022 transition visit
Thursday 2nd December Senior Social
Wednesday 8th December Whole school transition 
Thursday 9th December Year 6/7 Graduation
Friday 10th December Last Day Term 4 - Early Dismissal 2.15pm

Fundraising News

This week your child has brought home a book of 10 raffle tickets for your family to sell to friends and other family members as our final fundraising event this year. There are great prizes to be won, including lots of Christmas goodies!

Tickets are $1 each and ticket stubs need to be returned to the front office, along with monies collected, by Friday 19th November. Payment can also be made via the Qkr! App. Extra ticket books are available from the front office. Please ensure that each ticket stub includes a name, contact phone number and room number.

Proceeds from the raffle will be used to continue our development of play areas around the school. Many thanks for your support!

Year 7 Camp 2021

At the end of last term, the Year 7s were lucky enough to finally get to go on their camp to Iga Warta, in the Flinders Ranges. After an eight-hour journey we arrived in what seemed like an oasis in the middle of nowhere. This oasis was to be our home for the next three days. Tents, campfires, and singalongs were part and parcel of our trip. 

The students were given the opportunity to learn about Aboriginal culture from our hosts who shared their history with the students. From viewing ancient rock paintings and learning about the flora of the area to visiting the ochre pits and learning about the Adnyamathana people and their connection to the land and language. This trip was not only one of deep learning but a lot of fun. Each night students gathered around the campfires and Terence, our host, would tell stories of his ancestors as well as bring the guitar to have a sing-along with the students. On our final night Terence presented our Year 7 leaders with a beautiful hard cover book about the Adnyamathana history and language that he authored. This is now presiding in our library for students and staff to read. The annual Year 7 quiz night was also held on our final night, with the parent helpers coming in a close second!    image_4.jpg     image_3.jpg     image.jpg

Iga Warta was a once in a lifetime experience for many and we felt blessed to be able to travel to the Flinders Ranges. We would like to thank our hosts, the Coulthard family for sharing their home and history with us, the parent helpers, and the students for being just awesome!

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From the Library T4 Week 3

Premiers Reading Challenge medals and certificates will be passed out to classes next week. A huge congratulations to our Readers for Life - Michaela, Sophie, Annabelle, Liam, Olivia, Wyatt, Evan, Campbell, Rebecca, Sienna and Lilly.

These students have completed the Challenge each year since Reception and will receive their certificates during our next assembly.

Reminders

Overdue Books - At the time of writing there are 355 overdue books! If your child has brought home an overdue notice or you have received an email about overdue books, please help them have a look for these books at home. We would much rather students be able to continue borrowing than be worrying about a book they can’t find, so if you or your child are concerned about any books that are overdue, please pass a message through their teacher or email sophie.calvertsmith315@schools.sa.edu.au. While we expect students to treat our library books with care, we do understand all sorts of things can happen. Usually we can remove an overdue book from a student’s library record after speaking to you.

Borrowing in Term 4 - Friday 26 November (week 7) will be the last day for student borrowing. All books should be returned by Wednesday 1 December (week 8).

We’re fortunate to have Vasi join us in the library this term as our new library assistant. Vasi is here everyday and has been warmly welcomed by Mitcham students.

Yours in Reading - Sophie and Vasi

Room 17 and 18 businesses

Over the last six school weeks, Rooms 17 and 18 have been putting their learning of Economics and Business to good use by creating a range of products soon to be available at your fingertips! The Kidpreneur program has developed students' skills in gathering market research, resourcefulness with money, analysing needs and wants in the market and putting it all together to create reasonably priced products.

We are thrilled to be raising money for the RSPCA and helping animals in need to find a home. Thank you for supporting our businesses and our developing entrepreneurial minds! Available from November 8th on the QKR app!

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Candle & CoCandle_Co.jpg Our authentic candles will enhance your inner soul. Candle & Co don’t leave you with an untrustworthy product. Our candle prices are cheap and affordable. Jump into a world of nostalgic scents of exotic fruits with our candles.  RLC Stress ToysRLC_Stress_toys.jpg RLC stress toys is a company dedicated to making stress toys for people all over the world, so people don’t get bored or too stressed. We also sell monster book marks that go in the corner of the page to keep the spot in your book. 
 Stress LessStress_less.png Do you get stressed a lot ? Well, no worries the new "Stress less" stress balls are in town starting from just $3 ! we have on offer amazing orbeez, squishy potato flower, satisfying quinoa and chia and slimey slime. With cool messages on all of them to choose from hurry up stock are limited. All proceeds go to RSPCA!!! UMCA BrosUMCA_Bros.png The UMCA. Bros are a company which is focused on selling secret door foldables, stress balls, and some wood crafted items. The secret door foldables are a type of presentation poster that is certainly more convenient than posters as it consists of multiple ways to present, and can be used to impress a class. The wood crafted items consist of toys that children can play with, so what are you waiting, for there is only a few more remaining!
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The crazy keychains are finally released on QKR!!!

 Our mysterious keychains are just waiting for you, the mouthwatering ice cream and delicious doughnut as well as the cute animals. There are three legendary pandas! All money goes to RSPCA to help animals in need.
SML FlowersSML_Flowers.png SML Flowers is a production that sells hanging flower pots with seed packets. The flower pots are low-priced. You should buy our product because it is recyclable and it is nice because all pots have different patterns designs.
Special SlimeSpecial_Slime.png Our super special slime is the perfect slime with stress relieving qualities. It comes in a range of relaxing, nice pastel colours such as blue, pink and the NEW limited edition HALLOWEEN  SPOOKY SLIME! Each purchase comes with a lolly. Hexaflexa WorldHexaflexa_World.png Have you ever felt super overwhelmed? Well then, a Hexaflexa is for you! A Hexaflexa is a stress relieving item that when you flip it changes patterns and colour. Pinch it into a three-point star and flip it out from the middle! We have loads of designs to suit your needs.
RSS PuttyRSS_Putty.png RSS Putty is a great product for people who get stressed or like slime. It is small and portable and it does not make a mess, it is good for concentration and helps with boredom. All proceeds go to the RSPCA. Magey-ChoMagey_ho.png Welcome to Magey-Cho! This is the place to buy a magnet with cool, colourful and unique designs. The reason we are doing this is to help support charity, and fill your fridge with awesome magnets. Your purchase will include a free chocolate as a thank you for supporting this business!
StressiesStressies.png We have a large selection of stress balls to offer to our Micham community while fundraising for the RSPCA. It is extremely affordable for many people at the cost of 75 cents. You can also select single or double layered. single layered for more sensation and double layered for double durability and it is for free. The fillings that we have that is available are rice, flour, slime and corn.  SS Zia'sSS_Zia.png Do you ever find yourself stressing over school or work and then when you play with stress toys you get told off or even more distracted? Well lucky for you, help is here. Zia’s Squiggle Squishies is a company that sells stationary for boys and girls so you can write and let all your stress out at the same time, have fun with Zia’s Squiggle Squishies!
S.M.S Stickers  

S.M.S custom sells a wide variety of customised stickers. We sell indoor stickers which generally look better, you can put them on your wall and they would stay there for a while. They are used for decoration. Outdoor stickers however can be put on your scooter or skateboard and they will still stick after rain and bad weather- They last longer. We sell Vans skate stickers as well as neon and assorted stickers. Stickers are roughly 6cm by 6cm squared. All of our profit goes towards the RSPCA charity as a donation.

LCA. CO DESIGNSLCA_Co_Designs.png Lca.co creates stylish keychains and brilliant breaded chains. Made from top of the art materials and intricate designs. The keychain is made with intricate designs of only four colours blue, light blue, pink and yellow. Each which have spotty designs. Also including a lolly with every purchase. With the first purchases you can get an optional mermaid rainbow material.
Our clay beaded key chains are small little add on for our first purchases.
Dino SherbetDino_Sherbet.jpg Dino sherbet provides the perfect sweet, sour and sugary treat to snack on leaving a pleasant tingle to your tongue. Our goal is to raise lots of money for the fostered animals at RSPCA. There are a number of iconic flavours to choose from, you mustn’t miss out on our limited sibling deal. The sibling is a two for $3.00 limited deal to die for Kokedama KidsKokedama_Kids.jpg For our online stall, we are going to sell slime and Kokedamas which are made out of Jute and Sphagnum Moss. The Kokedamas will also include a special treat.
All of the items are going to be sold at an affordable price.
Cards GaloreCards_Galore.png Cards Galore has a unique range of rare and affordable cards. We have limited stock in both old school basketball cards and retro footy cards so get in quick! Cards may vary in price depending if they are a Mystery pack, standard cards or All-star cards. All proceeds go to helping the RSPCA. Lella NotebooksLella_Notebooks.png All those facts you need to remember, it becomes just too much! But what if you had a notebook to write it all down in? And while were at it, if you just want to randomly draw or write something, with a notebook with beautiful illustrations, you can do all that and more! With low prices and special package deals guaranteed

Uniforms

Please remember to name all hats and jumpers as we are inundated with lost property as the season changes. Jumpers now come with the RagTagd Smart Tags so whenever a Smart tagged uniform is placed in lost property, you will automatically receive an SMS letting you know that it's there - how great is that!

Lunch boxes and drink bottles should also be clearly named. Students are able to collect any lost items from the lost property cupboard in the Ngungana building any time. Younger students can take a buddy to help them find their belongings. Uniforms are available to be ordered via the Qkr! app. Orders will be delivered to the child's classroom within a few days. It is therefore important that student details such as room number are updated in Qkr. 

Year 6 Windcheater - All Year 5 students who are returning to Mitcham Primary in 2022 will have the opportunity to try on sample sizes of the Year 6 Windcheater. To ensure the correct size is selected for your child we encourage you to attend the try on session. More information will be sent to families shortly.

Performing Arts - Stars in the Arena

Those who have paid for a digital download of Stars In The Arena have been sent a link via student email to access the performance on OneDrive. 

If you are still wanting to purchase a copy for $15, payment can be made through QKR! or at the office. Send a copy of the receipt via email and I will send the link to your student.

Student Achievement

Congratulations to Ryan Day on his achievement at a recent Sapsasa event.

Ryan won two bronze medals and one silver medal at the recent Sapsasa Race Running event.  On the weekend Ryan was entered into the All Schools Athletics competition and came second in the 100m event. Congratulations Ryan, well done!

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