Monthly Archives: June 2014

Lost Property Sale

This Thursday (July 3) the school will be clearing out its lost-property cupboards. Any un-named items (school jackets, lunch boxes, drink bottles etc.) will be up for sale for a gold-coin donation. The stall will be located in the gazebo after school on Thursday. If you think your child still has items in the lost-property cupboards, please check them before this Thursday. Staff will put named items into pigeon holes before this Thursday.

Don’t forget that school finishes on Friday at 2:10pm.

Lap-A-Thon infomation – times altered

Lap-A-Thon times altered
The forecast for Friday for the Adelaide area is:
Becoming cloudy. Dry at first, then the chance of showers from late in the morning, becoming more likely during the afternoon, then becoming widespread and heavy at times in the late afternoon and evening. Isolated thunderstorms from the early afternoon
The threat of thunderstorms means that we must change the times we hold the Lap-A-Thon. We are sorry for the short notice and for any parents who have rearranged work. However, student safety is our first concern.

We will keep the same groups but hold the event earlier, to try and avoid the thunderstorms.

Group 1 will be from 9:50 to 10:50.

                Rooms 01, 03, 1, 3, 8, 12, 16, 19, 21, 24, 2


Group 2: from 11:10 to 12:10.

                Rooms 02, 04, 4, 9, 11, 14, 13, 17, 18, 20, 23, 22
Tea and coffee available outside the canteen.

LapAthon Wet Weather Plan

The LapAthon goes ahead this Friday 27th June, but using an alternate route.

How unlucky! The blast of wet weather we usually expect in July has arrived early – just in time for our LapAthon!  Mortlock Park is too wet and muddy and the weather doesn’t look like clearing for at least a further week, so a delay doesn’t seem to solve the problem.

We have decided to go ahead this Friday, but use an altered track that is on bitumen. The Reception to Year 2 students will walk the interior perimeter of our school, while the Year 3 to 7 students will use a track that will include some footpaths and the laneway. The tracks will be measured to ensure that they are similar in length to the distances used as a basis for getting sponsors.

The event is still dress-up and we still need lots of help from parents and friends. We hope to see you on Friday – but dress warmly! The students will be warm from running, but it will be cold for spectators and ‘officials’.

Please assist your child to gain sponsors and to organise their costume, if they are dressing up. See you on Friday!

CLG Interactive Poster Display at Education Department Head Office!

Do you work in the city?  We have a series of interactive posters on display in the ground floor gallery at the Education Department’s Head Office at 31 Flinders Street. The public are very welcome to browse the exhibition from 8am until 5.30pm weekdays.

To get the most out of the posters,  you will need a smart phone or tablet that can access the internet (not just wi-fi).  Pre-load a QR scanner program such as i-nigma (available for Apple and android devices) and take a set of ear buds so you can listen to the children’s explanations of their learning.

Here is what the display looks like! The children are very excited that so many people will get to view and listen to their work.

If you do get a chance to visit, we’d love you to return to this post and leave a comment for the children.


Need duplicate reports for your children?

Please read the attached document if you require a duplicate report for your child/ren.

As it says in the attachment, most families can share children’s reports.  If this is not possible, please fill in the form as indicated and return to Louisa Guest via the front office by Tuesday 24th June. If you already made this request previously, we still have the information on file.

This note is for NEW students/ families to CLG since November 2013 or if family circumstances have changed since the Term 4 reports went home.

Term 2 Duplicate reports 2014


Louisa Guest

Assistant Principal

Family Information Evening 30th July 2014

Click this link for the RSVP form: Please return this form to the school with your payment

Kidz Biz Ed’s Family Evening Sessions

Colonel Light Gardens PS  will be hosting a

Growth & Development Family Evening

Wednesday 30th July 2014.


The sessions are conducted by Kidz Biz Ed and are designed to be fun, informative and easy to understand. These highly interactive sessions will provide students and their parents / care providers with an introduction to basic personal and social development education; traditionally known as the ‘facts of life’. By all means, sessions will be facilitated in a manner that is not conducive to an awkward or threatening environment. The cost of these sessions is $10 (incl GST) per family.

There will be two sessions run on the evening and the topics covered in each are:

Session 1: ‘Where Did We Come From’ (suitable for Reception to Year 4 students) 

  • Myths About Where Babies Come From                
  • The Birth Process
  • Fertilization
  • The 9 Months of Foetal Development
  • Conception

Session (2) ‘What’s Happening To Us” (suitable for Year 5 to 7 students)

  • Puberty (Physical and Emotional)
  • Body Image and Media Influences
  • Parent Issues

The duration of each session will be approximately 50 minutes:

 Session 1:  Commencing at 6.40pm and concluding at 7.30pm

 Session 2:  Commencing at 7.40pm and concluding at 8.30pm

  At the end of each session, a list of recommended and age–appropriate books for both students and parents will be provided as well as the details of a recommended retail outlet offering books at discounted prices (arrangement exclusive to Kidz Biz Ed only)

 If you have any questions please contact Louisa Guest at or by phone on 8276 1523.

Please return the note attached with payment of $10 (incl GST)   by Friday 25th July 2014

Year 3-7 Essential Information for parents re Lighting Up the Arts


The students will come home on Thursday with their coloured T-shirt and need to wear this to the concert.

Students should wear plain dark long pants (e.g. their school uniform, navy or black) and plain shoes.


On the day of the 19th June we will have a dress rehearsal at the Town Hall.

At this rehearsal, students will rehearse wearing their coloured T-Shirts and will need to change into them without the use of change rooms. Because of this, we ask that they wear singlets, crop or tank tops under their school uniform and suggest that their school polos/T-shirts are labelled with their names.

 Students will leave our school by bus at 9:15am and return by 2:30pm. Please pack lunch and recess and water in a small bag/back-pack. Disposable wrappings rather than boxes will be preferable.


The concert starts at 7:00pm promptly and we hope to conclude at 8:30pm. Please bring your child to the designated pickup/drop off point at 6:20pm. Your child must greet the teacher and be marked on the roll. You are then free to go to your own seats.


Each class has been given a particular place to meet. The areas are:

Room 1 and all the Year 3’s : Prince Alfred room (located to the right of the main staircase)

Rooms 8 and 21 : The far end of The Main Foyer (at the top of the staircase)

Rooms  2, 3 and 20 :  The Northern Gallery

Rooms 4 and 9 : The Southern Gallery

Rooms 17 and 18 : Southern Gallery Mezzanine Floor (above Southern Gallery on 2nd floor)

The students will be shown their designated area at rehearsal during the day on Thursday, so they will be able to show you the way.

When you pick up your child from the designated area after the performance please make sure they say goodbye to the teacher and get marked off the roll. This is an important safety precaution.


A program will be available as you enter, free of charge.


The Adelaide Town Hall recommends the use of the Topham Mall, Grote St or Central Market UPark.

All of these have a Flat $6.00 fee after 6 pm and are open until midnight. Information about all Uparks is at


In the interest of student privacy and safety, our school’s privacy policy requests that parents do not post photos/video containing other people’s children to the internet. Copyright laws do not allow postings of any audio to the internet.

The school will film the event on video and will make three copies per class that families can borrow to watch.


We hope parents and families enjoy the performance. Bring your tissues!

Oliphant Science Awards

The Oliphant Science Awards are a wonderful opportunity for students from R-7 to develop their interests in science through a competition with a range of categories to suit a wide variety of abilities and interests.

Categories include;

  • Computer programming and Robotics
  • Models and Inventions
  • Posters
  • Crystal investigation
  • Multimedia
  • Science Writing
  • Games Photography
  • Scientific Inquiry

The Awards are run independently to the school program which means if students are interested in entering they do all the work in their own time.

If your child is interested in entering the awards at a cost of $15.50 per entry they can download a registration form on the SASTA website and return the registration form along with the $15.50 fee to the school by 3pm Wednesday 18th of June.

For further information regarding the awards please visit the SASTA website