Daily Archives: June 10, 2015

Help Us Win A Messenger Press Grant!



You and your friends can help the school win $1000 to install bins at the playground entrance between C.L.G.P.S. and Mortlock Park.

Who wins? The finalist with the highest amount of votes.

How to vote  Go to www.communitygrants.net.au, click on SA, register to vote and allocate your 10 votes to our project – ‘BINNERS ARE GRINNERS – Help keep Colonel Light Gardens Primary School and Mortlock Park clean and green’ or scan the QR code to go straight to our project page!


Voting closes June 21 2015

so log in now and spread the word amongst family and friends.

More Disco news

One more sleep until the Disco!!!

Discos will be happening tomorrow,  Thursday 11th of June, in Langley Hall.

Extra glow sticks will be on sale at the discos tomorrow, 2 for 50c

The R-1 disco will be happening at Lunchtime

Year 2-5 disco is  from 5pm to 6:15pm

Year 6/7 is  from 6:30pm to 8pm

Year 5s can choose to go to either the early disco from 5:00-6:15pm OR the later disco from 6:30-8:00pm.

Reminder: 2 weeks to go!

Following the success of last year’s “Parenting Styles” workshop, the CLGPS Governing Council is offering a second parenting workshop by Mark Le Messurier.

Wednesday 24th June 2015 7pm-8.30pm


This workshop will sell out fast so purchase tickets early – see details at the end of this blog post.

Mark Le Messurier is a well-known teacher, counsellor and author of 11 books. He is the co-author of BOTH ‘What’s the Buzz? friendship/ social skills building programs now assisting children (4 to 14 years) in schools and organisations around the world – http://www.whatsthebuzz.net.au/  He regularly presents at conferences and is a recipient of an Australian National Excellence in Teaching Award. Mark works in schools and in private practice in Adelaide with young people he affectionately calls ‘Tough Kids’. He is the architect of the ‘Mentoring Program’ now running in many Catholic and state schools throughout Australia to support vulnerable students

Practical ideas to build healthy, resilient young people

What is this thing we call resilience?

The term resilience is used in mental health to describe a person’s capacity to cope with changes and challenges, and to bounce back during difficult times. The focus of Mark’s work, and this very practical seminar, is to show parents how to be the BEST resilience coach for their children.

Why is resilience in human beings such a prized quality?

Resiliency is such a prized quality as it positions individuals for the inevitable challenges that await them in the future. While the interplay of genetics and environment on resiliency are complex, there is much we can do to steer our children in healthy, more resilient directions.

So, come on, take the challenge with me; let’s explore what you can realistically do to improve your children’s happiness, resiliency and mental health. There’s a lot you can be doing. So often it is the simple easy to remember strategies that engage children to think realistically and logically, that transforms behaviour and sets up healthy, resilient lives

To purchase tickets for this workshop, please click on the link below and read the instructions

Please download and print this pdf to purchase tickets

If you have any questions please email Louisa.guest741@schools.sa.edu.au