Monthly Archives: February 2016

FREE Maths Workshop for Parents – this Wednesday – Register NOW!

Screen Shot 2016-02-28 at 2.22.36 pmPrimary Maths has changed since you went to school! FREE Maths Workshop for Parents

If you want to understand some of the new methods and learn some fun strategies to help your child with their mathematical skills, then come along and hear from Mathematician Ann Baker, co-founder of Natural Maths. Ann has been working with our teachers to implement effective maths strategies in the classroom.Screen Shot 2016-02-28 at 2.22.10 pm


6:30-8:00 pm at Clapham Primary School

(No child minding facilities available)

We hope to see you there!!

Please RSVP to

   or Phone 8276 5633





We at Colonel’s Kitchen follow the Rite Bite Policy but we know we can do better. So, we are stepping it up a notch! To do so, we need your help. We will be forming a team to help us develop, implement and sustain a greener, healthier canteen

So, bring your idea’s and your enthusiasm to our next meeting on Thursday, March 3rd @ 2pm in the staffroom.

Helen & Committee

Mortlock Park gateway closed, laneway open

This afternoon the fences around our landscaping work will be shifted, allowing us to use both bike racks and to move between Grange and our other buildings, staying within school grounds. No more scenic walks through the park to go to music! The laneway will be open for ‘kiss and drop’ once more.

The second part of the bitumen works will start tomorrow. It will mean that the entrance between the Langley Hall and Grange will be closed and there will be big trucks using the parking bay at the eastern end of Windsor Street. OSHC parents should use the laneway.

Only another week of disruption!


Pre-order your DVD and pennies here! – Order forms and payment due this FRIDAY 1st APRIL


“Our World War One: Remembering the Soldiers of Mitcham Army Camp”

Pre-order your family’s copy of our professionally produced DVD

Each copy costs only $20. You can collect your copy after attending a screening of the film on 6th April 2016. Visit to book your free tickets. If not collected that night, copies will be sent home the following day with your youngest child at CLGPS.

In 2015, each class learned about WW1.  All activities were captured by a professional film maker and produced into this beautiful memento for your family. Screen Shot 2016-02-23 at 7.41.38 pm

For each child to have their own keepsake of the Anzac Centenary, we are also selling commemorative pennies for $5. The reverse of the coin will say “Soldiers Of Mitcham Army Camp” and will feature our school logo.

Download the order form here:

DVD and pennies order form

Please submit your order by Friday 1st April.

Please contact with any questions

Our film commemorating the Anzac Centenary is complete!

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Dear families,

You are invited to a screening of the film

“Our World War I: Remembering Mitcham Army Camp”

Wednesday 6th April 2016

Multiple screenings from 3.30-7.40pm

Go to

to select your session and book your free entry tickets

Event is at:

Colonel Light Gardens Primary School School Gym

1 Windsor Avenue, Colonel Light Gardens, SA 5041

Coffee van will be on site while you wait for your session to begin

 Friends and extended family very welcome

Questions to

or call the school on (08) 8276 1523

Students will be viewing the film with their class during the day but you are very welcome to get tickets for them to watch it again with you in the public sessions!

Keep an eye out in the newsletters for information on pre-ordering your very own copy of the DVD for your family.


Would you like to join our team to help organise an event or two?  Please join us in the staff room tomorrow – Tuesday, 23rd, 9am.

We are running a raffle on the Family Picnic, if you would like to promote your business and are happy to donate a prize please leave it at the front office or contact me by email:

 We are looking for a Henna Tattooist to  be at the Family Picnic please contact me if you are interested.

 Kelly Gilbert



Please note corrections to the Diary Dates published in Week 3’s Newsletter on Thursday 18th February 2016. Many dates were published as being in March instead of February and again some in April instead of March.

All dates have been corrected here in this post and the offending newsletter replaced with edited copy displaying correct dates.

Many apologies for any inconvenience or confusion resulting from errors published.

Workshop FULL

Thank you to parents who booked into the ‘Supporting Your Child to be Successful at School’ workshop next week with our Behaviour Coach, Mat Haslett. The workshop is now full.

We will look at providing other workshops later in the year.