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After School Sports 2019 – Registrations Open Now

Registrations for both summer and winter sports are open now!

Students in Years 2-7 in 2019 can now register. Parents, please consider how you might be able to help out. Roles for volunteers include; coordinators, coaches, team managers or helping out with an assortment of jobs on the day.

Information about registering was sent home with students today but you can also download the flyer here: after school sports 2019 registration info-2ig0p1x

In 2019, the cost of playing after school sports has risen. This was first suggested by the After School Sports Committee and was approved by the Governing Council and Finance Committee. The cost of playing sport at CLGPS has remained constant for the previous 8 years. In this time, the cost of umpires, equipment, uniforms, association registrations and admin costs have increased dramatically. The school has also committed to taking on more of the associated administrative tasks to relieve pressure on parent volunteers.

Therefore, in 2019, registering for basketball will cost $30 for summer and/or winter (as basketballers also pay an entrance fee of around $5 at the stadium) and all other sports will cost $90.

In comparison to many local sporting clubs, this is a very reasonable price for a season of sport. The school provides most, if not all equipment and uniforms for most sports and ensures maximum participation without restrictions on ability, gender or experience. Some sports do have age restrictions, with most sports beginning in Year 2 and softball in Year 3 (if they have enough for a junior team).

Registrations for summer sports finish very early in Term 1, so better to register early!

CLGPS Cricket Players Needed

Our season is due to resume at the end of Week 2 and some of our teams could use some new players (boys or girls). Our coaches are keen to ensure all of our teams can continue.

Kanga Cricket (2-3 players required)

  • Year 2 or 3 students
  • No experience required
  • No trainings, games are on Friday afternoons at Glandore Oval
  • Focus on participation, fun and learning basic skills

C Grade Cricket (3-4 players required)

  • Year 3 or 4 students
  • Short T20 format
  • Training Wednesday after school and games Friday evenings
  • Modified rules, shorter pitch and smaller boundary

B Grade Cricket (1-2 players required)

  • Year 5 or 6 students
  • T20 format (20 overs each)
  • Trainings on Wednesdays at Pasadena
  • Games on Saturday mornings (home games at Pasadena)

Please contact Ashley Blight ( if your child is interested in joining for Term 4.

NAPLAN Online in 2019

CLGPS has been informed that in 2019 we will be transitioning to online NAPLAN testing. This involves lots of preparation and testing of our network. One step along the way is conducting a trial test later this term. A variety of students will undertake a mock NAPLAN test to see how our school network copes with the online requirements.

The Department for Education has released the following statement, outlining some of the details about this transition to online testing and how relevant data will be collected, used and kept secure.

NAPLAN Online in 2019 – Privacy Information for Parents

Lighting Up The Arts – Update

All tickets from our allocation have been sold!

We are currently waiting on the processing of a very small number of returned/cancelled tickets.

If for any reason your family has not been able to purchase a ticket for this event please contact Stef Marston ( by 2pm Monday 19th June.

In the unlikely event we have any tickets available to sell, we will blog a post with the details.

On the night, students will need to be at the Adelaide Town hall by 6:20pm. Each class will be allocated a designated meeting spot within the building. The doors will then be opened by the ushers at 6:30pm.



Lighting Up The Arts – Don’t Miss Out!

It is Round 2 and we are selling tickets very quickly. Just a quick reminder to any families that have not purchased any tickets yet, to get onto it ASAP. This week, other families have been purchasing their 3rd or 4th ticket.

We would love to see all of our families attend this event. Please don’t miss out, we are down to the last 50 tickets!

LUTA Information: Lighting Up The Arts 2018 – Note

Booking Website:


Lighting Up the Arts – Ticket Sales – Round 1 Closing Tomorrow

Tickets for Lighting up the Arts have been selling very quickly. Round 1 ticket sales will finish at 11:30pm tomorrow night!

This round of ticket sales guarantees every family the opportunity to purchase 2 tickets. However, if you do not purchase them in this round there is a very good chance you will miss out! 

Please ensure you carefully read the information sent home, follow the procedures and only purchase 2 tickets per family at this point.

Download the note here or collect a spare from the front office: Lighting Up The Arts Information 2018

Round 2 of ticket sales will begin next Tuesday from 12pm.

If you have any difficulties or questions about purchasing tickets please contact Business Manager, Stef Marston.


Research Project – ‘Healthy Canteens’ Survey

Have your say about the foods and beverages offered at your school canteen.

Sprout and Flinders University Nutrition and Dietetics students are conducting research into the foods and beverages offered at school canteens.

All survey participants will go into the draw to win one of four ‘Quick. Easy. Healthy’. cookbooks by Callum Hann and Themis Chryssidis.

This short survey takes only 5 minutes to complete per child. Please complete this survey in conjunction with your child. Completion of this survey is voluntary and consent to use information gathered from this survey for research purposes is implied upon completion.

Surveys close Friday the 18th of May.

If you have any questions or concerns about the research project please contact Themis Chryssidis by email at

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Click HERE to begin your survey!

Kind regards,

Naomi McKay, Flinders University Nutrition and Dietetics student

Winter Sports – Late Registration – Last Chance!

Winter sports registrations are now overdue!

Parents can now register their students to play Netball, Football, Basketball or Soccer in Terms 2 and 3 but time is running out. This deadline has been temporarily extended to allow some additional bookings.

AFL football numbers are quite low. If you have students interested in playing, please register them, otherwise CLGPS will not be able to field our own teams in 2018.

Students registered by the deadline of 9th March will be placed in teams first, however we will endeavour to ensure all students are in a team where possible. If you are concerned about losing your registration money, any students not placed in a team will be refunded.

More information about each sport can be found in the attached PDF:

Afterschool sports info WINTER 2018-1chwc5q

After school sports can’t happen without a huge amount of parent participation. Please consider if you can contribute by taking on a coaching, managing or coordinator role.

Please be quick as registrations will close in the coming days!

You can register online at: