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End of Year concert Information

2016 School Concert Information  SAVE THE DATE!

                       “It takes two”      

On Thursday 8th December, we will be holding our Term 4 concert at school. Classes will be performing items together and all children will showcase their performance skills.  The concert will begin at 6.30pm and we hope to finish around 8pm. We ask that children be at school and meet in their classrooms by 6.15pm. Prior to the concert there will be a range of food stalls and drinks available for purchase. For those of you who plan to come early for tea, a siren will sound for students to move promptly to their rooms at 6.15pm.

For the new members of our school community, the concert is held in the yard with a hired stage area near the large pine tree.  The audience is asked to bring your own chair and choose a spot facing east. Chairs can be set up from 2pm on concert day, Thursday 8th December Please be considerate of others when setting up your space.  Any chairs placed before 2pm will be removed. We are happy for parents to wait in the laneway adjacent to the basketball court but ask that no one comes onto school grounds during lunch play.   Families are reminded that this is a school event involving children and the school grounds are deemed a “dry zone”. No alcohol is to be consumed on school property at this time.

During the concert, the children will be seated with their teachers in front of the stage. We ask that students stay with their teachers and are not to be given food and drink during the concert.  They CAN bring their water bottles with them to their class sitting area.  Teachers may ask you if you have a rug or tarpaulin that the class can sit on during the performance. Please talk to your child’s teacher if you can assist. The concert will showcase all students and will provide you with a great night’s entertainment.  Please feel very welcome to bring along grandparents or friends, as long as they bring their own chair!

At the end of the concert, it will be twilight and therefore we need to take extra care of the students.  They will be released to you from different areas of the school.  These are set out below.  Please wait patiently at these meeting places. The teacher will have a roll sheet that needs to be signed by parents. Any lost or remaining children will be sent to the Front office for collection.

Rooms 1-9 in front of the Grange Building

Rooms 11-14 at the rear of the stage

Rooms 16-18 at the eastern end of the Mortlock Building

Rooms 19-21 at the western end of the Mortlock Building

Rooms 22-24 near the verandah of the Reade Unit

Rooms 01-04 at the front of the stage

It will be a great night of song and dance as we perform an “It Takes Two” theme.  We look forward to sharing this wonderful evening with you.

Kind regards,

Louisa Guest and Marian Woodlands


More news about our famous DVD ‘Our World War One: remembering Mitcham Camp

More exciting news- as you know we are finalists in the 2016 SA and NZ ATOM film awards. I’m travelling to Melbourne later this month to attend the awards.

The latest bit of excitement is that the ABC TV show BTN, Behind the News, is featuring our DVD footage in their episode about Remembrance Day. It airs on ABC3 on Tuesday 8th November at 10am. It can also be watched straight from the BTN website at anytime after Tuesday 10am.

The final piece of SUPER exciting news is that our DVD has won the Federal Government’s Dept of Veteran Affairs Anzac Day Schools Award for SA. The school won $2000. We are now in the running for a national prize.

We are so grateful to our film producers and parents, Linda Kennedy and Helen Carter because without them, none of this would have been possible.

If your family does not yet have a copy of the DVD, there are still a few available at the front office for $20. Commemorative Anzac centenary pennies are also available for $5 each. The DVD and pennies will be available from me, wandering the yard after school, on Remembrance Day (11th November)

Louisa Guest

Assistant Principal

Ebook for children who will be starting at CLG in 2017


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On your iPhone or iPad, you can access the iTunes bookstore to download and read the epub interactive book about “Starting at Colonel Light Gardens Primary School” with your child (free)

Please click this link to be taken to the iTunes store.

If you have an android device, click this dropbox link to download the ebook in its epub form

If you do not have a device that can use epub books, feel free to download the pdf version of the book here Starting at CLG book 2016 to 2017


Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions

Louisa Guest



Reminder – Parent and Child Digital Technologies Workshop Tuesday 6th September 2016

What: Parent and Child workshop

When : Tuesday 6th September 6.30-8.00pm

Where: Doolette Building

Teachers are running a series of “come and try” workshops for you and your children. Each child will need to enroll in a workshop with a parent.

Our most popular workshops are now full (spheros, green screen movie making and lego mindstorms)

We still have a few spaces in:

writers workshop (60 minutes),  R-4

Puppet Pals Storytelling (30 minutes) R-7

Beebots (30 minutes) R-3

Unplugged coding (30 minutes) R- 3

Scratch (30 minutes) 4-7

Explain Everything (30 minutes) 4-7

If you would like to attend, please email stating child’s name and class and workshop preference. If selecting a 30 minute workshop, please choose 3 in case one of your choices becomes unavailable. There is plenty of room in the Writers’ Workshop so no need for a second choice for that. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.