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Parent and Child Digital Technology Workshop

Digital Technology Parent and Child workshop

Tuesday 6th September 6.30-8pm

Last year, we held a very well attended parent and child workshop on coding and the new Digital Technologies curriculum. This year we would like parents to be able to experience more than that – some examples of how we use digital technology across the curriculum. Each child will need an adult so that you can work together in the workshops.  The workshops are 30 minutes and 60 minutes in length. If signing up for a 30 minute workshop, choose two different options. If signing up for a 60 minute workshop, you will only participate in the one workshop.  However, please nominate 2 extra workshops that you and your child are interested in as some workhops will definitely be oversubscribed so I will need to do a “first in best dressed” allocation.

Please EMAIL me your completed form ASAP (click Parent child digital tech workshop RSVP ) Paper RSVPs can be dropped in to the front office.

Workshop choices

Length Workshop Teachers
30 mins Unplugged coding R-2 Sarah Grant and Veronica Scicchitano
30 mins Beebots R-3 Liz Lohse
30 mins Puppet pals R-7 Steph Coutts and Kat Butler
30 mins Explain Everything Y4-7 Chris Braybrook
30 mins Coding with Scratch via Y3-7 Rick Bennallack
60 mins Writers’ Workshop (Night zookeeper, storybird and book creator) Y1-4 Rachel Palmer and Nancy Elder
60 mins iMovie and green screens 4-7 Louisa Guest
60 mins Spheros Y3-7 Ashley Blight and Renae Simmons
60 mins Lego Mindstorms Y5-7 Rod and Ling (parent volunteers)

A note will be sent home before the evening to say which workshops you and your child are successfully enrolled in.

If you have any questions, please email me or give me a call on 8276 1523

Louisa Guest

Assistant Principal

NAPLAN online readiness trial

NAPLAN Online – Getting ready for 2017

The Australian Government is committed to delivering NAPLAN online from 2017, with all schools across the nation transitioning over a 2 to 3 year period.

This change will provide each child with a more personalised learning experience and a better assessment. It also means that the results will be returned to you and your child’s teachers within a few weeks, rather than several months.

Our school will be participating in a trial of the new online system from 15th August -22nd August 2016. This trial is not a ‘test’ of content; it is a test of how the new online system will work in a real-life classroom environment. You may hear this trial referred to as the NAPLAN Online Readiness Trial.

As part of the trial, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will undertake 2 online readiness tests. Each test will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. If your child was withdrawn from the 2016 paper test, they won’t participate in this trial. The trial has been carefully timetabled to ensure that students are able to still have their photos taken with their class groups.

It is important that we participate in this trial before the system is officially in use in 2017 to enable familiarisation with the system in a classroom setting. Participation will allow us to confirm that every school is ready and that our teachers are confident that their students will be able to participate fully. Students and teachers will be invited to give feedback about the online NAPLAN trial.

This trial will help our site to be well prepared to complete NAPLAN online in 2017 and provide feedback into final changes at a statewide level.

Please see the PDF attached for FAQs. naplan_online_parent_faqs

If you have any further questions please contact Jodie Cunningham or Louisa Guest (NAPLAN Online coordinators).





The students will come home on Wednesday 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 22nd 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 9:00am and return by 2:30pm. Students MUST have a signed permission form to travel on the bus. This was attached to the blue LUTA note. Please pack lunch, recess and water in a small bag/back-pack in disposable wrappings. No phones, iPads or other devices permitted.


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. You do not need to stay with your child.


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

Room 11, 12, 16 and 19 : Prince Alfred room (1st floor: located to the right of the main staircase)

Rooms 8 and 21 : The far end of the Main Foyer (on the 1st floor)

Rooms  2, 3 :  The Northern Gallery

Rooms 20 and 9 : The Southern Gallery

Room 1 and 4: David Spence Room (2nd Floor)

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 Wednesday, 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. If they are not marked off the roll, we will consider them missing.


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 $8.00 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 copies per class that families can borrow to watch.


We hope parents and families enjoy the performance.



Last Chance – 100 seats left! Lighting Up The Arts

If you wish to be seated with your other ticket holders at LUTA on Weds June 22nd, you will need to purchase your extra tickets BEFORE Thursday (16th June) evening!  There is now no limit on the number of tickets that families can have.

You can still purchase online or at the front office window today or tomorrow.

Seating allocation is happening this Friday.
If you wish to purchase a ticket AFTER Friday 17th June, you can but you would not be able to sit as a group, with your original booking, as seats will have already been allocated.


LUTA committee

Reminder – Student Free Day this Friday 10/6

Dear Families,

Just a quick reminder that this Friday, 10th June, there is a student free day across our whole partnership of schools: Urrbrae HS, Unley HS, Mitcham Girls HS, Pasadena HS, Westbourne Park PS, Edwardstown PS, Clapham PS, Mtcham PS and us. This will allow teachers, from across all school sites, to work together on a practice called collaborative moderation.  This is so we can better assign grades to the subjects of the Australian Curriculum and so that there is consistency across all schools.

Leadership Team

T-shirts for Lighting Up The Arts – Years 3-7

Hi families,

Next Wednesday, we are placing the order for t-shirts for the children’s performances in Lighting Up The Arts.  If your child is NOT going to attending the evening due to family holiday etc, please notify your child’s teacher in writing or by email IMMEDIATELY.  For each child who is performing in LUTA, we will be invoicing each family for the cost of the t-shirts soon.


LUTA Committee

Farewell and Happy Retirement to Mrs Woollard

When Sue Woollard came to Colonel Light Gardens Primary School in 2012, she became the School’s fifth Principal in three years. Since then, Sue has provided a much-needed period of stability and consolidation that has seen our School go from strength-to-strength, particularly in relation to its core business of providing quality education for our children. While Sue’s leadership has led to some wonderful improvements in the School’s physical environment, her greatest impact has perhaps been less visible – developing a consistent, rigorous and data-driven approach to teaching and learning across all year levels. From implementing an Inquiry approach to pedagogy throughout the School, to launching the BYOD Program in 2015 and increasing the focus on supporting each student to achieve his or her best, Sue’s contribution to Colonel Light Gardens will continue to benefit our students for many years to come.

It has been a pleasure to work with Sue over the past two years, and on behalf of the School Council I thank her for her dedication, professionalism and energy. We wish her all the very best as she embarks on the next phase of her life.

Anna Lee
Chairperson, CLG Governing Council

Kidz Biz Family Life Sessions

CLGPS will be hosting a Growth & Development Family Evening on

Wednesday 1st June 2016

The sessions are conducted by Kidz Biz Education 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.

There will be two sessions run on the evening. The duration of each session will be approximately 50 minutes . Please complete the form and return to the school office NB we still need the form returned even if you are paying online. The topics covered in each are:

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

Commencing at 6.40pm and concluding at 7.30pm

  • Myths about where babies come from
  • Conception
  • The 9 months of foetal development
  • The birth process

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

Commencing at 7.40pm and concluding at 8.30pm

  • Puberty (physical and emotional)
  • Body image and media influences
  • Dealing with parent issues

At the end of each session, a list of recommended and age–appropriate books for both students and parents will be provided or alternatively they can be downloaded from the Kidz Biz website

Please download this form   growth and dev family sessions 2016  and return page 2 to school before Friday 27th May 2016. Costs are $10 per family for one or two sessions.

Please contact with any questions.

Reminder – Cybersafety workshop for parents next Tuesday!

Think U know?

Hi everyone,

Next Tuesday 10th May, we are hosting a cybersafety workshop for parents in the CLG staff room starting at 7pm.

Please download the flyer and return the tear off slip to me or simply email me at to RSVP by Monday 9th May.

Friends and families members outside of our school are also welcome to attend.

See you there!

think u know poster with tear off RSVP