14 June 2018

Salam alaikum.

1: From the Principal

We are currently costing

the possibility of adding a fifth bus –

if this proceeds we hope to

have it running in third term –

it will mean the existing bus

routes will have to revised,

so that services operate at best efficiency.

It will allow for families on

the waiting list to access

the bus service to school,

and allow for some new families

to join Playford College.

We now have 220 people

subscribing to SchoolStream –

this means every time we need

to get a message out to the community,

220 of you receive the alert within

seconds of publishing.

It also means 220 people

receive the school newsletter.

Please tell friends and family to

download SchoolStream, and stay up to date.

2: School Closed Friday

Eid Al Fitr could be Friday 15 June

or Saturday 16 June,

but I have made the call

to close the school on Friday 15 June,

as was published early in the year.

This makes it clear for everyone

in advance – no school Friday.

Children will be told in assembly

and an alert will be sent out in SchoolStream.

As it happens, it has turned out to be Saturday.

In anticipation of Eid Al Fitr,

we say Eid Mubarak to all of our families.

3: School Uniform

Parents are reminded that

the winter uniform must

be worn during

Terms 2 and 3.

Some things to consider:

there are 3 uniforms –

do not mix and match items –

it is not acceptable

sports jacket only goes

with sports uniform –

do not wear with winter uniform

sport shoes only with sports uniform

the blazer IS a compulsory

part of the Playford College uniform

Pictures below:

Girl’s winter uniform

Boys and Girls winter with blazer

Sports Uniform

The uniform policy can be viewed and downloaded from the school website:


4: Can Drive for Anglicare Elizabeth Mission

students from the

Social Justice Committee are organising

a can drive to collect food

that can be donated to homeless people.

Anglicare Mission is just one of many

charities that work hard to help

less fortunate people. Homeless people

are at record numbers in Australia.

Families have been doing a

wonderful job with donations,

and it will be interesting to see

which class has been able

to bring in the most cans.

This project will finish on

Friday 22 June (next week),

and we will then organise the

delivery of all cans to Anglicare.

On behalf of the Social Justice Committee,

Anglicare and Playford College,

we thank you for your support.

5: Drop Off and Pick Up

School starts at 8.55am,

and students should be at school

ten minutes before that time,

to be ready when the bell goes.

The school day ends at 3.25pm

and supervision finishes at 3.45pm.

Parents should pick up their children

at the latest by 3.45pm.

If running late, please notify the front office.

6: Crazy Hair Day

Wednesday 20 June.

 A presentation from the

Cancer Foundation to students

next week will help to

inform students and

remove some of the fear about cancer.

A notice was sent home this week

inviting students to come

to school on that day with

either a colourful scarf or crazy hair –

and a gold coin donation,

which will be forwarded to the Cancer Foundation.

7: Next Newsletter will be Friday 22 June.

Fi aman Allah (swt)

Regards and du’as

Rainer Mayer


Around the School:

Year 4enjoying the library

PE with our new teacher Miss Harris

The Seniors had an expert come to

school and talk about rocks –

rock formation, the rock cycle and more!

Year 5 in the computer suite using Mathletics.

Anglicare can collection in Year 5/6.

Gum leaf art in Mr Hung’s class.