23 March 2018
1: From the Principal –
the first Parents Committee meeting
for 2018 was held this week.
There was a good turn out
and some good conversations
were had. The Parents Committee
is open to all families of Playford College –
the committee has 2 main purposes.
The first of these is to create events
for the school that help bring the
Playford College community together.
The second is to create events that
help to raise money for the school.
The committee is encouraged to
raise money and to save it for
special projects that the Parents Committee
would like to see happen,
in consultation with the Principal.
While there are elected members of the committee,
ALL Playford College parents and relatives
are encouraged and invited to support this group.
Several events have already
been identified, and
planning is underway.
I have created a new section in
Schoolstream called Parents Committee.
The minutes from the meeting
will be posted here,
along with other information that
the Committee would like to
inform school families about.
2: Parent – Teacher Interviews
– these interviews will be held on
4 and 5 April and are compulsory
– it is very important that
parents and teachers get together
to discuss the progress of their children.
Interviews are set to be
15 minutes long,
and notices will be sent home
indicating your interview times.
3: CORRECTION to Assembly
– Week 10 Assembly was incorrectly
attributed to Year 1.
This is incorrect.
Please note that Week 10 assembly
will feature Reception classes.
Parents are welcome to join us
at assembly time – held
in the assembly hall on Fridays,
usually at 2.50pm.
Please note –
no photos or videos – thank you.
4: Swimming –
swimming lessons will happen in Week 11.
Playford College has exclusive use of the pool
– see picture. The pool has blinds
that roll down and make it a very private pool
and only Playford College students and teaching staff
– school and pool –
will be there to supervise
and keep the children safe.
Reception to Year 2 children
will go together in the morning.
The next session will be
the boys from Year 3 to 8,
and the girls from Years 3 to 8
will use the pool in the afternoon sessions.
5: Data Collection
– it is very important that
the school can collect
up to date information
about its students and their families,
so that we can better serve our community.
Some of this information is required
by educational authorities,
such as the occupation and education levels of parents.
I can assure the privacy
of this information is maintained,
and the authorities seeking this information
are interested only in understanding
the what, not the who.
Playford College staff will be seeking
to gather this information to
ensure that its data collection is
complete and up to date.
They may contact families asking for this information.
6: School Closures
– please note Playford College will
be closed on the following days:
Friday 30 March – Good Friday public holiday
Monday 2 April – Easter Monday public holiday
Last day of school
– Friday 13 April –
normal finish time of 3.25pm
7: Enrolments – 2018 and 2019 –
It is possible to start at Playford College
during the year-
for example, at the start of Term 2
or Term 3. There are spaces
in most classes for children
to start in Term 2 of this year.
Families thinking about
next year should contact the school
to make sure they will
secure a position for their children in 2019.
8: Coles Sports for Schools Vouchers
– thank you for your support.
Our PE teacher, Mr Jackson,
has informed us that he has
sent in 4 large bags of vouchers already.
The program closes in 2 weeks,
so if you have any vouchers
please hand them in before
the end of the term.
9: Harmony Day
– almost 40 parents joined us
as the whole school celebrated harmony Day.
All classes made presentations and
the overwhelming theme was one of
peace, acceptance, and understanding –
Many thanks to the Harmony Day committee
– it was a great day,
and hopefully a reminder of what
we should aim for, each and every day.
10: Around the School
– Students have been attending a lot of excursions
– Year 6 went to the Maritime Museum,
Year 2 to the Adelaide Oval,
Year 1 to the Adelaide Fire Station
and we even had the police in
to show our younger students
the sort of things our police men and women do.
11: Next Newsletter
will be Thursday 29 March
– Friday is a public holiday
and the school will be closed.
Fi aman Allah (swt)
Regards and du’as
Around the School:
The Harmony tree;
We come from 20 different countries;
acknowledging ANZAC Day;
lots of excursions including
a visit to Port Adelaide and the Maritime Museum;
the police visit Playford College
and we visit Adelaide Fire Station.