Dear parents and care givers,
Since our last newsletter Playford College students have been fortunate to experience strong learning and engaging activities during Science Week and Book Week. We are featuring many of those stories through photos and text this week.


Playford College is blessed to have a staff who go ‘the extra mile’ to create interesting learning activities and a wider community which is contributing so strongly to our children’s education. A big thanks to Chris Fitzgerald and Sharon Bristow for organizing Science Week and Kate Jones and Nathan Quadrio for organizing Book Week.

Thank you Mrs Bristow and Mr. Fitzgerald for organizing a funtastic Science Week

Thank you Mrs Bristow and Mr. Fitzgerald for organizing a funtastic Science Week

Thank you Mrs Jones for a colourful reading week!

During Book Week we were delighted to welcome:
-Andrea Michaels, Member of Parliament for Enfield
-Glenn Docherty, Mayor of Playford
-Akram Arifi, Playford Councillor
-Sergeant Debbie, South Australian Police
-Patrick from the Playford Council Mobile Library
-Playford College parents and friends who shared stories and read books in Farsi and Arabic: Rania Daou, Dalal Al-Harazi, Omaima Khadra, Farwa Azhdari, Aneeqa Batool
-Julie Riemann, Principal’s wife, Meagan, Adeline and Mazen
-Pauline from St Peters Lutheran
and others to read and share stories with our students.

Parent reading a book to the students

Mrs Makki and I were thrilled to observe our Middle School students read stories to our Primary School students and further create the sense of family and community at Playford College.

Blessings,


Racha Makki and Chris Riemann

“Book Week was an amazing experience with people coming from other schools to Playford College to read their favourite books to the students. The Upper Primary classes made masks to wear as part of a competition. The winners were announced later in the day. All the Middle School students read to the Junior Primary classes as part of the celebration.” Nazish Abbas 7F

“I loved reading to the kids because it was easy and fun and they would pay attention to the book.” – Ahmed Al Hashimi 9Q
“I enjoyed book week as we got to have fun making masks and reading books to the little ones” – Ali Raza 5 F
“I think book week was the most fun because everyone was in costumes.” – Sograh Hussaini 9Q

“I liked book week because I liked making the masks we were wearing, and because I got to dress up as a character.” – Wajiha Rezvani 9Q

“Book week was fun as we saw all the students dress up.” Abrar Jaber 6S
“I liked reading to primary cause they were good listeners.” – Jaafar Mayah 9Q
“The best about book week was we had visitors who read in different languages.” Hassanain Ali 6/7E

“We had fun testing out and making the learner landers and marsh holders, looking at the experiments and seeing how things react to other things.” – Ali Raza 5F

“I liked the challenges in the classroom which were fun. I enjoyed doing experiments in class.” Arezo M 5F
“Science week was interesting seeing all the experiments. The assembly was especially fun.” Abrar Jaber 6S
“I liked when we made the moon landers and the balloon cars.” Dua Zaidi
“We had fun testing out and making the learner landers and marsh holders, looking at the experiments and seeing how things react to other things.” – Ali Raza 5F
“I really liked science week because we did experiments with balloons, fruits and Mentos and cola.” – Murtaza Ahmadi 9Q

“Science Week was a busy week where we did many exciting and challenging activities. All the teachers prepared something amazing for the students to enjoy. Mr. Hung made a glow wall for the students to play
with and the upper classes went on an exciting adventure to discover who stole Mr. Riemann’s
diamonds.” By Nazish Abbas 7F
“Science week was my favourite because we get to be together as a school and witness teachers doing science stuff.” – Mostafa Mousavi 9Q

Playford College Book Week dress up day

Winners of the book week dress up day!

While our Foundation students loved dressing up day and all of them looked adorable, our Middle School students were showing off their designing skills with the masks they created

Staff at Playford College dressed up and the children had fun on the day seeing all the teachers and staff
“I liked the fact that the teachers dressed up and I liked that the middle school students read to the younger children and how people came to read in different languages.” Hadi Makki 7F

Middle School students parading their self-designed masks

Playford College Calendar
August
28 & 29th Fathers’ Day Stall
September
16th Illumination commemoration for Muharram & Ashura
10th Ashura day off
17th – 20th Canberra Trip for Yr7
27th Last day of term