Centenary Recipe Book
A reminder to email your family favourites to Highgate.Centenary795@schools.sa.edu.au
Please use a WORD format.
Cut off is Term 3 week 5 (Fri 1/9/23) which will allow time for collation into an illustrated downloadable version.
Centenary Day – Friday 4/8/23
Our aim is to give the students an understanding of some of the ways that children would have experienced school 100 years ago and of course, to celebrate our 100th birthday.
A few things to note:
- Students, staff (and parents if they wish) are welcome to come dressed in 1920s clothing.
- Laptops to be left at home as students will be using traditional classroom materials
- All lessons will be focused on 1920s experiences.
- All staff to be addressed by title and last name during the day
- All students will receive a centenary hat on the day.
- There will be a canteen special.
Here is an outline for the day.
You will see that we will also hold our student discos on this day.
For those of you wondering, we will be having a Centenary theme for our end of year celebrations this year.
We hope that you can join us on this special day. If you happen to know any old scholars, please pass on the invitation to a tour and morning tea at 11:15am.
Visit from the Hon. Justin Hanson MLC
On Monday 19/6/23, we were visited by the Hon Justin Hanson MLC. Our tour guides Hallie and Hunter did an amazing job, telling him all about the learning programs that we offer, our recent renovations, our history and many other things. He was particularly impressed with our Hive as a support for student regulation, as well as the growing number of student initiatives such as Save Our Soles.
Room 19 Staffing Update
Chloe Bowman will be returning from leave next term, teaching Mon-Wed in room 19. Bethany Von Doussa will be joining our year 5/6 team, teaching the class on Thursday and Friday. Bethany has several years of experience at this year level and comes highly recommended. Mary Legoe has recently shared her news that she is expecting baby number 2 and will remain on leave.
We will therefore be ‘farewelling’ Belinda at the end of the term, although we hope to see her back with us as a relief teacher.
Check out our school calendar for upcoming events and assemblies.
Reading Workshop for R-2 parents
We are hosting a workshop for R-2 parents with a focus on how we teach reading at Highgate and how you can support at home. This will be on Tuesday 27/6/23 5:15-6:15pm.
Please register your attendance using the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/WH0M84J5j8
Location will be advised to registered parents on Monday next week.
Centenary Cocktail Evening – almost sold out!
We are pleased to announce that we have almost reached maximum capacity for our celebratory event.
Thank you to everyone who has bought tickets or has donated a basket/auction/wine wall item. Although tickets are coming to an end, we still welcome donations, with all funds raised going towards our Music Garden.
Seeking Wine Donations
Hello Highgate families. We are seeking donations of bottles of wine to use on the Wine Wall at the Centenary Cocktail party. Wine Wall donations can be dropped off at the front office. We would appreciate donations to be made by end of term 2 (Fri 7th July at the latest). Many thanks for your generosity! P & F
Working Bee – Sat 24/6/23
Odd Socks Day – last day of term
For more info, see below.
What can you do at home to support your child’s learning in French?
|If you speak French…||If you don’t speak French…|
|Share your experience of learning another language with your child. Find communalities and differences in the experiences.||Adopt a friend / grand-parent in the neighbourhood who could read and speak with your child in French.|
French Homework Club
French homework club – Monday 26 June at 1.05pm in the Glassroom years 3 – 6. An opportunity for students to complete homework at school or ask for extra clarification.
Rallye de lecture
Is your child participating in the French Bilingual and Binational Program in years 2 – 6? If so, make sure they participate in our French version of the Premier’s Reading Challenge! A range of books is made available in students’ classrooms, and they may be able to complete the challenge at school.
Have you visited our website for some useful French resources? Visit French websites and Apps
Currently using French digital resources that are easy and engaging and would like to share with our community? Please let Genevieve know @ email@example.com
Celebrate the French national day in style!
Celebration Lunch @ Garçon Bleu 14 July 2023 https://www.sofiteladelaide.com.au/sofitel-occasions/bastille-day/
Involve the children in the celebration @ the Goodwood Institute 16 July 2023 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bastille-day-2023-tickets-648550310437
Have family time @ Adelaide Central Market 14 and 15 July 2023 https://adelaidecentralmarket.com.au/event/bastille-day-market-save-date/
Did you know that our Mission and Vision for the French Bilingual/Binational program is on our website, along with answers to FAQs. Visit our website, Main Menu, Learning and then French.
Highgate Snack Shack (Canteen) News
Can you help? The Snack Shack is looking for volunteers, especially for our special days. If you can help, please contact the front office.
Do you have ideas for our menu or special days? We would love to hear from you. Currently we have a special Sushi Day and Ice Cream day each term, but we are looking for other creative ideas for both our specials and our everyday menu. If you have ideas you would like to share, please complete this form.
Did you know we are now making our own pizza in the Snack Shack? We use “light” cheese and ham to make sure they fit with the Right Bite strategy.
Ice-Cream Day Term 2
Last day of term is ice-cream day. If you would like to order a special ice-cream for your child for the last day of term, please place your order on Qkr! by 10am Tuesday 4th July.
We are open for 2024 enrolments at all year levels, with some remaining spaces for this year. The department has relaxed restrictions around zoning and we are able to accept out-of-zone enrolments where capacity exists. If you have children at Kindy/Pre-school and intend to enrol them with us, please make sure that you have completed an EOI.
To celebrate our school’s birthday, we are gifting centenary hats to each student. You should have received an email asking for your child’s size so that we can order correctly. There will be a follow up email sent early next week – if you do not receive a follow up email, this means that we already have your order.
We have had an increase in students requiring a change of clothes recently. Although we do have an emergency supply in the Front Office we are running low on certain items. If your child has borrowed clothes to change into we ask that you please wash and return these items to the Front Office. Additionally, please check that your child has extra clothes packed in their school bag for any accidents that may occur during the school day, especially during the wet weather.
Boys Knockout Netball
On 14/6, the boys played knockout netball against Magill, St Michaels and Pulteney.
The boys were dominant winning all matches comfortably and progress to round 2 next term.
Highgate 28 vs St Michaels 14
Highgate 29 vs Magill 3
Highgate 32 vs Pulteney 11
Girls Knockout Soccer
On 16/6, the girls played knockout soccer against Burnside and Black Forest.
Drawing the first match against Burnside 1-1, meant Highgate needing to beat Black Forest 13-0 to progress to round 2.
Terrifically, we were able to win 16-0 and progress to the next round.
Team photo below.
Boys Knockout Soccer
The boys played the same day as the girls and beat Black Forest 5-0 in the first match.
Needing to win against Burnside to proceed to the 2nd round, the boys fell 0-2.
Team Photo below.
News from the Racetrack: Highgate ‘Hot Rod’ Triumph Again!
The Highgate Hot Rod, our very own Pedal Prix team, had a fantastic day at Victoria Park racetrack in their second race of the HPV Super Series season on Sunday 18th June.
The Highgate team had a challenging start with a flat tyre in the early minutes of the race meaning that at the end of the first hour they were sitting 30th out of the 31 other primary school teams in their division.
Further information about our other extra-curricular activities is available: Visit our website, Main Menu, Learning and then Extracurricular.
External providers are external business’ who run programs/clinics/lessons for students at Highgate School.
If you wish your child(ren) to be a part of any of the below programs, please contact them directly.
MissFit Movement – Dance
Please direct any questions to Sara Pettet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0410 836 368.
Christmas Pageant Mini Float Competition
Children aged 9 and over, and their parents are invited to a free screening of Embrace Kids during the July School Holidays (Monday 10th July and Friday 21st July).
This is a free event, where attendees will be invited to complete a brief questionnaire before and after the film as part of a Flinders University research initiative to evaluate the impact of the film. Participation in this research is voluntary.
Please visit our website at Highgate School for calendar dates and further information about our school.
Our Front Office team are always happy to help with questions and can be contacted on 08 82719622.