30th June 2023

Highgate Happenings 30/6/2023

Centenary News

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.

Hot off the Press………..

Centenary Jumpers

Centenary jumpers have arrived and will be handed out next week.

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Upcoming Events



School Calendar

Check out our school calendar for upcoming events and assemblies.
Highgate Calendar

Centenary Cocktail Evening – now sold out!

We look forward to a fabulous evening of Centenary celebrations.

Seeking Wine Donations

We are still 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

Odd Socks Day – last day of term

For more info, see below.


Student Agency in Action – Pedal Prix Fundraising

We will be selling good quality, second-hand books outside the canteen at recess and lunch time from Monday 3/7/23 until Thurs 14/9/23. The books are all donations and prices are between $2-$7.

All money raised will support our Pedal Prix team.

If you would like to support us, please send your child with some money to buy a book. Our little stall will be on the benches outside the Canteen.







Wellbeing Update










Learning at Highgate

We have lots of information about learning at Highgate on our website. Select the main menu button and then Learning. This section will include updates in future editions.

Did you know…

Written English language is made up of 26 letters, but these letters represent 44 different sounds.

At our R-2 Parent Reading Workshop on Tuesday night we talked about the importance of helping children to sound-out (decode) words when they are reading.  Many parents were surprised to hear that there are 44 different sounds in English. At Highgate we systematically teach students these letters and sounds so that they learn to blend the sounds together when they are reading.

If you are listening to your child read and they are having difficulty with a word, you might ask them to try “sounding it out”, using the most common sound that the letters make.



French Program News

French Homework Club

French homework club – Monday 3 July 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.

Volunteers needed

If you have completed your volunteer requirements and you have some time to come read with students in FRENCH, please contact Genevieve.  This could mean listening to students read in French or even sharing one of your favourites with a class.

A bit time poor, but would like to share a book?  Organise to video yourself reading and share with Genevieve.  Alternatively, come in at school for support with filming.


Bastille Day

Celebrate the French national day in style!

Celebration Lunch @ Garçon Bleu 14 July 2023 https://www.sofiteladelaide.com.au/sofitel-occasions/bastille-day/

Celebration Dinner @ A prayer for the wild at heart with French classics 14 and 15 July https://www.aprayerforthewildatheart.com.au/events-functions

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/

C’est si bon – Dinner and French variety show with Lou Blackwell 14 July 2023 https://thegov.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/7329bd10-7b95-44c6-b843-eb7d10bcb091?Event=167869

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.


Other News

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.

2024 Enrolments

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.

Centenary hats

Orders are now closed.


Spare Clothes

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.


Sport News


Girls Knockout Netball

On Tuesday 27/6, Highgate hosted Pulteney Grammar, Linden Park and Black Forest for Round 1 of the Girls Knockout Netball.

The girls competed hard and came away with the following results.

Highgate 36 – Linden Park 31

Highgate 40 – Black Forest 3

Highgate 27 – Pulteney 20 after being behind at half time.

This means they will be playing Fulham North and West Lakes Shore in the 2nd Round early next term.

Team photo below.

Week 10 sees Boys and Girls Round 2 Knockout AFL.

External Provider News

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.

Code Camp

Code Camp
We are excited to be back at Highgate School for Term 3!
Flyer – Code Camp After-School – Highgate SchoolThe booking link is HEREThe dates and timings for Term 3 sessions:Class Type: Coding (Years 2-6)Day: Fridays in the Science RoomDates: 4th August to 22nd SeptemberTimes: 3:30pm-4:45pmWe are looking forward to continuing the students’ tech journey with Code Camp!
All questions should be directed to afterschool@codecamp.com.au.

MissFit Movement – Dance

Please direct any questions to Sara Pettet at sara@missfitmovement.com.au or 0410 836 368.

Community News

Sturt Academy Flyer pdf

Sturt Academy Flyer


Christmas Pageant Mini Float Competition


Movie Screening

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.



Contact Us

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.