Announcing our Year 6 Award Winners for 2023
Many congratulations to the following students:
Students of the Year – Antra and Hannah L
Highgate Spirit Awards – Michael M, Harlyn, Rayaan, Sophie W, Freya, Hunter
Performing Arts – Emma G and Hallie
Sports – Hugh K and India
Innovation – Isaac and Manyok
Bilingual Excellence – Eliza and Monty
2023 Perpetual Sports Awards
Softball – Amelia
Cricket – Billy
Sports Day Results
Congratulations to Patpa on winning both the Sports Day Shield and the Spirit Cup.
Spirit Cup runners up
Wangka – 2nd
Marri – 3rd
Kauwanta – 4th
Shield runners up
Wangka – 2nd
Kauwanta – 3rd
Marri – 4th
Festival of Music Songbook Success
Congratulations to Antra on her winning design for the 2024 Festival Choir Songbook. Her artistic skills will be on show across all marketing, information and merchandise next year.
2023 Chinese Language Video Award recipients
Felix & Miles – Third Place in the R-2 Second Language Learners Group
Dylan, Edward Mc, Sam W – Second place in the 3-6 Second Language Learners Group
Freya F, Vicki L, Tianyu – Third place in the First Language Learners Group
Governing Council EOY Survey
Following on from the Education Departments’ Parent Survey last term, our GC Community & Communication Committee (CCC) is seeking some additional feedback around Communication. Please take a few moments to complete this short survey, which will remain open until the end of the holiday period.
M & S Polling Outcome
The M & S fee for 2024 has been set at $518, following a successful poll outcome. 206 respondents voted yes and 27 voted no.
This was agreed at the Governing Council meeting on 5/12/23.
Check out our school calendar for upcoming events and assemblies.
Welcome Back to 2024
Reception student visit – Thursday 25/1/24 – 3:30pm
Reception student playdate – Thursday 25/1/24 – 9:30-11am at Highgate School (see parent flyer provided at Transition in term 4).
Structured school days can keep kids healthy. How can we maintain it over school holidays?
During the school term kids get up around 7am, get into their uniforms make their way to school, eat food from their lunchboxes or canteens, play at recess and lunch, have PE lessons, sit in class, and then head home. Their day is highly structured.
However during school holidays, all this goes out the window. Research shows in the summer holidays, kids are getting less physical activity, more screentime, and eating more junk food and less fruit than they do during term time.
So what can families do?
Families could try getting their kids outdoors. Research shows kids are likely to be more active outdoors. Families may also try getting their kids to do something physically active before allowing them screentime – this could even be doing chores like mopping the floor.
Families could look at school holiday programs, such as sports and activity clubs, schools, museums and art galleries, disability groups, as well as the private sector which also offer summer camps.
Some ways to get everyone out of the house and moving could include the family enjoying a day out at the zoo, going climbing (tree climb) spending the day swimming and sliding at your local aquatic centre, or spending the time with the animals at Handorf’s Farm Barn.
Organising play dates and class catch up’s will help kids maintain connections with their peers and future class mates.
In order to maintain healthy eating habits, it could be beneficial to include kids in meal preparations so they have some agency over their health and wellbeing, it might even assist them to be more independent to make school lunches and snacks.
Most importantly the summer holidays are an opportunity to rest and recuperate and come back to school refreshed and ready to learn !!
Highgate School Band
Thank you to all families who supported our very own school band’s performance at the Guinguette organised by the Alliance Française d’Adélaide on Saturday 2 December. What a performance!
Well done Eliza and Monty!
Congratulations to the two recipients of this year bilingual awards generously sponsored by the Alliance Française d’Adélaide. Eliza and Monty were part of our first cohort of Bilingual Reception students in 2017 and they have made us all very proud.
Passez de bonnes vacances! – Have a good holiday!
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.
A big thankyou to all the Highgate parents who have volunteered to coach/manage a Highgate sports team in 2023.
Without coaches, the school would have no sports teams.
Sport Volunteers 2023
Cathy Simons & Jess Cook
Sam & Tania Nairn
Yasas Jayasundera & Henry Downer
Tim Martin & Sean Ryan
Sam & Tania Nairn
SA School Sport Knockout/ Carnivals
Anne-Marie Packer & Lucy Wallace
Michael and Manjiri Malandris
2023 Sports Review: Highgate School at Knockout Sports/ SAPSASA Carnivals/ Sports Carnivals
District Swimming – 4th Overall (3rd in large school’s division)
Beach Volleyball – Girls teams finished 2nd, 3rd & 7th out of 11 teams entered; Boys finished 3rd, 5th, 6th our of 12 teams entered.
District Athletics – 4th Overall
District Cross Country
Boys Cricket – 1st Round
Girls Cricket – 1st Round
Volleyball SA Primary Schools Carnival
Boys Netball – State Knockout Champions
Girls Netball – State Knockout finalists
Boys Soccer – 1st Round
Girls Soccer – 2nd Round
Crows Cup Winners
Primary School Table Tennis
Boys Tennis – State Knockout Finalists
Girls Tennis – State Knockout Finalists
Hot Shots Tennis Carnival
Boys AFL – 3rd Round
Girls AFL – 2nd Round
Boys Basketball – 1st Round
Girls Basketball – 1st Round
Congratulations to Students who made District Sport Teams
Swimming – Aidan Sanderson, Henriette Kellaway, Hugh Kellaway, Jack Freney, Louis Rice,
Softball – Hallie Malandris, India Watson, Sophie Walker
Cross Country – Henriette Kellaway, Sam Wells, Thei Legutko-Neretti, Constance Petrou, Hugh Kellaway, Jack Freney, Jimmy Guthrie
AFL – Hugh Kellaway, Hunter Wadewitz, Jack Freney, Poppy Ross, India Watson, Daisy Johnson, Surani Raymond, Kirra Dixon, Stella Griffiths
Netball – Hallie Malandris, India Watson, Amelia Packer
Hockey – Antra Docherty, Emmie Balzary, Hugo Ruchs, Jimmy Guthrie, Ethan Sellar
Soccer – Constance Petrou, Stella Griffiths
Athletics – Henriette Kellaway, Annie Dillon, Surani Raymond, Jack Freney, Austin Worthington, Hugh Kellaway
Cricket – Hugh Kellaway, Zander Stewart, Jack Freney, Daisy Johnson
Tennis – Hugh Kellaway, Hamish Shukla, Jacob Law, Pares Kosti
State Team Selections
Softball – Hallie Malandris
Cross Country – Henriette Kellaway
AFL – Hugh Kellaway
Hockey – Antra Docherty
Registration Numbers for After School Sports 2023
Summer Sports (T1 & T4)
Cricket – 4 teams – 47 players
Softball – 2 teams – 18 players
Winter Sports (T2 & T3)
AFL – no teams 2023
Netball – 6 teams – 53 players
Volleyball – 4 teams – 23 players
Basketball – 10 teams – 88 players
Soccer – 5 teams – 66 players
Hockey – no teams 2023
Summer Sports (T4 2023 & T1 2024)
Basketball – 12 teams – 88 players
Summer Netball – 3 teams – 29 players
Volleyball – 5 teams – 30 players
51 teams – 442 player registrations
Summer Sport Registrations are open for Cricket & Teeball/Softball.
Term 1 2024 & Term 4 2024 Summer sports registrations are open in Qkr for Cricket (Year 2-6) and Teeball/Softball (Year 2-6).
Two terms of school sport for $100. All school sport is open to all abilities and for both boys and girls. Teams are generally mixed.
Both seasons run oddly in that it is Term 1 & 4 of a school year.
Early registrations are appreciated and I am always looking for coaches.
Any questions, please direct to Ben.Beazley939@schools.sa.edu.au
External providers are external businesses who run programs/clinics/lessons for students at Highgate School. Other providers are included for your information, but parents should give due consideration to the programs as they are not endorsed by the school.
If you wish your child(ren) to be a part of any of the below programs, please contact them directly.
Children’s Art Classes
School of Languages
The School of languages is currently offering 2024 enrolments. Please see the flyer for more information.
Appleton Sports School Holiday Cricket Academy
MissFit Movement – Hip Hop Dance
Kelly Sports Term 1 2024
M: 0438801967 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holiday Swim is a Royal Life Saving Society South Australia initiative bringing affordable and educational swimming and water safety lessons to pools and inland waterway locations across Metro and Regional South Australia since the 1950’s. The aim of the program is to teach children critical life saving skills and basic swimming skills, to equip them with the knowledge to stay safe in, on and around the water.
The aim of keeping the program affordable, is to reach families and communities that might otherwise miss out on the opportunity to participate in swimming lessons, and as we approach the busy Summer months now is the time to equip them with the knowledge to save a life.
The program will be returning in December 2023 and January 2024 with the newly adapted Royal Life Saving Swim & Survive program.
Royal Life Saving also offer pathways into the aquatic industry with their ICONIC Bronze Awards. The Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross , Award of Merit and Distinction levels are designed for those wanting to further their knowledge and skill set, before moving into the aquatic industry as Lifeguards and Swim Teachers within the local communities.
Piano lessons – Chloe Grossman
If you are a boy or girl aged 6 to 18, come and try Scouts at the Fullarton Scout Group. We are currently recruiting in all age sections, and you and your family are invited to come to our hall at 1A Culross Ave, Myrtle Bank to have a look.
Our Joeys meet Wed at 6.15 to 7.15, Cubs Thurs 7.00 to 8.30, and Scouts Fri 7.00 to 9.00 during school terms.
It costs nothing to come and try, so give it a go!
For more details contact James Gardiner 0488507686 or email@example.com
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.
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