Colour Fun Run Last Minute News

Diary Note

Thursday 21 September

24 hours to go, are you ready to be coloured?

¨ What to wear: white t-shirt, comfy walking shoes, normal school pants, sun safe hat, sunscreen.

¨ don’t forget your drink bottle.

¨ there will be one drink station on the oval.

¨ school bags will be left outside Billabong during the Fun Run, please ensure they contain no valuables, or you can send recess/lunch in disposable containers and leave bag at home.

¨ you might want to send an extra snack to have prior to the Fun Run.

¨ students will return to their designated area outside Billabong, when they finish (approx 5:30pm). They need to be marked off the roll and collected by their parent/carer.

¨ arrive at school 10:15am for a 10:30am start.

¨ remember to get your sponsors, fundraising is the only way we can raise money to fund our PCW programmes.

¨ Assembly at 4pm, on COLA. All welcome.

¨ Sports Canteen open from 4pm for hot/cold drinks & snacks.

¨ Yiros ($7) & Sausages ($2.50) on sale from 5pm until sold out.

¨ families are welcome to bring their own picnic tea.

¨ Entertainment on the oval, come and join the celebrations!


Colour Fun Run Raffle Tickets


Colour Fun Run Raffle tickets are now available!

Our raffle is now ready to go with 6 prizes and a total prize value of over $1000! Prizes are on display in our Front Office.

75 books of 10 tickets, a total of 750 tickets. $2 each

1st & 2nd prizes…… Guys or Gals Hamper filled with lots of goodies and vouchers

3rd & 4th prizes…… Sports Hampers

5th prize……………. Mega Zone and Pizza Vouchers

6th Prize……………. Hamper

The raffle will be drawn at our Colour Fun Run on

Friday 22 September 2017 at 4:00 pm

As stated previously we won’t be sending books home to all families.

You can purchase an individual ticket for $2, buy a book of 10 for $20 or take a book home and sell tickets to your friends and family.

If you choose to take a book home, please ensure you sell all 10 tickets or bring the unsold tickets back by Wednesday 20 September, so we can sell them.

We would like to ‘sell out’, to cover costs of our Colour Fun Run celebration.

You can purchase from our Front Office or on Qkr! If you purchase on Qkr, your ticket/s will be sent home with your child.

Last day to buy: Friday 22 September 2017 by 11 am.





Colour Fun Run T-Shirt Orders & Food Responses

Don’t forget to order your Colour Fun Run T-shirts. Order are due Tuesday 29 August. They can be ordered on Qkr!

Can you please also remember to return the purple note giving an indication of the food you might buy for your family at the Fun Run Celebration?

You can also fill in the response eForm on Skoolbag.

Only 4 weeks to go now, sponsorship forms will be sent home next week.

Kickstart for Kids

Dear School Community,

We are very excited to announce our school is partnering with Kickstart for Kids to provide a breakfast club on Wednesday mornings starting Wednesday September 6 at 8:30am until 8:40am in the hall. Food provided by Kickstart for kids is free for all students of Reynella Primary School.


KickStart For Kids is a not for profit organisation that helps school children achieve positive educational and self esteem outcomes through breakfast, lunch and mentoring programs.

Parents (with necessary clearances) are welcome to volunteer with the breakfast club. Please contact Julie Mullins PCW 83811493 Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday.

Information regarding the Kickstart for kids program can be found on


Woolworths Earn & Learn


We are excited to be taking part in the 2017 Woolworths Earn & Learn program. This will be our 7th year participating and we’ve been able to purchase some great resources with the points we earned, thanks to you.

From now until September 19th 2017, you can collect stickers at Woolworths that go towards Earn & Learn points. For every $10 you spend at Woolworths (excluding the purchase of tobacco, liquor and gift cards), you will receive a sticker.

These stickers can then be given to your children to collect on a special sticker card. Each family has been sent a sticker sheet today and you can collect more from our Front Office. Once sheets are completed, they can simply bring it back here to school or you can drop them into your local Woolworths collection box. The more points we earn, the more we can redeem from a choice of over 10,000 educational resources including mathematics and English resources, art & crafts materials and much, much more!

We are grateful for your support and look forward to a successful program.

If you have any questions, speak to our Front Office staff.

Community Café

Today members of the Reynella community came together in the resource centre to talk about some of the latest ideas in education. It was great to connect with families over a cup of coffee and some nibbles to discuss our new direction as a school.

Michele presented on the purpose behind our ‘Mindsets for Learning’ and the ways in which we intend to foster a culture of resilience in our school. Matt talked about the educational benefits of classroom blogging.

Below is some of the feedback we had from families…

“Brilliant to feel the passion for our children’s futures regarding resilience.”

“Brilliant presentation! Others don’t know what they missed out on!”

“I loved learning about ‘the learning pit’. It was good to hear about how I can empower my child’s learning.”

“I now see the importance of the growth mindset and school blogs!”

“This session helped me feel more connected with the school’s direction and meaning.”

“Fantastic information provided, which gave us a great insight into where the school is headed and what they are focused on.”

“I found it very useful. Being from a generation of ‘fixed mindsets’. Using a ‘growth mindset’ is making us learn together using a new way.

“Very interesting and informative – I love the the growth mindset and resilience as I already use these strategies at home. I would be happy to come to more sessions.”

“I think it was very interesting. I would like to attend the next meeting. Hopefully we can get even more parents in 🙂 “

“It was great to hear more about the strategies in place in the classroom and relate them to home”

“Thanks! As a pre-service teacher and parent at the school I found it good to know more about the growth mindset

“I found the session useful as it explained the different thought patterns for kids and the direction the school and parents should aim for.”

Thanks again to everyone that attended!

Quiz Night News

It’s not too late to book a table for our Quiz Night. Friday June 23. We have some fantastic prizes and auction items ready for you.

Supervised Creche available – book with Skoolbag eForm

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS  Thank you to the many businesses and parents who have made donations towards our Quiz Night.

Oaks Plaza Pier Hotel Voucher ($275)

Footsteps Disco Voucher ($200)

Jewellery (RRP $190)

Wine (box of 6 mixed (RRP $150) – Pattriti Wines & DZ Australia

Flavour Stone Cookware (RRP $157.45) – Flinders Home Reynella

Photography Voucher ($120) – MSP

Wine and Pasta Hamper (RRP  $80) – Credit Union SA

Hokki Stool (RRP $70) – Mile End Furniture

Pandora Ring Set (RRP $50) – Allens Jewellers

Florist Voucher ($50) – Hilltop Blooms Florist and Gifts

Glasshouse Candle (RRP $45)

Succulent in Pot (RRP $40) – Fleurieu Gifts

Wine and Dinner Voucher (RRP $40) – Woodcroft Tavern

Clare’s Bloomers Gift Pack (RRP $30)

Full Body Spray Tan (RRP $25) – A Scent of Beauty

Cyber Bullying

The internet creates incredible opportunities for our children to learn, communicate and be entertained in the comfort of their homes. However, as we know, the World Wide Web can also present some risky situations for young people today and the consequences can be significant.

In recent years, cyber bullying has become an increasing problem, particularly for young people. The first step to addressing this issue is to understand it. Many resources on how to deal with cyber bullying in the home can be found at

ThinkUKnow is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Datacom and Microsoft Australia, and is delivered in collaboration with State and Territory police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia.

What is Cyber bullying?

Cyber bullying is the use of online communication to conduct repeated and deliberate harassment.

It can cause significant distress and have implications for children’s well-being and learning.

Unlike regular bullying, our constant desire and need to access the internet can sometimes make cyber bullying feel inescapable.

What can I do if my child is being cyber bullied?

Encourage your child to talk to you about conflict they may have experienced.

Help build resilience to deal with nasty one-off comments.

Report content to the site on which it occurred.

Keep evidence of bullying behaviour such as instant messenger conversations or online posts.

NOTE: Removing access to technology is not always the best solution. This may make your child feel further excluded from their peers and prevent your child from talking to you if future issues arise.

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Quiz Night – Friday 23 June


Don’t forget to book your table for our Quiz Night on Friday 23 June. It’s going to be a fun night with lot’s of prizes, games, quizzes, silent auction. Book a whole table for a discounted price.

Supervised Creche: We will have a crèche for a small fee. Bookings can be made using the flyer that went home with students or via the eForm on Skoolbag.

Can you help with Prizes? We’d like to have loads of prizes and auction items this year, so if your workplace is able to donate something we’d love to hear from you.  Maybe you have friends or family in a business, who would like to donate something. Please talk to Kaylene in the Front Office or email her at if you can help. She can provide an official letter of request if you need one.

See the attached flyer for more information or email Kaylene.

See you there!


Are sleepy students learning?

There has been a lot of discussion in the media lately about the overuse of devices by children and the effect it has not only on the quality of sleep but the adverse effect it has on learning. According to Think U Know: 60% of young people have trouble sleeping after using social media.

Here at school, we have noticed increasing rates of fatigue and lateness, possibly due to the uprise of digital technologies in homes. Missing just 10% of the school year can have significant implications for student learning. The beginning of the school day is an important time to settle in, organise our things and prepare our minds for a successful day.

The link below contains an article from the KidsMatter website. It outlines the implications of late-night screen time and lists some strategies to tackle the issue at home.

Screen Time and Sleep – KidsMatter

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