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Annesley News Issue 218

Principal’s News

Last month, I attended the MLC/Annesley Old Scholars AGM. It reminded me that Annesley Junior School whilst 12 years old in its current form, is part of something much bigger, a rich history of educating South Australians for well over a century.  

A group of volunteers still continues to work at Annesley each week to record the history of 120+ years of MLC/Annesley and the previous history of the site since 1881, spanning 140+ years. A recent inspection of the collection commended the work accomplished.  

Kate Pulford, Consultant Archivist, was presented with examples of archived items including school uniforms, silverware, trophies, photographs, and documents. Kate noted the importance of the collection in relation to the history of private schools in South Australia and the sheer number of items that make the collection one of the most comprehensive she has seen of school memorabilia. It is considered to be one of the most significant historical collections in South Australia.  

Annesley Junior School students have often visited the MLC/Annesley Old Scholars volunteers and viewed parts of the collection when engaging in historical Units of Inquiry. Some pieces of memorabilia will soon again be displayed in the Patchell Building once we have completed our Stage 4 Masterplan. Our Year 6 students will have their learning spaces in this rich, historical building, reminding them of the rich history we are all a part of.  

I wish to thank retiring committee members Chris Lopez, Glenys Edwards and Jenny Jenkinson who have collectively given 100 years of committed and outstanding service. I also welcome Natalie Fuller (’74) as the new President of the Old Scholars Association and Leslie Henderson (‘74) as Secretary and I look forward to working with them into our future.

Jo 

Happy International Women's Day

“Inspire Inclusion” is this year’s theme for International Women’s Day. At Annesley, we’re dedicated to improving society by learning about issues of equality as well as recognising and celebrating the achievements of women.

We honour the diversity and strength that result from accepting each and every member of our dynamic, diverse Junior School community. When we work together, everyone feels empowered, has a purpose and a sense of belonging.

Winners are grinners at the SAPSASA Swimming Carnival

Amidst the vibrant splash of colourful swim caps and cheers of excited spectators, a group of six Annesley students gathered behind the starting blocks to compete in the SAPSASA District Swimming Carnival.

The students gave their all, resulting in numerous personal bests.

Huge excitement arose when Bronte Northcote delivered an exceptional 50m Freestyle performance, finishing first in her heat and clinching second place overall thus securing Annesley Junior School’s inaugural SAPSASA swimming ribbon. We are immensely proud of our students and the way our Annesley values shone through them.

Base 4 Camp, a Quest for adventure

Celebrity guest diner at Budding Lunch - South Aussie with Cosi

We had the privilege of hosting The South Aussie with Cosi production team at Budding Lunch last week. The Cosi team was at Annesley to capture the magic of our school lunch program. We were incredibly proud of all our students who participated, including those who were interviewed. Africola delivered another outstanding meal and the students enjoyed interacting with Cosi. We can't wait to see the segment in approximately 7 weeks.

Welcome on board Sallyanne

Sallyanne Probert
Personalised Learning Teacher

Sallyanne comes to Annesley with a broad range of teaching experience in SA, NSW and the UK. She is passionate about supporting all students learning needs and has completed a Master of Special and Inclusive Education through the University of Sydney.  Sallyanne enjoys bringing her special education experience and knowledge back into mainstream classrooms to ensure that students are given the best opportunity to achieve their personal goals by supporting teachers and families as well. At Annesley Sallyanne will work with small groups of students to support literacy intervention and highly-able maths and promote personalisation of learning across our primary school.

Year 2 Cubby Building Excursion

These incredible constructions are part of a provocation to a Year 2 Unit of Inquiry. The design of buildings and structures is dependent upon the environmental factors, human ingenuity and available materials. These capable young learners enjoyed a successful day of creativity at Belair National Park.

2024 Parent Class Representatives

We are grateful to thees parent volunteers for taking on this important role in our community this year.

Class/room  Parent Rep 
ELC Banksia  Jenna Yates  
ELC Banksia  Jess Besednjak  
ELC Eucalypt  Allie Skuse 
ELC Eucalypt  Jess Cronin 
ELC Grevillea  Tara Moore 
ELC Wattle  Laura Hodges 
Reception Penny & Jess  Shona Gelsthorpe 
Reception Penny & Jess  Amy Dodd 
Reception Gaby  Jessica Beazley 
Reception Gaby  Jenny Law 
Reception Gaby  Winnie Greenwell 
Reception Leanne  Jess Cronin 
Reception Leanne  Helene Neilson 
Year 1 Amy  Karah Hogarth 
Year 1 Laura  Ann Griffiths 
Year 1 Brad  Grace Nettle 
Year 1 Brad  Michael Murphy 
Year 2 Jodie & Steph  Chelsea Hicks 
Year 2 Jodie & Steph  Arielle Lopresti 
Year 2 Katie & Alana  Anna O’Brien 
Year 2 Thea & Steph  Amelia Cairney 
Base 3 Joe & Teresa  Rahul Anand  
Base 3 Millie  Andrew Munro 
Base 4 Matt  Amber Owen 
Base 4 Michelle  Amber Owen 
Base 5 Darren  Kaylee Thompson 
Base 5 Kim  Kylie Hyde 
Base 6 Christian  Kymberley Lawrence 
Base 6 Christian  Sally Plush 
Base 6 Christian  Kerryn Langman 

Grandparents and Special Friends Days 2024

We warmly welcome our Grandparents and special friends to join us on the following dates. These special event dates have been planned and integrated into the students learning experiences in each year level. Teaching staff will share more details as these events approach.

ELC:  Wednesday 12th June 

Reception: Wednesday 6th November 

Year 1: Friday 30 August 

Year 2: Thursday 8th August 

Year 3: Tuesday 11th June 

Year 4: Monday 19th August 

Year 5: Thursday 17th October 

Year 6: Tuesday 14th May 

Banksia News

A word from Year 2 Thea & Steph

Harmony Day at Annesley

We will be celebrating Harmony Day at Annesley on
Thursday March 21st 2024

March 21 is Australia’s Harmony Day, which celebrates the country’s cultural diversity.

Wear Orange

On Harmony Day, all students ELC-Year 6 are encouraged to wear something orange to school with their school uniform. Orange has been the Harmony Week colour since the first event was held in 1999, and symbolises our support for inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

Sharing and Celebrating our Cultures

At Annesley we believe that sharing our different cultures can help us to better understand each other and build trust and friendships. On harmony day we invite all students ELC-Year 6 to share something about their home and family cultures with their classmates.

Sharing is optional and can take many different forms. Here are some suggestions:

  • Dress in clothing from a home/family culture
  • Share a custom/tradition/story
  • Share a song or dance
  • Share words phrases from a home/family language
  • Bring in a traditional game to play

For Parents – Guest Coffees on sale in the Bouncing Bean!

During Harmony week (18th-22nd March) we will be making coffees using beans from a different part of the world each day.  All profits from the café during Harmony Week will go ­to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Upcoming Dates Term 1 

Tuesday 12th – Friday 15th March: Swimming Week 

Tuesday 12th – Friday 22nd March: NAPLAN 

Thursday 21st March: Harmony Day 

Friday 5th April: Primary Sports Day 

Monday 8th April: In School Poetry Recital Competition 

Monday 8th April: Reception Celebration of Learning 

Tuesday 9th April: ELC Sports Morning 

Friday 12th April: Last Day of Term 1 

Would you like to volunteer at Annesley?

Our website now has a volunteering page under the Community Tab that outlines clearly the process we require our family members to follow to volunteer at Annesley. This process meets legislative requirements in order to keep our children and volunteers safe at Annesley. See more here.

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