Friday October 27

Annesley News Issue 213

Principal’s News

Teachers are amazing!

I have never met a teacher who doesn’t have only the very best interests of children at their core of all they do. They are tireless, selfless, multi-tasking heroes, compassionate, talented and driven professionals. Their days are long and their tasks are many. The role of a teacher is vast and the complexities faced everyday in schools is ever growing.

An additional 44 Million Teachers are required to reach quality education for all from 2030 and yet, since 2015 the number of primary educators who have left the profession has doubled.  (Source: UNESCO)

Imagine a world with no teachers! The world faces an unprecedented global teacher shortage and Australia is no different. Our teachers deserve our respect, trust and support for the vital work they do each and every day to impact the hearts and minds of our future generations.

Happy World Teacher’s Day to our Annesley Teachers, Educators and Admin Team!

Oliphant Science Awards winners

Congratulations to our Oliphant Science Awards winners

On Friday 20th of October four capable young scientists were awarded prizes in this year’s Oliphant Science Awards. Congratulations to Audrey (Year 1), Remy (Year 1), Kira (Base 5) and Miroslava (Base 6). It was wonderful to see them rewarded for their efforts. They were all brilliant ambassadors for our school.  

The Oliphant Science Awards is an annual competition for South Australian school students that aims to support, encourage and celebrate science education within South Australian schools. There are ten different categories that can be entered. The Awards recognise the excellent work of students with prizes in each age group and category, along with Sponsor prizes for outstanding achievements. 

Audrey received 1st prize for both of her entries, one in Programming, Apps and Robotics (Bouncy balls) and one in Scientific Inquiry (Cooking up a storm). Remy received 1st prize for his entry in the Crystal Investigation category (Mr. Crystally). Kira was awarded 3rd prize for her Model (Mushroom Life Cycle). Miroslava received 2nd prize for her entry in the Scientific Inquiry category (The effect of music on ice crystals and water). Audrey was also awarded the Wine Australia Sponsor Prize R-2 for the most outstanding entry highlighting food chemistry. 

These students’ entries can be viewed in the Online project gallery on the Oliphant Science Awards website which highlights all prize winning and highly commended entries.


Oliphant Science Awards winners

Jump Rope for Heart success

We are thrilled to congratulate three exceptional Annesley students for their outstanding achievement in this year’s Jump Rope for Heart campaign. Anton, Elsie and Saskia have each raised over $500 to support heart health in our country. A further congratulations to Anton, who raised over $2,000! 

Their commitment to this cause not only reflects their compassion and willingness to make a difference, but it also showcases the tremendous support and encouragement they have received from their families, friends, and our school community. Great work Anton, Elsie and Saskia!  

Corinth House Breakfast

Thank you for all who joined us for the Corinth House Breakfast last Friday. The Corinth spirit was at an all-time high on that beautiful sunny morning and our dedicated House Captains represented us with pride.

Masterplan Building Update

Our students are enjoying using our brand-new Art Studio and French Room. Members of our Annesley Administration Team have moved into their new home in the historic Patchell Building. An extended, updated library is nearing completion, and a new construction zone is creating a custom-built brand-new Base 5, larger Science Lab and new Technologies Makerspace by Christmas!

Have you met our new friends?

We have four new chicken friends in our farm! Their names are Pearl, Oreo, Peanut and Twilight. They were hatched in the ELC as part of their learning in Term 3. Our much-loved elderly hens have retired to a farm near the Mt Barker summit. Many thanks to Amy (ELC Educator) who have looked after our chicks and helped re-home our older girls. Our chicken friends would welcome any fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchens of our families, please just avoid banana skins, citrus and onion scraps! They love greens, potato and carrot scraps, pumpkin and apples!

Bush Care Day

Hello Annesley Community, 

The Human Interdependence Project is completing its first year. This is a pilot extension program of Enterprise. As our action, one of our year five groups, the Tree Troop invites you to a Bush Care Day which is being held in cooperation with the friends of Glenthorne National Park. 

The event will be held on Sunday, November the 5th at 10am. 

Activities include weed removal, installing insect hotels, spreading mulch, and a tour of Adelaide’s newest National Park. The organised events will be no longer than 2 hours. There will be a sausage sizzle ($2), bake sale and an opportunity to use the adventure playground. Please bring your own gloves, hat, water and sunscreen. To help us with catering and planning, RSVP below if you will be attending. 

Thank you,
The Tree Troop
Harper Ritchie, Harry Langman, Juliette Roach, Audrey Manudhane, and Louis Belfrage.