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As we come to the end of an extremely successful year in our class, it has been a time reflect on the year that we have had. The students have been looking at their heritage and discussing what makes us all different. We have also been learning about diversity and that its ok to have […]
In Year 3/4 HD we have been learning lots of wonderful things! -In Mathematics we have been exploring different ways of representing Australian Money and problem solving with money. We have been looking at symmetry in the environment and investigation using maps and positional language. -In English we have been exploring poetry, focusing on onomatopoeia, […]
Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of Nativity School, It’s hard to believe we are so close to the end of the school year! The Christmas decorations are starting to appear in classrooms and there is a sense of anticipation for Christmas. Congratulations to our Podcasters in Year 3 and 4 who were successful in […]
Families requiring OSHC during the Christmas school holidays please note the Vacation Care forms will be available from Campus OSHC on Monday, December 4. The OSHC Christmas Disco party will be on Thursday, December 7. The Christmas Disco is for any children who have attended OSHC through the year,
Congratulations to Nativity Students Lily, Emily, Alia, Sonny, Eli, Callum, Thomas and Xavier who were nominated for the Arch D Podcasting Awards this Year. Our students were in the top 10% of 1000 students in 31 Catholic schools across SA who participated this year. Outstanding effort! Special congratulations to the winners of the Podcast Art […]
Today the SLT were honoured to present Mr Garry Nash from St Vincent de Paul’s with the Nativity Christmas Appeal donations. We would like to thank our community for their generous donations which will bring the sprit of joy and giving to vulnerable families in our local area. Thank you Nativity!
Dear Nativity Community PAT assessment As a school, we use a number of assessments to determine achievement and growth from year to year. One of these is our PAT testing. PAT – which stands for Progressive Achievement Tests occur for all students in Reception-6 each year. They are similar in nature to NAPLAN testing (they […]
Dear Families End of Year Thanksgiving Mass Just a gentle reminder that this will take place on Tuesday 5 December at 6.30pm. Students are expected to attend, and we hope all families will join us to give thanks for a productive year. We will also farewell our Year 6 students. Families will be notified by […]
We gathered as a school today to present students with their certificates and medals for participating in the 2023 Premiers Reading Challenge. Students who participated in the challenge for their first year received a Certificate, while other students were presented with either a Bronze, Silver, Gold, Champion, Legend or Hall of Fame Medal. We congratulate […]
The Year 1/2Drum class have been using the Beebots to help us learn about Location as well as Coding. We learnt how to give directions, use grid references and code a Beebot. Here is what some of our class had to say: I learnt that you have to press Go after you put in the […]
Wednesday, 8 November saw 56 students graduate from Children’s University Australia. The ceremony held at the University of Adelaide’s Bonython Hall in front of family and friends. We are so proud of this years graduates who achieved over 7000 hours collectively. Student learning beyond the classroom included cooking, stamp collecting, junior naturalists, numerous sporting activities […]
Nativity Nest Playgroup 0-5 years is run by a trained teacher with a focus on learning, growing and connecting with one another. There is no cost to join us. Tuesday 9.00am-10.30am in the Bartram Building overlooking our nature play space. Please bring a drink and a snack for your child.
Reception King has had a busy start to Term 4. We have been learning about emergency situations, what we need to do in an emergency, and where we can get help from if we need it. We can tell our trusted adults, and we can call emergency services. We have made our own mobile phones […]
Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of Nativity School, This week we have had 41 students from year 3-6 represent Nativity in the SACPSSA Athletics Carnival. Congratulations Annabelle O for your first in the 800m and 1500m races, Jack T for coming first in the 200m race and Alex S for your first in shotput. […]
Our Year 3-6 athletes attended the SACPSSA Athletics carnival today, held at the South Australian Athletics Stadium. Our students competed in their events to the best of their ability and displayed great sportsmanship. Congratulations to all our students for taking part in their events today. We want to acknowledge the following students who won a […]
Nativity 5/6s had an extremely memorable experience for their 2023 school camp, venturing to Dzintari Campsite in Yankalilla. The setting for three day, two-night camp was idyllic, with amazing views over the nearby coastline. Students were treated to a variety of outdoor and aquatics activities. Some highlights included kayaking in the Myponga reservoir, snorkelling and […]
Recently our year 3/4 students went on camp to Woodhouse, which is located in the Adelaide hills near Mt. Lofty. The Year 3s stayed 2 days and 1 night, while the Year 4s stayed 3 days and 2 nights. The Year 3s slept overnight in dormitory accommodation, while the Year 4s spent the first night […]
Dear Nativity Community, Year 1 Phonics Screening Check We would like to congratulate our Year 1 students and their teachers for their results in the Phonics Screening Check. Every year students in Year 1 in Catholic Schools and Department for Education Schools take part in the Phonics Screening Check. The assessment provides details about how […]
We were all excited to return to school for the last term of 2023. In Maths, we have been investigating Mass (weight and measurement) using informal units to weigh items around the classroom. We have been hefting and estimating how much we can hold and considering that size doesn’t equal a heavier weight! In English, […]
Dear Families, Term 4 is shaping up to be just as busy as all the other terms! I don’t know why we think it will be different. Sacrament Program This commences next Monday at 3.30 – 4.15pm in the church. There will be a creche for siblings in the transportable. If you have not yet […]
Welcome back to a busy Term 4 in 5/6 HP. We have just started our mathematics unit on probability where we have explored language that describes the chance of something happening and assigned probabilities using common fractions, decimals and percentages. In English, we have been learning about black out poetry and creating our own pieces […]
Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of Nativity School, Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback we have had on our recent Grandparents Day, we are so glad you enjoyed it. It’s hard to believe term 4 has arrived! No doubt time will fly by quickly with a number of events on the calendar […]
Photos of our Hosts and Prayer and Photos and video of our Finales.
Photos and video of the adverts presented at our Grandparents & Special Friends Day performance.
Please find below photos and the video of Year 5/6 H’s performance of Original Humans from our Grandparents and Special Friends Day performance.
Please find below photos and the video of Year 1/2 DM’s performance of Alien Dance from our Grandparents and Special Friends Day performance.
Please find below photos and the video of Year 1/2 H-W’s performance of Rock Around the Clock from our Grandparents and Special Friends Day performance.
Please find below photos and the video of Reception KRs performance of Everybody Dance Now from our Grandparents and Special Friends Day performance.
Please find below photos and the video of Year 5/6 HP’s performance of This is Africa from our Grandparents and Special Friends Day performance.
Please find below photos and the video of Year 3/4 B’s performance of Acient Egyptians from our Grandparents and Special Friends Day performance.
Please find below photos and the video of Year 3/4 HD’s performance of I’m a Believer 70s from our Grandparents and Special Friends Day performance.
Please find below photos and the video of Year 3/4 BD’s performance of Star Trek from our Grandparents and Special Friends Day performance.
School of the Nativity is proud to present our annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day performances, recorded on Friday, 29th September. Two performances took place on Friday to an audience of around 470 people. Our students worked exceptionally hard throughout Term 3 to learn lines, songs and choreography. We are grateful for the significant efforts […]
On Tuesday our Nativity Choir students attended our final rehearsal, followed by an evening performance, at Festival Theatre. Our students were blown away by the experience of being on stage with a few hundred students from Catholic primary schools across our state, along with support acts, bands, a string ensemble and choirs from Catholic secondary […]
Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of Nativity School, Love is the greatest gift one generation can leave for another. Richard Garnett Grandparents Day this Friday is an opportunity for our students to show love and appreciation for all their grandparents and special friends do to support their grandchildren and families. Our Grandparents: Are a […]
Dear Nativity Community Nativity Stars During the time that the Nativity Stars students spend at Nativity, they learn about our school, school routines, visit other classes, engage in learning activities, explore and make friends. The welcome that our existing students show to our transition students is one example of the caring community that we have […]
On Friday 15 September, the year 5/6 KO basketball team attended the final round of SAPSASA KO basketball at Lightsview. The boys played 5 games, winning 2 of them, and trying their best in close losses, for the other 3. The day finished with a loss in a 3rd place final. Well done to the […]
Dear Families September is a busy month for us as it is the Christian Church’s ‘Season of Creation’, Catholic Charities month and the build-up to Grandparents and Special Friends Day. Catholic Charities Appeal This was founded in 1941 by Archbishop Beovich to help people in our community. Originally the Appeal was established to support the […]
Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of Nativity School We are excited to share our Grandparents Day performance Back to the Future with you all on Friday 29th September. There is a buzz of excitement in the air as rehearsals get underway. This year will also see the return of the lunch between the two […]
Dear Nativity Community Children’s Book Week Last week, you could have been mistaken that our school had many characters from books visit us. When we looked closely, we could see that our students and staff had gone to a lot of trouble to become book characters. The list of characters was endless: Cat in the […]
Dear Families Grandparents Day As part of Grandparents Day, we have prayer. This year, we would like to show photos of students with their grandparents or photos of grandparents and special friends as the prayer. Could families please send in photos electronically if possible, to firstname.lastname@example.org or send the photos in a named envelope via […]
We have made a wonderful start to playgroup this term in our new space in the Bartram building. The children love using the art room and playground! This term we welcomed a very special egg to Playgroup. Our ‘Golden Speckled Egg’ is part of a SPiCE playgroup initiative to encourage children to read, sing, talk, […]
This term has been extremely busy in 3/4B! In English we have been reading our next Roald Dahl Book – The BFG. Trying to find a book that nobody had read or seen the movie has been a challenge. The class are loving hearing all the disgusting things the Giants do! Did you know that […]
Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of Nativity School, Firstly, congratulations to the students who recently competed in the Catholic Schools Cross Country event. It was a great achievement that everyone completed the two-kilometre course. Special congratulations to Annabel, Anthony, Flynn, Jack and Quinn who made it to the top ten in their races. Congratulations […]
On Friday, August 11th our Year 5/6 SAPSASA KO basketball team headed down to Morphett Vale Basketball Stadium to compete in the first round of the competition. Wow! What a day! The boys played some fantastic basketball and deserve to be proud of their efforts. The team displayed excellent comradery and determination in each of […]
On Thursday the 10th of August a group of 45 Nativity Students from Years 3-6 competed in the Catholic Schools Cross Country races. This was held in the Adelaide Parklands against 66 other Catholic Schools. Every student that came gave it their all. With every Nativity student completing the difficult 2km course. The students were […]
Dear Nativity Community Children’s Book Week Our countdown to 2023 Book week is on! Teachers are preparing activities for students to engage in during Book Week so that our students see and hear about the short-listed books for this year. Has your child decided on the Book Week costume? This years’ theme for the CBCA […]
This week our 5/6s were given the privilege of attending a cohort retreat at the Aberfoyle Park Community Centre and explore the meaning of the very phrase written on the back of the year 6 senior jumpers, “Raising our Voices for Change.” Students participated in four engaging activities relating to mediation, reflection, team building and […]
Last night students from across the Campus shared their talents at the annual Campus Has Talent. It was great to see so many Nativity students represented on the night. Well done to Sienna and Sophie (singing), Connor M(Piano), Isabella, Jack, Connor D and Ruby (Drama) and Summer (Dance). Congratulations to everyone for their efforts, and […]
In Mathematics we have been exploring measurement. We have explored measuring litres and millilitres with water (and trying not to get too wet in the process!), perimeter and area. In English, we have finished writing our narrative texts and now are about to begin looking at Information texts, with a focus on famous people. In […]
The Receptions started to code this morning with the help of their Year 3/4 buddies. The Receptions learnt to control a robot called Sammy using coding cards that they had to sequence correctly for Sammy to complete a set task. It was a great learning experience for our Receptions testing out their problem-solving skills and […]
We have had a busy start to Term 3, and our focus has turned to the outside, in hope of better weather. Our Religious Education topic this term is ‘Caring for our Common Home’ and 1/2W have been making sure that the area around our classroom and the playground is free from litter. Students are […]
Dear Families Archdiocese of Adelaide Recently Archbishop Pat O’Regan presented the newly constructed Vision and Mission statements for the archdiocese. This was one of the recommendations from the 2021 Diocesan Assembly. Vision Statement The Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide strives to be a welcoming, Christ-centred community of believers, serving others. As missionary disciples, we are committed […]
Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of Nativity School, A very warm welcome to our new Reception students, Nora, John, Zac and Marni. Also, to Abbygale who is starting tomorrow in Year 3B. We look forward to sharing your learning journey with you and having you as part of our community. Our students and teachers […]
We were very excited to open the Bartram building for learning this morning. If you haven’t yet had a chance to see all the changes, you are still very welcome to walk through the building before or after school. Our sincere thanks and gratitude to: Michael and Rua @ Brown Falconer Architects Alan and Gill […]
Welcome to Term 3! We are very excited to be moving to our newly renovated room for Playgroup. Nativity Nest sessions will be now held in the Bartram building at School of the Nativity. Please enter via the gates at the bottom of the staff car park and then follow the path alongside the playground […]
Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of Nativity School, Last Wednesday we attended a Campus Smoking Ceremony with Uncle Corey Turner to begin our Naidoc Week Celebrations. The theme of NAIDOC week this year is: For Our Elders. During NAIDOC week we celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]
Dear Nativity Community, Reports As we approach the end of the semester, students have been completing units of learning in all curriculum areas. Teachers have finalised student assessments for Semester 1 which has allowed them to produce student reports which will come home next week. This year our Student Achievement Reports will look different to […]
Uncle Corey Turner, a Kaurna Elder welcomed us to country and celebrated our Campus Smoking Ceremony for our Naidoc Week celebrations. Students read: (Jenae from Nativity) Where there is fire there is smokeWhere there is smoke there is cleansingWhere there is cleansing there is healingWhere there is healing there is togetherness
Please join us tomorrow for playgroup. Our theme this week is ‘Things that Move.’ Playgroup is held every Tuesday morning from 9:00-10:30am in the room next to the Nativity Church. No cost. Please bring a snack for your child to eat during story time. All children 0-5 years are welcome. We look forward to seeing […]
Dear Families With all the rain that we have had this week, it is hard to believe that we had months of drought in years gone by. Do you remember the no watering of lawns, washing cars using only a bucket of water and the brown grass surrounding Adelaide? We have certainly had our fair […]
Our Reception students have had a very busy Term learning about weather and seasons and investigating minibeasts (small animals). We have had lots of wonder questions such as: Why does thunder and lightening happen? (Hunter and Scarlett) What are clouds made from? (Thomas) How big is the sun? (Sonny) If the world is round and […]
Nativity Nest Playgroup When the winter sun has been shining, the playgroup children have loved playing in the beautiful Nativity playground and sandpit. Join us tomorrow for some counting and number themed fun! Playgroup runs every Tuesday during the school term from 9-10:30am in the room next to the Church. All children aged 0-5 years […]
Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of Nativity School, Term 2 certainly continues to be eventful! We have welcomed 4 new students for transition visits this term: Marni, Nora, Jonathan and Zachary and look forward to them beginning their school journey in Reception next term. Last Friday the Year 3 and 4 classes went to […]
The Year 1/2 Drum class have been exploring different types of text. We learnt that jokes and riddles are set out in a different way than if we were writing a story. As we LOVE a good joke, we decided to make our own joke book. We wrote them. Mrs Drum typed them and then […]
Dear Nativity Community The Writing Revolution Last week, we continued our work with literacy consultant Elena Lanzilli. Elena shared her knowledge of The Writing Revolution with staff and students. She led lessons in the 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6 classes. Teachers were released to observe Elena lead a Writing Revolution session and then spend time planning […]
Please join us tomorrow morning for some winter themed activities. All children from ages 0-5 years old are welcome. Free to attend. 9:00-10:30am in the room next to the Church. Bring a morning snack for your child to eat during story time. We hope to see you there.
Term 2 is off to a busy start in year 5/6H with students investigating the importance of money, budgeting and saving money as they have been shocked to to learn how much it costs to be an adult! Students have also been exploring the impacts of global warming on our Earth, learning from Sir David […]
Dear Families School of the Nativity acknowledges the Kaurna people, the Traditional Owners who have walked upon and cared for this land for thousands of years. We acknowledge the continued deep spiritual attachment and relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to this country and commit ourselves to the ongoing journey of Reconciliation. May […]
Congratulations to all the students that performed at the Campus Instrumental Music Night. It was great to see so many Nativity students represented on the night. Sophia, Callum, Aidan, Jasmine, Lauryn, Sophie, Alanah, Isabella, Izzy, Sakura, Indi, Charlotte, Kyra and Sienna, you all did yourselves proud on the night. Our Music captains, Isabella and Alanah, […]
We were very lucky today to have Majeda Beatty share her Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture with us today. She demonstrated various instruments and invited some students to use them. She taught groups of students a dance and explained the cultural importance of each one. Majeda also taught us the significance of using ochre […]
We have been having lots of fun at the Nativity Nest Playgroup. Last week we read ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and made some caterpillars of our own to feed. We loved playing with insects in spaghetti, making animal homes with blocks and being creative with playdough. We also introduced our ‘Plaint Playgroups Read’ box, which […]
Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of Nativity School, Congratulations to all the students who capably represented Nativity at the Cross Country last week. We had 25 students participate. Special congratulations to Annabelle, who came 4th in her age group and now qualifies for SAPSASA. Also, to Anthony and Matt who were extremely close to […]
On Tuesday our Sustainability Leaders participated in our first Youth Environmental Leaders Program (YELP) workshop at Belair National Park. We collaboratively designed a plan for our school sustainability project for 2023. We met environmental leaders from other primary schools in our area and heard about their ideas and projects. The highlight of our day was […]
We have become obsessed with the weather in 1/2W! Every day we check the radar and make a record of the temperature and the UV rate, predict rain or sun. Hass has been integrated with Mathematics and Science – we are collecting data, making predictions, reading graphs and measuring rainfall. Science has taken us outside […]
Dear Nativity Community Learning Conversations I hope you have enjoyed the opportunity visiting your child’s classroom and having a conversation with your child and their teacher last week. These valuable conversations provide parents with an insight to your children’s learning and social development at school. Supporting students We provide a variety of intervention programs which […]
We have hit the ground running this term and have been very busy in Year 3/4HD. We have started our new class novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, begun learning about narrative writing and have been exploring multiplication with two- and three-digit numbers! We have also begun making our podcasts and are very excited to […]
Dear Families Confirmation and Holy Communion We have twelve students who are preparing to receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion. I invite you to pray for Alexander, Aria, Casey, Charlotte Bl, Chloe, Grace, Hunter, Jonah, Marley, Ollie J, Tilly and Toby. Fr Edward Welling It is with great sadness that I inform you […]
Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of Nativity School, Welcome back to term 2! We have a lot to look forward to this term beginning with Learning Conversations and the Mother’s Day Breakfast and Stall next week. On Mother’s Day we recognize two important figures: our own mother, and Mary, Mother of God. St Theresa […]
Dear Families This week staff worked in teams to design their Religious Education units for Term 2. Students have some interesting learning to discover, including ecological choices that we make, indigenous spirituality, God’s offer of forgiveness and how we experience this in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The Early Years are learning about celebrations in our […]
Learning Conversations are a time for you to meet and get to know your child’s teacher and continue to build a strong relationship between your home and your child’s school. They are an opportunity to share information about your child’s progress, interests and needs. They also help the teacher understand more about your child. By […]
Today, our Year 3/4 classes presented the events of Holy Thursday. The Year 3/4 BD class re-enacted “Washing of the feet”, Year 3/4 HD re-enacting the “The Last Supper”, and Year 3/4 B re-enacting “The Garden of Gethsemane”. All the students did an amazing job of conveying what Jesus experienced. Please find below photos from […]
On Friday, 31st of March, our year 6 leaders ventured into Adelaide’s CBD to partake in the highly anticipated Amazing Race. Leading the four teams were Mr Baldock, reigning champion Mr Horton, and first-timers Mrs Paparella and Mrs Marker (replacing Miss Symonds). All students showed great determination and persistence over the 5km course, cheering each […]
Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of Nativity School, Last week we had students represent Nativity in the SAPSASA Athletics Carnival and the SACPSSA Swimming Carnival. Well done to all students who capably represented our school, we are proud of all your efforts. In Athletics special congratulations to Baron for his 1st place in both […]
3/4B have had a very busy and exciting term! We have been reading our class novel “Matilda” and creating book projects about what we have read. We have also had a focus on persuasive writing this term. Congratulations to Flynn Jansen and Alia Fisher, who will be our SLT Representatives this Semester also. We have […]