The Porties Post

Latest news from Prort Noarlunga Primary. Our school newsletter is presented here as a live rolling blog.
Latest information, Class Stories, sports results, student achievements, and Principal Updates are all shared here.

Dance Curriculum whole school performance

On Wednesday 5 May 2021 Port Noalunga Primary students were involved in a whole school incursion by Dance Curriculum. During allocated morning lessons, students learned a dance routine together in groups with their year levels. Those...

A sporting chance at Porties

A sporting chance at Porties

So, what are all the opportunities to play sport at Port Noarlunga Primary School? Here is a rundown as to what is available and the structures in place for school based sports. The Department for Education supports sport through policy development, curriculum...

Principal’s Update – Term 2, Week 1, 2021

Principal’s Update – Term 2, Week 1, 2021

Welcome to Term 2 Dear all, Yesterday I spent some time in the yard at lunch time and walked away with pride and contentment after seeing the way the students were interacting with each other and the staff. There were students of all ages playing chasey across the...

Principal’s Update – Term 1, Week 11, 2021

Principal’s Update – Term 1, Week 11, 2021

Dear all, We have had a massive term here at Porties (again). There have been many positives across the team in all areas of academic, social, emotional, sports and creative pursuits. Our students are here to learn and we are here to make that happen. The ‘Porties...

Playing Board Games to Learn Social Skills

Playing Board Games to Learn Social Skills

Every Thursday afternoon the year 5/6 students from Mr Horsfall and Mr Letcher’s class spend a lesson playing board games in groups. A large array of board games are made available for students to choose from. These are mainly games that they have not come across...

Team Nicole — what’s been happening in room 17-1

Team Nicole — what’s been happening in room 17-1

In our classroom we have 22 students and a Koala named Milo. Each week Milo gets to go home with one of our lovely students. After the weekend, students then reflect what they did with Milo in his journal. Milo is well loved in our classroom and is always in the arms...

The Buddy Program

The Buddy Program

A classroom story by Kris Sander - Year 4/5 teacher Buddy programs are generally programs which involve older children being paired with younger children, for example children starting school and children in older years. However, similar year level students may also...

Principal’s Update – Week 6, Term 1, 2021

Principal’s Update – Week 6, Term 1, 2021

Dear all, This week has been a challenging one for our school community. Many of us are still reeling from the sad news we received on Monday morning. We have put structures and supports in place as a school to support each other and I will continue to seek ways to...

Aboriginal Education at Porties

Aboriginal Education at Porties

Hi, I’m Shona Thompson and I’ve been at Port Noarlunga Primary School as a classroom teacher since 2011. In 2019, I began working as our Aboriginal Education Teacher (AET) on Wednesdays and continued this in 2020.This year, I am the AET on Thursdays and Fridays and...

Setting up for a year in Team O

Setting up for a year in Team O

We are a team of twenty-four Year 1 and 2 students, one teacher, a crew of student support officers and one green dinosaur. You read right—we have the kindest little herbivore named Steggy! On day one Steggy was introduced to our team in a way that would allow others...

Principal’s Update – Week 1, Term 1, 2021

Principal’s Update – Week 1, Term 1, 2021

Welcome to the new school year at Port Noarlunga Primary. Our year has started on a positive note with students and staff keen to get into the learning. We welcome some new staff members this year and they have fitted into our team seamlessly. They are: Karen...