Good Shepherd Grapevine – 12 April 2018

by Apr 12, 2018Good Shepherd Grapevine

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Our Rattling – “Patchwork Quilt”

I think God is a quilter who, with needle and thread,
pieces our world from nothingness and gives it form instead.

I think we see God’s perfect stitches, textured everywhere:
in velvet moss, and grainy sand, in silky strands of hair.

I think God cuts the pattern from stuff we’d throw away,
and shows us how to use each scrap in God’s own redeeming way.

I think quilts paint the lessons God uses just to teach
that our pieces and our remnants have kaleidoscopic reach.

So, in the life we’re living, odd pieces everywhere,
let’s give them to the Quilter to work into a masterpiece with extra-loving care.

Author unknown.

As a staff we discussed how God, the Master Quilter, uses our differences and brings as all together to create something wonderful.  We each designed our own square. (See if you can guess which sqare belongs to which staff member!)

 Submitted by Mrs Anne Marschall, Principal.

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Prayer Corner

This week, staff and student’s pray for:


  • SECOMB: Chris, Victoria, Zac, Riley, Scarlet & Adelaide
  • SMITH: Randall, Hiedi & Fletcher


  • Kathryn Marschall – Learning Support


  • For our families to remain safe in the holidays, to receive the rest they need from daily routines of school and come back energised and ready for a dynamic Term 2.
  • Pray for our new Chaplain, Mrs Fiona Lloyde as she settles in to support you and your children.
  • Pray for Mrs Sarah Loveday as she moves into her role as Finance Officer.
  • We praise God for the wonderful work of Brian Cosh and we wish him well on his new journey of ‘Retirement’ and travelling on the dirt roads that he enjoys so much.


We love to celebrate your birthday & baptism:
In the coming fortnight:


15 Senspri Qualter
18 Emily Perryman
30 Ella Trenwith

2 Mackenzie Edwards


7 Olivia Harvey

6 Liam White
7 Tayla Dixon

Principals News

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your support of the recent Parent Teacher interviews. This was a very valuable time to share important information regarding your child’s progress and other relevant details as we work in partnership with you. Of course you are welcome at any time to talk with teachers in regards to any questions or concerns which you may have about your child. As a small school with small classes we are able to give that extra time and attention to students and parents and welcome the opportunity to do so whether that be via phone calls, diary notes, email, apps such as see-saw or even good old fashioned scheduled appointments! We value communication with you and care about achieving the best for your child.

The Facilities sub-committee met last week and discussed various ideas to engage more families with helping out at the school. The last working bee focused on EDEN and was very well attended on the Saturday (not so much on the Sunday). Whilst we were delighted with the Saturday turn out this is the exception rather than the rule. As you may be aware, we have tried many things over the years: half day working bees, whole day working bees, working bees assigned to class groups and working bees that extend over the week whereby a job is selected and accomplished at a time that suits. Of the various options the last is the one that has worked best. With that in mind the Facilities Sub-committee has decided to generate a list of odd jobs that can be done at any time by a volunteer with an hour or two to spare. This list will be available from the front office and parents (and anyone else with a heart for the school) can access the list and knock off a job. There will be more information about this coming home early next term, please look for it.

Last week Georgia Leggett, Tilly Barrett and William McCarthy travelled to Williamstown to represent Good Shepherd at the NRM Student Voice Summit. These grade 4 students were the youngest there as all the other representatives were from either year 6 or 7. Despite this our students confidently led a presentation on sustainability and afterwards were involved in a panel discussion. We were very proud of the way that they prepared for this event and conducted themselves on the day. All 3 students returned enthusiastically with new ideas to share. Thank you also to Mrs. Leggett for driving the students.

And finally, as we head into the end of term holidays, I hope you will have the opportunity over the next couple of weeks to spend some extra time together with your children for renewal, rest and relaxation.

Anne Marschall

IB PYP News – Action

Taking action is an integral conclusion to the learning that incorporates students making connections to what they have learned, applying a variety of real life skills, demonstrating an enduring understanding through concepts and reflecting on the attributes of the learner profile and attitudes.

Action is best grounded in the students’ own concrete experiences and it can be a small thing that arises from a genuine concern and commitment.  Action is not always witnessed by teachers, frequently after a Unit of Inquiry has been completed action takes place beyond the classroom.  The action that students take also looks very different at each year level.

We would love to hear from you if you witness your child taking action, particularly from a Unit of Inquiry and especially during the upcoming school holidays!

Action  Description Example
Direct Action Person to person or person to environment A student picks up rubbish even though he/she does not drop it
Indirect Action Person to community A group of students or a class raises money for an organisation
Advocacy Creating an awareness A student reminds their classmates to recycle paper in the classroom
Research for Action Learning in action / action in learning A student borrows a library book on his/her own to extend knowledge about something that was learnt or to pursue an inquiry on their own to share
If you have any questions about “action” and what it looks like please do not hesitate to contact me melissa.hooker@goodshepherd.sa.edu.au

Mel Hooker

PYP Coordinator

Student Awards & Results

Presented at Assembly on Monday 9th April

Foundation / Year 1 Class—Mrs Melissa Emmett

AVA McGORMAN – THINKER & INQUIRER – Awarded to Ava for using thinking skills to make good choices and solve problems. Also for being an inquirer by trying to learn and discover new things.


Year 2 / 3 Class—Mr Dan Hausler / Mrs J Wundersitz

LUKE SCANLON – COMMITMENT  – Luke is making a big effort to ensure that the work he is submitting is at his best standard. He is committed to producing good work.


Year 4 Class—Mrs Renae Ruediger

lEO ABDELMALEK – REFLECTIVE– Leo was reflective during health as he thought about how he approaches different challenges and reflected which ways are more effective for him to work through the problems.


Year 5 / 6 Class—Mr Simon Herrmann

JESSE BRANDON – THINKER – Jesse demonstrated excellent thinking ideas when working with Brayden on the UOI Stop Motion taks. They thought carefully about how to solve problems involving the characters in their story, and had clever ideas about how to use creative elements like sound effects, to enhance their work.


Year 6 / 7 Class—Mrs Mel Hooker / Mrs Mel Ryan

CHARLIZE CAMPBELL – Charlize Campbell strived to be an Inquirer during her current Unit of Inquiry on “change”.  Charlize developed skills for inquiry and research. She worked independently on tasks and demonstrated enthusiasm throughout her scientific investigations. 

SPORTS Snapshot

What a fantastic time we have had during P.E. lessons this term!

Each Wednesday we have been blessed with beautiful sunshine and the students have approached lessons with determination and enthusiasm.

We began the term with team building and cooperation games.  These were a big hit with the children who continue to hang out for a rainy day when we can play games like “Crazy Birds”, “Islands” and “Submarines”.  It was wonderful to see the students communicate positively and laugh together.

We then moved into athletics practice in preparation for the Good Shepherd Sports Day in week 6.  Students were involved in activities that helped them develop the skills to run faster and longer, throw further and jump higher and longer.  Our P.E. lessons with the Angaston Early Learning Centre children also focussed on this, and it was wonderful to see them join in at our sports day with the obstacle course race and loop relay.

Swimming lessons occurred for the Foundation to Year 4 students this term.  Students developed their swimming strokes as well as being involved in water survival and safety sessions.
The last part of the term has focussed on exploring International Baccalaureate Key Concepts in P.E. games.  As part of this students investigated how change can be implemented into games and considered whether the effect was positive or negative.  Students also came up with their own way to change games and reflected upon the result after trialling the changes.  Students looked at the key concept of responsibility by having different roles within a game such as Pacman (some were the ghosts, some were pac-people and others were doctors).  Discussions followed surrounding what happened if some of the group failed in their responsibility – what was the effect on the game?
SAPSASA Events & Knock Out Cricket
We are very fortunate that sport at Good Shepherd isn’t just exclusive to P.E. lessons.  This term we have had students represent us at SAPSASA swimming events (with Tristan Pearson a very good chance of being selected to represent the state), trying out for SAPSASA football and netball teams, nominating for horse gymkhanas and representing our school in knockout cricket.  I have been fortunate to coach our cricket teams which consists of students from Good Shepherd, Light Pass and Keyneton primary schools.  It has been wonderful to see how they mix and develop relationships that will assist them as they move into high school whilst they are playing a sport they enjoy.  Our girls team have made it through to the second round and will play St Mary Mackillop Primary school at Good Shepherd on Monday (9th April) and the boys have made it to the third round and will play Central Yorke at Arthurton on Wednesday (11th April).
The Barossa cross country event is held on the Wednesday of week two in term 2, so I have been encouraging students who are interested in this event to train as much as they can during the holidays.  We have and will continue to train at school, however the holiday break means that they will be required to show dedication and responsibility to ensure they perform at their peak on the day of the event.
To end, I just want to say a big thanks to all of the parents who have helped with sport events throughout the term.  Whether it be helping out at sports day, supervising children at SAPSASA events or helping score the cricket matches it is all greatly appreciated!
Thank you again, and happy holidays!

Knock Out Girls Cricket Results - Monday 9th April game

Good Shepherd / Light Pass Team verses St Mary Mackillop School, Wallaroo at the Good Shepherd oval. Good Shepherd/Light Pass tossed the coin and lost the toss and the other team elected to bat first. 

As a team who have only played once before and with some new players this time, we won, which was a great outcome, with a total score of 5 for 119. We fielded really well again and took four run-outs, one catch and one bowled out. Both teams gave away quite a few wides, but everyone had fun and participated well on such a hot, windy day. 

Eloise from Light Pass and I opened the batting and made a partnership of 37 runs. I retired, along with Emily from Light Pass and Jemima Lloyd. Our total runs were 55, with the additional score coming from wides. Our total score was 23 more than our recent game with Angaston Primary and we were so happy to win against Wallaroo, because we lost to them last year.

Our next game is in term 4 and if we win this next game, we will be in the finals.

Good Shepherd Girls Team: Joanna Linke, Hannah Noack, Jemima Lloyd, Charlize Campbell, Payton Trenwith and Georgia Raymond

Written by Joanna Linke

Knock Out Boys Cricket Results - Wednesday 11th April game

Good Shepherd/ Light Pass / Keyneton Team travelled to Arthurton on Wednesday to play Central Yorke in a quarter final of knockout cricket. It was a long drive and tough conditions with the heat and wind (particularly for our boys as we bowled second). They represented our school with passion and determination. I am very proud of every one of our boys and I hope they enjoyed the experience.

Unfortunately we went down by 2 runs and our dream is over for this year.
Please pat Zac, James, Tyson, Sam, Liam and Joel on the back when you see them next. I am truly very proud of them.

Also a huge thank you to all parents who come across today. You made us all feel valued and special…. and kept us hydrated and cool! A massive effort from u all!

NRM (Natural Resource Management) EDUCATION VOICE SUMMIT

Georgia, William and Tilly went to Williamstown on April 4th to represent our school at the Voice Summit and shared what we have been doing towards sustainability. They prepared a 7 minute presentation, guided the 5 schools in a get to know you game and were involved in a panel discussion.

Thank you to Mrs T Leggett for driving the group to Williamstown.


Good Shepherd received a grant through the Lutheran Laypeople’s League (LLL) to promote Lutheran Education Australia’s Earthcare Charter. The school is looking forward to using the $500 to buy native plants to plant in EDEN. Students have been researching suitable plants and finding out plant prices.

We would like to acknowledge the generosity of the LLL for providing this grant.

For more information about the LLL, please visit https://www.lll.org.au/

Renae Ruediger

Sustainability Key Teacher

Principal’s Morning Tea

The Principal’s Morning Tea is by special invitation. Each teacher nominates two students to be invited to a very special morning tea with the Principal, Mrs Anne Marschall in the staff room.

It affords an opportunity for every day ‘quiet achievers’ who may or may not ‘shine’ in traditionally recognised areas such as sports or academics, to be acknowledged for the important role that they play in this school. These students may be the ones who go out of their way to look out for others, quietly do the jobs that others ignore or push themselves to improve against their own personal best. The Principal’s Morning Tea is our way of saying, “We see you and we thank you”.

The Principal's Morning Tea held on 12 April

Foundation / Year 1 – Bella Harvey & Dylan Leggett

Year 2 & Year 3: – Calum Klose & Amy Gripton

Year 4: – Georgia Leggett & Jaslyn Grundel

Year 5 & Year 6: – Sam Klau & Abigael Riedl

Year 6 & Year 7: – Tayla Dixon & Martin Vasica-Rohrlach

ICAS – Digital Tech

The ICAS competition for Digital Technology will be held on Tuesday 8th May for students who have elected to participate.

Finance News

We welcome Sarah Loveday, our new Finance Officer as she works alongside Brian Cosh during induction.

Chaplain News

We welcome Fiona Lloyde as our new Chaplain. Over the next term we hope you have an opportunity to chat with Fiona to help her get to know you and our wonderful school community.

SRC Event – CrAzY Hair & Casual Clothes Day

Tomorrow Friday 13th April

Come along in your craziest hair style and your casual clothes for a super fun day to celebrate end of term.

Gold coin donation for Cystic Fibrosis SA

Canteen News

WEEK 11- FRIDAY 13th March
RECESS:    Fruit Cup – oranges, strawberries & kiwi fruit                        R: $1.50ea
LUNCH:     Bacon & Vegetable Fritter                                                      L: $3.50
Bacon, zucchini, corn & cheese fritters x 2 served with cherry tomatoes, carrot & cucumber sticks

Drinks can be ordered on your order form/brown bag or sold on the day.
Fruit Boxes $1.50 each [Apple, Orange, Tropical, Apple/Blackcurrant, Apple Raspberry]
Soda Water Cans $1.50
Chocolate & Strawberry Milk $2.00

WEEK 1 – TERM 2: FRIDAY 4th May

RECESS:    Fruit Cup: watermelon, banana & apple         R: $1.50ea
Toasted sandwiches                                         L: $3.00ea
White bread with ham, cheese & tomato OR chicken, cheese & avocado.

Quelch Fruit Ice Sticks – 0.50cents each – Available to purchase on Fridays at lunchtime.
No pre-orders.

Canteen contact: Jaymee Klose 0400 666 478 or via gslscanteen@hotmail.com

Local Church Services Times

Angaston Parish Service Times

Date Angaston Gruenberg Gnandenberg
April 15 8.45am HC    10am HC
April 22 10.45am HC 8.45am HC          —

KEVS Service Times

Date Keyneton Eden Valley Springton
April 15 11am HC
Ps A Fox
9am HC
Ps A Fox
April 22 9am HC
Ps H Oberscheidt
10am LR 11am
Ps H Oberscheidt

Working Together

Playgroup News

We encourage parents with young children to
come along on Monday at:

9.30am- 11.15am for playgroup, coordinated by Rebecca Klemm & Jim McCarthy.

Held in the Shepherd’s Hub (gymnasium).

For further information contact Rebecca on 0439 955 429.

Activities planned:

Monday 30th April


Monday 7th May


Angaston Early Learning Centre

The Angaston Early Learning Centre join us weekly at Good Shepherd for story time and book borrowing, buddy time as well as some sport fun.


Our school has our own Skoolbag iPhone and Android App to help us communicate more effectively with our Parent/Student community. We are asking parents to install our Skoolbag School App. To install it, just search for our school name “Good Shepherd Lutheran Angaston” in either the Apple App Store, or Google Play Store.

The Skoolbag App notifies you of things happening at school, including reminders, canteen, newsletters and absence notification forms that parents can easily fill out and send as an email through your phone.

Vacation Care - April School Holidays

Bookings essential



Support the facility we have right here at Good Shepherd for all your before and after school hours care. Bookings essential.

For more information contact Lillian on 0468 672 772 or email: sagoodshepherdangaston@oshccampaustralia.com.au

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