Good Shepherd Grapevine – 29 March 2018

by Mar 29, 2018Good Shepherd Grapevine

Upcoming Events

 This Week’s Rattling – “The Easter Lily”

Each holiday is marked by cherished traditions that bring joy, comfort, and warmth, and provide continuity from one generation to the next. Easter has its share of traditions: egg decorations and hunts; gift baskets and chocolate bunnies, sunrise church services, parades, and, of course, the Easter Lily. For many, the beautiful trumpet-shaped white flowers symbolize purity, virtue, innocence, hope and life – the spiritual essence of Easter.

History, mythology, literature, poetry and the world of art are rife with stories and images that speak of the beauty and majesty of the elegant white flowers. Dating back to Biblical lore, the lily is mentioned numerous times in the Bible. One of the most famous Biblical references is in the Sermon on the Mount, when Christ told his listeners: “Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin; and yet….. Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”

Often called the “white-robed apostles of hope,” lilies were found growing in the Garden of Gethsemane after Christ’s agony. Tradition has it that the beautiful white lilies sprung up where drops of Christ’s sweat fell to the ground in his final hours of sorrow and deep distress. Churches continue this tradition at Easter time by banking their alters and surrounding their crosses with masses of Easter Lilies, to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and hope of life everlasting.

The pure white lily has long been closely associated with the Virgin Mary. In early paintings, the Angel Gabriel is pictured extending to the Virgin Mary a branch of pure white lilies, announcing that she is to be the mother of the Christ Child. In other paintings, saints are pictured bringing vases full of white lilies to Mary and the infant Jesus.

The legend is told that when the Virgin Mary’s tomb was visited three days after her burial, it was found empty save for bunches of majestic white lilies. Early writers and artists made the lily the emblem of the Annunciation, the Resurrection of the Virgin: the pure white petals signifying her spotless body and the golden anthers her soul glowing with heavenly light.

It seems the thirteenth-century Barthololmeus Anglicus had this in mind when he wrote: ‘The Lily is an herbe with a white flower; and though the leaves of the floure be white, yet within shineth the likeness of gold.” So goes the saying, ‘To gild a lily is to attempt, foolishly, to improve on perfection.” To many artists and poets it seemed that, if any flower could have one, the lily had a soul.

In yet another expression of womanhood, lilies had a significant presence in the paradise of Adam and Eve. Tradition has it that when Eve left the Garden of Eden she shed real tears of repentance, and from those remorseful tears sprung up lilies. The spiritual principle held here is that true repentance is the beginning of beauty.

A mark of purity and grace throughout the ages, the regal white lily is a fitting symbol of the greater meaning of Easter. Gracing millions of homes and churches, the flowers embody joy, hope and life. Whether given as a gift or enjoyed in your own home, the Easter Lily serves as a beautiful reminder that Easter is a time for rejoicing and celebrating.

Submitted by Mel Hooker (https://sttimothyschurch.org/events/history-and-tradition-of-the-easter-lily/)

Upcoming Events

Prayer Corner

This fortnight, staff and student’s pray for:


  • ROWE: Steven, Susan, Alex & Casey
  • SCANLON: Paul, Anna, Michael, Luke & Samuel
  • SCHOLZ: Malcolm, Cheryl, Kayley, Millie, Emma & Karlo
  • SCHWARZ: James, Jenelle, Egan & Stevie.


  • Mel Hooker – Year 6/7
  • Hiedi Smith – Learning Support
  • Mel Ryan – Year 6/7


  • Please pray for Brenton Rehn and family as they face difficult times ahead with the re-emerging of Brenton’s cancer to stage 4. May God be their strength and continue to have hope for good responses from medical treatment.
  • Pray for the continual healing process from injuries for Tom Noack, Riley Secomb, Thomas Gaston and Emma Scholz.
  • We pray for all our families that the Easter message is a great blessing to their life journey.


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


6   Felix Frost
8   Benjamin Noack
10  Sharli Grundel
10  Maya Klose


29  Erin Heinrich


7 Olivia Harvey

Principals News

Dear Parents,

I am pleased to announce that Sarah Loveday has been appointed as the new Finance Officer at Good Shepherd. Sarah has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and many years of experience working in accounting in various organisations. Brian will continue in the role until the April school holidays. During this period he will spend time in induction and handover.
Sarah lives locally in Angaston with her family and is very excited about undertaking this important role in our school. I know that you will join with me in supporting Sarah and making her feel welcome as she begins at Good Shepherd.

I have to say I am really hoping that this is the last staffing announcement that I will need to make for a very, very long time.

We began this term with Pastor Erik’s final service. Not long after that Brian Cosh announced his retirement and Debra Wilson resigned from her position as Chaplain. These decisions have allowed these people to pursue other interests, other places and other prospects and we are glad for the new opportunities presented to them. Of course we are also sad to see them leaving our school community as each of them has a very special place in our hearts and have contributed much to Good Shepherd.

Next week our new Chaplain, Fiona Lloyde will start at Good Shepherd. Although Fiona is an experienced Chaplain she will be different to Deb, she has to be. Fiona has had different experiences and will have different strengths. In July Pastor Rob Borgas will join us. Again, he will be different to Pastor Erik and Pastor Vernon before him. Pastor Rob will have his own ideas and this will be good for us. It will be the same when Sarah starts, she can’t be Brian (let’s face it, they broke the mold after Brian), she will do an excellent job but she will bring her own skills and experiences to the job. The words, ‘but that’s the way we’ve always done things’ can be very dangerous to a school or any organisation for that matter. Change can be very good. It can stimulate our thinking and allow us to grow and try out new things.

So yes, I am sad to be saying farewell to three wonderful people but I am also very excited for our school as we try new things and enter a bright new season with Rob, Fiona and Sarah.

By now you should have received an email from Dr Jean Thompson of the Research Australia Development and Innovation Institute (RADII) inviting you to participate in the Quality Schools Survey. The information which you provide in this survey assists us in the ongoing improvement of our school as well as providing invaluable information to inform the broader work of Lutheran Education Australia. If you have not yet received your invitation please check your ‘junk’ or ‘clutter’ folders.

Wishing you all a very blessed Easter as you celebrate the peace and joy of the resurrection with your families.


Anne Marschall


Next term in week 3, all students across the nation in Years 3, 5, 7 & 9 will sit NAPLAN. So what is NAPLAN? NAPLAN is not a test of content. Instead, it tests skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time through our school curriculum. NAPLAN tests identify whether students have the literacy and numeracy skills that provide the critical foundation for their learning, and for their productive and rewarding participation in the community.(NAP) Students are assessed using common national tests in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.

NAPLAN tests broadly reflect aspects of literacy and numeracy common to the curriculum used here at Good Shepherd, through both the Primary Years Programme and the Australian Curriculum. The types of test formats and questions are chosen so that they are familiar to all teachers and students across Australia.
Students in Year 3, 5, & 7 at Good Shepherd will have opportunities to look at example tests that are provided over the next few weeks, so that they can get a sense of the ‘look & feel’ of the tests and to help them understand what types of questions are asked. It is important to remember though that students are unable to prepare for NAPLAN tests by sitting excessive tests in preparation. Classroom teachers at Good Shepherd will continue to develop students’ literacy and numeracy skills through the curriculum because the tests contain questions similar to those that are undertaken in regular classroom learning and assessment.

Whilst all students are expected to participate in the tests, a student may be withdrawn or exempt from the tests.
In the case of a withdrawal or exemption, written parental permission must be obtained by the school in advance. Please contact the Principal, Mrs Marschall if you wish to discuss this further.

If you have any questions in relation to NAPLAN please do not hesitate to contact me melissa.hooker@goodshepherd.sa.edu.au or have a chat with your child’s teacher.

Mel Hooker
PYP Coordinator

Student Awards & Results

Presented at Assemblies Monday 19th & 26th March

Foundation / Year 1 Class—Mrs Melissa Emmett

RILEY TRENWITH – RESPECT – Awarded to Riley for the way he has increasingly shown respect towards others, their property and the property of the school. Riley is helpful and caring for others.

BELLA HARVEY – CARING & COMMITMENT – Awarded to Bella for showing commitment to her learning by always trying her hardest and willingly giving new things a go. You are caring, kind and considerate to others.

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

SAM ABDELMALEK – COMMITMENT & ENTHUSIASM – Sam displayed a high level of commitment and enthusiasm as he conducted his mathematical inquiry last week.

DEEGAN EVANS – COMMITMENT & ENTHUSIASM – Deegan attempts everything asked of him with a smile on his face and attention to detail. His mathematics inquiry and Christian Studies work last week was especially impressive.

Year 4 Class—Mrs Renae Ruediger

GEORGIA LEGGETT – ENTHUSIASM – Georgia has shown a lot of enthusiasm towards our EDEN project. She presented to the class her ideas, collected resources and shared her knowledge.

HEATH ATYEO – PRINCIPLED – Heath was principled on Sports Day. He was very helpful handing in the sheet, helping collect the rubbish and retrieving the javelin.

FELIX FROST – THINKER – Felix used his great thinking skills when he compared different versions of Jesus praying using a Venn diagram and especially using 3 circles.

Year 5 / 6 Class—Mr Simon Herrmann

JAYDEN AHRNS – COMMITMENT – Jayden has worked hard on his persuasive writing text about values. He sought help and listened to feedback and then applied this to his writing. Well done on persisting with your work.

GEORGIA RAYMOND – COMMITMENT – Georgia has been committed to improving her class and homework habits. She has put in extra effort on the different tasks she undertakes and has applied the feedback given to her.

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

EMILY PERRYMAN – ENTHUSIASM – Emily demonstrated enthusiasm when investigating and recording data that she collected. Emily successfully used a Stem and Leaf plot and worked out the mean, mode, median and range of her data. She also enthusiastically spoke about what conclusions that she could estabilish from the data collected.

TAYLA DIXON – COMMITMENT – Tayla demonstrated commitment towards her reading of books. Tayla has worked incredibly hard and persevered in selecting and reading books that interest her. She has been responsible for completing her quizzes weekly and shown self-discipline.

Classroom Snapshot – Year 5 / 6

The year 5/6’s first Unit of Inquiry for the year followed the central idea of ‘our values and beliefs affect the choices we make’. Students inquired into different scenarios of how our values and beliefs help shape our actions. They participated in activities that demonstrated how a family’s values help to influence what actions and activities they undertake. Students were then placed in their own ‘family’ units and had to come up with their own family values and beliefs and actions/activities that linked to these. They then led another ‘family’ through these activities.
For our second unit of inquiry, students are currently inquiring into the central idea ‘change affects the environment and its inhabitants in many ways’. Students conducted science experiments to tune in to the central idea around the concept of change, where they had to create an experiment involving two household ingredients and predict and then test what would happen if you mixed the two ingredients together. Students have also been inquiring into the affect that the recent natural disasters (Queensland floods, NSW and VIC bushfires and the cyclone in Darwin) had on the environment and the regions inhabitants.
In Maths lessons students have been learning about collecting and analysing data. They have used ‘Survey Monkey’ and QR codes to create surveys for the class and they have been learning how to analyse the results and draw tables and graphs of their results. Students will present their data using a coding program called ‘Scratch’ on the school’s new laptops.

Knock Out Girls Cricket

Good Shepherd / Light Pass Team verses Angaston Primary

Good Shepherd/Light Pass played Angaston Primary at the Good Shepherd oval on Wednesday 21st March.

Good Shepherd/Light Pass tossed the coin and won the toss, we elected to field first. Overall as a group we fielded really well. We took some run outs, catches and some perfect bowls in a result of Angaston Primary all out for 66 runs.

We then went on to batting with Hannah from GSLS and Eloise from Light Pass Primary opening the batting. Considering that most of the girls hadn’t played before especially with a hard cricket ball I think we played really well. Most of the girls were able to achieve a retirement and not out. With a couple of 4s and some singles we managed to get a final score of 4/96.

Good Shepherd Girls Team: Hannah Noack, Jemima Lloyd, Charlize Campbell and Joanna Linke.

written by Joanna Linke

Tractor Pull at Mt Pleasant Show

An awesome effort in the tractor pull at the Mt Pleasant Show by both students and parents.

Well done to students Tyson, Calum, Michael, Jaslyn, Sharli and Maya as they put in a super effort!

Our parents love getting involved also and gave it a good go.
L-R: Darren, Jaymee, Selena, Chris, Anthony and Paul.

GSLS Ninja's take on Netball

We are the Ninja’s !
Good Shepherd has a social mixed netball team that play every Wednesday night at The Rex. We have lots of camaraderie and fun, and we get puffed out too.
If you would like to join us let Theresa know in admin; we are sometimes short of players so a few extras would be good. Even if you have never played or haven’t played for a very long time you are still welcome as we are relearning our skills too, but still winning many games.
Thank you to Malcolm Scholz who is coordinating us all.

Canteen News


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

RECESS: Trial Mix – a mix of Popcorn, Pretzels, Sultanas & Dried Apricots             R: $1.00
   Pizza Pockets – A wrap filled with choice of topping, folded & toasted Ham, Cheese, Pineapple & Pizza Sauce OR Chicken, Cheese, Pineapple & BBQ sauce    L: $4.00

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

Canteen Manager:

Jaymee Klose – 0400 666 478 gslscanteen@hotmail.com

Local Church Services Times

Angaston Parish Service Times

Date Angaston Gruenberg Gnandenberg
Apr 1
Easter Sunday
9am  HC
  6.30am HC       —
Apr 8 10.45 am     —        8.45 am HC

Maundy Thursday 29th March – 7:30pm HC  Combined Service at Angaston
Good Friday 30th March – 8.45 am at Angaston     10.45am at Gnadenberg

KEVS Service Times

Date Keyneton Eden Valley Springton
Apr 1
Easter Sunday
KEVS Service
9am HC
Ps D Preuss
Dawn Service Burkes Hill
Ps D Preuss
Apr 8 10am LR 11am HC
Ps M Welke
9.15am HC
Ps M Welke
Maundy Thursday 29th March – 7.30pm HC  Combined Service at Springton – Ps K Mills
Good Friday 30th March – 9am KEVS Service at Keyneton – 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 2 April – Easter Monday

No Playgroup

Monday 9th March

Messy Play | Sensory books



Vacation Care bookings are essential, please phone 8564 3387 for all your holiday vacation care needs.



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

Community News

Term Dates 2018

Term 2 Monday 30th April Friday 29th June*
*Three week break (PD week)
Term 3 Monday 23rd July Friday 28th September
Term 4 Monday 15th October Thursday 13th December
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