Welcome to Auburn Primary School

Auburn Primary is a small school located in the town of Auburn, approximately 150 kilometres north of Adelaide and 25 kilometres south of Clare, the closest regional centre. Auburn is a small town surrounded by broad acre cropping properties and vineyards supporting local wineries, the main industry in the area. Auburn’s students are drawn from the township itself and surrounding properties.

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Auburn Primary School

Auburn Primary School

Auburn Primary School is a small school in the Clare Valley of SA, where community is our heartbeat! Our 'village' provides a strong culture of trust and care in which our children can flourish as lifelong learners, and active and informed citizens.

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🏫πŸ’ͺ SMALL SCHOOLS UNITE πŸŽ₯ 🎟

We may be small, but with our small school neighbours, we are many!

Rescheduled from the last week of Term 1, we were thrilled to finally be able to meet up with our friends from Blyth and Watervale Primary School to enjoy a movie day at the Blyth Cinema. We then dropped in to Blyth PS to enjoy lunch ordered from the Blyth Cafe and a lunchtime play all together.

Thankyou Watervale PS for organising the shared event, and Blyth PS for offering lunch orders and welcoming us to share your beautiful grounds for a play.

Next term, fingers are crossed for our shared Sports Day to return after a COVID-induced hiatus (🀭) and we also look forward to coming together again for a music performance to be held at the Auburn Institute.

How lucky we are to have another community, that of our small school neighbours, to support us to enrich our student experiences and offerings!

#smallbutmighty #community
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2 weeks ago
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🀩 MATES ON A MISSION 🀩

Today our Y4-6 class met two absolutely 'top' blokes, on a mission - to spread the power of mateship and resilience for mental health and wellbeing.

Mike and Ben, aka Legless and Blind, light-heartedly shared anecdotes of their very own and very real adversities; all the while helping us to recognise that no-one escapes challenge and change in their life, but with the support of those around us and a willingness to ask for help when we need it, we can tackle anything we are faced with.

When things don't go our way, or as we have expected, we have a choice to make, and Mike and Ben reminded us that we are in control of our reaction and response. We realised that often, we are very good at finding all the reasons why we can't....but what if we can!? (We even had an impromptu running race to demonstrate the power of, 'I can!'). They challenged us, instead of asking, 'Why me?', to ask, 'What's next?'; to build resilience, and motivate us to take the small steps we need to cope with life's disappointments, hurts, or challenges. With the help of those around us, speaking up and asking for help, we can tackle challenge or change, in whatever shape or size it presents!

Mike and Ben, thankyou. Pure inspiration.

** Mike and Ben's 'Mates on a Mission' regional tour, provided by Ski for Life, includes community talks in Eudunda, Watervale and Burra this week - check out the Ski for Life Facebook page for session details.
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An attitude of, 'I can'! The race.

These guys will be at The Vales on Wednesday night, 7pm. Free and everyone is invited.

Awesome!! I Love reading your posts and what you are doing for your students. I was a student from 1955 to 1961 and I’m a retired school principal and I’m impressed. At age 5 with my brother John aged 6 we rode our ponies to school every day 8 kms, each way , on our own from Greenwood Park. Such a wonderful life. Keep up the wonderful work you are doing. Happy to help !!

2 weeks ago
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Wishing all of our fabulous mothers a very special day today!
We hope your little gifts show you just how loved and treasured you truly are. And how grateful we are for the beautiful children you have brought in to our world. πŸ’“
HAPPY MUM'S DAY!
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Come work with us!
This is a fantastic partnership service for our small communities, with after school care at Auburn PS every night during term time.πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ JOIN OUR TEAM πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

We are looking for educators to join our OSHC team!

Educators would work across 2 great sites with lots of fabulous kids, under a caring Director and alongside an awesome team. Flexible hours and work that’s so fun, you won’t even know it’s work!

All applicants require a Cert 3, Diploma or be in their second year of teaching.

Contact us on 88420186 for more information.
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Come work with us!
This is a fantastic partnership service for our small communities, with after school care at Auburn PS every night during term time.
2 weeks ago
Auburn Primary School

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§πŸ« PARENTS IN PARTNERSHIP - AT IT AGAIN! πŸ“šπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦

Nothing like getting straight in to it! Tuesday night we were fortunate enough to have Sandy Russo from SPELD present to staff, and then again to parents of our Playcentre and school, about the POWER OF WORDS and the impact of a poor vocabulary on a student's literacy and overall learning.

Sandy shared some simple ideas for parents to use at home, in the car, on holiday... wherever and whenever...to engage children in quality conversations and playing with words. Think talking together, reading and singing, and all the fun you can have!

The statistics by age 3 are quite frightening - a 30 million word gap between children in environments with high quality oral language and those without, leading to a 10-fold difference in the number of words in that 3 year old's vocabulary (those they actually recognise, understand and can use; 20,000 compared to just 2,000).

But the power of words, means we can easily help our children by simply talking, reading and singing, WITH them, daily. πŸ˜‰

At APS, we understand the vital importance of quality oral language (speaking and listening) experiences in building vocabulary. And our parents too, the critical role they play at home and in the community in providing those experiences each and every day.

A big thankyou to Sandy, and a heartfelt thankyou to our parents who were able to attend. How lucky our children are at APS! ❀ The collective power of our words will make all the difference.

#literacymatters #smallbutmighty
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πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§πŸ« PARENTS IN PARTNERSHIP - AT IT AGAIN! πŸ“šπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦

Nothing like getting straight in to it! Tuesday night we were fortunate enough to have Sandy Russo from SPELD present to staff, and then again to parents of our Playcentre and school, about the POWER OF WORDS and the impact of a poor vocabulary on a students literacy and overall learning. 

Sandy shared some simple ideas for parents to use at home, in the car, on holiday... wherever and whenever...to engage children in quality conversations and playing with words.  Think talking together, reading and singing, and all the fun you can have!  

The statistics by age 3 are quite frightening - a 30 million word gap between children in environments with high quality oral language and those without, leading to a 10-fold difference in the number of words in that 3 year olds vocabulary (those they actually recognise, understand and can use; 20,000 compared to just 2,000). 

But the power of words, means we can easily help our children by simply talking, reading and singing, WITH them, daily. πŸ˜‰ 

At APS, we understand the vital importance of quality oral language (speaking and listening) experiences in building vocabulary. And our parents too, the critical role they play at home and in the community in providing those experiences each and every day. 

A big thankyou to Sandy, and a heartfelt thankyou to our parents who were able to attend. How lucky our children are at APS! ❀ The collective power of our words will make all the difference. 

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