Principal: Adrian Maywald Deputy Principal: Jane Gill

Governing Council Chair: Eliza Handbury

Phone: 8766 2084 Email:



From the Principal and Deputy Principal

As we prepare for Sports Day and celebrate the commitment of each child who gave their best in the Distance Day runs, I encourage you to talk with your child/ren about sometimes going out of their comfort zones to support their team. We really appreciate the support of the volunteers whom without the day could not occur, along with the Sponsorship of the day from the Hocking Family. Whether you finish last or first, the real learning is in taking part and knowing you did your best as this will stand you in good stead as a life skill. Thanks again to our participants, spectators and volunteers who all contributed to the day. We look forward to seeing the events/games and competition continue on this Friday with our Sports Day! 

School Facilities after hours: We are so lucky to have such great facilities to share and utilise with both our students and wider community. This includes the Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Oval, Pool, Library and Tennis Courts. We are also very lucky to have volunteers give up their time to ensure that opportunities and resources are the best they can be to improve our town and people’s skill level. Just of late we have had some unnecessary behaviours which have included interfering with a student’s bike and leaving food/drink rubbish around. We want everyone to benefit from using our school to better themselves and others and would really appreciate it if we can all work together to ensure rubbish goes in the bins (note the 5/6 Class have put extra bins out to assist). Please remember that there should not be alcohol or cigarettes on a school site and we can all work together to ensure all property/resources are cared for. Over the coming weeks please keep an eye out and ensure everyone is using the facilities well or provide a gentle reminder if needed. The school is also working closely with the local Police to assist with this. 

Field Days Roster Helpers: It’s pretty exciting to be thinking we are getting back on track with the upcoming Field Days! Thank you to everyone who has volunteered and consider if you are able to support this at all. Contact the Front Office if you can.  

Interviews Dates: School Interviews should include parents, teacher and child! Monday 11th (from 3:15pm) and Tuesday 12th (from 1:30pm) April we will be conducting school interviews. Information will be coming out soon on how to book your time slots. It would be great to see every family/student participate in the interviews, particularly given we missed the parent info evening due to Covid. An interview is a great chance to discuss firsthand what is going well for your child/children and what their next steps are to further improve, having completed around 25% of the 2022 School Year.  

Student Free Days Dates endorsed: Thanks to the support of Governing Council and Adam Box, our Education Director, our Student Free Days are now endorsed and are on our school calendar on the website. The days are as follows:  

  • Week 1 Term 2 (2nd May 2022) Pupil Free Day for Curriculum and Learning Data. 
  • Week 1 Term 3 (25th July 2022) Pupil Free Day for Curriculum and Learning Data. 
  • Week 2 Term 4 (24th October 2022) Site Improvement Plan Review/Update.  
  • Week 6 Term 3 (2nd  September 2022) School Closure Day for Day of Local Significance. 



Bus Drivers: If we have any interested adults who would like to be considered for fill in bus driving, could you please contact Jason Backler who will assist you with the requirements. It’s always nice to know we can keep the buses running if a driver is unwell or unable to drive so please contact Jason if you are interested.  

New Building Update:  

The new building continues to progress with decking scheduled to arrive next week and ducting/cabling currently under way.




Yours in Education,

Adrian Maywald & Jane Gill

Diary Dates


Friday 11th – Sports Day

Monday 14th – Public Holiday

Tuesday 22nd – Governing Council AGM Meeting

Thursday 24th – NAPLAN Practice Test


Friday 1st – Interschool

Tuesday 5th – Friday 8th –

11/12 Outdoor Ed camp

Monday 11th – King Arthur Performance @9am

Monday 11th –  Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews 3:15pm-7:00pm

Tuesday 12th –  Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews 1:30pm-7:00pm

Thursday 14th  End of Term 1

Friday 15th  Good Friday

Message from the Captains


Hello all,

We as School Captains would like to congratulate and say how excited we are to be working with all the SRCs for 2022.


The SRCs for Lucindale Area School this year are:

R/1: Piper, Fred and Hughie

1/2: Celia and Indi, with Harry L as the Deputy.

3/4: Anna, Rebecca and Anakie.

5/6: Charlotte, Rebecca, deputies will be Noah and Georgia.

Year 7: Rubin

Year 8: Hannah, Pareeka, deputy Paige P

Year 9: Chris and Ashton

Year 10 Abi, Milly and Sophie

Year 11: Maddy

All the SRCs have shown excitement towards improving the school and making it a better place for all students. We will keep you updated during the year about our projects.




Sam Gill & Mary-ann Thompson

Classroom News

Junior Primary Science – Minibeasts

The Junior Primary classes have been having a great time learning all about minibeasts. Children have been hunting for them outside, learning about their various body parts and even made some wonderful minibeast habitats.


Year 10 Work Experience 

The Junior Primary classes have been having a great time learning all about minibeasts. Children have been hunting for them outside, learning about their various body parts and even made some wonderful minibeast habitats.


Year 11 Photography

This week’s theme is bokeh.

Bokeh is a word with Japanese origins, defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light.” The word comes from the Japanese word boke, which means “haze” or “blur.” (The “h” was introduced to help English speakers pronounce the word correctly [BO – KEH].)

Our 2 photography students, Maddy and Hailey got to play around and create cool photographs following the Japanese terms.


This is a cool photo, but I bet you didn’t realise that it’s a picture of a bunch of lights, a long thin bit of tubing, a bit of metal and a star fish all in a fish tank. This was our first experiment that we did and think it turned out cool.

This photo here has a bit of everything in it, a gold sparkly pillow, lights, yellow see-through paper, wrapping paper and a nice vase which we kindly borrowed from the staff room.

Finally, this photo. This is a simple photo of some Christmas lights on the corner of a house.

Lions Youth of the Year 2022

Last Tuesday evening, 6 of our Year 11 students (Callum, Ben, Aaron, Noah, Jake, and Hailey) participated in the Lions Youth of the Year competition. They were required to answer 2 impromptu questions (as COVID restricts travel out of your own state, where in SA would you like to travel to, and why do you attend Lucindale Area School, and what do you like about it?) as well as present a prepared speech on a topic of their choice. Students spent the first few weeks of English this year putting effort into writing and practicing their speeches for the evening. They were also required to have an interview with the Lions Judges during the day. All of these components of the competition prepare them well for the future when they may have to go through similar processes.  


All contestants did a terrific job so if you see them around, please congratulate them on their efforts.  

The results are as follows:  

Best Public Speaker – Aaron  

Overall Runner-up – Noah

Overall Winner – Aaron (Aaron’s prepared speech was very engaging, and about the history of money).  

Aaron will now go on to compete in the Regional Finals in Mount Gambier in a few weeks’ time.  


Thank you to everyone for the support, as well as the Lions for hosting this competition annually.  


Student Reading

The Year 8s have been visiting the Reception/Year 1 class on Thursday afternoons to further develop expressive reading and reading fluency. It has also been a wonderful chance for the students to build and strengthen relationships. In Week 4, the Year 8s read picture books to their R/1 buddy and in Week 5 the R/1s read their home readers to their Year 8 buddy.


Pastoral Care

Kids Define Love

I love how innocent and wise kids can be, they sometimes have the most insightful things to say. A group of anonymous 4-8 year olds where asked the question “what does love mean?” by professional scientists. Their responses were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think.

“When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore so my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.”

Rebecca – age 8

“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.” Billy – age 4

“Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.” Chrissy – age 6

“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.” Terri – age 4

“Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him to make sure the taste is ok.” Danny – age 7

 “If you want to learn to love better you should start with a friend that you hate.” Nikka – age 6

“There are two kinds of love, our love and God’s love. But God makes both kinds of them.”

Jenny – age 8

 “During my piano recital I was on stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only person doing that. I wasn’t scared anymore.” Cindy – age 8

 “You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.” Jessica – age 8

Aren’t these the best responses you’ve heard? Maybe you could pose the question to your child and see what they say. Most children have a clear understanding of what love is when it is modelled to them by those who love them most.


Kirstin Olivier

  Pastoral Care Worker

Primary Assembly

Excellence Award:

Krysandra, Austin and Maggie

Rising Star Award:

Ollie, Harry and Lacey

Persistence Award:

Indi and Alice

A short assembly was held to discuss with students the school expectations and to celebrate the student achievements in the first 5 weeks of school.

Library News

Our school is once again participating in the Premier’s reading challenge. Students are able to record the books they read between now and the 9th of September. Teachers will coordinate this with their students as a class. It would be wonderful if parents could encourage and support their child’s participation. For more information on the Premier’s Reading Challenge, please follow this link. Premiers Reading Challenge.

Best of luck to all students competing in sports day. Let’s all enjoy a day of great competition and sportsmanship. The library sports day display has been popular with students and staff alike.

Upcoming Library Closures

The Library will be closed on the following Days:

Monday 14th March 2022 – Public Holiday

Saturday 19th March – SE Field Days

Eggs for sale

The school’s laying hens are back on the lay. Farm fresh eggs are available to purchase from the library.

Community News

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