Clyde Primary School Newsletter

7th June 2016

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3/4 MCG Excursion

A big thank you to the year 3/4 teachers, aides and volunteers who helped to make the excursion a huge success.  Read the students comments to find out how much they enjoyed the excursions and what they learnt:

“We explored the MCG by going onto different levels, reading different information and looking at statues of famous athletes.” Emily

“We toured around the MCG in 4 groups and learnt about the history of the 1956 Olympics and sports like AFL and cricket in Australia.” Riley

“The 3/4s went to the top of the MCG and it was an amazing view.” Yah

“Wow! The MCG was amazing! We got to explore the National Sports Museum and there was an interactive place ‘Game On’ where we learnt what the athletes liked to do.” – Kate

2017 Foundation Information Evening

On Wednesday 25th May we held a parent information evening for Foundation students beginning in 2017. We had 37 parents attend. Well done to the foundation teachers who organised the event and thank you to all of the staff that attended. The feedback from the night stated that the evening was beneficial and provided parents with valuable information.


Filter Events

23octAll DayAFL Grandfinal Public Holiday(All Day: friday)

26octAll Day28Year 5/6 Camp - Phillip Island Adventure Resort - Cancelled(All Day)

28octAll Day30Year 3/4 Camp - Phillip Island Adventure Resort - Cancelled(All Day)

02novAll DayCurriculum Day(All Day: monday)

05novAll DayCamp Quality Puppets - Cancelled(All Day: thursday)

06novAll DayColour Run(All Day: friday)

13nov12:00 pm1:30 pm2nd Transition Day - Foundation 202112:00 pm - 1:30 pm

23nov12:00 pm1:30 pm3rd Transition Day - Foundation 202112:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Principals Report

School Excursions

Over the coming weeks the students at Clyde Primary will be attending a number of excursions within their year levels.

Can parents please ensure that all permission notes and payments are completed within the required timeframe and that students are at school on time and in full school uniform on these days.

Uniform reminder

In conjunction with our Uniform Policy can parents please be reminded that students must be in full school uniform at all times.

In extreme cases where students are required to be out of uniform, can parents please write a letter to their classroom teacher explaining the reason for this and the time frame associated.

Building Educational Leadership

A number of staff at Clyde are involved in a joint leadership course with Nar Nar Goon Primary School called ‘Building Educational Leadership’. This course will help to develop the leadership capacity of our staff. The first workshop was held on Thursday 26th May. Staff learnt about working as a Professional Learning Team (PLT) to plan for the need of every child, improve school and student outcomes and how effectively lead a PLT to implement change.

Oroya Grove works update

South East Water have now completed their provisional road works and we now move into the next stage of sealing Oroya Grove and the surrounding area.

R & C Asphalt Paving Pty Ltd has been appointed as the lead contractor by the City of Casey to carry out the road reconstruction at Oroya Grove and Valetta Street in Clyde. Works are expected to take several months, however will be conducted in stages as to ensure minimal impact on residents and traffic within the area.

They will begin preliminary works (i.e. clearing and grubbing) in the week starting the 30th of May. Residents and the school community will be continually updated as works progress into the next stage.

We understand that works may cause some minor delays however your co-operation during the construction period would be greatly appreciated.

If you have any queries please contact R & C Asphalt Paving Pty Ltd on 5940 2822.

My School Website

Whole school data for 2015 has now been uploaded to the My School website for parents to observe. Please logon to the website at

Search for Clyde Primary School to view our fantastic results!

Staff Carpark

At our most recent School Council meeting it was decided that the staff carpark and adjoining gate will now be locked from the hours of 8.45am – 3.45pm

This decision was made to ensure that students were not walking through the staff carpark at the beginning and end of the day. For the safety of all pedestrians it is important to remember that this area is not a thoroughfare and that the gates at the front of the school and the top playground should be used.

Heather Grove Primary School

At the commencement of 2017, Heather Grove Primary School, a new Government school, is to open in the Selandra Rise Estate.

At Clyde Primary School we are currently planning for the 2017 school year (and beyond) and in doing so parents are requested to assist our planning process by completing an online form (sent via Tiqbiz). This form will indicate whether your child/children will be leaving Clyde Primary to enrol at Heather Grove PS (or somewhere else).

Please take the time to complete this form as it will greatly assist the school in planning for the future needs of the students at Clyde.

Principal’s Awards

  • Layla – For using the CAFÉ Reading strategy of blending, stretching and rereading consistently when reading new and unknown words.
  • Abbie – Forworking extremely hard in all areas of her learning this year.  She has achieved some amazing results in her PAT Comprehension testing and is amazing at using the CAFÉ Reading strategies when she is reading. She reads multiple times every day, and has just finished her fifth Enid Blyton classic. Congratulations Abbie and keep up the good work.
  • Cooper – For consistently using his CAFÉ strategies to understand what he reads.  He chooses “good fit” texts and reads quietly during Sustained Reading.
  • Ryan – For his dedication to finishing his work and his independent projects around our health topic.

PLT News

Visual Arts Lessons

This term Foundation and Year 1/2 students have completed their robots developing thinking and design skills in construction.

The Year 3/4 students have been using many techniques and skills in creating Chinese Paper Dragon Puppets as well as props for the school production.

In Year 5/6 students are creating and embellishing masks for our school production in Term Three. Each student designed a mask suitable for the various scenes, added air dry clay, painted then will add any final decorations.

Attendance News

School Attendance – What’s YOUR responsibility?


Responsibilities of Students

  • To attend school every day
  • To be on time to school and punctual to all classes
  • To bring a note if late or leaving early OR sign in or out at the office
  • To remind parents to call the school or send a Tiqbiz if away
  • To bring a note or Tiqbiz to explain absence


Responsibilities of Parents

  • Ensure your child attends school on ALL school days and is on time every day
  • Provide the school with an explanation if your child is away
  • Contact the school if your child does not want to go to school
  • Arrange doctor, dentist and all other appointments out of school hours
  • Arrange personal shopping trips with your son/daughter or birthday celebrations out of school hours
  • Do not allow your child to stay at home for minor reasons


Responsibilities of Schools

  • To mark rolls every day and to monitor student attendance and review progress on a weekly basis
  • To ask for notes if students are absent
  • To check on the wellbeing of students who are away from school a lot
  • To inform parent/care giver if students are absent
  • To support parent/care givers of students who have issues attending school

For more information

Congratulations to 3/4C and Mrs Chester for receiving this fortnights attendance award.

Keep up the great work!

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