Clyde Primary School Newsletter

17th June 2016

Featured | Lightning Premiership

On Friday the 10th of June the senior school students competed in the Lightning Premiership. A fantastic and very memorable day was had by all as we proudly represented Clyde Primary in the following sports:

  • Football at Cranbourne East Primary School
  • Volleyball at  Cranbourne Carlisle
  • T-Ball at Cranbourne South Primary School
  • Soccer at Casey Grammar
  • Netball at Casey Grammar

Well done on all the effort the 5/6 students and teachers put in, with a special thanks to Miss Blake, Mr Pumpa, Miss Heitch, Mr Newell, Mr. Schneider and Leanne.



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


Staff in our Junior Professional Learning Team in Term 3 will continue as follows;

  • 1 / 2 A Mrs Sinnema and Mrs Williams
  • 1/ 2 B Ms Naughton
  • 1/ 2 C Mr Selby
  • 1 / 2 D Mr Ahern

Mrs Barker has advised us that she will not be returning in Term 3.  Ms Ray will be supporting and working in the Junior team on Fridays.

School Breakfast Club Program

Clyde Primary School has been lucky enough to receive funding to begin a breakfast club next term. Research shows that many students come to school each day without eating breakfast, missing the most important meal of the day and reducing optimal learning time due to hunger.

Clyde PS Breakfast Club will begin on Friday 15th July from 8.15-8.45am in the Learning Centre. It will run every Friday until the end of the year. Foods donated include Weetbix, milk, oats, baked beans and canned fruit. The school will be fundraising and writing to external agencies to help supplement the program to include toast and spreads etc. Any donations or volunteers would be greatly appreciated.

We hope to see you there!!!

Beleza Uniform Shop

Term 2 School Holiday Trading Hours as follows :

  • Last day of term from 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Closed – Saturday 25th June 2016 to Saturday 2nd July 2016
  • Monday 4th July 2016 – Back to 10:00am – 5:00pm


We have recently sent out a couple of surveys requesting information from our community. One of these was a request for some volunteers, The other was to provide information on your schooling plans for 2017. We have had a fantastic response with nearly 75% of families responding. If you are in that 25% and are yet to do so it would be greatly appreciated if you could take a couple of minutes and complete them please. To find them please go to Tiqbiz and the Whole school newsfeed and scroll back to the posts that we sent out on 3rd June and 5th June. Thank you for your support.

Three Way Conferences and Reports

Reports will be coming home with your children on Monday, 20th June.

Our Three Way Conferences will be held on Thursday, 23rd June.  Please log on to book a time for yourself and your child with your child’s teacher. The code for the interviews this term is n24gs (all lower case and is case sensitive.) Bookings can be made on the Tiqbiz App by selecting; Inbox / Whole School / Interviews. Alternatively the website for making your bookings is For parents that do not have internet access, an iPad is available in the School Office to make bookings.

Tiqbiz Tips

One of the beauties of Tiqbiz is that we can send information to specific groups of people, thereby reducing the need to send everything to everyone. We ask that you please check that you have your child/ren’s class selected as an option so that you do not miss out on any important information. To check which boxes you have selected:

  • Open Tiqbiz
  • Check Inbox

This is your list of boxes that you have selected. If you find that you need to select your child’s class:

  • Select ‘Menu’
  • Find&Tick
  • In the ‘search’ field enter ‘Clyde’
  • Select Clyde Primary School. This will show the list of available boxes.
  • Tap the ones that you require so that there is a green tick in it.
  • Go back to your Inbox to check that it is there.
  • Go to the news feed for those boxes to see if you have missed any important information.

Should you need any support with this please feel free to use the ‘contact us’ field on our website with your issue and we will be in touch to help you

Student Voice Fundraising Event – Out Of Uniform Day and Gold Coin Donation on Friday 24th June

Money donated will enable the school to buy equipment, cutlery and supplies to supplement our School Breakfast Club that is beginning on Friday 15th July at 8.15am.This money will also go towards buying materials for lunch time groups. These groups will also begin next term and include library sessions, board games and art and craft to name a few.

Book Week

Literacy has certainly been a major focus at Clyde this year with the introduction of the CAFE reading program in all classrooms. Parents are invited to visit rooms and be involved in a range of literacy activities on Thursday 4th of August. We plan to begin the day with a parade where students (and teachers/visitors/toddlers) can come dressed as their favourite book character. After the parade classrooms will be open to visitors up until recess time for you to see literacy activities in action.

Scholastic book fair will also be running over this week, when students/families will have the opportunity to purchase books.

A number of shortlisted books have been purchased and to celebrate this we are showcasing some of our favourite books at assembly on the 12th of August.

School Production

We are very excited that it is a school production year at Clyde. This year our production is called “The Eternal Alchemist”. It has taken our play committee a long time to write the script and we are very excited to share this adventure with you.

Our story begins in a magical land where the greedy King has stripped all the towns of gold! His selfishness has turned everyone against him, even the Queen! Come follow the adventure of the Alchemist and his apprentice who are sent on a journey to find a way to gather more gold, will they succeed? What will they learn? Who might they meet along the way? You will be able to come see our amazing story unfold at the Frankston Arts Centre on Tuesday the 30th of August.

In the meantime we need your help! In preparation for this we are beginning to make our students costumes. Please remember to bring your students costume to school as soon as possible in a labelled bag. If you are unsure as to what you need to bring please see your child’s homeroom teacher.

If you would like to volunteer to help with the production, please see Miss Scott or Mrs Williams.


The Production Team

Shared Learning

On Monday, 20th June our Educational consultant Julie Shepherd will be here to again work with staff in the implementation of our whole school CAFÉ Reading program. Four different Reading Groups will be modelled for our staff, including; shared reading, guided reading, reciprocal reading and a literature circle.

PLT News

Year 1/2 Melbourne Museum Excursion


What an exciting day the 1/2 students had visiting the Melbourne Museum. Thanks to Mr Selby for his thorough organisation of the day and to the Year 1/2 teachers, ES staff and volunteers who helped out on the day. The students visited some fantastic exhibitions, including Dynamic Earth, Wild, Forest Walk, Melbourne Story, Marine Life and many more! Below we have included some comments from students telling what they learnt from the visit and what they found fun.


  • “I enjoyed looking at the animals and learning about the animals.” Grace N
  • “I enjoyed learning about Pharlap and how amazing he was as a race horse.”    Josh H
  • “I learnt that Pharlap was one of the fastest race horses. I really liked going through the Forest Walk” Mia M
  • “I liked seeing the animals and I loved seeing the dinosaur bones!” Kenshin O
  • “I liked seeing all of the crystals in the Dynamic Earth and I learned there are lots of different crystals.” Zahara D
  • “I learnt that scientists can find dinosaur bones and fossils in the ground. I liked that there was lots of different exhibitions that everyone liked.” Lucas T
  • “I liked when we went to the 3D room which taught us about a volcano.” Hayden H
  • “I really liked the 3D room because it looked like the volcano was coming toward us!” Hamish B

Attendance News

How many days of school has your child missed this semester?

0-6     This is within normal range.  A child with this attendance rate is able to take full advantage of the teaching and learning opportunities available to them.

6-13     This attendance rage is below average.  A child with this attendance rate could miss over one year of schooling between prep and Year 10

13-20     This is a poor attendance rate.  A child with this attendance rate days could miss out on up to two years of schooling between prep and Year 10

20+     This is a very poor attendance rate.  A child with this attendance rate could miss over two and one half years of schooling between prep and Year 10


  • Students need to attend school regularly to make the most of educational opportunities.
  • There is a direct link between school attendance and achievement later in life.
  • Poor patterns of attendance in the early years lead to poor patterns of attendance throughout the school years.
  • Poor attendance makes it difficult for children to form positive relationships with their peers.
  • When young people are in school every day, they are safer and less likely to be victims of crime, or become involved in crime.

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