Clyde Primary School Newsletter

5th August 2016

Featured | Book Week

What a wonderful sight to see so many of our students dressed as their favourite book character at our Book Parade.  Thank you also to our parents for joining in Reading tasks with your children in their classrooms.  Your children loved you being there and so did we.

Make sure you set time aside to come to our special Mural Display assembly scheduled for Friday, 12th August at 2:45pm.

Thank you to our wonderful parent helpers who supported the Book Fair this week. Your assistance was very much appreciated. A very big thank you to everyone who made donations at the book fair as well.


Filter Events

05oct9:00 am3:30 pmTerm 4 Begins9:00 am - 3:30 pm

12octAll DayFoundation to Year 2 Return to School(All Day: monday)

19oct12:00 pm1:30 pmVirtual 1st Transition Day - Foundation 202112:00 pm - 1:30 pm

19oct6:00 pmSchool Council Meeting6:00 pm

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)

Principals Report

Respect, Responsibility and Resilience

A reminder to parents and guardians that a significant component of our Specialist classes at Clyde Primary School is Social Skills.

A major focus of these classes is developing respect, responsibility and resilience which aligns with our school values.

It would be fantastic if families could discuss the importance of our school values together.

Production Tickets

A reminder that cash sale tickets commence on Monday at 8.30am in the Learning Centre. If you were unable to purchase tickets through QKR, you are welcome to buy tickets and USB’s using cash from Monday to Thursday at 8.30 – 8.50am in the Learning Centre. Tickets are $16.50 each and the limit is 3 per family. USB’s are $18 each. Should you have any queries, please speak to Emma Scott or Beth Blake.

Workforce Planning for 2017

We are beginning to make plans for 2017 in terms of staffing and student numbers.  If you know that you will not be returning in 2017, could you please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you.

Shared Learning

Staff at Clyde PS are currently undertaking Action Research projects in the following areas:

  • Foundation – Investigative (Play Based) Learning
  • Junior/Middle – Peer Observations
  • Senior – Inquiry Based Learning

Once the research takes place, each team will be presenting their recommendations to staff on our whole school curriculum day in December.

The recommendations will be discussed and implemented into the curriculum in 2017.

Lunch Time Groups

Lunch time groups have begun and have been a great success. Many students have opted to participate in these groups throughout the week and have been excited to show off their skills in the varying activities. The following is a timetable of the activities currently on offer:

  • Monday: Art and Craft
  • Tuesday: Aerobics
  • Wednesday: Choir, Library, Sewing
  • Thursday: Building Technology
  • Friday: Board games and chess

Thank you to the parents and teachers for organising these activities each week. If you would like to assist can you please notifying the office.


Our first Transition session for 2017 Foundation students is scheduled for Monday, 8th August at 2:15-3:15pm.  We look forward to welcoming our new families to Clyde PS and building strong partnerships with all families.  We know that a successful start to school is linked to future positive school outcomes, both academically and socially.

Oroya Grove Update

Please find response below from R&C Asphalt (contractor). In summary:

Drainage works are mostly finished along Oroya Grove (Clyde-Five Ways Road to Valetta Street) and Valetta Street (North and South of Oroya Grove)

Pavement works will continue along Oroya Grove on Saturdays until September school holidays where the balance of work will be completed continuously over the school break (kerb & channel, pavement and asphalt).

This includes the construction of the roundabout at Valetta Street and Oroya Grove.

Outstanding works to Valetta Street and the east section of Oroya Grove (Valetta Street to Railway Road) will continue over the coming weeks. There may be some impact with school pick up / drop off traffic, but every effort will be made to mitigate this as much as possible.

Principal’s Awards

  • Egor – For excelling in all areas and working extremely hard at his learning. Egor enjoys all areas of learning and has continued to build his excellence in addition and subtraction.
  • Dylan – For achieving excellent results in his ‘mental computation of addition’ test.
  • Kenu – Fordemonstrating an excellent understanding of CAFÉ reading strategies taught for making significant growth since the beginning of the year. Keep up the great reading Kenu!
  • Brodie – For creating some outstanding free form poetry and reading it aloud with great expression and confidence.

PLT News

Foundation Olympics Newsletter Item

The Foundation students have been studying the Olympics this term for their inquiry unit. They have enjoyed learning all about the opening ceremony, the Olympic torch, Olympic sports, countries from all over the world and general facts about the Olympics. They have had lots of fun making Olympic torches, the flags of some countries involved, Olympic rings and rhythmic gymnastics ribbons. The Foundation students can’t wait until the Olympics start!

Attendance News

Week 4

During Term 3 we are again focusing on decreasing school absences and being late. Class teachers, students and parents have been working towards this goal and as a result, we have noticed pleasing improvements! Let’s keep working hard this term to get more classes winning the attendance award and improving Clyde Primary School’s overall attendance and punctuality.

Has your homeroom won the attendance award yet?

Did you know?

  • If a student has a day off, once a fortnight, this would add up to 20 days in a school year (approximately 4 weeks in a school year)!
  • 20 days is the same as missing a tenth of a school year.
  • This would equal to missing a year of schooling up to Year 10.

For more information

Well done to Foundation D for receiving the first attendance award for Term 3.  They will receive a class trophy, certificate and one hour of celebration game time.

Keep up the great work!

Tiqbiz Changes

During the last holidays there were some changes made by Tiqbiz. These changes will make the user experience a little smoother, particularly for families with students in multiple classes. Apart from the layout and navigation of the App, the main changes are as follows.

  • There is now just one news-feed which will appear on your App which is tailor made to your requirements based on the boxes that you have selected. At the top of each post it will indicate which boxes/classes this post refers to. There is no longer multiple news-feeds for each of the boxes.
  • One2One has changed slightly as well. Significantly there is no longer a character limit in our text. We are also able to attach documents etc now in our messages to you.
  • Access to the boxes that you would have previously seen when opening the App can now be viewed by selecting ‘newsfeed’ on the Home Page.

Please see below some images with some helpful comments to help you navigate around should you need it.


Thank you for reading our newsletter. Our next edition should be available at the end of August.