Clyde Primary School Newsletter

23rd August 2016

Featured | Book Week Murals

Make sure you come and have a look at the fantastic murals our students have created based on the Australian shortlisted Books for 2016.

Each class voted on their favourite book and presented reasons for their choice at our assembly on Friday, 12th August as part of our Book Week celebrations.


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

Facilities Update

We have recently been informed that the portable classrooms in the 1/2 area will be replaced with brand new ones over the Christmas holidays. The new portables will be larger and more modern, thus creating an increased learning space in this area. As we get closer to the end of the school year we will provide more updates concerning the logistics of the replacement of these classrooms. As our numbers increase we will also become eligible for more portable classrooms, we will inform the school community of this occurrence when more information comes to hand.

Oroya Grove Upgrade

As work continues to be completed in the upgrading and sealing of Oroya Grove we ask that all road users please continue to remain patient during these times. The contractors plan to perform more critical works during the school holiday period to minimise disruption to the school community. Particularly during drop off and pick up periods, can child safety please be at the forefront of everyone’s minds.

PLC Pilot Program

Clyde Primary School has been very fortunate to be nominated for a Pilot Program in PLC.

The Professional Learning Communities (PLC) initiative is a key part of the Victorian Government’s vision to be the Education State. The aim of the PLC initiative is to build the capacity and skills of school leaders and teachers to improve the learning outcomes for every student through a consistent and sustained approach to disciplined, collaborative inquiry.

The school has received significant funding for this initiative and school leaders began professional learning in this area last week.

Production Update

Staff, students and parents have been working tirelessly to ensure the School Production is once again, a great hit. The production is being held at the Frankston Arts Centre on Tuesday 30th August and extra tickets are still available.

Breakfast Club

Clyde Primary School Breakfast Club runs every Friday and provides breakfast for between 20-30 students on this day. The Victorian Government funded initiative can only be a success with the help of volunteer parents and teachers who help facilitate these mornings. On behalf of the school we’d like to sincerely thank all of those people who have given up their time to make this program such a success.

Tickets for the School Production

We are now in to Round 3 of ticket sales with only seats in the back 4 rows of the dress circle remaining.

All Round 1 & 2 seats have now been allocated. Collection of these tickets can be made from the classroom teacher of your oldest child on Wednesday 24th August and Thursday 25th August 2016. Tickets can be sent home with your child upon instruction. Please remember that any misplaced tickets cannot be reprinted. Uncollected tickets will be sent home with the oldest child after school on Friday 26th August 2016.

Principal’s Awards

  • Declan – For an outstanding job on  his Reading Adventure task as Discussion Directory. Developing well thought questions to challenge his groups thinking.
  • Amelia – For extending her use of letters and sounds in her writing and creating outstanding imaginative narrative texts. Well done Amelia!
  • Patrick – For academic excellence with his learning, during the work on fractions.
  • Genna – For outstanding achievement in all areas of English.  She is an active participant in group discussion, expressing in depth views about topics. Genna has excellent comprehension  skills and applies her CAFÉ strategies to interpret and discuss texts in reciprocal reading. Genna’s writing reflects a sound knowledge of the VCOP elements and she is revising and editing to improve her work.



PLT News

Year 3/4 Hoop Time

“On Tuesday the 9th of August most of the 3/4s went to Casey Basketball Stadium for Hoop Time. My team made it to the semi-finals but we tied so we didn’t go to finals. My team mates were Miki, Ed, Nick, Jack, Caelan, Kayla and Cameron. Out of all the games I scored 6 points!” – Emily T, 3/4A.

“On Tuesday at Hoop Time, my team and I played lots of other teams. We went to semi-finals with our coach Mr Graham and even made it to the Grand Final of the Future Stars competition. We had five boys and two girls on our team. The girls had to stay on court at all times or we would have been disqualified for not having enough girls on the court.” – Ebony K, 3/4A.

 “We won our first game, the scores were 10-0. At our second game the scores were 4-2 and we won that game too! Our third game was played just for fun against one of the All Stars teams and we even won that by 6 points. We won our 4th game 12-6 and tied our 5th game 2-2. After the round robin we made it to the semi-finals, where we won easily to get into the Grand Final. Unfortunately the team we played were very good and we lost 0-16.” – Levi, 3/4A

“My coach was my Mum Alison and she was a helper on the day. My team won two games, lost two games and tied two games. Everyone had fun and they were very good sports. The teachers were very happy! I wanted to say thank you to my Mum Alison for organising the uniforms and helping with the organisation of the whole day. Thank you also to Mrs Cecil, Mr Graham, Mr Newell and Mr Taylor for letting us participate in a fantastic event and organising everything”. – Kayla, 3/4B

“At Casey Indoor Sports Centre we played against other schools such as Cranbourne South, Devon Meadows, Casey Grammar and Cranbourne Carlisle. I got to play against my friend Dobbo (Caeden) who played for one of the Devon Meadows teams. I also saw lots of people I knew from my footy team. It was a great day and everyone had fun!” – Damon C, 3/4B

“I was in the team called ‘Pottaroos’. The first match we played we won with six points – we absolutely annihilated them as they had zero points. The second round we also won with a fantastic six points to zero again. Our team was smashing it! By the third round it was getting pretty funny – because we won again with six points to zero. That round felt a bit harder so with the $5 my Dad gave me I bought some Zappos and shared them with my friends.” – Tahj, 3/4B

Paralympians Visit to Clyde

“On Thursday the 11th of August two Paralympians came to Clyde Primary School, their names were Ashley and Monique. Ashley was born with one arm and Monique had her leg amputated after an accident. She lost one of her legs, so now she has a false leg. One morning she woke up and she thought she had a leg and she accidentally fell over. Ashley and Monique are going to Rio to participate in Swimming because it is their favourite. They have been practising since they were 6 years old. After the session Heath and Courtney went up the front and thanked Ashley and Monique for coming to Clyde. They also gave them a bag of presents.” – Derya, 3/4C.

Attendance News

What to do when your child is unwell

When your child is unwell, it can be hard deciding whether to keep them off school. These simple guidelines should help.

Not every illness needs to keep your child from school. If you keep your child away from school, be sure to inform the school on the first day of their absence.

Use common sense when deciding whether or not your child is too ill to attend school. Ask yourself the following questions.

  • Is my child well enough to do the activities of the school day? If not, keep your child at home.
  • Does my child have a condition that could be passed on to other children or school staff? If so, keep your child at home.
  • Would I take a day off work if I had this condition? If so, keep your child at home.

For more information

Congratulations to Foundation D and to 1/2B for receiving the latest attendance awards.

Keep up the great work!

The Eternal Alchemist – Badges For Sale

$1.00 each or buy all 7 for $6.00

On Sale in the Learning Centre from 8.40 – 8.55am each morning until 30th August.

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