Clyde Primary School Newsletter

2nd September 2016

Featured | School Production

On Tuesday the 30th of August the school came together for the performance of The Eternal Alchemist. It was an original play written by our own very talented Clyde staff. Everyone did an excellent job performing their dances and the lead characters were deserving of Oscars! Well done to everyone who participated, a great night was had by all. Thank you to everyone who helped bring the production together.


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)

Featured | Fathers Day Breakfast

It was fantastic to see all of the Dads, Grandads and significant others out bright and early for our annual Father’s Day Breakfast. With the coffee van onsite we managed to serve over 450 bacon and egg rolls to our hungry visitors and their children.
The morning was extremely successful and it was really pleasing to see a number of parents stay back for our Football Team Parade.
Thank you to all of the staff that arrived at school a little earlier than usual to make the morning such a success.

Principals Report

Not coming back in 2017?

Please let us know.

With workforce planning underway for 2017, we would like to know if you are transferring schools. Can you please let us know as soon as possible. This makes it easier to plan classes for next year and determine staffing.

Long Service Leave

I am taking the last 2 weeks of term as Long Service Leave.  I am looking forward to some much needed sun in a warmer climate.  Mr Nick Schneider will be Acting Principal in my absence.


As of Monday 5th September 2016 students are required to wear their hats outside as per our Sunsmart Policy ( Sunsmart Policy )

We are SunSmart – a note for families We are SunSmart family note _2016

New Assistant Principal Appointed

With our school growing rapidly, we have been able to appoint an additional Assistant Principal to support and lead our Framework for Student Outcomes (FISO) at Clyde Primary School.

Ms Michelle Mackenlay will join the executive team in Term 4 and be leading a number of initiatives at our school. Michelle will be located in the office in the LAIR and will be overseeing the Year 3 to 6 area, while Mr Nick Schneider will continue in his role as Assistant Principal and will be overseeing the Foundation to Year 2 area. There are of course many roles that we will identify and sort out at the beginning of Term 4 when Michelle starts with us. I know that you will join me in welcoming Michelle into our Clyde Primary School community.

School Council

A report from the most recent School Council meeting has been posted on to our website. Please have a look here School Council Report

Thank you Ms Caroline Coutis and welcome back Ms Sharon Barker

Ms Carolie Coutis has been taking our students for Term 2 and 3 for Social Skills. I would like to thank Caroline for her valuable contributions to our school.  Caroline will continue her work with us at Clyde PS as a CRT ( classroom relief teacher) in Term 4.

We welcome back Ms Sharon Barker in Term 4 who will be replacing Ms Coutis and taking our students for Social Skills.  Ms Barker will also be supporting the Junior team with an Intervention program.

Community Events

Congratulations to our students for their outstanding performance of ‘The Eternal Alchemist’.  What a great way to showcase our wonderful school. Thank you to our parents, nanna’s, teachers and education support staff who together made it such an amazing success.

Happy Father’s Day to all our dads and grandads for Sunday.  We hope you enjoyed your special breakfast and a chance to celebrate with your children at school.

Principal’s Awards

  • Owen – For working very hard to develop his spelling and beginning to write full sentences with full stops and finger spaces.
  • Ashton – For excellent results showing a great improvement in his knowledge of fractions.
  • Ali – For having a fantastic attitude to all areas of learning.  He is an avid reader with fantastic comprehension.  In numeracy, Ali is working hard on his understanding of fractions and challenges himself to complete difficult problems.
  • Hailey – For her dedication and enthusiasm during inquiry learning and research tasks. Well done Hailey, you are a fantastic role model for others and I can’t wait to see your creative ideas start taking shape in our Social Justice unit.





PLT News

Senior PLT

We are so proud of all of our Senior students for their hard work this term. We have had many highlights this term, including 5/6 Hoop time, Toastmasters and our rehearsals for our school production The Eternal Alchemist.

Our year 6 students have been practising and developing their leadership skills for the Toastmasters performance night on the 15th of September. So far they have presented speeches about themselves, their family and their hobbies. They have learnt about the importance of body language, speeches stance, and how to structure an effective speech.

Here are a few tips on how to use gestures effectively:

  • Eye contact establishes an immediate bond with an audience, especially when a speaker focuses in on individual listeners rather than just gazing over the audience as a whole.
  • Control mannerisms. Mannerisms are the nervous expressions a speaker might not be aware of such as putting their hands in their pockets, nodding their head excessively, or using filler words like um and ah too often.
  • Put verbs in to action when speaking to an audience by physically acting them out with the hands, face or entire body.
  • Move around the stage as topics change and move toward the audience when asking questions, making critical connections, or offering a revelation.

The Senior school students have really enjoyed Toastmasters so far.  It has been fantastic to see everyone’s confidence grow as they listen to feedback and improve on every speech they deliver. Production rehearsal has also been a chance for all our students to show off new skills and practice their public speaking and acting.

We are very excited for the school production. Here are some interviews with the cast members on what they are most looking forward to:

The Apprentice                                Names: Jordyn Collins & Jaide Hunter   

What is your favourite scene in the production?

  • Jordyn: Scene 4
  • Jaide: Scene 6. I like it because it is a mysterious scene you don’t know what’s about to happen and then “BOOM”!!

If you could choose another character who would you be?

  • Jordyn and Jaide: The Alchemist because they have good lines.

Who in the production is most like their character?

  • Jordyn and Jaide: Bailey Farrer is most like his character (the King) because they have the same personalities.

What is your favourite line in the production?

  • Jaide: My favourite line in the production is “Alchemist will you ever learn it’s not always the people who scream the loudest that have the biggest problems just as all gold is not metal.”
  • Jordyn: “Mirror, mirror on the wall, I’m getting confused and don’t know who else to   call, I know nothing of gold I’ve never seen it, the King says he can not live without gold but everything the Alchemist takes is useless it doesn’t do anything, it doesn’t help anyone, it doesn’t make any of these people happy.”

What are you most looking forward to?   

  • Jordyn: I’m most looking forward to performing in front of lots of people!
  • Jaide: I am most looking forward to everyone looking at me and paying attention to me!


The Senior PLT Team.

Attendance News

What kind of start is your child getting?

Just a little bit late doesn’t’ seem much, but…


Did you know your child’s best learning time is the start of the school day? That’s when every minute counts the most!!

Remember every day counts. If you are having attendance issues with your child, please let your classroom teacher know so we can work together to get your child to school every day.

For more information

Congratulations to Foundation D for receiving this fortnights attendance award.

Keep up the great work!

School Uniforms

We have some really smart looking jackets approved by School Council and soon to be available. We are just waiting exact details on price etc. Do please feel free to enquire should you wish to know more. As soon as we have all of the information we will send out a Tiqbiz notification.

A message and flyer from our school uniform suppliers, Beleza:

Hi Valued School Community,

Please find attached a flyer regarding the Term 3 School Holidays trading hours at our Beleza Cranbourne Store. We highly suggest parents raising any enquiries they may have with our Beleza Cranbourne Store before the end of Term 3, as the store will be closed the first week of the school holidays.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind Regards,

Beleza Team

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