Clyde Primary School Newsletter

16th September 2016

Featured | Toastmasters

Thursday the 15th of September marked the end of our Toastmasters program.

Over the past 9 weeks, our Year 6 students were lucky enough to participate in a public speaking program specifically designed to promote confidence when addressing other people.

Each student was given the opportunity to present speeches throughout our Friday sessions to showcase what they’ve learned as well as
celebrate all that they’ve achieved over the course of the program.

Our graduation ceremony took place at 7pm on 15
th of September as a way to conclude our Toastmasters program. Our Toastmaster for the evening, Bailey Farrer, did an amazing job on hosting our evening which would have been a daunting task for most adults! Speeches on the evening varied in content, ranging from an informative and thoughtful speech on colour blindness and the difficulties it presents, to a passionate speech regarding animal cruelty, to an educational speech on the art of thy “selfie” which introduced us to the glory of “the Porsha Matheson face”!  There was an wide variety of different topics covered and all students did a wonderful job. Our speeches for the evening were as followed:

Bailey M – Kids and Sports
Riley B – Life with ADHD

Hailey D – KooWeeRup Secondary College

Jack S – Animal Trafficking

Kiara T – What Toastmasters Has Taught Me

Heath K – All About Me

Arwen A – My Graduation Speech

Porsha M – The Eternal Alchemist

Jordyn C – How To Take a Selfie

Cooper H – Tanner Fox

Thank you to Mr & Mrs A’vard, Ashley, Mr Johnson, Mr Leake and Mr Worland for volunteering their time to provide our students with this tremendous opportunity. The skills you have taught our students will be invaluable to them for many years to come! Thank you to, to Mrs Taylor who donated a delicious cake to share with our Toastmasters for our morning tea.

I am so deeply proud of each and every student over the past 8 weeks who spoke,
evaluated, grunted, harked, timed, gesticulated, eye contacted and encouraged others – you are all masters in my eyes!

Beth Blake


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

Oroya Grove Works Update

Works on Oroya Grove and Valetta Street will continue to be completed over the school holiday period. The contractor will be focussing on constructing the kerb in preparation for completing the sealing of the road. We would like to sincerely thank everyone for their patience during this time and look forward to a much smoother flow of traffic once the works are completed.

Foundation, 1 & 2 Swimming

Full information for the Foundation, Ones and Twos swimming program will be made available shortly. These lessons will be conducted next term at the Paul Sadler Swim School in Narre Warren in the week Monday 12th – Friday 16th December

This will involve 5 swimming lessons throughout the course of the week and will cost approximately $70 for lessons and bus hire.


A huge congratulations to Ashleigh McConnel and Monique Murphy who spoke to all the students a few weeks ago. At the current Rio Paralympics, Mon took out the Silver Medal in the 400m S10 Freestyle event and Ashleigh won Gold in the 4x100m Freestyle!! Monique was certainly feeling the love from Clyde PS as she sent a shout out in her post match interview live on national TV!
We can’t wait for you to come and share your success!!

Tree Audit

Clyde Primary School Council commissioned a full audit of all of the trees within the school grounds. This audit outlined a plan of action for making our school safe and unfortunately requires a number of trees to be removed. This work will be completed in the 2nd week of the school holidays to minimise disruption to the school community. The Buildings and Grounds Committee of School Council will investigate suitable areas for replacement of the trees early next term.


A special thanks to Justin Keppell for the time he has taken to produce new photographs of our school. Keep an eye out for his updated photos on the school website at
I’m sure you’ll agree that they look fantastic.

Term 3 has been an extremely busy time at Clyde Primary School, I would like to personally thank all of the parents, grandparents, guardians and friends for all of the assistance we have received to support the many wonderful programs offered at Clyde.

I hope that everyone has a well-deserved, relaxing school holiday break in preparation for a busy Term 4.

Nick Schneider


Acting Principal

Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Camp

Preparations for this year’s school camp are well underway and will be held at Allambee Camp, 390 Mirboo-Yarragon Rd, Allambee Reserve.

More information can be obtained at the following website

The camp will be conducted in the week Monday 5th – Friday 9th December.

Please remember to notify your child’s classroom teacher to confirm their attendance and continue making regular payments in line with the payment plan (as outlined on Tiqbiz)


Congratulations to Bailey Miles for taking out 1st prize in our annual Toastmasters Public Speaking Competition.
Well done to all of the Year 6s who participated in the program, their growth and confidence over the past term has noticeably increased. Hopefully they will be able to take the skills they have learnt to secondary college with them.
Again, I’d like to personally thank the A’Vard family and all of the Toastmaster’s volunteers for their time and  patience.

Principal’s Awards

  • Rielley – For outstanding improvements across all areas.  Rielly has become a confident writer and is making great attempts at spelling new words. Keep up the great work Rielly!!
  • Cameron – For excellent structure in his procedural writing and fantastic creativity in his narrative writing.
  • Campbell – For having an outstanding attitude towards his learning, always eager to challenge himself. In particular, his enthusiasm, curiosity and outstanding results in mathematics.




PLT News

LOTE – indonesian

What have we been learning?

Over the last term students have undertaken many creative tasks in Indonesian.

The Year 5/6 students have been creating models of a natural landmark of Indonesia. Many students have researched volcanoes, waterfalls, water holes and beaches of Indonesia.

The Year 3/4 students are almost finished their weather reports. The students have done a fantastic job at retaining their weather vocabulary, extending their number vocabulary and writing in Indonesian. They have also learnt a lot about working collaboratively and compromising. I am looking forward to them all sharing their finished products next term.

The Year 1/2 students have created Indonesian batik style wallets for their Indonesian market unit next term. They had lots of fun creating and writing up a procedural text on how to make batik items.

Attendance News

Congratulations to Foundation D for receiving this fortnights attendance award.

Keep up the great work!

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