Clyde Primary School Newsletter

31st March 2017

Featured | Easter Parade 

Our last day of Term One was celebrated with our Easter Parade. Clearly a lot of effort had been put into your creations, well done to all students who got involved. Congratulations Jesse in 5/6 on winning our Easter Raffle.  Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets and helped raise $281.30 which will be donated to the Good Friday Appeal.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday break and we look forward to seeing you when school returns for Term 2 on Tuesday 18th of April.


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

Teaching and Learning at Clyde in Term 1.

Term 1 has been a productive term and our students are now well settled into their learning spaces. Term 1 has been about building relationships with our students and establishing routines and class expectations.

The focus has been on History this term and our teachers have been integrating this topic into all areas of the curriculum.

Last week our teachers with their Professional Learning Teams participated in a day of structured planning for Term 2.  We have used the Victorian Curriculum to ensure we have sequential plans for teaching and learning in all classes.

The first week of term 2 will see us revisiting Community Classrooms and setting goals in Reading, Writing and Maths for the term.

We will have a focus of Science, both chemical and biological for the remainder of the term.  We are holding a Science night on May, 25th ( our Education Week event) so look out for more information closer to the day.

Curriculum Day – Friday, 21st April

Our staff will be combining with Nar Nar Goon PS for a day with Michael Ymer with a focus on ‘Making Maths meaningful to your students- How would this look in the classroom? This is a student free day.

Communication at Clyde PS Term 2

Assemblies and Newsletters

Our Professional Learning Team assemblies will be held in even weeks, beginning Week 4 of the term and the newsletter will come out in the odd weeks.

Assembly weeks: WB 8th May, WB 23rd May, WB June 6th WB 20th June

Newsletter weeks: WB 21st April, WB 1st May WB 15th May, WB 29th May WB 12th June, WB 26th June

Twilight Sports

Unfortunately due to rather unstable weather on Thursday, we were unable to hold our Twilight Sports community event. We are going to reschedule for term 4, when daylight saving resumes. We apologise for any inconvenience.

School Photos

Our school photos will be taken on Thursday, 27th April, 2nd week back.

Online Orders:  To pre-order online, take your personal Order and ID Numbers found on your order form and go to  Orders can be placed online up to 2 working days after photography.  You do not need to return the order form if you order online.

Remember:  All orders placed online before midnight on photography day will receive a free 20cm x 25cm black and white portrait print.

Manual Orders:  Complete your order form and return with payment to school on photography day.

Sibling Orders:  For a special photo of your children together order online by 10am on photography day.  Alternatively collect a Sibling Order Form from the office or download it from the SchoolPix website and return it on photography day.  Only siblings that place an order will be photographed.

PO Box 5222, Hallam VIC 3803

Ph: 1300 766 055



Breakfast Club Donations

Breakfast club is becoming increasingly popular this year, resulting in more supplies being used each week. In order to continue catering for all students’ that attend Breakfast Club, we are kindly asking for donations of supplies; this could be bread, butter, spreads etc. All donations will help to ensure that all students are getting a healthy, nutritious breakfast. Donations can be made at the front office.

Thankyou in advance for your support.


Bellbrook Catering would like to wish all students, staff and families a safe and happy holiday break. Your first canteen day for term 2  2017 is Thursday 20th April.

Thank you

On behalf of the staff at Clyde Primary School, I would like to wish our school community a safe and enjoyable holiday and happy Easter. Thank you for your support throughout the term.

Parent Question: How can we help our Foundation students to learn how to make friends?

There are many ways we can help our Foundation students to make new friends at school.

At home, you could give your child opportunities to meet children with similar interests through extra-curricular activities or play dates. Sometimes reminders about what to do might help too. For example, you could encourage your child to introduce himself when he/she  meets new children – ‘Hello, I’m Jack. What’s your name?’ Teachers and parents can encourage children to come up with ideas for play at school, as a lot of children struggle to engage with others, as they don’t know what or how to initiate play. Asking other children to share what they play, can help children come up with ideas. For the first 6 months of the year our Foundation students are encouraged to play in a designated area, on the front playground. This is to encourage them to make friendships with children of similar ages and teachers are on duty in this area to keep an eye out for students who may not be playing with others. If you have concerns that your child is not making friendships, please see their class teacher.

Principal’s Awards

Cody for starting to use his sounds in his writing and always attempting his best.

Patrick for going above and beyond in all aspects of his learning and has a thirst for learning.

Zahara D for fantastic effort in her writing activities and having the confidence to complete and re-read her work to others.

Steph for an incredible Big Write about Sharon and the Seven Monsters. Well done Steph!

Ryley for outstanding improvements in his understanding of place value concepts.



Middle PLT News

What a great term we have had in our area. The students have worked extremely hard to achieve their learning goals. Our focus this term has been establishing classroom communities based on Respect, Resilience and Responsibility. In History we have learnt about celebrations and first contact.

In Reading students have continued to develop strategies based on CAFÉ (comprehension, accuracy, fluency and extend vocabulary). The students have been starting each day reading their “ good fit” books in our sustained reading time between 9 am and 9:20 am.  It has also been pleasing to see that students are reading at home. At our recent middle school assembly the following students received their 25 nights of reading award.

3/4D – Ebony K, Hayden H, Ranudi G, Layalla D

3/4C – Macey M, Shaun D, Ershad A, Aaliyah B, Ella R

3/4B – Preethika V, Abbey L, Abbie P,  Chantelle H, Louis R

3/4A – Charlie O

During the term we had our house athletic sports where our students earned points for competing in events such as sprints, distance races, relays, hurdles, long jump, high jump, triple jump, discus and shot put. It was great to see the effort that our students put in on the day. From these sports a team of students went to Casey Fields to compete in the District Athletic Sports.  We are very proud of all the students who represented our school. They spoke at our assembly and here is what they had to say about their day.

Hi I am Holly and I am from 3/4D. As you know some people went to Districts for athletics on the 9th of March. I was one of them. It was at CASEY FIELDS ATHLETICS TRACK. My event was triple jump. It was boiling hot. I felt hot, nervous and I had butterflies in my tummy. I had a fantastic time! 

Hi I’m Emily and on the 9th of March I did Districts Athletics. It was at Casey Fields. My event was high jump. I came 4th, and the height of the high jump bar I got up to was 1.10 metres. Even though it was really hot I still had a fantastic day. 

Hello my name is Will and I will be talking about District Athletics. On the 9th of March we all went to District Athletics. I was in shot put, discus and relay. I came 4th in everyone except relay. We came 5th in relay. I had a hot and sweaty, and awesome day! 

Hi my name is Josh. On the 9th of March I was at Casey Fields for District Athletics. My event was 1500m I came 18th out of 20 people. It was three and a half laps of the Casey fields Athletics oval. After the race I felt sick!  

Hi my name is Sema and I will be talking about district. Two weeks ago there was the district sports and I was one of the people who did it. I felt really nervous but I got through it. I competed in the100 metre sprint and the 200 metre sprint. I also did the relay. It was a very hot day but I tried.   

I was really nervous about districts because I had never been there before. I competed in high jump and long jump. I didn’t win anything in high jump but I finished second in long jump. Districts was fantastic. I’m really proud that I came second.  Shaun 

At the District Athletics, I competed in the event called discus. What you have to do is throw a small disc as far as you can. I came 2nd against some really good athletes; one girl even did Little Athletics. I was happy because I tried my best and it was fun!  Steph. 

I was really happy to come third at the District Athletics in the 1500m run. I was running against lots of kids, including Josh H from 34D. After the race, my legs were really sore. It was an amazing day! Abbey L.                                                                                          

As our first term comes to an end, we are busy planning for next term.  Our Inquiry unit will be focusing on chemical and biological science.  Our students will continue to set goals for their learning.

We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and look forward to an exciting term two.


Mrs Chester, Mrs Cecil, Mr Selby, Miss Heitch and Mrs McBride


Foundation – Year 2 Sports Day

It was great to see so many parents, guardians, grandparents and friends joining us for the Foundation -Year 2 sports day, the children loved having you there.  We had leap frog and hurdle races, long jump and lots of other challenging and fun activities.


Liam WhiteCongratulations Liam!

Liam attended the 2017 Victorian Primary Schools Golf Championship.  It was the Regional Qualifying Round held at Pakenham Golf Club on the 7th March.  He had the winning score of 40 for 9 holes and has now qualified for the Regional Final at Warragul Golf Club on the 13th November.  Best of Luck Liam.

Thank you for reading our newsletter. Our next edition should be available Mid April.