Clyde Primary School Newsletter
30th June 2017
Have a safe and relaxing holiday
I would like to wish all of our school community a safe and relaxing holiday.
Thank you to our students who have worked hard to achieve their learning goals, to our parent helpers for your ongoing support and to all our parents who work in partnership with us to ensure that our students have a positive approach to their learning. Thank you also to our wonderful and nurturing staff who put our students at the centre of all we do at Clyde PS.
Communication at Clyde PS
Building positive relationships with our parents is a priority for us at Clyde. There can be concerns that crop up from time to time. Please make a time to chat to your child’s teacher in the first instance if you have a concern with your child. They know your child best. Ms Taylor is also available to speak to as our Wellbeing Coordinator. If you wish to address more serious concerns, please make an appointment to speak to a member of the Principal Team, Assistant Principals; Ms Mackenlay or Mr Schneider and finally myself. Our priority is to make our school a safe and happy place for all. Refer to the guide below for some tips.
Term 2 Celebrations
Term 2 has been a busy term with a number of successful community events to celebrate. Science Night during Education Week brought great excitement and buzz with so many parents and children conducting experiments together. Our annual Mother’s Day Picnic was again a popular event. Our students loved having this special time with Mums, Grandmas and special friends. Our students from Foundation to Year 4 have been on excursions to The Wetlands, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Zoo gaining valuable experiences to bring back to school to discuss and apply to their learning. Year 5 and 6 represented our school at the Lightning Premiership, competing in football, soccer, netball, volleyball and T-ball, everyone involved had a great day.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Ms Sam Koutros who is expecting a baby later in the year. Sam will be with us until the end of Term 3. We welcome back Ms Tegan Williams who will be returning to Clyde at the beginning of Term 3 in a part time capacity of 2 days per week. Mr Jerry Trzeciak will be fulltime with us from the beginning of Term 3.
Three Way Conferences
It was wonderful to see so many parents, guardians and students attend the Three Way Conferences held last night. It’s a great opportunity for our students to talk about their successes and their goals for Term 3. If you missed out on booking a Three Way Conference please see your child’s classroom teacher.
Parent Helper’s Course
We are running another Parent Helper’s Course for parents/guardians who would like to help out in their child’s classroom. This course will be held on Friday 4th of August at 9:00am. If you’re interested in attending this course, please telephone or sign up at the office.
School Camp – Waratah Bay
At the beginning of Term 3, school camp for the Year 3/4 and 5/6 students will be held at Waratah Bay.
This will be a three day/two night camp from Wednesday 19th July to Friday 21st July (Week 1) for the Year 3/4s.
This will be a four day/three night camp from Tuesday 25th July to Friday 28th July (Week 2) for the Year 5/6s.
Here is a link to the camp website waratahbeachcamp.com.au
The cost of the camp for the Year 3/4s is $240 including all accommodation, food and transport. The cost for the Year 5/6s is $320 all inclusive.
Final payment and documentation for camp is now due.
Jesse for his outstanding attitude and growth mindset towards making mistakes. Jesse is keen to improve his mathematical skills in BODMAS and sees mistakes as a way to continue learning.
Oli For showing great improvements in his reading and producing some terrific report writing about the animals we saw at the zoo. Congratulations Oli!.
Cassidy for always striving to challenge her capabilities in learning and having great determination in reading every night. Well done Cassidy!
Kaleb for being a terrific role model in our classroom and always giving his best in reading and writing tasks.
Louis for an outstanding mid-year report, demonstrating excellence in all subjects. Well done on an incredible report!
In Term 2 the 5/6 students studied Biological and Chemical Science. We are working on an extremely detailed Information Report based on reversible and irreversible chemical changes.
For Writing we learnt about Information Reports and Expositions. We learnt about different persuasive features and how to use them in the structure of an exposition to persuade someone of our point of view. The Year 6’s also learnt about debating while the Year 5’s had NAPLAN. For Maths we have learnt about the four operations including multiplying by 2 and 3 digits and division with large numbers. We also learnt how to solve complicated equations using BODMAS. For Reading, we did some Close Reads where we had symbols that meant certain uses, like lines under a text meant important words and a tick next to a paragraph meant the student understood the text.
In Term 3 the 5/6 students are looking forward to an exciting term with lots of excursions and activities. In Inquiry next term we will be learning about Civics and Citizenship and how it works, this will be a serious topic next term. We also have a very exciting camp coming up it is at at Waratah Bay on the first week back at Term 3 and it will be very entertaining and fun. We will also be doing Hoop Time, it will be a lot of fun.
By Thomas and Liam W
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