Clyde Primary School Newsletter

25th August 2017

Featured | Breakfast Club 

Our Breakfast Club provides a healthy breakfast for students who may otherwise arrive at school hungry. Research shows that one in seven children arrive at school without eating breakfast, which can affect their learning and attendance.

Our Breakfast Club runs every Friday in the Learning Centre from 8:15-8:45am. Some mornings we have nearly 50 students attend. The children love the social aspect of Breakfast Club as well as the yummy food on a cold morning.

We kindly thank our wonderful volunteers who assist with the program, making and serving the food to our students. If you would like to volunteer for Breakfast Club, please contact the school office.


Filter Events

23octAll DayAFL Grandfinal Public Holiday(All Day: friday)

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)

06novAll DayColour Run(All Day: friday)

13nov12:00 pm1:30 pm2nd Transition Day - Foundation 202112:00 pm - 1:30 pm

23nov12:00 pm1:30 pm3rd Transition Day - Foundation 202112:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Principals Report

Clyde News

We are very excited to be launching Clyde TV on Friday 8th September.

Our first episode will be hosted by Jaida and Levi from the Senior School. They have been working on their camera technique and presentation style in preparation for the show. Featured will be stories from the Art Room, Choir, LOTE and 1/2C.

Invitations will be sent to the school community to come along and join our students for the launch of this great program.

Buildings and Grounds

We have received some great news from the department that we will be receiving a new Mod 5 portable building for our school. This will consist of 2 brand new classrooms and will be situated next to the current 5/6 building.

This process will begin shortly and will hopefully be operational in early Term 4.

School Uniform

Could parents please refer to our School Uniform Policy (click on the link below)

Recently we have had a number of students out of uniform and we would like to remind families of our school uniform requirements established through School Council.

Uniform Policy

Parent Opinion Survey

This is a notification that the closing date for the online Parent Opinion Survey has been extended to Sunday 3 September 2017. Parents can submit completed online surveys until 11:59PM Sunday 3 September.

Thank you for your participation in the 2017 online survey.

3/4C – Pattie Chester Long Service Leave

For the remainder of Term 3 Pattie Chester (3/4C) will be taking long service leave.

She will be replaced for 4 weeks by Lauren Kirk, Mrs Chester will resume her role at the beginning of Term 4.

All planning and school programs will continue as normal.

Foundation Transition 2018

Our 2nd Foundation Transition session for 2018 will be held this Monday 28th August from 12.30 – 1.30pm.

We look forward to seeing our future Foundation students on this day and remind all members of our school community that we are still accepting enrolments for 2018.


Literacy and Numeracy Week

Monday 28th August – Friday 1st September

Families and friends are welcome to come along and join if the fun activities we have planned for the week.

Book Fair will be open –

  • before school 8.30 – 8.55am Monday – Friday
  • after school 3.30 – 4.00pm Monday – Thursday

We will have some great books on sale from Scholastic Book Fair, parents/guardians and students are welcome to come along. The Scholastic Book Fair is a great way for our school to increase the amount of quality literature in our Library, every book sold at the Fair earns free books for our school. Parents can also purchase a book in their family name to donate to our Library.

Book Character Parade Wednesday 30th August, 9.15am Children are invited to come dressed as their favourite book character. Please feel free to join your child in their classroom after the parade to share in a special literacy activity concluding at 11am.

Father’s Day Stall Thursday 31st August. Students will be able to purchase a gift for their Dad or Special person. Gifts will range from $1.50 – $4.00.

Father’s Day Breakfast and Footy Day Friday 1st September 7.30 -8.45am Dads/Grandads/Guardians or Special persons are invited to come along and enjoy a bacon and egg roll or sausage in bread. A coffee van will be available for you to purchase coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Wear your team colours and have a kick of the footy on the oval with your child/ren. A whole school footy parade will follow at 9.15am.

Principal’s Awards

Jack for working extremely hard on his writing to produce wonderful sentences that include finger spaces, full stops and WOW words.

Paityn for showing terrific enthusiasm when learning to add large numbers and helping her class mates with their work.  Well done Paityn!

Jay for working beyond his level because of his ability to set his own goals and consistently working towards these goals.

Payton for her outstanding efforts in Literacy. Payton has been tuning into many interesting words in her reading and using checklists to revise and up-level her discussions. Well done Payton, thank you for your dedication and hard work.

Josh for experimenting with new connectives to sequence his writing.

Specialist PLT News

Visual Arts – Foundation to Year 2

The focus for the first weeks of Term Three has been on colour theory. The students have explored primary and secondary colours, mixing colours and the colour wheel. They then created artworks based on what they had learnt with colour theory.

The students are excited to be currently painting their own special rock with a design that they created in Mrs Elston’s class. The design is unique to each child, what’s special to them and represents what makes them who they are.  The rocks will be imbedded in concrete in our rock path that will be on the way soon for our special Clyde Pride project. We’re expecting the rock path to be complete ready for viewing at the Clyde Show.

Students will be involved in creating class or Year level artworks for the Silent Auction at the Clyde Show as well as completing artworks for display for the remainder of the term.

They’re all looking forward to seeing some of their artworks up on display as they have been working towards this day since the beginning of term two and can’t wait to take their artworks home after the show!

Hope to see you all at the Clyde Show.
Mrs Beryl Campbell

Visual Art – Year 3 to 6

It has been a great start to term 3 in Art. We have begun delving into the idea of 3D sculpting with the 3/4’s and are learning all about paper mache and a great artist called Dan Reeder. We have begun making our foundations (armatures) to build upon to make paper mache ice-creams which will be on view later this term for parents to see, just in time to make us hungry for ice-cream before summer starts. If you have any newspapers you could donate to the school for the use in this art process it would be greatly appreciated. The 5/6’s are continuing making Batik cloth squares using mandala patterns which links to Indonesian and Tibetan culture. Some of the patterns students have created are mesmerizing. These beautiful works of art will be shown at the Clyde Show later this term. I look forward to seeing you there.

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see” – Edgar Degas
Mrs Narelle Steckyj

Music – Year 3 to 6

Celebration of Term 2 work

In Term 2 Clyde Primary School used ukuleles and chair drumming in the music classroom. Here we started learning more about what it means to play together as a team. We explored more complex rhythms, pitch and melody. We learnt how to play 4 chords on the ukulele which can be used to play many well known songs. Students composed their own music using the ukuleles for their end of term assessments. We also began work on our new school song and performed the lyrics of this in the final assembly for the term. The song is called Clyde Pride.

Term 3 – Modern Band

This term in music we will shift our focus to turning our class into a Modern Band. Modern Band is an approach to teaching and learning music that uses instruments such as ukulele, guitar, drums, voice, bass guitar, keyboard and technology. Students work together to play a popular song. This term we have started with Pink’s ‘Who Knew’ and after this students will choose their own class song to work on. We will continue working on the school’s new song Clyde Pride and work hard to have performances ready for the Clyde Show towards the end of the term.

For more information about Modern Band go to  music

Wanted for the music program

  • Unused or old iPods, iPhones and iPads
  • Unused or old keyboards and guitars in good working order

Clyde’s music program is brand new and we are in the process of building up our resources. If you could spare any of the equipment listed above we would be very grateful. Please take it to the front office and leave your contact details so that we can thank you properly at a later stage.

Clyde TV is coming

  • Clyde’s first student led current events TV show for our students and community
  • To be involved please make sure your child’s photo and video permissions are all up to date
  • Watch this space…

Mr T


After a busy and successful Term 2, we started Term 3 with a bang. Students in Years 3-6 started the term with a Basketball unit in preparation for Hooptime. During our PE lessons, we had some professional coaching from Lucas Barker from the Dandenong Rangers. On the 8th August we had 7 3/4 Hooptime teams compete against other schools in our district. It was a very fun and successful day. On 22nd August, we had 6 5/6 teams compete in the Senior Hooptime. Competition was tough, but all students did their best and had fun too.

After successfully applying for a grant through Sporting Schools Victoria, over the next few weeks students in Years 1-4 will be lucky enough to have an AFL program running. The program will run for 3 weeks by an AFL specialist that will cater for developing skills and understanding of the game. This engaging program will be both fun and valuable to students of all skill levels.

On the 8th September, the Foundation students will be taking part in some soccer coaching from Tim Cahill Soccer Academy, which will be a great experience for them all.

This term we will also be participating in Woolworths Earn & Learn, so look out for more information about that and if you or other family members shop at Woolworths, please make sure you keep the stickers.  We have sticker books and a bin in the office where we can collect them.

We have an exciting event coming in Term 4, which we will be sending more information out about towards the end of Term 3, but to give you a hint…Colour Run!

Mrs Amanda Ferguson

Clyde Show Day

Thursday 21st of September 10.45am – 3.30pm

All families are welcome to attend the day from 10.45am to view the students’ work and participate in activities.

10.45 – 1.15pm  Exhibits, Sideshows and Entertainment

Students and visitors can view exhibits, enjoy the entertainment and sideshows organised by the Year 5 and 6 students.

12.50 -1.15pm Lunch

Parents welcome to join their children in the classroom for lunch. Pre-order your lunch, forms were sent home on Monday and additional copies are available from the office if needed. Canteen will be open for snacks (cash only) at recess and lunch time, however no hot food will be sold on the day.  Devonshire teas, cake and muffins will also be available to purchase in the Multi Purpose Room.

2.00 – 3.15pm Clyde Talent

You’re welcome to join us for the Clyde Talent Quest, Clyde’s very own Staff Band and Mr T’s Band.


Sideshows – Basketball Court
Exhibits – Art Room, Multi Purpose Room, Library, Learning Centre, Year 2 & 3 Classrooms
Entertainment – Decking next to the basketball court


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