Clyde Primary School Newsletter

8th September 2017

Featured | Literacy and Numeracy Week 

It was great so see so many families at the Book Fair, Book Character Parade and Father’s Footy Day Breakfast during the week.

Thank you for your support!


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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

Clyde TV

Today, we showed our very first episode of Clyde TV. There was much excitement from all who watched; students, staff and the parents who joined us in classrooms. Congratulations to Jaida and Levi on a fantastic job of hosting our very first show.  Thank you to Ms Foden and 1/2 C for your Maths segment and to Ms Ray, FA and FB for a snapshot of Indonesian. Thanks Mr T for sharing your American Music experience. I know that some of our teachers have already filmed segments for our upcoming episodes and we look forward to these contributions.

Why are we implementing Clyde TV at our school?

This program provides a wonderful opportunity for our students to strengthen their speaking and listening skills and to use 21st century technologies. Our students will have a strong ‘student’ voice’ in the creation and implementation of Clyde TV.  We want our students to be engaged and connected to school and this is one way we can help to make this happen.

Clyde TV will bring all areas of our curriculum together in one show.  We hope that you will look forward to each and every episode and it will be the talk of Clyde PS.

Literacy and Numeracy Week

The 2017 Scholastic Book Fair was a huge success with $1088.00 being raised to purchase quality literature for our Library.  Thank you to those families who donated and purchased books to support our school.  It was wonderful to see so many students (and teachers!) dressed up as their favourite Book Character and participating in our parade. The costumes were amazing!

Clyde Pride Rock Garden

Throughout this term, our Environmental team have been working on ways to enhance our school community to “Beautify Clyde with our Pride”.

All students have been busily working together to create something amazing for our school community. With the help of Mrs Campbell and our specialist team, they have been working to create a personalised rock to contribute to our garden pathway out the front of the school.

Each rock is a unique representation of what is important and special to the student who made it with love, care and pride for our school. Students were asked to think of things that inspire them and make them proud to be a part of this school community. Every student and every staff member has collaborated to create a unique rock to contribute to our Clyde Pride Pathway.

Miss Leanne has been working tirelessly to organise our front garden (outside Mrs Chester’s room) in preparation for our path. In the coming weeks, plans will be finalised and concrete will be poured to prepare for our amazing Clyde creation to encapsulate our school pride and what makes Clyde Primary School so special and unique.

We can’t wait to share it with you all!

Shared Learning

Julie Shepherd, our Literacy consultant, was in on the 7th of September modelling a Writer’s Notebook lesson in classrooms across the school.  Teachers and ES staff were able to observe strategies to further develop and improve teaching practice in Writing. This in turn, has an impact on improved results for our students.

Uniform reminder

In our last newsletter we published our school’s Uniform Policy. Could parents please check their children’s uniform to ensure that they have the correct jumpers as a number of parents have deemed this an issue. Please remember to label all of your children’s belongings.

Photo and video permission reminder

Parents and guardians please be reminded that students require permission to have their photo taken or be filmed (for educational purposes) when at school, this will include Clyde TV. Parents who have not returned this permission and require a new form can click on the link below or obtain one from the office.

2017 Consent Form

Father’s Day Breakfast

This year’s Father’s Day Breakfast was another resounding success. We cooked 18kg of bacon, 176 sausages, 300 eggs and served 336 rolls and 7 loaves of bread. We appreciate all of the parents who found the time to attend and we know the students were extremely happy to see you at school as well.

Thank you to all of the staff who attended school early to help cook and serve the breakfast.

School Council Casual Vacancy

Congratulations to Rachel Travica who has accepted the casual vacancy on School Council. She will undertake this role until March next year when we conduct our annual election. We warmly welcome her to our group.

Whole School Assembly

A reminder to parents/guardians that we will be conducting a whole school assembly on the last day of term at 9.15am. Weather permitting, this will be conducted on the basketball court otherwise alternative arrangements will be made. Please remember that we have a 2.30pm finish on the final day of term.

Clyde Show

All parents and friends are invited to join us on the 21st September from 10.45 – 3.15pm for the Clyde Show. The day will be filled with fun activities and live entertainment.

The canteen will be open for snacks during recess and lunch (cash only).

Scones and muffins will be on sale.

Tilly’s Cup coffee van will be on site for you to purchase tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

Students have been working diligently on artworks for the exhibition, master pieces for the silent auction and practising for the Clyde Talent Quest.  Year 6 students are organising side shows like the traditional Clyde Jaffa Smash!

Students can also make some items at home to enter into the following exhibits.  All items to be brought along on the morning of the Show.  Please ensure everything is clearly labelled with the labels supplied by your child’s classroom teacher.

  • Decorated Cupcake – Clyde Pride
  • Best dressed Teddy / Doll – No theme
  • Decorated Marie biscuit – No theme
  • Photography – photo taken by the students and mounted (no Selfies or editing).The photo can be  ‘What, makes me…me.’
  • Vegetable or Fruit Creations
  • Most interesting Egg/Best dressed egg
  • Canvas- Artwork. Own choice of medium. i.e. Paint, oil pastel, water colour, charcoal, etc

If you have any questions please see; Mrs Campbell, Ms Leanne, Mrs Steckyj or your classroom teacher.

We look forward to seeing you all at THE SHOW!

PLT News

Middle PLT

Last week the year 3/4 students had a wonderful time celebrating the Children’s Book Council Association’s Book Week. Book Week is a celebration of books, knowledge and reading.

Our students dressed up as their favourite book character for our special Book Week Parade, which was held on Thursday the 29th of August.

Some of the costumes were amazing and the students had great fun showing them off. Students also had the opportunity to have special people come in and spend some time with them in the classroom doing literacy activities.

Everyone put a lot of effort into their costumes and in our literacy block we followed up with writing descriptions about our outfits!

The Middle School Team came dressed up as a theme… can you guess what it is?DSC_0251

As a special dedication to Book Week each class also designed a mural about their favourite Short-Listed book.

You can see 3/4D’s creativity on show in the office right now!34D Mural




The 2017 winners of Book Week have been selected. You can log on to the website to check them out.

Children’s Book Council Website:

The Middle School Team.
Pattie Chester, Amanda Cecil, Jess Heitch, Fraser Selby and Karen McBride


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