Clyde Primary School Newsletter

20th October 2017

Featured | Buildings & Grounds 

Portable works for our new Mod 5 Building are nearly complete, hopefully we will be signing off shortly and will have access to the classrooms. Our old school shed has been removed and we have now received a 40 foot shipping container for storage.


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

Shared Learning

Julie Shepherd, our Literacy consultant, was in on Tuesday. She joined us for the day to share her expertise in teaching Literacy.  She spent a session in each of the PLTs, from Foundation to Year 6, where she modelled a lesson based on the text type that is currently being taught in that year level.  She also modelled a small focus group session during this time. Staff gained valuable knowledge and ideas from observing her work with our students and we look forward to Julie visiting again later in the term.

Kate Brittain
English Curriculum Leader

Clyde TV

This term Clyde TV returns. In term 4 we are hoping to bring you 3 exciting new episodes. The dates for these episodes are:

  • Friday 3rd November
  • Friday 1st December
  • Friday 22nd December (Last day of school Christmas special farewell the Year 6 students)

This term there are exciting stories from the Clyde Show, Camp, PE, Junior Music, Performing Arts and our classrooms. There will also be some special interviews with staff and performances from the Clyde Show.

Each episode runs for about 20 minutes and starts promptly at 2:45pm. All are invited to view the show in the classroom with the students. See you soon for more Clyde TV.

Standby, Rolling, Action!!!

Colour Fun Run

Our Colour Fun Run is next Friday 27th October. Below is the timetable for the day:

Foundation: 9:20-10:10am
1/2s: 10:10-11am
3/4s: 12-12:50pm
5/6s: 12:50-1:40pm

Students will be walking/running around the track and then each student will receive an icy pole. At the end of the session they will be change back into their school uniform.

Parents are welcome to attend on the day.

2018 Year 5/6 Laptop Program

The BYOD (bring your own device) laptop program at Clyde Primary School was implement in 2014.  At that point in time, the program was about creating a 21st century learning environment that provided students with opportunities to connect to the digital world. Over the past four years, it has helped us teach students the necessary skills to enable them to be responsible digital citizens and begin to develop lifelong learning skills, tying in closely with our eSmart schools status. The laptop program enabled teachers to improve engagement, academic achievement and helped us to develop our pedagogy to include teaching and learning aspects that would be otherwise impossible.

Everything mentioned above is still just as relevant (if not more relevant) as it was in 2014. As we look to implement the new Digital Technologies curriculum in 2018, laptops will provide our students with essential tools to practise the skills and thinking outlined in this curriculum. The Digital Technologies (or DigiTech) curriculum has been developed to teach students lifelong skills that will help them through all future endeavours.

On the 25th October we will be holding an information night and a Q & A session about our laptop program for all parents of students going into year 5 (and 6) next year. We have also setup our Parent Portal through JB HiFI Education for parents to place their orders for student laptops.

Portal address:
Access code: CPS18


Nick from 5/6A represented Clyde Primary at the Regional Athletics yesterday, he did a fantastic job coming 5th in Shot put.  Congratulations Nick we are all very proud of you.


Leaving children unattended in cars

As the weather warms up it even more imperative that children are not left unattended in cars.

Information regarding this has been included in this week’s newsletter outlining the dangers, safety tips and what you can do if see a child left alone in a car.

What’s on in the next 2 weeks

Foundation Transition 2018 – Tuesday 23rd October 12.00 – 1pm
Assembly Foundation – 2 – Tuesday 24th October
BYO 2018 Laptop Information Evening (Year 4 families) – 6pm
Assembly Year 3 – 6 Thursday 26th October
Colour Fun Run – Friday 27th October.
World Teachers Day – Friday 27th October.
Whole School & Year 6 Photo – Tuesday 31st October.
Indonesian Day- Wednesday, 1st November 11:40-1:40pm
Clyde TV – Friday 3rd November 2.45pm

Australian Girls Choir Open Day

Congratulations to girls who recently took part in the AGC assessment workshop at school.  By now you should have received your personalised assessment report either posted to your home or via your school. The AGC will be holding an Open Day on Sunday October 29 and we hope that you will be able to join us!  Everyone is welcome to come along to the Open Day which will give girls the opportunity to try a complimentary class and attend an information session.  Ph 9895 6499 for information or visit

PLT News

Foundation PLT

Welcome back to Term 4. The children have had a wonderful year so far and we are looking forward to an exciting final term.

This term the children will be learning about health and physical education. They will explore the different emotions people experience and will identify actions that help them be healthy, safe and physically active. The children will be offered different ways to find out about being healthy including an incursion later on in the term. We will also have Harold the Giraffe visiting us to talk about friendships.

Children will continue to develop their reading stamina by reading every day at school and will bring home take home books every night. Please continue to read with your children every night as this enables them to become fluent readers. The children have begun to learn how to compose persuasive texts and will also learn how to write narratives later on in the term. In mathematics the children will represent practical situations to model sharing and represent simple, everyday financial situations involving money.  They will also continue to develop their knowledge of comparing and combining numbers.

Towards the end of the year the children will begin Transition activities and will visit the Year 1/ 2 classrooms. This will enable the children to feel more comfortable and secure about moving up to Year 1 next year.

If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to speak to your child’s teacher. We are more than happy to help you.

The Foundation Team
Sue Lumley, Emma Scott, Ashlea Hickey, Naomi Lemos & Karen McBride


Attendance News

Well done to 12G (Miss McQueen’s class) for winning the attendance award last term! They get to keep the trophy for the whole term. We will be awarding a class this term for the best attendance so make sure you are at school!!

7 tips for keeping on track with school attendance

  • Take attendance seriously
    When you come to school regularly and get to class on time you will do better and become happier at school.
  • Attend regularly
    If you miss school you miss out on new learning experiences and special events. You end up not understanding things that everyone else seems to.
  • Tell the school and your teacher if you are away
    If you are away make sure that your parents or caregivers let the school and teachers know.
  • Catch up with your teachers
    If you are away make sure you check with your teacher for any work you need to catch up on.
  • Be smart
    Use a diary or calendar to write down important days like sport events, curriculum days and excursions. Ask your parent or caregiver to make sure that doctor or dentist appointments are scheduled out of school time.
  • Improve your social health
    School is a great place to make friends and learn to work as a team. Attending school regularly helps maintain these friendships.
  • Become work ready
    Attending school regularly and on time prepares you better for working life. At 9am, you should be in your classroom ready for sustained reading.

For more information


Congratulations to 1/2G for receiving last terms attendance award.

Keep up the great work!

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