Clyde Primary School Newsletter

3rd November 2017

Featured | Colour Fun Run 

Last Friday we had our inaugural School Colour Fun Run. It was certainly a day full of fun, activity, sunshine and of course lots of colour. Each Year level ran/walked laps of the oval, while singing and dancing to music and being squirted with colour by their teachers. Students also enjoyed an icy pole to cool down after the run.

It was wonderful to see all the students participating and creating such a great atmosphere. All students (and teachers) had a such a fantastic day and they can’t wait to do it again next year.

Thank you to all the parents/families/friends that came to watch and enjoy the fun atmosphere too.

We would also like to thank everyone for fundraising for the event. We are still collating the final amount raised and will communicate the total in the coming weeks.


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

World Teacher’s Day

On Thursday 2nd November staff at Clyde Primary School celebrated World Teacher’s Day. Teachers were treated to a delicious breakfast and were presented with a commemorative booklet from the students in their class. All of the teachers at Clyde do a magnificent job of making the school a happy and safe place to attend and providing students with the best environment for improving their learning outcomes and social development.

Thank you to all the students who contributed to our teachers’ books. The response was very positive and there was a lot of creativity on display! There were lots of smiles as they looked through the pages! Thank you again for participating and thank you also to the Education Support staff for compiling the books.

School Council

Clyde TV

Our latest episode of Clyde TV was viewed today and once again it was a huge hit. Each episode runs for about 20 minutes and starts promptly at 2:45pm. All are invited to view each show in the classroom with the students. Our next episode will be shown on Friday 1st December. See you soon for more Clyde TV.

Standby, Rolling, Action!!!

New Buildings

The finishing touches have now been placed on our 2 new classrooms and they are now ready for operation. 5/6A will be moving into one of the classrooms early next week.


Below is the parking sign that is directly situated at the front of the school.

Please read the information provided from Vic Roads explaining the sign.


Bus zone – Only public buses can park or stop in a bus zone.


No parking signs – If there is a ‘no parking’ sign, you can stop for 2 minutes in that area:

  • if you are picking up or dropping off passengers or goods
  • you stay within 3 metres of your vehicle.

If you stop in, or partly in, an area showing a no parking sign and you are not picking up or dropping off passengers or goods, you are considered to be parked and can be fined. This is the case even if you stay with your vehicle.

The school is having some additional signs made that will further clarify the parking rules and these will be displayed on the front fence of the school shortly.

Indonesian Day

On Wednesday all of our students celebrated an Indonesian themed day. Students took part in an array of activities which captured their L.O.T.E learning. The Foundation students showed great enthusiasm whilst learning an Indonesian song and a dance. There was some fantastic role-plays being performed in the 1/ 2 area, as well as some beautiful story lanterns ‘Damar Kurung’ created. The Middle and Senior school explored and investigated traditional Indonesian music, along with navigating through Indonesia using Google Earth. All students had the chance to try an Indonesian sweet, and their reaction to this cultural test was intriguing. The day was an absolute success, there is a hype still around the school, hearing lots of students asking others “What did you do on Indonesian Day?”.

Melbourne Cup Day

Could parents and guardians please be reminded that Tuesday 7th November is the Melbourne Cup Day Public Holiday. The school will not be open on this day.

What’s On in the next two weeks….

Monday 6th November – Normal School Day
Tuesday 7th November – Melbourne Cup Public Holiday
Thursday 9th November – 5/6 Casey 360 Bus (Free Incursion)
Thursday 9th – 17th November – Life Ed Program
Friday 10th November – 2018 Transition 12 – 1.30pm

Curriculum Day Monday 4th December – Student free day.

Principal’s Awards

Willow for her exceptional efforts in all areas of the curriculum, particularly her reading.
Trinity for constantly challenging herself in her vocabulary choices in her writing.
Mitchell for writing a fantastic piece of persuasive writing that included his opinion, 3 reasons to support his opinion, WOW words and a convincing conclusion. Well done, Mitchell!
Samuel for consistently going above and beyond in all area of the curriculum.
Oleander for demonstrating great problem solving skills and a keen interest in challenging math activities.  She has also worked hard to revise her writing adding quality detail and interesting vocabulary.  Keep up the fantastic work!

PLT News

Junior A PLT

Junior A have had a busy start to Term 4!

This term we have begun learning about Physical, Social and Emotional Health. During the rest of the term, we will look into our strengths and weaknesses, how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and learn about our bodies through our Catching on Early program. The students are excited about the Life Education van coming to Clyde in early November, where we will discuss with Harold the Giraffe safety in a range of situations and environments, people we can talk to and how friends can care and support each other.

Students have been working on learning to write stories, with some students showing a great creativity for narrative writing. We have looked at how stories all have characters, settings, problems and a solution. We are currently working on how we can solve the problems in our stories and that they are not always so easy to solve.  Students have also been revising their knowledge of Data collection in Mathematics, as well as learning to multiple and divide numbers using groups.

Last Friday’s colour run was a huge highlight for the 1/2s, with all students enthusiastically participating. They enjoyed being sprayed with colour by the teachers and were all seeing how colourful they could get. It was also great to see so many visitors coming to watch, with some even participating!

We are excited for what’s still to come this year with lots of exciting activities planned. If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to ask your child’s classroom teacher.

Mr Ahern, Miss Blake, Mrs Foden, Miss Naughton, Ms Gibson, and Ms Leanne.
Junior A Team

Junior B PLT

We have many exciting things happening this term. It was great to see so many happy children and visitors enjoying our Colour Run last week. Thank you to everyone who came to watch us walk, run and have fun. Some visitors even joined in, getting colour on their clothes! On Wednesday we will had  Indonesian Day. Don’t forget to ask your child/children what they have learnt about Indonesia, its people, customs and language. Within the Learning Nest we are also concentrating on a Clyde Ways Goal each fortnight. Our current goal is ‘respecting others and being kind to each other’. An award will be issued to a child in each grade who has been able to demonstrate this skill throughout the time frame.

Children will be involved in a number of transition sessions later in the term in preparation for their 2018 school year. This is where they will experience working with different staff members and with other children besides those in their current class.

As you have probably already been told by your children, this is a Sun Smart Term. All children are expected to wear a sun smart hat, otherwise they will be expected to play under cover and may even miss out on PE or sport sessions. Please remind your child to bring their hat to school every day – rain or shine. Also, we are reminding children to bring a water bottle to school to have within the classroom to keep hydrated throughout the day. We are still having our fruit during the day, so please pack a piece of fruit or vegetables to have at this time.

As this is a report writing term, we are beginning to assess children’s work in preparation for these reports. Reports will be sent home during the last few week of school – so look out for the white envelopes coming your way. Please remind your child/children to read each night to improve their reading skills and to go over their Magic Words in preparation for these assessment tasks.

Unfortunately so many children are still forgetting to bring their reading bags, diaries and home learning books to school each day. It is important children bring these to school as we are busy testing Magic Words and updating their take home words and the number of nights of reading. A Big Talk topic will be put regularly into their Home Learning Books. Children have also been issued with a Writer’s Notebook. Inside this book there is information about finding “writing seeds” to help with free choice writing tasks. We have introduced some seeds to the children to help show them what is expected. Children do not place their writing in these books, but ideas or topics they can write about at school in their writing book. Children have been asked to bring these books to school each day so they can be used for writing tasks.

Our Term Four focus this year is Health. We are all excitedly waiting for Harold the Giraffe and his words of wisdom in the Life Ed van. Please check if you have completed the permission form on FlexiBuzz so your child will not miss out on this experience. Within the Learning Nest we will also soon be introducing our “Catching-On Early” and “Wise Child” programs. Information has previously been sent out for these programs via FlexiBuzz so check out the information forwarded to you. In conjunction with these programs we will be looking at healthy bodies and minds. Meditation, healthy eating and healthy living will be areas discussed throughout this term. Staff in Junior A and B are busy organising an incursion to celebrate being healthy. More information will be coming your way later in the term. We also will be having our annual whole school Swimming Day at Doveton towards the end of term.

Have a good term and if you have any queries please do not hesitate to see your child’s teacher.

Allie McQueen, Kate Brittain, Leanne Walters, Kerri Horricks and Sharon Barker
Junior B Team.

Thank you for reading our newsletter. Our next edition should be available at the middle of November.