Clyde Primary School Newsletter

20th April 2018

Featured | Our Easter Raffle raised a whopping $521, our lucky winners were…

Twilight Sports fun…

Don’t we look amazing in our Easter Bonnets…

We had our Whole School Assembly where we showcased some wonderful talent, we celebrated some fantastic achievements and presented our school leaders with their badges. 

When a delivery of fresh sand arrives, the sand pit is the only place to be…


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

Welcome back to our school community for Term 2.  A special welcome to the 6 new students who have started with us this week.  We hope that you are already settled in and have experienced the Clyde welcome.

We have another busy term ahead of us with various events happening throughout the term. Please reserve a spot on your calendars for our Education Week afternoon on Tuesday, 22nd May from 2:30-4:45pm.  The theme for 2018 is ‘Learning for Life’- The Arts. Come and join in some interactive activities focused on Art, Dance, Music and Cultural Awareness in Indonesian.

Reports will be coming home on Wednesday, 20th June and our Three Way Conferences will be held on Thursday, 21st June. Bookings can once again be made online.  Look out for these to open later in the term.

Our Senior Camp is scheduled for the last week of term at Rawson Village Camp from Monday, 25th-Thursday, 28th June. To confirm your child’s place at camp, we are asking for a $50 deposit by Friday, 20th April. We have extended the return date to Thursday, 26th April for the deposit to enable us to finalise the cost of the camp, can you please adhere to this request.

School Photos 2018

School Photos day is scheduled for Thursday, 26th April. If you are paying by cash please return your envelopes to school on Thursday, 26th with the correct money. Sibling photo forms are available at the school office if required.

Working Bee- scheduled for Sunday, 22nd April 9:00-12:00pm with a BBQ to conclude.

There are a number of areas of the school we would love to work on at the working bee; painting of the pergola behind the Learning Nest, Painting ‘The Rose”, Painting the pergola at the front gate, new sand for the sandpit, general weeding and sweeping to name a few.  If you can help for just a short time, we would greatly appreciate it. We also need rakes, shovels and brooms if you have them. Please register at the office if you can make it.

ANZAC Ceremony Assembly

We are holding a special ANZAC assembly on Tuesday, 24th April from 1:30-1:50pm. Parents are most welcome to attend.  ANZAC Badges are available at the front gate before and after school for a gold coin donation until Tuesday afternoon.

For those who wish to attend, there is a dawn service (5:45am) at Cranbourne RSL carpark. Our school leaders will be representing Clyde PS at the Cranbourne ANZAC ceremony on Wednesday, 25th April, at the Cenotaph at 11:00am.

Mother’s Day Picnic and Stall

We are holding our annual Mother’s Day Picnic on Friday, 11th May from 12:45pm on our school oval. We are hoping for our usual great weather for this special occasion, another calendar item to place on your calendar. Our Mother’s Day stall will be held on Thursday, 10th and Friday, 11th May.

Parent Helper’s Course

We will be holding our next Parent Helper’s Course at 9am on Tuesday, 1st May.  If you would like to attend this course, please register your interest at the front office.

Curriculum Day

Just a reminder that our Curriculum Day on Thursday the 24th of May is a student free day.

Congratulations are in order…

Congratulations go to two of our staff members who are expecting an addition to their families later this year.

Mrs Emma Grant will be welcoming her 1st child with her husband Tom in early October and Mrs Tegan Williams and her family are expecting their second child, also due October.  We wish them the very best with their happy news and we are already excited to meet our new Clyde babies!

Road Works at Oroya Grove and Clyde Five Ways Road 16th April- Mid –June 2018

We received today a letter from Winslow Constructions Pty/Ltd on behalf of Belmond on Clyde estate that a signalised pedestrian crossing on Clyde Five Ways Road at the corner of Oroya Grove will be constructed from 16th April- Mid- June. Each day, works will commence at 9:30am and finish at 3:30pm which will cause disruption for pick- ups at the end of the day. Please see attached letter for further information.

This term there are a number of lunchtime activities that our students can take part in if they choose. The below timetable will be placed in each classroom for the students to see.

Day Activity Where Teacher
MONDAY    (1st half of lunch) Mathletics/Reading Eggs Mrs Chester’s Room Mrs Chester
TUESDAY     (1st half of lunch) Games/Sporting Activities Basketball Court Ms Ferguson
WEDNESDAY     (1st half of lunch) ICT Mrs Lumley’s Room Mrs Lumleys
THURSDAY     (1st half of lunch) Chess Mr Dissegna’s Room Mr Dissegna
FRIDAY       (1st half of lunch) Art Activities Art Room Mrs Steckyj

Child Safe School

Clyde Primary School is a child safe school. This means that we are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all of our students. All schools in Victoria are required to comply with Department of Education Child Safe Standards. These Child Safe standards aim to protect children from all forms of abuse. For further information on the Clyde Primary School Child Safe Policy please refer to our Clyde PS website.

Staff at Clyde Primary School are also required to complete mandatory reporting professional development annually. All staff are mandated to report suspected abuse. If you have a concern regarding the safety of a child you can discuss this with your classroom teacher or phone the school to set a meeting with Hayley Taylor, Wellbeing Leader. Additionally, our Mandatory Reporting Policy is also on the Clyde PS website for future reference.

Principal’s Awards

Congratulations to our latest Principal’s Award recipients…

Ethan  – Foundation C – for using letters and sounds, finger spaces and common sight words in his description writing.

Erica  – 1/2F – for following our Golden Rules, going above and beyond to help other members of our grade understand their tasks and helping to keep her teacher organised.

Hezekiah  – 3/4A – for continuously challenging himself in all areas of his learning. Hezekiah uses his learning time well and seeks and applies feedback to improve his work. Well done Hezekiah.

Angelina  – 5/6C – for consistently working hard on her exposition writing and mastering the TEEL structure for her body paragraphs.

These students enjoyed their lunch with Mrs Pratt on Thursday 19th April.

Attendance News

Congratulations to Foundation D who won the attendance trophy for Term 1. I wonder who will win the trophy for term 2?

Just a reminder that students are expected to attend school each day unless they are ill. If you child is away please ensure you notify the school via Flexibuzz before 9.30am on the day they are absent. Department guidelines state that every absence requires an explanation. As of Monday 30th April parents will start receiving an automatic SMS if their child is marked absent and if the absence has not been explained. This will provide parents with a prompt to complete the Flexibuzz. If you have any concerns regarding attendance please see your classroom teacher or Hayley Taylor, Wellbeing Leader for assistance.

Just a reminder also that if you are going on holidays to let your child’s teacher know in writing at least two weeks prior to the holiday. It is a requirement that an absence learning plan is set for students who are on holidays for three days or longer.

General Information


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