Clyde Primary School Newsletter

4th May 2018

Featured | ANZAC Day Ceremony

Thank you to Farshad, Gracie, Cameron and Ebony who did a fantastic job representing Clyde Primary School at the Cranbourne ANZAC Day Service.


Filter Events

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

23nov6:00 pmSchool Council Meeting6:00 pm

Principals Report

House Information

With all our school sporting events that are happening throughout the year, we thought we would send out some information about our houses and house colours.

At Clyde Primary School we have 4 houses. They are:

  • Yallambee which is Yellow
  • Ridgeway which is Red
  • Ballarto which is Blue
  • Beechers which is Green

When students first enrol at our school, they are given a house. This house stays with them throughout their primary school years. Where possible we like to also group families together in the same house. There is a House Captain (Year 6 student) for each house.

These houses are like a team within the school. For example on House Athletics Day, or Cross Country or Swimming, students sit together in their house, they cheer on other members of their house and they earn points for their house with participation and winning events. Throughout the year, students can earn house points for good behaviour out in the yard or in class and these points all go towards the end of year house winner.

Students are able to wear their house colours for events such as the Junior Sports Day and Athletic Carnivals.

Being part of a house (team) gives students a sense of team spirit, collaboration, working as a team with the aim of doing their best for themselves and their house.

If you or your child is unsure what house they are in, they can ask their classroom teacher or visit the office.

Our Oval

You may have noticed that there is some temporary fencing on our oval that was installed this week.  We are continuing to work with the department to resolve a water issue and hope that this will not be there for long.


This Term, our Professional Learning Teams (PLTs) are focusing on continuous Professional Development to improve practice across the school. Our PLTs have reviewed their progress towards their Professional Learning goals set at the beginning of the year. Examples of Professional Learning goals include ‘developing teacher knowledge to plan for and implement differentiated teaching practice in Writing’ and ‘developing and documenting common formative and summative assessment such as rubrics for students to use to self-assess their learning progress’. There will also be a strong focus on student engagement and seeking student feedback on teaching and learning. In classrooms across the school, students have commenced their inquiry unit on Earth and Space and Physical Science. This area of the curriculum is integrated into Literacy and Numeracy planning and feedback from students suggest that they are enjoying their immersion into Science already.

Education Week

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.

Further details to come home soon…

Working Bee- Sunday, 22nd April

A huge thank you to the families who attended our working bee.  We achieved a great deal and our school is looking much better.  The pergola at the back of the Learning Nest was painted, the Rose garden was tidied and weeded, rubbish from behind the Learning Nest placed in the skip and paths around the school swept and tidied. We managed to fill a 15 cubic metre skip. Special thanks to:

Lisa and Ethan Hogan, Sophie and Luke Foden, Leanne Waters, Michelle Mackenlay, Caren Bode, James Kerr, Sharon Diehl, Selena Jones, Abbey, Cameron and Kerri Lightowler, Loren Darras, Nicola, Dan, Amelia and Flynn Power, Glen, Rachel, Nathan, Sophia and David Travica, Kylie, Kiera and Talon Williams, Poornika Ranasinghe and Karen Carpenter.

A special thank you to Dan Power who saved the day with the BBQ.

Mother’s Day Picnic and Stall

Don’t forget our annual Mother’s Day Picnic on Friday, 11th May from 12:45pm on our school oval. We have organised a coffee van to offer coffees.  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 on Friday, 11th May.

House Cross Country – Yrs 3-6

On Friday, students in Years 3-6 all competed in our House Cross Country.  The level of enthusiasm, motivation & encouragement was fantastic to see.

The course was set up around the whole school with students in Years 3-4 running 4 laps (2km) and Years 5-6 running 6 laps (3km).

The eight fastest students from each of the age groups (9/10 Boys & Girls, 11 Boys & Girls and 12/13 boys & girls) will progress onto District Cross Country, where they will compete against other schools in our district. This will be held on Monday 21st May. More information and permission forms for those involved will be sent home this week.

Tom Cairney

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of former student Tom Cairney. He attended Clyde Primary School from Prep to year 6 (2009-2015) before moving onto secondary college. Tom played for Devon Meadows Football Club and was an avid Richmond supporter. Tom will be remembered for his booming smile and having a ‘heart of gold’. Our thoughts are with family, friends and the community during this sad time.

Principal’s Awards

Congratulations to our latest Principal’s Award recipient…

Ekaterini  – 5/6D – for her outstanding dedication and application to all set tasks.  At all times, Ekaterini is focussed and determined to produce her best work in all curriculum areas.  Ekaterini enjoys being challenged and strives to improve her skills on a daily basis.  She works well independently and as part of a team.

Ekaterini will enjoy her lunch with Mrs Pratt on Thursday 17th May.

Our other Principal Award Recipients will be announced in the next newsletter following the PLT assemblies.

PLT News

The Senior students are feeling very refreshed from their Term 1 break, and are ready and raring to get stuck in to some new work in Term 2.

We are very excited to kick off our year 5/6 elective program this term. The students are able to select a subject that they participate in every afternoon. The subjects include; IT/Coding, Sport, Dance, Drama and Mindfulness. The program has been a big success so far, and the students are learning lots of new and exciting things.

We have also begun a new inquiry topic this term. We are learning all about Space, and completing an assignment called ‘The Space Race’, where the students can advance through the solar system as they complete various tasks. It is a fascinating subject and the students are producing some outstanding work.

Last week, we had our school cross – country. The middle school ran a total of 2 km, and the senior school a total of 3 km. A huge congratulations to all the students for participating and having a go. It’s a long way to run and the persistence and resilience of Clyde’s students really shone through.  Congratulations to all the students who finished in the top 8 for their age group, as they will be competing in district later this month.

We are also very excited for our upcoming camp to Rawson Village. The camp offers the opportunity for students to form closer relationships with their peers and teachers, and for them to participate in activities that they normally wouldn’t get the chance to do. The camp has a range of fantastic and engaging outdoor activities. The initial payments were due at the end of Week 1 in Term 2. If you have any questions please approach your child’s teacher for extra information.

Thank you for your ongoing support, we appreciate it greatly. Continue to encourage the students to come to school with a growth mindset.
Thank you,

The Senior Team.

General Information

Thank you for reading our newsletter. Our next edition should be available mid May.


Clyde Primary School is committed to child safety. We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and members of the school community. We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all students. We have a zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated seriously. If you would like more information please see our Child Safe Policy on our website.

We acknowledge and pay respect to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, and their Elders, as the Traditional Owners of the land on which the School stands.