Clyde Primary School Newsletter
15th June 2018
Featured | Taskworks Excursion
On Tuesday the Foundation students went on their first excursion to Taskworks! Taskworks is an interactive activty centre that promotes creativity, coordination and problem solving skills. At Taskworks the Foundation students had the opportunity to dress up as monsters, princesses, rockstars and knights and roleplay different scenes. They also worked together to design and build robots and towers. Students raced against the clock through a cable maze and worked in teams to solve different puzzles. They also enjoyed watching two of the parents race as fast as they could on exercise bikes to see who could go faster.
Well done to the Foundation students who were very responsible during our excursion. Thank you to the many parent helpers who came with us for making this excursion possible!
Professional Practice Days
Our Professional Practice days have been scheduled for the next two weeks. Professional Practice days are described by the Department of Education as a day where teachers are to meet as a team to focus on improving delivery of high quality teaching. The work undertaken on these days will be consistent with Department and school priorities and cover the following areas:
- – planning / preparation
- – assessment of student learning
- – curriculum development
- – relevant professional development
Each Professional Learning Team (PLT) will be required for one full day to participate in targeted professional development and to develop their term and weekly planners for term 3. Therefore, the specialist timetable has been amended and your child will have their specialist sessions at different times over the next two weeks.
Appropriate Times to Come to School
Just a reminder to all families that staff are on duty before school from 8:45am. Recently, a number of our students have been at school unsupervised, as early as 8am.
All classrooms are open from 8:50am for students to arrive and put bags away. Class then starts at 9am sharp.
At the end of the day, students are supervised at the main gates until 3:45pm.
Sewerage Connection Works at Clyde PS
You may have noticed work started on Wednesday, 13th June in the front playground to remove the septic tank and connect us to the main sewerage. Temporary fencing has been erected whilst this work is completed and will be moved according to need. There are a number of areas across our school that will be effected during this process;
Phase 1 – the front playground along the fence line to remove the septic tank and other pipes and pits. Students are still able to use the majority of play equipment in the front playground.
Phase 2 – work will begin just inside and along the front fence line. Please note that our front entrance to the school will remain accessible at all times.
Phase 3 – work will begin at the back playground and oval at which time the back playground will be out of bounds. Approximately a third of the oval will be fenced off whilst the work is completed and remain until the grass has had a chance to regrow. This phase will probably begin over the school holidays.
We will not be without toilets at any stage of this work.
Keep a look out for reports that are coming home on Wednesday, 20th June. Our Three Way conferences are scheduled for Thursday, 21st June from 3:50-7:30pm. Online bookings for these sessions close on Tuesday, 19th June. If you are experiencing difficulty making a time to see teachers, please ring the office on 59985293 for support.
Whole School Assembly
Our Term 2 whole school assembly will be held on Friday, 22nd June at 9:15am on our basketball court (weather permitting).
At Clyde PS we value the positive partnerships we have with all parents knowing that together we can provide opportunities for children to learn to their full potential. We share a commitment to, and a responsibility for ensuring inclusive, safe and orderly environments for children and young people.
If you have any concerns, your child’s teacher is the first point of contact. Please ring the office between 8:30-4:30pm and leave a message or ask for an appointment. Our staff are usually outside after school at the end of the day and you can quite often catch them at this time for informal chats.
If you have an issue or concern that constitutes more than a casual chat, please make an appointment so that your concerns can be addressed confidentially and thoroughly.
I would also ask that if you receive a Flexibuzz directly from your child’s teacher, and there is a need to respond, could you please do so within work hours between 8:30-4:30pm.
If you require additional support after speaking to your child’s teacher, please make a time to see the PLT coordinator; Foundation- Ashlea Hickey, Junior- Bec Forester, Middle- Amanda Cecil, Senior Ben Ahern.
For wellbeing concerns, please contact Hayley Taylor. Your final point of contact if you still require support is Michelle Mackenlay or myself.
Attached is our ‘Clyde PS Community Code of Conduct’ for your information.
We are very proud of our latest Principal’s Award recipients:
Sugandhreet – 12D – for her dedication and effort she puts into all areas of her work, particularly in her explanation on why we have floods.
Nyandit – 12B – for her dedication and effort she puts into all areas of her work, particularly in her explanation on why we have floods.
Abbey – 34D – For always demonstrating persistence and determination when completing learning tasks and consistently striving for excellence in her learning. Abbey is a positive role model for her peers and thrives in roles of responsibility. She is always respectful and well-mannered, and has a kind and compassionate nature towards others.
Congratulations to these very deserving students who will be enjoying lunch with Mrs Pratt next Thursday.
The Junior school has had a fantastic Term so far! We have enjoyed investigating the Earth and Sun in our Inquiry sessions. Students have been offered opportunities to explore how day and night is created by using torches to demonstrate the Earth’s orbit and rotation around the Sun. We have also documented the movement of our shadows over time and how they changed according to the position of the sun.
Students have been able to create their own water cycles in their classroom and observe daily changes to their own creations. We have found that the hands-on experiences have assisted our students to better understand certain concepts as well as increase their engagement in what we are learning about.
We have explored the properties of 2D and 3D shapes by matching pictures, names and making physical models of these shapes. Students were exploring edges and vertices of 3D shapes using toothpicks, skewers and marshmallows!
Your child may get the opportunity to have their work displayed in the office! Here is 12E’s display of cubby house designs using a range of 2D shapes. Keep a lookout for the different displays throughout the school.
CHILD SAFE STANDARDS
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.
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