Clyde Primary School Newsletter

20th July 2018

Featured | Years 5 & 6 Rawson Village Camp

As you can see, 56 camp to Rawson Village was a huge success with both students and staff enjoying time away from the normal routine.

‘My favourite thing about camp was…. EVERYTHING!  It was so much fun!’ Paige

‘My favourite thing about camp was… all the activities! ‘Yah


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

Welcome back to our students, parents and staff for Term 3. Hopefully, everyone has had a good rest over the holidays and now ready for new learning this term. A special welcome to our new families who have begun with us this term.

Please reserve the following dates for Community Events happening in Term 3.

Literacy and Numeracy Week / Book Week will be held from 3rd – 7th September.  A week of activities is currently being planned and we will communicate these exciting celebrations asap. Parents will be invited to join in for a range of events.

Our annual Father’s Day breakfast will be held on Friday, 31st August from 7:30am followed by a Footy Parade at 9:15am. This will also be a footy special lunch order day. On Thursday, 30th and Friday, 31st we will hold our Father’s Day stall.

Middle School Camp

Planning is well underway for our Year 3 / 4 camp at Allambee from Monday, 17th – Wednesday, 19th September.  If you have not paid your deposit to reserve your child’s place, we ask that you do so urgently so that planning can continue.

BYOD (Bring your own device) Program – Year 4 parents.

We are holding an information night for our Year 4 parents at 6.30pm on Thursday, 26th July in readiness for Year 5 in 2019. Our students in Years 5 and 6 participate in this program. Information will be provided to parents regarding lease arrangements, the purpose of the program and examples of how we utilise the laptops within the curriculum.

Foundation Information Night

An information night will be held for our 2019 Foundation parents next Thursday, 26th July in the Learning Centre.  We will be conducting a tour at 6:00pm with our Information Session from 6:30- 7:30pm. If you have friends or family who have not enrolled, please encourage them to contact our office on 5998 5293 for further information.

We want our parents to tell us what they think!

Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents. It is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of parents’ perceptions of school climate, student behaviour and student engagement. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.

Approximately 30 per cent of parents will be invited to participate in this year’s survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous. This year the Parent Opinion Survey will be conducted from Monday 23rd July to Sunday 26th August.

The survey will be conducted online, only takes 10-15 minutes to complete, and can be accessed at any convenient time within the fieldwork period on desktop computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones.

The survey results will be reported back to the school at the end of September.
Please speak to the office if you would like more information.

Sewerage Connection Works at Clyde PS

Phase 1 and 2 of the sewerage connection works have been completed, including upgraded student toilets with internal cisterns.

Phase 3 – work has begun on the playground and oval. Approximately a third of the oval has been fenced off whilst the work is completed and will remain until the grass has had a chance to regrow.

Foundation Transition

Transition for our 2019 Foundation students begins this term and the dates are as follows;

* Monday, 13th August at 12:00pm

* Monday, 27th August at 12:30pm

* Wednesday, 12th September at 9:30am

Workforce Planning

I would like to advise that Mr Nick Schneider has been substantively appointed to Baxter PS as Principal from the beginning of Term 3.  Mr Schneider has been a member of the Clyde PS community for a period of 10 years.  I know that you will join me in congratulating Nick on his appointment and thank him for his service to our school.

Ms Sue Lumley is currently on leave and we are hoping will be returning to Clyde on Monday, 6th August.  Ms Eliette Coller is taking Foundation in her absence.

I would like to welcome Ms Bek Smithett who is our Principal Intern currently placed at Clyde PS. Bek is completing the Unpacking Potential ( UP) program.   Bek has joined the Principal Team and is shadowing the work we are doing as part of this valuable professional learning program.  She is usually at the gate in the morning and afternoon so please make her feel welcome.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

We are now half way through the Premier’s Reading Challenge and September will soon be upon us. We have loved hearing about some of the books the children have been reading and we hope that students are getting closer to reaching their targets.

To successfully complete the challenge, children in Foundation to Year 2 will need to read or experience 30 books before the 7th September and Years 3-6 will need to read 15 books.  Your child’s teacher has been and will continue to assist them by reading a selection of Challenge books in the classroom.

If your family is new to the school, it is not too late to join in! All new students have been enrolled in the challenge and with their teacher’s help, they too can successfully complete the Premier’s Reading Challenge.  If you would like your child’s name to appear on the online Honour Roll and don’t have a permission form please ask our friendly office staff.

We look forward to seeing a record number of students complete the challenge this year!

Kate Brittain

Literacy Curriculum Leader

Principal’s Awards

Kiera- Foundation A  –

For showing a great understanding of the reading strategy ‘Flip the Sound’.

PLT News

Middle PLT

Term two has come and gone so quickly! There has been lots of exciting learning happening in the 3/4 area.


We have had a big focus on quick maths, which will continue into this term. All students have been setting and working towards a personal multiplication goal. Practice at home can help students master their goals even quicker. Ask your child about games and activities they can do at home to help support their learning.


Last term as part of our science inquiry unit, the 3/4 students have been busy in investigating heat, how it’s made, and the effect it can have. Students familiarised themselves with the scientific process. Together we developed questions and wrote hypotheses before conducting and observing our experiments. This has been a great way to explore science and has given us lots to write about in our explanations.


We have launched our electives program. Elective activities have included digital technologies, movement, textiles and drama.  The program has so far been a great success with lots of positive feedback from students. We will be looking for suggestions from the students to give them input into what our electives will look like for the rest of the term.


We are all very excited to be attending Allambee camp this term. This is a great opportunity for students to participate in fun and exciting activities. During these activities students will concentrate on achieving certain goals ascribed to the activities and reflect on the outcomes. Watch out for more information to come, in the meantime feel free to check out their website

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Attendance News

Congratulations to 3/4A who won the attendance trophy for term 2 and congratulations to all the students who attended school every day that they were not ill. Outstanding attendance certificates are going to be awarded to select students at the first PLT assembly.

Just a reminder that students are expected at school every day unless they are ill. Please ensure that you send a Flexibuzz before 9.30am on the morning of the absence with an explanation. If you are planning a family holiday please let your child’s teacher know at least two weeks prior to the holiday, so they can arrange an absence learning plan.

General Information


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.

Thank you for reading our newsletter. Our next edition should be available early August.