Clyde Primary School Newsletter

17th August 2018

Featured | Clyde TV

Clyde TV is a student led, school based current events TV show created and viewed by our Clyde P.S. community. The show features stories from across the school and is a strong engagement tool for our students, teachers and community. Stories can include highlights from school events, classroom activities, specialist subjects, interviews, stories, Music and Performing Arts, Literacy and Numeracy. The show is viewed every couple of weeks on the interactive whiteboards and televisions around the school at 2:45pm Friday afternoons. The show blends together curriculum areas including reading and writing, speaking and listening, digital technologies, the Arts, Physical Education and more. As this school initiative develops and becomes a more embedded part of our school culture both teachers and students are taking on more active roles in the creation of the show’s content.



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

Clyde Film Festival

Our 3/4 and 5/6 students have been very busy preparing for our “Clyde Film Festival” that will take place in term four (date to be confirmed). The evening will be a fantastic occasion to show case what our students have achieved. Get ready to dress to impress on our red carpet and enjoy some classic movie snacks.

The students have been doing in-depth research into how films are constructed; they have delved into different film genres as well as understanding what inspires them. In groups, the students have constructed their own film plot, looking at camera angles, story boarding, script writing and characterisation. In the coming weeks the students will begin filming their projects and working on how to edit their film, and adding effects and music.

The benefits of teaching film making are huge, particularly when developing the student’s creativity, as well as major skills such as communication, performing, problem solving, ICT skills and teamwork. The different roles on a film set are great at targeting specific skills, so directing is brilliant for leadership and decision making while operating the camera is great for developing listening skills. Our students have shown great dedication in their projects so far. We can’t wait to share these with you, stay tuned!

Book Fair and Literacy/Numeracy Week

Our annual Book Fair will be held on Monday 27th August until Friday 31st August.  This year, the Book Fair will be held in the library and books will be available to purchase before school from 8.30am- 9.00am Monday to Friday and after school from 3.30pm- 4.00pm Monday to Thursday. On Friday, we will be having our special Father’s Day Breakfast and the book fair will open earlier at 8.00am on this day.

Clyde Primary School’s Literacy Week will be held on Monday 3rd September until Friday 7th September.  We are excited to celebrate Literacy week with the students in our classrooms through a range of special activities planned for each day based on the Children’s Book Council of Australia Shortlisted books.  Activities include Readers Theatre, shortlisted book craft activity, book review, Clyde Primary School Simultaneous Story time and a Writing Competition where one winner from each level will be announced and their written piece will be published in the next edition of the newsletter.

We also cannot forget our annual Book Parade. All students are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite book character.  Parents are invited to come along and watch their children show off their amazing costumes during our Parade, which will be held on Friday 7th September at 9.20am on the Basketball court. At the conclusion of the Parade, parents are welcome to join their children in their classrooms for a morning of fun learning by playing numeracy-based games.

Hope to see you all there!

Father’s Day Stall and Breakfast and Footy Day

Coming up very soon, Friday, 31st August is our annual Father’s Day Breakfast beginning at 7:30am.  Please mark this date on your calendars to join us for a bacon and egg breakfast for a gold coin donation.  The Coffee Van will also be onsite once again.  Following the breakfast we are having our Footy Parade on the basketball court (weather permitting) starting at 9:15am.  Our school community are invited to wear their footy colours. You may also wish to visit the Book Fair which will be open from 8:00am also.

The Father’s Day stall will be held on Thursday and Friday, 30th and 31st August.

Middle School Camp

Planning is well underway for our Year 3 / 4 camp at Allambee from Monday 17th – Wednesday 19th September. Camp forms will be coming home next week. Please complete and send back to school asap.

Workforce Planning

We would like to welcome Mr Dominic Parsons, our new Music teacher to the Clyde Primary School Team. Dom will begin in Term 4 and be taking Music across all classes from Week 2. Dom brings a great deal of experience as a musician, we are looking forward to him joining us.

Ms Sue Lumley will be replacing Ms Emma Grant as PLT Leader from Monday, 27th August. We are in the process of finding a replacement teacher for Foundation D and will advise you as soon as the process is complete.  Ms Lumley will be supporting the new Foundation D teacher to transition into our school.

The two Leadership positions of Engagement/ Digi tech and School Wide Positive Behaviours/ Student Agency have been decided and I would like to congratulate Mr Ben Ahern and Ms Alex King in obtaining these leadership positions.

We also have some new baby news.  Ms Sophie Foden and her husband Luke are expecting their first child in December. On behalf of the school community, I would like to congratulate Sophie and Luke.  Sophie will continue in her class until the end of November.

Parent Survey


Approximately 30 per cent of parents were invited to participate in this year’s survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous. If you have not completed the survey yet, we would love your feedback. You still have until 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.

Thank you for your support.


Can I ask that all parents are mindful and exercise patience when dropping off and picking up children. Today, there was an incident where a child was hurt whilst being dropped off in the Kiss and Go zone. We certainly do not want to see any repeat of this for any member of our school community.  Please also comply with the parking regulations designed to optimise the safety of all.  Thank you for your support in this matter.

Swimming Feedback

Thank you for those of you who have provided feedback regarding the Swimming Program this year at Casey Race.  We are currently reviewing this and considering this in the planning for 2019.

Foundation Transition

Our first Transition session for 2019 Foundation students was held on Monday, 13th August from 12:00-1:00pm. Our 2019 Foundation students enjoyed their first session and I am sure can’t wait to come to the next session on the 27th of August.

It is really important for our new students to attend all transition sessions in order to become familiar with our school and teachers and to ensure a positive start in 2019.

Transition for our 2019 Foundation dates for term 3  are as follows;

* Monday, 27th August at 12:30pm

* Wednesday, 12th September at 9:30am

PLT News

100 days of Foundation!

Earlier this term the Foundation students celebrated reaching 100 days of school! We spent the week learning about counting by 10s and the number 100. We dressed up as if we were 100 years old and discussed what we would look like and what we would do.

The students have made so much progress this year. The Foundation teachers were so glad to celebrate 100 fantastic days at Clyde and all students should be very proud of their efforts this year. Well done Foundation!


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 at the end of August.