Clyde Primary School Newsletter
31st August 2018
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a new way of providing support for Australians with a disability, their families and carers. The NDIS supports people with a disability to build skills and capability so they can participate in the community. To access NDIS a person must meet residency requirement, be under the age of 65 and demonstrate they have a permanent disability that affects their everyday life. The NDIS is being rolled out in our area from the 1st September. To find out more about the NDIS and determine whether your child qualifies please either phone 1800 800 110 or click on the following link: https://ndis.gov.au/
Father’s Day Celebrations
This morning we held our Father’s Day Breakfast and Footy Day. It was terrific to see so many families come along for a tasty egg and bacon roll and be part of our football excitement, unfortunately due to the weather we had to cancel our Footy Parade but enjoyed listening to some football anthems throughout the day. Our students were keen to purchase items from our Father’s Day stall on Thursday and Friday, and we would like to thank our parents and staff for helping run such a successful and enjoyable event. We wish all of our Dads a Happy Father’s Day on Sunday.
Literacy and Numeracy Week
Next week our students will be participating in a range of creative, fun and stimulating activities to celebrate Literacy and Numeracy Week. Activities include Readers Theatre, shortlisted book craft activities, book reviews, Clyde Primary School Simultaneous Story Time and a Writing Competition.
Don’t forget to dress up as your favourite book character on Friday 7th September for our Book Parade. After the parade, families are invited to spend time in classrooms playing numeracy games with their children.
Ms Pratt is currently taking some long service leave and will return at the beginning of Term 4. We expect she is working on improving her golf handicap and looking forward to spending time with her family and grandchildren.
We would also like to welcome Ms Lauren Kirk to our school. Ms Kirk is teaching Foundation D for the remainder of the year, replacing Mrs Sue Lumley, who is taking on her new role as our whole school Professional Learning Team Leader.
Our very best wishes go to Mrs Grant, who celebrated her last day today, and Mrs Williams who will both have exciting baby news for us in the not too distant future. On behalf of our School Community, we would like to thank Emma and Tegan for their commitment and contributions to our school.
In May this year, students in Years 3 and Year 5 sat the annual National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) in a series of common literacy and numeracy tests. The tests covered skills in reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and numeracy. We are currently waiting to receive our results and we will notify families as soon as the reports are received and these will be sent home.
Last Day of Term – Be a Super Hero!
Our last day of this term is Friday 21st of September and dismissal will be at 2:30pm
On this last day we are encouraging our students to dress up as their favourite super hero for a gold coin donation in aide of the “Cody’s Paws For His Cause” fundraiser.
“Cody’s Paws For His Cause” is a fundraiser to help raise money for a seizure alert dog for Cody Wallace. Cody’s siblings are students at our school.
Cody has had an extensive medical history, beginning his journey with the Royal Children’s Hospital before he was two years old, following a diagnosis of a choroid plexus papilloma (brain tumour) and hydrocephalous (fluid on the brain).
Since then Cody has had nine brain surgeries. Early in 2017, Cody was diagnosed with hypothalamus dysfunction that inhibits his body’s ability to produce cortisol. Cortisol is the hormone responsible for the flight or fight response for the body, so if Cody is sick, loses consciousness, or breaks a bone, his body starts to shut down rather than fight to stay alive.
Since 2010, Cody has been battling epilepsy. Cody’s brain is in a state of constant seizure activity that has been resistant to all medications and this has had a detrimental impact on his memory, cognition, ability to learn and gross and finer motor functions. He has suffered countless convulsive seizures that will not stop on their own, without medical intervention.
This assistance dog will never leave Cody’s side. As a constant and caring companion, the dog will be able to raise an alert when Cody has a seizure and stay with him during times of recovery. A seizure alert dog will save Cody’s life.
Cody is a fighter, he never gives up and is always ready to face a brand new day giving life all that he has got. At Clyde Primary, we think possessing super hero qualities like Cody has is super cool! We know that inside of each of us we also have our own set of super hero qualities and so we are using our dress up day not only to show Cody how proud we are of him but also to celebrate all of the amazing things that make us special too.
Well done to the following Principal’s Award recipients…
Lerah from Foundation B – For showing great improvement in her writing. Lerah has done a fantastic job at working towards her writing goal to add more detail in her recount writing and using blends and digraphs to spell more difficult words.
Aydin from 1/2D – For his huge improvements in his behaviour and work ethic, especially in writing and mathematics. Well done Aydin, keep up the great work.
Amber from 12/E – For always working to an impressive standard in all learning areas. She always strives to do her best and takes pride in her work. She should be very proud! Well done, Amber!
Izy from 1/2C – Well done on improving the quantity of your writing. You have worked hard to manage your time and create entertaining pieces full of descriptive language.
Syria from 1/2B – For the vast improvement you have made in all areas of the curriculum. Your hard work has really paid off! Congratulations.
Logan from 3/4B – always trying his best in all aspects of school and attempting challenging tasks.
Skylah from 5/6A – For showing great persistence when adding and subtracting decimals, and for sharing her writing in Author’s Chair with Miss King.
Middle School Report
Term 3 has been extremely busy for the middle school children as we near the end of term it is good to reflect on the learning that has taken place.
Our Inquiry focus this term has been on Democracy, Law and Government. The students have been learning about a democratic society and how the voting process works. We have also been engaged in learning about the difference between rules and laws and how different countries have different laws we have to follow.
Earlier in the term, students celebrated NAIDOC week, with a focus on belonging and communities. Every class made a belonging tree, with each student completing a leaf about the local communities they belong to. 3/4D completed an Indigenous inspired, whole class art piece which you can see displayed in the school’s office area.
As part of our procedure writing unit, students have been busy making/cooking lots of different things. They started by writing instructions on making a paper plane and sharing their instructions with a friend. Student then got to make delicious frogs in a pond! They were given a demonstration by their teacher and then had to write up the procedure before making their own frog in a pond.
Our middle school students were involved in Hoop Time earlier in the Term. Over half of our students attended the day at Casey Basketball Stadium, which saw them competing against different schools from the Casey community. It was wonderful to see how well the students represented Clyde PS with their positive behaviour and great sportsmanship. A big thank you to Ms. Ferguson for organising the day!
We are only three weeks away from our trip to Allambee Camp. Important information and medical forms were sent home during the week and we require these forms to be sent back to school as soon as possible. Please read through these forms with your child and carefully fill out all of the required information. We are deep into camp preparations and are looking forward to a wonderful three days full of fun and adventure! If you have any questions regarding camp, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.
It has been a busy and fulfilling term and we look forward to ending it with an exciting time away at camp.
Thank you for your continued support,
Miss Davis, Mrs Cecil, Mrs Chester, Mr Dissegna and Ms Leanne
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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