Clyde Primary School Newsletter

14th September 2018

Featured | Literacy and Numeracy Week

What a fabulous week it has been for Literacy and Numeracy week.  The classrooms have been abuzz with a range of literacy activities being completed that were based on The Children’s Book Council of Australia shortlisted books.  Not to mention all students taking part in Clyde Primary School’s first ever-Simultaneous Story Time, featuring the 2018 Winner of the Book of the Year- Do Not Lick This Book.  Our Year 6 Literacy Leader Yah, did an amazing job of reading the book on camera and assisting me in creating Literacy week posters and the Writing Competition certificates.

Thank you to all those students who took part in the Clyde Writing Competition.  There were so many beautifully written pieces that I have heard the Principal Team had a very difficult job choosing only one winner from each level.  Congratulations to our Winners!

Foundation- Maddy
1/2- Georgina
3/4- Patrick
5/6-  Ella

You can read their winning pieces below.

To top off Literacy and Numeracy Week we finished with our annual Book Parade. It seems like each year we outdo the last, with the amount of participation from the students, the creativity and time that goes in to putting together the spectacular costumes. What a great way to finish the week!  Thank you to our school community for all their support during Literacy and Numeracy Week, we hope you all enjoyed spending some time with your children in the classrooms playing a range of math games.

I look forward to seeing what next year brings!

Kate Brittain
Literacy Curriculum Leader


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

Literacy and Numeracy Week

On Friday the 7th we celebrated our love of books, as all students and staff dressed as their favourite characters. The morning parade was well attended by parents and guardians and it was really pleasing to see everyone having a great time.

Following the Book Character Parade parents were invited into the classroom to celebrate Numeracy week by playing a series of math games with their children. It is evident that we have lots of very capable mathematicians at Clyde as I witnessed many a parent losing to their child. Nice work kids.

One of my first official duties at the school that I was given the privilege of doing was to announce the Clyde PS Writing competition winners. The quality of the writing across the school was of a high standard and the judges had a very tough time deciding who the winners were.

Congratulations to:

Foundation:     Maddy

Grade 1/2:     Georgina

Grade 3/4:     Patrick

Grade 5/6:     Ella

3/4 Camp

Our Year 3 and 4 students will be attending Allambee Camp on Monday the 17th till Wednesday the 19th. We wish all students, staff and helpers a safe journey and we cannot wait to hear all about the wonderful adventures you will have.

Lost Property

We have a number of lost property items without any names. Please ensure that your child’s jumper and hat has a clear name on it. Our staff regularly go through the lost items and it makes it so easy to return an item of clothing to a student if it has a name on it.

Staffing News

We have some more exciting baby news…we would like to congratulate Ms Mel Ray, her daughter Caitlyn and partner Corey, who are expecting a baby in March next year. Ms Ray will be taking maternity leave mid way through Term 1, 2019.

Baby News

On Tuesday Mrs Williams and her partner Sean welcomed to the world Lacey, a little sister for Mason. Both mum and baby are doing well and we at the school wish the family all the best and cant wait to meet the little bundle of joy.

Mr Abdellah

Thank you to all the students, staff and parents for the very warm welcome to Clyde Primary School. It is evident that this is a proud and vibrant community and one that I am proud to be part of, albeit for a short time.

End of Term

Our last day of Term 3 is Friday 21st September, students will be dismissed at 2:30pm on this day. Our whole-school assembly will be held on the basketball court at 9:00 am and will coincide with our Super Hero Day!  At the conclusion of this Assembly, parents are warmly invited to visit their children’s classrooms to view the final Clyde TV episode for Term 3.

Year 6 Toast Masters

Last night saw the culmination of a lot of hard work come together for the Annual Year 6 Toastmasters Presentations. A lot of preparation goes into an evening like this and it was terrific to see our students present outstanding speeches in front of their peers and parents.  An evening like this just doesn’t come together without the guidance from our staff. Thank you to all staff members and parents that attended the evening to support our students and a big thank you to the year 5/6 teachers for best preparing the students.

Principal’s Awards

Congratulations to our latest Principal’s Award Recipients…

Hudson FD – For trying his best and improving his writing.

Mia 12F – for Continually trying to challenge herself in writing tasks and moving outside her comfort zone to improve her writing pieces. Great Work Mia.

Kody 12A –  for persistently practising his Magic Words and using them to read different texts.

Our next Principal’s Lunch is scheduled for Thursday…


PLT News


It has been a busy Term 3 in the Senior School, our students have written about what we have been up to!


Literature Circles

Literature circles are when your reading adventure group read their reading adventure book for 10 minutes. We pick a role from a folder and complete it based on the text the group is reading. Once we complete our role, we share it with our literature circle group. Here are the roles of a literature circle:

First is the Connector who is the one who makes connections to things in the world (TTW which means text to world), things that have happened to them (TTS which means text to self) and last but not least there is connecting a text to a different form of media (TTT which means text to text).

Secondly, there is Illustrator who has to draw their favourite part of their book and describe why they chose this part in the caption below the box on the sheet.

The next role is the Word Master who is the one who gets unknown words and searches them up online to see what they mean and describe it in their own words.

Another role is the Discussion Director who starts the conversation by asking a question to each one of the people in the literature circle. The question has to be about the pages that they read in the 10 minutes of reading.

Then there is the Passage Picker who finds paragraphs in the book they find funny, interesting or for some other reason they like it. Then they share this to the literature circle and discuss the reason that passage stood out to them.

Finally, there is the Summariser who has to summarise the pages of the book that they have read in their own words.

Literature Circles helps improve our reading because it helps us to work as a team and use CAFÉ skills in our reading. It also helps us become more engaged with our reading and think deeper about the book.

By Gracie, Ella and Sema 5/6B


Following the business model

This term in Inquiry all 5/6 students have been creating their own businesses. Some of the businesses include a smoothie shop, a cupcake stall and a candy store. Each group has had to prepare a pitch, which stated what the product is, why people should buy it and how it is different to other businesses. Students then designed a logo and a business card and created a menu with set prices for their product. The final element to the business was recording an advertisement! We have had a lot of fun this term creating our business ‘Candylicious Candy Store’!

By Alexis and Tameeka 5/6C

What have we learnt in Math?

(Have you been asking your child this question? Well you have the answer to that question right here!)

 In math we have learned division, it was hard for us to start with. Now we have learnt it and understand it.

Then we got harder things to work on. For example: 3 and 4-digits and more. But because we knew division it was pretty easy.

We have also learned decimals, which showed us that the place value system goes beyond the number…. ZERO!

But hold on before DECIMALS we have learned MULTIPLICATION (isn’t that AMAZING.) We have learned the times tables and even TESTED our KNOWLEDGE.

And lastly, we have played Greedy Pig and GET OUT of MY HOUSE with our Foundation buddy’s. Both games include MULTIPLICATION!! P.S we love our buddies.



Attendance News


Congratulations to 3/4C for having the highest attendance for August. Many classes were affected this month by illness and the amount of students on family holidays. Just a reminder that if your child is away for an extended time eg: operation or overseas trip, parents are asked to write a letter to their child’s teacher at least two weeks prior to the absence (if possible) with the dates of the absence. An absence learning plan will be provided to you by the classroom teacher if your child is away for more than three days. We urge parents to use the school holidays for their family holidays if possible as students need to attend school regularly to make the most of their educational opportunities.

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 at the beginning of Term 4.