Clyde Primary School Newsletter

9th November 2018

Featured | Indigenous Garden Planting

On Friday the 26th of October 2018, Cardinia Catchment Landcare were excited to join with Alkira Secondary College and Clyde Primary School to help develop the natural biodiversity of Clyde by planting out a bare area of Clyde Primary School with important indigenous plants to help attract birds and restore disappearing Australian plants in an area with a sudden explosion of development. 

The twelve VCAL students from Alkira worked all day planting, guarding, spreading mulch and watering, working alongside ten of our students.

The students all expressed the day was “surprisingly fun.”

This could be just the beginning of a long term relationship between Landcare and Schools to help restore the environment at a very critical time for our earth and Australia.


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

Workforce Planning

On behalf of Clyde PS I would like to wish Sophie and Luke Foden the best on the up-coming birth of their first child.  Sophie’s last day with us is on Friday, 16th November. I would like to thank Sophie for her valuable contributions at Clyde over the last 2 years.  Sophie will be returning to Clyde in Term 4, 2019.  Clyde would like to welcome Mrs Sharryn Bloor who will be taking 1/2C for the remainder of the year.

Over the last week, we have been interviewing for teachers to join our team in 2019. This process is almost complete and we will advise you of our new staff team in the next newsletter.

Being on time to school

It is vital that all students are in classrooms by 9:00am each morning ready to begin learning. Students are able to enter classrooms from 8:50am to get ready for the day. Please support your child’s learning by ensuring they are at school on time. This is an important life skill. Being late unsettles your child and disrupts valuable learning time.

Equally, dropping children to school early is also not supported. Around 8:45am is the ideal time for students to arrive at school to be supervised by staff. If you have a need to drop children off earlier, we have the Camp Australia service available for your convenience.

The contact details for Camp Australia are 1300 105 343,, 


Our communication channels with you include, informal and formal conversations with your child’s teacher, Flexi Buzz and the school newsletter that comes out every second Friday.  Can I ask that you do keep up with and read what’s coming up at school. The last thing we want is for our students to miss out on school events through a lack of awareness of particular events. Please clarify with your child’s teacher or the school office if you are unsure.

Remembrance Day Assembly

We will be holding a very special Remembrance Day Assembly next Monday 12th November at 10:30 am. It will be held on the basketball court.  Members of the RSL will be in attendance to officially hand over the Roll of Honour board to the school.  We are also expecting some special guests.  If you are planning on attending, could you please ensure you are seated by 10:20 am as we need to conclude by 11:00 am for the minute’s silence.  Thank you for your understanding.

Clyde Film Festival

Roll up! Roll up! Our “Clyde Film Festival” is almost here! Tickets on sale now!

Our 3/4 and 5/6 students have been very busy filming for our “Clyde Film Festival”.  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.

Date: 3/4 Wednesday 14th November & 5/6 Thursday 15th November

Time: 5pm arrival 8pm finish

Venue: The Learning Centre at Clyde Primary School

Additional Info: Feel free to dress in your best for our red carpet and have your smile ready for your photo. Popcorn, drinks and Choc top ice-creams will be for sale on the night.

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.  Students filmed their projects and learnt how to edit their film, add effects and music. We cannot wait to show you all that they have achieved.

Camp Quality Puppets

On Wednesday 21st November Camp Quality Puppets are presenting at Clyde Primary School. Camp Quality is a charity who support children and their families living with cancer. The puppets explain cancer in an age appropriate manner and provide children with an understanding of others who have been diagnosed with cancer, whether it is a sibling, parent, friend or person in the community. At the end of the session students are encouraged to ask questions. If you would like more information about the program please visit There is also a kids guide to cancer app that has been developed for children between the ages of 8-13 who have a parent, sibling, friend or loved one with cancer. Go to for more information

Term 4

Can I remind parents to advise us if you are planning to move schools at the end of the year.  We rely on this information to plan for 2019. Please contact the office as soon as possible.

Events for Term 4

Foundation Transition

Our Foundation sessions for Term 4 are scheduled for the following dates:

Monday, 19th November-12:00-1:30pm Principal Morning Tea: 12:00- 12:45pm

Tuesday, 27th November: Foundation Information Session- 6:00-7:00pm

Tuesday, 11th December: 9:30-1:00pm followed by BBQ lunch

We look forward to seeing all of our 2019 Foundation attending all transition sessions in order to become familiar with our school and teachers and to ensure a positive start in 2019.

Whole School Transition

We are again implementing our whole school transition program, to ensure our students have an opportunity to get to know their classmates and teacher for 2019. The dates for these sessions are listed below. Over the first two sessions, our students will be rotating through a range of tasks. On Tuesday, 11th December, they will spend the day with their 2019 teachers and classmates, and on Tuesday, 18th December, there is an opportunity to meet and greet the teacher after school.

Friday, 23rd November- 12:00-1:30pm

Monday, 3rd December- 12:00-1:30pm

Tuesday, 11th December- 9:00-3:30pm

Tuesday, 18th December: 2:30-3:30pm. Parent meet and Greet- 3:30-4:00pm

Other Events to put on the calendar:

Carols Night

Tuesday, 4th December 5:00pm Picnic, Carols begin at 6:00pm

Year 6 Graduation

Tuesday, 18th December 6:00pm

Curriculum Day

Monday, 10th December- Student Free Day

Last week of Term 4

Monday, 17th December- Swimming Carnival

Tuesday, 18th December- Transition and Graduation

Wednesday, 19th December- Cricket Roadshow

Thursday, 20th December- Class parties and Foundation – 2 Disco

Friday, 21st December- Early Dismissal- 1:30pm

Other Events:

Wednesday, 14th November- Middle School Movie Festival

Thursday, 15th November- Senior Movie Festival

Tuesday, 20th November- Whole School and Graduation Photo Day

Thursday, 29th November- Thank you Morning Tea for parent helpers.

PLT News

Junior PLT

Term 4 has seen the beginning of our Design Technology unit in Year 1/2.  Students have been engaged in various tasks that have allowed them to plan a design and choose appropriate materials to construct their design. Students have challenged themselves throughout the design process and some have recognised the need for modification when required.

The Year 1/2 students were given a design prompt to plan and create a cereal container to fit a certain amount of fruit loops. The design brief specified that the container’s volume had to be filled to capacity with the fruit loops, which challenged student’s thinking and at times, encouraged modification. The students displayed perseverance and creativity throughout the process which was fantastic to see! We were amazed to see all of the different creations they designed, well done!

For the second half of the term we will be exploring Digital Technologies. This will involve programming robots by developing computer code.  Students will undergo problem solving tasks where they will need to digitally instruct the Dash and Dot robots to manoeuvre around obstacles in the classroom. We are looking forward to what our Digital Technology unit has in store for students and teachers!

Sharon Barker, Kate Brittain, Sophie Foden, Rebecca Forester, Jess Heitch and Allie McQueen.

Attendance News

October Attendance

Here is the class attendance graph for the month of October.

Congratulations to 34C who had the best attendance for last month.

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 late November.