Clyde Primary School Newsletter
21 June 2019
Featured | Welcome Charlie!
Some of you may have seen our newest addition to Clyde PS, Charlie, our new School Support Dog. Charlie, a 1 year old King Charles Cavalier, belongs to Ms Mackenlay and has been gradually introduced into our school where he has met a number of students and visited many of our classrooms. There are many benefits of having a school dog, and studies have shown that the presence of companion animals can improve the well-being of children and lower anxiety levels, simply by making the environment happier and more enjoyable. Dogs in the classroom can be used to calm fears, relieve anxieties and teach skills. Already, we are seeing excitement and joy from both students and staff having Charlie around our school.
Last week our Year 3/4 students and staff spent 3 days at the beautiful Camp Rumbug, in Foster North. For many of our students this was their first time at a school camp and our students should be congratulated on demonstrating our values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. There was laughter, tears, excitement and exhaustion, all rolled into one experience. Next week it’s our Year 5/6 students who will enjoy the experience of camp, heading off to Waratah Bay Beach Camp on Tuesday 25th of June- Friday 28th June. We wish our students lots of fun and can’t wait to hear about your adventures when you return.
In Term 3, we will be looking forward to Mrs Tegan Williams returning to Clyde PS. Mrs Williams will be working Mondays, Tuesdays and every second Friday. Her role will be an Instructional Coach for our teachers and further developing our School Wide Positive Behaviours Program.
Mrs Mandy Collard will also be joining the Clyde Primary School team taking 3/ 4 E for the remainder of the year. Welcome aboard Mrs Collard!
At our recent School Council meeting a new policy was reviewed and endorsed. The Clyde Primary Respect For Staff Policy was created to ensure that members of our community understand Clyde Primary School’s expectations for appropriate interactions with school staff. The policy can be viewed on the school website and is also included in this newsletter. It is important for all community members to read and follow the expectations outlined in this new policy.
Have a Say in Our New Facilities
A flexibuzz was sent out to all families this week inviting our community to complete an online survey about planning for our new facilities upgrade. The school has been allocated $2.28 million in the State Budget for the planning phase of the new facilities. It would be great to see as many families as possible completing the survey. You can access the survey here: https://surveymonkey.com/r/J7MGXF9
Next week is our last week of Term 2, as we finish on Friday 28th June with an early dismissal time of 2:30pm.
We will be having a Free Dress Day on Monday 24th of June. Students can come out of uniform for a gold coin donation, money raised will be used for purchasing some new take home readers for our students.
We will also be having our Whole School Assembly on Monday at 2:45pm. Parents and friends are welcome to attend.
On Friday, the last day of term we will finish the day with an episode of Clyde T.V. This will be airing in classrooms from 2:00pm.
2020 Enrolments and Transition
We are currently accepting enrolments for 2020, and offering school tours for new families. If you are enrolling a sibling at our school for Foundation in 2020, now is the time to be completing enrolments. Enrolment forms are available from the school office. Our 2020 Foundation Transition Program begins in August, so it is important for students to be added to our list.
What an exciting first Semester the 3/4’s have had!
In Reading, we have been learning about different literacy elements. We have been looking at non-fiction books and understanding how to use elements such as table of contents, glossary, index and more.
In Writing, we have been using our knowledge learnt in reading to create non-fiction books about different animals. We have loved learning about different animals and applying our knowledge of text features.
Last week we visited Camp Rumbug! We were lucky enough that the rain held off and we were able to do activities such as the flying fox, giant swing, low ropes course, abseiling and archery. We also participated in activities like Initiatives and Team Building, encouraging us to work together, develop our resilience and use problem solving skills. A highlight of the camp was definitely the Red Faces talent show, and all students who participated should be extremely proud of their efforts!
We are all looking forward to another exciting term!
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.