Clyde Primary School Newsletter

19th July 2019

Featured | Thank You Bunnings!



Our friendly neighbourhood Bunnings team has done it again! 

The dedicated staff at our soon to be open Clyde Bunnings have swooped in to beautify a now bustling area on our school grounds.

Working tirelessly, our devoted friends at Bunnings have gifted us a brand new garden to enjoy-complete with native plants, pavers and a welcoming seating area.

We feel very lucky and want to say thank you to the New Clyde Bunnings team.


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

Term 3 Welcome Back

Welcome back to our students, parents and staff for Term 3. There were many smiling faces coming through the gate on Monday morning and I can report that all of our students have settled back in to classroom routines quickly, ready to learn. 

Ms Mandy Collard has joined the Clyde PS team and is teaching in 3 / 4 E.  We welcome back Ms Beryl Campbell who is taking Library and Ms Amanda Cecil who is supporting Intervention. Welcome back also to Ms Tegan Williams who has returned from leave as Instructional Coach leading the School Wide Positive Behaviours Program.

I would like to thank all staff and parents who attended the Middle and Senior camps at the end of Term 2. Student’s experiences on camp are extremely valuable building resilience, responsibility, getting along with others skills, as well as problem solving.  A huge thank you goes to Jess Hamilton, Ash Hickey, Steven Dissegna, Kate Couacaud, Nikki Elston, Allie McQueen, James Kerr, Leanne Waters, Nazima Sahib, Nicholas Lee, Mel Evans, Loren Darras and Kristy Morrison for attending the Middle camp and to Alex King, Tegan Cox, Bec Aitkins, Brad Andrews, Karen Carpenter, James Kerr, Amanda Bevis and Cam Coupar for attending the Senior camp. 

Please reserve the following dates for Community Events happening in Term 3. 

Book Week will be held in the week beginning 19th August. A week of activities is currently being planned and we will communicate these exciting celebrations asap. Parents will be invited to join in for a range of events, including our Book parade on Friday, 23rd August at 9:15am. 

Save the date for our Community Breakfast to celebrate Father’s Day, it will be held on Friday, 30th August from 7:30am followed by a Footy Parade at 9:15am. On Thursday, 29th and Friday, 30th we will hold our Father’s Day stall.

Ms Nikki Elston has begun work on our school production ‘ Time Flies’ and will be providing updates via the newsletter throughout the term. Dates for the production are October, 15th and 16th. 


This week Clyde Primary Students have been celebrating NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities but by all Australians. Clyde PS students have participated in NAIDOC Week in a variety of ways including reading about indigenous history and culture, writing NAIDOC poems and creating art work.

Transition in Term 3 for Foundation 2020

Transition for our 2020 Foundation students begins shortly.  Please find the dates for sessions throughout the year. If you have not already done so, please complete enrolment forms and return to the office as soon as possible.

  • Monday, 12th August – 12.00-1.00pm
  • Monday, 26th August- 12:30-1:30pm
  • Wednesday, 11th September- 9:30-10:30am

Planning for 2020

Planning for 2020 begins this term.  If you know that you are moving or not returning to Clyde in 2020, we would appreciate knowing as soon as possible. Thank you for your support. 

Huge Thank You to Bunnings

What a transformation to our front garden area. I think you will agree that our lovely community space looks amazing.  The band of 15 staff from Bunnings worked very hard to complete this garden area in one day and we are extremely appreciative.

Parent Opinion Survey


Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents. It is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of parents’ perceptions of school climate, student behaviour and student engagement. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.

Approximately 30 per cent of parents will be invited to participate in this year’s survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous. This year the Parent Opinion Survey will be conducted from Monday 22rd July to Sunday 11th 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 online survey will be available in a range of languages other than English. These include: Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Chin (hakha), Hindi, Japanese, Greek, Turkish, Somali and Punjabi.

The survey results will be reported back to the school at the end of September
Please speak to your child’s teacher if you would like more information.

Principal’s Awards

Congratulations go to our latest Principal’s Award Recipients who received their Certificates at last term’s Whole School Assembly.


Eboni 5/6D –  for outstanding effort, achievement and dedication in her academic studies as well as consistently exhibiting high personal qualities.

Ava – FC -For achieving all of her Magic 100 words and using her initial and final sounds in her writing.  Congratulations on a great first Semester Ava.

Dakota 1/2D – for a fantastic attitude towards learning by setting her own goals in each subject and consistently putting in effort to achieve them.

Lucy 3/4C – for her resilience when facing challenging tasks and for being a friend for students who need one.

PLT News

5/6 Waratah Beach Camp

Throughout the last week of Term 2, seventy-five eager senior students and nine excited adults set off from Clyde Primary School to Waratah Beach Camp in Waratah Bay.

We thoroughly enjoyed our 4-day Camp and we have so many highlights from our time there.

Some of our most favourite activities included the Giant Swing (Flying Fish), Aeroball, Jail Break (you have to help your team escape!) the Nitro Crossing and Rockpool Ramble.

We had special night-time activities as well, including a Night Walk, Campfire, Formal Dinner, Red Faces and Movie Night (Acts from the students!) and Mr Andrews’ Trivia Night!

The weather was perfect! It was sunny and without too much wind!  These were the perfect conditions for our time spent on the beach.

The food was absolutely delicious and there was plenty of it! We were always eating – which was a good thing because we were always hungry from all of the fun activities we were doing!

A massive thank you from the Senior teachers to Mrs Bevis, Mr Kerr, Mrs Carpenter and Mr Coupar for coming along to Camp with us.  We loved having you there!


Below are some statements from selected students about their Camp experience.


The best thing about Waratah Beach Camp was..

…the Giant Swing – Ivie

…going to the rockpools and going on the Flying Fish – Mikayla V-B

…sleeping in the cabins – Harry B

…getting to spend more time with friends and we got to complete a lot of activities together. – Keylana

…having nice, warm cabins. – Seth

… being in the cabins with everyone – Brad

…the Giant Swing because it made my heart drop! – Ebony K


What challenged you whilst on Camp?

The Beach Walk challenged me because it was so long to walk all the way to the rockpools and back – Caitlain

The Nitro Crossing was so challenging! We had to swing on a rope while carrying a bucket of water and get from one side to the other.  When my group did this activity two students got completely drenched in water   – Holly

I was challenged by having to eat vegetables at dinner every night. –Ebony K

I was challenged with the Spider Web because my team could not get to the other side without touching the spider’s web – Mia

I felt challenged with the Giant Swing, but I went on it anyway – Matthew


What is your best memory from Camp?

I loved the Night Walk in the dark! – Jake

I think my best memory from Camp would be winning second place in Red Faces! It was the first time I have! – Caitlain

The best memory I have from Camp was finding out almost all my friends were in my cabin.  – Steph

My favourite memory of Camp was spending time with my best friend,- Keylana

The best memory from Camp was the Trivia Night, when Mr Andrews was the judge and used his Russian voice! – Brad

Attendance News

Term 2 Attendance

Congratulations to Foundation A for receiving the attendance cup last term for their outstanding attendance results.

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 would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we gather and pay our respects to elders – past, present and emerging.
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