Clyde Primary School Newsletter

2nd August 2019

Featured | Foundation 100 Days of School…



On Tuesday 30th August the Foundation students dressed as if they were 100 years old to celebrate 100 days of learning! We spent the day celebrating the number 100 and had a disco party at the end of the day to conclude celebrations. Miss Davis and Mrs. Maia lead an activity of writing about what we will do when we are 100 years old. We had many great responses such as ‘going fishing’ and ‘having a walk stick and glasses’. Miss Naughton made necklaces with the students, where they had to thread 100 beads onto their necklace. The final activity was with Mrs. Harris and Miss Bowler, the students made 100 day crowns with sparkles and confetti. A huge thank you to all of the parents for their support of the day and to the Foundation Team for organising such a wonderful day for the students.


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

Lightning Premiership

On Monday, (with much better weather this time) our year 5/6 students competed against 7-8 other schools in our District at our Lightning Premiership competition. The students got to pick from one of the 4 sports – AFL, Soccer, Netball or Newcombe. The teams have been training each week to build their skills and game play.

All students had a great day and did a fantastic job in all their sports.  Their teamwork and sportsmanship was something all the teachers were very proud of.


Mr Andrews did a fantastic job of coaching our AFL team. The teams skills and teamwork certainly shone through on the day, as they were undefeated on top of the ladder. Well done AFL Team!



Miss Atkins excelled in her coaching and umpiring of our Soccer team! The team won 3 games, drew one game and lost one game which was a fantastic result! They placed 3rd overall. Well done Soccer team.



Mrs Bevis & Miss Cox took 2 netball teams to Carlisle Park on Monday. They were pretty busy convening, coaching, umpiring and scoring! The girls all played so well and tried their best. Netball A made it to the Grand Final and won with a close game (7-6) against Cranbourne West. They also topped the day with the most goals scored. Well done to all the Netballers, you certainly made Mrs Bevis and Miss Cox very proud.



Miss King & Mr Kerr took 2 teams to Newcombe. They did a great job of coaching and umpiring throughout the day.  All the players did such a great job against some really tough competition. But they stuck with it, gave it their best and won a few games too. An awesome effort that all the students should be very proud of.


Due to the cancellation of our Lightning Premiership in Term 2, as a District we were unable to organise another date in time to send any schools to the next level (Division). As a District we made the call to still run the day as a ‘friendly’ interschool competition, so the students still had the opportunity to play, so unfortunately no teams will be progressing through to a higher level.

Mrs Bevis and the 5/6 teachers could not have been more proud of how all the students played on the day. Thanks also to all the parents/friends that came to watch and support our students and school.

Mrs Bevis and the 5/6 team.

Workforce Planning

 You may be aware that Ms Dani Rendall has not returned to Clyde in Term 3.  Dani has taken up a position in a remote area of the Northern Territory.  I would like to thank Dani for her contributions to the STEM program for the first 2 terms of this year and wish her well in her new position.  At this stage STEM is being covered by a casual replacement teacher while we decide on a more permanent replacement. 

Planning is underway for 2020.  If you know that you will not be returning, could you please notify the office as soon as possible. School numbers impact on staffing and recruitment.  We thank you for your support in this matter. 

Hooptime on Wednesday

Our Senior students will be participating in Hooptime on Wednesday, 7th August at Casey Basketball Centre.  We have extended the return of permission slips to Tuesday lunchtime to allow for those who have forgotten to return them. Teams and staff attending will  be finalised on Tuesday afternoon. 

Year 5 Taster Day at Cranbourne East Secondary College

 As part of our transition program Year 5 students have been invited to visit Cranbourne East Secondary College on Wednesday the 28th of August. The College is hosting a day where students have the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a Cranbourne East Secondary College student. Students will participate in Food Technology, Woodwork, and Physical Education, as well as be an audience member for the final dress rehearsal of the College production ‘We Will Rock You’.

This is a great opportunity regardless of which Secondary College your child is going to attend, all students are welcome. 

There is no cost for this excursion as Cranbourne East Secondary College is providing the buses as well as a barbeque lunch for the students. Students will need to bring a snack for morning recess.

We will be leaving school at 9am and returning by 2:30pm.

Students need to wear school uniform for this day.

Parents of Year 5 students will be receiving a flexibuzz regarding this excursion and we ask that you return the permission slip promptly. 

SIT meeting

Last week the Leadership Team with Anne Martin (our Senior Education Improvement Leader) spent some time monitoring and evaluation the progress of our Annual Implementation Plan.  We are pleased to report that we are tracking well against all of our goals and improvement strategies and have together discussed a number of recommendations to put in place for the remainder of the year. Key community areas of focus have been updating our website, implementing Seesaw providing connection between school and home. We are currently reviewing our PLT assemblies and will continue with Clyde TV as a showcase for presenting to parents what we do at Clyde. 

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

School Crossing

To ensure the safety of all, could I please ask all of our school community to use the manned school crossing at all times. Traffic is heavy along Oroya Grove at drop off and pick up times and the crossing makes sure that all can cross the road safely.  Many thanks.

Principal’s Awards

Congratulations go to our latest recipients of the Principal’s Award….

Jayden 5/6B – For consistently demonstrating the traits of a good role model both in and outside of the classroom. Jayden makes genuine and interesting contributions to our class discussions and is always thinking outside of the box. Your thirst for knowledge is outstanding and I am very impressed with your work ethics during class. Well done Jayden!

Jayda 3/4D – For working hard to improve in all areas of her learning and for demonstrating role model behaviour consistently. 

Charlotte FE – for always working hard to achieve her best in learning tasks and social situations. Great work Charlotte! 

Tia 1/2C – For her huge improvements in Reading and her amazing attitude towards all aspects of her work.  Well done Tia, we are so proud of your achievements. Keep up the brilliant work.

These students are invited to join Mrs Pratt for lunch on Tuesday. Congratulations to all!


PLT News


In 12C this term we have had a huge focus on Writing and publishing as we have been exploring different authors and exciting new vocabulary. We have been working on the writing process and have been using visual writing prompts to develop our creative writing. We had so many amazing stories written that we just had to publish them!

Our class was abuzz with activity as everyone revised and edited their writing, to then type it up on laptops. We have also been exploring Tier 2 words (interesting vocabulary) and how they enrich our literature.  Our class has been finding new, exciting words to use in their writing pieces and we have been ‘Asking someone to define a word’ when we find a word we are not sure about. Our class has been learning to ask about the definitions of words using three key questions:

  1. What is this word?
  2. What is the word like?
  3. What is an example of the word in a sentence?

In Maths we have been learning about Division using real life examples and activities to do with grouping and in inquiry time we have been learning about Civics and Citizenship. Keep an eye out for the messages about Swimming and Book Fair. We are looking forward to seeing all the incredible book character costumes in our upcoming Book Character Parade.

Here are a few samples of the amazing published writing pieces 12C have been working on.

Thank you,

The Junior Team.


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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