Clyde Primary School Newsletter
16th August 2019
Featured | Toastmasters Graduation
Congratulations to all our Year 6 students who participated in the Toastmasters program for 2019. The confidence and skills developed by all students throughout this program is significant and commendable.
On Thursday, 15th August, our Graduation ceremony was held. The speeches on the night presented by Aaliyah, Holly, Juanna, Ikapoti, Charlie, Sofia, Ershad, Preethika and Mikayla engaged the audience with humour, emotion and confident projection and intonation of voice. A special congratulations to Sema who was an outstanding Toastmaster for the evening, to Emmerson who was the Round Robin Master, to Ebony who provided an evaluation of a speech, to our Harkmasters; Bradley and Caelan, to Oleander who presented the Table Topics segment and to Steph and Chloe who opened and closed the meeting as the Sargent of Arms. You were all very impressive.
A huge thank you to Wayne, Aileen, Ashley and Stephen from Toastmasters who have been providing this program to Clyde PS for 6 years now. They have assured us that they will return in 2020 to run this valuable leadership program again for our class of 2020 Year 6 students.
Clyde Primary School’s Book week will be held next week Monday 19th August to Friday 23rd August. Throughout the week, our students will participate in a range of literacy activities in their classroom using the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Shortlisted books. On Wednesday 21st August, all students will join in the Clyde Primary School Simultaneous Story time at 2.40pm. Then on Friday 23rd August, we will be holding our annual Book Parade at 9.15am. Students are encouraged to dress up as a character from their favourite storybook. After the Parade, parents are invited to join their child in their classroom to join in on a special literacy activity.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Planning for 2020 is well underway. Our school is growing and predicted numbers for next year are estimated at around 520, with a possible 23 – 24 classes, an increase from 21 classes this year.
To ensure we have the correct information regarding numbers, could I ask that if you are planning on transferring your children to other schools, to let us know as soon as possible. Staffing depends critically on this information.
Teaching and Learning
Teachers at Clyde Primary School are currently participating in our Peer Observations program which involves teachers observing each other’s practice and learning from one another, focusing on teachers’ individual feedback to peers. Peer observation aims to support the sharing of practice and builds self-awareness about the impact of one’s teaching practice in order to affect change. Teachers at Clyde have been researching and learning about an identified High Impact Teaching Strategy and this has formed the basis of a focus for observations.
Events for Term 3
Coming up soon is our Community Breakfast to celebrate Father’s Day. Bacon and egg rolls will be available from 7:30am for a gold coin donation. The coffee van will also be onsite if you wish to purchase a hot drink. Expressions of interest for this event will be sent home early next week, please ensure these are returned asap to assist us with catering purposes.
Whole School Assembly
Our next whole school assembly is on Monday, 16th September at 2:45pm (weather permitting). We are looking forward to our Year 1 / 2 students performing a musical item. Please note that if a performance is scheduled at any of our assemblies, we will forward a flexibuzz to the parents of the performers.
Congratulations go to our latest Principal Award Recipients….
Sameliah 5/6A – For constantly striving to improve her knowledge and skills through employing consistent work habits. Sameliah asks questions to further her understanding and takes risks, stepping out of her comfort zone when learning new concepts. Sameliah is to be commended for her outstanding work ethic and positive approach to school life. Congratulations, Sameliah!
Lily FA – For reading with a high accuracy rate and beginning to use expression throughout her reading.
Jorja 3/4E – for her amazing effort in each writing session to produce great discussion writing pieces.
Izabellah 1/2E -For her excellent use of persuasive language when writing expositions
The Foundation Learning Community have had a great start to term three and we are looking forward to more exciting times ahead. Here are just a few things happening within our area.
100 days of School
Our hundred days of school celebration was a great success. Students ‘dressed to impress’ as older citizens and enjoyed a day full of all things 100! Thank you to those parents who assisted their child to count 100 things for our display board. These contributions are proudly on display within our Learning Community building.
Throughout this term, year 5 & 6 buddies will continue to regularly work with the Foundation students. The focus during these sessions will be on participating in hands-on activities that support the Foundation Literacy and Numeracy curriculum. Our students thoroughly enjoy the Buddy program which regularly extends beyond the classroom environment into the school playground.
It was with regret that the excursion to Myuna Farm was cancelled. By rescheduling our students will hopefully enjoy warmer conditions. The focus of ‘What people do within our community’ will be a continued study for this term and beyond to ensure that the curriculum links with this real life experience. The rescheduled date is 31st October.
Build a Farm
Last week instead of visiting a farm, foundation students were asked to design and build a farm. Given a blank piece of paper and a wide range of art supplies, students worked in pairs to create their farms. Tractors, animals, fences, barns were all created using concrete material and a lot of imagination. It was very pleasing to showcase our work to Ms Mackenlay who was extremely impressed by our talents.
Our intensive swimming program is due to begin Monday 16th September until Friday 20th September at Kingswim in Clyde North. Students will receive tuition from qualified swimming instructors in a range of activities to enhance their water safety and survival skills. The Five day intensive program will be a wonderful opportunity to help our students learn safety in and around the water. Parents are welcome to watch these sessions however, photos are not to be taken. Looking forward to a great swimming program.
As always, should you have any questions about your child’s learning, please contact us on flexibuzz or before / after school.
The Foundation Team
Term 3 Attendance to Date
For the first time we have a three way tie for our attendance cup that was awarded at our whole school assembly last Monday. Congratulations to 3/4A, 3/4C and 5/6C for winning the attendance award. They are going to share the attendance cup.
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.
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