Clyde Primary School Newsletter

11th October 2019

Featured | Life Ed Van



As part of our Health curriculum the Life Education van is visiting our school in October.


Life Education delivers health and drug education through a unique mobile learning centre environment which provides students with the opportunities to develop strategies and practice the skills required to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Lessons are age appropriate and the children will be covering a wide range of health related topics, ranging from the human body and how it works, healthy eating and nutrition, medicines and drugs, bullying, cybersafety, resilience and social skills.

Healthy Harold, the much loved Life Education giraffe mascot is always a much anticipated element of the visit. The sessions are always fun, interactive and really extend and develop the children’s understanding of the topics covered. We will be further broadening these topics in class both prior to and after the visit with the student workbook which is included in the cost of the visit.


Filter Events

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)

06novAll DayColour Run(All Day: friday)

13nov12:00 pm1:30 pm2nd Transition Day - Foundation 202112:00 pm - 1:30 pm

23nov12:00 pm1:30 pm3rd Transition Day - Foundation 202112:00 pm - 1:30 pm

23nov6:00 pmSchool Council Meeting6:00 pm

Principals Report

Welcome Back

It is hard to believe that we are already into Term 4. We have a busy term ahead with a number of events listed below to put on your calendar. Term 4 happenings will be communicated via our fortnightly newsletter, on our website and through Flexibuzz. To avoid disappointment, please ensure any permission slips and payments are made by the due date.

To start our events off this term is our production, ‘Time Flies’ scheduled for Tuesday, 15th and Wednesday, 16th October at Bunjl Place. Our students are very excited about performing and have been practising hard. Thank you to all parents for supplying the costumes for this event. 

We are also beginning our School Wide Positive Behaviours program in Week 5 of this term.  More information about this exciting initiative will be included in our next newsletter.

Time Flies School Production

What an exciting way to start term four! We have dances, readings, music and theatrical adventures happening in every room. Below is an update on all the information you will need to know for our production “Time Flies”


Tickets are still on sale and can be accessed via the link:


Photo and filming permission is required for all students.

This is accessed via flexibuzz. To complete a permission form in FlexiBuzz please click on the pencil icon (signed permission) in the tool bar at the top. When completing the form please type – The Event/Activity title as: Photo/filming for production. If you don’t want your child to be filmed please notify your classroom teacher immediately so that alternate arraignments can be made.


Bus Permission

This is accessed via flexibuzz. To complete a permission form in FlexiBuzz please click on the pencil icon (signed permission) in the tool bar at the top. There is no cost for the excursion, the school is covering the cost of the bus.  When completing the form please type – The Event/Activity title as: Bus permission.


PLEASE NOTE that photo and bus permission are both needed and are completed separately.



After the full dress rehearsal on their performance days students will be sent home from school with their costume. It will be expected that all students return to the theatre performance ready in their costumes.


Please ensure that your child has had dinner before coming to the theatre.


Here is a sneak peak of some of the characters you will be meeting…


Student Drop off and pick up at production

Students are to arrive at the theatre at 5:30 sharp on the night so that they can get organised for a prompt 6pm start. Please see the provided parking map for directions on where to drop your students off at the back of the theatre.

Once dropped off students will be signed in by their parent/carer a member of Clyde staff will take them back stage to their teacher and class group. Students will stay there until their scene and will remain there for the entire performance.

Please feel free to pack a healthy snack for your child to have back stage; please do not bring lollies or fizzy drinks.

The students will be watching a live broadcast of the performance back stage while they wait for their scene.

After the show theatre ushers will show all parents to the studio room where you can pick up your child. Please see you child’s teacher to sign them out so that we can ensure that all students are accounted for.

The show will run for approximately 2 hour.

It is advised that you pack a jumper for your child to wear over their costumes upon leaving, as it may be cold.

Parent Support

Thank you to all our parents who support the school in so many ways; classroom, Breakfast Club, Raffles, camps and excursions, School Council and sub committees, sporting events to name just a few.  If you would like to support the school and it is difficult for you to attend due to work commitments, you may like to donate a book.  Aldi often have good quality Big Books and other picture story books. Any donation would be very much appreciated by our students and staff.

Walk to School in October

This year Clyde Primary School will be taking part in VicHealth’s ‘Walk to School’ initiative during October. ‘Walk to School’ encourages students to walk, ride or scoot to-and-from school (or part of the way!) throughout October, to highlight the ways active travel improves children’s health and wellbeing.  
Clyde Primary School have organised some supervised walks that will be taking place over the next few weeks.

 Students who would like to walk to school, will be able to meet at Clyde Town Hall, 30 Railway Rd at 8.30am on the following days to walk to school:

  • Thursday 16th October
  • Tuesday 22nd October
  • Thursday 24th October
  • Tuesday 29th October
  • Thursday 31st October

Please note – If you have not already signed the Permission Consent Form for 2019 covering short walks, this will need to be completed before your child can participate.

Parents are more than welcome to walk to school with us. If parents are walking with their child, no permission is needed.

 We will also have a special visitor – the Melbourne Stars mascot ‘Starman’ making an appearance at our front gate after school on Tuesday 29th October to promote the ‘Walk to School’ program.  


Can you help?

The art room needs brown cardboard for an amazing project for years 5 and 6.

If you have any brown cardboard or moving boxes laying around, it would be fantastic if you could donate them to the art room and Mrs Steckyj.

Year 5/6 have the amazing opportunity to work with Bunjil place and collaborate with two world renowned installations artists, Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan.  Students will create cardboard constructions of their HOME/LAND which will be installed at Bunjil Place over the course of November and December and will be available to visit and view during the next school holidays. It will be like a Where’s Wally of the cardboard world where students will be able to visit and try to find the amazing construction piece that they created within the larger installation. Students are encouraged to create two pieces; one for the gallery and one to take home to share with family and friends.

This project will assist students to address the Present and Perform component of the curriculum ‘Create and display artwork considering how ideas can be expressed to and audience’.

Thank you for your help!


New School Build Update

The process for the appointment of the architects for our school is underway.  Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 16th October at VSBA in the city.  I will be attending the interviews and as soon as the process is complete will be able to advise the school community of the successful appointee. 

World Teachers Day 2019

Shhh, dont tell the teachers!!

WORLD TEACHERS DAY is a day to acknowledge the dedication and expertise of those responsible for educating our students. In Australia we celebrate on 25th October as the national day is during our semester break.

‘A teacher plants the seed of knowledge, sprinkles them with love, and patiently nurtures their growth to produce tomorrow’s dreams.’ Unknown

It’s a day to say thanks! At Clyde Primary School our teachers work tirelessly to provide the best learning opportunities they can for your children, whether it is the daily lessons delivered in classrooms or the special events planned to enrich their life experiences.

This year, your child can say thank you by completing a drawing, letter, poem or other creative item on an A4 piece of paper. Once all students work has been collected it will be assembled into a special book that will be presented to each teacher on World Teachers Day.

All work items must be completed in LANDSCAPE format with a 2cm margin on the left side of the page (this is to allow for binding). In the coming week students will receive a notice and piece of paper for their creative work. Please assist them to return their NAMED item to the office or one of our Education Support staff by Monday 21st of October.

Grounds Works over the holidays

You may have noticed some work that has been done to improve our grounds including the new ramp for the Music and Art room as well as the concreting at the front of the school.  Our toilets are in the process of being painted and further artwork will be completed by Ms Steckyj and students to brighten this facility.

Workforce Planning

We are very happy to welcome back Ms Sophie Foden this term in a .5 capacity. Her role is intervention and she will be working mainly with the Year 2 and 4 students. You may also see Ms Emma Grant throughout the term who is doing some temporary replacement work for us.  Ms Grant will be returning to Clyde in a .5 capacity in Term 1, 2020.

We are currently in the process of recruiting new staff for 2020 to cater for our growing numbers. 

We will advise you of our new and growing 2020 Clyde Staff Team as soon as this process has been finalised.

I am pleased to advise that we will be receiving a further Mod 5 (double classroom) to cater for additional classes for 2020 in time for the start of the 2020 school year.  

Events for Term 4

Whole School Assemblies:

Monday, 11th November (Remembrance Day) 10:45-11:05am

Friday, 22nd November 2:45-3:15pm

Thursday, 19th December 9:15am

PLT Assemblies

PLT Assemblies are scheduled to run in week 3 and 9 of this term. Please look out for the details via FlexiBuzz for your specific PLT details closer to the date.

Foundation Transition

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

Monday, 21st October- 12:00-1:30pm

Friday, 8th November: 12:00-1:30pm

Monday, 18th November-12:00-1:30pm

Tuesday, 26th November: Foundation Information Session- 6:00-7:00pm

Tuesday, 10th December: 9:30-1:00pm followed by BBQ lunch

We look forward to seeing all of our 2020 Foundation attending all transition sessions in order to become familiar with our school and teachers and to ensure a positive start in 2020.

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 2020. 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, 10th December, they will spend the day with their 2020 teachers and classmates, and on Tuesday, 17th December, there is an opportunity to meet and greet the teacher after school. 

Friday, 22nd November- 12:00-1:30pm

Monday, 29th November- 12:00-1:30pm

Wednesday, 4th December- 2:30-3:30pm

Tuesday, 10th December- 9:15-3:15pm

Tuesday, 17th December: 2:30-3:30pm. Parent meet and Greet- 3:30-4:00pm

Other Events to put on the calendar:

Swimming- Year 5 / 6

Monday, 28th- Friday, 1st November

Colour Run

Friday, 1st November

Responsible Pet Ownership

Friday, 6th December and Monday, 9th December

Carols Night

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


Year 6 Graduation

Tuesday, 10th December 6:00pm

Information will be distributed early this term regarding the 2019 Graduation evening for our Year 6 students. We will again be using the Cranbourne Racecourse

Curriculum Day

Monday, 4th November- Student Free Day

School Council

Monday, 21st October

Monday, 18th November

Last week of Term 4

Monday, 16th December- Swimming Carnival

Tuesday, 17th December- Battleball- Staff vs Students (Lunchtime)

Wednesday, 19th December- AFL Inflatables

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

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


Other Events:

Monday, 25th November- Whole School and Graduation Photo Day

Thursday, 5th December- Thank you Morning Tea for parent helpers.

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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