Clyde Primary School Newsletter

25th October 2019

Featured | School Production



Our production was a great success and enjoyed by all.  It is always delightful to see different students shine and showcase their strengths.  I would like to again acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the Production Team and thank them for their commitment.  The venue was also perfect and made ‘Time Flies’ even more special.


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

Cyberbullying tip sheet

The following tip sheet outlines what cyberbullying is, why people bully and it outlines how you can assist your child with cyberbullying. The tip sheet is from a website called Common Sense Media and it has many articles for both parents and educators. It is a great resource about a variety of technology platforms.

       Thank You!

The teachers of Clyde Primary School would like to sincerely thank our parent community for what was a wonderful WORLD TEACHERS DAY. In particular, we would like to thank the school council members and our educational support staff for such a lovely morning tea. The books created by our students were highly appreciated and enjoyed by all staff. As teachers, our focus is on supporting our students both socially and emotionally. It was so lovely to be recognised in such a celebratory manner.
The teaching staff of Clyde Primary School



Teaching and Learning

SIT– Our School Improvement Team will be meeting with our Acting Senior Education Improvement Leader (SEIL), Michaela Cole on Monday 18th November for our final review of the 2019 Annual Implementation Plan (AIP). Our team includes Kellie Davis, Ashlea Hickey, Sue Lumley, Kate Brittain, Kate Couacaud, Alex King, Jess Hamilton, Hayley Taylor, Fiona Pratt and Michelle Mackenlay.

Our Mid-Year SIT meeting outlined that we were on track to meeting our goals and targets, so we are expecting to have achieved our end of year goals also. The outcomes of this meeting will also guide the development of our 2020 AIP.

Professional Learning Team Focus – Last term, our students focused on Civics and Citizenship as this was integrated across the curriculum.  In Term 4, our focus is on Indonesian across the school. Classroom teachers are integrating a cultural focus into their planning and teaching, students will be learning about Indonesian culture as well. Students will be learning language features as well as making reflections to how life and language in Indonesia is similar and different to Australia and the English language.

Reports- Semester 2 reports will be sent home on Monday 16th December, the last week of Term 4. Teachers will begin formal assessment in Week 6 of this term and will be moderating in PLTs to ensure accuracy of assessment and reporting.

PPD- As part of the Victorian Schools Agreement 2017, all teachers receive a Professional Practice Day each term for a teacher to be released from their scheduled duties, including teaching, to focus on the improved delivery of high quality teaching and learning. The work undertaken on these days will be consistent with Departmental and school priorities and selected from the following areas: planning, preparation, assessment of student learning, collaboration, curriculum development, relevant professional development and peer observation including feedback and reflection. These days are in addition to existing pupil free days.

Many of our staff have elected to use their Term 4 Professional Practice Day for moderation, assessment and report writing, as well as some staff who have chosen to attend professional learning opportunities or visits to other schools.

SWPBP – School Wide Positive Behaviours Program

Work has been continuing at Clyde to ready our school community for the role out of the SWPBS program. Ms Tegan Williams along with the team have developed the resources required for staff to implement from Week 5.  Our staff on Curriculum Day will be participating in professional learning in order to start the ball rolling on Wednesday, 6th November with all students in all settings across our school.  Watch this space for information to come home that explains and describes this valuable initiative and how you can support at home.

Year 6 Graduation – Save the date!

Hard to believe it’s Term 4 already!  This means it’s time to get organised for the Year 6 Graduation.  This year, Graduation will be held on Tuesday 10th December, 5:30 pm for a 6:00pm (prompt) start.

The venue has capacity seating, so each family will be allocated two tickets. Those families requiring additional tickets for 2-household families will need to contact the Office to arrange payment and collection.  These tickets will be numbered and linked to allocated seating on the night.  The cost per ticket is $40 and will be on sale strictly from the 1st-29th of November, late purchases after this date will not be accepted.

As this is a school event, please be advised that the Cranbourne Turf Club bar will be open for our guests, for soft drink purchases only.

Information regarding the creation of scrapbooks and submission of photos will be sent out shortly.  Stay tuned for additional updates.

Any questions regarding Graduation please see Miss King (PLT Leader) or your child’s classroom teacher.


A big thank you to the staff and parents who supported the Bunnings BBQ on Saturday, 12th October which raised around $1800.  Together with the $1700 we raised from the Scout raffle, we were able to pay for the buses that took our students to the rehearsals at Bunjil Place. Special thanks to Leanne Waters, James Kerr, Karen Carpenter, Sharon Diehl, Bob and Glen O’Brien, Mel Evans, Sarah Hobson, Steven Dissegna, Jess Hamilton, Ash Hickey, Nikki Elston, Kerri Lightowler, Michelle Mackenlay, Fiona Pratt, Caren Bode, Kellie Davis and Karen McBride.

Also, many thanks to the following parents who made and sold the Honey Joys to raise money for our Breakfast Club at the end of last term. Evelyn Algar, Simone Armstrong, Sarah Bannister and Kylie Williams, your time and dedication to our Breakfast Club is very much appreciated.

New Speed Zones

You may have noticed that new 60 school zone speed limits have been installed along Clyde- Five Ways Rd on approach from both directions to Oroya Grove. This is a positive step forward in ensuring the safety of our school community.  We will continue to work towards, electronic warning signals on approach to the pedestrian crossing as well as further reduction of speed to 40 for our school zone. 

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

Foundation – Thursday 5th December – 3pm in the learning centre

Middle – Yr 3/4 – Wednesday 4th December – 2.45pm in the multi

Junior – Yr1/2 – Friday 6th December – 2.45pm in the multi

Senior – Yr 5/6 – Friday 6rh December – 2.45pm in Miss Atkins * Mr Andrew’s classrooms

Foundation Transition

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

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, 18th November

Last week of Term 4

Monday, 16th December- Swimming Carnival

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

Wednesday, 18th December- AFL Inflatables

Thursday, 19th December- Class parties and Foundation – 2 Disco

Friday, 20th 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.

Principal’s Awards

Congratulations to our latest Principal Award recipients!

Bella FC – for achieving all Magic 200 words and is now working towards spelling these in her writing. Keep up the great work Bella 

Joshua 1/2D – for his commitment to improving his learning. Joshua listens to instructions, gives every task his best effort and has done an amazing job with achieving his reading goals. Well done Joshua, keep it up!

Kaitlyn 3/4B – for consistently having a growth mindset when approaching maths activities and always challenging herself. Her efforts to help other students with their understanding is admirable and she should be proud of her positive attitude to learning. Well done, Kaitlyn!

Isabelle 5/6A – For her consistent efforts to improve her knowledge and skills in all curriculum areas.  (absent – photo to come)

PLT News

“Time Flies”  Clyde Primary School’s Production

Senior School Reflections

The whole-school Production, “Time Flies” was held on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th October in the state-of-the-art theatre at Bunjil Place. 

The senior school students were allocated their own scene, located in “The Future” as well as being given the opportunity to audition for; and perform all of the major roles in the Production. 

The school was divided into two casts, with half performing on the Tuesday evening, and the other half performing on the Wednesday evening. 

The main cast and students from 5/6A and 5/6B performed on Tuesday evening and students from 5/6C and 5/6D performed on Wednesday evening.   The students involved have been learning their lines and rehearsing their scenes for months, fine-tuning their skills and growing in confidence and delivery with every rehearsal.  Skills that were developed throughout this experience included not only the ability to learn pages upon pages of the script, but also developing voice projection, delivering the scene in the most realistic way possible, following stage directions, designing and creating costumes, working with props, interacting with other cast members, singing and dancing, working with sound and audio and constantly be aware of their audience…phew!.. and this was just the beginning of this incredible experience. 

Here are some comments from our main cast and class members about their experiences: 

“The production changed me. It made me feel like I can do public speaking without being scared. I liked that I got offered the opportunity to do the opening speech because I wanted to be one of the first speakers so that I could prepare for my role later on. This made me proud of who I am because I know I can do even better. When I walked on the stage with Harry (K), I could tell that I wasn’t the only one that was absolutely terrified but I calmed down and did what I believed in. Production was a life-changing event that will stay with me and force me to do better public speaking :)”. – Sema 

 “The production was funny, entertaining and worth all of the hard work that we all went through and all of the practises we went through.” – Skylah 

 “ At first being in the production was scary, but once it was over I felt amazing.” – Tahj 

“The production was very very fun- I was an emoji. I enjoyed being on stage at Bunjil Place. It was very big!” –Aluel 

“Production went by so fast! Maybe this was because it was so much fun! Thanks for setting this all up, Ms E! Being ‘Bianca’, was awesome!”- Aaliyah 

“It was a great experience and helped a lot with my talking and presenting.”- Jack 

“It was long, funny and tiring, but I loved every minute!” -Mitch 

“It was amazing and fun.”- Cooper 

“Awesome, cool- really cool!” – Charlie 

“It was fun and I liked how everyone was included.”- Emmerson 

“It was enjoyable because I was one of the main characters and everyone else was beautiful.” -Caelan 

“Everyone was calm on stage and I didn’t forget my lines. My favourite part was that my Mum was there.” – Chelsea 

“It was good and exciting!” –  Holly 

“Everyone performed very well and it was a great show.”- Ebony 

“ It was a very great experience and I had a lot of fun and I’m glad it made people laugh.” Steph 

“ The entire school worked extremely hard to make this amazing production what it is.” – Harry  and Sam 

“I love that this was a whole school project” – Josh 

“ This was a fun school project that everyone worked really hard on!”- Abbey 

“Time Flies was a very enchanting story with loveable characters to go with it. Although it was very scary for me to go up on stage and say my line, I did it and it was really fun!”- Phoebe 

“I loved that this was had the whole school involved” –Preethika 

“ The curtains open and then you have the time of your life” Chloe 

 The senior school teachers are all incredibly proud of the students’ efforts and it was so wonderful to witness the abilities, talent, commitment, courage and confidence of our students come to the fore! 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Elston, Miss Atkins and the entire Production Team for their outstanding work in getting this Production to all come together. 

Clyde Pride at its finest!

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.