Clyde Primary School Newsletter

8th November 2019

Featured | SWPBS



Clyde Primary School is excited to announce the launch of our School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) framework. SWPBS is a framework that brings together school communities to develop positive, safe and supportive learning cultures. SWPBS assists schools to improve social, emotional, behavioural and academic outcomes for all students.

As of Wednesday, your child has begun to be acknowledged for the positive behaviour they show. We have created a positively stated Matrix of Expectations that focuses on behaviours that we want to see at Clyde. This matrix was sent home to every family on Wednesday, please use this to talk to your child about the behaviours that they are showing and being acknowledged for. This matrix is based around the expectations of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. Staff have begun and will continue to be giving out SWPBS tokens to students for showing behaviours from our matrix. When students have collected an amount of positive behaviour tokens, they can exchange them for rewards in our STAR (student token achievement room). Students are working towards achieving gold, diamond and platinum behaviour status.

The Star Program is good because our grade is going to cut out stars to decorate the room. – Mia M

I like the Star Wall because we get to go to the star room. l am hoping to get some free play. – Daisy V

I like getting tokens. I get them when l use my manners. – Grace A.


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

New School

The initial start -up meeting for our school expansion and renovation was held this week with the appointed architecture firm ,Tectura, a number of consultants who will be working on the project, The Victorian Schools Building Authority, Education Department regional staff and Clyde PS.  We are at the beginning stages of design.  Fortnightly meetings are scheduled to enable regular feedback and communication for this exciting project for our school community.

Additional Mod 5 Classroom for 2020

Planning is underway for an additional Mod 5 (2 classroom spaces) to be delivered to the school at some stage this term, to be ready for the 2020 school year.  This may mean some disruption to a portion of the school oval for a limited period, possibly a week to enable this work to be completed.

Drop off and pick up of students

The ideal time to drop off your children to school is from 8:45-8:55am, ready for learning to begin promptly at 9:00am.  Our music begins at 8:50am allowing our students time to get to their classrooms and settle before the bell goes at 9:00am.    It may be useful to park at the local Clyde Hall.  If you go to the end of Oroya Grove and turn left, it will lead to the Clyde Hall. It is then a very short walk to school.  Please be mindful of where you park, avoiding resident’s driveways and nature strips, particularly on corners.

The afternoon bell goes at 3:30pm, the end of the school day.  Please avoid as much as possible picking up students before the end of the day.  The final part of the day is vital community classroom time for students, and an opportunity for students to reflect on learning for the day as well as prepare for the day ahead.

Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser

Clyde Primary School is holding a fundraiser sausage sizzle at the new Clyde Bunnings on Saturday the 16th November.

We require volunteers throughout the day.

Your support would be greatly appreciated.  If you can help please sign up at the school office.

Alternatively, any donations of soft drinks will be greatly appreciated.

We can only accept the Coca Cola and Schweppes brands please.

Any donations can be delivered to the office by Friday.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Colour Run

Last Friday, 1st November, we had our annual Colour Run for Fun and it was such a great day. Everyone that took part (students and teachers) had SO much fun. Certainly a highlight of our school year! The weather was perfect, which allowed us to have some sprinklers and super soakers out on the oval, to help the colour stick onto our white clothes better! The teachers loved spraying the students to make them colourful and the kids loved getting coloured by their teachers. Getting super soaked was also a highlight for many too!

Thank you to all the parents, friends and families that came to watch the event too.  We are on our way to achieving our fundraising goal, so thank you everyone that has been fundraising for our school. Students will be receiving their prizes by the end of Term 4.


Curriculum Day

On Tuesday the staff began by finding out about a new reading comprehension assessment program that will support staff to identify which areas of comprehension students are able to use successfully when reading. The program also provides resources and guidance for teachers and students to develop areas of future learning growth in comprehension. Following on from this the staff looked at the 2019 Reading, Writing and Numeracy NAPLAN data and identified our Big Three areas of focus for the remainder of this year and next year. These three areas of focus in Reading, Writing and Numeracy will be displayed in the classroom and will play a large part in continuing to develop our student performance and learning growth.

Our staff also had the opportunity to log on to the Department of Education’s Literacy Toolkit where they investigated evidence-based research on Reading Conferences. The toolkit is an extremely valuable resource to ensure best practice in the teaching of literacy. They then investigated what reading strategies students are expected to achieve for each level of the Victorian Curriculum and how we can include these when creating a whole school consistent Reading Conference form.  Staff also analysed their next steps in professional learning in the planning and delivery of reading.

Sue Lumley and Kate Brittain

PLT and Literacy Learning Specialists

Myuna Farm Excursion – Foundation

It was with great delight that the Foundation students boarded the bus headed to MYUNA FARM last week. Our rescheduled excursion promised to be a fun filled day of animals and farm life activities and it did not disappoint. Myuna Farm is located in Doveton which is just a quick 20 minute bus ride from Clyde Primary School. At the farm there are lots of animals!

Foundation E’s recount

We saw camels, horses, kangaroos, sheep, emus, ducks, chickens, lambs, cows and a lot of fruit bats! We got to ride a train and hand feed some of the animals. Our leaders told us about how the animals help the community whilst sharing some interesting animal facts. Did you know that an emu cannot walk backward!!! There were 10,000 fruit bats hanging upside down in the trees which is good because they are endangered animals. We all enjoyed visiting the Pioneer Shed, where we learnt how to milk a goat. Lots of us actually got to do the milking! The Myuna train took us out to the wetlands where we walked the board walk to see water birds and the many bats. The animal nursery was enjoyed by everyone. We saw baby lambs, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles and even a baby lama. The baby goats were so clever. They could balance on a barrel and jump over logs. Our day at the farm was lots of fun.

Thank you to Ms Tognizzini, Ms Scarmozzino, Ms Halliday, Ms Dragoi, Ms Jonceski, Ms Blake, Ms Darras and Ms Sessions for attending on the day. We appreciate your care and support.


On Wednesday 6th November, we had 2 teams take part in the Melbourne Football Club AFL9’s competition at Casey Fields. Both teams played 7 games throughout the day. Our boys team came 3rd, after only losing one game, which was a great effort with some tough competition. The girls competition was a great introduction for girls who hadn’t had much experience in playing the game at a competition level. Each game the girls played, their skills improved as well as their game play. At the end of the day we had 4 students take part in a fun sprint race! It was a great day and everyone that took part had fun and enjoyed the experience.


Walk to School Month

We had great participation with our Walk to School in October program. Lots of students joined Mrs Bevis on Tuesdays and Thursdays to walk from Clyde Hall to School. It was fabulous to have so many people join us on our walks.  We finished the month with ‘Starman’, the mascot from Melbourne Stars come to join us after school, to promote being physically active as much as possible.

PLT News


Hi All,

What a fantastic beginning to Term Four. No wonder we have been so excited. So many things to celebrate.

We began the term with our school production Time Flies. Two great nights of entertainment which was well worth all the rehearsals we HAD to do!! Thanks to Mrs. E. and all her production team.

Next came the Colour Run. Some of us are still trying to get the colour out of our hair or off our skin. It was worth all that running around the oval trying to dodge the teachers. An icy pole was a just reward for all our effort. Thank you Mrs Bevis for another great day.

This week we have begun our School Wide Positive Behaviour initiatives. You have no doubt been told all about this and have received your packet with any necessary information in it. Children are so excited to receive their Respect, Responsibility or Resilience tokens. Charts are filling up quickly with our awesome efforts in following these expectations. The SWPB Matrix can be found in each classroom and if visiting the school you will be able to find school expectations throughout the schoolyard and buildings.

The Flexi-buzz notice about our upcoming excursion has been sent out. We are off to Moonlit Sanctuary for a fun day of connecting with Australian animals and their habitat. If you would like to be a parent helper for this event please see your child’s classroom teacher. Unfortunately there will be limited room on the bus and we are unable to have toddlers attend.





We are having a whole school Assembly on Monday to celebrate Remembrance Day. The assembly will start at 10:45 with Years Five and Six running this event.

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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