Clyde Primary School Newsletter

22nd November 2019

Featured – New Portables 



Our new portable arrived on Friday 22nd of November. It was all very exciting to watch as a giant crane lifted it off the truck and placed onto our school oval. This will be ready to use next year, when it is fully finished.


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

Graduation Information

There are a number of items below for your attention regarding our upcoming Year 6 Graduation.


Ticket sales:

Tickets for Graduation are currently on sale and available strictly until Friday 29th November.  The tickets are $40 per head (the cost of the student will be covered by the school) There is a maximum of 2 guests per student.  Any split families are to please contact the school regarding the purchasing of extra tickets (again, a maximum of 2).

Please note that a parent/guardian must be in attendance for each student graduating.


Prep Photographs:

As discussed with the Year 6 students, a Prep aged photograph is required to be sent to school for the PowerPoint presentation.  We would like to showcase how much they have grown over their schooling at Clyde!  Could each parent please send along a Prep aged photograph to be scanned and returned to you, the same day.  If these photographs could please be sent along by Wednesday 4th December.  Thank you.



It is a tradition at Clyde for students to develop a scrapbook of their Primary School years.  This is an optional activity, although most students enjoy creating these as a memento of their school experience.  These scrapbooks are completed predominantly at home, using their own craft and embellishing tools and materials.  Miss King is opening up her classroom on Wednesday lunchtimes for students to work on these at school, if they wish.  They will have minimal class time in which to complete them.  These scrapbooks will then be on display on the night of Graduation for Parents to see.  After Graduation, the Year 6 students will have the opportunity to get the school staff to write parting messages inside, so some “Autograph” pages are recommended to be included.   These scrapbooks will need to be completed and at school no later than Friday 6th December so they can be taken by their classroom teachers to Cranbourne Racing Centre for the Graduation evening.

If you have any questions regarding Graduation, please see your child’s teacher, or Miss King Senior PLT Leader.

Costumes for Carols

Our Carols night is coming up very soon on Thursday, 5th December.  Below is a rundown of costumes children may like to dress in for the night.

Foundation A, B Students will be required to wear Christmas colours or Christmas themed clothing. Student are also able to wear some accessories such as tinsel or bells. Students will be loaned reindeer ears to wear, given out by their teacher on the night. Teachers will also be using face paint to give students a cute red Rudolf nose. If you do not wish for your child to use face paint for their nose, please see you classroom teacher before the night.

Foundation C, D, E  Students will be required to wear Christmas colours to the concert and tinsels.

1/2 A, B, C, D Students will be required to wear a Christmas T-shirt and black pants/bottoms.

1/2 E, F Students will be required to wear Christmas colours to the concert and if possible a Santa hat.

3/4 A, B – Aussie Christmas themed. Students will be required to wear a flannelette shirt, singlet, shorts, thongs and any other Australian/Christmas themed items.

3/4 C, E –  Christmas themed. Students will be required to wear a Christmas T-shirt and plain pants/bottoms, Christmas head wear is optional.

3/4 D, F – Christmas themed. Students will be required to wear Christmas colours and Christmas head wear is optional.

5/6 A, B, C, D Students will be required to wear a bright Christmas t-shirt and black leggings/shorts/jeans on the night. 

This will ensure we’ll all look fabulously festive!

We are looking forward to this very special Clyde Community event.  Bring a picnic from 5:00pm to have on the school oval.  Our carols begin at 6:00pm and our night will close with a special visitor.

Mobile Phones

Can I please remind all parents that all students are required to hand in their mobile phones to the office at the beginning of the day. From 2020, this will be a compulsory requirement for students in all government schools. More information will be provided in our next Clyde newsletter.

Thank you

On Saturday, 16th November, we held our second Bunnings BBQ for 2019.  I would like to thank our staff and parents who contributed and helped out on the day including; Leanne Waters, Sharon Diehl, Kate Couacaud, Simone Armstrong, James Kerr, Evelyne Algar, Nicola Power, Michelle Mackenlay, Larissa Scheitzer, Lisa Hogan, Nazima Sahib, Karen Carpenter, Kylie Williams, Pattie Chester and Mark Evans.  To our parents who donated drinks and to Dave Bevis for the sausage donation, thank you.

We raised $1900. Together with the previous Bunnings BBQ and the Scout Raffle we have raised $5510.   

Thank you also for supporting the Colour Run. This was again a fun filled day for our students and teachers with the added bonus of raising $6612. We are currently determining what this money will go towards and advise you as soon as finalised.

Respectful Relationships

Clyde Primary School has received support from the Victorian Education Department to participate in the respectful relationships program in 2020. This program is a whole school approach and will support students in their social and emotional wellbeing. The program aims to improve students in their emotional and coping skills, provide stress management skills, discuss with student where they can seek help if needed and support positive gender relationships. To begin this initiative, staff and students will be asked to complete a short survey to give the school some baseline data on our current practices. This is a great initiative and the school is looking forward to implementing it in 2020.

Whole School Transition

This Friday 29th November will be our first whole school transition from 12-1.30pm.  Students will be placed into year levelled groups and will be placed with a teacher who will be teaching in that year level in 2020.  This teacher may or may not be your child’s actual teacher for next year, during the transition process students will rotate through a range of teachers from that year level.

Our next whole school transition will be Wednesday 4th December from 2.30-3.30pm.

Principal’s Awards

Congratulations to our latest Principal Award recipients, who will enjoy a special lunch with the Principal. 

Sophie FD – For always striving for excellence in her learning and working hard to achieve her learning goals throughout the year. Congratulations, Sophie on a wonderful first year of school! 

Ethan 1/2C – For his dedication and effort in his learning, especially in creative writing. Well done Ethan, you should be very proud of your progress and achievements this term.

Trent 3/4C – For being an amazing role model in the classroom and his amazing effort in writing and finding ways to improve and up level his work.

Isabelle 5/6A – For her consistent efforts to improve her knowledge and skills in all curriculum areas.  Isabelle also overcomes setbacks positively,  displaying persistence and resilience when faced with challenges.  Keep up the tremendous effort, Izzie!

Maprod 5/6B – For consistently displaying a positive attitude towards his studies and showing great respect for our school, his teachers and his peers. Keep up the great work Maprod!

PLT News

Foundation, Term Four

What a busy Term Three we have had in the Foundation area! With so much going on, it is hard to believe we are over half way through the term. We have been busy preparing for Year One as soon our Foundation students will be meeting their new Year One teachers. Along with Transition, there is still so much more to come this term – Christmas carols, Swimming Carnival, Responsible Pet Ownership incursion to name a few!

Whole School Production

The Whole School Production ‘Time Flies’ was a roaring success! Our Foundation students went back in time to the Jurassic era, where they dressed up as dinosaurs and cave people. Our dinosaurs roared their loudest roars and our cave people communicated with the family using pictures drawn on their cave. A massive thank you to all the families that came along and supported our students, it was a fantastic two nights!

Myuna Farm Excursion

On the spookiest day of the year, our Foundation students finally headed off to Myuna Farm to learn about farming life and how farmers help our community. It was a bright, hot day as we headed into the barn to learn about farming life. We learnt all about goat’s milk and were given the opportunity to milk a goat. Next, we walked down to the paddocks to feed the animals some delicious feed! We caught the train down to the wetlands and saw over 10,000 fruit bats hanging off the trees. We had an amazing excursion and would like to thank all of the wonderful parent helpers for volunteering their time.


Colour Run

The colour run was one of our favourite days! It was a beautiful rainbow explosion! The Foundation students loved running out in the sprinklers, getting covered by coloured powder and squirted with super soakers. Thank you to all of the families that supported our students in raising money for our school. Colour run prizes will be sent home in the coming weeks.


As we come to the end of the year, we would like to thank all of our Foundation families for their wonderful support this year. It has been amazing to reflect on the learning growth our students have made and we are so proud of all of their efforts and hard work throughout the year.

The Foundation Team

Miss Bowler, Miss Davis, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Maia & Miss Naughton

Attendance News

Attendance Cup

Congratulations to Foundation A who have won the attendance cup for the beginning of term 4.

General Information


Bellbrook Catering would like to wish all Staff,Students and families a safe and happy Xmas break and New Year, we look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year. Your last canteen day for 2019 is Thursday 12th December and your first canteen day for 2020 is Thursday 30th January.    


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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