Clyde Primary School Newsletter

20th December 2019

Featured | The End of the School Year 2019



Good bye and Good Luck to our Year 6 class of 2019

Swimming Carnival

We had a fantastic day on Monday at our School Swimming Carnival. It was great to see so many students (and even some teachers) participating and giving all our events a go. The waterslide was a hit at the end of the day too! Thank you to our parent helpers and to all that came to watch.

AFL Inflatables

On Wednesday,  we had AFL Victoria come to our school and run an AFL Inflatables program. Even though it was a very warm day, the students had a fabulous time trying out all the different activities and showing off their football skills.


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

Principal’s Report


Thank you.

I would like to thank our students, parents and friends and staff for another amazing year at Clyde PS.

To our students, have a good rest over the holidays and be safe. We look forward to you coming back to school in 2020 ready for another year of being your best.

To our parents, grandparents and friends, thank you for your support and contributions to our school. We have had an amazing group of helpers this year helping to run Breakfast Club, being on School Council, supporting learning programs in classrooms, assisting with sporting events, running our school banking program and assisting with a range of other programs when needed.  Your support is invaluable and we appreciate your time and enthusiasm.  We look forward to your continuing support in 2020.

To our amazing team of staff who are here every day with enthusiasm and kindness and nurture our students to be the best they can, thank you for your commitment and hard work. Make sure you have a good rest and come back ready for an amazing year in 2020.

A huge thank you to our Clyde Primary School Community for money raised to support the bush fire relief in NSW.  We raised $1219.00 and this has been sent as a cheque to Red Cross ‘Disaster Relief and Recovery’.

On January 28th and 29th our teachers and Education Support Staff will be participating in professional learning at school.  We will be setting our goals and expectations for the year, planning as a whole staff as well as in professional Learning Teams and preparing for another year of learning for our students. All students from Year 1 to Year 6 start school on Thursday, 30th January at 9:00am.  Foundation students will start school on Thursday, 30th January at 10:00am.

I would like to wish our Clyde School Community a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Goodbyes and Hellos


We are saying goodbye to Mr Steven Dissegna, Ms Mandy Collard and Mr Jacob Mehrtens. I would like to thank them for their contributions to our school and wish them well for the future.

We welcome a number of new staff to Clyde PS in 2020 as our numbers continue to grow. New to Clyde PS in 2020 are; Ms Belinda Hodges, Ms Katherine Lee, Ms Jessie Van Dyk, Ms Elise Edwards, Mr Lee Russell and Ms Emma Long. Our numbers are currently at 505 for the beginning of 2020.

School Structure for 2020


There have been some last minute changes to 2 classes due to unforeseen circumstances and the school structure is now as follows:

Foundation Professional Learning Team: Ms Alyssa Naughton (PLT coordinator) Ms Kellie Davis, Ms Jessica Bowler, Ms Jess Heitch and Ms Elise Edwards

Year 1 Professional Learning Team: Ms Naomi Maia (PLT coordinator), Ms Kate Brittain/Ms Sam Koutros, Ms Nikki Elston/Ms Beryl Campbell and Ms Katrina Smith

Year 2 Professional Learning Team: Ms Tegan Crow (PLT coordinator), Ms Sharon Barker, Ms Emma Grant/ Ms Mel Ray and Ms Tegan Cox/ Ms Alexandra King

Year 3 Professional Learning Team: Ms Ashlea Hickey (PLT Coordinator), Ms Jess Van Dyk and Ms Amanda Cecil

Year 4 Professional Learning Team: Ms Allie McQueen (PLT Coordinator),Ms Robyn Harris and Ms Kate Couacaud/ Ms Tegan Williams

Senior Professional Learning Team: Ms Jess Hamilton (PLT Coordinator), Ms Belinda Hodges, Ms Bec Atkins and Mr Brad Andrews

Specialist Team: Ms Amanda Bevis (P.E. PLT Coordinator), Mr Dom Parsons (Music)), Ms Narelle Steckyj (Art), Ms Bec Forester (STEM) and Ms Katherine Lee (LOTE- Auslan) and Ms Pattie Chester

Leadership Team: Ms Fiona Pratt & Ms Michelle Mackenlay (Principal Team), Ms Sue Lumley (Learning Specialist), Ms Kate Couacaud (Leading Teacher), Ms Kate Brittain ( Learning Specialist),Ms Hayley Taylor ( Acting Leading Teacher), Ms Sam Koutros, Ms Tegan Williams and Mr Lee Russell

Wellbeing: Ms Hayley Taylor and Mr Lee Russell

ES Professional Learning Team: Ms Leanne Waters (ES Coordinator) Ms Karen Carpenter, Ms Sherelle Browne, Ms Karen McBride, Ms Kerri Horrocks, Mr James Kerr, Ms Nazima Sahib and Ms Emma Long

Administration: Ms Sharon Diehl (Business Manager), Ms Sue Miles, Ms Natalya Malygina

Buildings and Facilities


We are currently moving into our new Mod 5 classroom and this will be ready for Ms Couacaud/Ms Williams and Ms Cecil’s classes to commence on Thursday, 30th January.

The next steps in the design phase of the new school build are well underway with a presentation planned for the next School Council meeting in February.



As the school year comes to an end it is beneficial to reflect with your child on the year that has been and what have been the highlights and the successes this year. Let them celebrate the highs and acknowledge the challenges from the year. Then allow them to enjoy their holidays as a time to relax and enjoy, ready to start fresh next year.

Holidays are also a time to be vigilant about safety, not only around the road and water but also cyber safety. When it comes to online safety here are some tips to assist in keeping children safe:

*Talk to your children regularly about what online sites they are accessing and ensure they ask you if they are unsure of anything. It is beneficial to make a household rule about using technology in main living areas only.

*Check the laws of each site your child is accessing before allowing them to continue. Many sites require children to be 13+ before registering an account (Facebook, You Tube, Instagram, Snapchat)

*Ensure children are keeping their personal information private and not giving out this information to others online

*Don’t publish anything online that you wouldn’t want friends, family, teachers or future employees to see. Once it is online for all to see it can still be accessed, even if you delete it.

*Be polite and respectful online just as you would in real life. Treat others how you want to be treated.

*Place time limits on technology. Encourage students to go outdoors, to the park and explore. This will give them experiences to talk about when they come back to school.

Remember to stay safe and relax over these holidays so you are rejuvenated and ready for 2020.

Principal’s Awards

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

Harlen Foundation A – For demonstrating outstanding academic growth during his first year of schooling by always striving to improve in his learning.

Ronan 1/2F – For the fabulous growth you have made socially, emotionally and academically this year. Your hard work and dedication to improve is a testament to the independent and diligent student you are becoming. Congratulations Ronan, on such a successful year!

Manveer 3/4F – For all your dedication and diligence this Semester. Your persistence has allowed you to achieve great things. Congrtaulations!

Will 5/6C – For being respectful, responsible and resilient at all times and producing his very best work in each learning task undertaken. Well done on a fantastic year, Will!

Ershad 5/6D – For representing our school all year at community and school events, presenting himself with diligence and high esteem, and working hard to continuously show care and compassion towards his fellow classmates and other students. An outstanding effort, Ershad. Congratulations!

Attendance News

Attendance Champions 2019

Congratulations to Foundation A who has won the attendance cup for 2019. It was close between many of the classes but Foundation A was successful in the end.

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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