Clyde Primary School Newsletter

12th June 2020




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)

Principal’s Report

Welcome Back to our Year 3-6 Students

A special welcome back to our Year 3-6 students who have settled back into school very smoothly this week.  I would like to congratulate all our students for their resilience and the way they have adapted once again into school routines. Thank you to all our parents who have supported us in following the guidelines set out in the Parent and Carers Return to School Handbook. We appreciate your patience and waiting outside the school gates. Our spilt finish times and location points are now in operation for all students. These times have been communicated clearly in the Parent and Carer’s Return to School Handbook. Please contact your child/children’s teachers if you need to review pick up times. We would appreciate if you have more than one child at the school that you communicate with the teachers to indicate which location and pick up time you would prefer. This ensures that you get away quickly and are not waiting unnecessarily at the gate.  

Staffing Update

We have some changes to the Clyde staff team. Ms Natalya Malygina has been appointed to Alkira Secondary College in the administration area from Wednesday, 16th June. Ms Tessa Clark will be replacing Natalya in the office and will begin with us on Monday, 15th June.  On behalf of the school community, I would like to thank Natalya for her contributions to Clyde and wish her well in her new ongoing position at Alkira. I know you will all make Tessa feel welcome at Clyde. Mr Brad Andrews has been appointed to Hampton Park Secondary College from the beginning of Term 3. Brad has been on the Clyde team since the beginning of 2019, we thank him for services to Clyde and also wish him well. Ms Laura Steen will be replacing Mr Andrews in 5/6D and working closely with Ms Atkins in the Senior Hub. A big welcome to Laura, who will be spending some time with the 5/6 PLT planning for Term 3 over the next 2 weeks.

Respectful Relationships

This year members of our Wellbeing Team are participating in professional learning about the Department of Education’s Respectful Relationships framework, ready for implementation across the school in 2021. The Department of Education have made this program compulsory in all government schools in 2021. Respectful Relationships supports schools to promote and model respect, positive attitudes and behaviours. It teaches our children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. This program aligns well with our current School Wide Positive Behaviours Support program (SWPBS) already in place across our school.

Early Arrivals

Since school has returned in the past few weeks, we have noticed a number of students being dropped at the school very early on these cold mornings. These students are unsupervised until staff are on duty at 8:45am. We understand many parents have to head off to work early in the morning, but for your children’s comfort and safety, we encourage all early arriving students to be booked into Before School Care which is run from the school gym, by Camp Australia. Parents can do this by registering with Camp Australia at

Shared Learning

Over the next 2 weeks, our staff will be planning for Term 3. They will be working in their Professional Learning Teams to develop an integrated unit of work based upon students’ prior knowledge and interests. This unit will incorporate the curriculum learning area of Technologies which consists of Digital Technology and Design Technology. Students will be given the opportunity to learn how to use digital and design technology to create innovative solutions that meet current and future needs. In Digital Technologies, students will be introduced to computational thinking and information systems to analyse, design and develop digital solutions. In Design and Technologies, students will use design thinking and technologies to design, generate and provide solutions to problems. Throughout this unit students will also be able to develop their knowledge of the Cross Curriculum Priority of Sustainability. This will allow students to develop the knowledge, skills, values and world views necessary to contribute to more sustainable patterns of living.


Clyde PS has modified the Semester One report format to inform parents about learning in Term 1 and there will be a section dedicated to remote learning in Term 2, Semester One reports will be available to parents on Thursday, 25th June 2020 via Sentral. On Monday, 15th June, students will bringing home details about access to the parent Portal on Sentral. The Sentral Parent Portal also gives parents access to student attendance, an event calendar, school forms and policies. Further parent access using the Parent Portal is being developed and will be released in the future.

Sentral Parent Portal App

Sentral have also recently released a new app for parents to login to the Parent Portal. To download the app please click the link below, this will also require the password being sent home next week. If you have any issues with logging into the app please access the Frequently Asked Questions page. This will support you with technical issues you may have.

School Tours and Foundation Transition

School tours for new families have been postponed for Term 2. We are waiting for further advice from DET and will inform our community of updates when we receive them for Term 3. Foundation 2021 students will participate in a number of Transition sessions to prepare them for school. The dates of these sessions are listed below:   Term 3 Wednesday, 9th September- 12:00-1:00pm Term 4 Monday, 19th October- 12:00-1:30pm Friday, 13th November- 12:00-1:30pm Monday, 23rd November- 12:00-1:30pm Tuesday, 8th December- 9:30-1:00pm


During Term 1 a new Tiered Intervention program was established to identify students with areas of greater need in Reading and Number. This intervention program ran throughout the term and will resume at the beginning of Term 3. Following the return to school of students in Foundation to Year 2, and then students in Years 3 to 6, staff have been working with students to assess student growth. During Professional Learning Team meetings teachers are discussing student assessment data and using the data to determine the most effective intervention for each student identified.

Three Way Conferences

These have been scheduled in Week 2, Term 3. Parents and carers will not attend on-site at school. Instead, parents and carers will video conference with their child’s classroom teacher using WEBEX TEAMS or via a phone call if you do not have the option of a virtual capability. More information will be sent home regarding our Three-Way Conferences in the coming weeks.

End of Term Dismissal Times

Friday, 26th June is the last day of Term 2. We wish to advise the following staggered dismissal times at the exit locations we have been using for each class during Term 2.; Foundation and Year 3- 2:00pm Year 1 and 4- 2:15pm Year 2 and 5/6- 2:30pm

Three Way Conferences

These have been scheduled in Week 2, Term 3. Parents and carers will not attend on-site at school. Instead, parents and carers will video conference with their child’s classroom teacher using WEBEX TEAMS or via a phone call if you do not have the option of a virtual capability. More information will be sent home regarding our Three-Way Conferences in the coming weeks.

PLT News

General Information

School Crossing Update from Casey Council



The health, safety, and wellbeing of all City of Casey staff members is Council’s number one priority


At the beginning of COVID-19, Council made the decision to stand down, with full pay, until the end of Term 2 2020, all School Crossing Supervisors who were,

  • Over the age of 70
  • Over the age of 60 experiencing compromised immune systems or chronic medical conditions

In consultation with the schools within Casey, and in understanding student capacity during this time, Council’s decisions around which school crossings will or will not be staffed during this stage of reopening schools, has come down to need vs risk.


How we communicate with the community

A list of all schools where at least one school crossing will be staffed by a School Crossing Supervisor can be found here

We have shared this information to the Casey community through posts on our City of Casey Facebook page, as well as updates on our website.


We thank you for your understanding during this time, and if you have any questions or concerns, we welcome you to call or email us on 9705 5304 or



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.

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