Clyde Primary School Newsletter

14th August, 2020

Featured – 100th Day at School for Foundation

Tuesday the 11th of August marked the 100th day of school for our Foundation Students. This day is always a highlight on the school calendar, and whilst in Remote Learning, this was no different.

Students were encouraged to dress up at home as if they were 100 years old and to participate in a range of different activities, all celebrating 100 days of learning. We are so proud of our students first 100 days of school. It has been a challenge like no other, but all students have shown amazing resilience and growth.

Congratulations Foundation Students.



Filter Events

27nov9:30 am10:30 amWhole School Transition Session 19:30 am - 10:30 am

01dec9:30 am10:30 amWhole School Transition Session 29:30 am - 10:30 am

03dec5:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Carols Night5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

08dec9:15 am3:15 pmWhole School Transition Session 39:15 am - 3:15 pm

08dec9:30 pm1:00 pm4th Transition Day - Foundation 20219:30 pm - 1:00 pm

10dec5:30 pm9:00 pmGraduation Day5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

11dec9:00 am3:30 pmYear 3 Fun Day9:00 am - 3:30 pm

14decAll DaySwimming Carnival(All Day: monday)

Principal’s Report

Congratulations Foundation

Congratulations to all of our wonderful Foundation students for achieving 100 Days of School. Our youngest students enjoyed a fun-filled day including making 100 Days Crowns and completing activities associated with 100. We are so very proud of our gorgeous Foundation students and we hope you enjoyed your special day!

Ms Pratt is continuing her leave for another 4 weeks, I will be continuing in the Acting Principal role during this time.

Michelle Mackenlay

Update on School Build

Our school upgrade is getting closer with the State Government acquiring the land adjacent to Clyde-Five Ways Road. Stage 1 of building works, will include a new administration building and a new gymnasium, as well as 3 new general learning areas, specialist art, STEM and music areas. Construction of Stage 1 works will begin as soon as the Design Stage is completed.


Meet Our Clyde Spoonville

An idea that originated in an England, Spoonville has been created as something fun, interactive and safe to do during the Covid-19 pandemic.
All of our students at Clyde PS are encouraged to make their own Spoony person at home from an old wooden spoon. If you are walking past the school you can place your Spoony person in our school’s back playground, where our very own Clyde Spoonville has been set up.

There are some rules though:

  • Make sure bits won’t blow off your spoony person (we don’t want to litter).
  • Spoony people are not keen on dogs (dogs please stay back).
  • Come and see the spoony people but don’t stay long and no touching.
  • Make sure spoony people can take the rain (nail polish and and acrylic paints work well).
  • make sure you write your name on your spoon, so we know who left it.

Have fun!
To find out more visit:

Year 6 Transition to Secondary College

On Wednesday 19th August parents of Year 6 students attending a government secondary college in 2021 will receive their letter of acceptance to secondary college. This letter will be sent to you via our Sentral Parent Portal and also mailed out on this day. Please read the details in the letter and wait for the secondary college to contact you regarding enrolment. If you did not receive you first preference of secondary college an appeal form will also be sent to you with steps you need to take to appeal your child’s position at your preferred school.


Virtual School Tour

We are currently creating a virtual school tour that will be placed on the school website for the community to watch. We are in the process of developing a script and looking at the videos and photos to include. Filming will hopefully begin next week and should be completed within the next few weeks.


Remote Teaching and Learning Update

Over the past 2 weeks staff have begun to trial online virtual classrooms. Each year level is currently exploring different ways for the teachers and education support staff to work with children to see what works best for different ages and needs of students. As the term progresses, students will be able to access weekly virtual sessions with their teachers and other staff. These sessions may be in the form of structured mini lessons, wellbeing catch up sessions or assessment sessions.


From the beginning of 2020 staff at CPS have begun to use a Tiered Intervention program to identify and support students across the school. This term, teachers and support staff have begun to provide tailored reading support to identified students remotely. This may take the form of short WebEx sessions that cover areas such as letters and sounds, high frequency words and comprehension.

I am pleased to say that our weekly Spotlight assessment activities are proving to be a success. During professional learning team meetings staff use this data to inform future teaching approaches and identify our student’s next point of need. The assessment also gives teachers vital information on student academic growth. In order for staff to gain the clearest understanding of a student’s learning needs we remind students to complete the activity independently as much as possible.

We are aware that some families may experience technical issues with WebEx and other platforms and we appreciate your understanding and patience as we work through these issues. If you do have a problem getting online or accessing platforms please can you use the Sentral Parent Portal Messaging tool on the app to inform us and we will endeavour to find a solution.

If you can’t find the messaging tool on the app please try logging out and then back in. If this does not work you are welcome to contact the school by phone or email.

Sentral has provided some Frequently Asked Questions that might be able to answer some of the most common issues getting started with the Sentral for Parents App.

They are available at

Building Next Door

You may have noticed that Cranbourne Daycare & Kindergarten Centre also known as Judy Clarkson’s, are building next door to our school on Oroya Grove. This centre will offer daycare, Junior Kinder, funded Kindergarten and Before and After School Care to children from 6 weeks of age to Year 3 students. The building is expected to be finished later this year.


Principal’s Awards

Victoria Hasell (Foundation D)
For making outstanding growth in her learning during Remote Learning. You have a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards your learning and have worked incredible hard during all learning tasks. Keep up the amazing effort!

Year 1:
Ellie Smart (1C)
Ellie has demonstrated her commitment to improving and strengthening her reading confidence. She has achieved amazing goals set for her in regards to her use of sounds, punctuation, referring to images and fluency.

Year 2:
Liam Paxino (2D)
Liam has been working consistently on all tasks during Remote Learning. He has also shown great resilience when faced when challenging situations. Well done, Liam.

Year 3:
Riley Groves (3A)
For consistently completing all tasks on SeeSaw and putting in 100% effort to all tasks. Fantastic effort, Riley!

Year 4
Tahlia Smart
For always going above and beyond in your learning. You are such a dedicated learner and your commitment is admirable. Keep up the fabulous work!

Year 5:
Nandini Mahajan (5/6B)
During Remote Learning, Nandini has shown herself to be very dedicated to her education. She diligently completes her daily learning tasks to a very high standard. Nandini extends herself by asking clarifying questions in relation to completing her remote learning tasks and when she uploads her work she always records her voice explaining her solutions, opinions and how she enjoyed the learning task. Nandini’s resilience is commendable.

Year 6:
Danica Memery (5/6A)
Danica Memery for consistently completing her work to a high standard during remote learning and for using the feedback provided to her to improve her work. Well done!

PLT News

General Information

Student Wellbeing During Remote Learning

Smiling Mind Care Packs: Smiling Mind, who is a non-for-profit psychology organisation, has developed care packs to support primary school students’ mental health. The pack helps to train students in mindfulness and provide other practical, preventative, online mental health resources for children aged 5 to 12. The free, downloadable mental health toolkit also provides parents and carers activities to support children at home. The packs are free at:

Mental Health Support: The Australian Government will now provide individuals with 10 additional Medicare subsidised psychological therapy sessions for individuals subjected to further restrictions in areas impacted by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is in addition to the current 10 sessions individual can already receive. This sessions can be used for adults as well as children. If you feel that a family member is having difficulty coping during the pandemic please see your GP for support in gaining access to these therapy sessions.


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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