Clyde Primary School Newsletter

30th October, 2020

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25novAll DayFoundation Wheels Day(All Day: wednesday)

03dec5:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Carols Night5:00 pm - 7:30 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 pmGrade 3 Fun Day9:00 am - 3:30 pm

14decAll DaySwimming Carnival(All Day: monday)

17decAll DayCurriculum Day(All Day: thursday)

18dec9:00 am1:30 pmLast Day of Term 49:00 am - 1:30 pm

Principal’s Report

Professional Learning

On Monday’s Curriculum Day our staff are participating in training on Respectful Relationships. The Victorian Government is implementing Respectful Relationships across schools to embed a culture of respect and equality across our entire community. Staff will also use this day to begin developing 2021 class lists and for report writing purposes.

New Portable

Due to increased enrolments continuing throughout 2020 today we received a new Mod 5 portable classroom. There was much excitement on the school oval, as a large crane lifted the double-classroom portable off the back of 3 trucks and into its new home. Over the next few weeks, the portable will be connected to services and furniture will be ordered, ready for use in 2021.





Book Week

Our Book Week celebrations are scheduled to start on Monday the 9th of November, with a range of fun literacy-based classroom activities.  Our annual Book Week Dress Up Day will be on Friday the 13th of November. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our parade will be run virtually on Webex. More details will be sent to parents soon, but in the meantime get those fabulous costumes ready!

School Photos

With COVID restrictions easing we have been able to reorganise our school photos to Thursday 12th November. This year, due to the shorter time frame, we will not be taking traditional group photos, instead the company will use individual portrait photos of each student and their teacher to create a “composite” group for each class using the portrait images. Ordering forms and more information is expected in the next few days.

2021 Foundation Enrolments

2021 Foundation Transition Sessions have begun, with a number of families and children watching our online sessions. Recent announcements from the Department of Education and Training, have allowed us to organise some pre-booked on-site transition sessions beginning next week. There has also been other important information and dates sent to parents of students enrolled. If you have not yet sent in your enrolment form, please do so immediately, as you will be missing some of the important communications from our school.

Thank You to Our Teachers!

Friday 30th October was World Teachers’ Day and we celebrated the incredible contributions our teachers at Clyde Primary School make in our school community as they help to teach the future. Many of us, as adults, have lasting memories of a special teacher that has impacted our lives. Our School Council members organised some gorgeous morning tea for our teachers and many of our students and families showed their thanks by posting messages and pictures of support. Thank you again to our wonderful teachers, Happy World Teacher’s Day!



Baby News!

On the 26th October we were excited to hear Mrs Koutros and her family welcomed a baby girl called Alexis who is little sister to Sia. Congratulations to Sam, Petros and Sia ! 

Late this week, we were excited to hear some early baby news from Mrs Maia. Naomi’s baby girl arrived earlier than expected, but mum, dad and baby Santana are all doing well. Congratulations to the Maia family! 

Principal’s Awards

Anuk P – Foundation E

For always having a positive attitude towards learning and trying his hardest with every learning task. He has mastered his Magic 200 words which has improved his reading ability and writing stamina. Well done Anuk!

Spencer L – 1B

For consistently challenging himself across all learning areas, particularly reading. Spencer’s positive attitude is demonstrated each day as he strives to improve the quality of his work and be a helpful member of our class. I am proud of you and keep up the fantastic effort!

Year 2  Award Recipient will be published in next edition of our newsletter

Ellen C – 3C

Always having a positive attitude to all areas of learning and is always willing to try new things and new challenges. Ellen continues to produce quality work in all subject areas and should be very proud of her efforts.

Cameron L – 4A

For outstanding dedication and commitment to Remote Learning.

Desi K – 56A

For her outstanding dedication during remote learning and for transitioning back to school with a positive attitude and growth mindset

Willow S – 56A

For her exceptional attendance and stellar participation in all Webex meetings and her excellent standard of work submitted, during Remote Learning.

PLT News


Wellbeing News

Year 6 Graduation Graduation is going to look a little different this year due to COVID-19. After consultation with staff and the Year 6 students they have elected to hold a celebration day at school. This day will include an awards ceremony that will be filmed for Year 6 parents to view , a disco, a movie on an inflatable screen and some physical activities at the end of the day. We are still finalising the finer details but we are hoping to make this day a special one for our year 6’s. If restrictions ease, we will hold the awards ceremony at school in the evening so parents are able to attend.   Whole School Transition Our whole school transition process began this week with students electing some students that they would like in their class in 2021. When completing their list, we talk to children about not just selecting all their friends but also thinking about who they work well with in a classroom setting. Students are advised to carefully choose their people and are informed that they will be given at least one person from their list in next years class. In the following weeks, staff will begin placing students into classes. If you have any staff requests can you please email the school with these details as soon as possible. Our first whole school transition is on Friday 27th November with other transition sessions to follow.   If you are intending to leave the school next year can you please ring the office ASAP as this will assist with class placement.
Congratulations to………………. for receiving this fortnights attendance award.

Keep up the great work!

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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