Clyde Primary School Newsletter
13th November 2020
Featured | Colour Run
One of the most exciting days of our school year, is the annual Colour Fun Run. This year’s event was held on Tuesday in beautiful sunshine, which made the sprinkling of water even more enjoyable. Our students were a delighted rainbow of colour!
Semester Two Reports
Since returning to school this term, our teachers have been gathering data about student learning and progress that has been achieved by each child. However, due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, our Semester Two reports will be less detailed than last year’s reports. The reports will identify curriculum progression points for some areas, as well as comments on the curriculum taught and a personal comment. Semester 2 reports will be published on Sentral in the last week of Term 4.
This week Clyde Primary School commemorated NAIDOC Week. This week is celebrated across Australia to highlight the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To support the celebration of indigenous culture our students have been participating in a variety of activities and work tasks throughout the week.
On Wednesday 11th November all students watched our school’s Remembrance Ceremony to mark the anniversary of the end of WW1. Remembrance Day was observed with a dedicated Assembly and minutes silence at 11:00am. We thank Jayden, Desi, Josh, Darcy, Bavreet and Eboni for helping to run this special event.
On Monday the 2nd of November Clyde Primary School participated in a whole staff induction into Respectful Relationships.
What is Respectful Relationships?
Respectful Relationships is about tackling family violence through education.
Rosie Batty, CEO of the Luke Batty Foundation “the school community is an essential part of social reform by modelling a culture of respect through the whole school, not just by teaching respect in the classroom”.
In 2017, respectful relationships education will be taught as part of the Victorian curriculum. The Victorian Government is supporting schools to model respectful relationships across the whole school community as part of its commitment to respectful relationships education.
The Government is providing Victorian schools with a range of extra supports and resources including, new Respectful Relationships teaching and learning materials.
In the classroom, children will learn problem-solving skills, to develop empathy, support their own wellbeing and build healthy relationships with others. The initiative will also provide resources to best support children and staff who are affected by family violence.
When children build positive relationships with their teachers and peers they feel safer and happier at school, are more resilient and have positive social attitudes. Positive relationships also increase a child’s sense of social connectedness and belonging which can result in better health and academic outcomes.
Further information about Respectful Relationships is available on the Department of Education and Training website: www.education.vic.gov.au/respectfulrelationships
Clyde Primary School is looking forward to implementing the Respectful Relationships Curriculum Framework in 2021.
Foundation – Eli Gerry – FA
For always striving for excellence in all learning tasks and taking on constructive feedback to improve his learning. Congratulations Eli.
Year 1 – Lily Mclennan – 1D
For improving in her reading by using information in the text to answer literal and inferential comprehension questions.Great Work, Lily!
Year 2: Methuki Weerawardena – 2C
For her outstanding Information Report about Lions. Methuki continuously goes beyond to apply feedback to her writing and always gives 100% in any task she completes. Well done, Methuki!
Year 3: Georgia – 3A
For consistently having a growth mindset when approaching activities and always challenging herself. Her efforts to help other students is admirable and she should be proud of her positive attitude to learning. Well done, Georgia!
Year 4: Caitlin Martin – 4B
For always doing your best in all you do! You have shown me just how motivated and dedicated you are to achieve your best, especially during Remote Learning. Congratulations!
Year 5: Alex Triandafyllidis – 5/6D – Photo in next issue
For showing responsibility for his work at all times and having an extraordinary work ethic.
Year 6: Joshua Hewitson – 5/6C Photo in next issue
For showing exceptional leadership all year, supporting his peers with their learning and putting in his best effort to complete all learning tasks! Well done on a fantastic year of learning!
This Term the Year 4s have been listening to Roald Dahl’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” Whilst listening to the story, students have been practising their visualisation skills, by pulling out descriptive vocabulary and drawing images that have been created in their heads. Students were delighted when they were then able to view the film, to make connections and comparisons between the two types of literature. To continue the theme, the Year 4 teachers (and some of the students), dressed up as characters from the book.
This week marked the celebration of NAIDOC week. Students have been studying the culture by reading about key events that helped shape our country today. Students have read the “Rainbow Serpent” Dreamtime story and have created some beautiful artwork to showcase this story. Students have been working collaboratively to create a whole-class art piece, about this year’s NAIDOC Theme, “Always Was, Always Will Be.”
CHILD SAFE STANDARDS
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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