Newsletter 04.12.2023

Issue 39/2023

From the Principal

The end of the school year is near. Class teachers will have communicated key events that are taking place for each class at the end of the year. Yr. 6 Graduation takes place on Friday 15th December. During the afternoon assembly on that day Yr. 6 students will receive an oak sapling, grown from Yackandandah Primary School acorns. Also, at that assembly our 2024 student leaders will be announced. The Yr. 6 Graduation Ceremony begins at 6pm that evening.

On the final day for students, Monday 18th December, there will be an assembly at 3:10 where Yr. 6 students will ring the bell to signify the end of their time at Yackandandah Primary School.

The whole school transition day will be on Tuesday 12th December. Students will spend the day in their 2024 class. Students will be informed of their 2024 teacher toward the end of this week.

Michael Edwards

From the Office

2024 Year 6 Shirts
Lauren will be handing out the Year 6 shirts for next year on the Statewide Transition Day on Tuesday, December 12th.  Payment for the shirts must be paid in full before that day.  I will email statements out to the families who haven’t yet paid in full for them.

End of Year Pool Parties
Please send cash to the school office for the End of Year pool parties by Friday.   If you are unsure whether you have paid, please contact me and I will let you know.

Enjoy your week!

Assembly Helpers

Cameron McIntosh & Angus Glanville

Achievement Awards

Hush McLennan for excellent progress with learning high frequency words. Keep up the hard work Hush!
Dash Lockett for expressing his love for dinosaurs throughout our work with poetry this week.
Paddy Grogan for sensational success in reading high frequency words. Keep up the fantastic work, Paddy.
Lily Scobie for carefully creating arrays with objects in the classroom.
Jed Walker for showing enthusiasm and initiative in learning.
Kiera Porteous for her dedication to the process of creating a phenomenal poster on the cheetah.
Percy Gosling for outstanding efforts towards his poster content and presentation.
Ewan McInerney for demonstrating extreme focus and care when persisting with his handwritten publication.
Skye Rutherfurd-Hobbs for engaging in her Maths workshop group to compare equivalent fractions.
Sierra Allan for entertaining us with her clever and original stories.
Freya Vorbach for justifying her solutions in maths in a clear and considered manner.
Charlotte Wilson for developing her use of inverse operations to find missing values in equations.

Hot Lunch News

This week's Hot Lunch is a Bacon/Mushroom, Lettuce and Tomato Burger. 

Just two weeks left of Hot Lunch for 2023! Hang in there everybody, holidays are just around the corner.:)

Hannah Glanville-Jones
YPS Hot Lunch Coordinator

Art News

Year 4/5/6L students working on their hand-building techniques using Terracotta clay. 

Music News

Instrumental Concert
Congratulations to all 36 students who performed in yesterdays YPS Instrumental Concert, showcasing the efforts of students who learn an instrument at school. 

What a wonderful day to spend a Sunday afternoon. 

Jenny Cope-Williams

Year 6 to 7 Transition

Catholic College Orientation Day
The final Orientation Day this term is on Tuesday 12 December (8.55am – 3.10pm).

When To Arrive
At the Arts Centre for an 8.55am start. You cannot use the country buses for a ‘practise run’.  

What To Wear/Bring

  • Sunsmart casual clothing and sports shoes.
  • Drink bottle (small backpack if required for personal items).
  • Hat/sunscreen.
  • Snacks. The College will provide salad roll, muffin and fruit.

When To Leave
Collect children from Bowman Court at 3.15pm.

What If My Child Cannot Attend?
We are unable to offer an alternative. The first week of Term 1 is designed as a series of soft induction days prior to the academic programming starting in earnest.

Jodie and Nicole
The Enrolment Team
6043 5534 | 6043 5596


Vacation Care/Pupil Free Days cost
At the last School Council meeting a motion was moved to increase the cost of Vacation Care to $50 per session.  The increase will take effect from Monday 15th January 2024.

Vacation Care will be operating from Monday 15th January to Thursday 25th January 2024 (Friday 26th is a public holiday).  The Program is below.  We will also be operating on the Pupil Free day Monday 29th January 2024.  Please make bookings through the Xplor app or email


7th December – Lillian Pretty

7th December – Paddy Grogan

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