Newsletter 25.03.2024

Issue 9/2024

From the Principal

Folk Festival

What a wonderful Folk Festival parade last Friday evening. Congratulations Caz, Mandy, Miriam and their supporting team on organising the parade. Terrific effort from the children with preparing costumes and getting into the spirit. Well done all on contributing to a fantastic start to the Folk Festival.

I would like to say a huge thank you to all who supported the school over the weekend. This includes the coordinators of our Burger stall and all who helped there, along with those who braved the very early start on Sunday to help stall holders get into place for the markets. Thanks also to everyone who supported the school with their presence and all the other jobs that needed doing along the way. A great weekend only possible because of the help we received.


The Compass school management system is going live next term. You will be able to log absences, approve permission forms and communicate with class teachers via compass. As with any new system there will likely be some bugs to iron out. You will still be able to communicate with the school in the same way you have been doing. Passwords to the compass system will be emailed to you by the start of next term, along with some guides on how to use it. You can download the Compass app from whichever app store you use.

Sandra on leave

Sandra will be on long-service leave for Terms Two and Three. We wish her a relaxing and well-deserved break.  We are lucky to have Amber Mitas as our business manager for the time Sandra is away. Amber works currently at Wodonga South Primary School, supporting the business manager there. Please help Amber feel welcome at our school.

Tree works on High St

On Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th March (next two days) Indigo Shire is conducting tree works on High St. Please avoid parking in that area during those times.

Term End – Thursday at 2:30

Term One ends this Thursday at 2:30pm. It has been a great term with plenty happening. Well done especially to our new Foundation students who have so ably stepped up to the challenge of Primary School. I wish you all a restful holiday break.


Michael Edwards


From the Office

I am on leave for Terms 2 & 3.  Amber Mitas from Wodonga South Primary School will be replacing me Monday – Thursday during this time.  Please do not send me emails next term, my inbox will not be monitored. Email the school at

Enjoy the school holidays!


Assembly Helpers

Archie Korn & Jayde Pritchard

Achievement Awards

Frieda Haslett for striving to dig deep and find all possible solutions during maths challenges!
Eleanor Martini for striving to dig deep and find all possible solutions during maths challenges!
Ryver Scannell for dedication to home reading and willingness to share ideas during Sounds-Write activities.
Lillian Pretty for great reading improvement and trying hard when reading tricky words.
Lucy Hillier for sensational independent work habits and always aiming high.
Paddy Grogan for making huge improvements to his handwriting and letter formations. Keep up the great focus!
Dylan Hewitt for drafting the start of his hero quest with a clear problem and character motivation.
Josie Neumeyer for trying different problem solving strategies and persisting during multiplication and division.
Tom McAlister for applying himself in Sounds Write to say the sounds and write the word.
Oscar Bulman for using creative adjectives to describe his story setting.
Kinu Edwardes for an engaging start to her hero’s quest narrative
Henry Wyatt for demonstrating a mature approach to learning and personal improvement.
Renn Thompson for showing solid focus and pride in his learning each week.
Ruby Hewitt for being a consistently respectful and hard-working member of 5/6E.
Florian Whitley for his regular insightful additions to our classroom learning and discussions.
Alex Beatty for doing an outstanding job as School Captain and leading our school so positively.
Laycee Nocentini for applying herself to all areas of her learning and setting a wonderful example to her peers of being fair, respectful and a great learner.
Peter Kellaway for delivering an honest and reflective student-led conference
Nora Glanville for outstanding achievement when writing a memoir about her special object


Hot Lunch News

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out with hot lunches this term.  We couldn’t do it without your assistance.

The menu for next term’s hot lunches will be in the first newsletter back and will commence week 2.

Hannah Glanville-Jones

Sports News

House Cross Country

The House cross-country is taking place tomorrow, 26th March, at the Yackandandah Sports Park. The event will begin at 9am and we ask that students be dropped off at the sports park directly, after 8.40am, rather than going to school. The school bus will drop kids off at the sports park, and a teacher will walk with students from Before School Care, at 8.40am.

A draft timetable is below.

Students will be competing in their houses and are encouraged to wear their house colours for the day. Students should also wear appropriate footwear and bring their bag with snacks and water. Ribbons will be handed out for students who come 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their age group and gender.

In the senior age groups (9/10, 11, 12/13) up to 10 runners from each classification can qualify for the district event, however, students will need to demonstrate that they can run the course in a competitive time to qualify. The district event will be held in Beechworth on Wednesday, 15th May.


Junior School Council News


The Vacation care program will be operating during the April school holidays from Tuesday 2nd April to Friday 12th April.  Unfortunatley due to staff shortages we will not be operating on Wednesday 3rd April.  Bookings can be made through the Xplor portal or by emailing


23rd March Otto Dean

27th March Frankie Cole

27th March Mave Van Duinen

Community Notices