Monday 6th May 2024

Newsletter No.13

From the Principal

This Wednesday is school photo day. Students can bring their order details on the day or, if they have already brought them to school, we will ensure the photographers get them. Please ensure your child is in school uniform (Yr. 6 shirts are fine). Class and individual photos usually begin at 9am, followed by family photos.

Permission forms for the District Cross Country event (Wednesday 15th May) will be sent home today. For those attending, please return the permission forms by the end of the week.

From the Office

Next week’s newsletter will not be published until Tuesday 14th May 2024.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

Assembly Helpers

Lily Schultz & Lewis James Hillier

Achievement Awards


Lily Scobie For consistent accuracy and great work ethic with this week’s fluency task.

Isla Wallace
For making great connections with transfer of skills between saying sounds and writing them.

Clyde Lucas For being a diligent learner and always demonstrating our school values.

Mia Lockett For working hard in maths to cut fairy bread into different fractions.

Will Hutchings For supporting his classmates to do their best and for always showing our school values of learning, respect, and fairness.

Penelope McNicol For productively working through the learning pit to have success during fractions problem solving.

Cooper Visentin For working hard and making great gains with writing.

Mim Martini For using text clues and prior knowledge to make inferences about the class novel.

Elena Dean For consistently displaying a great approach to all her learning and always being a helpful student in class.

Will Maybury For striving to complete his best work in class, alongside being a punctual and reliable bell ringer.


6th  May Sharni Barnes

7th  May Patrick Kellaway

9th  May Nate Millward

10th May Arlie Johnstone

13th May Ryver Scannell

Hot Lunch News


This week's Hot Lunch is a Hamburger/Veggie Burger.   

 Orders for the term are now closed, and the full volunteer roster is included below. 

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered so far to help in the kitchen this term! We still have a few gaps to fill (in yellow). Please let me know if you are able to help out - no experience necessary, we love having new helpers in the kitchen :)


Many thanks to last week's parent volunteers Mish, Tash and Jane S, official student volunteers Elena and Miles, and unofficial helpers Eleanor and Zoe, for your stellar efforts preparing 480 mini Sausage and Veggie Rolls, as well as 10 trays (17 kg!) of fresh chopped fruit. It is always one of our busiest lunches, and we always have a huge line up for seconds... and in some cases, for thirds and fourths!


Hannah Glanville-Jones

YPS Hot Lunch Coordinator

Sports News

Upcoming Boys Under 12's State Netball Trials

School Sport Victoria is reaching out to encourage students to register for the Team Vic 12&Under Boys Netball.

After the success of the introduction of Boys Netball to Team Vic in 2023 - with a silver medal to Vic! - They are looking to continue Victoria's success this year at the 2024 School Sport Australia tournament. 

No netball experience is essential, though it would help, they are fortunate that they have time to develop this knowledge and skill, but any good young games players, might be just the young athlete they are looking for! 

Registrations close 11.59pm Friday, 8th May 2024

Link for registration is here:

Trials will be held on Friday 24 May 10:00am – 2:00pm Northern – Loddon Mallee and Hume Regions

Shepparton Stadium, 120 Nurmukah Road, Shepparton, VIC, 3630

Thank you! 

Art Room News

News from the Art Room! Students in Year 3/4  and Year 5/6 have been exploring Notan, a Japanese word meaning 'light, dark' to achieve contrast in their artworks. Here are some fun snapshots taken in the Art Room using the Notan App and collage artworks created over the past three weeks!

Library News



On Wednesday 24th April we held our annual book sale. The main purpose of the sale was to pass on second-hand books that have been removed from the library and to raise money to buy new books. This year we had some donations of new and near-new books to sell also. Prices ranged between 20c and $5 (and free!), and amazingly this year we raised $268.45 and got rid of all but eight of the books. It’s the most we’ve ever made, and it’s all due to the generous donations from our school community. Thank you so much for supporting our school library and valuing books and reading.

I’d like to particularly thank the students who helped me on the day with setting up, during the sale, and afterwards to pack up: Willow Anderson, Lily Schultz, Ebony Roberts, Alex Beatty, Jayde Pritchard, Zoe Blair, Max Murphy, Finn Summons, Sharni Barnes & Ella Joy. Thanks, Mr Edwards, for helping me set up the tables, and Stacey for doing a super job at announcing the sale!

Last week I went shopping and used the money to buy lots of new popular junior fiction such as Alex Ryder, Dog Man, Wolf Girl, WeirDo, Hotdog, The Baby-Sitters Club, Funny Kid, Dork Diaries, Diary of a Whimpy Kid and more.

Seeking Library Volunteers

Thank you to Hayley Gosling who has kindly stepped up to help with covering new books for the library. I am still seeking one or two more volunteers who can take charge of a few remaining roles in the library: cataloguing new books (6-8 times a year); and re-shelving books/cleaning & general tidying (30 min-1 hour weekly).

If you have a passion for books and quality literature, and this role sounds interesting, please email me: . I’m more than happy to answer any questions and start getting you involved!


For the Library I am seeking donations of several titles that weren’t available to purchase last week:

Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz: #3, 5, 6, 10, 12-14

Wolf Girl by Ahn Do: #8 & 9

The Real Pigeons by Andrew McDonald: # 1,2,4, 9 & 10

Ninja Kid by Ahn Do: #12

Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey: #19

Thanks in advance!


Yours in books and reading,

Sarah McAlister

Community Notices

Scouts are having a bake sale on Friday the 10th of May at the second recess break (and again just after assembly if there is anything left) to raise money for AJ2025 (the Australian Jamboree) being held in Queensland in January 2025. 

There are 15 Scouts looking to go to from Yackandandah. 

This bake sale is one of a number of fundraising efforts that we will be making to help raise money towards the $2700 per scout, and $1500 for any leaders going. 

All contributions will be greatly appreciated!


Sierra Allan

(Yackandandah Scouts)

Current and Past Students of Yackandandah Primary School Lilly and Maeve Van Duinen are performing in the Sound of Music. Purchase your tickets today.