Newsletter 20.05.2024

Issue 15/2024

From the Principal



We are having a school working bee this coming Sunday (26th May) starting 10am. We would appreciate some help with some garden and grounds maintenance for a couple of hours. Jobs on the list include:

  • Pruning/trimming plants, shrubs and low trees.
  • Raking and collecting leaves
  • Tidying the dry creek bed area
  • Spreading soft fall in the playground
  • Checking and clearing drain pits

It would be helpful if you could bring rakes, secateurs and/or other pruning tools, shovel or spade, wheelbarrow. We are hoping that someone would have a trailer for taking away green waste and a mulch pit or bonfire site to deposit it.

We aim to have a simple sausage sizzle on the day to feed the volunteers.

If you can attend, please let us know by listing your name on the following link:

Thanks for your help!

From the Office

I have had several payments made into Yackandandah Primary School Official Account with no names attached.

Deposits have been made on following dates.

1 transaction on 3rd May 2024

4 transactions on 10th May 2024

If you feel this could be from you, please email the school

 with the amounts you transferred. I will then be able to confirm if this is your payment.

Please remember to always reference family or students name and reason for payment.

E.g. Smith/Hot lunch or Smith/excursion              

Book Club Issue 4

Every Student should have received Book Club Issue 4 today. If you missed out, I have extra copies at the office.

Please have all ordered completed by Wednesday 12th June 2024.

How to Pay

  1. Credit Card - Visit or download the LOOP app. Your order will be electronically linked to the rest of your school’s order. You do not need to complete the order form.
  2. Cash - Please enclose cash with completed order from the office by Wednesday 12th June 2024.


Achievement Awards

Wesley Paull for showing leadership skills by considering the needs of others.

Audrey Costenaro for being a kind a respectful learner in all activities.

Macey Hogg for thinking efficiently when looking for patterns in maths.

Oscar Bulman for thinking efficiently when looking for patterns in maths.

Taj Dean for some superstar editing to level up his persuasive sentences on why a thorny devil lizard should be our class pet.

Dylan Hewitt for his perseverance, effort and smile when publishing his very first typed piece of writing.

Thomas Killen for making solid progress through consistent focus and effort.

Frey Holden for Engaging in learning with energy and a positive attitude.

Peter Kellaway for adding humorous element to a game of 4-wicket cricket.

Lexi Agnew for outstanding persuasive writing and all-round awesome application to her learning.

Lewis James Hillier for always applying mathematical knowledge and reasoning to learn new things.

Jayde Pritchard for writing outstanding introduction and conclusion that link beautifully & include excellent use of character and story for her persuasive piece about the school ay needing to end at 1pm.

Jack Colefax for using excellent written and mental strategies to solve multi digit multiplication problems and making his way out the Escape Room!

Artemis Ashcroft for challenging herself to uplevel her persuasive writing to an extra exemplary standard.

Lenny Graham for his determination to master a new and challenging written method for multiplication.

Zoe Blair for showing initiative at District Cross Country to assist and help out without being asked!

Spencer Dowsley for representing YPS so well at District Cross Country and having his gratitude recognised by the event organiser.


20th May Kleo Schlup-Carson

21st May Aemon Hakanovic-Kelty

23rd May Ted Attwood

24th May Greta Thompson

25th May Bonnie McLeod

Assembly Helpers

Oscar Dickeson & Willow Anderson

District & Division Cross Country


Congratulations to our amazing students who ran their hearts out at the District Cross Country last Wednesday at The Beechworth Golf Course. The sun streamed down as the students whizzed around the undulating 2km and 3km courses. We are extremely proud of how well our students ran, displaying great athleticism, sportsmanship and resilience. Our students were praised by the organisers for their respectful and grateful dispositions. We would like to congratulate all participants on displaying the school values and representing our school proudly. A special mention to all students who placed in the top 10 and have progressed to the Division Cross Country (see progressions below) – we wish you all the very best! A special mention also to those students who pushed through their fear and anxiousness around this event and ran it with a huge smile on their faces! Overcoming these feelings is a huge achievement and the reward was felt and seen! CONGRATULATIONS! And thank you to Leisha for her organisation of this event and to Earle and Lauren for supporting the students on the day.

The Division Cross Country will be held on Friday, 31st May at Willow Park, Wodonga. Permission forms have been sent home for this event and we ask that they are returned as soon as possible. If for some reason your child is unable to attend, can you please let us know in a timely manner so that another student is able to go in their place and enjoy this amazing opportunity.

Times Table Rockstar

Congratulations to the following students who have turned their heat maps green on timetables rockstars. This means they are consistently answering the 12x tables question in 4 seconds or less.


Spencer Dowsley (5/6B)

Nora Glanville (5/6B)

Florian Whitley (5/6 E)

Henry Lerch (5/6E)

Angus Glanville (5/6E)


Hot Lunch News

This week's Hot Lunch is Chicken/Tofu Wrap.   

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 :)


Yackandandah Primary School Cookbook

The Yackandandah Primary School Council would like to thank everyone who has contributed recipes so far.

You can input your recipes here:

Create Cookbooks Recipe Form (

Or alternatively, you email

Or directly message the Fundraising Committee - Sophie Dewar, Matt Flower, Janine Lerch, Michael Edwards or Andrew Davison

The recipes we have so far are listed below:

Community Notices