Newsletter 27.05/2024

Issue 16. 2024

From the Principal

Thank you to families who attended the working bee yesterday. All help big or small was greatly appreciated.

From the Office

I’m still missing the owners of a few bank transfers to the Yackandandah Primary School Official Bank Account.

Please check your bank statement and if you made a deposit on the below dates, please email I will then be able to cross check.


1 transaction on 3rd May 2024

4 transactions on 10th May 2024


Book Club Issue 4


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 to the office by Wednesday 12th June 2024.

Assembly Helpers

Oscar Dickenson & Ebony Roberts

Achievement Awards

George Boschetti For being kind and thoughtful to his teacher and classmates.

Jasper Bulman For working hard during writing and attempting to spell using letter sounds.

Frankie Colefax For using her place value knowledge and MAB to count a large collection.

Marley Makin For writing a detailed description of a story setting using adjectives.

Grace Scobie For problem solving with a partner and being able to explain their thinking clearly with trying new strategies.

Clancy Kellaway For problem solving with a partner and being able to explain their thinking clearly with trying new strategies.

Kaia Allan For hard work, a positive attitude and friendliness towards others.

Indigo Agnew For listening well and making strong contributions during class focus sessions.

Jim Kelley For excellent use of language and technique to write a persuasive letter to the Melbourne Football Club.

Nicholas Shepherd For excellent improvement in and commitment to his times tables.

Angus Glanville For being a respectful, reliable and dedicated leader who can always be relied upon.

Ruby Hewitt For her consistent dedication to completing schoolwork to a great standard.

Ivy Mahoney For showing great skill in solving multiplication problems involving decimals!

Max Murphy For employing amazing persuasive devices and using classroom examples to write aa very convincing persuasive letter to his parents.


28th May Percy Gosling

29th May Lucy Hillier

Division Cross Country

The Division Cross Country is fast approaching. Please find the finer details below. Thank you to those families who have returned the permission forms promptly.

Date: Friday, 31st May

Time: First race is 12.15pm

Location: Willow Park, Wodonga

What to bring: Warm clothing, drink bottle, lunch, snacks, asthma puffer (must be carried during the race for those that need it), suitable footwear suitable footwear and wet weather gear in the event of rain.

Available: A sausage sizzle and drinks will also be available to purchase.

Bus Departing from Yackandandah: Approximately 10.15am. Please let us know if your child will be driven into or home from Wodonga by emailing

Approximate return time to Yackandandah: 3pm

Attending Teacher: Leisha

Race schedule (first race to begin at 12.15pm):

Race 1: 9 / 10 girls

Race 2: 9 / 10 boys

Race 3: 11 girls

Race 4: 11 boys

Race 5: 12 girls

Race 6: 12 boys

The anticipated time between events is 10 – 12 minutes.

The course will be open for students to walk upon arrival and will close at 11.45am. All students are encouraged to walk the course before their race and must be accompanied by a teacher or adult.

Please find the maps attached of courses.

Good luck to all competitors!


Kind regards,


Times Table Rockstar

Congratulations to the following student who has turned her heat maps green on timetables rockstars this week. This means she is consistently answering the 12x tables questions in 4 seconds or less.


Olive MacCalman (5/6B).


Hot Lunch News

We still have a few gaps to fill in week 10. We will need one more volunteer to make butter chicken and rice meals from 9-11 am, and one to help wash up bowls from 11-12.30. It will be a busy (but delicious!) morning, please let me know if you are able to help out.

Last week's student helpers Ted Atwood and Angus Glanville did an amazing job preparing Chicken/Tofu Wraps. We were short on adult helpers for the morning, and would have struggled to be ready by lunchtime without the boys' help. They also put together the fanciest fruit trays we have seen so far! :)

Hannah Glanville-Jones

YPS Hot Lunch Coordinator


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 can 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:

Art News

News from the Art room

A giant feast is on display in the school foyer! A delicious array of realistic food sculpture (made from toilet paper) is on show for one more week only! Work is by students in Yr 3/4 and 5/6.

Community Notices