Over the next couple of weeks each class will be running through athletics events and recording distances & times. We are unable to run a whole school athletics event in our usual location (Alexandra Park, Albury). Additionally, we are instructed to not hold events that gather adults (parents and others) together. Results will be collated and age champions will be calculated. We will also still be able to determine a House winner. School Sports Victoria has cancelled all interschool events for the foreseeable future so there may not be any further events, such as District or Regional athletics. Yet another impact of the COVID virus. We are mindful that many of the things that children look forward to are not possible this year. The cumulative effects of this and the constant presence of COVID in the news, following a difficult bushfire season, can test the patience and resilience of children, parents and teachers. I ask everyone to be mindful of this.
Big thanks to Clare Kellaway and the other volunteers for organising our Friday lunches. It is difficult to trial new things, especially now, and we appreciate what you are doing for us.
It’s been great to see students return to their learning routines. This is, after all, the core business of schools. Term Three is often the term when students make strong gains with their learning. I am hoping that this is still the case, despite the disruptions we have faced this year.
Hopefully you are reading this newsletter in the e-news format. Please be patient with us as we learn how to best present the newsletter in this manner. Thanks Jane Dowsley for your assistance in moving to the new format.
We are now transitioning to the eNewsletter so for the next couple of weeks you will receive the newsletter in both formats – the usual PDF via email and also the new online version as we test to ensure the new format is working. The eNewsletter is user friendly and mobile device friendly (click on the link in the email and scroll through the pages with the arrows).
If you have any issues opening the newsletter please let us know.
The charging of child care fees recommenced on Monday 13th July. Statements will be emailed out tomorrow. Payment each fortnight would be greatly appreciated.
Statements for school and kinder fees were emailed out on Friday to all families. Please pay any outstanding amounts promptly.
Florian Whitley for demonstrating improved writing by using adjectives and more sophisticated punctuation.
Ella Joy for improving her writing by becoming a more prolific writer with a narrative over one hundred words.
Ryder Stagg for fabulous teamwork and co-operation.
Vanessa Williams for being super quick to solve multiplication array problems.
Clancy O’Sullivan for a huge effort with your first Big Write of 2020 – Caught You!
Kye Howarth for working hard on the details of your Cinderella recount.
Jim Kelley for increased focus and effort in writing and spelling activities.
Billie McInerney for a consistent, enthusiastic attitude to all learning.
Charlotte Wilson for impressive improvement reading high frequency words.
Henry Wyatt for a well thought-out, descriptive acrostic poem about Dragons.
Aiden Hillier for improved letter formations when writing his name.
Maeve Van Duinen for an excellent acrostic poem about Castles.
Ruby O’Dwyer for demonstrating improvement in her knowledge and application of multiplication.
Shaynia Clausen for taking initiative to pick up litter around the school. Thanks!
Aidan Wall revisiting his writing to make improvements. A big effort!
School Athletic Sports
Unfortunately, we have made the decision to cancel the whole school athletics carnival, which was to take place on August 19 in Albury. In place of this, each class will hold athletics sessions throughout August as part of their normal P.E classes, recording student times and achievements in events. This data will then be collated so that we can still award ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in relevant age groups. Points will still be earned for ‘houses’ and a house winner will be announced once all events have been completed. For children aged 9 and above, it also means that should District or Division events go ahead in term 4, we will have the data ready to enter eligible students. We know that running the athletics like this is not ideal, and not having access to a proper facilities will mean that some events may need to be modified, but we hope that the students will still enjoy the opportunity to compete.
Hot lunch helpers this week:
IT’S TIME TO ENROL AT SCHOOL!
If you have a child starting at school next year Enrolment packs for Yackandandah Primary School can be collected from the kindergarten or the school office. Alternatively an enrolment form can be downloaded from the school website at www.yackaps.vic.edu.au
If you have any questions or would like any further information please contact Michael Edwards on 02 6027 1431.
25th July – Savannah Lockett
26th July – Lilli Martin
27th July – Yoo Hee Shaw
28th July – Lachie Korn