Newsletter 10.08.2020

Issue 25


Event Calendar

December 2021
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From the Principal

We are now into the second week of remote learning – version two. Once again we appreciate the support given by families. Learning packs will be available on Friday afternoons from 3pm to 5pm. Keep an eye on your emails from teachers to get the most accurate information for your child/ren.

Temperature checks will be taken at school for any children who may be on site. If a child has a temperature of 37.5 or higher they will be retested after 15 minutes. If the second reading is still 37.5 or higher, the children must be picked up by their parents as soon as possible.

Hand hygiene remains important – as does mask wearing for adults who come to school. Staff do not need to wear a mask when teaching, but will be wearing masks at other times. Please remember to keep your child home if they are feeling ill.

We are all dealing with an increase in screen time at the moment as we work and learn remotely, along with not having our usual sport and recreation options available. Don’t forget to offset the screen time with plenty of exercise and other activities.

From the Office

On-Site Attendance Form
The updated Department's On-Site Attendance form has been emailed out to all families and is also accessible from the link below.  Please note there are three categories to choose from when completing the form:

1 - Parents cannot work from home and there is no-one to supervise their child.
2 - The child is vulnerable
3 - The child has a disability

Please also indicate on the form if you will be requiring Before and/or After School care or if you will be using the school bus service.
Please return the form to school by 3.30pm Thursday for attendance next week.

If you have your child booked in for On-Site attendance and find out you don't require it please let the office know.

On-Site Attendance Form Link

Sign In/Sign out
If your child is attending school and they are arriving after 9am or being picked up prior to 3.30pm they still need to be signed in or out at the office.

If your child is absent from school and not participating in remote learning on any day please send an email to the school office and classroom teacher.

School Photos
Our school photo day is now Monday 23rd November.  Fingers crossed, third time lucky!

Scholastic Book Club
Issue 5

Orders from Issue 5 will be able to be collected from the school office on Friday.

Issue 6
Online catalogues for Issue 6 are available from the Scholastic web site at 
Orders will need to be placed via the LOOP which can also be found on the above line and will close on Monday 31st August.

Achievement Awards

3/4E for doing a sensational job of switching back to home learning and “stepping things up”

Shaynia Clausen for setting the “Gold Standard” for self-extending learning activities

Manu Quaglio for super levels of engagement and positive thinking during remote learning.

Ada Tracey for a super positive approach to maths lessons.

Cameron McIntosh high levels of engagement and concentration during Webex meetings.

All Foundation students for showing great resilience in returning to home learning this week.


Art Room News

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and The Great-great-great-grandfather Snail Shell!

This week in Art, students are asked to watch a video of the book The Lorax by Dr Seuss, read by Caz. Each week we will be exploring different characters, ideas and themes presented in the book. Students and parents are encouraged to collect an art pack from the Yackandandah Primary School foyer, making sure you collect a pack from the clearly marked class tubs. The first art activity is focused on creating an artwork of the shell of a great-great-great-grandfather snail! Enjoy.

Great Great Great Grandfather Snail Shell - YouTube
Today in art we, are making an artwork of the shell of a great-great-great grandfather snail, inspired by the book The Lorax by Dr

Don't forget to send pictures of your art work to your teacher for Art work of the Week.

Art Work of the Week
Abstract interpretations of the Rarrk painting techniques byKye Howarth 1/2K.

Library News

Term 3 in the Library
Before we went back to remote learning, the Foundation and Year 1/2 classes have been busy getting creative in the Library. The Colouring Competition by Heath McKenzie has been our focus text, concentrating on illustration, colour and line. Their beautiful work has really brightened the Library space! Unfortunately, we were interrupted by the school closure, but will continue this unit of work when school resumes.

Remote Borrowing & Requests
Once again, I will become a regular fixture in the Library each Friday from 1-4pm during remote learning, to ensure students are still able to access quality literature at home. Please make use of this service by emailing me requests by 12 midday each Friday, to ensure I can have your loans ready to collect with your child’s classroom learning pack, from 3pm onwards. Please contact me anytime via email:

Returning Books 
As before, there is a labelled box in the School foyer for you to place any books you may be returning.

Loans for students are for a two week period. Please try to return books on time, especially if your child has a new or popular title- these are in high demand at the moment! Especially the new novels and Lego books! Thank you for your help with this. If you child is reading a novel and has not finished reading after two week- just email me and I’ll renew it for you.

Overdue Books
While you are all at home, this is a great time to go hunting for those long-lost overdue books! Please return them to the returns box in the foyer.

Sarah McAlister



9th August - Naisen James Hillier
14th August - Aidan Wall
14th August - Hayley McIntosh

Community Notices

Sunshine Walk
We’re gearing up for an amazing event in 2020, and we’re hoping you’ll join us on Sunday, 22 November at Noreuil Park, Albury.

With Melbourne in the grips of a Covid crisis, there’s an even greater need to do everything we can to ensure regional people can receive their cancer treatment locally. We know it’s an uncertain time, but the event will go ahead in some way, shape or form, even if social gathering restrictions are still in place. We are working on contingency plans, like live-streaming the opening ceremony, before walkers set off on their own socially distanced routes. We hope this won’t be necessary, but we want to assure you there is no need to put off the decision to register today.

So to find out more and to register for this event, visit  All of the funds raised stay locally to support our friends, family, colleagues and community members receive the very best cancer treatment and care - right here on the Border!

Please click on the link below to view the Sunshine Walk Flyer.
Sunshine Walk Flyer

Tuning Into Kids Parenting Program

Please click on the link below for information in regard to the Tuning into kids Parenting Program via Zoom. 
Registrations are essential and details are included in the flyer.
Tuning Into Kids Parenting Program flyer