Welcome to Term Four and the return of on-site learning. We are all excited to have the children learning in the classroom and reconnecting with their peers. Thank you for your patience and support last term with remote learning. It was a challenge for everyone – with each family facing the challenge in their own unique way and unique circumstances.
While we have returned to on-site learning we are still expected to abide by stage three restrictions for the time being. The key points are:
As the restrictions are trending towards easing these measures, we may be able to relax a little in time. However, until we are notified by health and education authorities it is important that we abide by the expectations. I am keen to avoid another round of remote learning and encourage you all to support the measures in place.
Our focus this term will be reorienting children with classroom learning and routines and supporting them to readapt to the school setting along with evaluating the children’s learning and supporting solid learning until the end of the year.
Reports will be sent home at the end of the year. They will be similar to the usual end of year reports, though perhaps a little briefer. Your child’s class teacher will let you know about parent-teacher meetings at some stage this term. The staff are keen to spend some time in the classroom with the children before preparing any reporting or interview materials.
We have been instructed not to have whole school assemblies until otherwise notified. The children will have assemblies in year or class group levels.
We are now into high UV season. All children must wear broad brimmed hats when outside at school. (No baseball caps!) Children who do not wear a hat must stay in the courtyard, under the shade sails.
Camp, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)
The CSEF ensures students from lower-income families do not miss out on important extra-curricular activities that increase their overall engagement and participation in school and the community. The Minister for Education has approved that the eligibility to qualify for CSEF be extended to 5th October 2020.
If you have received a valid means-tested concession card (Health Care card) recently and it is valid as at the 5th October you can apply for the CSEF. Payment for these students will be made at 50 per cent as opportunities for camps, sports and excursions have been limited in 2020. Please call into the office to fill out an application for.
Mandy and Caz would like each student to please bring back to school ONE artwork. This artwork should be a representation of their best work from The Lorax art series. Artworks will be used to make a WOW - a Wonderful Original Work of Art, first week back at school in the art room!
Artwork of the Week
By Jack Summons 34E
Book Week: 17-23 October 2020 Curious Creatures, Wild Minds
Save the date! Put it on the calendar! Friday 30th October is Book Week Dress-up Day at Yackandandah Primary! Some of you may have already started gathering bits and pieces together for your costume. Others might need a little inspiration with a visit to the local Op-shop. Start thinking about the books you have read this year. Did you have a favourite? How could you dress up in a creative way to represent a character in the story?
In Library sessions for Foundation, Year 1 & 2 we’ll be focusing on the shortlisted books in the weeks leading up to Book Week, and exploring this year’s theme- Curious Creatures, Wild Minds!
This year we will be asking for a non-compulsory gold coin donation on Book Week Dress-up Day, to raise money to buy new books for the School Library.
Returning Books in Term 4
It was great to see so many students borrowing books during remote learning. Some students have had books on loan since the start of lockdown, and I would encourage them to bring any overdue books back to school during this first week of term please. Parents may need to assist children in ensuring these books make their way back to school. Thank you!
I’m really looking forward to seeing all the students back in the Library for a fabulous Term 4 of reading, storytelling and play!
It's that time of year again, the Yackandandah Kindergarten is once again running their Annual Christmas Mango Fundraiser.
Each tray of mangoes is $30. The mangoes are grown in Queensland with approximately 7kg of mangoes per tray. Numbers may vary from 12 large up to 23 small Mangoes. Depending on size of mangoes this year, the cost per mango works out to between $1.20 and $2.50 each. The variety of mango is Kensington Pride and comes directly from the farm, with no long periods in storage and minimal use of chemical pesticides and soluble fertilizers. They taste fantastic!
Delivery will occur between 7th – 11th December 2020 and pick-up will be from the Yack Public Hall (we have organised a drop off point in Beechworth as well). We will inform you by email of the exact delivery date (dependent on ripening).
Please note there are two order forms – one for individual and one for group orders. If one person is paying, use the individual form and if there are multiple people paying, use the group order form.
Links to the order forms are below.
Please complete your payment prior to sending the spreadsheet to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whilst we do aim to be flexible, please be aware that for the fundraiser to be successful we are hoping to keep things simple. If possible please email the form back, rather than printing it out as this makes it easier for us to keep track of orders. If you do need to print it out, please then give it to Jennie in the Kinder office so that she can email it to the Mango Co-Ordinator Kiera Maybury.
Please submit the form once your order has been paid for, there are 3 options:
Important: Please write MANGO and the surname of the person appearing on the order form in the reference.
Orders must be emailed to the Mango Co-Ordinator at email@example.com or received at the Kinder Office by 26th October 2020.