Newsletter 23.11.2020

Issue 37


Event Calendar

December 2021
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From the Principal

We look forward to another transition visit on Wednesday when we can have the children joining us in 2021 visit. Secondary schools are also beginning transition activities soon. Secondary Schools should contact families directly regarding transition dates and times – we will also pass on information as we become aware. On Tuesday December 8th children will spend the day in their 2021 classes. We aim to discuss with children the classes they will be in on the day before the 8th so that they understand the procedure for the transition day. For Yr. 6 students there should be communication from your chosen secondary school regarding the transition day on the 8th December.

It was great to hear that COVID restrictions have eased again. It is important to remember that schools are given explicit instructions on what can and cannot be done in regard to COVID restrictions. Many restrictions are still in place that we need to follow. We will update you if there are any changes that may affect how the school operates.

Michael Edwards 

From the Office

2021 Parent Payments
Tomorrow students will take home a copy of the school Parent Payments for 2021. This fee template will look very different to previous years due to changes in DET policy. These DET changes have resulted in a reduction in 2021 school fees (between $40-$150 per student).  We are encouraging families to make a voluntary contribution equivalent to the reduction in fees. This will ensure we do not have to reduce spending on teaching resources in the 2021 operating budget.  If you have any questions please contact Michael E, Sandra, Michael W (School Council Treasurer) or Jane Dowsley (School Council President).

Payment is not required until next year.

Achievement Awards

Jack Summons for demonstrating strong growth in his application of comprehension strategies.
Fredi Farley for bringing a growth mindset and plenty of effort to his learning in maths.
Oscar Dickeson for dedication and effort in building his poetry anthology.
Ted Attwood for contagious enthusiasm and encouragement of other in athletics events.
Jim Kelley for great use of author’s voice in his cold write “The day I turned into a toothbrush”.
Archie Korn for working enthusiastically at his poetry writing.
Saige Harmer for her beautifully presented concrete (shape) poem about horses.
Ruby Hewitt for using fabulous description when writing free verse poetry.
Willow Anderson for displaying an extremely mature attitude toward schoolwork organisation.
Spencer Dowsley for showing an enthusiasm for maths tasks that warms the cockles of my heart!
Tarn Charles Jones for using your Big Write plan and completing an engaging ‘Rollercoaster’ shape poem.
Saoirse Beatty for constructing an excellent map of her island.
Ava Walker for continuing to have a great commitment to her learning.
Ethan Williams for working hard to complete all of his assessments.
Ella Williamson for creating informative and beautifully presented posters about echidnas.
Molly Schultz for trying so hard to sound out tricky words when reading in class.
Aiden Hillier for beautiful handwriting on our letter formation sheets this week.

Henry Wyatt for writing such a detailed and interesting story about echidnas.

Art News

Artwork of the Week

A Curious Creature drawing and collage by Ella Williamson in FR

4/5/6L working creatively on their Curious Creatures and Wild Minds self-portraits!! The Book Week theme for 2020 is still keeping us all inspired with crazy ideas!

Hot Lunch News

This week's hot lunch is Pasta Bolognese and Veggie Lasagna from the Yackandandah Hotel.
Helpers for this week are Hannah Glanville (Foodshare) and Natasha Schultz (Friday).

Library News

In The Library
This week, Year 1/ 2 will begin looking at Black Out Poetry, using pages of text from old Library books. Unfortunately, I was away last Tuesday, so we are a little behind in starting this topic.

The Foundation class will start working on some simple recycled paper Christmas decorations to bring home. We’ll be using wallpaper samples and pages from old Library books as well. The Year 1/2’s will also get to make decorations towards the end of term- which is not far away!

New Books
There are now a few new books covered and catalogued and on the shelves! Funny Kid, Minecraft Maps, Hollowpox #3, Wizards of Once #4……. Keep an eye out each week as more appear!

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.      -  Dr Seuss

Sarah McAlister

Junior School Council - Gum Tree Pie Fundraiser


21st November – Jaala Street