Newsletter 26.04.2021

Issue 11


Event Calendar

December 2021
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From the Principal

On Sunday our school choir sang ‘Song of Australia’ and ‘Advance Australia Fair’ at the Anzac Day ceremony.  A large number of children supported our school by wearing uniform and marching in the parade. School Captains Hayley McIntosh and Oliver Boddenberg placed a wreath during the ceremony. Thanks to families for their support and thanks to Jenny for leading the choir.

It was a wonderful day for the Cross Country event on Friday last week. There were plenty of gutsy efforts on the track as the children ran for their house team. Well done Wellsford House for winning the day in a close count. Thanks Brendan for the preparation and organisation. The positive spirit, willingness to give it all and support for each other was wonderful to see.

A big thanks to David McIntosh who spent his Sunday repairing our basketball posts and installing netball rings. We very much appreciate your time and work!

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Mandy, Joe and George Labram and their wider family following the passing of Mandy’s husband John on the weekend. The Labram family have been a part of our school community over many, many years as parents, students and teachers.

Michael Edwards

Assembly Helpers

Assembly helpers this week are:

Chelsea Dawson-Leitch & Aidan Dent

Achievement Awards

Nate Maybury for his keen enthusiasm for home reading.  Keep it up!
Mia Bebbington for always giving everything with a smile.
Grace Pritchard for showing a keen interest in reading and making 3- digit numbers.
Thomas Killen for successfully partitioning 2- digit numbers.
Henry Wyatt for persistence and dedication in working towards his writing goal.
Beau Ridgeway for enthusiasm for always practising his sight words at home.
Will Black for an extremely enthusiastic approach to all learning tasks.
Ella Joy for always being a helpful and caring member of 2K.
Saoirse Beatty for her persistence and effort when working with challenging mathematical concepts.
Stella Brinsdon for her fantastic contributions to reading group discussions in reciprocal teaching.
Max Edwardes for writing engaging introductions for his persuasive texts (and being an awesome bell monitor!)
Sierra Allan for showing persistence during sport and working really hard on her catching skills.
Nicholas Shepherd for showing persistence during sport and working really hard on his catching skills.
Sharni Barnes for fantastic sportsmanship during class games as well as some incredible catching!
Aisha Willis for being respectful while listening to instructions.
Marliah Barnes for consistently being a cooperative and reliable team member.
Lewis James Hillier for always showing enthusiasm towards his learning.
Lily Van Duinen for being a responsible, reliable and organised member of the class.
Harlan O’Brien for demonstrating fantastic co-operative skills during group tasks.
Laycee Nocentini for always bringing a respectful, focussed effort to her learning.
Lily Schultz for always being an active and curious learner.

Art News

Collaborative art work inspired by Keith Haring

Lewis James Hillier & Tarn Charles Jones 3/4E    
Holly Lerch, Manu Quaglio & Jack Summons 3/4E

Harlan O’Brien, Ben Hardisty & Zoe Blair 3/4A

Hot Lunch News

Our first our hot lunch for the term is on Friday with Quiche on the menu.

Helpers this week are Michelle Croker and Bron Westbrook.

We still need more helpers for this term. If you can help out at all please let Sandra know.

If we can’t get helpers for the weeks needed those lunches will be cancelled.

Sports News

Congratulation to Wellsford who took out the whole school cross-country championship this year. It was a great morning down at the sports park, with all students competing to the best of their ability and earning points for their house.

A big thank you to all of the parents who helped out on the day. We are looking for more parent helpers for this Friday as Yackandandah Primary School organises and hosts the District Cross-Country event. If you are able to help out, please let Sandra know in the office. We need at least 6 parent helpers, especially at the finish line, to make the day run smoothly. The event will run from 10.15am until 1pm. We are taking a squad of 50 students with us to the District Cross-Country which will be held again at the Yackandandah Sports Park, this Friday. Permission forms will be sent home today and will need to be returned by Thursday. Unlike last week, students are not to go straight to the sports park, as the first race is not until 10.30am. A timetable for events is below:

10.30am                 9/10 girls (2km)
10.50am                 9/10 boys (2km)
11.10am                 11 girls (3km)
11.35am                 11 boys (3km)
12.00 noon            12/13 girls (3km)           
12.25pm                12/13 boys (3km)  

Music News

Senior Choir at ANZAC Day Service
Yesterday, the Senior Choir sang so very beautifully at the Yackandandah service at the Memorial Gardens as part of the town service. Many of those who attended the ceremony commented on their singing but others also commented on their respectful and mature behaviour. You were terrific ambassadors for our school and I was so very proud of all of you!  Jenny Cope-Williams.

Year 6 - 7 Transition

Year F/1/2 News

Magic Beach Excursion
On Monday 17th May the Year F/1/2 students will be travelling by bus to The Cube in Wodonga to see the performance of Magic Beach.   We will be leaving school at 12pm and will be back at school by 3pm.

Cost for the excursion is $15 per student.  Permission forms have been sent home tonight and need to be returned to school by Friday 7th May.  Payment needs to be made prior to the excursion.

Year 5/6 News

On Friday 25th June the Year 5/6 students will be travelling by bus to the Albury Entertainment Centre to see the performance of Singin in the Rain.  We will be leaving school at 10am and returning at 1pm.  Cost for the excursion is $12.  Permission forms have been sent home tonight and need to be returned to school by Friday 7th May.  Payments needs to be made prior to the excursion.

Hot lunches for the students who ordered for that day will be kept warm for them to eat on their return.


25th April – Aisha Willis

25th April – Nyssa Overall

28th April – Marliah Barnes

Yackandandah Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts Cuboree
Cuboree is a camping and adventure event held every three years, bringing together Cub Scouts from across Victoria.

Initially planned for October last year, COVID restrictions saw the event postponed until April this year.

In the second week on the  school holidays, Cuboree X was attended by over 3600 Cub Scouts from across Victoria, supported by around 800 adult leaders.

Yackandandah took along one of the largest contingents in the region, with 12 Yackandandah Primary School students in attendance.

The Cubs spent five fun-filled days camping at Gilwell Park, near Gembrook in the Dandenong’s, making new friends, learning new skills and cramming in as much fun as possible into the week!

As you’ll see from the photos, the mud-run day was a highlight for everyone, with an entire afternoon dedicated to getting wet and muddy.                                                                   Michael Walsh

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