Newsletter 07.06.2021

Issue 17

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From the Principal


It’s great that we are back for face to face learning. Thanks everyone for supporting us once again. We still need to maintain COVID safe protocols around the school. This means extra cleaning/sanitising, hand hygiene, physical distancing and masks.  Please only come onto the school site if necessary. Importantly, your child should be kept at home if at all unwell.

At this stage we are not sure if the Division Cross-Country run is still going ahead on Friday. Hopefully we will learn more in the next day or two.

On the first day of Term Three, Monday July 12th, there will be a pupil free day. The purpose of this day is for staff to complete first aid training. Teachers need to have current first aid training and most are now almost due for their renewal training.

This Wednesday is Miss Ash’s final day with us. We wish her all the best as she begins teaching at Dinner Plain next term. Stacey will return before the end of this term to resume her position.

Michael Edwards
Principal

From the Office

Soft Shell Jackets
I will be putting in a uniform order on Friday.  If anyone would like to order a soft shell jacket please let me know.  There are samples in the office for students to try on for size.

Outstanding Hot Lunch payments
There are still a few families who haven’t paid for the hot lunches that they ordered for this term.  I will be sending an email out to those families with the amount that they owe.  Prompt payment would be appreciated.

Application for Year 7 Placement 2022
I am still waiting on a few Application for Year 7 placement forms to come back in from the Year 6 students. If you haven’t returned it could you please do so tomorrow.  If you have applied to a non-government school but don’t have a confirmed place please complete section 5 and circle ‘No’ under confirmed place.

Foundation School Nursing Program
A few Foundation families still haven’t returned their School Nursing Program questionnaire.  Please return it tomorrow if you haven’t yet done so. If you do not wish your child to participate, please tick the NO consent box, sign on page 5 and return it to school.

Enjoy your week
Sandra


Assembly Helpers

Assembly helpers this week are:

Rose McKenzie-McHarg & Thomas Geary

Achievement Awards

Jayde Pritchard for attentive listening during online lessons.
Harriet Brinsdon for showing perseverance to complete tricky work.
Alex Beatty for his positive attitude to have a go during online maths lessons.
Tarn Charles-Jones for consistently demonstrating an enthusiastic approach to learning.
Manu Quaglio for being an organised and hard-working member of the online classroom.
Angus Glanville for self-extending and pushing for excellence during remote learning.

Hot Lunch News

Hot Lunch this week is a Cheesy Quesadilla.

Helpers this week are: Alyce Pritchard, Cassie Elliott, Nic Allan, Paul or Trish Anderson.

Sports News

Upper Hume Division Cross Country
The Upper Hume Division Cross Country will hopefully be going ahead on Friday.  New permission forms have been sent home today and need to be returned by Wednesday. 

The program for the day is:
12.00      Official opening/marshalling commences
12.15pm Race starting time beginning with 9 - 10 girls.

Followed by…..

9-10 boys, 11 girls, 11 boys, 12 girls and 12 boys. The anticipated time between events is between 10- 12 minutes.

Year 5/6 News

Wizard of Oz Excursion
Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions the Wizard of Oz excursion on Wednesday 16th June has been postponed.  Marian College will notify us when a new date has been scheduled.

OSHC News

Our Program
It’s been a quieter week than usual at OSHC with students returning to home learning! We hope it all went well and fun was had by all! It was great to see most of our children back in this morning. And we are back to a busy few weeks ahead!


We have been working with the children the last week on some activities that recognise and acknowledge reconciliation week. The children worked together to create a wonderful group painting using a traditional dot style. This gave us a great opportunity to also look into some famous indigenous artists and artworks.

We are looking at adding more cooking to our ASC program in the next few weeks as it too cold and wet some days to go outside. If you or your child have a favourite recipe or something you’d really like to see made in OSHC please let us know and we can have a go! So far we have made banana choc chip muffins, pancakes and damper!

Bookings
Please remember bookings can be created and deleted for our care sessions via the iParent Portal. We ask that if you require care and haven’t done so already to create a portal account and enrol your children into our service. The link for the portal is below.

https://app.kidsoft.com.au/p/YackandandahPrimaryOSHC/find-a-place

There is a step-by-step guide link below for creating a portal account and enrolling a child.

https://www.yackaps.vic.edu.au/source/iParent%20Portal%20Guide.pdf

Vacation Care
Vacation is fast approaching, we understand that you and your children are probably eager to see our upcoming program! We have been keeping an eye on the current situation with Covid restrictions and are trying to plan an engaging program that abides by the restrictions in place. Below is a program with a few days blank, these days will be filled when we know more about what we can and can’t do in regards to excursions with restrictions changing. We will be keeping a close eye on this and will let you know as soon as we do what the plan is for those days. As always bookings for vacation care can be made via the portal or by emailing myself.

Thanks
OSHC Team

Birthdays

6th June – Wil McCormack

9th June – Milla Stagg

9th June – Ruby Hewitt

9th June – Aliya McCormack

11th June – Flynn Graham