Here we are with the first term over already. The school results for term 1 for Reading and Maths has been very positive and indicates that most children are achieving above what is expected when compared to Australian norm referenced groups. This indicates that the whole school coordinated approach to teaching is achieving excellent results while still allowing children to play, explore and create.
Congratulations to everyone today on their fantastic recycled bespoke Easter Hats. The Easter Hat parade was a grand occasion with lots of parents and friends attending to watch every child from Pre-primary to Year 6 come up onto the stage to show off their headwear. We were very lucky to have the Easter Bunny come along and present every class with a bag of Easter eggs and stay for the assembly. The two Kindy classes got to show off their hats, receive their prizes and meet the Easter Bunny in their classroom.
The P&C Easter Raffle was hugely supported by the community with enough donated eggs for 4 prizes per class, 3 grand prizes, 4 staff prizes and 4 volunteer prizes.
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Mrs Reeve is asking for donations on Tuesday 20 April of flowers or foliage to the art room, to be used for ANZAC Day wreaths. She is also seeking community volunteers to assist in making the wreaths after school on the Tuesday.
These wreaths will be used in the whole school ANZAC service to be held on Wednesday 21 April at 9 am in the assembly undercover area.
- The new teacher for Mr Yiannakis’ class has accepted the position, however I cannot release their name until Thursday, 8 April when the official breach period is up. I will send out a Connect notice next week advising who the new teacher is, so that students in that class know who they will be meeting on the first day of term.
- Changes to the School Board. Thank you very much to Stephen Ralph for serving on the School Board for the past three years. His input into decisions has been greatly valued.
- Welcome to Peter Madden as a parent representative who joined the school board this week.
- The new gardener is Garry Bransby who works Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
NAPLAN testing will take place between the Tuesday 11 May and Friday 14 May. Catch up testing for absent children will be done between 17 and 20 May. After Thursday 20 May the portal closes and testing finishes. The year 3 children still do their writing task on paper but all other tests are done online. Year 3 students are using the iPads and year 5 students the Chromebooks. Students need ear phones or buds for the testing and due to health and safety reasons it is preferable for the students to have their own. The school does have a few spare sets that are sanitised after each use. The tests will start at 9am so please ensure students completing NAPLAN are at school on time to avoid any stress before the testing.
School photos are being taken by Kapture Photography on Tuesday 27 April and Friday 30 April. Kindy 1, Rooms 18, 17, 5, 4, 3, 16, 15, 14, 8, 10 and 12 are having their photos taken on Tuesday with Kindy 2 and the graduation photos to be taken on Friday 30 April. All orders are online this year and no ordering is available through the school office. The information for online ordering has been sent home in a flyer and also through a Connect notice. Sibling photos are organised by Kapture and are taken before school on each day. Please refer any enquiries to Kapture Photography.
Sport Event Schedule 2021 – Term 2
Below is an outline of events that are planned for 2021. These are tentative dates and times based on current planning and may be subject to change. Information regarding specific events will be sent out closer to the events.
|Events for Term 2, 2021||Date||Week||Time||Location|
|Glendale Cross Country – Junior (P-Y3)||22/4/2021||Week 1||9.00am||Glendale PS|
|Glendale Cross Country – Senior (Yrs 4-6)||22/4/2021||Week 1||9.30am||Glendale PS|
|Interschool Cross Country (24 students, Yrs 1-6)||7/5/2021||Week 3||9.00am||Hawker Park PS|
|AFL/Soccer/Netball – Friendly Match 1 (Yrs 5 & 6)||21/5/2021||Week 5||1.30pm||Glendale PS|
|AFL/Soccer/Netball – Friendly Match 2 (Yrs 5 & 6)||28/5/2021||Week 6||1.30pm||Dalmain PS|
|AFL/Soccer/Netball – Friendly Match 3 (Yrs 5 & 6)||11/6/2021||Week 8||1.30pm||Glendale PS|
|AFL/Soccer/Netball – Friendly Match 4 (Yrs 5 & 6)||18/6/2021||Week 9||1.30pm||Goollelal PS|
|Lightning Carnival (Yrs 5 & 6)||25/6/2021||Week 10||9.00am||Halidon PS|
Positive Behaviour School Raffle Winners
|ECE||Kindy/ Rm 19||Maisie R||10 minutes extra play for the whole class|
|Kindy 2/ Rm 19||Liam E||Principal for an afternoon|
|Pre/Rm 18||Jack H||20 minutes of games for the whole class|
|Pre/Rm 19||Badriya M||Canteen Voucher|
|Junior||Yr 2/Rm 3||Amira A||20 minutes of games for the class|
|Yr 1/Rm 5||Indi G||Choose where she sits for the day|
|Middle||Yr 2/Rm 16||Heath C||10 minutes free time in class|
|Yr 4/Rm 14||Michael W||Cook pancakes with the Chaplain|
|Yr 4/Rm 14||Isabelle P||Choose where she sits for the day|
|Upper||Yr 6/Rm 12||Claire C||10 minutes on the iPad|
|Yr 6/Rm 12||Josh W||10 minutes free time|
|Yr 6/Rm 12||Tim W||Canteen voucher|
|Pre-Primary||Alice R||Emma V||Cody C||Madeleine H|
|Year 1||Emma S||Esme G||Phoebe R||Tyson H|
|Year 2||Isla P||Thomas D||Lily C||Lily R|
|Year 3||Harriet S||Liam C|
|Year 4||Holly W||Isla S||Bailey T|
|Year 5||Christopher W||Samuel L|
|Year 6||Ali C||Ruby D||Stephan L|
At the last assembly the two Aussies of the Month were:
Junior – Tayla H, Year 1, for displaying the VOICE values. She always looks out for her classmates by including and assisting them when possible, is kind, confident and reliable.
Senior – Lelo D, Year 4, for demonstrating the VOICE values by always following instructions, showing kindness to her peers, working collaboratively and invincible grit.
The P&C held their AGM on the 22 March with a new Executive team voted in. I wish to pass on the thanks from the whole school to the outgoing members who have served so selflessly.
I want to acknowledge the leadership of Time Ewers who had done a wonderful job as P&C President last year and before that as Vice President. I also wish to thank Justin Grey who was the Vice President last year and before that the President. Their leadership has seen the P&C establish new protocols and attract a large band of volunteers. They both leave their positions knowing that the P&C is in a very healthy financial position while maintaining the many traditional events.
I would like to welcome Sarah Cusack as the new P&C President and Aimee Jorgenson as the Vice President. Both of these ladies have been on the P&C for some time and have worked together with the members for the fantastic outcomes that have been achieved.
On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, the kindy and pre-primary children were able to learn about and hold some native wildlife from West Oz Wildlife.
Highway Heroes Tips for Parents and Carers
Resilience Tip – Being learning confident – means asking questions, saying “I don’t know,” asking for help and speaking up when you do and don’t know the answer. Praise confidence when you see your child showing it in their learning tasks at home.
Emotional Resilience Tip – Managing moods – feelings can hang around and grow into moods. Time of day, certain people, hungry, tired – there are lots of mood drivers, what are yours? What are your child’s? How can you avoid or manage those mood triggers?
Family Wellbeing Tip – Children thrive when they know the boundaries. Consistent and predictable expectations in homes, that don’t change by the day, at all. Know your boundaries and stick to them.
Healthy Food Guide
Recommendation for healthy eating from the crunch and sip website inform us:
|Use per 100g||Best Choice||OK sometimes||Avoid|
|Total fat||Less than 3g||3g – 10g||More than 10g|
|Saturated fat||Less than 1.5g||1.5g-3g||More than 3g|
|Sugar||Less than 5g||5g – 15g||More than 15g|
|Sodium||Less than 120mg||12mg-400mg||More than 400mg|
|Fibre||More than 3g per serve|
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and look forward to seeing everyone back happy and healthy for Term 2 on Monday 19 April.