From The Hills To The Sea – Being The Best We Can Be

May 2024 Newsletter

Principals
report

What a whirlwind start to Term 2 we have had!

Portable

We were super-excited (Mrs F especially) to receive the keys to our new portable building at the start of term. The grade 5/6 students have moved into one end of the building, while the other end will be used as a multi-purpose space for the remainder of 2024. We will look to have a second class operating out of the portable next year.

Somers Camp

We had eight Grade 5 and 6 students head off to Somers Camp for a nine day residential camp in Week 1 and 2 of this term. This camp is a wonderful opportunity for personal growth, and whilst the extended time away from home was a challenge for some, it should also be a massive source of pride that they were able to put themselves outside their comfort zones.

Urban Camp

After a short few days at home, our Grade 5/6 students headed off on Urban camp for the second half of this week. This camp is a cluster camp with Welshpool and Tarwin Lower, and provides a wonderful opportunity for students to form friendships with students in other local primary schools prior to secondary college. By all accounts they’re having a fabulous time, with a highlight so far being a night visit to the Melbourne Zoo.

Staffing

This term we welcome Simone Riley onboard as a staff member, who was the successful applicant for the Administration Assistant position we advertised late last term. Simone’s role will include our external communications, including taking on the newsletter and website. Welcome aboard, Simone!

District Aths

After a false start on Monday (late cancellation due to rain), a large group of Grade 3-6 students headed off to Foster Secondary College for the District Athletics on Tuesday. I was there for the day, and could not be prouder of the amazing way our students went about competing – they gave their best, were humble in victory and gracious in defeat. Congratulations to all students who won a ribbon on the day, and to those who will be heading off to Cranbourne later in the year for the Division Aths.

School Cross Country

Our school Cross Country is schedule for next Tuesday, 7th May. Students will head down to Sagasser Park at 1pm and compete on a 1km circuit around the rail trail. We are encouraging students to wear their house colours on the day (Click here to see the house colours).  We will need marshalls on the day – please let Han know if you can help out

Upcoming events

6th May – Parents club AGM at 2:30pm

7th May – Cross Country at Sagasser Park

10th May – Mothers Day afternoon tea at 2pm

16th May – Andrew McDonald (Real Pigeon Author) Incursion 

Prep class

Grade 1 class

Grade 2/3 class

Grade 3/4 class

Grade 5/6 class

Reminders

TheirCare

TheirCare is the school’s Before and After School Care provider. If you’d like your child to access Before or After School Care please register with the provider directly via their website (http://theircare.com.au/). We have a great Coordinator and she has a fabulous program to engage all students. Contact phone number: 1300 072 410

Fruit break

Each class have fruit breaks throughout the day where they are able to eat a piece of fruit from their lunchbox whilst doing a group class educational activity. Please try to send fruit in your child’s lunchbox each day. 

Attendance

A friendly reminder to please log any absences on the Compass app. We would like to thank parents for their continued efforts to ensure their children’s absences are kept to a minimum and have a valid reason such as illness, medical appointments or family holidays. 

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is on EVERY Tuesday morning from 8:40am. All children are welcome to come and have some breaky but we ask that children arrive before 8:45am if they are wishing to eat breakfast before the 9am start of the school day.