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31/07/2014
Week 23
School’s veterans to be honed
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Ph 5826 5212
Out Of Hours School Care: 0457 847 970
[email protected]
www.toolambaps.vic.edu.au
Toolamba PS
Newsletter
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Dear Parents,
Eight very excited students headed off to Somers Camp
on Tuesday. I’m sure they will have a fantastic experience.
I still have very vivid memories from my childhood of
attending the camp.
CAR PARK
Works in the car park have slowed down. The next stage
is the asphalting of the area which I believe will be done in
a couple of weeks.
that students will dress up as character or something
related to their favourite book. This day will be held in
Week 6 on Monday 18th August. Start discussing ideas
with your child or children!
Mrs Serra has organised the purchase of the “Short listed
Picture story books.
There will be on display in the Central Learning space
LUNCH ORDERS
Despite a couple of minor problems things have been
going quite smoothly. If your child is missing something in
their order please remind them to let a teacher know.
PARENTS & FRIENDS MEETING
The next meeting will be Tuesday 4th August at 7.30pm.
Have an enjoyable weekend.
Regards Heather
PARENT OPINION SURVEYS
Last week these surveys were sent home with the
newsletter. Each year schools across the State survey 15
per cent of the school community.
Parents are randomly selected to participate and we use
the information to support future school planning and
improvement.
The survey is designed to take no more than 20 minutes
to complete and your feedback and opinions play an
important role in making our school the best it can possibly
be. Thank you to those families who have already returned
theirs.
P & F REMINDERS
This term Parents and Friends are organising the raffle for
the school concert and also the Father’s Day Stall. These
events are only a week apart so we are looking for
donations for both. Ideas for Father’s Day Stall: small
tools, gardening items, socks, chocolates, toiletry items,
handmade items etc.
Ideas for Raffle: food items, gardening items, wine,
pamper items, toys, books, DVDs, kitchen products etc.
We thank you so much for your support...many hands
make light work!
Next meeting: Tues 5th August @ 7:30pm...everyone
BOOK WEEK 2014
(18th -22nd August)
Book Week is fast approaching! At Toolamba Primary
School we will be celebrating Book Week with a dress up
day themed ‘My favourite book/character…’ The idea is
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welcome!
GRADE 2/3 NEWSLETTER 31st July 2014
for tickets can be sent along to school at any time. The
Grade 2/3 are well and truly back in the swing of it.
cost of tickets is $10.00 per person.
The children discovered who Vinny was and have come
Tickets which have been paid for will then be sent home
up with some amazing WOW words. The children are
attached to the newsletter over the next few weeks.
fantastic at performing Kung Fu Punctuation and look
All tickets need to be purchased before the concert as
forward to if every day
tickets will not be available for purchase on the night of the
Subtraction has been our focus in Numeracy. The children
concert.
are developing great strategies to help them solve their
The front row seats are reserved for wheelchair and
problems.
disabled patrons who are able to receive a complimentary
In Integrated Studies Grade 2/3 are studying the
carer's ticket.
Commonwealth Games. They are very busy designing a
Seats will not be allocated and patrons are requested to
poster on either an athlete, a sport or the Games. Grade 2
move to the centre of the row and not leave single seats
is participating in the PMP Program. This is a perceptual
as the concert is often a sell out.
motor program that improves children’s motor and
Students required at Eastbank at 6.30pm
perception skills. Yesterday they had their first session
Doors open at 6.30pm. Concert starts 7.00pm sharp.
and really enjoyed it.
TOOLAMBA SCHOOL CONCERT
Concert practice is well underway and everyone is having
(Please return slip to school along with money)
a great time
Name: ………………………………………..……………..…
Patrice and Kate
Number of [email protected] $10............................................
Disabled ticket ...........................................................
CONCERT UPDATE
Wheelchair chair seat required: ..................................
Concert preparations are well underway. Next Friday we
Cost of total number of tickets: $.................................
will send home costume notes and bags. This should give
you plenty of time to scour your cupboard for clothing.
PAYMENT OF FAMILY ACCOUNTS
Depending on your requirements, op shops are great
As we have entered Term 3 we would expect families to
places to look and Kmart sells clothing at very reasonable
have paid at least half of the subject and excursion levy,
prices. The costume bags are to be returned by Monday
as the school has already expended these funds. For
18th August. Please send the bags to your child’s
parents who have not paid we would appreciate payment
classroom teacher.
as soon as possible.
We are also looking for any parents willing to do some
Parents are encouraged to make payments by instalments
sewing for us. If you are able to assist please see Juanita
using BPAY. Payments can also be made at the office by
or myself.
cash or cheque. (Sorry, but EFTPOS and Credit Card are
We will schedule a Prop Making Day in a couple of week’s
not available.) Thank you to families who have made
time.
regular payments towards levies and camps.
It would be wonderful if you had any spare time during this
If you have any questions please contact the office.
day to come to school to help out. Keep a look out in the
Newsletter for further information and a date.
RECEIVING THE NEWSLETTER BY EMAIL
Any enquiries please contact me at school
If you would like to receive a copy by email as well as a
Filippa
paper copy, please complete the details below and return
the form to school as soon as possible.
TOOLAMBA SCHOOL CONCERT
Wednesday August 27th, 2014
This year’s theme is “And The Award Goes To”. Money
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Name………………………………………………………….
Email address…………………………………………………
T.N.A.
COLOUR CODED NOTICES
I am writing to clarify the arrangements for the final round
To assist with communication between school and home
of the TNA Friday night season.
we have introduced a new colour coded system for notes
Unfortunately there have been some issues that have
which are sent home.
contributed to a change in fixtures, including the reliability
YELLOW:
Notes which need to be completed and
of the lights, the availability of umpires and availability of
returned to school e.g. Active After
players on school camps & Somers Camp.
School,
The final formal round of games will be on Friday
GREEN:
BLUE:
Parent
Teacher
Sessions,
Excursions
01/08/2014. There will also be presentations to players for
Information specific to a particular
Net Set Go, Division 2 & Division 1. The rough schedule
classroom or year level.
is;
Whole School Information –upcoming
5.15 – 5.45
Net Set Go
Events/activities e.g. Working Bee.
5.30 – 6.15
3 x games;
OCCASIONAL CARE
Occasional Care is available at Toolamba Kinder on
Fridays from 9am to 2pm with our teachers Wendy and

Game 1 Div 2 – Toolamba Black v Tatura Blue

Game 2 Div 2 – Toolamba Pink v Tatura Red

Game 3 Div 1-
Murchison Green v Toolamba
Black
Vanessa. If you would like to book a place for your child,
please call the kinder on a Wednesday or Friday morning
5.45 – 6.00
Net Set Go presentations
on 5826 5320.
6.15 – 6.30
Presentations for Division 1 &
Division 2
TOOLAMBA KINDERGARTEN
We are currently taking enrolments for 2015 for both 4
year old Kinder and Fun Group.
Enrolment forms are available from the Kinder. Four year
old Kinder enrolments close on 31st July. Fun Group
enrolments will continue to be taken until the 19th
September 2014. Please contact Tonya on 035826 5320 if
you have any questions.
TOOLAMBA OUT OF HOURS SCHOOL CARE.
Out of School Hours Care is available at Toolamba
Primary School; after school Monday to Friday from
3.15pm to 6pm during school terms. The price is $16.00
per session.
Bookings can be made by ringing the After Hours Care
number which is 0457 847 970. Please ring this number
rather than book through the office.
Enrolment Forms are available from Fiona or the office.
To make a booking for Mon, Tue, Wed or Thurs you need
to ring before 12pm on that day. Bookings for Friday need
to be made before 5.30pm on Thursday.
COMMUNITY NEWS
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6.30 – 7.15
3 x games;

Game 1 Div 2 – Tatura Green v Murchison

Game 2 Div 1

Game 3 Div 1 – Tatura Blue v Tatura Red
- Tatura White v Toolamba Pink
The break up on Sunday 03/08/2014 will proceed as
planned & there will be no games on Saturday
09/08/2014.
Simon Pogue
President.
ATTENTION TOOLAMBA NETBALL PLAYERS
Could all netball players please bring $5.00 to netball on
Friday night in an envelope with their name on the front
and the name of their team? Envelopes can be handed to
either Mary Valentin or Sally Moseley on the night.
Any queries please phone sally on 0418 577 552.
AUSKICK
Sorry to all about the confusion regarding Auskick. We will
be at Murchison tomorrow night from 4.45 to 5.45, this
change is due to tonight’s parent-teacher interviews. We
hope you can make it.
Leader Hilary Vella
TOOLAMBA KINDER PIE DRIVE
5826 5257 or 0409 582 124
The Kinder is running a pie drive. A flier was attached to
the last newsletter before the school holidays. We have
MOOROOPNA BLUE LIGHT DISCO
asked that all orders and money be sent to the school.
Mooroopna Hub
TOOLAMBA LION’S CLUB Inc.
Meets 1st Tuesday of each month.
For more information contact:
Morrett St Mooroopna
Friday 1st August 2014 at 7PM-9PM.
Cost $6
Contact 58254131
Bill McDonald
5826 5182
Helen Morritt
5826 5005
MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICE
Sally Moseley
5826 5125
The Maternal Health Service is operating on a fortnightly
POP UP COFFEE CAFÉ IN TOOLAMBA
Sunday 24th August 2014
basis on Wednesdays.
For appointments please call 5832 9312
10.30am until noon.
GUITAR AND KEYBOARD LESSONS
Bring the family along for a fun morning.
Cliff Doornkamp conducts 20 minute lessons for both
Walk, ride, or drive down to the Toolamba Recreation
guitar and keyboard at the school every Thursday. The
Reserve and enjoy a great morning tea!
cost is $16.00 per lesson (payable at time of lesson). For
The Toolamba Craft Group will be holding a trading table
more information, please contact:
on the day.
Cliff Doornkamp on 0474 769 963.
For more information phone:
Helen 5826 5005 or Christine 5826 5182
MOOROOOPNA JUNIOR GIRL GUIDES
Girls 6-11 invited to come and try
Would you tick ‘YES’ to the following comments….
Meet Mondays at 6 pm-7.30pm during School Term
‘I really want to DREAM BIG’
At Mooroopna/Scout Complex, Echuca Road Mooroopna
‘I love to INSPIRE OTHERS’
(next to the Ambulance Station)
‘I want to ACHIEVE SUCCESS’
Guide Meetings are heaps of fun and a great way to make
‘It’s important for me to make HEALTHY CHOICES’
friends, earn badges and challenge girls to try some thing
‘I want to WORK AROUND MY FAMILY’
new.We also have some weekend activities such as
‘I really want a PURPOSE IN MY LIFE’
canoeing, sleepovers, annual trip to Melbourne and other
‘I want FINANCIAL PEACE OF MIND’
State and Region activities available.
Then maybe, just maybe, you might like to catch up for
Cost is $145 membership per year (payable quarterly)
half hour over coffee and I can share how you can gain
plus one off joining fee of $15.00. The term fee for running
personal and financial freedom by doing something you
costs is around $22.00 per term
already do. It may or may not be for you but what have
Uniforms start at $26.00 for the Polo and around $29.00
you got to lose by listening?
for sak, badges and Look Wide (Badge book)
Contact me, Josie on 0439 343 652
Leaders are all Police checked and have current working
with children checks and First Aid qualifications. We would
DAPHNE LEAROYD-SCHOOL OF DANCE
love to see some new faces so come along or give us a
Preschool Dance Curriculum “Dance to your own tune”
call for further information phone:
This inspirational program has been developed by the
Royal Academy of Dance (London), and is specifically
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aimed at preschool children aged 3-5 years, both boys
Sat 13th Sept
and girls
Toolamba Kindergarten
Masquerade Ball
I am introducing an “Adults Class” Thursday evenings 7.15
to 8.15 at our studio. The class will incorporate simple
Mon 13th-
classical exercises to tone and shape, plus cardio –
Fri17th Oct
Swimming. Prep to 6
Fri 19th Sept
Last Day Term 3
jumping and Pilates for core and all over fitness.
And no you do not have to wear leotards and tights! Just
2pm Finish
something comfortable is acceptable
If you are interested in joining us in this fun exercise class
please call me for more details
Roslyn Todd on 0438 597 655
CALENDAR 2014
Mon 6th Oct
Start of Term 4
Sat Oct 25th
Film Night
Mon 20th-
Fri 1st Aug
Hot Dog Day
Fri 24th Oct
Fri 1st Aug
Mooroopna Blue Light Disco
Wed 29th –
Tue 5th Aug
Parents Club
Mon 11th Aug
School Council 6.30pm
Finance 6pm
Tue 12th Aug
Community Meeting 7pm
Mon 18th Aug
Concert Bags to Be Returned
Mon.18th Aug-
Book Week
Fri 31st Oct
Grade 3 / 4 Camp
Sat Oct 25th
Film Night
Fri 31st Oct
Toolamba Blue Light Disco.
Halloween Theme
Tue 4th Nov
Cup Day Holiday
Fri 12th Dec
Mooroopna Blue Light Disco
Christmas Theme
Fri 22nd Aug
Mon 18th Aug
Rapunzel
Mon 18th Aug
Dress-up Day Book Week
Mon 18th Aug
Spellathon Commences
Grade 5/6 Camp
Sat 13th Dec
Lion’s Christmas Festival.
Wren Street, Toolamba, Vic.3614
[email protected]
Ph: (03) 58265212
Sun 24th Aug
Pop-Up Coffee Cafe
Mon 25th Aug
Concert Rehearsal
Wed 27th Aug
School Concert- Eastbank
Fri 29th Aug
Toolamba Blue Light Disco.
Wed 3rd Sep
Father’s Day Stall
Fri 12th Sept
Mooroopna Blue Light Disco
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Fax: 03 5826 5464