Newsletter 8, 19 March - Mount Waverley Primary School

Newsletter No 8 Thursday, 19 March 2015
SPECIAL EVENTS
REGIONAL SWIMMING
Onallthe
Congratulations to
theropes
swimmers who competed at
the Regional Swimming Championships on Friday last
week. All students swam really well in the heats and
they all qualified for the finals. The final results for the
Regional Finals were: Chris F 2nd Breaststroke, Yong
Feng J 3rd breastroke, Alanah S 4th breastroke and the
boys relay team came 8th.
Cassie Kemp
PE/Sport Coordinator
DISTRICT TENNIS
Congratulations to the following students who made
the MWPS Tennis Team. Sean F, Mineth N, Alex P, Ella
H, Hannah R, Rachelle P. All students played really well
at PLC yesterday. Overall Mount Waverley came
1st,which is an outstanding result. The following
students made it through to Division Tennis which will
be held next term and were also selected as School
Tennis Captains—Sean F, Mineth N and Ella H.
JUNIOR CROSS COUNTRY
Congratulations to the following students for their
outstanding running in the Junior School Cross Country.
4&5 year old boys – 1st Harry , 2nd Oliver, 3rd Harin
4&5 year old girls – 1st Scarlette, 2nd Alana , 3rd Lucy
6 year old boys – 1st William , 2nd Max , 3rd Rowan
6 year old girls – 1st Frances, 2nd Sunny, 3rd Amabelle
7+ year old boys – 1st Shion , 2nd Matthew , 3rd Kellan
7+ year old girls – 1st Ji-Ni , 2nd Cate , 3rd Alicia
Thank you to all our wonderful junior school parent
helpers who were out marshalling the track and working
hard calculating the scores. Well done to every child in
Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 who completed either a 500m or
1km course. The house results were as follows.
1st Goulburn – 401
2nd Barwon – 298
3rd Murray – 289
4th Glenelg – 187
Thank you to all the parents and teachers for their
assistance and participation. Thank you also to all those
parents who have taken the time to get a Working with
Children Check so they can participate in such events. If
you do not have one yet please take the time to complete
a Working with Children application so that you can be
involved in swimming or athletics later in the year.
Merryn Ashcroft
P.E Teacher
5 year old boys
5 year old girls
6 year old boys
6 year old girls
7+ boys
7+ girls
Cassie Kemp
PE/Sport Coordinator
Mount Waverley Primary School, Park Lane, Mount Waverley 3149
Ph: 9807-1480 I Fax: 9888-1495 I Email: [email protected] I Web: www.mountwaverleyps.vic.edu.au
PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
SCHOOL COUNCIL
On Monday night at the Buildings and Grounds Subcommittee
Meeting several potential projects were discussed and then
presented to School Council. One major project under
consideration is the installation of synthetic turf in between
the two main buildings and under the playground next to the
portables. A final decision has not yet been made as we
investigate referees of the companies we have obtained
quotes from and decide how we will fund the project.
We also discussed the urgent need to fence off the large
eucalyptus tree on the western fence line to protect the root
system, as per the recommendation from our tree audit last
year. We definitely do not want to lose this magnificent tree.
Council have asked me to obtain a further quote before we
proceed.
Finally, we also discussed the need for some new playground
equipment along the eastern boundary of the oval and options
are currently being investigated. Perhaps the students might
like to come to me with some suggestions or it could be
discussed at Student Council .
QUALITY LEARNING
Last Thursday Dr Jane Kovacs convened an evening with
parents who accepted the invitation to our forum to
contribute feedback to the future educational vision of Mount
Waverley Primary School. Many topics were discussed and I
was very impressed with the positive vibe in the room. I would
like to thank the following parents for attending and
contributing to the future educational decisions of this school:
Ella Pontiac, Kerrie Richards, Kathy Rintoul, Emily Johnston,
Shilpa Sudhakar, Natasha Baroudos, Renee J Lu, Tina
Fitzgerald, Dan Fitzgerald, Indika Ambegoda and Huei Eow.
Teachers have been completing similar feedback tools with
students and yesterday we commenced collating all of the
feedback from staff, parents and students. Dr Jane Kovacs will
meet with my leadership team early next term to analyse the
information and commence
… and we celebrated
creating a: Mount Waverley
Primary
School
Purpose
Harmony Day
Statement, Vision Statement,
set of Values, Principles of
Learning and Teaching and a
Year 6 Graduate Profile.
It is an exciting time for our
school as all stakeholders are
being provided with an
opportunity to forge a future
educational vision for our
school.
Greg Paine
PRINCIPAL
IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES
26 March
Racquetball Clinic Yr 6
27 March
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Early Dismissal 2.30pm
13 April
CURRICULUM DAY (No students at school)
14 April
Students return to school
17 April
SCHOOL PHOTOS— Class, individual & siblings
REMINDERS
Permission forms & payments:
 Yr 6 Camp deposit overdue
 Yrs 3&-6 House Cross Country due 20 March
 Prep—Yr 3 Swimming Program due 27 March
 ICAS due 23 March
EARLY FINISH
Remember that school finishes at 2.30pm on the
last day of this term, Friday 27 March.
SCHOOL STARTS
The first day of next term, 13 April, is a
Curriculum Day.
Students return to school on Tuesday 14 April.
LATE ATTENDANCE
There are a large number of students who are
regularly late for school. This disrupts the child’s
smooth start to the school day and impacts on
the teacher’s organisation of activities in the
morning.
We are asking that parents/guardians please
make a concerted effort to ensure their child/ren
are at school prior to 9am.
ACHIEVEMENTS
TENNIS HOT SHOTS
Thank you to all those parents who have registered their children for our in school Tennis Hot Shots program that we
do during P.E lessons. All participants who have register receive a free t-shirt which is due to be delivered before the
end of term. Thank you to all our Prep parents for registering your children. I have been notified your children’s free
t-shirt and tennis racquet are on the way and we hope to receive them before the end of term.
If you have not yet registered please go to hotshots.tennis.com.au/claim , enter your child’s
details and Mount Waverley Primary School as the delivery address. For every child registered
our school receives $2 worth of tennis equipment. Thank you especially to all our Prep parents,
as due to our huge number of registrations we have also received a bonus box of 30 racquets for
the Prep and Year 1 children to use during their P.E lessons. It is not too late to register as the
next delivery will be during May.
Merryn Ashcroft
P.E Teacher
Congratulations to the following students who
attained Silver and Gold Certificates in recent weeks!
Hi, I’m Earnest
and I care about
the environment.
GOLD
Kenul E, Sagarika A, Nicholas S, Xavier T, Yvonne D,
Jack A, Amelia G, Melinda M
Remember to
switch the lights off
when a room is
empty and try not
switching them on
during the day.
SILVER
Evan K, Alyssa L, Benji T, Erica D, Kiara A, Danny O,
Frank W, Christine T, Chris L, Shreya N, Seo Young L,
Jaiden L, Jason H, Emma L, Jishnu S, Lucas H,
Connor S, Thehan L, Roger M, Nihaal P, Sam T, Kai S,
Eldrick H, Julian M, Liam S, Nudara L, Finlay D, Leah S,
Anna S, Siddhant S, Mia L, Harry B, Raymond Z
Rubbish Free Lunch Day Winners Week 7 Term 1
Congratulations to our winning classes for last week’s Rubbish Free Lunch Day. The winning prep class was with
Prep A with 100% rubbish free lunches in their class. The winning junior school classes were 1C and 2C with 95%
rubbish free lunches in their class. The winning middle school class was 3B with 100% rubbish free lunches in
their class. The winning senior class was with 6A with 100% rubbish free lunches in their class. Our winning
classes are rewarded with 15 minutes extra recess! Congratulations!
CLASS
PA
SCORE
100%
CLASS
1C
SCORE
91%
CLASS
3B
SCORE
100%
CLASS
5A
SCORE
53%
PB
89%
1D
No result
3C
96%
5B
85%
PC
No result
2A
86%
3D
95%
5C
82%
PD
75%
2B
86%
3/4Y
No result
5D
95%
PE
94%
2C
91%
4B
Camp
6A
100%
PF
No result
2D
86%
4C
Camp
6B
No result
1A
88%
2E
85%
4D
Camp
6C
92%
1B
84%
3A
92%
4E
Camp
6D
84%
GENERAL INFORMATION
6A and 6B Make The Mulch Pile Magically Disappear!
THE 5 CENT COLLECTION!
Remember to look for 5 cent pieces around the house, in cupboards or in cars.
The money goes to Y-GAP (Y Generation Against Poverty) a NOT-FOR-PROFIT organisation run by volunteers and is
used to help people who need it for basic living necessities.
Please support this cause by handing in any stray 5 cent pieces you have and send with
your child to put in the class collection jar. Thanks for your support.
SCHOOL PHOTOS
SECOND HAND UNIFORMS
The Second Hand Uniform shop will be open again in
Term 2, on Monday 20 April 9.10-9.30am.
Prices range from $3-$8 so please bring small
denomination as we are unable to change large
amounts.
We are located in the in the foyer of the Hall.
Volunteers are most welcome.
Mechelle G
Coordinator
Advanced Life Photographers will be at the school on
Friday 17 April to photograph all classes, siblings and
individual students. This is the first Friday after school
resumes for Term 2.
Instructions for ordering photos online have been sent
home with the youngest students. Orders can be done
online. Order envelopes will be sent home on the first day
of next term for those who have not completed online
orders. It is important to note that Sibling
Photo orders must be in by 15 April, 2 days
prior to School Photo Day.
Please read the instruction sheet carefully.
PARENT CLASS REPRESENTATIVE CONTACT FORMS
Please remember to return the Parent Representative Contact List permission forms to class
teachers as soon as possible.
PRINCIPAL’S AWARDS
CITIZENSHIP
ACHIEVEMENT
Prep A
Irene Y for coming to school with a smile on
her face.
Charlotte M for remembering to put her hand up when
she wants to contribute to class discussions.
Prep B
Naomi S for always being a fantastic friend to
everyone in the class. Keep it up!
Mikey D for your huge improvement in writing. You
should be extremely proud of yourself, well done!
Prep C
Natalie T for making good choices in the
classroom and working well with lots of
different children.
Angus N for having a go at all classroom activities,
especially his writing. Great effort Angus.
Prep D
Hiren A for being a fantastic classroom helper.
Hiren always ensures our classroom is neat
and tidy.
Sophie L for working hard to do her best handwriting to
complete a fantastic 'Fruit Skewer' poster.
Prep E
Matthew Z for his determined efforts to adhere
to classroom and school rules and ensure his
classmates do the same.
Atia J for her consistent efforts when writing. Atia
endeavours to write messages using her letter/sound
knowledge, as well as locating words from around the
room.
Prep F
Emily E for being such a kind member of our
class. We like the way you help others so
easily. Thank you.
Zachary C for having a go. We really like the way you
think about what you need to do. You are very brave.
1A
Tristan G for always being a kind and caring
friend. You are a real asset to 1A!
Amabelle L for always writing so many pages of
interesting writing. Well done!
1B
Crystal M for being such a delight to have in
our classroom. Crystal is always kind and
polite.
Damien T for the incredible improvement in his reading
and writing. Well done Damien!
1C
Ken D for striving to produce his neatest work
and for co-operating beautifully in class.
Erica D for taking her role of Junior School Council
representative so seriously and for reporting information
back to class efficiently.
1D
Randuli M for being a lovely, well mannered,
diligent student who brings a smile to
everyone's face.
Ellie A for working really hard with her daily reading and
making excellent progress so far. Well done Ellie!
2A
Penny T for always thinking of others before
thinking of herself.
Angad P for his insightful comments shared during class
discussions.
2B
Kellan B being kind and helpful towards his
classmates. Well done.
Mia J always working to the best of her ability. Well
done.
2C
Rowan B for being a very responsible and
reliable student council representative for our
class.
Sagarika A for always being polite and friendly
to your class mates and teacher. Well done.
Tori L for logging on to Microsoft Office 365 without any
assistance and sending me an email. Well done Tori!
Nelini W for having a great positive attitude to
school and her learning.
Isabella K for presenting an item explaining how to stay
safe for our safety unit. Isabella used the correct voice
volume and made eye contact with her audience.
2D
2E
Lucas H for the care you take with all you work, it is
always neatly presented. Well done Lucas.
COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD
MT WAVERLEY SECONDARY COLLEGE OPEN DAY & NIGHT 145 Stephensons Road, Mt Waverley Open Day Tours
Junior 9.15—11.15am Senior 11.15 am —1.15pm Open Night 4.00—7.45pm Information Sessions 5.00—7.45pm
PAINTING AND SKETCHING CLASSES 8-12 years Waverley Community Learning Centre Fridays 4.30-5.30pm Starts
24 April Cost $100 Bookings 9807 6011 or [email protected]
WAVERLEY HOCKEY CLUB Grades 5&6 Term 2 16 April to 18 June 4.30—5.30pm Term 3 16 July to 6 August at
Waverley Hockey Club, Winbirra Parade & High Street Road Ashwood Contact Kate Zuccala 0404 047897
ASHWOOD CHILDREN’S CENTRE Kinder Open Day Saturday 21st March 10am—12pm 8 Yooralla St, Ashwood
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