Newsletter No 11 Thursday, 23 April 2015 SPECIAL EVENTS HOUSE CROSS COUNTRY On the ropes YEAR 6 VISIT TO THE SHRINE 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 CURRICULUM DAY On Monday 13 April , while students had one final sleep in, teachers were hard at work developing our understanding of the Michael Fullan New Pedagogies for Deep Learning. The purpose of the day in broad terms was to examine our understanding, beliefs, values and assumptions about learning and how we learn. Two key questions were asked: What difference can we make in the learning lives of our students this year? Are we preparing our learners for their future or our past? NPDL is a pathway to ‘getting better’ and is applicable to all levels and curriculum strands. It refines our practice and delves into the learning process. NPDL enables teachers to gain a deeper understanding of how the brain works and how we learn. It is student centred, is aimed at empowering teachers and will be supported by our new association with Quality Learning Australia. NPDL does not assume that our practice is incorrect. In fact, we have highly committed and professional teachers already doing a great job who still have a thirst for learning themselves and continually strive to improve, along with keeping abreast of current educational thinking based on extensive research. ‘Deep Learning’ in the way that Fullan describes it, develops the learning, creating and ‘doing’ dispositions that young people need to thrive on now and in their futures. Premised on the unique powers of human inquiry, creativity and purpose, new pedagogies are unleashing students and teachers’ energy and excitement in developing learning partnerships that find, activate and cultivate the deep learning potential in all of us. Parents wishing to explore more about leading educationalists and research can Google: John Hattie, Michael Fullan, David Langford, Vic Zbar and Lane Clark, to name a few. STUDENT SAFETY For the safety of all children and adults it is very important that families use the school crossings, taking care to obey the people who man the crossings and adhering to restricted speed zones. It is also important that parents/guardians do not park in the Staff Carparks or use these areas as walk throughs. We are greatly concerned about the number of adults who ignore these requests and put their children and themselves at risk. IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES 24 April Yr 5 return from Camp 27 April Yr 1 Kids Car Ed 1 May Year 6 Winter Sport Commences 4—15 May Prep Yr 1 Swimming 6 May Year 3 Scienceworks 7 May Year 4 Scienceworks 8—20 May Book Fair 12—15 May Yr 6 Camp 18—29 May Yrs 2/3 Swimming Exciting times ahead! Greg Paine Principal 3 June ICAS Science 5 June Division Cross Country WORKING BEE DATES REMINDERS Permission forms & payments: Yr 6 Camp final camp payment due 27 April Religious Instruction Permission due 21 April Yrs 3&4 Scienceworks due 24 April Yr 6 Winter Sport due 29 April Term 2: Saturday 16 May Term 3: Saturday 1 August Term 4: Saturday 7 November ACHIEVEMENTS ANZAC Congratulations to the following students who attained Silver and Gold Certificates in recent weeks! GOLD Jayda M, Angad P, Rajvi P, Siddhant S, Liam S, Allan W, Lauren Y, Rowan B, Michael L, William A, Aritha J, Ian W, Saranya S, Veboda W, Katelyn T, David R, Elena F, Maggie W, Venuja D, Samantha J, Shiyaan U, Ella H, Olivia S, Emily L, Alannah L, Madeline T, Grace C. SILVER Ramit K, Keira G, Dineth F, Linara R, Mia M, Nudara L, Eldrick H, Athena W, Kenneth Z, Kenny D, Frances S-M, Crystal M, Ayden L, Esther K, Raphael F, Racheal Z, Jiny J, Connor A, Riana J, Brynley B, Keevan V, Hayley C, Naomi K, Sophie C, Audrey E, Grace R, Andy C, Yvonne D, Charli M, Andrew B, Shion M, Alina G, Amir K, Oliver S, Nicholas C, Kai S. Hi, I’m Earnest and I care about the environment. SERVICE LEST WE FORGET On Tuesday, 21 April, 16 students attended the Monash ANZAC service organised by the Monash Rotary Club. This was an interesting ceremony in which we heard a very inspirational story presented by Colonel John Coulson, sharing an emotional recording from his Great Grandfather after his time he served at war. His Grandfather (Ted) and his mates convinced their parents to let them go to war and Ted and his mates forged their ages. They thought that war would be a great chance for them to be able to explore the world free of charge, as well as getting a good name for fighting for the Empire. It was only when they got to the battlefield they realised they were playing with their lives. Ted lost his mates in the Gallipoli Battle but he was lucky enough to survive the war. On behalf of our school the School and Vice Captains laid a wreath to show our appreciation and respect for the supreme sacrifices that many soldiers made so we can we live in a safe and peaceful country. Remember to take your rubbish home to keep the school clean. We are very grateful for this experience and we thank everyone involved. WRITTEN BY LILA, HANNAH, JAMES AND JOHNNY Rubbish Free Lunch Day Winners Week 1 Term 2 Congratulations to our winning classes for last week’s Rubbish Free Lunch Day. The winning prep class was Prep E with 100% rubbish free lunches in their class. The winning junior school class was 2C with 95% rubbish free lunches in their class. The winning middle school class was 3C with 100% rubbish free lunches in their class. The winning senior classes were 6A and 6C with 95% rubbish free lunches in their class. Our winning classes are rewarded with 15 minutes extra recess! Congratulations! CLASS PA SCORE 76% CLASS 1C SCORE 91% CLASS 3B SCORE No result CLASS 5A SCORE No result PB No result 1D 86% 3C 100% 5B 78% PC No result 2A 86% 3D 90% 5C 64% PD 85% 2B 86% 3/4Y 91% 5D 76% PE 100% 2C 95% 4B No result 6A 95% PF No result 2D 80% 4C No result 6B No result 1A 68% 2E 79% 4D 87% 6C 95% 1B 83% 3A 95% 4E 91% 6D No result CURRICULUM FAMILY MATHS BAGS Over the next few weeks our Prep to Year 2 students will be bringing home their class Family Maths Bag. The Family Maths Bags contain many interesting activities, information and equipment that will allow families to explore the world around them by using numbers and mathematical tools. The Maths Bags will also encourage families to have mathematical conversations with one another. When it is your family’s turn for the Maths Bag we encourage you to take a few days to explore the contents of the bag and then return it to school. You might try only one of the suggested activities each day or you might do more. Just have fun and make Maths a focus in your family routine. When returning the bag to school we would encourage all families to support their child by ensuring that all the contents of the bag are returned Missing and damaged equipment spoils it for other children and their families. If there are any queries about the Family Maths Bags please see your child’s teacher or contact Danielle Bonacci (Prep D). RUNNING CLUB Running Club will commence this coming Monday 27 April. Thank you to those parents who have volunteered to assist, although we could do with some more helpers. If you are interested please email [email protected] so that we can add you to the list of available helpers. It doesn't need to be every week and even if only for emergencies a few extra helpers would be great. All students (and teachers!) are encouraged to participate and try to achieve a Bronze Certificate 25km, Silver Certificate - 50km, Gold Certificate - 75km or their 100km Medal. Last year students from Prep to Year 5 achieve their 100km Medal so anyone any age can achieve success. Running Club will continue for 25 weeks, so those who can achieve 5 laps a week will reach the 100km target. We look forward to seeing you all at the gate at lunch time on Monday. Merryn Ashcroft P.E Teacher. 3A’S GARDEN DUTY On Thursday 16 April, Class 3A tidied up our school grounds. We pulled out weeds from the garden beds, swept up the sand surrounding the sand pit and shovelled it back into the pit and swept up the acorns surrounding the oak trees. Garden duty was really hard work but a lot of fun. Our efforts have helped to keep our school looking beautiful, while we were keeping fit. Change The World In Minutes The Senior Environment Team have undertaken a challenge to CHANGE THE WORLD IN 5 MINUTES. This can easily be achieved by taking small actions towards making our community a more sustainable place to in which to live. Next week the challenge is to recycle as many mobile phones and mobile phone accessories as possible. We ask that students please bring to school any old phones and accessories for recycling. Students, parents and friends may bring in these things any time from today. Each class will have a small collection box. During Week 3 the Senior Environment Team will call for a five minute collection of all mobile phones and parts for recycling. These will then be collected by Mobile Muster as part of our commitment to Zoos Victoria to help save endangered gorillas in the wild. For more information on this program go to www.zoo.org.au/callingonyou GENERAL INFORMATION SRI CHRISTIAN INSTRUCTION SRI Christian Instruction will be commencing this term. If you would like your child/children to participate in SRI Christian Instructions, please return the Parent Consent Form with the payment of $10. SRI ISLAMIC INSTRUCTION SRI Islamic Instruction will be commencing this term. If you would like your child/children to participate in SRI Islamic Instruction, please collect a Parent Consent Form from the Office or download the form from the school’s website and return the completed form to school. 2016 ENROLMENTS 2016 Sibling Enrolment Forms and forms for new families are now available from the Office. TERM 2 OPEN NIGHT AND SCHOOL TOURS Enrolment Forms and information will also be available at: Open Night Tuesday 19 May 6.30—8.00pm School Tour Saturday 23 May 11.00—12.00 GRADE 6 PARENT CLASS REPS REQUIRED Loretta Leary (6A) and Chris Low (6C) would each love to have a Class Rep for this year. If you can help out please email Emily at [email protected] as soon as possible. Calling all recipes by 30 April! We really need everyone’s support to make this cookbook a success so please help us out by visiting: www.createacookbook.com.au Click on the “Submit recipe” tab near the top of the screen. This will take you to a page where you can select Mount Waverley Primary School in the drop down box. Once you have selected our school simply click on the ‘click to access recipe form’ tab and follow all the prompts. Before submitting your recipe - please check out the list of recipes we have already received. You can access the recipe list by logging into Compass (see the link under ‘MWPS Cookbook’ in the ‘News’ section) or by going onto the MWPS website (go into www.mountwaverleyps.vic.edu.au and click on the ‘MWPS Cookbook recipes’ link under the Forms section on the left hand side). Thank you! Kerrie Richards and Narelle Bethune COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD SUPERSOCCERKIDS Boys and Girls Ages 4-12 yrs Register online at [email protected] Phone: Greg on 0401069959 or Bill on 0421 768438 WAVERLEY BLUES FOOTBALL CLUB FAMILY DAY Saturday 2 May at Mt Waverley Reserve Fleet Street Mt Waverley Noon—4.00pm AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICE Mt Waverley Blood Donor Centre 43-45 Centreway 131495 or donateblood.com.au Mon/Tues Noon –7.30pm, Wed/Thurs 7.30am—7.30pm Fri 7.30am—3.30pm Sat 8.00am—3.30pm CITY OF MONASH FILM SERIES A FREE screening of ‘The Mask You Live In’ - How can we raise a healthier generation of boys and young men. Thursday 21 May 6.00-9.00pm Clayton Theatrette, Clayton Community Centre, Cooke Street Bookings are essential Ph: 9518 3555 or Email: [email protected] PARENTS AND FRIENDS From every Entertainment™ Book and Entertainment™ Digital Membership we sell, $13 goes towards our fundraising! The more Memberships we sell, the more we raise – so please forward this email to your family and friends. ORDER NOW>> The new Memberships are available now and packed with thousands of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers. For just $65, you'll receive over $20,000 worth of valuable offers. Use just a few of these offers and you'll more than cover the cost of your Membership! CONTACT: Mt Waverley Primary School Rosy 0418516902 [email protected] THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT MOTHERS DAY 10/5/15 Mother's Day is coming up in just 2 ½ weeks! This is a time for us to celebrate our mums, grandmas, aunts or special person in our lives who make us feel loved every day. The Mother’s Day stall will feature a range of goodies for students to purchase priced between $2 & $20. WOW! Look at some of the great things you could get for mum PRINCIPAL’S AWARDS CITIZENSHIP ACHIEVEMENT 34Y Sam T for always displaying a kind and caring attitude towards others. Charli M for consistent risk taking with her work by thinking broadly. 3A Olivia A for being a polite, friendly class member. Eric Z for employing a range of effective strategies for solving maths problems. 3B Max G for thinking win-win in all situations. He has a fantastic positive attitude towards his peer relationships. Sarah K for the continual effort and pride she takes in her work and the caring nature she has for others. 3C Manny D for his improved efforts with the organisation of his class work. Well done! Noor A for her outstanding holiday writing! Keep up the awesome work! 3D Juliette G for being a reliable and enthusiastic member of 3D. You're always willing to help others and share ideas! Matilda R for producing an excellent persuasive writing piece on the topic of ‘Should school students wear casual clothes’. Well Done Tilly! 4B Akshara B for always being a conscientious worker and endeavouring to do her best. Well done. Maggie W for consistently completing her homework to a high standard. Great work. 4C Chelsie P for being a good friend and looking out for her peers in and out of the classroom. Lana A for putting in the extra effort to improve her learning and providing feedback on herself and her peers. 4D Madeline T for being organised, listening attentively and always working conscientiously. Well done Madeline! George P for a very insightful ANZAC letter. Such fantastic, heartfelt writing George. Well done! 4E Dylan P for being a considerate class member who goes out of his way to assist others in the classroom. Thank you Dylan. Natalie W for always completing her work to the highest standard. Keep up the great effort! 5B Georgia C for settling in to Mount Waverley Primary School so well and always being a friendly, helpful and positive student. Arnav C for writing a wonderful persuasive text on the topic ‘Should all violent video games be banned?’ Great work Arnav! 5C Senuda S for being a wonderful and welcoming friend to a new student at MWPS. Well done Senuda! Scout M for putting in a fantastic effort with her project and consistently completing her homework on time. 5D Mia G for being friendly and helpful, settling into her new school and classroom with ease. Noah S for always giving his best efforts with his writing, concentrating on expressive vocabulary, and descriptive similes. 6A Ivy L for always being extremely organised. Morgan B for producing a very creative writing piece during the holidays. 6B Sertac N for being proactive by using his initiative, as well as for his happy nature in the classroom. Teshani W for the excellent 3D model that she made of the Shrine of Remembrance. 6C Wilson A for always using good manners and being a kind and understanding friend to his peers. Isaiah H for doing so well and improving tremendously in this year’s Cross-Country. Congratulations on your monumental effort, Isaiah!
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