26 March 2015 - Park Orchards Primary School

School Council President: Mrs Levi H: 9876 5522
SCHOOL CALENDAR
2015
MARCH
Fri 27
Walk to School
Good Friday Appeal Casual Dress Day Gold coin donation
Assembly 2.15pm - Easter Raffle Drawn
Last Day Term 1 - 2.30 Dismissal
APRIL
Mon 13
Tues 14
Fri 17
Tues 21
CURRICULUM DAY
Term 2 Begins
PA Meeting - 7.30pm
School Tennis Trial
Y1 Excursion to Coopers Settlement
School Council Meeting –7.30pm
School Tours are held on Tuesdays at 9.30am
PRINCIPAL’S LETTER
STUDENT LEARNING
A Curriculum Day will be conducted on April 13 and
students do not attend school on that day. Teachers will be
involved in professional learning in the teaching of reading
led by Lisa Keskinen, our literacy consultant. Childcare is
available through OSHClub by ringing 0478 155 285 or
booking online at www.oshclub.com.au
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
The Harmony Day held last week was a fabulous day
celebrating diversity. The performances by the senior and
junior choir were wonderful and the opening ceremony
with year three and four students with the flags was
delightful. The presentation by the Sato family on Japanese
martial arts with the Kendal was awe inspiring, thank you
to Mihoko, Hiroki and Atsuki. The performances by the
Japanese musicians and Warranwood Primary School Taiko
drumming group were fabulous. Congratulations to Mrs
Hunt, the teachers, students and parents who supported
the day.
26th March 2015 Volume 43, No 9
COMMUNICATION
The world we live in and the way we communicate is
changing minute by minute and to ensure that we are
effective and efficient we have introduced a number of
processes over the last few years, including uploading the
newsletter to the website, a communication App; Tiqbiz
and a new website. We are now at the next stage of
introducing an interactive digital communication system for
teachers, students and parents, Compass School Manager.
This system will allow parents to approve absences,
excursion permissions, pay for extra curricula activities and
school charges and view class schedules, calendars and
student reports. We will begin to introduce this system next
term and comprehensive information will be distributed to
parents. The first step will be to make the newsletter solely
digital. It will be uploaded on Thursday afternoon each
week and available at www.pops.vic.edu.au Parents will
not receive the PDF newsletter attachment and printed
copies will not be distributed to parents. I know this change
in process may take some time to adjust to and we thank
you for your patience and support. There will be a limited
number of copies of the current newsletter available in the
foyer as we transition to the new system.
COMMUNITY
The School Council election has been finalised.
Congratulations to the successful nominees: Mrs Draffin,
Ms Taylor, Mrs Volk, Mrs Jeffery and Mr Kruger. It was very
positive have such huge response to the election and I am
pleased that so many parents took the opportunity to vote.
On Tuesday evening the election of the Executive of School
Council also took place; congratulations to Mrs Frost who
will take on the role of President with Mrs Draffin as Vice
President and Mrs Jeffery as Treasurer. I am looking
forward to having a wonderful year working together.
END OF TERM
We will finish the term
tomorrow by starting with a
Walk to School from of the
3D locations, the walks will
begin at 8.40am and parents
and students are welcome
to gather from 8.30am.
There will be a final assembly at 2.15pm and we will draw
the Easter Raffle during the assembly.
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It has been an excellent term and I would like to thank the
staff for their hard work and commitment to our students
and the parents for their support of the school. It is such a
joy to be part of such a wonderful community. Best wishes
for a safe, relaxing and enjoyable holiday break with your
family and friends. Remember Active April is upon us and
with this lovely weather it is a great opportunity to get
outside and be active together.
Care of the school and grounds during the holiday
break
If parents see any untoward happenings in the grounds
during the holidays please call the Police on 000 if there is
a need for immediate assistance and report to
Warrandyte Police on 9844 3231 or Doncaster Police on
98841 9333.
Mrs Daniel
PRINCIPAL
COMMUNITY NEWS
ANZAC BADGES
We are currently selling a variety of
Anzac badges, wrist bands and bag
tags in support of Anzac Day on
Saturday the 25th April. Prices start
from $1 -$5 although any donation is
much appreciated.
MERIT AWARDS
Foundation D
Olivia H
Foundation O
Indi C
1K
Charlise D, Lucy G
1P
Felix H
2G
Bonnie S
2M
Chris J
2W
Tyson K, Ben S
3Q
Lucas M
3/4D
Charlie L
4D
Amy H
5O
Tanisha D
5W
Ming Han L
6AB
Hayley B
6CB
Ryan K
SNACK SHACK
TERM DATES 2015
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
Term 4
29/01/15 - 27/03/15
13/04/15 - 26/06/15
13/07/15 - 18/09/15
05/10/15 - 18/12/15
CURRICULUM DAYS
Monday, 13th April
Monday, 13th July
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Good Friday - 3rd April
Easter Monday - 6th April
CURRENT NOTICES
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Y1 Coopers Settlement Excursion
School Tennis Trials
Reminder
Tomorrow, Friday 27th
March will be a normal
Canteen day although some
items may be unavailable
due to it being the last day
of term.
I wish everyone a Happy
Easter and look forward to seeing you next term.
Mrs Schaper
Canteen Manager
ASSEMBLY PHOTOS
If you would like a photo emailed to you of your child
receiving an award at assembly, please contact Mr Paul
via email [email protected]
Please allow two weeks for the photos to be sent to
you
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Results Round 7
INTERSCHOOL SPORT
Opposition
SCHOOL
Your SCHOOL
Interschool Sport Round 8
POPS v - Wonga Park PS Friday 27th March,
2015
(Melways Map 24 H9)
HOME:
Open Basketball,
Girls Basketball, Open
Teeball,
Girls Teeball
AWAY:
Kanga Cricket,
Volleystars,
Bat Tennis
WONGA PARK RESERVE:
Open Rounders,
Girls Rounders
Park
Orchards PS
SCORE
26
25
19
31
17
3 sets
55
34
12
versus
BAT TENNIS
TEE BALL OPEN
TEE BALL GIRLS
Dorset PS
SCORE
26
5
28
ROUNDERS
GIRLS
ROUNDERS
OPEN
17
VOLLEYSTARS
0 sets
CRICKET
BASKETBALL
OPEN
BASKETBALL
GIRLS
6
67
12
22
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JUNIOR SCHOOL COUNCIL
GOOD FRIDAY
APPEAL
CASUAL DRESS DAY GOLD COIN
DONATION
Friday 27th MARCH, 2015
All money donated will go toward the Good
Friday Appeal.
Thank you for your support of this worthy cause.
WISE ONES
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