14-April-2015 - Research Primary School

RESEARCH PRIMARY SCHOOL
1570 Main Road Research 3095 Tel 9437 1917 Fax 9437 1058
www.researchps.vic.edu.au [email protected]
SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
Tuesday 14 April 2015
Tuesday 14 April
Saturday 18 April
Monday 20 April
Tuesday 21 April
Friday 24 April
Saturday 25 April
Monday 27 April
Saturday 2 May
Tuesday 5 May
Tuesday 2 June
Wednesday 29 July
Wednesday 9 September
Newsletter No. 10
7.30pm Fete Meeting, School Staffroom
Working Bee – Eldest child in Prep B, 1S & 2K
1.30pm RPS Cross Country @ RPS, Grades 3 - 6
Free Dress Day – Bring a Hamper Item (not a gold coin)
Interschool Sport RPS vs Eltham Primary, away game
ANZAC Day
6.30pm Finance, Marketing, Education 7.30pm School Council Meeting
School Fete 10am-4pm Set up from 7.30am, pack up 4-6pm
Eltham District Cross Country, Lower Eltham Park
School Photos
Hooptime Grades 5 & 6 at Maroondah
Hooptime Grades 3 & 4 at Maroondah
SCHOOL FETE
SATURDAY
2nd MAY 2015
10am – 4pm
White Elephant, Craft Stall, Pamper Stall, Amusements,
Cake Stall, Silent Auction, Rides, BBQ,
Authors Sally Rippin & Valanga Khoza, Books and lots, lots more.
WELCOME
Welcome to term 2. It sounds from the children’s reports that many families had a great break.
Term 2 sees our School Fete, Interschool Sport, Cross Country, Collingwood Children’s Farm, Healesville
Sanctuary, GATEWays, Education Week, cyber safety sessions for children and parents and NAPLAN, an
interesting and challenging term of learning.
YEAR 7 2016
Parents of grade 6 students have received secondary school information and an Application for Year 7
Placement 2016. Please list all three government school placement preferences on the enrolment form, as
often our school needs to nominate the student to their second or third preference.
WORKING BEES
Working bees have been scheduled for the rest of the year. This Saturday 18 April 9am – 12noon is the first
one for the year, for families with the eldest child in Prep, Grade 1S and 2S. Each family is invited to assist
at one working bee, according to the grade level of their eldest child either on their scheduled day or on
another working bee day that better suits. Some families who cannot attend working bees contribute a
cash donation to the school to enable a handy man or tradesman to be employed to undertake the work
around the school.
GOOD LUCK JACKIE
We wish Jackie all the best for her operation next week and a full & speedy recovery. Jackie will be away
from school from Tuesday 21 April until Monday 11 May.
Geoff Whyte, Principal
VALUES AWARDS
Congratulations to our Values Awards winners, our new awards which reflect our RPS Values of
Respect, Excellence, Sense of Fun, Equality, Achievement, Responsibility, Co-operation and Honesty.
Harry 23K
Claudia 34W
Jocelyn 34W
GRADE 5 & 6 CAMP WARATAH BAY
What an amazing few days we had a Waratah Beach Camp. The sun was shining, the waves were crashing
and the giant swing was exhilarating! Another huge thank you to our absolutely wonderful parent helpers for
assisting us with running the activities, serving delicious food and wandering the dorm corridors at night –
Gayle Doherty, Marnie Roth, Teresa Reibelt, Mary Trigger, John Girdlestone, Steve Turner and Steve
Todd. Your efforts are much appreciated!
Brooke Ampfea Camp Coordinator
SPORT AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
INTERSCHOOL SPORT GRADES 4 - 6
Interschool Sport will commence in Week 2 on Friday afternoons. We play against the Eltham District
schools in the following sports: Football, Korfball, Bat Tennis, Soccer and Netball. Permission forms and
details of draw and venues will be sent home this week. Our first game will be played on Friday 24 th April
away at Eltham Primary.
RPS CROSS COUNTRY
RPS Cross Country will be held on Monday 20th April for grades 3 – 6. Cross Country will commence at
1.30pm and if any parents are able to assist please let the office know prior to the day and meet me on the
top basketball courts at 1.20pm. 11 & 12/13 year olds run 3km and 10 & under run 2km. Please ensure all
students wear footwear suitable for running. Good luck to all students. Eltham District Cross Country is on
Tuesday 5th May at Lower Eltham Park, Division will be held on 10th June and Regions on 17th June.
Have a great week.
Jocelyn Watts
LIBRARY
PREMIERS READING CHALLENGE
Lots of great reading appears to have been done over the holidays with Jesse H. 2K, Ayva H. PB, Angus R.
2K and Danielle S. 1S all completing the Challenge, well done.
Joy Pagon
PARENTS GROUP
EASTER RAFFLE WINNERS
Thank you everyone who purchased tickets and also did a great job in supporting our Easter Raffle. Well
done to the following winners:
1st Ben W
4th Brooke & Dylan W
7th Kilby Family
10th Temos Family
13th Carr Family
16th Jackson S
19th Steph C
22nd Michaela M
25th Mrs Minarelli
28th Logan D
31st Ryan F
34th Roth Family
37th Zak D
40th Franchi M
43rd William E
46th Merino Family
49th Smedley Family
52nd Ava G
55th Angus R
58th Stephen T
2nd Caden AS
5th Miss K
8th Mason
11th Luca M
14th Morris A
17th Doug
20th Leila C
23rd Lillian H
26th Annika & Kelsea S
29th Kleehammer Family
32nd Koray H
35th Sophie G c/o Luca
38th Bo A
41st Eric R
44th Harvey P
47th Abbey F
50th Hall Family
53rd Chloe T
56th Jackie (Office)
59th Noah Willis
Family Prize : Eyre Family
3rd Angus D
6th Jakob DR
9th Jessica Mc
12th Mia D
15th Gemma W
18th Jacqui K
21st Maia T
24th Hilary J c/o Michaela
27th Georgia L
30th Isaacs Family
33rd Ivy D
36th Hannah & Anika DK
39th Lincoln B
42nd Sienna F
45th Kaeden & Baxter F
48th Nathan E
51st Ayva H
54th Foulis Family
57th Max T
ENTERTAINMENT BOOK
Parents Group will once again be offering the Entertainment Book at the very good value of $65 each. The
Entertainment Book is full of discount vouchers for local restaurants, as well as venues and activities
around Melbourne and Victoria and valid until June 2016.
Aristea Porfiri
PARENTS GROUP MEETINGS 2015
Our next Parents Group meeting is on Monday 4 May at 9.10am, in the school staffroom. All welcome. Our
future dates are: 1 June, 13 July, 3 August, 7 September, 5 October and 9 November with the 7 December
being our break up lunch. Many thanks
Rachel Brown, Parents Group President
RESEARCH PRIMARY SCHOOL FETE - 2ND MAY 2015
FETE MEETING
Not long now, 3 weeks until our Fete. Our next Fete meeting is tonight Tuesday 14 April 7.30pm in the
staffroom. Could all stall co-ordinators please attend or if you are unavailable please send a report.
Everyone is welcome to come along.
SIGN UP ROSTER
The volunteer sign-up sheet will be going up shortly, outside the school office. The sheet is where you and
your family can volunteer to help man a stall on fete day. If everyone puts in an hour or so it spreads the
load and the same people do not become stuck on a stall for hours on end. We understand that everyone
works, have children involved in sport, gym and ballet etc, have family commitments and also wish to spend
some time ourselves enjoying the fete day but please think of the whole school community. A completed
roster for the day, with a plan of the school so you know where stalls are situated etc will be sent home
before the fete.
Michelle Walker, Carolyn Sternberg & Elizabeth Shewan, Fete 2015 Co-ordinators
FETE BULLETIN & SPONSORS
A fete bulletin will be sent home tomorrow with lots more information after tonight’s meeting. Although the
fete is only 3 weeks away it’s not too late to be a sponsor, please see the flyer attached.
WHITE ELEPHANT DROP OFF FOR 2015
We will be accepting donations for the White Elephant stall from 8.45-9.30am on Monday mornings, 3.003.45pm on Wednesday afternoons and two additional collection days of 8.45-9.30am on Friday 17th
& 24th April. If you would like to organise a drop off at a different time, or have a question, please call or
text Jacqui K on 0402 522 860 or Josie M on 0438 372 748
We will be sorting through the White Elephant items on Wednesday 22nd April from 2pm onwards and
would love some help, if you have any time to spare (even 30 minutes) please pop in to help out. Please be
aware the storage area under 5A & 45S is slightly dusty.
Josie M & Jacqui K
MYSTERY JARS
Remember to bring in your mystery jars - to fill your mystery jars - Take a clean jar (preferably clear) and fill
with new goods to the value of a least $2. Only child friendly goods please. The Mystery Jar Register has
begun to fill up; currently Prep B is now in the lead with 33 jars.
Mel Jensen
HAMPER STALL
We are holding a free dress day at school next Tuesday 21st April. However, we will not be asking the
children for a gold coin donation but instead we thought it would be fun to use the day to raise items for the
hampers which will be made up to be sold at the school fete on May 2nd. Each class has been given a
different category for their themed hamper, along with a list of specific items required. We will be asking you
to choose one of the items on your child’s class list then for each child to bring that item in on Tuesday 21st,
in return for attending school in free dress. This was very successful for our 2013 Fete and I am sure it will
be again. A note has been sent home with your child (ren) with a full explanation. Thank you.
Cathryn White & Mardie MacDonald
FETE SAVERS & RIDES WRISTBANDS
Fete saver and rides wristbands order forms are on the fete bulletins and at the back of this newsletter.
Orders for fete savers and / or wristbands need to be returned to school by Thursday, 30 April. Fete
savers offer a sausage in bread, can of soft drink or a bottle of water, a frozen fruit tube and a $2 white
elephant item. The voucher is $9 value for just $6 and will not be available on fete day. Ride wristbands
give children unlimited rides on selected rides (see flyer) for $25 with the price increasing to $30 on the day.
FETE BOOK STALL
With just three weeks to go until the Fete there is still time to drop off any preloved books to the library
corridor on Tuesday - Friday. or leave outside the door if the library is locked. If you are fully committed to
help at the Fete I am happy to pre-sell books to anyone who would otherwise miss out on time to browse.
Drop into the library after school Tuesday – Friday.
Joy Pagon
CANTEEN
CANTEEN ROSTER
Please note that the canteen will not open after school on Tuesday or Thursday this term due to the
cooler weather. Instead we will open Wednesday lunchtimes for counter sales, in addition to the Monday
and Friday lunch order/counter sale days. We would like to put another call out for helpers for the Monday,
Wednesday and Friday shifts; there are still many shifts to be filled. Please contact the office, add your name
to the notice board near the gym or contact Jacqui Robinson (0414 362 275) if you can contribute a small
amount of your time. Thank you
Jacqui Robinson
Wednesday 15 April
Lunchtime Counter Sales
12.30 – 1.50
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Monday 20 April
9-11.30 Rebecca McDermott
11.30-1.50 Aristea Porfiri
11.30-1.50 Mel Jensen
Wednesday 22 April
Lunchtime Counter Sales
12.30 – 1.50
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Monday 27 April
9-11.30 Rachel Dwyer
11.30-1.50 Susan Masalski
Wednesday 29 April
Lunchtime Counter Sales
12.30 – 1.50
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Friday 17 April
9-11:30 Cath Sloley
9-11:30 Jacqui Robinson
11.30-1.50 Nadia Lapadula-M
11.30-1.50 Carolyn Sternberg
Friday 24 April
9-11:30 Penny Love
11.30-1.50 Megan Fox
11.30-1.50 Carmie Isaacs
Friday 1 May
CANTEEN CLOSED
FETE PREPARATIONS
SCHOOL BANKING
Our school banking day is Thursday.
Justine 0417 844 493
All yellow wallets need to be placed into your child’s classroom bank bag first thing in
the morning to ensure their deposit is processed. All money should be secured in the
Velcro pocket. If your child would like to join the program and open their very own bank account please go
online to:
https://www.commbank.com.au/personal/accounts/savings-accounts/youthsaver/apply-online.html
OSHClub BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE AT RPS
Welcome back everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful break.
It was great to see all the children’s smiley and excited faces, eager to
tell everyone their holiday stories.
We have organised some amazing activities for the children this term with lots of surprises in store …..to
give you just a peak these include Air dry clay creations, Jet packs, Jelly fish wind catchers, Spattered fish
art….just to name a few…..so please come on in and join the fun, the more the merrier.
Kind regards, Jenni
Activities
Before Care
Activities
After Care
Activities
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Free box
Treasure Hunt
Amazing
construction
Pop Sticks
Detergent
Continuous
Autumn
Snake Dodgeball
cricket
Pinwheel
Thursday
Friday
Popstick Jet Cardboard Truck
Bowling
High Up
Handball
All families must be enrolled to attend the program, remember this is free. Please create an account
online at www.oshclub.com.au All bookings and cancellations can also be managed via your online
account. For on the day bookings please contact the Coordinator direct at the program.
OSHC program phone: 0427 793 936
Coordinator: Jenni Tzivakis
OSHClub Head Office: 8564 9000
Assistant: Carly Mills .
HOOPTIME NEWS FOR 2015
Good news, we have 13 teams of 6-7 players signed up, ready to go and keen to participate in the
Hooptime Round Robins this year. We have requested Wednesday 29th July at Maroondah for the Grade
5/6 students and Wednesday 9th September also at Maroondah for the Grade 3/4 students. Please pop
these dates in your diary to help with transport to the venue. Training for the Grade 5/6's will commence
at the start of next term during Wednesday lunchtime. Once again I will be requesting help from the
Grade 6's to help coach the Grade 3/4 teams so they will be required to attend all training sessions to be
allocated a team once they start training later in Term 3. The lovely Jacki Todd will be assisting me again
this year and it promises to be another successful and fun year of Hooptime. Any queries please contact
me on 0419 310 961.Thanks
Rachel Wallace
COMMUNITY NEWS
DIAMOND VALLEY COLLEGE
We invite you to visit our college and explore what we have to offer your child to support and challenge
them in their secondary schooling. If you would like to meet the Principal, hear from the Junior Sub
School Team and students, and see our facilities then we invite you to our Information Evening,
Thursday 30 April 5.00 to 7.00 pm. Alternatively if you would like to see the school in action you might
like to join a tour at our Open Day, Friday 1 May. Tours depart at 9.15 & 11.15. Bookings can be made
on 9438 1411 Can’t make it – call Allison Bennett to make an alternative tour time.
Diamond Valley College
ELTHAM COLLEGE OPEN DAY
Eltham College Open Day, Saturday 2 May, 9.30am – 2pm. A new school of thought is within your reach
- We are a proudly coeducational independent school. The ultimate tour showcasing the College, our
Open Day is designed to be informative, interactive and entertaining for both our young visitors and their
parents. Please visit our website for more details www.elthamcollege.vic.edu.au email our registrar
[email protected] or call the school 9437 1421
Eltham College
ENDING THE AMBULANCE CRISIS – COMMUNITY CONSULTATION FORUM
I am inviting you to speak with Minister Hennessy at a forum I am holding to hear your feedback on the
interim report. The forum will take place on Thursday 23 April at 6.30pm. The meeting will be held at
State Emergency Service, 58 Susan Street, Eltham (corner of Bridge and Susan Street). Please extend
this invitation to others who would be interested in participating in the forum and please RSVP to my
office by Friday 17 April.
I will then be making a submission to the Committee on the issues raised to ensure the concerns of our
community are heard and taken into account.
Vicki Ward MP, Member for Eltham
DOES YOUR CHILD STRUGGLE TO LEARN?
There is no doubt that both parents and children are very stressed when academic results are low,
confidence becomes fragile. This information evening with Margaret Harley, an education specialist/
therapist, which identifies 3 major causes that block the learning process and how to overcome learning
difficulties. Montmorency Primary School, Wednesday 13 May, 7.45pm – 9pm (7.30pm for registration).
Please RSVP to 9439 7594 by Wednesday May 6th.
Learn Easily
ELTHAM COMMUNITY ART / CRAFT MARKET
Eltham community art/craft market is on Sunday 19th April at Library Place, from 8.30 am – 12.30 pm.
Come along and select a gorgeous gift for Mother’s Day. Helen has fantastic cushions, James handcrafts garden tools and much more. Other stalls this month include sugar-free treats, elegant bags,
jewellery, soaps and flowers. This month Bianca is running “make your own dream-catcher workshops”
on her stall. Check out the market on face book or visit www.elthammarket.com.au
Ann Jackson, Publicity officer, Eltham community market
TOPLINE TENNIS
Be one of first 10 new students at Research Tennis Coaching and receive 30% off your term 2 fees
along with a free racquet. Topline Tennis has been the Diamond Valley’s number 1 tennis coaching
business for over 20 years. Affordable lessons, focus on learning, great for beginners. For more
information please call 9432 3706 or visit our website www.toplinetennis.com
Topline Tennis
FAST4TENNIS
Free sessions at Warrandyte Tennis Club – Fast 4 Tennis: Play Lets, No Ad Scoring, Tiebreaker at 3
Games All & First to 4 Games Wins. Turn up to the free come and try sessions on Wednesdays; 22
April, 29 April, 6 May, & 13 May between 8.30pm – 9.30pm. Warrandyte Tennis Club, Taroona Ave or
register you interest with Judd Harding 0405 475 635, Michael Holloway 0414 095 644 or Craig Haslam
0488 722 538.
Warrandyte Tennis Club
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