Firstly, I wanted to thank those people for the well wishes over the past week. Yes, I am well on the mend and really enjoying being back at school with our wonderful students, staff and families.
ANZAC Day is rapidly approaching. We will be hosting an ANZAC Day service here at Clifton Springs Primary School this Friday at assembly from 2:45 pm. Parents and families are more than welcome to join us. ANZAC badges and wristbands are on sale this week from the office. On Friday, the School Captains and I will also be attending the Geelong Schools ANZAC Day service at Johnstone Park, which is attended by a number of dignitaries from across the district.
Clifton Springs Primary School works hard to engage our students and one of the key ways we do this is through our lunchtime activities run by our staff. Lunchtime activities kicking off next week include: Monday 1:10- 1:30 - 3-6 distance running on the bottom oval with Mrs Hales and Mrs Tolley 1:30-1:50 Robotics club with Mr McCredden and Chris Dunn Tuesday - 1:10-1:30 Kellie Hewson to run Board Games, quiet reading and colouring in the library Wednesday—1:10-1:30 Meditation/Pilates with Ms McKinley Thursday—1:30-1:50 Mandalas and colouring In with Mrs Petersen and Miss Murray in the art room Friday—1:10-1:30 for 5/6s only Bike Club with Mr Hanson to build on their Bike Ed skills School Council Meeting Next Tuesday Next Tuesday is our School Council meeting for the month of April. I look forward to seeing all of our School Councillors at the 7pm meeting.
Passive Play Area
Thanks to the wonderful work by Tammy Corless, our passive play area outside the staff room and all of our “just right learning zone” boxes have all been topped up with new goodies to assist our student in self regulating. These are in every class and are available for the students to use in class. The passive play area is great for students who want to find something quiet to play with at lunch time.
Response to Year 5/6 Camp Surveys
Many thanks to the large number of families who responded with their preferences regarding the duration of the Year 5/6 Melbourne camp. Over 50 families responded with roughly 1/3 opting for the 4 night camp, just under 2/3 opting for the 2 night camp and a handful happy with either. As a result, we have reduced the camp for this year back to a 2 night / 3 day camp from Wednesday September 7th to Friday September 9th. More information will be coming home shortly.
There has been a reported case of a tick having been found on a student. If you want to know more information about Ticks and how to remove them please follow this link. http://www.health.gov.au/ internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/ohp-tick-bite-prevention.htm Alternatively see your Doctor.
Education Week May 16th – 21st
Fliers regarding our 2017 Prep tours held during Education Week, will go home this week to all 4 year old children attending local Pre-Schools and Childcare centres. More information will be coming home to our parents about the activities and events we will be hosting to celebrate Education Week with our current families as well, so stay tuned for that. Essentially the current dates are as follows. Monday -Kids Matter day – more details to follow Tuesday – House Aths for Yr 3-6 at Landy Field and an evening tour 5.30-6.30pm dependent on numbers Wednesday—2017 Prep tour 2-3pm Thursday – 2017 Prep tour 9.15-10.15am Friday Open Day 9-12pm
Congratulations to Chloe
One of our students Chloe Jackson, competed as a member of the Just Brass Youth Band, in the National Brass Band Championships held in Adelaide over the Easter break . Chloe’s Band won the National Junior B grade Category which is wonderful news. Congratulations to Chloe and the band on a wonderful effort. If you have a wonderful achievement you would like to share, please email us at - firstname.lastname@example.org or link via our app or website as we would love to hear from you.
Until next week I wish everyone a wonderful week and remind all families that maximising attendance is a critical factor in your child achieving their potential so, remember it’s not OK to be away unless you’re sick.