Brent’s Blogs and Reading Task
You may have checked into Brent’s Blog last week to see the reading entitled, “Towards a Growth
Mindset” by Professor Geoff Masters which I posted on Tuesday. As a follow on later in the week, I posted
a summary of sorts on the article, to hopefully encourage more people to read it. I would love for you to
read the article and post your comments via the comments section of the blog. I have also shared the
article with staff and the School Council to continue the conversation around the work we are doing in
transitioning towards being a more student centred school. Hopefully, I will read your comments soon or
would certainly be happy to chat with you if you drop in to see me or catch me on yard duty on a Friday
Mother’s Day This Sunday
This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day and we wish our mothers a very happy and rewarding day. To assist
with this, our Parents and Friends Group will be hosting a Mother’s Day stall this Thursday with a selection
of gifts for students to purchase, ranging in price from $1—$5. Thank you Parents and Friends Group!
School Nurse Visit
School Nurse visits for Prep students are continuing this week on Monday and Wednesday. If follow up is
required, a letter is sent home with the child.
Environment subcommittee meeting Wednesday May 4th from 6:00pm
Our environment subcommittee has moved times from Tuesday to Wednesday and will start at 6:00pm. I
look forward to seeing all of our committee members here at school then.
Congratulations to our students who competed at the District Cross Country last week. Reports back from
staff were great with the students really reflecting our values in the way they behaved, cheering on their
team mates and showing exemplary behaviour throughout the day. It was wonderful to see how many of
our students ran a personal best time this year, improving their previous years results with some students
showing significant gains. Thank you to Mrs Tolley for her training and organisation of this event and to Mr
Hanson and parents for supporting our students.
As discussed recently, the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy or NAPLAN testing
which is conducted across Australia, will be happening next week on May 10, 11 and 12. A reminder that
these tests are conducted with all Year 3 and Year 5 students on these dates and we encourage all
students to complete the tests. If your child will be away for some reason on one of these days, we would
ask that you contact your child’s teacher so they are aware of this. Scope for catch up tests is very limited
so please make sure students are at school on those days.
Corridor Access Policy
A big thank you to the excellent response we have had from parents following our corridor access policies
between 8:50 – 9:00am and prior to 3:30pm. Some of our students have slightly altered arrangements to
this, as part of their learning plan.
Education Week May 16th – 21st
A reminder that Education week will be held from May 16th – 21st and we encourage all prospective
parents book in for one of our tour events. Current parents, please take note of the activities and events
we have during the week and we look forward to seeing you at these events.
Monday -Kids Matter day – details in this newsletter
Tuesday – Inter House Aths for Yr 3-6 at Landy Field
Evening Tour 5.30-6.30pm dependent on numbers-booking essential. Call 5251 3581
Wednesday - Prep tour 2-3pm
Thursday – Prep tour 9.15-10.15am
Friday Open day and 3/4 Environment morning at the Dell
By the end of today, every team will have a Blog on our school website for parents to have a look at. Go to
http://www.cliftonspringsps.vic.edu.au/ to check out your child’s grade.
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!