As discussed, this week will see the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy or NAPLAN testing conducted with all Year 3 and Year 5 students. The students will sit a range of assessments; Language Conventions and Writing today, Reading tomorrow and Numeracy on Thursday. We encourage all students to complete the tests. If your child will be away for some reason please contact us so arrangements can be made to resit the test in the limited time available.
Year 5/6 Lightning Premiership
This Friday our Year 5/6 students will be taking part in our Bellarine Lightning Premiership. The sports for this year include: Volley Catch, Netball, Football and Tee Ball. Thanks to our senior team and PE staff for training and coordinating this. Good luck and Go Springs! Prep Reading Helper Training It was wonderful to see so many parents and friends joining our Prep team yesterday afternoon for the
Prep Reading Helper training.
Volunteers are an essential part of our school and assisting with the important work of listening to our junior school students read is hugely valuable. There is another training session next Monday morning at 8:20am in Prep H classroom.
Healthy Snacks and Nude Food
At Clifton Springs Primary School we encourage students to bring healthy snacks and to keep their food nude whenever possible. Keeping kids fuelled up through the day with healthy, low GI nutritious snacks helps kids stay focused, feel less grumpy and helps them keep hunger at bay. Keeping food nude means that we are not adding to land fill or providing litter that will blow around our yard or unnecessarily fill up our bins. At CSPS we have “juicy fruit” time during the day at changeover in the morning sessions. This is a great time for nude food and health snacks so please avoid high sugar, high fat or high salt snacks during school times and give your kids the right fuel to get them through the day.
Education Week May 16th – 21st
Education week is next week and we have a whole list of activities throughout the week. We’d love to have you join us for the Open Day on Thursday or visit Landy Field in Geelong for our Inter-House Athletics next Tuesday. Education week is all about celebrating state education and it runs from May 16th – 21st . Prospective parents are encouraged to book in for our school tours and talk to our staff and students about what Clifton Springs Primary School has to offer. Feedback on
Growth mindset reading.
As discussed last week I have posted a reading entitled “Towards a growth mindset” by Professor Geoff Masters on my blog and also posted a follow on with a bit of a summary to ease you into the reading. I would love to hear your thoughts or questions relating to the reading so feel free to post a comment on the blog or send in an email to the school firstname.lastname@example.org Year 5/6 Sustainability Inquiry Expo I was delighted to be invited to the Year 5/6 Science Inquiry session last Friday. I, along with a number of parents and students from across the school, got to talk to the Year 5/6 students about their sustainability investigations and we were able to see some of the wonderful dioramas and artefacts the students had produced. Check out some of the photos in this newsletter.
Federal Election and Education
Obviously the calling of an election for July the 2nd has not come as surprise to most people, and while I don’t want to get involved in any political discussions, I would encourage all parents to closely examine the Education Policies of all of the Parties when considering their vote. A high quality State Education system is essential to our success as a Nation and prioritising funding in the area of Education benefits us all.
Aid Bus Tour
Yesterday, Mr McCredden took our Integration Aide team on a study tour to Manor Lakes P-12 in Werribee and then to Williamstown North Primary School. Both of these schools are known for their work on inclusion and the team had a terrific day of learning, speaking to key people at these schools and having tours to see learning in action. Every school has a wide range of students from various backgrounds and learning abilities. It is our job to be inclusive to all and provide the best possible education for everyone. From all reports from the study tour, the things we are doing at CSPS stack up very well, but there were some key learnings to take away which will improve our practices even further. We would like to acknowledge both of the schools mentioned above for welcoming us in and sharing resources and ideas with us.