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Melton South Primary School PO Box 2043 Melton South, 3338 Tel: (03) 9743 2922 Fax: (03) 9743 0986 Email: email@example.com THURSDAY 15TH NOVEMBER 2018 Website: www.meltonsouthps.vic.edu.au Melton South Primary School Mission: Melton South Primary School is a progressive community who lead the way. Together we create motivated, respectful learners who achieve excellence. This newsletter is available from our school website www.meltonsouthps.vic.edu.au or the Melton South Primary School Skoolbag App. Thursday 15th November 2019 Prep Transition 2.00pm to 3.00pm 2nd hand uniform stall 2.45pm in gymnasium foyer Friday 16th November Grade 2A/2B/2E Brimbank Park Excursion Monday 19th November 2.40pm Assembly in Gymnasium Friday 23rd November Book Club Orders Due today Wednesday 28th November Let It Shine—School Expo Thursday 29th November Grade 3/4 Kanga Cricket Gala Day Monday 3rd December Grade 6 Graduation Evening Wednesday 5th to 7th December Grade 3/4 Weekaway Camp MONDAY 10TH DECEMBER CURRICULUM DAY STUDENTS NOT TO ATTEND SCHOOL TODAY Tuesday 11th December Grade 6 Students Secondary School Orientation Day 2019 prep transition 9.30am to 10.30am Friday 14th December 2019 Fees—First instalment due today Thursday 20th December Whole School Breakfast Friday 21st December Last day of school for 2018—school finishes at 1.30pm Thursday 24th January 2019 School office open 9.00am to 4.00pm 2019 Fees—Second instalment due today Tuesday 29th January 2019 Final day to pay for 2019 fees Wednesday 30th January 2019 School commences—Term 1 2019 Thursday 31st January 2019 2019 Preps commence today
STAFF, STUDENTS, PARENTS AND CARERS ALL HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS AT MELTON SOUTH PRIMARY SCHOOL. EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO BE SAFE EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO BE RESPECTED EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO LEARN EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO BE RESPECTED, EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO BE SAFE: Parents/carers are reminded they are not to approach students or other parents in the yard. If you have any concerns regarding an incident that may have occurred please make an appointment to see your child’s classroom teacher or make an appointment to see myself or Assistant Principals, Angela Lanza or Natalie Sadler. SOCIAL MEDIA: We ask everyone in our school community to be mindful when using social media platforms and discussing schools, other parents/families and/or teachers. Gossip/rumours can have a very negative impact on students and everyone in our school community. To support us we ask parents to model appropriate behaviours including those agreed to in the school e-Learning user agreement by not becoming involved in playground gossip about other families, parents, children, staff or any other members of our community. These ‘stories’ can find their way into the playground, causing hurt and disharmony between students for no reason. TRAFFIC AFTER SCHOOL: On Monday night I had to supervise the school crossing on Morshead Street. I was shocked at the number of drivers, parking in loading zones, parking in no parking zones, double parking and parking in front of the crossing. Our students’ safety is so important to all of us and if people could show patience and follow road rules the children will be safer. PREP TRANSITION: Today we welcome our new preps for 2019 for their second orientation. Some of our current prep students will be singing the school song to our new families. Parents will hear from some of our grade 6 students on life at MSPS, followed by a presentation on School Wide Positive Behaviour from our SWPB co- ordinators. We currently have 108 students enrolled for Prep next year so we will start with 7 grade Prep classes. PORTABLES: We are still waiting to hear from the Department regarding when our portables will be delivered. GRADES 2019: Please note that requests for 2019 closed last Friday 2d November. All requests received will be given due consideration. Grades for 2019 are being organized and to assist with this process, we ask any families/ students who are moving to another area and not returning to Melton South Primary School in 2019 to notify the school office as soon as possible. This information is critical for class structure and staffing. We also ask that if you have a child that will be commencing prep in 2019 at our school and have not returned your enrolment form to the office to do so immediately We are looking forward to seeing our prep students today for the second Prep Orientation Day. UNIFORM POLICY: As we are heading into the last 6 weeks of school, students are reminded that they must attend school in full school uniform. If for any reason your child is not in school uniform a note is to be given to the classroom teacher. MOBILE PHONES: School Council’s policy on mobile phones states that students may bring their mobile phones to school if needed before and after school to communicate with family etc. If mobile phones are brought to school they must be signed in at the office on arrival and collected at the end of the school day. I am asking parents for your support in the enforcement of this policy. Mrs Marilyn Costigan, Principal
SCHOOL LEVEL PARENT PAYMENT CHARGES—2019 Melton South Primary School Council have decided that all students will be charged for essential student learning items in 2019. Total cost of Essential Learning Items are Grade 1 to 6 $170.00 per student and Prep $180.00 per student, which include: Stationery Packs—which vary for each level—we have arranged bulk orders to the school to help reduce the costs to families. These packs will be distributed direct to your child’s classroom in 2018. Core Items—student diary, ID card & lanyard and other items depending on year level. Bulk Classroom Supplies—paper, glue sticks, pencils, scissors, pens, markers, independent reading boxes, etc. Literacy and Numeracy—subscriptions for Mathletics and Reading Eggs which students access at school and home. Also includes subscriptions to numerous other ICT programs which are only accessible at school. Classroom Project Materials, cooking and art consumables. We strongly encourage families to start paying for these fees now as they must be paid in full by Tuesday 29th January, 2018 to ensure your child has the necessary equipment and resources to start the school year. If you have not paid for fees by the due date, your child will not have all the items needed to start the year and will have to wait until payment is received before we can provide these essential learning items. Payment arrangements: The school level parent payment charges can be paid via the following options: Cash/Eftpos/BPay – Commencing: Monday 17th July, 2017 to 20th December, 2017 between 8:30am – 3:45pm Thursday 24th January 2018, 9:00am – 4:00pm (Parents paying by BPay do NOT need to come to the school on these days). Instalment Plan – Pay by 2 instalments of $85.00. First payment due by Wednesday 14th December 2018 and second payment is due by Thursday 24th January 2018. Thank you to those families that have paid their fees or have started paying them off. CURRICULUM DAY MONDAY 10TH DECEMBER STUDENTS DO NOT ATTEND SCHOOL TODAY GRADE 6 GRADUATION: will be held on Monday 3rd December at Galli Estate Restaurant. Cost is $50.00 per student which will cover the students meal, DJ and graduation packs for all graduating students. Money is due by Wednesday 28th November and no late payments can be accepted as we need to advise the restaurant of exact numbers attending—please arrange to see a member of our Leadership Team if you are unable to make payment by the due date. Please note that this is NOT a CSEF approved activity. Students are asked to arrive at the venue no earlier than 5.30pm for a 6.00pm sharp start. Parents/carers are invited to view the graduation ceremony starting at 6.00pm—LIMIT 2 guests per student. After the graduation ceremony parents/carers will then leave whilst the students and staff have dinner followed by a disco. Children will need to be collected from the restaurant at 9.00pm sharp following the disco. Dress code—NO DENIM or SHORTS or BOARD SHORTS —shoes appropriate for dancing, no runners please A shirt with a collar and trousers. Age appropriate dresses/skirts.
LATE ARRIVALS It has come to my attention that some of our students are arriving early to school, but are choosing to enter the classroom after the 9 o’clock bell— this is resulting in late arrival passes and notes being issued. Can you please speak to your child/children about making sure that they are in class ready to learn before 9 o’clock. Thanks, Wendy Williams, Attendance Officer BOOK CLUB: Book club orders were sent home this week. Please return all orders with payment by Friday 23rd November. For your information, parents can order and pay for their book club orders online. Refer to your book club order form for more details. SCHOOL BANKING IS EVERY THURSDAY AT MELTON SOUTH PRIMARY SCHOOL THURSDAY 13TH DECEMBER LAST DAY FOR SCHOOL BANKING FOR 2018 OUR BABY CHICKENS ARE GROWING VERY QUICKLY! They have moved into their new coup with all the other chickens where they will stay until they are a little bigger! Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who have been caring for the chickens and purchased and built the new coup with money raised from the sausage sizzles which are held after school every second Thursday—next sausage sizzle Thursday 22nd November.
DJERRIWARRH PARADE Thank you to everyone who participated in the parade and assisted in making the day successful. It always warms our hearts to see so many people give up their time, especially at this time of year. We have a great school team where so many make things like this happen. Many thanks to all the people that came to the workshop to create the fish for the parade. It was a really great atmosphere with Disney music playing, parents and teachers working together assisting little ones and children engaged in making their own masterpieces. It is nights like this, where you realise how lucky we are to be supported by our wonderful school community. A special thank you to Dehvon, Caleb, Cooper, Don and Viliami and those other fabulous students for assisting us make the fish and undercoat them in time for our workshop. The Art Team In Grade Four we been reading and writing poems based on stimuli pictures. Here is an example of one of our poems; Poor old lady waiting for the train, Had no friends, ‘Cause no one came. By Max Watson 4C
ATTENDANCE- ABSENCE NOTIFICATIONS Families are reminded that it is Education Department policy that all student absences and late school arrivals require explanation. Here are some of the ways that parents/caregivers can do this: Ring the school on 97432922 before 10.00 a.m. on the first day of the student absence to provide the reason for the absence and the expected number of days involved. Leave a recorded message outside Office hours – Follow the prompts to do this Enter the absence via the Skoolbag app Speak directly to school Office staff or the class teacher Send a note with a brother/ sister/relative or neighbour Return messages left on house and mobile phones Don’t forget to promptly let the school know when the initial period of absence continues beyond the previously notified day/s. When your child returns to school please provide a note/medical certificate for the period of the absence. This information can be recorded into the student diary. TEETH ON WHEELS Hi Everyone, Exciting news! Teeth on Wheels will be returning to our school for the children’s 6 monthly dental visit’s. To make filling out the consent form easier you can now complete your Child’s consent form online by following the link below. https://teethonwheels.com.au/consent-eform It only takes 5 minutes to complete and by reducing the amount of paper being used, we will be helping the team out by being more environmentally friendly. The date of the children’s dental visit will be starting on Monday the 19th of November 2018, so please ensure if you didn’t complete a form at the start of the year to have this completed ASAP! If you have any questions regarding the consent form or your child’s dental appointment please don’t hesitate to contact the Teeth on Wheels team on (03) 9338 1191.
WHOLE SCHOOL LEARNING INTENTIONS LI—Learning Intentions SC—Success Criteria Year Reading Writing Maths Prep LI: Good readers can monitor LI: Good writers re-read and edit their LI: Good mathematicians can make understanding and re-read when writing. good estimations for Capacity. understanding is lost (does it SC: I can re-read and check that my SC: I can estimate which jar holds make sense or sound right?). writing makes sense. I can re-read and more and which one holds less. SC: I can re-read a word when it check that my sentences have capital does not make sense. I can re- letters and full stops. read when a sentence does not make sense. Year 1 LI: Good readers are able to self- LI: Good writers compare and contrast LI: Good mathematicians can make correct when their reading does items from the past. patterns. not make sense. SC: I can write about how two items SC: I can make a repeating pattern. SC: I can go back and reread a are the same. I can write about their sentence when my reading does differences. not make sense. Year 2 LI: Good readers are able to LI: Good writers can write a poem. LI: Good mathematicians understand identify when an author has used SC: I can use a picture prompt to write the value of each digit. tier words within a text. a poem. SC: I can rename numbers using SC: I can identify when an author hundreds, tens and ones. has used tier 1, 2 and 3 words in a text. Year 3 LI: Good readers identify the LI: Good writers write a poem. LI: Good mathematicians are able to purpose of a poem. SC: I can write a draft. I can edit and rename numbers. SC: I can explain the purpose of a revise my poem. SC: I can rename numbers using poem. place value. Year 4 LI: Good readers can combine LI: Good writers use the features and LI: Good mathematicians can use their reading strategies including structure of an explanation text to problem-solving strategies. summarising to sum up a story or write about their chosen animal. SC: I can read a worded problem, piece of information read. SC: I can write a third paragraph based work out what I need to do to solve SC: I can use my reading and on my animal. the problem and solve the problem comprehension skills to showing my working out. summarise a story or piece of information read in my own words using a graphic organiser - to show the main idea , and the important details from my text read. Year 5 LI: Good readers can identify LI: Good writers can publish a compare LI: Good mathematicians can create different forms of poetry. and contrast essay. graphs to suit their data. SC: I can search for the term SC: I can use the correct structure of a poetry, find a particular type of compare and contrast text to create poetry and teach the rest of the my text, use the text plan on the class about it. graphic organiser to help create an introduction including a hook, general discussion and thesis statement and hook and thesis statement Year 6 L.I: Good readers answer LI: Good writers plan, draft, revise, edit LI: Good mathematicians solve questions using Question and and publish informative texts whole number problems using Answer Relationship (QAR) SC: I can use a venn diagram or division with remainders. SC: I can discuss the different compare and contrast chart as a SC: I can show remainders in division types of questions on a QAR graphic organiser. I can transfer my problems as remainders, fractions chart. I can develop 1-2 different research into the graphic organiser to and decimals. questions from the text that are plan my writing. ON MY OWN.
STUDENT OF THE WEEK AWARDS Congratulations to the following students who have received awards this week. These awards are made to students in recognition of achievement and will be presented at assembly on Monday 19th November at 2.40pm in the school gymnasium. CLASS Name Reason for Award PA Layla Webb For being brave and reading her work at Prep orientation. PB Daniel Qadri For his great effort when writing facts about special places in our community. PC Harshika Mandapati For her effort in writing facts about our community. Great job! PD Aker Riak For using unifix blocks to support her ordinal number knowledge/counting skills. PE Mua Su’a For great work on mapping and using the ‘Key’ to locate places. PF Felix Fleischer For showing great writing strategies; well done on your use of full stops, capital letters and listening to letter sounds. PG Corey Miller-Montgomery For his persistent effort in handwriting!! 1B Raj Virk For always being a respectful and helpful member of 1B. 1C Sehaj Singh For putting in effort on his past and present writing. 1D Denzel Hafoka For his great participation and enthusiasm during our let in shine expo class rehearsal. 1E Harley Learmonth Such a fantastic effort with his writing this week. 2A Goldmyer Hamilton For his enthusiasm and confidence when practising our class performance. 2B Charley Ordon Demonstrating your knowledge of the butterfly life cycle by accurately labelling each stage. 2C Athena Sunga For creating a great persuasive writing piece for her homework task on our healthy eating unit. 2D Alex Hugo Taking responsibility for his own learning by using class time effectively. 2E Benjamin Pale For an excellent piece of writing about his favourite superheroes. Well Done! 3A Brodie Rayner For his dedication and commitment to improving his reading abilities. 3B Omisha Chetty For creating a detailed and well presented explanation text. 3D Mason Mcardle For displaying a positive growth mindset by quickly beginning work on set tasks. 4A Rhianna Blackmore For displaying a positive growth mindset in her problem solving mathematics task. 4B Tom Dawson For a great effort using problem solving strategies during Maths. 4C Xiaosheng Liao For writing an excellent poem based on a picture stimulus. 4D Bailey Hill For being able to verbalise his understanding of a non fiction text by giving a detailed recount of what he read. 5A Parryson Toafa Always having his reading goal on his table and practising it during reading lessons. 5B Don Davis Showing resilience in reading. 5C Isaac Swanton Fantastic explanation of the problem-solving strategies he used in Maths. 6C Courtney Geard Her diligent and responsible attitude to learning. 6D Mariam Alame For completing her role as Junior School Councillor in such a responsible way. LOTE Dorcas Kazadi For doing her best in learning French. PE Astar Hlawn Ceu for showing great eyes on her target and for her wonderful underarm throw. PE For helping run the Grade 5 and 6 Footsal tournament during lunch and having her Jeanette Ndayisenga peers accept her instructions . ICT Janet Olamijulo 6D For showing excellent skills in creating a game.
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