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EAST LODDON P- 12 COLLEGE TELEPHONE -03 54368300 PARENT NEWSLETTER. FAX -03 54368321 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org School Councillors : Dale Lewis, Leanne Welsh, Peter Sexton, Rod Baker, Sandy Lister, Sally Ludeman, Richard Hicks, Scott Wilkinson , Rachel Swinnerton, Shane Rudkins, Brad Madden. Wendy Twigg (Parent’s Association Rep) NEWSLETTER No 35 18th Novmeber 2010 From the Principal. Remembrance Day As we would all be aware, today is the eleventh day of the eleventh month and the occasion was marked at the College today at 11 o’clock. Students listened respectfully in their classrooms as the PA system was used to educate students on the significance of the day. This is one of the important moments in the history of the nation and it was fitting that students had the opportunity to observe it appropriately. Booklists Mrs Cail and the staff from JI Paper have been working hard to complete the planning process for the 2011 booklists. These will soon be released and we will be requesting that they are returned fairly quickly to ensure that all suppliers have time to fill the orders ready for the start of the school year. We will always endeavour to support families in purchasing the necessary requisites so please feel free to contact Mrs Cail to discuss your circumstances if you would like to enter into a payment plan or if you have any other concerns about the ordering or delivering of the goods. 1:1 technology Along with the newsletter today, there will be specific notices sent home with students in Years 5,7 and 8. These relate to the involvement in the 1:1 Netbook and Notebook programs for 2011. 2010 Year 5 and 8 students will be invited to be involved in the program for the first time while 2010 Year 7 students will be getting replacement Netbooks. If you have any questions about the program, please contact the College to clarify the arrangements. No money is being requested this year. All payments will take place with the booklists. Ultranet Attached to this newsletter for all families is an information booklet on the Ultranet and how parents will benefit from the new online environment. We are in the process of working out the best way to support parents to be involved and will be seeking the assistance of School Council members as trial runs. Please contact the College if you also want to be one of the first to get involved in the Ultranet. While some staff have received introductory training, we are all very much learners in this exciting new project. Active After School Communities We were very fortunate this week to secure the services of some coaches who are able to offer an after school gymnastics program for the next four weeks on Thursday afternoon. Confirmation was too late to go in the newsletter last week so some may not have been able to get organised for this week’s session. All are welcome and there is a tear off slip in the newsletter this week for those interested in participating for the next three weeks. Step Up Week All students and families will be aware that Step Up Week involves all students who will be at the College in 2011. This consists of a week of classes that gives time for students to understand the nature of their learning and establish routines for the following year in addition to developing working relationships. This will be held from December 6-10 and full participation is required. Hats Please remember that hats are a compulsory part of the College uniform during Term 4 and Term 1. Many students seem to have trouble keeping track of their hat from day to day and need consistent reminders to have it at school. If you happen to see a hat at home, please ensure that it is sent to school the next day to be worn during recess and lunch breaks. Brad Madden Principal What’s Happening Friday 12th November Yr 12 Business Management Exam Ballarat Camp Returns Monday 15th November Yr 11 Period 1 & 2,PE, Period 3&4, Study, Period 5 & 6, Accounting. Yr 10 Period 1 & 2 Maths, Period 3 & 4 Usual Classes, Period 5& 6 English Tuesday 16th November Yr 11 Period 1 & 2 General Maths, Period 3&4 Study, Period 5 & 6 Business Management, Maths Methods. Yr 10 Period 1 & 2 Humanities, Period 3 & 4 Studio Art, Usual Classes, Period 5& 6 Science. PreSchool Visit Wednesday 17th November Yr 12 VET Engineering II Yr 11 Period 1 & 2 Study, Period 3&4, LOTE, Biology, Period 5 & 6 English Yr 10 Period 1 & 2 Usual Classes, Period 3 & 4 Usual Classes, Period 5& 6 Usual Classes. Thursday 18th November Energy Breakthrough Friday 19th November Energy Breakthrough Monday 22nd November Tuesday 23rd November Advance Camp Yr 9/10 begins Wednesday 24th November Thursday 25th November Friday 26th November Advance Camp Yr 9/10 returns Monday 29th November Driver Ed Yr 10 Tuesday 30th November Driver Ed Yr 10 Wednesday 1st December Thursday 2nd December Friday 3rd December Monday 6th December Step Up Week Tuesday 7th December Yr 3/ 4 Anglesea Camp Begins Yr 11 Youth of the Year Transition Day Preschool Wednesday 8th December Thursday 9th December Yr 3 /4 Anglesea Camp Returns Friday 10th December Step Week Concludes Monday 13th December Tuesday 14th December Wednesday 15th December Presentation Assembly 10.00am Thursday 16th December Valedictory Dinner Friday 17th December Last Day of Term 4 Assistant Principal’s News You’d think if I hadn’t written a newsletter article for the last two weeks that I’d have heaps to talk about, but here I am thinking, what the heck has been happening in the last 3 weeks? As I quickly scurry back through my diary I adjust in my seat and think, “I can tell you one thing that’s happened, I rode Mr Leed’s bike to Dingee and back with the Outdoor Ed students yesterday. Note to self: Mr Leed is really tall, choose someone else’s bike next time. A Johnny Cash song springs to mind. The students coped really well with this yet I seemed to develop slapped cheek syndrome, and a bit of sweat back, (too much info?) which hung around for the best part of the afternoon. Aahhh fitness my old foe, we meet again. The grade 3 and 4’s set off today for the same excursion, (riding to Dingee and back), with Mr Smith, Mrs Thompson and Mrs Swinnerton. They looked a bit better prepared than me and their seats were at a more suitable level. A quick note about buses, If you can’t make the stop in time and you have small children and cannot organise for others to collect, then your child will remain on the bus. You are welcome to follow the bus to a future stop to collect the children, but buses will not stop in between stops. In some cases, if parents/guardians or their representatives don’t appear at future stops, students will return to school at the end of the bus run, where they can be supervised safely and then collected. See you later year 12’s. nearly all have completed their final exams now and are wandering about kicking the dirt and thinking, what do I do now. Obviously we wish them all the best and will have some official send offs for them at the end of the year. One of these events will be the presentation assembly, scheduled for the 15th of December and the Valedictory dinner 16th December. We hope to see you all at the presentation assembly. This usually goes from 10 am until midday, and is a great chance to celebrate the achievements of our students in a wide range of areas. Today we paused to reflect at 11am. We had a short service, read by our College Captain Dylan Thomas followed by the last post, one minute of silence and reville. Can I congratulate all of our students on their conduct during this very important time. I think our students really understand the significance of the sacrifices that so many Australians have made and this is evident by the attention that they pay to ceremonies such as this. Well done to all. It feels like we are nearly at the end, with gr 5/6 camp on and 11 exams and Energy breakthrough and other camps just around the corner. Step Up week is also about to happen. Interestingly, other schools in the area are introducing similar things to step up week into their program. Just goes to show, maybe it isn’t such a dumb idea after all kids. Certainly helps to get the year off to a flying start. See you next week. Scott Wilkinson YEARS 9-12 NEWS AND EVENTS Driver Education The Driver Education program for students in Year 10 will be run at Charlton on November 29 and 30. A letter outlining costs and other arrangements will be sent out with students on Friday. The letter asks parents to consider offering to transport students so as to lower costs. The school is also seeking some sponsorship of the program to help with costs. Year 10 and 11 exams Exams for Year 10 and 11 will take place over the period November 17-19. 2011 Year 9 and 10 Program and Electives Students in current Year 8 and 9 classes have been given a handbook which outlines core and elective curriculum programs for 2011. Parents should discuss programs with students and return forms on Monday 15 November with preliminary expressions of interest in programs. Essentially students in Year 8 need to decide on what electives they wish to do in 2011 and 2012. Students in current Year 9 need to consider electives for 2011 and decide if they want to do Pre VCAL courses or some VCE subjects as part of their program next year. Please read the handbook carefully and contact the school for assistance. Shane Rudkins Years 9-12 Sub School Leader P-4 Update Building Strong Foundations Student of the Week For his PREP organisation skills Roscoe during the concert. For great effort all YEAR 1 week. Hamish For giving 100% YEAR 2 effort. Oscar For leadership YEAR 3 during Bike Ed’n. Georgia For terrific control YEAR 4 of the bike during Bike Ed’n. Jo You Can Do It! (Confidence) Prep – Louise Year 1- Haydyn Year 2- Chloe Year 3 – Indi Year 4- Ella An Act of Kindness Award Congratulations to Grace on her well deserved nomination. Grace ran over and helped an injured student. Bike Education As the program draws to a close with the Bike Hike to Dingee, we pass on our thanks to Eamon and Rachel for their commitment and effort over the last few weeks. The program greatly boosts both skill development and safety awareness. Please take the opportunity to continue to practise skills with your child at home. Tuesday 7th December Transition Morning Students travel to school by bus and join the Prep teacher for a morning of activities. Children are to be collected at 12:30 pm. Students may order lunches from the canteen. A price list will be sent home in the week prior to the day. Numeracy Hints Encourage your child to help at the supermarket, comparing quantities and prices to find the best buy (perhaps just a few items as you don’t want to be stuck behind a trolley for hours) and handling money at the cash register. Alternatively, make a short list an give your child some money and a basket and allow them to shop with you. An awareness of the value of money and the ability to add coins together and check change is very important. Reading Awards Literacy Hints With Christmas approaching, books make a lasting gift. Nursery rhyme books are ideal for young readers while older ones may enjoy a special picture story book or novel. Grandparents may like to give a book and write a personal note inside the front cover. It is a gift that will keep on giving for many years and a treasured keepsake. When it is opened under the Christmas tree take a photograph and send it back to the Grandparents with a message. Email it if you are both computer into technology or use the traditional post if you are into nostalgia. That way, both the giver and receiver double dip into the joy that is Christmas. Peter Vernon P-4 Co-ordinator CRE Concert/Breakup Thursday December 2nd 2010 Preps, Year 1 - Year 4 students will be attending, please advice the school if you wish your child to not attend. All parents, guardians, grandparents etc., are most welcome to come and enjoy this concert. CRE Team Leader Dot Humbert Chaplaincy AGM: 30th November at the Dingee Hotel. Starts at 3:45pm Thanks Hayley Lethlean East Loddon P-12 Garden Project Parents and friends of the College are encouraged to attend a working bee next Tuesday, 23rd November, to build a garden and outdoor learning area. Grade 4 and Year 7 students have designed the new space which will be constructed in the P-4 section of the College. Work will commence at 11.10am. A barbecue lunch will be held for all helpers. Work may continue after lunch depending upon progress. The purpose of the working bee is to install garden edging, fill the garden area with rocks and stones and plant seedlings. Some gardening tools will be required. These have been listed below. Please indicate what you will be able to bring, and how many of each item before returning this form to school. We would ask helpers to allocate themselves to a particular job, as we plan to organise small groups of students to work with an adult. Please inform Rachel Swinnerton or Rosie Coleman if you are able to attend by Thursday, 18th November. Don’t forget to bring a hat and a bottle of water. Alternate arrangements will be made if inclement weather is forecasted. Many thanks. We look forward to your support – Rachel and Rosie Please return this completed form to school addressed to: East Loddon Garden Project. ---------------------------------------------- --------------------- Name of adults attending 1. 2. 3. 4. Please circle any dietary requirements below: Gluten free Other: Item How many Job list (please tick your preference. Leave blank if you are happy to assist wherever needed) Shovel Shifting soil Gardening gloves Planting seedlings Wheelbarrow Moving and decorating raised garden beds Rake Moving and raking in stones Watering can Cooking the barbecue Digging fork Organising small groups CANTEEN ROSTER TERM 4 Last roster for 2010! As always there are still some spaces left, so if you’re able to add an extra day to your calendar to help these volunteers out so they don’t have to do it on their own, please call me or the office ladies. If there are any days that don’t suit please use the canteen contact list to arrange your own swap or fill in. Thanks canteen crew and have a fantastic last term of school!! Rebecca Hodge 54366443/ email@example.com Fri 12th Nov Leanne Welsh Sue Thomas Mon 15th Nov Leanne Welsh Tues 16th Nov Sue Pickles Wed 17th Nov Melissa Primrose Delwyn Collins Thurs 18th Nov Sue Pickles Fri 19th Nov Lynda Cartwright Sian Bennell Mon 22nd Nov Lois Dennis Sue Marlow Tues 23rd Nov Robyn Falls Wed 24th Nov Judy Mountjoy Sheryl Addlem Thurs 25th Nov Sue Pickles Fri 26th Nov Melissa Primrose Leanne Welsh Mon 29th Nov Rebecca Hodge Tues 30th Nov Sue Pickles Wed 1st DEC Allison Mitchell Michelle Diss Thurs 2nd Dec Sue Pickles Fri 3rd Dec Leanne Welsh Jacinta Hicks Mon 6th Dec Sue Holt Nicole Hocking Tues 7th Dec Jacinta Taylor Penny Wall Wed 8th Dec Carol Jackson Kim O’Neil Thurs 9th Dec Sue Pickles Fri 10th Dec Wendy Twigg Michele Chappel Mon 13th Dec Tania Twigg Rachael Hay Tues 14th Dec Sue Pickles Wed 15th Dec Rebecca Hodge Thurs 16th Dec Sue Pickles CANTEEN CLOSED Fri 17th Dec CANTEEN CLOSED Community News Pulse: Pyramid Hill Freeza 7-8:30 Kool Schools Launch 8:30-11:30 Disco (yrs 7-12) At the Pyramid Hill Memorial Hall $10 entry DJ Northy & Disco Gold Friday 3rd December 2010 Strictly drug and alcohol free event Free bus leaving East Loddon and Serpentine. Stay tuned for times at a later date. Calivil United Junior Football Club 2011 A number of decisions need to be finalised for the 2011 football season at the Calivil United Football Club. Definite numbers of players need to be deternmined if we are to have sufficient numbers to field three teams (under 12’s 13.5’s and 15’s) Recriting, coaching staff and forming a committee are on the agenda for discussion. We will have delegates from the Senior committee present to assist in the running of the meeting. Your support of this meeting is CRUCIAL. DATE: Sunday 14th November TIME: 2 pm LOCATION: Little Sebation Hotel. 7ups Youth Club Sunday 14th November 5.30 – 7.30pm Gold coin includes tea Cans 4 sale Looking ahead: Breakup Nov 28th – 5pm til 9pm at Falls’ Contacts: Neil or Sue Allen 54365386 Robyn or Colin Falls 54368242 KFC- Kids Friday Club KFC for Term 4 will begins tomorrow Friday November 12th and continues on Nov 19th, 26th & December 3rd. Once again this year we will join the Community Carols evening in Dingee for our final celebration on December 5th. All P-6 children welcome. Remember your bus note, gold coin, a snack and a smile. (Bus note in newsletter) Start collecting your 5c pieces for our 5c weigh in. Proceeds going to World Vision to assist aid relief in Indonesia – see below. Enquiries: Robyn Fall 54368242, Sue Thomas 54365307, Judy Mountjoy 5437922, Anne Baker 54368453 Bus note for KFC Term 4 2010 Date.................................................... My child.........................................................will be attending KFC on Friday November 12th, 19th & 26th and December 3rd. Can you please take his/her name off the bus roll. I will arrange private transport for him/her to be taken home at 5pm following KFC (and 5.30pm on December 3rd). Parent name........................................ Parent signature.................................. CANTEEN VOLUNTEERS 2011 A huge thankyou to our fantastic crew of volunteer parents that help to keep our canteen open for our children. Without them we don’t have a canteen, your time is greatly appreciated. So to all parents new and old, who would like to still enjoy our canteen at school, please add your name to our volunteer list for 2011. Children love when their parents are on canteen duty for the day, it’s a great way to meet other parents and be involved in the school. Also you get a free lunch! Your day starts around 9.30 and you’re finished by 2.00. A Canteen Contact list will be distributed to assist in any swapping of duty days between you. Please return the form below to school by 22nd Nov so roster for term 1 can be completed. Any queries please call the school or Rebecca Hodge on 54366443/ firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you Rebecca Hodge I would like to volunteer for canteen duty for 2011 Days I am available are_______________________________ I would like to be rostered on ___ times per term. Please note new parents will not be rostered on by themselves. I give/ do not give permission for my name and phone number to be added to the Canteen Contact list, (distributed only to volunteers). Name Number Email Comments Active After School Communities - Gymnasitics Gymnastics sessions will be held in the Gym from 3:30 to 4:30 pm on the following dates. Date: Thursday November 18, 25 and December 2. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Permission Form I give permission for ......................................................................................... to attend the Gymnastics on November 18, 25 and December 2. No equipment is required and their will be no cost. I will arrange transport for my child/ren at 4:30pm at the conclusion of the lesson. Signature: Date: Other relevant information: Summer Uniform Order The Summer Uniform is detailed below. Girls Summer Uniform Boys Summer Uniform East Loddon School check dress* Bottle green & gold polo shirt with logo * Bottle green & gold polo shirt with logo* Plain grey shorts Plain grey tailored shorts NO cargo pockets must be at least mid-thigh in length, Black, grey or white socks NO SHORT SHORTS Black shoes or boots White socks OR black or brown school sandals Black shoes OR black or brown school sandals Unisex Summer Uniform Bottle green windcheater with college emblem* Bottle green & gold polar fleece jumper (*only available on winter uniform order, no stock held through year) Green hat* Sports Uniform White polo shirt with college emblem Black sports shorts * = Available from Parents Association Parents Association Clothing: th Items on the reverse of this page can be ordered now. Orders are due by 30 Nov. These orders will be distributed in January on Book Orders Pick-up Day at school OR may be sent home with students in Term 4 if items arrive early from manufacturers. Some items of new clothing are kept on-hand throughout the year at school. This does not include the polar fleece jumpers. Second hand uniform items are also available throughout the year. For either new or second hand uniform in between Uniform Orders OR to try on sizes for Uniform Orders, please ask Sue or Jenny at the front desk. Fabric for the school dresses is also available from Parents Association. Mary Davidson (5437 8330) and Helen Leech (5488 2281) have experience in making school dresses to order and may be able to assist if needed. Clothing can also be purchased from the following outlets in Bendigo: Outlet Location May stock the following Target Boys grey shorts Big W Black sports shorts K-Mart Myer Bendigo Fashion Plus Williamson St, Bendigo Boys grey shorts Girls & Boys grey pants PSW Mitchell St, Bendigo Boys and Girls grey shorts Summer Uniform Order th ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY THE 30 NOVEMBER AND MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY PAYMENT. Please send order home with: Payment: Child's name: Method of Payment (cash /cheque/ other) Grade/Year: Amount Enclosed: Size 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 S M L XL XXL XXXL Short Sleeve Cost $26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $28 $28 $28 $28 $28 $28 Green/Gold Polo Quantity Short Sleeve Size 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 S M L XL XXL XXXL White Polo Cost - $18 $18 $18 $18 $18 - $18 $18 $18 $18 $18 $18 (larger fit) Quantity N/A N/A Size 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 Girls School Dresses Cost $45 $45 $45 $45 $50 $50 $55 $55 $55 $55 Quantity Size 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 S M L XL XXL XXXL Bottle Green Cost $24 $24 $24 $27 $27 $27 $27 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 Windcheaters Quantity Size S M L Hats Cost $11 $11 $11 Quantity Cost $60 School Backpacks Quantity Yellow Black School Iron-On Logos Cost $3.50 $3.50 Quantity