Issue No. 4 02/03/2011
CITY EDUCATION PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
– COUNTRY STYLE
Elliminyt Primary School exists
to enable our children to Hot wheels Several of our
become responsible life-long students have had their bikes
learners specially fitted to increase safety
and stability. Shown here are
IN THIS ISSUE
three of our students testing out
their new Hot Wheels. My thanks
Parents & Friends News particularly to Leiza Clifton and
Family Science other support staff for their work
SCHOOL DIARY organizing this.
Canberra camp Many thanks to those parents who have made contact
Tomorrow Twilight with the school about this year’s Canberra camp. The school understands
Sports 6.00pm to the significance of this camp given its location and obvious costs. Parents
7.30pm yet to make a decision regarding their child’s attendance will today receive
a final note asking for them to confirm with the school whether or not their
11th March child will attend. This invitation will remain open until this Friday 4th of
Tennis Trials March. If no indication is received by the school it will be assumed that the
14th March student will not be attending camp this year.
Labour Day – Public
Holiday School Council There are four further positions on School Council which
17th March remain available this year for interested parents. We have extended the
Interschool Aths – Gr4-6 nominating time until this Friday to allow as many parents who are
18th March interested to apply. Parents wishing to be nominated for School Council
can obtain a form from the office. Parents can self nominate for School
Geelong Swimming Council. We are happy to increase our current School Council size so
Carnival please nominate if you are interested in this important role in our great
22nd March school.
Parents & Friends
Meeting – 9.15am House Captains Congratulations this week to our many House Captains
22nd March who were presented with their badges at assembly this week.
School Council Meeting
Yellow House – Acacia (C) Charlie A (VC) Sharie G
28th & 29th March
Red House – Banksia (C) Hannah W (VC) Bradley S
3/4 Melbourne Camp Blue house – Eucalypt (C) Isaiah S (VC) Laura C
Green House – Grevillia (C) Brooklyn J (VC) Samantha W
Water Tank arrives!
Preps Our preps have made a great start to the year and have settled into
the routines of school so well. Their buddies have certainly been a great
support and we thank all of our parents for the help they have given us in
ensuring such a smooth transition for them all. Congratulations to them all
on attending their first Wednesday for the year!!
BER building We are in the final weeks of our BER building and have
begun making some early plans for the transition which still appears to be
at the end of this term. New Interactive Whiteboards and photocopier will
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Elliminyt be among the last additions to the building and I know many students and
staff are looking forward to their new home. Parents will be invited in as
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soon as the building has met all final inspections.
Rockets taking off this week Yrs 3-6. You do not really understand
Phone: 52 315208 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 …… something unless you can explain it to
Fax: 52 321943 your grandmother.
Mobile: 0427 546072 Enjoy your week.
Email: Regards, Albert Einstein
email@example.com David Houghton (Principal)
CANTEEN – them. When new awards are
Friday 4th March, 2011 WHY IS THE VSN BEING given, the previous week’s
The introduction of the VSN will leaves can go home.
Morning Supervisor: provide the capability to
Sallee Sell accurately detect patterns of ANNUAL FAMILY RECORD
9.00am: student movement through, and
Could all families who have not
Vicki Almond departure from, the Victorian
already returned their sheet,
education and training system.
Tammy Woods could they please do so as
It will greatly improve the
Afternoon Supervisor: collection of analysis of timely soon as possible.
Johanna Latham and accurate data about
11.30am: education in Victoria.
The theme for this term
Sallee Sell Students of the Week throughout the school is related
25th February, 2011 to Science.
Family Science bags have been
sent home this week to three
1/2 S – Chelsie H for her lucky children in each
TERM DATES FOR STUDENTS wonderful ‘have a go’ attitude classroom. Please try the
Term 1 2011
4 February – 8 April towards all her tasks. Well experiment at home and return
Term 2 2011
done! the Science bag by the day
27 April – 1 July nominated by each class
Term 3 2011 1/2 G – Emily R for her
teacher. It does not matter if
excellent effort with all her
18 July – 23 September
Term 4 2011 you are unable to do the
10 October – 22 December work. experiment, but it is most
3/4 G – Skye L for her important that Science bags are
mature attitude towards her returned by the nominated
date. It is wonderful to see
CANTEEN learning. Well done Skye. I am
Thank you to all parents who parents coming in to school to
impressed! help their child demonstrate
have volunteered to help at our
canteen. With the assistance of 3/4 H – Jasmaine F for their experiment, but again do
our parents the Parents & working so hard at learning not worry if you are unable to
Friends can continue to run the new spelling words. come. Class teachers will
canteen on a weekly basis. organise for the experiment to
5H – Will S for getting his
The profits from the canteen be shown to the grade.
work completed on time. Science bags will then be
are used to purchase extra
resources for our students. If Great work. Well done. given to another class teacher
you can help for an hour or two 6C – Thomas G for working to be sent home with other
once a month please contact tough and completing all his children. All bags are used by
the school. either two grades in the 5/6 or
tasks. 3/4 areas or by three grades in
WHAT IS THE VICTORIAN the Prep/1/2 area. If you need
STUDENT NUMBER (VSN)? more supplies to re-stock the
The VSN is a student bags please see Mrs Gormley.
identification number that will For the rotation of Science bags
be assigned by the Department to occur smoothly, please
of Education and Early return your Science bag on
Childhood Development to all time.
students in government and Thank you for your co-
non-government schools. The These awards were handed operation.
number, which is unique to out at this week’s assembly.
each student will be used as a Note: Student of the Week Needed for Family Science
key identifier on a student’s If families are able to donate
leaves will be kept on the tree any of the following items to
school records, and will remain
with the student through his or at the office for a whole stock some Science bags we
her education, until reaching week so everyone can see would be most grateful.
the age of 25.
Donations help us to keep House Athletics Sports of play commences 7th
costs down. Next Wednesday 9th March we March.
We need are having a whole day of Week commencing 14th
Fresh eggs athletics. March - Semi Finals begin.
Old knitting needles From 9.15am to 10.30am the Thursday 24th March –
Cardboard boxes with lids, if grade Prep to 2 will have their Preliminary Finals for Under
possible, of various sizes Sports and then from 10.30am 11 & Under 13’s.
Metal washers to 1.30pm grades 3 to 6 will be Week commencing 28th
Old cutlery eg spoons, forks competing for their SCHOOL March – Finals will be
Small spray bottle HOUSE. played this week.
Mustard or bean sprout Children are allowed to dress in Players will need to check the
seeds their HOUSE COLOURS so Internet/newspaper for game
long as they can compete times.
1 litre glass bottles
properly. Children are to have a A reminder to all players –
drink bottle and their hat. please return tops to team
manager/coaches after your
These items can be sent to the
COLAC OTWAY ROVERS
PARENTS & FRIENDS Colac Otway Rovers AFC,
INDO CORNER REPORT Colac district’s new soccer
Did you know that Indonesia Easter Raffle club, is on the hunt for keen
has the fourth largest Donations for the Easter players wanting to play the
population in the world – Raffle can be dropped off at
approximately 230 million round-ball game in 2011.
the Front office. The Rovers have been
people. Indonesia also has
world’s largest archipelago The raffle tickets will be sent accepted into Football
(group of islands) – about home in the next couple of Federation Victoria’s Geelong
13,677; last time I checked. weeks. competition and are recruiting
Indonesian Teacher junior players from under-12
Mother’s Day It’s your chance to play in a
A quick reminder to keep our competitive, 11-a-side
Mother’s Day stall in mind. It competition against Geelong
SPORTING NEWS will be in the second week of teams and be a part of
District Swimming Carnival
Term 2, so we will be calling something as the Rovers grow
Well done to the 22 students
representing Elliminyt PS. for donations during Term I. the club.
Everyone tried their best and Pre-season training for
gained very good results. Ten juniors kicks off on
children have now progressed nd
on to Geelong with good times. Wednesday March 2 at
Johanna Latham Colac Hockey Fields.
Thanks to all the supporters
who came to the pool. It was P&F President For more information, contact
wonderful for the swimmers to Dave Latham on 0417 019384.
see you there. REBELS BASKETBALL
Dates to remember:
Friday 18th March – last
game for under 9 players (a
small presentation will be
held after each game). All
other teams, the last week
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