Newsletter April 28th 2010 by hjkuiw354


									                                Grove Gazette
                                 Ocean Grove Primary School Newsletter

  Ocean Grove Primary School
“Learning for Living” since 1891
Principal                Darryl Diment
Acting Assist. Principal Mandy Duthie
Business Manager         Judy Webb
                                                        Wednesday, 28th April, 2010

School Calendar
                                                      Grade              Our Stars of the Week
                                                       PBA     Teia Spiby for fantastic reading
Wednesday, 28th to Friday, 30th April
Grade 5 Urban Camp to Melbourne                        PBH     Ruby Mills for working beautifully all week

Tuesday, 4th May                                      PMC Anika McLean for great listening and learning
Visit to National Gallery Melbourne, Art project,
                                                       1BE     Nellie Stevens for a fantastic attitude towards her
selected students
Prep Excursion to the IMAX Theatre in Melb
                                                       1CA     Jemima Asher for always trying hard
Friday, 7th May
Mothers’ Day Stall at OGPS                             1DO     Lilah Johnston for her writing fantastic stories
Tuesday, 11th to Thursday, 13th May                  1/2MC Will Herron for making the most of learning time
Naplan Testing for Years 3 and 5
                                                       2HO     Thomas Powell for being organised and working to
Friday, 14th May                                               improve his learning
School Pride Day — stay tuned for details
                                                       2IR     Oscar LeMaistre for being kind and helpful in class
Monday, 17th to Friday, 21st May
Education Week and Prep Enrolment Week                 2KI     Elli Campbell for showing fantastic responsibility for her
Tuesday, 18th May
School Council Meeting, 7.00pm, Staffroom              3EL     Sophie Collins for excellent behaviour, fantastic effort
                                                               and always being a good friend
Thursday, 20th May
Open Morning for Education Week and Prep               3SM     Xavier Robinson for listening in class and working hard
Enrolment Week, School Tours 9.00am-1.00pm
                                                      3/4SK Koban Treweek for always trying his best at everything
Tuesday, 25th May to Wednesday, 2nd June                    he does
Selected 5/6 Students to Somers Camp
                                                       4BL     Jonas Johnston for having a positive attitude during
Monday, 14th June                                              Money Maths
Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday — NO SCHOOL
                                                       4KE     Alexander Henry for taking initiative in his learning
Monday, 31st May and Tuesday, 1st June
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATES                            5HA     Lachlan Herron for an outstanding story about a surfer
Whole School Photographs
                                                       6HA     Emily Kehagias for a mature approach to learning
Monday, 21st June — STUDENT FREE DAY
                                                       6KN     Madison Falconer for her consistent concentration in
Parent / Teacher / Student Conferences                         class
Monday, 9th August — STUDENT FREE DAY                  6VI     Darcy Way for excellent presentation in all her work
State Wide Professional Development Day
Monday, 9th to Friday, 13th August
Grade 6 Camp to the Snow, Camp Howqua

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 From the Principal ……
 Dear School Community
 Lorne Conference It was wonderful to be back at school after a busy conference in Lorne on Monday and Tuesday last
 week. The conference focussed on the importance of childhood development between the ages of 0 and 5 as being the
 most essential to language development. Professional Frank Oberklaid from the Royal Children’s Hospital highlighted
 the research on brain development and how the earliest intervention is the most likely to succeed.
 ANZAC Day Reflection I would like to acknowledge Bill Huggins (President of Ocean Grove RSL) who represented the
 Ocean Grove Branch of the RSL at our ANZAC assembly on Friday. Bill was the highlight with a wonderful speech
 about the meaning of ANZAC Day and life in general. He helped the children reflect on the story of the ANZACs and
 their part in Australian history. The children need to be congratulated for their listening and singing of the National
 Anthem. Earlier in the day our school captains Emily, Finn and I attended the Geelong Schools ANZAC Day Ceremony
 at Johnstone Park where they laid a wreath on behalf of our school community (see pictures below). I took the
 opportunity to attend the Ocean Grove ANZAC Day Service on Sunday with my daughter. It was a fantastic tribute and
 one which our OGPS children will be attending next year.
 Buildings Update We have received a further grant for furniture in our new building. We share our community’s
 frustration. Mandy and I are keeping the pressure on the project managers to ensure the best outcome for our children.
 When we have definite timelines they will be publicly shared. I was speaking to the Principal at Drysdale Primary School
 who is under the same impression that their site manager will be coming across very shortly to Ocean Grove to
 commence the project. What the building will look like can be viewed at We are currently in negotiation
 with the company who has our PREP playground in storage about releasing and reinstalling it. I will keep everyone up
 to date on this too.
 NAPLAN 2010 Our school is happy to have transparency around testing and results but as you are probably aware
 from the media the AEU has decided to boycott the NAPLAN tests due to the My School Website and concerns about
 the use of data from this site. Negotiations are continuing between the AEU and the Federal Minister Julia
 Gillard. Unless I receive specific advice to the contrary our school will continue to plan for the implementation of the
 tests on May 11, 12 and 13 and I will keep the school community fully informed as events unfold.
 School Camp The Year 5 children are at the Urban Camp in Melbourne this week. Thanks to Mr Hughes who has
 organised a busy but fantastic itinerary. I will be joining the children on Thursday night for a meal and movie. From my
 perspective I feel it is extremely important that the Principal supports the children, teachers and parent helpers during
 the camp program. I acknowledge the terrific teachers and volunteers who make themselves available to attend camp
 and supervise the children.
 Coaching As highlighted, this term we are beginning a coaching program at OGPS. What is coaching? It involves
 having another set of eyes to help teachers to reflect on their planning, preparation and implementation of the
 curriculum. A period of observation is followed by a reflection session. We have established a set of classroom
 protocols around our classroom visits. My coaching day is Thursday and Mrs Duthie’s is on Tuesday. As a result I will
 be now wearing my Ocean Grove polo on Thursdays. This week I felt a little out of place with a suit on as I need to be
 part of the classroom. Coaching is the “real” work of a Principal that makes a difference to learning.
 School Improvement On Tuesday the leadership team visited Bellaire Primary School and Baden Powell College in
 Hoppers Crossing to investigate learning spaces and structures in preparation for our new building.
 School Pride Day On Friday, 14th May, we are planning to hold a School Pride Day. Planning for the event is still
 underway, but the day is designed to encourage our children to develop a sense of pride and connection with their
 school. Activities could be such as bring a native plant to put in our school
 grounds, have a school clean up or write their reasons why Ocean Grove is the
 BEST school. Stay tuned for more information.
 Good Luck Our best wishes go to Sam
 Allen, Bryce Newton, Angus Benson and
 Charlie Sprague, the boys swimming at
 MSAC on Tuesday at the State Swimming
 Primary School Championship. The results
 will be in next week’s Grove Gazette.
 Get involved with your school

 Darryl Diment, Principal

Staff Car Park
A reminder to parents that the staff car park at school is out of bounds for all of our students – for
their own safety, students are not allowed in the car park.
                       We ask that parents do not park in the staff car park.
 Education Week this year is from Monday, 17th to Friday, 21st May — this is also Prep Enrolment Week,
 when we encourage parents of children starting Prep next year to enrol into primary school. Open Day
 activities are planned for the morning of Thursday, 20th May. We encourage all parents, relatives and
 friends who can, to come and visit your child / children at school during that morning. Also on Open
 Morning, we encourage parents of Kinder children who wish to enrol their child in Prep in 2011, to come to
 the school at any time between 9.00am to 1.00pm. On that morning, our student leaders will conduct tours
 for parents wishing to enrol their child in Prep in 2011. (Kinder students and siblings are most welcome)

                                             School Council 2010
    President Greg Taylor               Vice President Leisha Riddington
    Parent Liaison Erin Carpenter
    Staff Representatives Darryl Diment, Mandy Duthie, Suzanne Halden, Leanne Kelly, Jenny Warren,
    Judy Webb
    Parent Representatives Greg Taylor, David Bastiaan, Leesa Snookes, Helene O’Reilly,
    Lyndie Freestone, Leisha Riddington, Erin Carpenter, Paula Henning, John Herron, Leanne Sprague,
    Julie Murphy
    Student Leadership Representatives Emily Kehagias and Finn Chappell
    School Council Meetings are held twice per term on the third Tuesday of the month as per Newsletter
    Student Leadership Team for 2010
    School Captains Emily Kehagias and Finn Chappell
    School Council Dates — 7.00pm Staffroom
    Tuesdays at 7.00pm       18th May, 15th June, 17th August, 14th September,
                             16th November, 7th December

Mothers’ Day Stall at OGPS—Friday, 7th May
Next Friday, 7th May, we will run our Mothers’ Day stall at OGPS — a big thank you to the parents who have
been helping with this great activity. Those who have been making gifts at home to donate, please bring them
to school by Monday morning, 3rd May so they can be packaged and priced. On the day of the stall, all
students should being a plastic bag to ensure their gifts get home safely! The day before, a representative will
being a sample box of gifts to show the children what will be available for purchase. The gifts will range in
price from 50c to $2.50. Students can bring a maximum of $5 and may purchase two gifts. If there are any
goodies left after every child in each grade has bought their two gifts, students can buy more from the
remaining items.
Mothers’ Day Stall — Calling All Bakers ! If you would like to do some baking for the Mothers’ Day stall,
please bring your goodies, eg truffles, cookies, slices, etc, along with an ingredient list to school on Thursday,
6th May by 9.00am. Your help and generosity is greatly appreciated. Call Erin Carpenter on 5256 1289 if you
have any queries.

Fundraising Sausage Sizzle
On Saturday, 15th May, Jesse, Emily, Johnny, Sam and Brady from Year 5 will be running 6.5 kms
of the Great Ocean Road Marathon to raise money to build an orphanage in Botswana. To help
support these students with this great cause we will have a Fundraising Sausage Sizzle at school
on Thursday, 13th May, the students can order a yummy sausage in bread! An order form for the Sausage
Sizzle will be sent home this week, one for each child ~ orders and money to be returned to school by
Monday, 3rd May. If any parents are available to assist for a couple of hours on the day of the Sausage
Sizzle, please call Nicole on 0431 630 258. If you would like to sponsor the students who are running in the
marathon, please also contact Nicole. Further information and donations can be made by visiting

Social Service Initiative — Can you help ?
Isaac Carpenter of 4BL is trying to collect some footy boots for the indigenous children of Leonora in Western
Australia. Isaac’s uncle recently moved to Leonora and is going to be helping to teach the local children some
footy skills but they are in desperate need of some boots. So — if you have some footy boots you have grown
out of, please bring them along to school and drop them into Mr. Baltetsch’s classroom. Lets try to help with
this great idea. Thank you in advance, Isaac Carpenter.
Uniform Shop at OGPS                                    “Entertainment Book” Fundraiser for our School
Uniform Shop Roster ~ Be there to set up at             Thank you once again for your support of this activity.
8.40am. On duty this Friday, 30th April is Helen,       Another Reminder Please return all unsold books or
Stacey and Jocelyn. Next Friday, 7th May, Pam and       payment to school, urgently, so they can be collated
Jacqui will be on duty.                                 and finalised. Thank you to all families who have
                                                        already returned either their unwanted Entertainment
Lost                                                    Books and / or payments to school.
Magpies peak cap, lost at school in last week of
Term 1, sentimental value, gift from great grandma,
if found, please hand in to school office. Thank you.   COMMUNITY NOTICES
                                                        Ocean Grove Primary School takes no responsibility for and does not
Our School Environment                                  endorse the quality or conduct of any activity advertised in this section of
                                                        the newsletter. Customers are required to make their own enquiries and
Each week a group of families take their turn in        judgements.
helping keep our school environment well looked
after, clean and tidy. This week, the families          For Sale 2002 Holden Astra Equipe, 3 door hatchback,
mentioned below have their turn to volunteer to         economical 5spd manual, 81,000 klms one owner, excellent
assist us in keeping our school grounds looking their   condition, very low klms, full service history available, $8,800
best. Please choose whatever time suits you to          (price negotiable), call 5255 2384
complete whatever tasks you feel you can do -           For Sale Black single bed, powder coated, incl innerspring
weeding a garden bed, sweeping some paths,              mattress, ex cond $100. Also Girls 16” Apollo bike, doll seat,
generally tidying our grounds, or watering (using our   trainer wheels included, $60 ex cond. Call 0400 054 736.
tank water), etc. The Environment week runs from        Free Rabbit hutch, heavy duty, call Jane on 0438 561 288.
Thursday to Thursday and the volunteers for this        Clothing / Accessories Repairs / alterations to all clothing,
week are the families of: Annabel 4KE, Bridget          shoes, boots, handbags, accessories, canvass, trampolines,
3SM and Lachlan 5OL Hooper, Miki 5ol, Taiki             upholstery, vinyl, leather, stitching jobs welcomed. Trailer made
1/2MC and Yuki 5HA Izumitani, Blake 4KE,                leather clothing, also motorcycle clothing and accessories, Mon-
Saxon 3EL and Lilah 1DO Johnston, Daniel                Fri, 10-6.30pm, Sat 10-2, Steve Peters Accessories, 52 John Dory
6KN, Jonas 4BL and Ronan 1BE Johnston,                  Drive, Ocean Grove, call 5256 3423.
Riley 3EL and Shenae 2HO Kelly, Brielle 5OL             Custom Made Sleep Sprays to help your child sleep peacefully
and Liam 3SM King. Please feel free to contact          through the night. Made with natural ingredients by Providence
Mandy Duthie, Assistant Principal, if you would like    Therapies, call 0400 824 931.
to discuss what needs doing around the school           Queenscliff YMCA Holiday Day Camp Camp Wyuna in
grounds.                                                Queenscliff is considering running a day camp in the July school
                                                        holidays. To express interest, please complete the online survey
                                                        at or call 5258 1656.
                                                        Bellarine Secondary College Info sessions for parents of 2011
Email                 Yr 7 students at Ocean Grove Campus, Shell Road, on Thurs 27
                                                        May, tours 6.30-8.30pm, 2x30min info sessions at 7 and 7.30pm,
OGPS                      Tel 5255 1340
                                                        call Murray Long at BSC Ocean Grove Campus on 5251 9031.
After School Care         Tel 5256 1898
School Canteen            Tel 5255 5471                 Wallington Primary School Girls Night In / Trade Night just
                                                        in time for Mothers’ Day! Fri 7 May 7-9.30pm Wallington PS
Uniform Shop              Open Fridays 8.45-9.15am      Hall, 610 Wallington Road, $5 entry, site fee for stall holders $10.
                                                        Handmade jewellery, makeup, flowers, handbags, and much
REMEMBER….                                              more. For more info, call Vanessa on 0413 329 966.
You can access the Newsletter on                        Volunteer Host Families needed for International Exchange
our website at:                                         Students, call Nikki Medwell at World Education Program on                                9598 4733, 1300 884 733, email

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