Labour Day Holiday Monday 8th March
Please remember there is no school on Monday for the Labour Day long weekend. On Tuesday we have student/parent/teacher interviews (see below) so we will be back to normal procedures on Wednesday. This will be the first Wednesday for preps.
Our student/parent/teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday March 9th, the day after the Labour Day Holiday. Interviews will be face to face.
Students will only attend their conference on that day. On Tuesday we will be ringing the bell every 15 minutes to signify the time for the next interview. Parents and teachers will use this opportunity to share about the students. Please make sure that while you are waiting for your time you socially distance and wear a mask. We will use our interview sheets for contact tracing details if needed. For new families to our school, this is an opportunity to further build the home/school partnership. The conference will be an opportunity to share information and discuss goals. Bookings will close on today at 4pm.
Nick Wakeling presented our Captain badges on Friday 26th February. This is always an important milestone for our leaders. Congratulations. Photos and recordings were taken and captains will be able to bring a USB to take them home.
Tomorrow all year 5/6 students will be involved in a leadership day at school. We believe that all students are leaders and we know this day will provide many skills and teaching points for all students.
Just a reminder that if your child is unwell please keep them home to recover. Children who exhibit possible Covid19 symptoms will be sent home, along with their siblings. If a child has a test they will need to be cleared and free from symptoms. A medical clearance will only be needed if the symptoms linger after clearance. As you would appreciate, these things can move quickly and would impact on many people in our community.
Parent Helpers Course
Thank you to all those who have expressed interest in the course. If you missed the notice please contact Wendy Barr on the school email address to become involved. As parents we all know how important it is to develop some skills to work with students in the home setting or volunteering at school. It’s great to have so many people interested. I know parents/carers will really benefit from this experience.
Mobile Device Policy
All DET schools in Victoria are required to have a mobile phone/device policy. The new policy was official as of December 2019. Our policy covers all devices. Over the summer break we have noticed that a number of children received smart watches at Christmas time. We completely understand why some parents favour these for before and after school times when their children may be walking. At school, these functions need to be turned off for the period between 9am and 3.30pm. This is managed by parents/carers in the settings of the watch. If your child is wearing one please adjust the settings. Whilst students are at school we need to support them in whatever ways are necessary. Any student that has an issue of illness, wellbeing or anything else needs to see a teacher or the office so that we can support them appropriately. Thank you for your support in this. Please have a look at our policy through the link, Mobile Device Policy or it is available on our website.
School Photos will be on Friday 19th March. Make sure you organise a polo shirt with a logo for the day. It is a Friday so if your child wants to wear their sports shirt make sure they have the polo as well. The information for photos is in the newsletter and notification has been on Compass. Call the office if you need any further assistance. You will need to order by the due date or you may incur an additional fee.
Don’t forget to consider visiting Klad for your uniforms for the cooler weather. The track pants for girls are now in stock. It’s a great facility to try on for sizes and organise what you need. Uniform gives us all a sense of belonging and pride in our school.
Hair that falls below the shoulder does need to be tied up to help prevent head lice and is a safety issue. This does apply to all students.
Monday 19th April - First day of Term 2
Wednesday 21st April- School Council meeting
Friday 23rd April- 1/2 Healesville Sanctuary
Saturday 1st May - Prep 2022 Open Day
Thursday 6th May - GNPA Mothers day stall
Tuesday 11th May, Wednesday 12th May, Thursday 13th May Naplan
Wednesday 19th May School Council meeting
Friday 21st May District Cross Country
Wednesday 26th May-Friday 28th May 5/6 Camp
Tuesday 1st June Divisional Cross Country
Wednesday 2nd June- 5/6 Winter Sport
Monday 14th June- Queens Birthday Public Holiday
Tuesday 15th June Regional Cross Country
Wednesday 16th June School Council meeting
Friday 18th June - GNPA Colour Run
Friday 25th June- Last day of School- School Finishes at 2.30pm
Monday 12th July- First day of Term3
Monday 19th July- Dental Van
Wednesday 21st July- School Council meeting
Friday 30th July- House Athletics
Monday 16th - Friday 20th August- 3/4 Camp- 2 Groups
Wednesday 18th August- School Council meeting
Thursday 2nd September -District Athletics
Wednesday 15th September- School Council meeting
Friday 17th September- Term 4 ends- School Finishes at 2.30pm
Monday 4th October - Term 4 Starts
Wednesday 6th October -5/6 Summer Sport
Thursday 7th October - Divisional Athletics
Wednesday 20th October- School Council meeting
Thursday 21st October- Regional Athletics
Monday 1st November- Curriculum day (to be confirmed)
Tuesday 2nd November- Melbourne Cup Public Holiday
Friday 12th November- Movie Night
Tuesday 7th December- Year 6 Transition day
Friday 17th December- Last day of Term 4
Students of the Week
Congratulations to the following students who received Student of the Week:
|PREP C||James K||Resilience||For being brave and coming to school with a big smile on his face. Keep it up!|
|PREP A||Maddie C||Resilience||For being brave and participating in all school activities with great enthusiasm. Terrfic job!|
|1/2D||Indi C||Excellence||For having such a positive attitude towards her school work.|
|1/2B||Kade W||Excellence||For demonstrating excellence by being a strong role model for all his classmates.|
|1/2GN||Grace L||Resilience||For demonstrating resilience during our Play Is The Way games this week.|
|1/2KC||Bella H||Excellence||For having such a positive attitude towards her school work.|
|3/4D||Indigo M-G||Respect||For repecting others opinions and ideas.|
|3/4B||Adam F||Integrity||Always choosing to control your actions. You are a role model to everyone in our grade.|
|3/4E||Kirra F||Excellence||For always striving to do her personal best in all her work. Keep it up!|
|3/4K||Ruby P||Resilience||For trying her best and never giving up.|
|3/4F||Monique S||Respect||For always showing resect to her teachers and peers.|
|5/6O||Daniel G||Integrity||Always showing integrity by being a great role model in our grade.|
|5/6A||Cannon H||Excellence||for challenging himself to improve his handwriting.|
|5/6G||Hayley V||Resect||For consistently showing kindness and respect to all of her classmates and teachers.|
|5/6I||Jett J-P||Excellence||for challenging himself with factors and multiples in maths.|
|5/6S||Jacinta G||Respect||for showing respect by stopping her learning to assist others.|
Students of the Week
Congratulations to the following students who received Student of the Week:
|PREP C||Lennox J-M||Excellence||For showing great whole body listening during learning time. Keep it up!|
|PREP A||Rishi B||Excellence||For striving for excellence in his writing by working hard to stretch the sounds out in words.|
|1/2D||Jesse H||Excellence||For showing continued enthusiasm in all leanring activities.|
|1/2B||Ollie A||Resileince||For showing resilience during all areas of our learning this week!|
|1/2N||Enock C||Excellence||For striving for excellence in all maths tasks this week.|
|1/2KC||Logan H-H||Excellence||For consistently taking initative and helping his peers during learning.|
|3/4D||Desmond V||Excellence||For showing persistance and resilience with his learning.|
|3/4B||Ellie M||Respect||Consistently maintaining focus in all classroom activities.|
|3/4E||Anouk C||Excellence||For using descriptive words in her narrative writing.|
|3/4K||Ollie A||Excellence||For working hard to understand our inquiry topic.|
|3/4F||Amelie N||Excellence||For her hard work in describing problems and solutions in narrative texts.|
|5/6O||Jade D||Excellence||For working hard to challenge herself during our maths goals.|
|5/6A||Riely H||Excellence||Working well with his peers in a group.|
|5/6G||Matilda D||Excellence||For challenging herself when working on our maths goals.|
|5/6I||Neve J-B||Excellence||For challenging herself with our maths goals. Well done!|
|5/6S||Lucy C||Excellence||For challenging herself to create strong writing ideas.|
|MUSIC||Zachary W||Integrity||For showing initiative and moving the cushions so no-one trips over them.|
|ART||Clementine C||Respect||For always being respectful and kind in the Artroom.|
|PHYSICAL EDUCATION||Jett J P||Excellence||For striving to achieve his personal best in PE.|
Ferntree Gully North Primary School believes that the actions we undertake at school will influence the school community’s beliefs and behaviour about sustainability. Congratulations to Adaya P, Talwyn G, Tallulah C and Lucy C who are our Enviro Leaders for 2021.
Our Environmental Leaders work towards reducing our ecological footprint by establishing and maintaining sustainable practices at school, and educating the school community. The ideas put forward by these students to reduce waste and increase recycling included a Garbage Gang, Nude Food Mondays and Waste Free Wednesdays, water saving ideas and a House competition to see who can bring in most recyclables from home.
Keep your eyes out for our sustainability projects which will be promoted in this newsletter and around the school.
On Wednesday 24th February, 29 of our students competed at the District Swimming Event. Many thanks to our wonderful parent helpers. Our students modelled our school values of excellence, integrity, respect and resilience.
Here are the placings:
Angus S-1st freestyle, 1st butterfly, 2nd backstroke
Eli L-2nd butterfly
Monique S-2nd breastroke, 2nd butterfly
Hannah M-3rd butterfly
Toby A- 1st breastroke, 2nd freestyle, 2nd backstroke
Jade J - 1st freestyle, 2nd backstroke
Talwyn G-2nd freestyle, 3rd breastroke
Adaya P - 3rd freestyle, 1st backstroke
Will K -2nd backstroke
Luke M - 3rd breastroke, 3rd butterfly
Ava X- 1st freestyle
Claire P -3rd freestyle, 1st backstroke, 1st breastroke
Chelsea S -2nd freestyle, 2nd backstroke, 2nd breastroke
Amelia C-3rd backstroke
Well done to all our students at Divisional Swimming on Wednesday 3rd March. It was a chilly day for swimming at Croydon Outdoor Pool but our swimmers were resilient and strove to achieve their personal best. We have five very excited swimmers who have made it through to the Regional Swimming Event on Friday 12th March.
Adaya P- 2nd 50m Backstroke
Will K- 2nd 50m Backstroke
Claire P- 1st 50m Backstroke
Monique S- 1st 50m Butterfly
Hannah M- 2nd 50m Butterfly
GNPA - Gully North Parents Association
Ferntree Gully North Primary School
Nick Wakeling office, has given the opportunity for the children in his electorate to participate in his Easter Colouring competition.
Please see attached: 2021 Easter Colouring Competition Darrell Lea Nick Wakeling MP
Darrell Lea has kindly donated two Chocolate Easter prizes for the two overall winners of each age group (0-8yrs) & (8yrs and over) of this competition that will run on Facebook/Insta in conjunction with Darrell Lea.
Per Age Group
1st Prize (8yrs and over) Easter Hamper
2nd Prize (0-8yrs) Easter Hamper
Entries Close Thursday, 25 March 2021 at 5pm
COMPETITION will be Judged on Friday, 26 March 2021
WINNERS will be ANNOUNCED on Saturday, 27 March 2021 at the Easter Egg Hunt & via email/contact number
Entries can be returned by
Darrell Lea Outlet – 881-883 Wellington Road, Rowville
Nick Wakeling MP - Unit 4, 91 Dorset Road, Ferntree Gully
Post: PO Box 551, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156
TXT: Take a photo and txt to - 0488 773 820
Darrell Lea Outlet in Rowville has also organised an Easter Egg Hunt. Tickets for the Easter Egg Hunt https://fb.me/e/2i18JbdzQ