From term 3, students who are not in uniform, will receive a reminder slip to wear correct uniform. If you are not sure please visit the Klad Sports store in Rowville and you have the opportunity to try on all items before purchase. https://www.kladsport.com.au/collections/ferntree-gully-north-primary-school Going forward we will be working out a system where parents will have the opportunity for second hand swapping or purchasing.
If you have a child starting prep in 2022 please see the office for an enrolment form. We encourage families to enrol as soon as possible to assist with our planning. It seems a long way away but we are already putting measures in place for next year. If you know anyone in the community who would like a tour, please get them to contact the office to book a time. If parents have had a tour we encourage them to enrol as soon as possible as we are already planning for 2022.
Congratulations to staff and students for a successful Naplan week. All students managed themselves well and results will come to parents in August/September. Please remember that most of the testing is a multiple choice experience and is a snapshot of a period of time in the day. Teachers will use this information to add to their data and knowledge of your children.
Education Week activities
The year our Education Week activities have been spread out. We have had two open mornings for prep students for 2022, a morning tea on the green for prep mums celebrating Mother’s Day and we have our Expos coming up. Expos are an opportunity for parents/special people to come into the classroom and see what their child or the class has been working on. This year we will hold them in the last week of term. Parents with surnames A-K will come on Tuesday June 22 2.45-3.30 and parents with surnames L-Z on Thursday June 24 2.45-3.30. Parents will need to sign in at each classroom door for contact tracing purposes. We will notify you closer to the time whether masks are required. Please come along and share in the fantastic work our students have been doing.
National Boys Choir
The National Boys Choir has opportunities for boys to audition. If you are interested there is information available at the following website or contact the office on the phone number provided. www.nationalboyschoir.com.au email@example.com or phone 9872 4480.
We have heard back from Camp. The children are having a fabulous time even though there has been some rain. Watch out on the school Facebook page and Compass for some photos. There will be Compass notifications on Friday updating you on pick up teams.
The 5/6 winter sports day is coming up. Good luck to all students.
Life Education has been a big success with all students and classes. Make sure you ask your child something they might have learned at their session.
District Cross Country
Congratulations to all students who participated in the District Cross Country last week. They were fabulous with everyone finishing and some great placings including one student who volunteered to be a last minute fill in who not only finished but has gone through to the next round.
Friday 30th July- House Athletics
Wednesday 11 August- Student/ Parent/Teacher Conferences 12.00pm-8.00pm Students attend for their interviews.
Monday 16th - Friday 20th August- 3/4 Camp- 2 Groups
Wednesday 18th August- School Council meeting
Thursday 26th August- Book Week Parade
Thursday 2nd September -District Athletics
Wednesday 15th September- School Council meeting
Friday 17th September- Term 3 ends- School Finishes at 2.30pm
Monday 4th October - Term 4 Starts
Wednesday 6th October -5/6 Summer Sport
Thursday 7th October - Divisional Athletics
Friday 15th October- Art Show and 5/6 Market Day 2.00pm-5.00PM
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
|PREP C||Sam W||Excellence||For writing a great recount during Big Write this week. Well done mate!|
|PREP A||Hannah M||Excellence||For striving for excellence when learning her magic words in reading and writing. Amazing job!|
|1 /2 B||Xavier T||Excellence||For striving for excellence while reading challenging texts - amazing work Xave!|
|1 /2 C||Willow W||Excellence||For demonstrating excellence in your Big Write this week. Great work Willow!|
|1 /2 D||Blake K||Excellence||For demonstrating excellence in your Big Write this week. Well done Blake!|
|1 /2 N||Hayden B||Respect||For making strong choices and and being respectful towards others this week.|
|3 /4D||Olivia L||Respect||For always showing respect to her peers and teachers at all times.|
|3 /4B||Eva D||Excellence||For your detailed lifecycle and reflection in Inquiry|
|3 /4E||Clementine C||Resilience||For demonstrating resilience with her emotions during Naplan - Fantastic work!|
|3 /4K||Michelle N||Excellence||For presenting an excellent homework presentastion to the class, well done!|
|3 /4F||Adele F||Excellence||For demonstrating excellence during literacy by being a champion speller!|
|5 /6 O||Samuel A||Respect||For showing respect and tolerance to his classmates during Play Is The Way games!|
|5 /6A||Amelia C||Excellence||For consistently applying herself in all learning areas.|
|5 /6G||Seb L||Excellence||For showing initiative and asking for help when needed in maths.|
|5/6I||Asher M||resilience||for being resilient and working through a challenging situation.|
|5 /6S||Lachlan S||Resilience||For showing resilience during NAPLAN by stepping out of his comfort zone. Well done!|
|MUSIC||Lacey F||Integrity||For being a role model student during music sessions.|
|LOTE||Seb W||Integrity||For being helpful and respecting his peers and teacher.|
|PHYSICAL EDUCATION||Alivia D||Excellence||For excellence in Discus.|
|PREP A||Huddy W||Excellence||For striving for excellence when learning to add numbers together using counting on! Great job.|
|PREP F||Chase S||Excellence||For striving for excellence by always giving his best efforts this week. Keep it up!|
|1 /2 B||Tiago B||Excellence||For striving for excellence when reading challenging texts this week! Well done!|
|1 /2 C||Frank T||Excellence||For demonstrating excellence in his writing this week! Well done Frank!|
|1 /2 D||Violet D||Excellence||For showing excellence when writing her information report on koalas.|
|1 /2 N||Kobe D||Excellence||For demonstrating excellence and for pursing his personal best in all tasks this week.|
|3 /4D||Chloe B||Integrity||For showing integrity and responsibility at all times throughout the day.|
|3 /4B||Elaina B||Excellence|
Your efforts when constructing complex sentences. You managed to include all the different parts of speech!
|3 /4E||Benjamin M||Excellence||For confidently sharing his ideas about food chains in inquiry this week! Fantatsic work.|
|3 /4K||Matilda B||Excellence||For engaging fully and pushing herself in maths this week. Great work!|
|3 /4F||Eli L||Excellence||For excellence in the improvement he has made with reading.|
|5 /6 O||Mikaela P||Excellence||For persisting with her persuasive writing to include wow words and persuasive techniques.|
|5 /6A||Luna L||Excellence||For developing greater skills in the use of vertical multiplication.|
|5 /6G||Jamie v H||Excellence||For writing about the similarites and differences between the book and movie version of Holes.|
|5/6I||Lily J||Excellence||For building her capacity in the use of vertical multiplication.|
|5 /6S||Kaiden W||Respect||For respecting his peers by showing genuine care for their wellbeing.|
|MUSIC||Naiima S & Ella C||Excellence||For demonstrating excellence in your sound composition. Well done!|
|LOTE||Kamryn H||Integrity||In showing care, concern and generosity to a class mate.|
|ART||Amelia C||Integrity||Always being kind and thoughtful and showing the greatest integrity in Art.|
|PHYSICAL EDUCATION||Angus S||Excellence||For excellence in performing Discus.|
Items discussed at school council on the 19th May 2021.
If you have any questions regarding school council you can contact any of the school council members listed below:
Nadine Kamsteeg is stepping aside for the remainder of the year and Kristie Edmond (parent of Dakota in 3/4E) will replace her for 2021. Kristie is the current treasurer of GNPA.
Next meeting is to be held on the 16th June at 7.30. If you wish to attend please notify Sue Dean by Monday 14th June.
Dear Parents and Students,
Starting from Monday 31st May, we are setting up 2 boxes and you can put old T-shirts, long sleeve tops and clean cans into.
The boxes will be in the office. The tops will be made into shopping bags and we will plant things in the cans in spring.
Please make sure anything you bring in is clean. Any questions please talk to Mrs Casey.
Thanks Mia, Chelsea, Adaya and Larli
Mika 1/2C “There was lots of fun stuff to do. I played Pay Day and Connect 4.”
Dexter 5/6A “I enjoyed board games club and I played chess.”
Fraser Prep C “I liked the games. I played Bingo.”
Maggie Prep A “I loved art club because I got to draw with my friends.”
Finn 1/2D “I liked that we got to do drawings together and I would like to do it again.”
Millie 3/4E “It was fun because I got to do it with all my friends.”
District Cross Country was a glorious, sunny day at Crystalbrooke Reserve, Cardinia Reservoir. All of our Gully North students performed well and we finished runner's up in a tight finish out of nine schools. Well done to all of our competitors. A special thank you to our parent helpers. The top 15 in each race go through to the divisional event at Yarra Valley Racecourse on Tuesday 1st June. Keeping in mind each race has up to 80 students, our FTGN kids should be very proud.
Angus S 6th
Olly A 39th
Cooper K 16th
Jesse A 28th
Johnny B 17th
Reuben C 44th
Tyler S 26th
Hannah M 6th
Ellie M 44th
Holly W 26th
Matilda J 27th
Eliana M 37th
Zoe F 40th
Anouk C 32nd
Indigo M G 25th
Olivia L 28th
Thomas S 1st
Toby F 8th
Toby A 7th
Beau M G 18th
Cooper B 29th
Faraz S A 32nd
Joelan B 59th
Bill P 48th
Adaya P 2nd
Jade J 10th
Talwyn G 8th
Jacinta G 36th
Abby T 22nd
Hope S W 26th
Harlie R 33rd
Henry W 1st
Cooper S 13th
Cooper C 2nd
Daniel G 38th
Flynn E 5th
Will K 6th
John W 26th
Luke M 29th
Kaiden W 30th
Cameron W 31st
Claire P 4th
Millie C 8th
Chelsea S 20th
Alyssa H 30th
Meisha S 17th
Amelia C 40th
Ella B S 38th
Congratulations to Claire P and Millie C on making it to the SSV (School Sports Victoria) State Basketball Trials. We wish them the best of luck in making it into the State team.
GNPA are busy organising our Tough Gully Colour Run! We have lots of colour ready to splash about and some new obstacles to tackle.
This year we are raising funds for new Fixed Exercise Stations (to be located next to the BBQ area). The equipment will be a great addition to our PE program and will also be available for public use outside of school hours.
Students will be asking family and friends for Sponsor Donations.
The class who raises most combined sponsorship will be the winners of a Pizza Party and of course Bragging Rights!!
Each class will also have a prize for the student who raises the most!
It's going to be a very exciting event! Tough Gully Colour Run
We are looking for people to help at our next event.
Tough Gully Colour Run
Friday 18th June.
Please leave your name and contact details at the office to register your interest to help. More details closer to the event!
All helpers must have a current Working with Childrens Check. (Please provide a copy to the office)
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During the current COVID-19 pandemic parents are rightfully urged to take a cautious approach and keep children and young people at home if they show symptoms of the virus.
It’s a balancing act if you’re a parent as one the most important things you can do to ensure your child has a bright future is to make sure he or she goes to school every day—and gets there on time. It sounds simple, but it’s true. The correlation between school attendance and children’s achievement levels is well established. The more time kids spend at school, the more likely they are to experience school success.Of course, most people know this intuitively, yet school absenteeism is a huge problem in Australian schools.
According to a report by the Australian Curriculum and Assessment authority nearly 13 per cent of Australian students are missing at least one year of schooling by the time they reach year 10. In today’s highly competitive world, this rate of absenteeism is alarming, putting our kids at a distinct disadvantage.
Current research shows that mornings for most children are the most productive time of the day, with 10.00am the peak period for productivity. When children arrive late and take time to settle as they inevitably do, valuable learning time is lost.
It’s reassuring to know that you can maximise their chances of future success just by making sure they turn up to school every day. And, of course, regular school attendance also helps kids prepare for the workforce, where it will be expected that they turn up each day work-ready. The real world is unforgiving of those who stay away with no excuse.
As a parent: