We have had a couple of incidents in recent days where the road safety of students has been threatened. After lock down we have observed that many children have forgotten a number of skills and processes needed for being out and about safely. A number of parents have passed on incidents or near misses. This would be an ideal time for families to get out and practise some skills and remind their children of ways to be safe.
Our apologies about the link to assembly last week. Hopefully, we will have it working ready for Friday.
Today we held our first prep transition session on site. We ran 4 groups across the day. It was lovely to see all the children here. They participated in a range of activities including some outside play. Well done Josh Chamberlain and Alana Aiello for their preparation.
Our students participated in a range of activities for Remembrance Day including an on line service from the Shrine. Congratulations on everyone’s participation. It is important to mark such an occasion and remember those who have come before us. Lest we forget.
Fees and Book Bags
Thank you to those families who have actioned their fees or contacted the office to make an individualised parent payment plan. We are currently working on a plan for the distribution of book bags. After they arrive we will notify families about collection. Again, if you have any questions please contact the office.
Driving past you will see two new signs have been installed for the school. They use our wonderful logo and match our value totems outside the office. They certainly look smart.
Easing of Restrictions
We are all waiting on announcements regarding the easing of restrictions. We are looking forward to the opportunity to run our regular internal transition program. Whatever this looks like this year remember to be positive about transitions into 2021 and support your child. If we have learnt anything this year it is that our students are strong and resilient and that they will move into 2021 with confidence.
Thank you to Sally Sealey
Keep an eye out for the video on Facebook of our presentation to Sally Sealey. Sally has always been a great supporter of the school. For many years she ran our uniform shop. This was a volunteer role and as we know where would we be without volunteers. The uniform shop not only managed uniforms but played an important part of the school fabric as a touch point for families. We take this opportunity to thank Sally most sincerely for her work in this area. She was presented with some beautiful natives and pots by our School Council President, Gareth Whitten on behalf of the school.
Thank you Sally for all your hard work and support.
Dates For Your Diary
8/12/20 Whole School Transition – students will have a session in their 2021 classroom with their teacher wherever possible
11/12/20 Reports go home to parents
15/12/20 Year 6 Graduation
17/12/20 Final day for students 1.30 finish
18/12/20 Curriculum Day – school not open
27/1/21 Wednesday Teachers at school for planning
28/1/21 Thursday Professional development for staff
29/1/21 Friday First student day for years 1-6
1/2/21 Monday First Day for preps - 6
Sue Dean and Priscilla Salter
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
This year’s Grade 6 graduation will be held on Tuesday the 15th of December, from 11:30am to 4:30pm. The Grade 6 students will be having Flame Trees Burgers for lunch. There will be a number of fun activities throughout the day, such as looking at everyone’s old kinder photos, hopefully a disco, etc. The students will be dressing up for the occasion, so we don’t just have to wear our school uniform! Although this year’s graduation will be very different, it will still be spectacular and everyone will enjoy the special day. We are currently working on writing letters and articles for the Graduation Magazine.
11.40am: Graduating students to arrive at Ferntree Gully North Primary School (music room)
12.15pm: Student Presentations Commence
1.30pm: Celebration Lunch
2:00pm: Awards Presentations
2:30pm: Graduation Activities
3:45pm: Book signing with graduating class and Ferntree Gully North staff members.
4:30pm: Graduation concludes, and students are to be collected.
Written by Mikayla A, Josh B, Tilly H and Ethan R
The guinea pigs have finally returned to school after spending 8 months in foster care. They enjoyed their time away but are very pleased to be back at school and all together. Congratulations to Dexter and Harper who have joined Matilda, Summer, Hannah and River in being guinea pig carers. The Enviro Centre was open to Preps at lunchtime this week and they enjoyed patting a guinea pig, feeding the chooks and exploring the Centre. Along with the guinea pig carers Enviro Leader Addi helped out during the session as did guinea pig carer assistants Hope and Lexie. They all did a great job.
A big thank-you to Jodi our Enviro Centre Manager for working tirelessly over lockdown to look after the centre – it is looking amazing and we greatly appreciated her flexibility and her efforts. The Centre will need volunteers to look after the chooks and guinea pigs over the summer holidays so look out for this information in the coming weeks if you are interested.
|PREP C||Blake K||Excellence||For showing excellence by practising his reading strategies this week. Keep it up!|
|PREP F||Bailey H||Excellence||For showing excellence in always demonstrating positive learning behaviours and being such a strong role model|
|1 /2 D||Amelie G||Integrity|
|1 /2 F||Isabella M||Resillience||For showing resilience in her openess to always extend and improve her writing|
|1 /2 G||Indi C||Persistence||For showing persistence during her spelling task this week, keep at it!|
|1 /2 K||Kai S||Excellence||For always striving for excellence in his work.|
|1 /2O||Matilda K||Excellence||For showing excellence in practicising her reading strategies this week!|
|3 /4A||Matilda J||Excellence||For striving for excellence in math and writing this week by willingly taking on new challenges.|
|3 /4B||Caiah N||Excellence||For showing excellence in demonstrating a postive outlook to all aspect of her schooling. You are a wonderful role model!|
|3 /4E||Kian R||Resilience||For showing resilience when facing challenging learning tasks. Keep it up!|
|3 /4K||Anouk C||Excellence||For showing excellence when challenging herself in her writing and maths this week, well done!|
|3 /4S||Daniel S||Resilience||For showing resilience and integrity during writing tasks this week, well done!|
|5 /6D||Dan G||Excellence||For showing excellence and always striving for his personal best during Maths. Well done Dan!|
|5 /6F||Billy T||Resilience||For persisting and always doing his personal best|
|5 /6G||Cameron v H||Excellence||For demonstrating excellence and his personal best during maths this week. Keep it up Cam!|
|5/6I||Miah C||Respect||For always being respectful of other students in our classroom.|
|5 /6S||Cooper B||Excellence||For being persistent and striving for his personal best when exploring challenging maths concepts.|
|MUSIC||Cierra S||Respect||For always showing the utmost repsect to everyone during Music.|
|LOTE||Angus S||Excellence||For excellence at the Enviro Centre by ensuring he is productive and inclusive|
|ART||Isabella M||Excellence||For showing excellence when creating abstract art pieces.|
|PHYSICAL EDUCATION||Ruby J P||Integrity||For demonstrating integrity in PE by offering to help out.|
|PREP C||Levi D||Excellence||For working hard to improve his knowledge of letter sounds this week. Keep it up!|
|PREP F||Ollie A||Excellence||On an overall fantastic week and for working so hard on his writing.|
|1 /2 D||Desmond V||Excellence||For his amazing effort during our Remembrance Day writing activity.|
|1 /2 F||Ruby B||Integrity||For showing intregrity in how she challenges her learning.|
|1 /2 G||Finn C||Excellence||For striving for excellence in his recount writing this week. Well done!|
|1 /2 K||Zaina I||Respect||For showing respect to her peers and teachers throughout her school day.|
|1 /2O||Oliver O||Integrity||For always showing integrity to his teachers and peers.|
|3 /4A||Ryan M||Resilience||For demonstrating resilience during Play Is The Way by not giving up even when things got very challenging. Keep it up Ryan!|
|3 /4B||Asher M||Integrity||For always being a strong role model both in and out of the classroom.|
|3 /4E||Toby F||Excellence||For showing excellence and always striving for his personal best during Maths.|
|3 /4K||Amelia M||Excellence||For striving to achieve her personal best in all areas of her learning, keep it up!|
|3 /4S||Jameson J||Respect||For always showing respect to his teachers and peers.|
|5 /6D||Niamh H||Excellence||For showing excellence during writing for Remembrance Day.|
|5 /6F||Harper K||Respect||For showing respect towards others during learning time.|
|5 /6G||John W||Excellence||For demonstrating a positive attitude towards school and his learning. Keep it up!|
|5/6I||Archie A||Excellence||For making a great effort to complete all learning tasks.|
|5 /6S||Cameron W||Excellence||For reflecting on his learning when completing his Essential Assessment.|
|MUSIC||Ayva S||Integrity||For her persistence, concentration and effort whilst singing in Music.|
|LOTE||Zachary W||Excellence||For excellence in writing numbers in Kanji.|
|ART||Kyson O||Excellence||For showing excellence when learning new skills in Art.|
|PHYSICAL EDUCATION||Grace JP||Integrity||For being willing to help collect the PE equipment.|