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June 20 Newsletter

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Update 13 Jun 2018

Duty of Care

Can I remind families that our school duty of care begins at 8.30am each morning. From that time classrooms are open, teachers are available and there is a teacher on duty to supervise students in the playground. If students arrive at school before we are able to provide duty of care at 8.30am, we request that they sit under the shelters in the front of the school, or for grade 5 and 6 students, under cover in the stairwell.

Students are released from classrooms at 3pm. Early childhood teachers will wait until a known adult comes to collect each child. Children who have not been collected by 3.10pm will be taken to the office to wait. Teachers often have staff meetings or collaborative planning after school so need to be able to leave their classrooms by this time.  Lady Gowrie provides after school care for families who are not able to collect their child/ren at 3pm. If parents know they will be late it would be appreciated if you phone the office to let us know.

There is no teacher supervision in the playground after school so primary students are asked to leave promptly to catch their bus or walk home if they do not have a parent/guardian at school to supervise safe play.   

Thank you for your support in ensuring student safety before and after school.


Kerry McMinn

CANTEEN - Friday 15 June


Lamb Hotpot: Lamb, onion, celery, garlic, seasonal vegetable, stock, tomato, herbs, pastry $5.00


Apple Yoghurt Cake: apples, natural yoghurt, lemon, sugar, eggs, flour, spice $1.50


The School Association will be running a cake stall on the 22nd of June and we need baked goods to sell.  Please drop these to the office on the morning of the stall or directly to the stall just before pick up.  A labels document will be attached to the full newsletter next week.

We're also looking for volunteers to help out with planning and organising the annual School Fair by joining the Fair Committee. All contributions welcome, if your a great organiser, full of novel ideas or available to help out on the day we'd love to hear from you. Just email the School Association on if you are keen to be involved.


Albuera  170       Byron      237       

Congratulations to Byron!!

June 6 Newsletter

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Update 30 May 2018


Just a reminder the School Association Committee meeting will be held tonight at 6pm in the staff room, enter through the main school doors.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  

The Committee has also decided to offer a 1 day First Aid through St John on Saturday 11th August in the Multipurpose Room.  Pop this date in your diary if you are interested and there will be more information in how to register in next week's newsletter.  Numbers are limited but if interest exceeds the limit we will look at offering an additional course.  


Friday 1 June

Lunch Special

Fried Rice: Rice, onion, garlic, ginger, soya sauce, mixed vegetable $5.00

Recess Special

Apple Crumble: Apples, spice, butter, flour, rolled oats, sugar, custard $1.50

All Schools Cross Country Championships - School Entry Link

The Tasmanian Primary and Secondary All Schools Cross Country events at Symmons Plains for 2018 will be held on the following dates:

Primary – Tuesday 26th June

After record-breaking numbers of participants for the last two years, we look forward to setting a new record this year with your support.  Athletics Tasmania is excited to announce that, for the first time, entries for the primary and secondary All Schools Cross Country  in 2018 will be ONLINE ONLY – the links for online entries have been included below. 

Schools should take the following steps to prepare for the Tasmanian All Schools Cross Country Championships:

  1. Distribute online entry links to students (if students are responsible for entering themselves).
  2. Direct students and parents to the Athletics Tasmania website, where all information about these events will be shared.  The same event information that is attached to this email is also available through the online entry portal.
  3. For queries or issues with the online entry process, please email
  4. Anyone seeking further information about the event should check the relevant Cross Country News Item on the Athletics Tasmania website at or contact the Athletics Tasmania office at


We know there is a lot of information included in this email, but appreciate your support in getting entries processed as soon as possible.  Craig Wallace, Race Director for 2018, will provide further updates to schools on logistics and arrangements for these events as the dates draw closer.



Individual Entry:

We hope this assists with any of your queries regarding the school entry process.

Kind Regards,

Craig Wallace, Competitions Manager
Athletics House, Level 1, 31 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park VIC 3206
D +61 3 8646 4526 | T +61 3 8646 4500 | F +61 3 8646 4544

Growing Up Program Prep to Gr 2

Information Session for Parents and Carers


Dear Parent/ Carer,


Family Planning Tasmania will be visiting your child’s class on Tuesday 29 May 2018 to provide The Growing Up Program – a relationships, sexuality and protective behaviours program.  The program will run in grades Prep to Grade 2.


Growing Up aims to provide your child with knowledge, skills and attitudes to help them make choices for positive emotional, physical and social health.


The program is age-appropriate and topics covered may include:

  • Our bodies and how they work including private body parts
  • How my body has grown and changed – birth to present
  • Rules about touch
  • Conception, pregnancy and birth
  • Feelings and emotions
  • Healthy and safe relationships – face to face and online
  • Decision making and communication skills
  • Puberty changes
  • Valuing diversity


You are invited to attend a parent information session to find out more about Growing Up so that you can feel confident about discussing the program with your child.  The session will also include tips, strategies and resources for talking about relationships and sexuality.


Date: Tuesday 29 May 2018

Time: 8.30 am to 9 am

Venue: Upstairs meeting room


For further information, please contact Kerry McMinn 6223 2268,


May 23 Newsletter

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Cross Country Cancelled

Cross Country has been cancelled due to winds.  We have rescheduled to next Wednesday  30 May.

Update 16 May

 CANTEEN - Fri 18th 

Due to school being closed last Friday orders will be carried over to this week.

New orders are also welcome.

Lunch Special

Chicken Stir Fry with noodles: Chicken, onion, garlic, ginger, seasonal vegetables, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, oil, noodles $5.00

Recess Special

Hummingbird cake: Flour, spice, bicarb soda, brown sugar, eggs, sunflower oil, pepitas, banana, pineapple $1.50


Cross Country Carnival - Tuesday 22nd May at Sandown Park

Parent/Teacher Interviews 

Please book parent/teacher interviews online as per link sent out on Monday, contact Annette in the office if you have any problems. Link closes on Monday 21st May.

Walk safely to school Day - Friday 18th May

Winter Uniforms

There are still winter skirts and puffer jackets waiting to be picked up, if you ordered one of these can you please pick up asap or they will be put in the uniform cupboard. 

Parent Teacher booking link

The attached link below is for parents to make appoinments.

School Open Monday

School will be open on Monday