05 March 2015 - Fountain Gate Primary School
FOUNTAIN GATE PRIMARY
Prospect Hill Road, Narre Warren 3805 Tel. 9703 1187 Fax. 9703 2001
School No. 5072
Email: [email protected]au
Monday 16th – 27th February
Monday 9th March
Tuesday 10th &
Wednesday 11th March
Tuesday 24th March
Friday 27th March
End of Term
All prep students start at 9.00am to 3.15pm.
No school on Wednesday.
Labour Day Holiday – No Students at school
Ricketts Point Excursion – Grades 1 & 2
Tuesday 10th March: 1M, 1V and 1P
Wednesday 11th March: 1/2C, 2H, 2M AND 2W
Vet visit - Preps
Casey Cup Soccer Tournament – Selected Grade 5/6 students only
Waste Management Session – Preps 11.30-1.15pm
All students will be dismissed at 2.30pm.
Compulsory wearing of hats in Term 1
All students must wear a school hat during
term 1 for recess, lunch and any outdoor activity
YMCA School Holiday Program – Book now!
The YMCA will be running an Autumn School Holiday Program in Strathaird Primary School,
offering heaps of awesome activities, including Swimming Adventure, Circus Extravaganza,
Crafty Wood Work, and more!
Bookings open on 24 February, for full details and to book,
EBM Student Cover – Individual Personal Accident Insurance Policy.
Information is available at the school office for interested parents/guardians.
What help can I get?
The school can offer a range of support options:
teacher working with the student in a
supportive, counselling role
school student welfare co-ordinator working
with the student
What is my responsibility as a
provide a mentor for your child
home visits to identify the problem and help
work it through with parents
Make sure your child:
identify reasons if your child doesn’t want
attends school on ALL school days
to go to school
is on time every day
strategies to help you encourage your child
to go to school
Make sure you:
develop an incentive program to encourage
provide the school with a written explanation
your child to attend school
if your child is away
link with community agencies
contact the school if your child does not
want to go to school
Must I send my child to
arrange doctor and dentist appointments out
school every day?
of school hours
arrange personal shopping trips with your
your child is too sick or injured
son/daughter or birthday celebrations out
to go to school
of school times
your child has an infectious disease
do not allow your child to stay at home for
the principal is provided with any other
genuine and acceptable reason for
Is regular attendance at school
Yes – from the first day. If your child misses
the basic skills in primary school they can
experience difficulties with their learning
Do I need to let the school know
if my child has been away?
Yes – for the wellbeing of your child,
Department of Education & Training has an
attendance policy and teachers and schools
Regular attendance is essential to make
are required to follow up student absences.
sure learning is not disrupted. Regular
learning provides building blocks for the
future. Students who come late also Thank you
disrupt the class when they arrive.
Schools help children to develop important
social skills, such as friendship building,
teamwork, communication skills and a
What can I expect from the school?
Monitoring of student attendance and
review progress on a weekly basis
Strategies to help you as a parent
encourage your child to go to school.
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
Being a thoughtful
helpful class member.
For always completing
his best work.
Always working hard to
follow classroom rules
and routines. Well
Being a great
together and creating a
Always using beautiful
how to read a two digit
number with the class
Showing respect when
learning in the library,
by returning his books
carefully and always
Being thoughtful and
kind to the other
students in the grade.
You should be proud of
Attempting all tasks
asked of him in the
class. A great start to
the year! Well done!!
For really contributing
valuable ideas during
Being persistent and
estimating the position
of numbers on a
Using her deep
from “The Chonicles
For the wonderfully
he displays on all
Keep up the great
Staying on task and
working so well to
practise the concepts
on the ‘place value’
For settling in well to
FGPS and taking a
positive approach to
Good job Ebrahim!!
her thinking during a
Thinking about the 5
visualising to help her
create a mental image
of what is happening
in the text. Fantastic!!
Working hard and
progress on his place
sequence. Keep it
learning a variety of
ways to rename 3 digit
ATTENTION JUNIOR SCHOOL PARENTS
Dear Junior School Parents,
Over the last couple of weeks the children
in Prep have been learning “Advance
Australia Fair” (our national anthem). This
is sung at Assembly every Friday, so it is
important that they feel part of the group.
All Preps have been given a copy of the
anthem and I hope the rest of the family
can help them to learn it as well. The
children in grades 1 and 2 have been
revising the anthem and a copy is in the
newsletter. Hopefully all the family can
work together to learn the anthem.
PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO BOOK CLUB FOR 2015.
We have decided to support a company called Lamont for our book club this year. This is the same company that we used for our
Book Fair last year.
Lamont is a 100% Australian family owned company and Victoria’s largest school library supplier with 25 years’ experience
supplying books to schools.
Being an independent distributor, they are free to choose the best books from every publisher.
We will be participating in one issue per term, namely Issue 2, 4, 6 & 8.
Issue 2 brochures will be distributed to students next week.
There are only 3 brochures available in easy to browse age groups –
•Prep to 2 – Junior
•Grade 3 & 4 – Middle
•Grade 5 & 6 - Upper
Two options for ordering :•Students hand in order with a cash payment to the School Office
•Parents order online using their credit card at www.lamontbookclub.com.au
CLOSING DATE FOR ISSUE 2 MONDAY 23RD MARCH
All orders will be delivered to the school for distribution to students at the beginning of Term 2.