12 March 2015 - Fountain Gate Primary School
FOUNTAIN GATE PRIMARY
School No. 5072
Prospect Hill Road, Narre Warren 3805
Telephone: 9703 1187
Fax: 9703 2001
Email: fountain.gate[email protected]
Wednesday 18th March
Monday 23rd March
Tuesday 24th March
Wednesday 25th March
Friday 27th March
End of Term
Vet visit - Preps
Harmony Day-See Principal’s comments
Casey Cup Soccer Tournament – Selected Grade 5/6 students only
Grices Road Reserve, Berwick.
Waste Management Session – Preps 11.30-1.15pm
All students will be dismissed at 2.30pm.
All prep students now attend school every day Monday-Friday
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 Woodwork 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.
2015 Reporting and Parent
Teacher Student Interviews
This year there will be changes to the way
our school runs parent teacher student
interviews and reports on student progress.
The Education Department no longer
requires that we use a standard report
format. We will be creating our own report
format. The one we have been using is very
long and has a huge amount of detail. The
time it takes to write these reports takes
teachers away from their core business;
doing the best possible job of helping each
child learn to the best of their ability.
If you have concerns about your child please come
and see their teacher and arrange a time before or
after school. You can also talk with Jenny Duggan
(principal), Michelle Granland (assistant principal) or
Maryse Mannix (wellbeing coordinator). Our doors are
always open. We’d much rather talk with you about a
concern than have you worry about your child while
they are at school.
Monday 23rd March
We have some fun-filled activities planned for
Harmony Day. These include dressing up in the
national dress of the country where your family comes
from. I plan to get out my Dutch hat again. We will
have a parade of the costumes at 9.10am in the big
gym. All welcome.
The new half year report will be a summary
showing each child’s achievement in each
learning area, and a brief overview of the
child’s time at school. This will include the
“dots” you will recall from our old report. This
report will be given to parents at the half
year interview. At this interview, parents will
have the opportunity to ask any questions
they may have about their child’s schooling.
The new end of year report will have more
information that parents will find useful and
relevant, such as social skills, attitudes to
work and comments about each child’s
wellbeing. It will also show how far your child
has progressed since half year in each
learning area using the “dots” on a
Half Year: Brief report and interview
End of Year: Full report
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
Being a thoughtful and
helpful class member.
Always completing her
Always working hard to
present his work
beautifully. Well done!!
Writing some great
Using “stretchy snake”
to sound out her words
Working hard to hear
all the sounds in a
word when writing.
The awesome deep
thinking she was doing
when unpacking a
seed in writing. Well
Looking after a friend
and making sure they
Being thoughtful and
taking care of others in
order to keep our
Her wonderful openminded portrait of the
character ‘Lola’. Great
thinking skills when
doing an open minded
portrait on the Rainbow
Finishing his addition
For making valuable
Readers and Writer’s
Being a hard working
student week after
week. You always
strive to do your best
with excellent results.
classmates at all
contributions to our
The improvement he
has made during
persistence in areas
of learning. Well
done!! You are also a
star when we play
Unpacking a seed and
using his thoughts to
plan a writing piece.
Always being a
positive role model,
Effectively using the
to promote deep
levels of thinking
Writing his snapshot
using the characters
voice which created
strong emotions for
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.