12 March 2015 - Fountain Gate Primary School

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12 March 2015 - Fountain Gate Primary School
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FOUNTAIN GATE PRIMARY
SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
School No. 5072
12 March
2015
Prospect Hill Road, Narre Warren 3805
Telephone: 9703 1187
Fax: 9703 2001
Email: fountain.gate[email protected]
Website: http://www.fountaingateps.vic.edu.au
DIARY DATES
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.
PREP STUDENTS
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,
visit: www.childrensservices.ymca.org.au.
EBM Student Cover – Individual Personal Accident Insurance Policy.
Information is available at the school office for interested parents/guardians.
Principal’s Comments
Dear Parents,
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.
Harmony Day,
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
progression line.
..
In summary:
Half Year: Brief report and interview
End of Year: Full report
Kind Regards,
Jenny Duggan
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
Prep B
Madeleine
Heffernan-Green
Annabelle
Teycheney
Being a thoughtful and
helpful class member.
Always completing her
best work.
3G
4M
Sameem Mershedi
Prep S
Ailya Rezaiee
4P
Denis Xiang
1M
Noriah Jafari
Always working hard to
present his work
beautifully. Well done!!
Writing some great
stories.
4R
Johnnay Tuiga
1P
Tahira Jafari
3/4E
Melvin Lim
1V
Behzad Sahil
Using “stretchy snake”
to sound out her words
when reading.
Working hard to hear
all the sounds in a
word when writing.
5/6B
Anissa Eminovski
2H
Anisha Melkic
The awesome deep
thinking she was doing
when unpacking a
seed in writing. Well
done!
5/6C
James Basso
2M
Junior Sula
Looking after a friend
and making sure they
are safe.
Being thoughtful and
taking care of others in
order to keep our
classroom safe.
Her wonderful openminded portrait of the
character ‘Lola’. Great
thinking!
Demonstrating deep
thinking skills when
doing an open minded
portrait on the Rainbow
Fish Book.
5/6J
Blake Bye
5/6L
Mustafa Taha
Finishing his addition
learning sequence.
Well done!!
5/6M
Salma Yaqoobi
For making valuable
contributions during
Readers and Writer’s
share time.
5/6T
Rithik Deo
Being a hard working
student week after
week. You always
strive to do your best
with excellent results.
Well done!!
Displaying kindness
and helpfulness
towards his
classmates at all
times.
Prep R
Mikayla Edwards
2W
Monique Maireroa
1/2C
Taualeiu Ulale
3C
Violet Lui
Making outstanding
contributions to our
class discussions
regarding
visualisation.
The improvement he
has made during
handwriting lessons.
You demonstrate
commitment and
persistence in areas
of learning. Well
done!! You are also a
star when we play
charades.
Unpacking a seed and
using his thoughts to
plan a writing piece.
Always being a
positive role model,
well-mannered and
respectful individual.
Effectively using the
questioning strategy
to promote deep
levels of thinking
during Readers
Workshop lessons.
Well done!!
Writing his snapshot
using the characters
voice which created
strong emotions for
the audience.
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.
Meredith Dinsdale
Performing Arts
BOOK CLUB
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
OR
•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.

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