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28-April-2015 - Research Primary School
RESEARCH PRIMARY SCHOOL
1570 Main Road Research 3095 Tel 9437 1917 Fax 9437 1058
www.researchps.vic.edu.au [email protected]
SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
Tuesday 28 April 2015
Wednesday 29 April
Friday 1 May
Saturday 2 May
Monday 4 May
Tuesday 5 May
Tuesday 12 May
Wednesday 13 May
Tuesday 2 June
Wednesday 29 July
Wednesday 9 September
Newsletter No. 12
7.30pm Fete Meeting
Interschool Sport RPS vs Eltham College, away game
School Fete 10am-4pm Set up from 7.30am, pack up 4-6pm
9.10am Parents Group
Eltham District Cross Country, Lower Eltham Park
7pm Parent Cyber Bully Information night
Wild Action Incursion – Preps and Grade 1s
School Photos
Hooptime Grades 5 & 6 at Maroondah
Hooptime Grades 3 & 4 at Maroondah
SCHOOL FETE
SATURDAY 2ND MAY 2015
10am – 4pm
White Elephant, Craft Stall, Pamper Stall, Amusements, Cake Stall, Silent Auction, Rides,
BBQ, Hot Roast Beef rolls, Author Sally Rippin @ 1pm, Illustrator Marc McBride, Books …
OUR WONDERFUL SCHOOL COMMUNITY
I would like to thank and congratulate everyone involved for all the fantastic efforts that have gone into this
year’s school fete, and to thank our wonderfully supportive families for their time, energy, contacts and
donations, we are looking forward to a lovely community day this Saturday. Well done and a huge thank
you to our coordinators Michelle Walker, Carolyn Sternberg & Elizabeth Shewan I would like to encourage
all our families to support the fete team, and ask you to sign up to volunteer some of your time on the day.
The RPS wider school community and in particular the very talented Parents Group continue to provide an
enormous amount of support to the school – financially, socially and physically. The Parents Group
consistently raises a significant amount of funds through activities such as special lunches, disco, Mothers
and Fathers Day stalls, Barefoot Bowls, mangoes, Easter and Christmas raffles…the list is long.
In 2014, the Parents Group, along with Canteen and Uniform sales raised more than $26,000, money that
not only buys “extras” for the students, but also helps to meet the shortfall in funding from the Education
Department to cover often basic cost items. Whilst the financial benefit of the events organised by Parents
Group is marvellous, the Parents Group also provides families with an opportunity to be involved more
broadly in the school community – to meet other families and to provide a level of social connectedness
which has many benefits for both the school and for the families involved. We congratulate our Parents
Group, under the guidance of Rachel Brown, for the wonderful energy they bring to the school.
Research PS is certainly fortunate to have the terrific guidance and energy from so many fabulous
parents, and to have a very supportive school community to help us achieve so many of our goals. I hope
you all enjoy your day at our fete.
Sally Western, School Council President
FETE
Thank you to all the fabulous coordinators, makers, creators and great ideas people who have worked so
hard to ensure the fete will be a really good success, well done and a big thank you.
The volunteer sign-up sheet is currently outside the school office, on the window. The sheet is where you
and your family can volunteer to help on a stall on fete day. If everyone puts in an hour or so it spreads the
load and the same people do not become stuck on a stall for hours on end. A completed roster for the day,
with a plan of the school so you know where stalls are situated etc will be sent home before the fete. If you
can’t make it to the office, please give us a call on 9437 1917 and we can add you, or fill in the slip below.
Geoff Whyte, Principal
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------VOLUNTEER SLIP FETE 2015
I would like to offer.…….hours of help between……….and……….on the………………………………stall.
Name:………………………………
Contact Phone Number:…………………………..
ANZAC DAY CEREMONY
Research Primary School held its own Anzac Ceremony today in the Gym. All the students arrived with a
poppy they had made, and respectfully added their poppy to the collection as they entered. Mr Whyte then
spoke about the significance of Anzac Day and why we participate in ceremonies at this time. The students
then watched a short PowerPoint on Anzac Day on the big screen. We then talked about the Honour Roll
we have at school to commemorate those from Research who went to the Great War. At the end of the
ceremony we held a minutes silence, sang the National Anthem then listened to a song "The Last Anzac",
and watched an accompanying video.
Pippa and Hayden, our School Captains, then helped Mrs Pagon, Jacqui Doherty and the JSC members
plant a Gallipoli Oak in the school grounds, which we had been given to help commemorate 100 years
since landing at Gallipoli. The tree was grown from acorns originally sent to Australia by soldiers fighting at
Gallipoli in World War 1. Jacqui is a direct descendent of a Gallipoli veteran and proudly wore his medals
today at assembly. Miss K's class then spent some time this afternoon creating a '100' display on the fence
using all the poppies, which you may see as you drive past this weekend. Lest we forget.
What a fantastic opportunity for the Grade 6 students to attend the Diamond Creek combined school Anzac
Ceremony today at the Diamond Creek Community Stadium. The students participated respectfully in the
ceremony which was a wonderful tribute to those Anzacs who served in Gallipoli 100 years ago this year.
Thankyou to our parents Libby, Heather, Emel, Josie and Emma who assisted with driving the students - we
really appreciate your help on the day. The students also received a commemorative coin which they will
treasure as a memory of their terrific experience.
ANZAC DAY BISCUIT BAKING
The students from Grade 2K, 2/3K & 3/4W would like to thank Jacqui Kratofil and Jenni Welch for helping
us bake ANZAC biscuits last Thursday. They were yummy. Special thanks to Jacqui for organising the
sessions.
The students from 6M would like to thank Danielle Griffiths for baking ANZAC biscuits with them last week.
VALUES AWARDS
Congratulations to our Values Awards winners, our new awards which reflect our RPS Values of
Respect, Excellence, Sense of Fun, Equality, Achievement, Responsibility, Co-operation and Honesty.
Ayva H & Franchi M Prep
Nathan L 4/5S
Nathan K & Bianca M Art
Abbey H 1S
Evie D 5A
Luke H 2/3K
Adam M 6M
James N 3/4W
Aimee S Japanese
SPORT AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
INTERSCHOOL SPORT GRADES 4 - 6
Interschool this Friday is an away game at Eltham College, with all games at the school. EC does not have a
football team, so our footy team will be going up to the College for our own practice match.
Last Friday we played korfball against Eltham Primary. It was great fun and a fair game. The scores for the
A team were 9 to 7 our way. The Sports Award went to Caylem for playing a fabulous first game. And the
scores for the B Team were 9 to 3 our way. The Sports Award went to Brooke for doing great passes. Thank
Ms Ampfea for coaching.
May and Holly
On Friday we played bat tennis against Eltham Primary School in an exciting and close game. We lost 2633. The Sports Award went to Logan for playing a really great game. Thank you Mrs Laterra and Mrs Wails
for coaching.
Libby and Zara, Bat Tennis Captains
Last Friday we played two great games of netball against Eltham Primary. We really enjoyed our first game
of the season. The score for the A team were 32-8 their way. The Sports Award went to Keira for playing a
great first game. The scores for the B team were 20-3 their way. The sports award went to Evie for doing
some really great passes and getting some goals. Thanks Haley for coaching.
Angie and Morgan, Netball Captains
Last Friday we played soccer against Eltham Primary School and it was a great day out on the field.
Unfortunately the scores were 4-1 their way. The sports award went to Amy for playing a great first game.
Thank you Ms Watts for coaching.
Raf and Ethan
CROSS COUNTRY
The EDPSSA cross country will be held on Tuesday 5 May at Lower Eltham Park in the afternoon. Please
return permission notices by this Thursday 30 April. Have a great week.
Jocelyn Watts
LIBRARY
PREMIERS READING CHALLENGE
Finishing the challenge this week is Dante from 2K. Well done!
Joy Pagon
PARENTS GROUP
MOTHER’S DAY STALL
Just a reminder that on Friday 8 May we will be holding our Mother’s Day Stall. Children can bring up to $10
to spend and should bring a plastic/reusable bag. We will need volunteers to help staff the stall in the
morning.
Jacqui Kratofill and Nicollee Dent
ENTERTAINMENT BOOK
Parents Group will once again be offering the Entertainment Book at the very good value of $65 each. The
Entertainment Book is full of discount vouchers for local restaurants, as well as venues and activities
around Melbourne and Victoria and valid until June 2016. Payments are processed online and can be
ordered via this link https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/188r741
Aristea Porfiri
PARENTS GROUP MEETINGS 2015
Our next Parents Group meeting is on Monday 4 May at 9.10am, in the school staffroom. All welcome. Our
future dates are: 1 June, 13 July, 3 August, 7 September, 5 October and 9 November with the 7 December
being our break up lunch. Many thanks
Rachel Brown, Parents Group President
RESEARCH PRIMARY SCHOOL FETE - 2ND MAY 2015
SIGN UP ROSTER
The volunteer sign-up sheet is currently outside the school office, stuck on the window. The sheet is where
you and your family can volunteer to help staff a stall on fete day. If everyone puts in an hour or so it
spreads the load and the same people do not become stuck on a stall for hours on end. We understand that
everyone works, have children involved in sport (Eltham Wildcats timetable is out for the week), gym and
ballet etc, have family commitments and also wish to spend some time themselves enjoying the fete day
but please think of the whole school community. A completed roster for the day, with a plan of the school so
you know where stalls are situated etc will be sent home later this week.
We desperately need your help for the following:
Set up
Pack up
Canteen
White elephant
Fairy floss
BBQ – cooking
Spit Roast – cashier Cake stall
Hampers
Amusements – chocolate toss, slap the rat, handball
Cupcake decorating
Please note – all coordinators need to be here for set-up Saturday.
Michelle Walker, Carolyn Sternberg & Elizabeth Shewan, Fete 2015 Co-ordinators
WHITE ELEPHANT STALL 2015
Any last minute donations will need to be brought to the gym, in saleable condition, on either Thursday or
Friday at any time during school hours. If you have a question, please call or text Jacqui K on 0402 522 860
or Josie M on 0438 372 748. On the afternoon of Wednesday 29th April we will be moving all the boxed
donations from the storage area to the gym. If you are able to help lift boxes please contact either Josie or
Jacqui on the numbers above. Also, on the morning of Thursday 30th April we need to get the stage
sections out of the container behind the gym. As these are pretty heavy we would appreciate the help of a
few strong people straight after drop off to move them. Please let the office know if you are available or
contact us directly.
Josie M & Jacqui K
MYSTERY JARS
Remember to bring in your mystery jars! To fill your mystery jars - Take a clean jar (preferably clear) and fill
with new goods to the value of a least $2. Only child friendly goods please. The Mystery Jar Register is fast
filling up; currently 2K is now in the lead with 99 Jars.
Mel Jensen
HAMPER STALL
Thank you for all of the wonderful donations for the hampers yesterday! We had overflowing boxes of
donations from each of the grades to make up the hampers which will be made up to be sold at the school
fete. This was very successful for our 2013 Fete and with the multitude of donations, it is sure to be again.
Cathryn White & Mardie MacDonald
FETE SAVERS & RIDES WRISTBANDS
Fete saver and rides wristbands order forms are on the fete bulletins and at the back of this newsletter.
Orders for fete savers and / or wristbands need to be returned to school by Thursday, 30 April.
Unfortunately no late orders can be accepted. Fete savers offer a sausage in bread, can of soft drink or a
bottle of water, a frozen fruit tube and a $2 white elephant item. The voucher is $9 value for just $6 and will
not be available on fete day. Ride wristbands give children unlimited rides on selected rides (see flyer) for
$25 with the price increasing to $30 on the day.
FETE BOOK STALL
Strong helpers are needed on Thursday and Friday afternoon from 3.30 – 4pm to move the books for the
fete book sale from the library to the corridor. There is still time to drop off any preloved books to the library
corridor on Tuesday - Friday or leave outside the door if the library is locked. If you are fully committed to
help at the Fete I am happy to pre-sell books to anyone who would otherwise miss out on time to browse.
Drop into the library after school Tuesday – Friday.
Joy Pagon
DEVONSHIRE TEA STALL
The scones, jam and cream can be dropped off to the BER kitchen bench. Please ensure you attach a list
of ingredients to your baked scones or homemade jam. Thank you!
CANTEEN
Hot Milo Mondays! Now the colder weather is here we’ll be stopping slushies next week and starting up $1
hot milo on Mondays and Wednesdays. So bring along $1 with your lunch order on Monday or just for a
warm treat on Wednesday. Starting Monday 11 May.
Penny Love
Please note that the canteen will not open after school on Tuesday or Thursday this term due to the
cooler weather. Instead we will open Wednesday lunchtimes for counter sales, in addition to the Monday
and Friday lunch order/counter sale days. We would like to put another call out for helpers for the Monday,
Wednesday and Friday shifts; there are still many shifts to be filled. Please contact the office, add your name
to the notice board near the gym or contact Jacqui Robinson (0414 362 275) if you can contribute a small
amount of your time. Thank you
Jacqui Robinson
CANTEEN ROSTER
Wednesday 29 April
Lunchtime Counter Sales
12.30 – 1.50
***************************
Monday 4 May
9-11.30 Caroline Foulis
11.30-1.50 ***************
Monday 11 May
9-11.30 Rebecca McDermott
11.30-1.50 ***************
Wednesday 6 May
Lunchtime Counter Sales
12.30 – 1.50 **********
Wednesday 13 May
Lunchtime Counter Sales
12.30 – 1.50 **********
Friday 1 May
CANTEEN CLOSED
FETE PREPARATIONS
Friday 8 May
9-11:30 Cath Sloley
9-11.30 Jacqui Robinson
11.30-1.50 Carmie Isaacs
11.30-1.50 Carolyn Sternberg
Friday 15 May
9-11:30 Penny Love
11:30-1:50 Jacqui Robinson
11:30-1:50 Carmie Isaacs
SCHOOL BANKING
We are still looking for a banking coordinator for next year – no banking experience necessary! Please
speak to me for more information.
Our school banking day is Thursday.
Justine 0417 844 493
All yellow wallets need to be placed into your child’s classroom bank bag first thing in
the morning to ensure their deposit is processed. All money should be secured in the
Velcro pocket. If your child would like to join the program and open their very own bank account please go
online to: https://www.commbank.com.au/personal/accounts/savings-accounts/youthsaver/apply-online.html
OSHClub BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE AT RPS
We have had a fantastic week at OSHC. The children were eager to explore a
range of exciting activities. We started the week with box constructions.
Mathias surprised us all with his fantastic robot suit, it is so large that he can
wear it. He had fun pretending to be a robot and role playing with the children. Well done Mathias. Our
Jet backpacks were another winner with the children. After constructing the jetpacks with recycled water
bottles the children wore them and we had jet pack races. We also had origami paper plane flying
competitions, clay creations and we talked about why ANZAC day is so special. To end the week we all
learnt how to dance the Zorba. Truly exhilarating.
Before Care
Activities
Monday
Super Hero
Door Knob
hanger
After Care
Activities
Dance Statues
Tuesday
Footy Poster
Competition
Jelly fish wind
catcher
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Circus Finger Collage – My Aboriginal Dot
Puppets
backyard
Art
Football
Modelling clay
creations
Yellow brick
road relay
Parent Information
OSHC program phone: 0427793936
Coordinator: Jenni Tzivakis
Assistants: Carly Mills
OSHClub Head Office: 03 85649000
All families must be enrolled to attend the program, remember this is free!! Please create an
account online at www.oshclub.com.au all bookings and cancellations can also be managed via
your online account. For on the day bookings please contact the Coordinator direct at the program.
COMMUNITY NEWS
RESEARCH PRESCHOOL
We are now taking enrolments for Three Year Old Kinder 2016. Please contact the kinder for an
enrolment form, to arrange a tour or to find out more details. 9437 1834. Celebrating 50 years of Early
Learning and Community.
ELTHAM COLLEGE OPEN DAY
Eltham College Open Day, Saturday 2 May, 9.30am – 2pm. A new school of thought is within your reach
- We are a proudly coeducational independent school. The ultimate tour showcasing the College, our
Open Day is designed to be informative, interactive and entertaining for both our young visitors and their
parents. Please visit our website for more details www.elthamcollege.vic.edu.au email our registrar
[email protected] or call the school 9437 1421
Eltham College
CATHOLIC LADIES COLLEGE MORNING TOUR
See how your daughter can thrive in an all girls learning environment at CLC’s Morning Tour on Friday 1
May 9.00 – 10.15am. For further enquiries please contact the College Registrar, Helen Cattapan on
9439 4077 or [email protected]
ST HELENA YEAR 7 ACE PROGRAM INFORMATION EVENING
Accelerated Curriculum & Enrichment (ACE) Program Information Evening, Tuesday 5 May 2015 at
7pm. SM Dyet Theatre, St Helena Secondary College. You will: find out about the ACE Program, learn
how students can gain entry, have the opportunity to ask questions and meet key staff. For more
information, phone 9438 8500 or email [email protected] or visit the school’s website
www.sthelena.vic.edu.au
ELTHAM REDBACKS FOOTBALL (SOCCER) CLUB SMALL SIDED FOOTBALL PROGRAM
The season commences on Saturday 2 May and aims to encourage young children between the ages
of 2 and 7 to participate. Please contact Josh Ardley on [email protected] for more information.
NORTHERN STAR CHESS CLINIC, TERM 2
Northern Star Chess Clinic is running their after-school chess clinic for primary and secondary students
at Lower Plenty Primary School and are inviting the students from the local area to join in. The clinic is for
students who already know how to play chess, ideal for students who play inter-school chess or just want
some new ideas. Begins this Thursday 30 April and runs each Thursday until the end of term from
4.00 – 5.30pm. $22 per session or $115.50 for all 7 sessions. To register or for more information please
go to www.northernstarchess.com/clinic2015.html
SKATERZ ELTHAM – FREE AFTER SCHOOL SKATE
Skaterz Eltham is holding a free after school skate session on Thursday 30 April from 4.30 – 6.30pm.
This offer is extended to all students, parents, teachers and friends of Research Primary School. Call
Salli on 9439 6566 to confirm your booking. All skaters need to mention the school name on arrival to
receive free entry and skate hire.
TOPLINE TENNIS
Be one of first 10 new students at Research Tennis Coaching and receive 30% off your term 2 fees
along with a free racquet. Topline Tennis has been the Diamond Valley’s number 1 tennis coaching
business for over 20 years. Affordable lessons, focus on learning, great for beginners. For more
information please call 9432 3706 or visit our website www.toplinetennis.com
Topline Tennis
BLUE LIGHT DISCO
Friday 8 May 7-10 pm at Community Bank Stadium, Main Hurstbridge Road Diamond Creek. Ages 8 to
13 only. Contact Senior Sergeant Wayne Spence on 9438 8300 or visit www.bluelight.org.au
RACHEL WINTON PHOTOGRAPHY – MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL
Special Mother's Day gift vouchers for family, child or baby photographic sessions. Exclusive half-price $75
sessions including three free 8x10" prints are now available when you make a booking before Mother's Day.
Visit rachelwintonphotography.com.au to see my portfolio or call 0410 522 060 for further information or to
make a booking. Happy Mother's Day!
ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS
Nillumbik Artist Open Studios this Saturday and Sunday 2 & 3 May. Studios Open from 11am – 5pm.
See www.artistsopenstudios.com.au for more information.
NATIVE PLANT SALE
Sunday 3 May 10am – 3pm. Propagation demos, seeds, cuttings and grafting from 12pm. Corner Brougham
Street and Main Road Eltham. For more information phone 9439 7228 or email [email protected]
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------VOLUNTEER SLIP FETE 2015
I would like to offer.…….hours of help between……….and……….on the………………………………stall.
Name:………………………………
Contact Phone Number:…………………………..
SPONSORS
A big thank you to our major Fete sponsors
PLATINUM
ELTHAM SWIM SCHOOL
BRONZE
BENDIGO BANK
BUCKINHAM REAL ESTATE
DEPOT TYRES P/L
MAKI SUSHI
ELTHAM CARPET ONE
LIVING ENERGY PILATES & REHAB
SPECIALIST TERMITE CONTROL
IF YOU KNOW A BUSINESS THAT WOULD BE INTERESTED IN SPONSORING OUR FETE PLEASE
CONTACT CAROLYN 0412817305.

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