22-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]
Wednesday 22 April 2015
Friday 24 April
Saturday 25 April
Monday 27 April
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. 11
Interschool Sport RPS vs Eltham Primary, away game
6.30pm Finance, Education, 7.30pm School Council Meeting
School Fete 10am-4pm Set up from 7.30am, pack up 4-6pm
9.10am Parents Group
Eltham District Cross Country, Lower Eltham Park
Parent Cyber Bully Information night
Wild Action Incursion – Preps and Grade 1s
Hooptime Grades 5 & 6 at Maroondah
Hooptime Grades 3 & 4 at Maroondah
Our Newsletter was delayed yesterday due to internet and intranet issues. Telstra located the problem this
morning and fixed it, so we are up and running again.
2nd MAY 2015
10am – 4pm
White Elephant, Craft Stall, Pamper Stall, Amusements,
Cake Stall, Silent Auction, Rides, BBQ,
Authors Sally Rippin & Marc McBride, Books and lots, lots more.
Thank you to all our helpers on Saturday and who did a terrific job on several tasks around the school. We
tackled tress, drains, mulch, weeds, new plants and more. Thank you to the families who assisted Smith,
Melocco, Dimmock, Fullerton, Donato, Foulis, Masalski, Brown, Humphreys, Miraglia, Twomey, Stockdale,
Harvey & Lapadula-Merino.
If there are any children at RPS who are direct descendants of Gallipoli veterans, please let us know.
Gallipoli Oak Tree
Research Primary has received our seedling Gallipoli Oak tree (Quercus coccifera subsp. calliprinos) ready to
plant this week at our small Anzac ceremony at 11.30am on Friday.
The Gallipoli Oak “grandparent” trees were grown from acorns originally sent to Australia by soldiers fighting at
Gallipoli in World War 1. In a joint project by organisations including the National Trust and the RSL, acorns from
these trees were collected to grow hundreds of the unusual oaks. In their natural habitat the trees grow to about
five metres, are evergreen with spiny serrated leaves similar to a holly leaf which explains why troops described
crawling through prickly holly-like vegetation. General Monash wrote about the prickly scrub “with which these
hills are covered and which has inflicted many an unkind scratch on hands, arms and bare knees.” More
information about the oaks is available from http://gallipolioaks.org/
And a childrens ebook is available from https://gallipolioaks.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/the-gallipoli-oaks-storyebook-national-trust-of-australia-victoria.pdf
Geoff Whyte, Principal
Congratulations to our ICT and Inter School Sport Captains!
ISS and ICT Captains at assembly
Creative outdoor play in our wonderful school grounds!
GRADE 5 & 6 CAMP WARATAH BAY – LOST PROPERTY
Could all 5/6 campers please check their belongings again as a pair of dark blue flannelette PJs are still
missing from camp. Thank you
Brooke Ampfea Camp Coordinator
A huge thank you to Gayle Doherty for finding time to organise ANZAC biscuit cooking with 4/5S and 5A
yesterday. They were delicious!
Brooke Ampfea and Haley Sageman and 4/5S + 5A
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.
Mia D 2K
Koko N (last week) 2K
Eric R 23K
Ollie L 34W
May G 6M
James M PE
Alice M Art
Abbey F Art
SPORT AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
INTERSCHOOL SPORT GRADES 4 - 6
Interschool sport starts this Friday. It is an away game at Eltham Primary School. Soccer is at Bridge Street,
and Football is at Susan Street. Could all pink permission forms please be returned tomorrow, if not done so
RPS CROSS COUNTRY
Well we were lucky with the weather and had a great afternoon for running. The students tried their best and
by the fifth lap for 11, 12 and 13 year olds, there was a look of relief as they climbed the hill to the top court
for the last time. Congratulations to all students for a great all round effort. Notices will be sent out later this
week for those who placed in the top 6 and an emergency runner note for those who placed 7th and 8th to
represent RPS at the EDPSSA event. The EDPSSA cross country will be held on Tuesday 5 May at Lower
Eltham Park in the afternoon. Many thanks to the parents for helping with the cross country: Libby Guest,
Josie Molenberg, Karen Roberts and Jessie Cai.
Have a great week.
PREMIERS READING CHALLENGE
Finishing the challenge this week are Caden (Prep B) and Claudia (3/4W). Well done!
Please note that the Current Book Club order is due tomorrow, 23 April 2015.
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
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
HANDY HINTS FOR HOUSEHOLD HAPPINESS #9
Lunch box Sushi balls: a delicious sandwich alternative
200g sushi rice
2 Tab sushi seasoning
95g tin of tuna (drained) (optional)
2 Tab mayonnaise (optional)
1 sheet nori (sheet of dried seaweed)
1. Place rice in a saucepan, add 1and 1/2 cups water. Bring to the boil, reduce heat, cover with a lid and simmer
for 15-20 mins until all water has been absorbed and rice is cooked. Gently stir through sushi seasoning then
turn rice out onto a flat dish to cool. Combine drained tuna with mayonnaise. Remove skin from avocado and cut
into a 1.5cm dice.
2. With damp hands, cup approximately 1/4 cup of rice in one hand. Place some tuna and a piece of avocado in
the centre. Add another 1/4 cup on top and press into ball shape. Using sharp scissors, cut shapes from the nori.
Press onto sushi rice balls to decorate. Wrap individual balls in cling wrap, store in fridge before packing in
lunchboxes. Use other fillings or none at all! Kidspot website
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 man 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, 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 before the fete.
Michelle Walker, Carolyn Sternberg & Elizabeth Shewan, Fete 2015 Co-ordinators
WHITE ELEPHANT DROP OFF FOR 2015
We will be accepting donations for the White Elephant stall this week from 8.45-9.30am on Friday. Next
week, fete week, we will only be collecting donations under the school from 8.45-9.30am on Monday
morning. Any last minute donations will need to be brought to the gym, in saleable condition, on either
Thursday or Friday. If you would like to organise a drop off at a different time, or 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. We already have one dad with a tray truck helping us but would appreciate another tray or ute
as we have a large number of boxes to move. If you are able to help 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 dads
straight after drop off to move them. Please let the office know if you are available or contact us directly.
Josie M & Jacqui K
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 has
begun to fill up; currently Prep B is now in the lead with 44 Jars.
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. 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
With just one week to go until the Fete 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.
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!
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
Friday 24 April
9-11:30 Penny Love
9-11.30 Pauline Middleton
11.30-1.50 Megan Fox
11.30-1.50 Carmie Isaacs
Monday 27 April
9-11.30 Rachel Dwyer
11.30-1.50 Susan Masalski
Wednesday 29 April
Lunchtime Counter Sales
12.30 – 1.50
Monday 4 May
9-11.30 Caroline Foulis
Wednesday 6 May
Lunchtime Counter Sales
12.30 – 1.50 **********
Friday 1 May
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
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
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.
OSHC program phone: 0427 793 936
Coordinator: Jenni Tzivakis
OSHClub Head Office: 8564 9000
Assistant: Carly Mills
ENDING THE AMBULANCE CRISIS – COMMUNITY CONSULTATION FORUM
I am inviting you to speak with Minister Hennessy at a forum I am holding to hear your feedback on the
interim report. The forum will take place on Thursday 23 April at 6.30pm. The meeting will be held at
State Emergency Service, 58 Susan Street, Eltham (corner of Bridge and Susan Street). Please extend
this invitation to others who would be interested in participating in the forum and please RSVP to my
office. I will then be making a submission to the Committee on the issues raised to ensure the concerns
of our community are heard and taken into account.
Vicki Ward MP, Member for Eltham
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.
ST HELENA SECONDARY COLLEGE SHOWCASE 2015
Monday 27 April 5pm & 7pm – Information Sessions, Displays and Tours
Tuesday 28 April 9.30-11.30am – Information Session followed by College Tour
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]
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.
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
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!
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