TOPICS No 27 - Trevallyn Primary School
DATE 1 September 2016
Mrs Annette Hollingsworth
Ms Jane Hudson
Mrs Belinda Simpson
Ms Renae Martin
AST – Art & Centenary:
AST – Art & Centenary:
Mrs Cate Walker
Mrs Sarah Woodcock-Davis
Mrs Jillian Bransden
Miss Kathryn Barrett
School Business Manager Acting:
Mrs Lyn Steel
Ms Rebekah Mizzi
Ms Bethany McDougall
Mrs Robyn Williams
Book Week Centenary Parade
A big thank you to the wonderful
children and amazing parents and staff
who helped to make the Book Week
It was a delight to see so many children
dressed up from the ‘olden days’ and
participate fully in the parade.
A special thank you to the parents
who helped out with the making of
costumes and assisting with ideas.
Term Dates - 2016
Wed, 3 February - Thurs, 7 April
Fri, 25 March - Tue, 29 March
Tue, 26 April - Fri, 1 July
Tues, 19 July - Fri, 23 September
Mon, 10 October - Wed, 21 December
Student Free Days
Wednesday, 24 February
Friday, 8 April
Monday, 18 July
Friday, 21 October
Trevallyn Primary School
Department of Education
9.00 – 11.00am
11.00 – 11.30am
11.30 – 12.50pm Mid-morning session
12.50 – 1.40pmLUNCH (Students are supervised whilst eating lunch 12.50-1.00pm)
1.40 – 3.00pm
NB: It would be appreciated if children do not arrive at school prior to 8.30am
but we encourage children to be at school by 8.50am for the start of class.
School Duty of Care is between 8.30am and 3.00pm
From the Principal…
Father’s Day Stall
Future Starting Age Update
5/6 Sport - Friday 2 September
Football vs Norwood at Norwood with Mr Harris
Netball vs East Tamar at Trevallyn with Mrs Gleeson
Soccer vs West Launceston at Trevallyn with Miss Spencer
Hockey vs East Launceston at St Leonards with Mrs Stevenson
Kingball Bye with Mrs Mead
Bootcamp at Riverside Primary School with Ms Leale
ECE Class Awards - 29 August
Carmen De Michiel-Burnham
Working With Vulnerable People Card
AS OF 1 SEPTEMBER 2016 ALL PARENTS/
WANTING TO BE INVOLVED IN
EXCURSIONS/PARENT HELP ETC ARE
REQUIRED TO HOLD THIS CARD.
Please contact the office if you require
History of Trevallyn
Open Day & BBQ / Cocktail Party Reminder
Open Day & BBQ
Friday 14 October
1:30pm – 6:30pm
Entertainment, School Tours
The Minister for Education and Training, Minister Jeremy Rockliff,
will be attending the Open Day in the afternoon. We are honoured
that he will be able to tour the school and take time to meet with
children, parents, staff and visitors touring the school.
Please come along and join in a tour of the school on Friday 14 October.
Tours will be operating half hourly from 1:30pm to 6:00pm.
There’s still time to complete your Census
Thank you to everyone who has participated in the 2016 Census so far.
If you or your family haven’t completed the Census yet, don’t worry,
there’s still plenty of time to make a difference and be counted.You will
not be fined for completing the Census after Census night.
Our online Census form is running smoothly and securely, and only
takes an average household approximately 26 minutes to complete.
Please complete your Census online or on the paper form as soon as
Field Officers will start visiting all households who haven’t already
responded to the Census.They will be offering paper Census forms for
those who require them.
Remember, the Census helps plan for Australia’s future. For more
information, please visit the Census website at census.abs.gov.au
Saturday 15 October
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Tickets on Sale now!
Have you purchased yours yet?
Staff Profile - Rebekah Mizzi
I am delighted to be joining Trevallyn Primary
School in 2016 as your School Psychologist.
I have been working with the Education
Department for 8 years and am currently
based at Riverside Primary School 2
days a week, and will be at Trevallyn
Playgroup – Parent Child
Friday 9-11am. 0-4 children – all welcome.
Held in the Kinder rooms.
This week: Father’s Day
My primary role will involve providing
assessment and recommendations to
families and the school to ensure that
each student is accessing their highest
I also have experience in providing mental health intervention
and working with families and schools to develop safe, secure and
I look forward to getting to know and working with the families and
students of Trevallyn Primary School.
Make a card for Dad!
September Vacation Care Program
The times listed below are excursions: they indicate when the bus is scheduled to leave
Trevallyn Primary School and when the bus is scheduled to return to the school.
26th September 27th September
We will be
grand final: wear
your team colours,
football skills and
enjoy some party
pies and hot dogs.
the village of
Come with us to
explore the model
Try your luck at
the 8 mazes
beginning with P… wear
your pj’s, something pink
or purple, be a pirate?
Let’s eat pizza and
pikelets, paper planes,
pom poms and peacocks.
Let’s go back in time
what it’s like to be a
farmer. We will
cook damper, see
what’s it was like to
be in ‘olden day’
school and even play
with the animals.
‘Gotta catch ‘em all’.
We will be making
pokeball pizza’s and
biscuits. We will
also be making
loads of pokemon
crafts and play
10.00 – 3.00
Cable Hang Gliding
the Hoo-Hoo Hut
Mad Hatter Day
Today we will visit
the local zoo where
we will see…Tassie
and much, much
Come and join the
silliness with our
Mad Hatter Tea
Party. Dress up in
costume and make
a wacky hat, face
paint, make a clay
tea cup and enjoy a
10.10 – 1.30
Time to flip out on
basketballs and get
flexible on the
We will be heading up to
the bush for some
hang gliding, followed
* building forts behind
the Hoo Hoo Hut.
10.15 – 2.30
Scholastic Book Club
Issue 06 brochures for Scholastic
Australia were sent home with
students this week.
students’ Classroom Teacher by:
Friday 2 September.
NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE
The new payment method LOOP
will be available with this issue, if
you like to use that.
All order forms need to have your
child’s name and class on them and put in an envelope/snap lock
bag, also marked with your child’s name and class please.
If you are paying by cheque or money order, please make it payable to
Scholastic Australia Pty Ltd. (not Trevallyn Primary School).
If you are paying by cash, please make sure that you have the right
amount of money enclosed in the sealed envelope/zip lock bag – we
cannot give change or be responsible for lost money.
You might not be aware but for every purchase made when ordering
books from the Scholastic Book Club our school library earns points
towards free books.
Thank you for buying books from Scholastic Book Club - they help
build our library resources!
Mrs Vogel-Reed - Library Technician
Primary Schools Dance Event 2016
Our students have been working hard in their PE lessons on individual
and group dances.
They will join 1000’s of other primary school students from around
Launceston in a celebration of dance promoting fun and lifelong
enjoyment in physical activity.
Friday September 16
9:45am – Prep – Grade 2
11:00am – Grade 3 – 4 (including 2/3 Richelme)
School Sports uniform including sandshoes
Students may still order lunch from the school
canteen; the canteen at the Silverdome will be for
Transport: Students will travel by bus to and from the venue
Parents are most welcome to attend.
Due to the size of the event please allow plenty of time to arrive and
leave the event.
Parents are not permitted on the dance floor but there is excellent
viewing from the tiers.
2016 Triathlon Tasmania School Challenge
The Bluff, Devonport.
Thursday 24 November.
Entry cost: $15 registration per student
Students can enter individually of as part of a team up to 3 people.
If you would like an entry form or some more information see
Trevallyn Students Sew Convict Bonnets
Our school has been involved in an activity to recognise female convicts.
The ’Roses from the Heart’ project is the initiative of Dr Christina
Henri, artist in residence at the Heritage Museum Hobart.
For almost a decade artist, Dr Henri has worked on the Bonnet
Project to raise awareness of the story of 25,566 women who were
transported to Australia. Schools state-wide have been participating
in this project and ultimately the convict bonnets will number over
25,000 to represent each of the female convicts transported to
They will all become part of a memorial to honour the contribution
made by female convicts to our early settlement prior to 1853. A group of Trevallyn Primary students have been participating in the
creation of a bonnet to acknowledge one of the female convicts.
Twice a week over several lunchtimes the ‘Convict Bonnet’ group
have worked hard with Mrs Walker and community facilitator Helen
Wills to decorate and sew bonnets while learning a little about female
These students have also been invited to wear their bonnets at a special
celebration at St Andrews Uniting Church, Evandale on Sunday 18
September 2016 which will be attended by Her Excellency, Professor,
Governor of Tasmania the Honourable Kate Warner A.M.
Congratulations to the following students for their participation
in this project: Taylor Kearnes, Tess Hume, Ava Crothers, Ivy Lake,
Carla Bentley, Ashlee Scott, Sienna Eastley, Jayla Davis,
Holly Millwood, Elloise Baldwin-Case, Alyssa McPharlin, Zara Tiffin,
Daisy Barbour and Sophie Watson.
More information about this wonderful project can be found online at
http://rosesfromtheheart.tumblr.com/ and http://www.abc.net.au/
This Friday 2 September from 7:30am – 9:00am.
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Saturday 17 September
Details to come next week!
SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 7pm
Trevallyn Primary School Association
Chairperson: Chris Elliott
Vice Chairperson: Deb Mitchell
Brian Wightman Nicole Willcox
Secretary: Lu McGinniss
Treasurer: Angela Shipp
Phil Gregory Carolyn Saunders
School & Teacher Representatives: Annette Hollingsworth Jane Hudson Sarah Bagley
Student Representatives: Aponi Hulse
Dates for your diary
Friday 2 September
Father’s Day Breakfast and Stall. 7:30-9:00am.
Friday 2 September
Monday 5 September
Grade 2/3-6 Assembly. Hosts Grade 5 Johnston/Leale. Multipurpose Room. 1:40pm start.
Wednesday 7 September
2B Excursion. Tamar River Cruise and Duck Reach.
Monday 12 September
Prep-Grade 2 Assembly. Hosts Grade 2 Barrett. Multipurpose Room. 1:40pm start.
Friday 16 September
LSSSA Dance Event. Silverdome. 9:45am Prep - 2. 11:00am Grade 3 - 4.
Saturday 17 September
School Association Trivia Night.
Tuesday 20 September
Whole School Assembly. Hosts 5/6 Stevenson. Max Fry Hall. 1:40pm start.
Wednesday 21 September
Singfest at the Albert Hall.
Trevallyn Primary School
55 Gorge Road
Trevallyn Tas 7250
Phone: 6331 9657
Fax: 6334 3799