AVPS ACHIEVEMENTS AVPS ACHIEVEMENT / DATA - some 2018 highlights TARGET: To exceed the Education State target of “25% or more Year 5 students will reach the highest levels in reading and mathematics in NAPLAN by 2020.” AVPS RESULT: Reading: 93% of students achieving at or above expected level (Band 5) Mathematics: 90% of Yr. 5 students achieving at or above expected level (Band 5)
TARGET: To improve percentages of students making high relative growth in NAPLAN measures in writing and number to at or above 25% RESULT: Writing: 29.63% students in Year 5 making high relative growth Number: 33% of students in Year 5 making high relative growth
STAFF OPINION SURVEY Use of High Impact Teaching Strategies RESULT 2017 - 43% positive endorsement RESULT 2018 - 93% positive endorsement IMPROVEMENT: 50% improvement
Interest in Improving Practice RESULT 2017 - 57% positive endorsement RESULT 2018 - 86% positive endorsement IMPROVEMENT: 29% improvement
We are very proud of the achievements of our students and staff, who have worked very hard and accomplished some very impressive results, extending far and wide; way beyond the small sample of data sets above. We look forward to sharing news of our achievements and working together with our School Council and the wider school community to develop our new School Strategic Plan. This is the perfect opportunity for AVPS to develop and refine our purpose, vision and values as we move into the next phase of our school improvement cycle: 2019-2022. We hope community members will be able to contribute to our first community forum to be held on June 24. See details just below.
ANNUAL REPORT MEETING Please join our School Councillors on Monday June 24, 7:00pm in the staff room, which will be an opportunity to present the 2018 Annual Report; to celebrate the achievements, identify opportunities for improvements and outline some of the plans currently in place to address these. We will also seek input from attendees to help shape the direction of the new school vision and values statement for our new AVPS Strategic Plan 2019-2022. Click this link to register: AVPS School Council Annual Report Meeting 2019
REPORTS & PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS Semester one reports will distributed to families on the last day of term 2 - Friday 28th June. Parent Teacher Interviews will be held when we return from the school break - across two days after school hours. More details about the interviews and how to book will be communicated to you via COMPASS in the coming few weeks.
CAMP DEPOSIT - DUE SOON Our 2019 school camp, for year 3-6 student is confirmed for December 2-6 in Lorne, Victoria. Next week, parents who have not yet paid a $50 deposit will be sent a payment request via COMPASS. Alternatively, the deposit can be paid at anytime via the office, in person or by phone. The due date for the deposit is Thursday 27th June 2019. This deposit will confirm your child's place at camp and determine the final balance (the number of students who attend will determine the final cost). We anticipate the total cost of camp will be between $320-340 including the deposit.
A schedule of installments and confirmation of final costs will be communicated mid July.
ONLINE SAFETY - PLEASE BOOK BY WED 12th JUNE The Office of the eSafety Commissioner will be delivering a presentation for AVPS parents and carers (students and children are not to attend) about online safety for young people on Wednesday 12th June at Ascot Vale Primary School’s Hall from 6.30pm - 8.00pm. The session will provide an overview of how young people use technology and the risks they may be exposed to. Participants will be given practical information to support conversations and safety measures for today’s youth. Strategies for the safe use of the internet will be explained and useful links to the Office’s eSafety resources provided. To learn more about the presentation see the summary of the presentation document below.
NEW POLICIES The Policy Sub Committee of School Council have some new or updated policies to bring to your attention. Respect for Staff Policy Click the link above to access this newly developed policy. The essence of which is AVPS expects that all parents/carers and visitors to our school behave in an appropriate and respectful manner to school staff at all times. We appreciate the continued support from our school community to uphold this very important policy.
Kind regards Sue Osborne & Michael Downing, AVPS Principal Team
SCHOOL COUNCIL NEWS April was a busy month for new school councillors as they attended School Governance Training sessions. Our second meeting for 2019 was on Monday 20th May and we welcomed Richard Moody to our team. Houda El Badwi resigned from her position and we thank her for her time on SC in 2018.
Our next meeting is the most important one for the year: The AVPS Annual Report Meeting - Monday 24th June 7pm This is a great opportunity to celebrate our school's achievements as well as consider the future direction of the school. AVPS has undergone a comprehensive School Review in Term 1. The results of the review provides the foci of our new four year School Strategic Plan 2019-2022. As part of this, AVPS would like to invite community members to take part in a Values and Vision activity at the Annual Report Meeting which will help define the Values and Philosophy of the School. If you would like to have a say in what matters to you, then please come and take part in this meaningful activity. AVPS is fortunate to have such an engaged and enthusiastic Parent Community and your feedback is needed and valued. Please come along and support our hardworking School Councillors on June 24 as we present the Annual Report and talk about the role of School Council. Click on this Eventbrite link to register your interest: AVPS School Council Annual Report Meeting 2019
I look forward to seeing you there! Helen Millar - School Council President
PLEASE HELP ISAAC SUPPORT A WORTHY CAUSE Dear students, My name is Isaac and I’m in year 6 unit 4, and I’m on a mission to collect plastic bottle tops. For my term challenge I decided to research about helping hands supported by Envision. They turn plastic bottle caps into filament/string that they run through there 3D printer to create prosthetic hands. So I need all of you to tell your parents don’t throw out the plastic bottle tops because I need you to bring them in and put them in this box. I am going to set boxes up in every classroom to collect them and at the end of each week I will come around and collect them from your box. But the bottle caps have to have a 2 or a 4 on them other wise the people who make them can’t recycle the other bottle caps. And before putting it into the box please make sure they are cleaned.
Thank you Isaac
SAFETY INFORMATION Many Australian children are not travelling in the safest restraint or position of the car, according to new findings from The Royal Children’s Hospital National Child Health Poll. Two thirds of children (63%) aged seven to 10 years travel in an adult seatbelt without a booster seat, even though the majority of these children are below the recommended height to safely use an adult seatbelt. Adult seatbelts are designed to safely restrain a person of at least 145 cm in height. Booster seats protect those children who are less than 145 cm tall, by lifting them up so that the seatbelt fits better across their shoulder, chest and hips. Extending booster seat use by older children until they reach a height of at least 145 cm may be a way of reducing child death and disability from road traffic crashes. Almost half of children (47%) aged between seven and 12 years travel in the front seat of the car, doubling their risk of being injured in a crash. Tips for parents
To keep your young child entertained rearward-facing, utilize toys and mirrors while driving
Before transitioning your child out a booster seat ensure they are taller than 145 cm and can pass the five-step test (see on the For Parents page). Place a marker on a wall in your home and measure your child
If your child thinks they are too grown up for a booster seat, talk to them about why it’s important they remain in one until they reach 145 cm tall
Encourage your child to sit in the back seat of the car until they reach the age of 13 and explain that they are safest in the back
FUNDRAISING NEWS FETE MEETING We are holding our second Fete meeting on Wednesday 5th June at 7:00 pm in the staff room.
Please come along (possibly just after the information sessions being held in the hall and Unit 2) to help shape the plans for our fete to be held in term 4 on Saturday 19th October. The more the merrier. If you are unable to attend the meeting but are willing to help please email me at email@example.com I look forward to seeing you then.
Sue Macaulay Fundraising Coordinator
AVPS FURNITURE FUNDRAISER As a result of our capital works upgrade, AVPS has a large amount of excess furniture or miscellaneous items that need to be 're-housed , re-used or re-cycled'. We are very keen for these items NOT to end up as land fill, so please make us an offer or donation for any of the items appearing in the gallery below (click arrows to scroll). Items will be sold on a first come first served basis, most are available for immediate collection. Some items, such as the staff room and waiting room furniture will not be available until new furniture is delivered, in which case we will reserve the item/s for you. Please see Kylie or Christina in the office to purchase or reserve an item, or call them on 03 9370 6507 to 'make us an offer'. Please also contact us if you know of a charitable organisation that may benefit from unsold / excess items. Thank you.
NEWS FROM THE SPORTING FIELD Interschool Sports Sadly, there has been no Interschool Sports in the last fortnight due to the District Cross Country event held on the 17th of May and last week North Melbourne Primary School cancelled due to rain. Thank you to all of the students and parents for understanding that I cannot control the weather and have been handling their disappointment in the cancellation amazingly!
CROSS COUNTRY On the 17th of May Jason and myself took thirty-six students to Aberfeldie park to the District Cross Country event. Students had to run either a 2km or 3km course depending on their age. I was very proud of each and every single student from AVPS, their sportsmanship was fantastic! They finished the course with a smile on their faces and they cheered and congratulated not only for each other but for students from other schools as well. Seven students from AVPS have progressed to the next level of competition and will be representing our district on Wednesday the 5th of June. Congratulations and good luck to Hazel. B, Lauren. H, Jordy. W, Sophie. W, Aden. T, Kit. P and Isobel. R! PE It is a very exciting time in PE with lots of clinics and programs starting. Students who have PE on Tuesday will be participating in a four-week cricket clinic run by SEDA. In these sessions there will be twenty coaches, that means students will nearly be having one on one coaching! The SEDA cricketers will be on the oval by 8:45am to play some quick games with students before school starts on Tuesdays. Students who have PE on Thursday this week will participate in their last AFL clinic run by North Melbourne Football Club. Over the last four-weeks students have been taught by Jessie and have learnt the basic skills associated with AFL. Hopefully this has led to more students signing up to participate in AusKick! Next Week students who have PE on Monday, Thursday & Friday will participate in our Sporting Schools funded Athletics program. This program is aimed to get students in level 3 – 6 ready for the Athletics Carnival next term and further develop Prep – 2 fundamental motor skills. REMINDER Parents please try and be aware of when your child has PE and ensure that they are wearing the appropriate shoes. Lots of students are falling over and stating that their feet are hurting after running in the wrong shoes for their PE lessons. Cheers, Britt Stephenson
IMPORTANT REMINDERS Please click on the heading above to access important reminders for AVPS parents and /or guardians, which are updated fortnightly.
OSHC phone: 0423 795 247 Coordinator: Dee Seneviratne
How to get started before using our programs you must register online for an account. Registering is quick and easy. Visit our website to begin www.campaustralia.com.au
Once registered you can make bookings and cancellations, view your statements and manage your details anytime of the day online. Keep in mind we are able to take bookings at short notice to help busy families.
Save on Care. You can save 50% or more on Before and After School Care fees with the non-means tested Child Care Rebate. Almost all families are eligible. To find out more, call our Customer Service Team on 1300 105 343 Monday to Friday
Please access files below to view the OSHC fortnightly report and/or the Camp Australia Holiday Program. Dee and the OSHC team