FETE NEWS There are only 10 weeks until the FETE. We need coordinators for the following :
*Teddy lotto * Mystery Luck jar / bottle * Henna Art/Tattoos * Second hand Clothing * Fairy floss and Lolly stall + Guess the lollies in the jar *Silent Auction coordinator * Rubbish / Waste collection & toilets *Money collectors / counters - Do you have police check? We need you to help count cash! * Signage See previous newsletter for more details
Please join us at our upcoming FETE MEETINGS: Monday 19th August - Unit 2 - 6:00 pm Monday 16th September- Unit 2 - 6:00 pm Tuesday 8th October - Staff Room - 6:00 pm COLLECTIONS Please collect and place fete items in the boxes situated near each unit (pictured below). The 'fridge list' , 'lucky jars' 'chocolate toss' and 'garden stall' requests, outline the goods were are seeking and can be accessed below.
Thanks for your continued support Sue Macaulay and the fundraising team
FETE We hope you love our new fete poster, above, as much as we do. Thank you to the very talented Danielle (mother of Lydia-U6 and Nicholas-U2) who did the art work. We look forward to seeing this image on community auction boards and posters in the coming weeks.
Much appreciation is also extended to Sue Macaulay and her dedicated band of helpers who are organising our upcoming fete. Please help out as much as you can, from donating items (listed on the attachments) to helping run a stall and attending the upcoming meetings; all are welcome. Many hands make light work.
We also look forward to seeing as many family and friends joining in the fun on the day - Saturday 19th October - 1:00 pm-6:00 pm - please save the date and spread the news.
COMMUNITY VISION & VALUES EVENT AVPS will be holding a community vision and values activity on Wednesday 21st August after school from 3:45-4:45pm. We are seeking children and parents or carers to participate in this activity which aims to shape our new vision and values statement for the 2019-2022 AVPS School Strategic Plan.
The activity will help identify what are the most important aspects of our school and will take place in selected classrooms - exact locations to be confirmed via a compass alert closer to the date.
MIKE LARKIN VISITING AVPS - a message from Ben In 2018, Year 2 students in Unit 3 studied weather as part of a science unit. Also during that time, the writing topic was letter writing, so the two were integrated and the children wrote letters to Mike Larkin (Channel 10 News Weather Presenter) to convince him to visit our school. He said 'YES'! but was booked up in 2018, so he will be attending this year on Monday 16th September from 3:30pm until 6:00pm.
Our students will be promoting the opening of our capital works project, our school fete and the school’s waste wise program. Community members are welcome to come along to watch this event but please be reminded that if your children are attending, they will need to be supervised by an adult. Ben will be touching base with 2018 Unit 3B students and the EPA team in the coming weeks to organise this event and to identify the students who will be filmed. These students will require a special permission form to be signed by parents. Thank you -we are all looking forward to promoting our amazing school community. Ben Kline – Learning Specialist
PARENT OPINION SURVEY AVPS is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents. It is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of parents’ perceptions of school climate, student behaviour and student engagement. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.
Approximately 30 per cent of parents have been invited to participate in this year’s survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous. This year the Parent Opinion Survey is being conducted at AVPS from Monday 26th July to Sunday 18th August.
If you received an invitation to complete the survey, please endeavor to finalise this before 18th August, noting that the closing date has been extended by one week.
The survey will be conducted online, only takes 10-15 minutes to complete, and can be accessed at any convenient time within the fieldwork period on desktop computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones. The online survey will be available in a range of languages other than English. These include: Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Chin (hakha), Hindi, Japanese, Somali, Turkish, Punjabi and Greek.
The survey results will be reported back to the school at the end of September. AVPS used last year’s survey results in the major review process that was undertaken early this year, where we identified 1) communications and 2) student voice and agency as two key areas to focus our improvement efforts on.
Please contact the office if you would like more information about this survey.
Kind regards Sue Osborne & Michael Downing, AVPS Principal Team
IMPORTANT REMINDERS Please click on the heading above to access important reminders for AVPS parents and /or guardians, which are updated fortnightly.
NEWS FROM THE SPORTING FIELD! It has been a very busy four weeks at AVPS, and there is a lot to report from the sporting field. AVPS Athletics Carnival Firstly, I wanted to say a massive thank you to all of the parents and teachers for their help at the AVPS Athletics Carnival. The day would not have run as smoothly as it did without everyone’s help, so thank you very much.
Secondly, congratulations to every child who participated at the Athletics Carnival, I saw a lot of smiling and exhausted faces at the end and from talking to students it seemed like everyone had an incredible time.
Finally, the AVPS District Athletics Team has been finalised and is on the window outside of Unit 4. Congratulations to everyone who has been selected, relay training has begun this week so hopefully we bring home the gold! The District Athletics Carnival is on Friday the 16th of August, parents all information regarding the District event is on Compass so please make sure you have a look and remember to give permission.
St John First Aid Clinic St John Ambulance Victoria will visit our school on during children’s PE sessions to deliver their free First Aid in Schools Program to our students. The program has taken an innovative approach to ensure all First Aid lessons are a fun and interactive experience for students of all learning capabilities. Trained St John presenters lead students through tailored sessions on the importance of First Aid and what to do in the event of a medical emergency. Our junior students learn about how to identify when there is an emergency, keeping themselves safe, and how to call for an ambulance. Senior students learn about delivering CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and the things they can do to assist in an emergency.
Listening to the St John representative speak I was amazing at how many students knew what to do in case of an emergency. Prep – 2 students the main focus was ensuring students knew what number to call in case of an emergency and how to find the address of where they were. Parents please make sure that your children know their home address, and how to access a phone in case of an emergency. 3 – 4 students were working through DRSABCD to ensure they knew the steps to help someone who needed first aid as well as how to roll a patient into the recovery position. 5 – 6 students worked through the steps of DRSABCD and how to work as a team to give an unconscious patient who is not breathing CPR
Sporting Schools Grant AVPS was lucky enough to receive the Sporting Schools Grant again this term, I have put the money towards a whole school two-week Volleyball Clinic run by the Western Region Volleyball Association. If your child has shown an interest in Volleyball, please let me know and I will endeavour to find a local club for you to look into.
PE Over the next few weeks in PE there are a few specialist coaches coming in, these coaches are only able to come to our school on select days, therefore not every student will have the same opportunity as others. The coaches that will be coming in are a Regional Volleyball Association, SEDA Basketball Clinic and Melbourne Victory (Only for 3 -6 students). Please keep this a secret as I want the students to be surprised when they come to their PE lesson. Interschool Sports and District shirts
I have looked through the interschool sports and district shirts and have found a few of them are missing, could you please look through your child’s clothes and if the purple or white shirts are at home can you please bring them back to me office, between Unit 4 and Unit 5.
Cheers, Britt Stephenson
STUDENT ENVIRONMENTAL TEAM- NEWS Bee Sustainability Theme – School Fete
For our upcoming School Fete (19th October 2019) we are putting a call out to our community for items which can be upcycled by students and then sold on unit stalls. We are having a bee sustainability theme this year across the school. The items we need are as follows:
Acrylic paint – black and yellow
Acrylic paint – any other colour
Tape – black and yellow
Buttons - oversized
Bottle tops – metal e.g. from beer bottles
Nails – for wood
Logs – hollow and/or small - NO CHEMICAL TREATMENT
Bamboo off cuts - NO CHEMICAL TREATMENT
Cane garden fencing - NO CHEMICAL TREATMENT
Timber off cuts - NO CHEMICAL TREATMENT
Drink Bottles – soft plastic
Milk bottles – soft plastic
Soil – clay based
Tin cans – small and/or giant e.g. for tomato sauce and Milo
Pots – garden
Cups – mugs etc
Shoes – old / mismatched
Old plant pots
Please bring any items you have to Fiona Unit 5.
Additionally, if anyone has hammers, screwdrivers, saws etc they can loan to the school we can put our EPA team straight to work.
Also, we might need someone handy to build a few simple wooden items to help us along the way. Please let Fiona Unit 5 know if you or someone you know could donate some of their time.
Thanks in advance for any way you can help. Fiona – Student Environmental Team Leader Unit 5
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
FUNDRAISING NEWS 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.
OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS CARE (OSHC)
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