We value: Multi-age learning, High Expectations for all, Diversity, Creativity & developing positive Relationships
KEY DATES FFF= Fresh Fruit Friday RED = 'changed date' Term 3, 2019 Fri 20th Sep - 2nd Hand Uniform Sales 8:45-9:15am Fri 20th Sep - School Tour #7 9.30-10.30am Fri 20th Sep - Special Lunch Day 'Pies etc' + Sports Colour Day Fri 20th Sep - No FFF + Early finish 2:30pm Fri 20th Sep - Mid Semester Reports availbale on COMPASS from 3pm - details in your Compass news feed
Term 4, 2019 Wed 9th Oct- Student Led Conference Day- Students attend with parents/ guardians for their allocated times only. Please make arrangements for the care of your child / children on this day. Information will be sent home before the end of term 3, including booking information Wed 16th Oct - Year Prep 2020 Information Session - 5:30pm -6:30pm - Unit 2 Sat 19th Oct- AVPS School Fete 1-6pm Thu 14th Nov - MVIMP Concert - MVRC
TV Weather Presenter Visit #2
FROM THE PRINCIPAL TEAM WEATHER PRESENTER VISIT #2 AVPS was treated to our second weather presenter visit for the term on Monday when Channel 10's Mike Larkin presented live from Ben's classroom, Unit 1.
Emma (Unit 2) and Ela (Unit 4) featured in the segment, promoting our wonderful school and in particular, the Fete coming up on October 19. It was a lot of fun for the children, parents and staff who were present. Thank you to Ben Kline for inspiring his students to write persuasive letters, which proved just how powerful the pen can be.
This segment can be accessed at the 10Play website. Search for News 16th September and scroll to the 27 and 57 minute marks to view AVPS being featured in the weather reports. Please enjoy these snaps below:
WEATHER PRESENTER VISIT #1 Please find a link below and enjoy watching the Nine News segment featuring Isaac from Unit 4 which aired on Sunday 8th September. Nine News - Little Kids Big Ideas Congratulations to Isaac for capturing the attention of Nine News and representing his school and family so very well.
Well done also to Isaac's teachers Sarah and Ellen for inspiring such Big Ideas.
SPORT COLOURS DAY Don't forget ‘sport colours day’ tomorrow, Friday 20th September, which coincides with our special lunch day, where pies (etc) will be offered as a lunch choice. To help get into the spirit of Melbourne’s September footy finals frenzy, AVPS children and adults are encouraged to dress up in their favourite team colours from any sporting code, noting that it does not necessarily need to be AFL football. We look forward to yet another day of colour and fun at AVPS tomorrow.
AvGT IS COMING Ascot Vale's Got Talent will once again be a feature of this year's fete. Please encourage your child / children to plan a group or solo performance (musical / dance / singing/ theatrical / magic /comedy, etc, ) and 'try out' to appear on the fete stage at AVPS on October 19. There will not be enough stage time for every performance on the day, so a short listing process will take place in the first week of term 4. Teachers will nominate several acts from their units and a final audition will take place at a lunch time on Thursday 10th October. Thank you to Alison (mum of Lauren and Fin) and teachers, Lucy, Britt and Marg for organising this fun event for the children.
Along with health benefits, walking to school has benefits for the whole community. It reduces traffic congestion, saves on parking, helps us connect with family and friends and even saves the environment. We look forward to everyone taking advantage of the improving weather conditions and choosing to travel to school in safe and healthy ways in the month of October. Members of the Student Representative Council will oversee the collection of data about students' travel methods in the month of October.
Click on the link above for more information. More details are in this newsletter too.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS We ask our close neighbours or those using the playgrounds to help look after our school on the holidays by reporting any suspicious behaviour in and around our school grounds to the police on ‘000’. Wishing everyone a fabulous holiday break. See you all back at school on MONDAY 7TH OCTOBER.
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.
SRC - WALK TO SCHOOL in OCTOBER Ascot Vale Primary School has signed up to participate in Walk to School in October, along with many other schools in Moonee Valley.
Walk to school encourages all Victorian primary school kids to walk, ride or scoot to and from school. It’s a great way to help students learn healthy habits and achieve the recommended 60 minutes a day physical activity, every day. Although with these benefits, walking and riding to school reduces congestion around the school, saves on parking and helps the environment. So it’s great for the whole school community.
We are encouraging all students to walk, ride or scoot to school as many times as possible during the month of October. Once you get to school don’t forget to record your walk, ride or scoot on the calendars in your classroom as the school with the highest participation rate in Moonee Valley wins some great prizes.
Students can also collect a challenge card from your SRC representative. Each time you walk, ride or scoot to school you have completed one challenge, once you have completed all the challenges on the card, you can drop it into the box located at the office. You will then go into the draw for many great prizes including sports store vouchers and bounce vouchers.
Walking part the way is ok too! You can still participate if you live too far to walk all the way, just park a few blocks away from the school or at the Park and walk part of the way to and from school! 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
OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS CARE (OSHC)
OSHC phone: 0423 795 247 Coordinator: Dee Seneviratne
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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