Carnegie Primary Newsletter

29 October 2019
Issue Sixteen

We are here to support the academic, social and emotional development of our students to be resilient to the
challenges of a rapidly changing society.

Diary Dates
From the Principal, Linda Jones
Parenting Ideas
What's happening
Students of the Week
Sports News
Literacy News
Walk to School Month
PFA  News
Aftercare News
Advertisements
Carnegie Primary School
(03) 9571 2662
51 Truganini Road
Carnegie, Victoria, 3163
AU

Diary Dates

Diary Dates

Wednesday 30th October

Year 1 Open Afternoon

 

Wednesday 30th October- Friday 1st November

Year 5 Camp

 

Friday 1st November

Assembly in the hall 9am SHARP!

Year 6 Sport

 

Tuesday 5th November

Melbourne Cup Day holiday-no school

 

Wednesday 6th November

Prep Orientation 2.30-3.30pm

 

Friday  8th November

Assembly in the hall 9am

Year 5/6 Sport

Second Hand Uniform Shop 3.15-3.45pm

 

Saturday 9th November

Students' Disco in the Hall of Champions

 

Tuesday 12th November

Second Hand Uniform Shop 8.45-9.15am

From the Principal,
Linda Jones

GRADE STRUCTURES FOR 2020

For your information, after most families have returned their intentions for 2020 forms, we have an expected 2020 enrolment of approximately 610 students. I anticipate we will run 27 classes. We will have 6 prep grades, 4 grade ones, 4 grade twos, 4 grade threes, 4 grade fours, 3 grade fives and 3 grade 6 classes. Additional teachers and Education support officer time will be in all teams of varying time fraction depending on class structures. Further details will be shared with families over the coming weeks with all families knowing their 2020 classes prior to the end of term. As part of our school’s transition program, we organise ‘Stepping Up’ times into our program a little later this term. On these occasions children step their next year’s level visiting learning spaces and teachers. They will know their specific class teacher before we finish up for the holidays

 

AMAZING STAGE TWO OF ‘BUSH KINDER’ PROJECT COMPLETED

Below is a lovely picture of some of the students from Carnegie Kinder enjoying the recently enhanced bush garden area at the rear of our grounds parallel to our new oval. It has been rewarding seeing this taking shape and we look forward to watching the trees and shrubs establish themselves over the coming months. Thank you to Glen Eira Kinder Association for funding and leading this project. I look forward to working together to care for this area and gaining much enjoyment from this greatly enhanced outside space. I anticipate our students sharing this space with the kinder students and with our teachers during class times, as organised.

 

PREMIERS’ READING CHALLENGE

Congratulations to our students who participated in this year’s 15th Premiers’ Reading Challenge. All children who chose to participate received a personalised certificate to acknowledge their efforts. This year, almost 113,000 children and young people completed the 2019 Challenge reading more than 4.3 million books! I’m sure many hours of enjoyment was had as collectively thousands of pages were read. Well done all 😊

IMPORTANT END OF TERM DATES

TUESDAY 17TH DECEMBER

MORNING CONCERT – 9.15 till 9.45am

The children and staff will be organising a small, low key, concert on the morning of Tuesday 17th December commencing at 9.15am in our gym.  The children always enjoy preparing their items in their year levels. We hope those of you who are available at this time can join us.

 

PROPOSED JUNIOR ATHLETICS – 11.30 till 1.30pm

As has become a tradition, our Year Prep to 2 students will be participating in a Junior Sports morning (weather permitting) organised by Mr O’Brien and Mrs Travers. Details will be shared closer to date.

 

END OF TERM PICNIC FROM 5pm till 7pm

We are planning a special end of year picnic on Tuesday 17th December at Koornang Park from around 5pm. It will be BYO chairs, rugs, picnic baskets and smiles. There will be no formal events organised on this occasion but it will be an opportunity for families to come together in an informal setting and for the children to play with their classmates.

 

THURSDAY 19TH DECEMBER

WHOLE SCHOOL TABLOID SPORTS 

We have arranged for Kaboom Sports Kids to run two multi-aged tabloid events as part of our end of term celebrations. There will be two sessions with the first session running from 9.15 till 11am and the second from 11.30 till 1.15pm. This will be a marvellous end of term activity for all our students to enjoy together. No cost will be incurred by families as this event will be funded by monies remaining from the reconciliation of our school concert earlier in the year.

 

PLEASE SHOW RESPECT FOR SCHOOL AND YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING

This term we have been fortunate enough to have quite a number of lovely spring mornings to start our school day but it is of considerable disappointment that we again have the need to remind, a small number of parents and children of the importance of being at school just before 9am ready for a smooth start to the school day. We realise there are occasions when lateness can’t be avoided but there are children who arrive late day after day. This is particularly noticeable when we are assembled on a Monday morning. If your child arrives late on a Monday, please ensure they stand to the side and wait until a suitable break in the assembly before joining their class. It is our responsibility as adults to set an example for our children and follow through diligently. For many children it only means heading off to school five minutes earlier and making this the habit. The school yard is supervised from 8:45am and we welcome students to arrive after this time.

RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN THE VICTORIAN CURRICULUM

Over recent months parents may have heard from their child/children about aspects of our school curriculum that focus on respectful relationships. This is a new addition to the Victorian Curriculum and the implementation of the program throughout our school has been diligently led by Mrs Jenni Spataro our school’s Wellbeing Leader and Ms Liz Harley our Leading Teacher. A number of resources have been purchased to support this program and staff are undertaking professional learning.

Below is an overview of this program taken from Department of Education website. The topics focused on for each year level at Carnegie Primary are well considered and targeted to the needs of our students at any given point in time. If families have any specific questions please ask your child’s teacher or come and see Karen or myself. Early in 2020 we will run an information evening for interested parents and carers.

 

What is respectful relationships education?

Respectful relationships education focuses on building and promoting gender equity in relationships and challenging of gender stereotypes. The Victorian Curriculum F-10 includes learning about respectful relationships in both Health and Physical Education and Personal and Social Capability.

Health and Physical Education

In Health and Physical Education, students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage safe and respectful relationships.

The following focus areas provide the context for teaching about respectful and safe relationships.

Relationships and sexuality focuses on establishing and managing respectful relationships. Students develop knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to strategies for respectfully relating to and interacting with others as well as strategies for dealing with relationships when there is an imbalance of power such as bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence (including discrimination based on race, gender and sexuality).

Safety addresses safety issues that students may encounter in their daily lives, including those in the home. Students develop knowledge, understanding and skills to make safe decisions and behave in ways that protect their own safety and that of others, including strategies for dealing with unsafe or uncomfortable situations, managing personal safety and safety in relationships and dating.

 

Within the Personal, Social and Community Health Strand content descriptions relevant to preventing violence can be found across all levels from Foundation to Year 10. The sub-strands contain the following themes:

 

Being healthy, safe and active

 

  • Development of personal identity, including gender and sexual identity
  • Help seeking strategies, including protective behaviours
  • Physical, social and emotional changes and the impact of these on relationships
  • Services and strategies that promote health, safety and wellbeing

Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing

  • Social skills necessary for respectful relationships
  • Emotional responses and how these impact on relationships
  • The media’s influence on attitudes, beliefs and behaviours.

Contributing to healthy and active communities

  • Strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing in the community
  • Factors that influence health and wellbeing within the community, including challenging attitudes and behaviours such as homophobia, sexism, prejudice, violence, discrimination and harassment.

Personal and Social Capability

In the Personal and Social Capability curriculum, students learn to recognise and regulate emotions, develop empathy for others and establish and build a framework for positive relationships.

 

Self-awareness and management

  • Exploring emotional responses and the links between emotions and behaviour
  • Acknowledgement of personal strengths.

Social awareness and management

  • Diversity within the community, including the importance of empathy and respecting human rights
  • Factors that influence the expression of positive and respectful relationships
  • Conflict and strategies to address or manage conflict.

Through teaching and learning in Health and Physical Education and the Personal and Social Capability areas of the Victorian Curriculum, students will develop the ability to:

  • Identify and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing
  • Recognise that conflict occurs and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate ways to deal with conflict
  • Describe factors that can positively influence relationships and personal wellbeing
  • Describe the characteristics of respectful relationships and suggest ways that respectful relationships can be achieved
  • Investigate personal, social and cultural factors that influence the ability to experience positive and respectful relationships and explore the rights and responsibilities of individuals in relationships

WORDS OF WISDOM

 It’s the little moments in life that make it big

 

Parenting Ideas

SOCIAL SKILLS AT SCHOOL

At school children will need to be able to confidently achieve the list below. They develop these skills with the support of caring adults in everyday situations that call for their use.

  • Cooperate with other children
  • Take turns and join in with other children
  • Express their feelings and opinions in a way that they don’t upset or offend others
  • Use their words to sort out problems with their peers rather than acting aggressively
  • Ask questions and follow instructions
  • Ask for help when they need it
  • Follow rules and routines
  • Know when and how to give ideas and opinions
  • Accept adults correcting their behaviour and learning
  • Try things they are not sure about
  • Keep going to finish a task

 

Families can help children develop social skills in simple ways. For example :-

  • Have lots of family talks with children so they become good at talking with others
  • Talk about looking forward to school and learning
  • Talk through what will happen and review what did happen solving difficulties that did arrive
  • Talk about the best way to act in different situations, at home, school and in the community
  • Help them solve arguments without fighting
  • Try to be calm and positive yourself when you are asked to solve problems or resolve conflict
  • Notice and comment when they take turns, share and show kindness
  • Tell them the things they are good at and be proud of them
  • Give them support to learn new things and take risks.
  • Give increasing responsibility for things they can do independently

What's happening

BIRTHDAY BOOKS

Thank you for these great books and many happy birthday wishes from all at Carnegie Primary School.

 

NAME

CLASS

DONATED  BOOKS

Maya L

2A

“Definitely Do Not Open This Book”

Lara D

3A

“The Treehouse Joke Book”

Avani T.

3C

“Excellent Excuses and Other Good Stuff”

Emily T.

Prep A

“Emily Loves to Bounce”

 

Particular thanks to the Callaghan family for their donation of quality books in excellent condition.

 

THANKS TO OUR CPS COMMUNITY
from Cate Allan

Following our recent school fete, we were able to sort and make a collection of good quality books that we have passed on to Margaret Neith, who will ship them to schools in Sri Lanka. See Margaret’s letter of thanks below.

 

Dear Cate,

I picked up the boxes of books yesterday and am absolutely delighted with them and so grateful on behalf of the primary school students of Jaffna College and Uduvil Girls College in Jaffna, Srilanka. 

Tamil is the main language spoken in northern Srilanka. The government has recently made English a compulsory subject but the children do not have access to books written in English apart from their curriculum texts, so it is difficult for teachers to encourage a love of English reading and practice. This area of Srilanka was badly affected by the 30 year civil war and many parents are struggling financially and most schools are still in “recovery” mode. So, beautiful books like these are especially appreciated and loved.

I collect toys as well, for the kindergartens. I pack good quality clean soft toys around the books too help to protect the books during shipping. When we first visited in 2015, the little children had no books or toys at all.

I send three tea-chest sized cartons at a time and send them as soon as I have enough books and toys to fill them. 

In 2018 the arrival of the boxes in Jaffna coincided with our annual visit (my husband John and I visit each year for 4 weeks at our own expense as volunteers). It was so heartwarming and rewarding to watch the year 6 students help unpack the boxes and the Teachers of English were so excited. 

We are very keen to find teachers or retired teachers who may be interested in volunteering to go to Jaffna to assist with teaching English (primary or secondary) and help the teachers and perhaps introduce the teachers there to different teaching methods (it is still mainly chalk and talk and lots of rote learning). Most students don’t have modern technologies like iPads or smart phones and not all families can afford TVs. Free accommodation is provided at both schools.

So that’s a bit of background about this project - if you want more information just let me know

Grateful thanks,

Margaret 

 

I’d like to acknowledge and thank our fabulous Library Lovers (volunteer parents) for their many hours of time in tidying our library and stamping, repairing and sorting books. Particular thanks is owed to Rose Robinson (mother of Mika 6B) and Rahila Zheeshan (mother of Sarim 1C and Sameer 3B), who have been helping Angela Thompson and myself sort donated books for the fete, our library and for donation to these schools in Sri Lanka.

Ms. Cate Allan

Premiers Reading Challenge

Well done to all the students who participated and completed the 15th Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge.

This year, almost 113,000 children and young people completed the 2019 Challenge, reading more than 4.3 million books!

It is a fantastic achievement – one that would not have been possible with you.

You will receive your Certificate of Achievement from your teacher this week.

Congratulations again!

Parenting Anxious Children

Caulfield Junior College is running an information session for parents with anxious children on November 19th. Please see attached file for details.

 

Students of the Week

October 21, 2019

Lillo M         Prep        For being such a kind, helpful and hard working member of the Prep C classroom.

Vikhyath P  Prep       A wonderful start to CPS; you have settled in well to Prep D and you always bring a 

                                        smile to school. Welcome!

Tilak B   Prep             You always try hard to stay focused during writing. Keep it up Tilak! 

                                        You're awesome!

Manvika K Grade 1  For being wonderfully organised during our swimming program at GESAC.

Maya S  Grade 1        For being confident and organised during our swimming program at GESAC.

                                        We love  your positive attitude.

Elliot M  Grade 2       For showing persistence during our swimming program. You are a star!

Siddharth R Grade 2 For your kindness and caring nature. You always think of those around you. What a

                                         fantastic role model for your peers.

Maia N  Grade 3         For your terrific attitude to your writing, consistently applying yourself and taking

                                         such pride in your work.

Ava M  Grade 3           For working so well to improve your knowledge of fractions.

Rehan B Grade 4     For your determined attitude and enthusiasm towards all of your learning.

Nicole S-G  Grade 4    For being kind and considerate at all times. You are a calming presence in our year

                                          4 team.

Shaul S  Grade 5        For showing wonderful dedication to his science fiction narrative writing.

Max R  Grade 6           For your enthusiasm and pro-active approach to supporting the Year 6 stall at the

                                         Fete.  Your efforts didn't go unnoticed.

 

 

Photo: L-R: Lucas, Angus, Cooper & Julian at the Regional Athletics

Sports News

Photo: L-R: Lucas, Angus, Cooper & Julian at the Regional Athletics

Athletics

Last Monday, Angus B, Julian F, Cooper A and Lucas K represented Carnegie Primary at the Regional Athletics Carnival. They all performed exceptionally well and displayed great team comraderie.

Julian placed third in the high jump with a PB of 1.3m and received a bronze medal,

Lucas shot his way into 3rd place in his shotput event alos with a PB of 11.04m and received a bronze medal, Cooper threw a personal best of 30.16m and placed 2nd in his discus event to receive the silver medal, Angus placed 3rd in the 1500m, receiving a bronze medal and in a sensational effort he came first in the 800m and won the gold medal!

 

Angus and Cooper both qualified for the School Sport Victoria State Championships which were held last Thursday.

They were up against some tough competition from other schools and tried their very best on the day.

Cooper placed 11th in his discus event,  and in a remarkable performance, which was live streamed into many classrooms around the school, Angus ran a personal best of 2:28:07 to place 2nd in his 800m event!

Congratulations boys on your wonderful performances. Carnegie PS is very proud of you all!

 

Literacy News

Literacy in Year 3

Last term, the year 3 students explored the My Place book and series as part of their literacy and discovery learning. They then wrote a historical narrative based on the book. Their pieces were set in Melbourne in the 1940s. The students chose from Port Melbourne, Richmond, Parkville and Tullamarine. This term, we were lucky to share our writing with the year 6 students.

 

We got to see lots of different characters and the way people lived through Australian history 

- Tran

I enjoyed making the map as we got to write all the names from your area. We got to colour it in and add details to it. – Holly

I liked coming up with my own character with their own story. – Sanchitha

I was proud of my map and writing about how my character lived in Richmond in the 1940s. –Liem

 

 

I enjoyed watching My Place and reading the book. The read and respond activities helped me to understand more. –Prisha

 

 

I thought it was fun and it was a good opportunity to learn about Australia in the 1940s. – Adele

 

I really liked sharing with the year 6s because we got to see other people’s points of view. – Gabe

 

I enjoyed drawing the character and pet because you got to make up your character and what they looked like. I also liked making it fit with the 1940s. – Lara

 

 

The best thing about writing our own My Place is that we got to add our own ideas and illustrations. We added lots of facts from the 1940s and worked really hard. - Dhruvi

 

 

I enjoyed writing about my character Ella and her life in Tullamarine in the 1940s. I didn’t know how to write a historical narrative before. - Isha

 

 

I loved learning about all the historical facts and the episodes were very enjoyable to watch. –Jasper

 

 

My favourite part was the episodes because we got to learn about history and look at Australia in those times. - Sophie

Walk to School Month

CPS Gets Walking!

During October at CPS we are encouraging our entire school to walk, ride and scoot to school. 

Kids are healthier and happier when they’re active every day. Walking kids to school is a great opportunity to get them active and build their confidence and life skills. It’s also a chance for everyone to spend some quality family time together. Each Monday at assembly Miss Connelly and the Enviorstars have been presenting the 'golden sneaker' to the class who had the highest participation the previous  week.

Here are the results from the last 2 weeks:

WEEK 2

 A special mention to Prep C who increased their participation by 28% this week!

 

PA

62%

2A

66%

4A

50%

6B

44%

PB

38%

2B

65%

4B

72%

6C

49%

PC

48%

2C

67%

4C

63%

 

 

PD

66%

2D

62%

4D

58%

 

 

1A

55%

3A

45%

5A

68%

 

 

1B

63%

3B

47%

5B

73%

 

 

1C

66%

3C

69%

5C

64%

 

 

1D

71%

3D

56%

6A

75%

 

 

Well done to 6A for being the most active class in the school and for winning the CPS Golden Sneaker for Week 2.

 

 WEEK 3

PA

71%

2A

56%

4A

51%

6B

62%

PB

28%

2B

71%

4B

37%

6C

42%

PC

37%

2C

64%

4C

70%

 

 

PD

74%

2D

45%

4D

58%

 

 

1A

70%

3A

54%

5A

78%

 

 

1B

68%

3B

74%

5B

83%

 

 

1C

64%

3C

76%

5C

68%

 

 

1D

71%

3D

47%

6A

83%

 

 

 

Shout out to Prep A, Prep D, 1A, 1B, 3B, 3C, 5A, 5B, 5C, 6A and 6B for increasing your walking percentage each week! This week we had a draw with 5B and 6A sharing the golden sneaker-well done!

 

Friday November 1 – Assembly

This Friday the Walk to School Prize draw will be run at assembly. There will be some great prizes from Rebel Sport (Chadstone External store) to win.

 

Walking Tickets

Walking tickets must be given to your classroom teacher by Thursday afternoon in order to go in the draw to win a Fitbit. Entries received later than this will unfortunately not be able to be entered into the draw.

 

PFA  News

SCHOOL DISCO

We are holding the always popular student disco on Saturday 9th November. This year we have one of our prep dads as a DJ so it should be lots of fun!

Prep-Year 2: 5-6.30pm

Years 3-6: 7-8.30pm

Tickets are $5 and the students will have  a sausage/veggie burger on the night.

Tickets can be purchased via trybooking:

https://www.trybooking.com/BGJEM  

or you can print out the attached form and pay cash at the office.

Please purchase your tickets by Wednesday 6th November so we can finalise the catering. Thank you!

 

ICY POLE FRIDAY RETURNS

We will be running Icy pole Fridays every second week for the remainder of the term, starting this Friday.

Students can buy an icy pole for $1 at lunchtime after they have finished eating their lunch from the kiosk area at the hall.

 

HEALTHY LUNCHBOX COMPETITION

Thank you to those students who sent in images of their healthy nude food lunches over the last couple of weeks.  This week's winner drawn randomly from the entries, was Owen H  from Year 2 and he was the lucky winner of a bento style lunchbox beeswax wraps from Biome.

We will be drawing another winner on Monday 11th November so send your photos to: pfa@carnegieps.vic.edu.au by Sunday 27th October and we will announce it in the next newsletter. The next winner will receive a pack of reusable silicon food wraps which can be used in place of cling wrap which has been kindly donated by 'Loft 469' in Elsternwick.

 

Here are the lunchbox entries from last week to give you some inspiration when making your school lunches!

 

 

 

TERM 4 EVENTS

Kids' Disco                         Saturday November 9th

PFA Meeting                      Monday 11th November 7.30pm in staffroom

 

PFA PRESIDENT

Leesa Needham

leesa.n@optusnet.com.au

Ph: 0408 556 669

Aftercare News

Youth Leadership Victoria

Carnegie Primary School OSHC

Opening Hours:  Before School Care 7am-8.45am

           After School Care 3.30pm-6.30pm

Vacation Care 7am-6pm

 

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR BOOKINGS/QUERIES:

HEAD OFFICE

Email: admin@ylv.com.au /accounts@ylv.com.au

Service Mobile Number: 0402043810

A copy of the enrolment and booking form can be downloaded through our website on:  www.ylv.com.au

Prices for the Program:

Before School Care

Permanent Booking: $14

Casual Booking: $17

After School Care

Permanent Booking: $15

Casual Booking: $20

 

AFTERCARE NEWS

Just a reminder that being term 4 children will need to wear hats and sunscreen when going outdoors. As children tend to leave their school hats in their school tubs, could you please organise for your child to have a spare hat in their bag for after school care purposes only.

 

 As for sunscreen we use Woolworths Every Day SPF 50+ If your child has any allergies to this brand could you please provide a sunscreen that is appropriate.

 

A Snapshot of Diwali Celebration Activities At The Service:

 

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