Carnegie Primary Newsletter

26 November 2019
Issue Eighteen

Our mission is to inspire the self belief and motivation in students that will enable them to achieve and grow.

Diary Dates
From the Principal, Linda Jones
All About Respect
What's happening
Students of the Week
STUDENT TEACHER SWAP DAY
Numeracy News
Arts News
ICAS RESULTS
PFA  News
Aftercare News
Advertisements
Carnegie Primary School
(03) 9571 2662
51 Truganini Road
Carnegie, Victoria, 3163
AU

Diary Dates

November

Wednesday  27th November

Prep Orientation 11.45am-1.15pm

Second Hand Uniform Shop open from 1-1.30pm

Guitar Concert in hall 7-8pm

 

Thursday  28th November

Grade 6 Production at Glen Eira College

 

Friday  29th November

Year 5/6 Sport

Technology Open Afternoon 2.45-3.30pm

December

Thursday  5th December

Prep Celebration and Open Afternoon

 

Friday  6th December

Assembly in the hall 9am

Second Hand Uniform Shop 3.15-3.45pm

 

 

 

Tuesday  10th December

Helpers' Thank you Morning Tea 9.15-10.15am

(Please RSVP to Molly in the office if you are coming along)

 

Wednesday  11th December

School Council Meeting 7pm

 

Thursday  12th December

Grade 6 Graduation

 

Tuesday 17th December

Morning Concert 9.15am-9.45am

Junior athletics at school Prep-Year 2 - 11.30am-1.30pm

End of Year Picnic- Koornang Park

 

Friday  20th December

Last day of Term-early dismissal at 1.30pm

Assembly 1pm

From the Principal,
Linda Jones

HELPERS MORNING TEA

It’s that time of year when we thank all the people who have helped us in so many different ways throughout the year. We have had mums, dads, aunties, uncles, grandparents and very special friends help with reading, literacy activities, working bees, sport, excursions and many other things. We invite all the helpers, who are available, to attend a special “thank you” morning tea with Karen and Linda. We hope you can come and let us do something nice for you. Please put the date in your diary for this special occasion.

Tuesday 10th December 9.15 -10.15 am

In our School Staffroom

For catering reasons, if you are able to attend, can you please let Molly in our office know by Wednesday 4th December.

 

END OF YEAR ORGANISATION

Staff are currently busy writing student reports reflecting on your child/children’s achievements throughout 2019. These will be sent home on Wednesday 18th December. On this day, the children will also ‘Step-Up’ to their next year’s class for a short while and will meet the students that will be in their class in 2020. A list of all our classes and staffing structures will be shared with families at the same time.

For those families who are choosing to take holidays prior to this date, your reports will remain at school and can be collected on your return. Reports will not be made available prior to this date.  

The booklist for 2020 are currently being prepared and were approved by our recent School Council meeting. The costs for 2020 will be quite similar to 2019.  The paper work associated with this will be sent out when school resumes next year with payments required early in the year. Our Parent Payment Policy can be viewed on our website, paper copies are available at the office too.

STAFFING UPDATE

As always happens at the end of each year, we say a fond farewell to some of our staff and warmly welcome new members to our team. Emily Connelly, Alice Dell and Nikki Shute been granted leave, from Carnegie, for the 2020 year. Rochelle Airdrie will be returning to her previous school and Claire Clarke is wishing to pursue other teaching opportunities.

We warmly welcome back Rebecca Batten and Joel Pollard in a full time capacity. Larissa Kennedy, Genevieve Murtagh, Emma English, Abbey Pomeroy and Sarah Lockett are all returning in part time roles as they come back from family leave.

New staff appointed against recently advertised vacancies are Kate McArdle, Keren Freeman and Beau Landes we very much look forward to them being part of the Carnegie PS family.

Additional positions may need to be advertised and the processes will be completed over the coming weeks. I am hoping to have all staff for 2020 appointed by early December.

CLASSES FOR 2020

The leadership team and more particularly the classroom teachers will shortly commence the makeup of next year’s classes. The first criteria is that each child is placed with at least one friend they have chosen from a small list. There are lots of pieces of information and observations that are taken into consideration when placing the children and we ask once again that you support our decisions. We value all our teachers equally and again point out to you how closely our teams work together to take equal responsibility for the outcomes of all students in each grade level. We are very lucky with regards to the quality of our teachers across the board and this should not be taken for granted. The students will be told their placements before the end of term and will have a short session with their new class on Wednesday 18th December. Your support of your child can be quite enhanced by receiving news of their placement with enthusiasm and encouragement.

IMPORTANT END OF YEAR 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 Ms Travers. This will be held on the school oval.

 

END OF TERM PICNIC FROM 5 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.

 

LAST DAY OF TERM & HOLIDAY BREAK

Term 4 ends on Friday 20th December at 1.30pm. There will be a final assembly, in our gym, at 1.00pm on this day so we can farewell those leaving us.

School commences for year 1 to 6 students on Thursday 31st January. Looking forward to seeing everyone back as we commence another great year at Carnegie Primary School. Prep students commence on Friday 31st January. A  separate letter will be sent to prep families with the specific arrangements for their first day.  

WORDS OF WISDOM

Linda Jones & Karen Bentata – Grimm

All About Respect

Respect is the glue that holds your relationships together. Learn ways to be respectful and know what to do when somebody isn’t respectful toward you.

 

 

 

 

Why is respect important?

Receiving respect from others is important because it helps us to feel safe and to express ourselves.

Being respected by important people in our lives growing up teaches us how to be respectful toward others.

Respect means that you accept somebody for who they are, even when they’re different from you or you don’t agree with them.

Respect in your relationships builds feelings of trust, safety, and wellbeing.

Respect doesn’t have to come naturally – it is something you learn.

Think about all the different situations in life where you have to get along with others – how do you know if there’s respect in your relationship?

You feel safe being around each other

You know it’s ok for both of you to express who you are

When you disagree you listen to each other and be patient

You don’t yell or talk over the top of each other

Neither of you are controlling the other person’s choices

You both talk openly about your needs and wants

You both allow the other person space if they need it

You can both admit when you’ve made a mistake

 

Getting back on track

Sometimes we find ourselves not feeling respected by other people, including our family or friends.

While it’s not always possible to change somebody and make them respect you, there are some things you can try:

  • Show people what respect looks like by being respectful yourself
  • Spend time with people who are respectful and make you feel safe
  • Tell the person what they are doing isn’t ok and be specific
  • Talk to somebody you trust like a parent, teacher, or counsellor
  • Try to understand their point of view
  • Give that person a chance to change their behaviour toward you
  • It’s ok to end friendships with people if they can’t be respectful and you don’t feel safe around them

Don’t forget to have respect for yourself too!

Being respectful toward others is one part of the puzzle. It’s also important to have respect for yourself.

Remember that you are valued and you matter. What you think and feel is just as important as what somebody else thinks and feels.                                                                                 https://kidshelpline.com.au/teens/issues/all-about-respect

What's happening

TECHNOLOGY OPEN AFTERNOON-this Friday 29th

This Friday afternoon parents and guardians are invited to visit classrooms to join in some technology based activities. Students will share their digital work and favourite activities on the ipads and laptops. Your children can demonstrate their coding with Bee Bots (Prep-Year2), Sphero robots (Years 3 & 4),  Lego Mindstorm (Year 5) and Makey Makey circuits (Year 6). You are welcome to visit between 2.45pm and 3.30pm.

 

BIRTHDAY BOOKS

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

NAME

CLASS

DONATED  BOOKS

Audrey G

Prep A

“Miles and Miles of Reptiles”

Arnau S

1 C

“Lola Fluffy Whiskers Pops Up”

“Emma Littleleap Takes a Chance”

“The Garden”

“Children’s Atlas of the Universe”

Aria A

Prep C

“Little Nic’s Big Day”

 

Please see that all library books have been returned to school by Friday 6th December. THANK YOU!

GUITAR LESSONS AT CPS

 

KEYBOARD LESSONS AT CPS

Learn keyboard at school during school time in 2020

Places for 30 minute group

Available for grade 2-6 students

Enrolment form available at school

or call Lili 0438 901146- Music Melodies

lili@musicmelodies.com.au

 

Students of the Week

October 21, 2019

William Y   Prep           For always trying your best in all subject areas! You are a super kind and caring

                                            member of the Prep B team!

Ava Y  Prep                    For being a great team member when you created your maths board game! You are

                                           a star!

Sakiethyaa S   Prep    For working so hard during all areas of her learning. Your writing has come along

                                           so well. We are proud of your efforts.

Nimay J Prep               For being an amazing member of Prep A. Your positive attitude and fun loving

                                           nature are wonderful qualities to have.

Aaliya J Yr 1         For her excellent attitude to life at school. We have loved your positive approach

                                 towards your learning.

Paloma S Yr 1    For her great dance moves at our Grade 1 assembly performance. You certainly have a

                                natural talent for dancing!

Eli W  Yr 2            For taking the time to improve the quality of your work and producing well thought 

                                out pieces of work. You are a superstar!

Atharva H Yr 2   For always being positive and caring towards everyone and everything you do.

                                Thank you for being you.

Kian P  Yr 3         For making good observations and predictions when investigating the conditions for

                                life to occur on other planets.

Avaneesh P Yr 3    For your outstanding maths learning this year. You work so well to improve your

                                  knowledge and challenge yourself.

Jessica B  Yr 4     For her ability to recognise different types of sentences and to use complex

                                 sentences in her own writing.

Patrick M  Yr 4    For being a kind, compassionate and caring friend to everyone at CPS. We are so

                                 proud of you!

Royce T  Yr  5      For having a positive attitude to your learning, particularly in Earn & Learn with your

                                successful business.

Rose M  Yr 5        For making sure students felt included and supported on Year 5 camp.

Ronith M  Yr 6     For being super involved during our indigenous media arts unit and for basically just

                                 being an amazing person!

 

 

STUDENT TEACHER
SWAP DAY

STUDENT/TEACHER SWAP DAY

Our Junior school Council ran a student/teacher swap day the other week to raise money for the State Schools' Relief Fund.
Below are some of our 'teachers' from the day!

 

Numeracy News

This week’s focus is
MACK
MAKE A TABLE

Organising data into a table helps Mack discover a pattern and identify information that is missing.

 

Here are this week’s problem solving questions. You have until December 6th to submit your answer with your name and class into the calculator box at the office. The Problem Solver’s of the week will then be announced at assembly on Monday 9th December.

 

 

This week we are back looking for another junior and senior Problem Solver of the Week. 

 

Hi, I am Mack and I am your 2019 Numeracy Captain. This week the questions are:    

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Question (Prep – Grade 2)

There are six swimmers on each relay-race team. The first team member swims 300 meters. Each team member swims 50 meters less than the swimmer before. How many meters did the last team member swim in the relay race?

 

Swimmer

Distance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Question (Grade 3 – Grade 6)

 

Please place your entry into the calculator box at the office by the 6th of December and include your name and grade.    

 

 

Arts News

Year 1 in the Art Room

The Year 1 students have been making musical instruments in the art room.

Here they are playing their mini ukuleles!

 

 

ICAS RESULTS

ICAS

Last term some of our year 4, 5 and 6 students chose to participate in the University of NSW ICAS Mathematics and English Tests. The following students received certificates for their excellent results.

MATHS RESULTS

HIGH DISTINCTION – top 1% in Victoria

Arthur L                  Year 4

 

DISTINCTION – top 10% in Victoria

Alastair G               Year 4

Mack O                   Year 6

 

CREDIT – top 35% in Victoria

Jessica B                 Year 4

Jonah C                   Year 4

Shivam P                Year 4

Siddharth R          Year 4

Elise S                     Year 4

Jackson D               Year 4

Patrick M               Year 4

Nikhilesh N           Year 5

Rohan R                 Year 5

Zara M                     Year 5

Saanvi H                Year 5

William R               Year 5

Addison H              Year 6

Aaron R                   Year 6

Tom R                      Year 6

Jakob S                   Year 6

Hunter B                  Year 6

Selena G Year 6

Oliver M Year 6

Giaan N Year 6

 

ENGLISH RESULTS

  DISTINCTION – top 10% in Victoria

Siddharth R          Year 4

Saanvi M                Year 5

 

CREDIT – top 35% in Victoria

Jessica B                 Year 4

Jonah C                   Year 4

Avner H                  Year 4

Trisha K                  Year 4

Arthur L                  Year 4

Elise S                     Year 4

Lydia A                   Year 4

Nikhilesh N           Year 5

Stephanie P           Year 5

Venkata T                Year 5

Monique F               Year 5

William R                  Year 5

Addison H                Year 6

Anushka J               Year 6

Shreevidya P          Year 6

Henry Y                     Year 6

Hunter B                   Year 6

Giaan N                     Year 6

 

PFA  News

ICY POLE FRIDAY THIS WEEK

A reminder that our fortnightly Icy Pole Day is happening this Friday. Icy poles will be available after the second bell at lunchtime for $1.

 

CHRISTMAS TREES FOR SALE

We are now  selling fresh Christmas trees this year through Rotary East Malvern. Orders are due in this Friday. Order forms are available at the office and they were sent home via Compass last week.

The school receives $10 for every tree sold!

 

HEALTHY LUNCHBOX COMPETITION

Thank you to those students who sent in images of their healthy nude food lunches over the last couple of weeks.  There are some wonderful inspirational lunches in the galleries below!

This week's winner drawn randomly from the entries, was Summer S from Year 2 and she was the lucky winner of a bento style lunchbox.

We will be drawing another winner on Monday 9th December which will be our LAST DRAW so send your photos to: pfa@carnegieps.vic.edu.au by Sunday 8th December and we will announce it in the next newsletter.  

 

 

 

 

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

BOOKINGS FOR 2020 FOR ASC AND BSC ARE NOW OPEN:

 

PLEASE VISIT: WWW.YLV.COM.AU

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD IS FIRSTLY ENROLLED INTO THE CARNEGIE PROGRAM BEFORE SUBMITTING A BOOKING FORM

 

AS WE ARE LICENSED FOR 100 PLACES, WE ENCOURAGE PARENTS TO BOOK THEIR CHILDREN INTO THE PROGRAM FOR NEXT YEAR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IN ORDER TO SECURE A PLACE FOR NEXT YEAR

 

JANUARY 2020 HOLIDAY PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN FOR BOOKINGS

 

HOLIDAY PROGRAM 

Click on the image below for all the details of the upcoming holiday program.

 

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Click on the attachment below for all the details for Term 1 Art classes

 

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