Yarra Road Primary School Newsletter

02 February 2018
Issue One
Principal's Message
Diary Dates 2018
Introducing Compass
Our first day at School 
YRPS Sponsors 
PA/School Community News
Yarra Road Primary School
(03) 9723 4182
222-228 Yarra Road
Croydon North, Victoria, 3136

Principal's Message

Welcome Back

What a fantastic week at Yarra Road Primary School.


We trust that your child had a positive and exciting start to the school year. For many it was their first day of primary school. It was wonderful to see all of the students happy, cheerful faces in the classrooms and around the yard.  It is going to be a great 2018! 
We look forward to the year ahead and working together to help your children 'Enjoy their Road to Success'. 


Kate Perkins


Week 1 at Yarra Road Primary School

We had a great year last year, but this year will be amazing, welcome back to 2018!


We can't wait to tell you about this year, but first we would like to welcome our new Preps and the new families! We have 48 new Preps. The Preps are very lucky to be partnered up with our lovely grade 5's.


Another welcome to our new staff, Miss Forde who will be working in grade 3/4 and Mrs Shalders who is our new music teacher.


We do many amazing things with the whole school through the year, like- cross-country, production, athletics, school swimming, book week, crazy hair day, super hero day, crazy sock day and footy day. We also do things in our year levels.

Here are some examples:

Preps -alphabet concert and teddy bears picnic with our grade 5's.


Grade 1- fairytale ball and movie and milo night!!


Grade 2- sleepover! Grade 3/4- Sovereign hill camp for 2 nights.


Grade 5- teddy bears picnic and Phillip Island camp for 2 nights.


Grade 6- excursions, camp in the city which they organise themselves and Graduation!!!!!


We hope that you all have a wonderful year with all of our activities planned and have a fun year at Yarra Road.


Written by Kaitlyn and Amy

Publicity Captains

Mrs Shalders

Holidays done, classroom ready and now it's time to meet the students and families.  


I am Cath Shalders and I'm your new Performing Arts teacher.  I am so excited to settle into Yarra Road and work with the Year 3-6 students to in the areas of Drama, Dance, Music and Media.  These are such active, creative and energetic areas of the curriculum and I'm looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you, and helping you to grow in confidence and have fun.

As a bit of background about me, I began classroom teaching in my early twenties. After 7 years, I took maternity leave to be with my three beautiful boys, who are now in Years 1, 2 and 4.  

During my time away from the classroom, I have worked at various local schools directing and choreographing their school concerts, productions, coordinating Wakakirri items, running Speech and Drama lessons and extracurricular programs.

I love workshopping with students and encouraging them to contribute their ideas.  I feel so lucky to have a job where I get a chance to see children grow in confidence and express their creativity.  Outside of school, I enjoy boxing, karate, volleyball and netball.  I like camping and going to the theatre, and I love cooking.


I will be working Mondays and Wednesdays, and I look forward to meeting all of my students next week.


Cath Shalders 


Miss Forde

My name is Miss Forde and I am delighted to be joining the staff at Yarra Road Primary School. 2018 will be my first year teaching and I am looking forward to being part of the school community. During my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, I like going on all kinds of adventures, traveling and going to the beach. I enjoy my sports, in particular netball and love the AFL where I support Carlton. I am excited to be part of the 3/4 level, and looking forward to the fun, laughter and learning to be had.


Anna Forde


Diary Dates 2018

Term Dates 2018

Term 1:
Tuesday 30th January - Thursday 29th March 

School Holidays: Friday 30th March - Sunday 15th April


Term 2:
Monday 16th April - Friday 29th June

School Holidays: Saturday 30th June - Sunday 15th July


Term 3:
Monday 16th July - Friday 21st September

School Holidays: Saturday 22nd September - Sunday 7th October


Term 4:
Monday 8th October - Friday 21st December 

2018/2019 Summer School Holidays: Saturday 22nd December 2018 - Tuesday 29th January 2019


Curriculum Days/Student Free Days:

To be advised

Prep School Hours

January - February 

Wednesday 31st January - 9:00am - 12:45pm 

Thursday 1st February - 9:00am - 12:45pm 

Friday 2nd February - 9:00am - 12:45pm 


Monday 5th February - 9:00am-3:30pm

Tuesday 6th February - 9:00am-3:30pm


Thursday 8th February - 9:00am-3:30pm

Friday 9th February - 9:00am-3:30pm 


There will be no school for Prep students on Wednesdays for the following dates: February 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. 


From Monday 5th March the Prep children will attend school 9:00am-3:30pm, five days a week.







Wednesday 7 

Social Night Year 1 & 2


Friday 9

Inter School Sport Round 1


Monday 12 - Friday 16

Getting to know you interviews


Friday 16

Inter School Sport Round 2


Friday 23

Inter School Sport Round 3


Friday 2

Inter School Sport Round 4

2nd Installment for Parent Payment Charges due


Friday 9

Inter School Sport Round 5


Monday 12

Labour Day (No school)


Friday 16

Inter School Sport Round 6


Thursday 22 

House Athletics


Thursday 29

Last day of Term 1


Thursday 19

House Athletics (Back up date)


Wednesday 25

Anzac Day (Public Holiday)


Tuesday 8

School Photos


Thursday 10

House Cross Country


Tuesday 15 -Thursday 17

Naplan Grade 3 & 5


Thursday 24

House Cross Country (Back up date)


Friday 1

3rd Installment for Parent Payment charges due


Monday 11

Queen's Birthday (Public Holiday)


Friday 22



Monday 16 - Wednesday 18

Year 5 Phillip Island Camp


Friday 3

4th Installment for Parent Payment Charges due


Monday 6 - Wednesday 8 

School Dentist 


Tuesday 4

A-K School Production


Thursday 6

L-Z School Production 



Wednesday 10 - Friday 12

Year 3/4 Sovereign Hill Camp


Monday 26 - Friday 30

Whole School Swimming 

Introducing Compass

We are excited to introduce Compass to our School for 2018. Letters were generated last week and posted home to all of our families with the above slideshow. If you still haven't received your parent log in. Please contact the office on 9723 4182 or email [email protected]


Our first day at School 

Prep Mac, Prep M and Prep R on their
first day of school



Uniform Shop Hours 

Tuesdays 8:30am-9:15am

Thursdays 3:15pm-3:45pm



Our School Canteen is open on Friday's Only 

Canteen Roster Term 1 

If you can't make it on your day 

Friday February 9 

9-10AM Trudi Smith

12-2PM  Rachel Irvine & Britt Millward

Friday February 16

9-10AM Leanne Phillips

12-2PM Rebecca Smith & Chelsea Weeks 

Registering with Camp Australia 

Registering With Camp Australia

We hope you and your family had a fantastic school holidays! The new school year has arrived and with it plenty of adventures in OSHC.  Have you registered with Camp Australia yet? Even if you do not plan on using the OSHC program at your school there are many benefits for your family.


What Are The Benefits Of Registering?

Some of the benefits to registering with Camp Australia are:

  • A stress-free back up plan for “just in case”
  • Flexible access to our programs
  • Will ensure we have all the information for your kids to ensure they have the best time possible


How Do I Register?

Registration is simple and hassle free! To register visit www.campaustralia.com.au.


How Do I Find Out More About The OSHC Service At My School?

To find out more about our program as well as view and fees, please visit www.campaustralia.com.au and search for your school on the homepage.

Otherwise, feel free to come visit the program and see what it is all about.


We look forward to seeing you and your family in soon.

The Camp Australia Team.


YRPS Sponsors 

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Canteen Menu 2018.pdf
Pricelist 2018.doc
Pricelist 2018.pdf
Uniform Order Form 2018.pdf
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