OBAN ORACLE

13 September 2019
Issue Fifteen
CALENDAR
From the Assistant Principals
AROUND THE SCHOOL
OSHC & SCHOOL HOLIDAY CARE
ADVERTISING
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Ringwood North Primary School
(03) 9876 3411
172 Oban Road
Ringwood North, Victoria, 3134
AU

CALENDAR

TERM DATES 2019

Term 1 

Tuesday 29th January (Teachers Start) - Friday 5th April

Term 2 

Tuesday 23rd April - Friday 28th June

Term 3

Monday 15th July - Friday 20th September

Term 4

Monday 7th October - Friday 20th December

SEPTEMBER

Tuesday 3rd        District Athletics

Thursday 5th      PFA Meeting in the Staffroom 7:00pm ALL WELCOME

Monday 9th        Grade 4 Hooptime

Tuesday 10th     Grade 1 CERES excursion

                                 Finance and Facilities Meeting- 6:00pm

                                 Education Meeting - 7:00pm

Thursday 12th   Whole School Photo and Ancilliary Photos

                                 Fete Committee meeting - ALL WELCOME 2:00pm

Friday 13th          PFA Disco

                                 Prep - Grade 2   5:30 - 7:00pm

                                 Grades 3 - 6        7:15 - 9:00pm

Friday 13th          Positive Education parent Workshop 9:15am

Tuesday 17th    School Council meeting 7:00pm

Wednesday 18th  Grade 3 Taskworks excursion

Wednesday 18th  Grade 1 Dinner 5:00pm

Thursday 19th       Grade 2 Hooptime

Friday 20th              Last day of Term 3 2:20pm dismissal

 

 

OCTOBER

Monday 7th        First Day of Term 4

 

 CAMP DATES

Grade 5      Beechworth - Tuesday 17th - Friday 20th September

Grade 6      Canberra Tour - Monday 14th - Friday 18th October

Grade 3      Gundiwindi - Wednesday 20th - Friday 22nd November

 

From the Assistant Principals

PosEd Parent workshop

This morning we had a small but enthusiastic group of parents involved in our second Positive Education parent workshop. Today, we were exploring what Wellbeing is, how we can take steps to improve our own wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of those around us, and explored what it means to flourish. We were fortunate to have Edwina Ricci from the Maroondah Positive Education Project lead our conversation today, and it was fantastic to hear people from the RNPS community sharing their own thoughts and experiences, as well as thinking about the ways we can work together as a community to help those around us flourish, too. We are looking forward to the next workshop in term 4. I am hoping to be able to have this workshop run during the evening to enable more of our school community to attend. 

 

Prep CBL Science Expo

It was so much fun this week to visit the prep classrooms and see the amazing work they have been doing this term in learning about what things make up a community. The preps have worked together to come up with some fabulous constructions showing all the important elements of a community, and were excitedly sharing their work. It was wonderful to hear them speaking so articulately about their reasons for choosing certain places, and it was a fantastic demonstration of just how far these little people have come over the past 9 months. What a spectacular job! 

 

 

 

AROUND THE SCHOOL

MATHLETES OF THE FORTNIGHT

 

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM WITH TEAMKIDS 
Full program in the OSHC page

 

CONGRATULATIONS LACHIE

Congratulations to Lachie Sund who won a best and fairest award last night at the EFL (eastern Football League) awards held at Yarra Valley Grammar.

He was nominated in the top 5 in his  division and came in the top 3.

Maybe an AFL player of the future!!!

 

YEAR 7 2020 CSEF UNIFORM PACKAGE

 

KEYBOARD/PIANO EXAMS

The following students sat the A.M.E.B Piano exams recently and achieved excellent results.

PRELIMINARY GRADE

 Iris Liu                 High Distinction

Amy Fang            High Distinction

Paul Gong           Distinction

SECOND GRADE

Zara Mijat            High Distinction

THIRD GRADE

Lijia Geng             Credit

Breanna Chai      Distinction

Congratulations to all.        

     TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER

On the 5th October I will be running a trivia night fundraiser for my friends 6 year old son, Lincoln Mackenzie,  who has been diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma cancer, that he is being so brave to battle.  

  I am asking for any donations for prizes and hopefully enough t orun a silent auction on the night.  QAny donation will be welcomed with open arms and a warm heart.  I will also acknowledge every donation prior to the event oand on the night.  If anyone has great contacts that can help out I will be eternally grateful.

Regards,

Melissa Lundberg

0407644786

melissalundberg@ymail.com

 

ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS

his year you can purchase your Entertainment Books directly from the school office or by clicking the link below.  The cost is $70.

 

Click here to purchase online

 

You can purchase a book or a digital phone app not only for Melbourne but many areas around Australia, New Zealand and Bali for terrific holiday savings.  Great for presents too! 

 

CANTEEN -                                SPECIAL WHILE STOCKS LAST

Butter Popcorn + Frozen Orange Juice - $2 Only (until the stock last)

CANTEEN - FORGOTTEN LUNCHES

Canteen ladies are more than happy to provide a lunch for any child who does not have one.  We try to contact parents to advise and get consent but in some cases this is not possible.

However, the full menu cannot be offered.  Items the children can choose from are:-

Vegemite or Cheese Sandwich   $2.40  (toasted extra 40c)

Apple   $1

Small Muffin $1

If available a Ham or Salad Sandwich can be selected  $3.

 

Just a reminder that canteen orders can be made on line before 9:00am.  Follow the steps below.

 

CANTEEN MEAL DEAL MONDAYS

Neapolitan Twister Pasta (Veg choice)

Small Chocolate muffin

Hot Chocolate 

Total: $6.50 

 

OSHC &
SCHOOL HOLIDAY CARE

OSHC PHONE 0419 511 018

SEPTEMBER HOLIDAYS WITH TEAMKIDS

 

ADVERTISING

ADVERTISING

 

FROM THE PRINCIPAL

A message from the Principal

 

Give them a 'huge' round of applause

Each week when Mr Wright has worked his way through the cheers, claps and hilarity of the weekly awards, we all join together in congratulating all of those awardees together. As this term draws to a close, I think it seems fitting that we ask all the parents, students and staff to take a moment to indulge in a clap of congratulation. 

There have been a huge number of things happening through the school this term, with students shuffling from one exciting thing to the next. It's not over, of course: tonight we have our annual PFA Disco, next week we still have Year 5 camp, Year 1 dinner, Year 2 hoop time ... it's all very busy and thrilling. And we can't attribute any of that success to one person or group of people, it has been the collective effort of our community that allows for such an exciting agenda to become a reality. 

So when you've waded through it all and you reach Friday afternoon next week, please, take a moment to look in the mirror and say, 'Well done'. You deserve it. And hopefully someone is there to put lots of stickers on your certificate, too. 

Have a wonderful Spring break, wherever you choose to spend it, and come back refreshed and ready for the final round of 2019. 

Epilepsy Smart School

I'm thrilled to be able to announce that Ringwood North PS has now met the requirements to become an Epilepsy Smart School by the Epilepsy Foundation. 

The accreditation comes after a fortuitous pairing with Michele Barry, General Manager - Marketing for Epilepsy Foundation, as part of the Principal for a Day (PFAD) program run by ACER. PFAD is a wonderful program that links leaders from the corporate and political sectors with school leaders to encourage cross-pollination of skills and ideas, and to promote the role of Principals and schools in the general community. 

Michele proved a wonderful visitor, visiting all the classrooms, talking to students and teachers and getting a great idea and appreciation for RNPS. Michele's feedback from the day was short but, I think, very accurate: "Your school is amazing." 

The students helped Michele feel right at home and we shared wonderful discussions about caring for students with medical conditions, engaging with the broader community and many more interesting cross-overs. 

At assembly, Michele was able to deliver a short presentation to all students to increase awareness and understanding of epilepsy, helping us achieve our final requirement for the accreditation. 

Parent Resources

Below are a couple of very different articles for your consideration. 

The first looks at the idea of the erosion of rituals and rites of passage for youths. As community groups lose their place of importance in society, it is evident to educators that children tend to lose those short-term goals and achievements of 'growing up'. Often we see kids who grow up way too quickly, or kids who remain in a perpetual limbo, never quite being expected to take the next step. This article discusses that idea and there is also link to a webinar (there are recordings for past sessions) that RNPS families can access for free that discusses the topic in more depth. 

 

The second article looks at the bane of many parents' and childrens' lives, the issue of cyberbullying and just reminds us of some of the best practices in trying to limit our children's exposure. I have also included a link to an article that looks at Internet restrictions you can set from your router. It's perhaps more technical than some people will be comfortable with, but it lays out what I believe is something that should be more common in homes: completely restricting Internet access after certain times at night. If you are struggling to keep devices out of the bedroom, this might be one way to at least limit the damage that can be caused when they're in there. 

And remember, if your child ever does see something that upsets them in a conversation or elsewhere: 

1. Screenshot the whole conversation. 

2. Do not respond. 

3. Share with a teacher.

 

Rites of Passage - Link

Helping with cyberbullying - Link

Using router settings to limit Internet access - Link

OBAN ORACLE
2019 Parent Payment Parents Letter RNPS final.doc.pdf
Ken Chatterton, Principal