Labour Day Holiday
Labour Day Holiday
The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) provides payments for eligible students to attend activities like:
The annual CSEF amount per student is:
• $125 for primary school students
• $225 for secondary school students.
Further information will be emailed to all families on EdSmart this coming week. Please be sure to respond to that email.
The Department of Education and Training (the Department) provides travel assistance in the form of a conveyance allowance to help families in rural and regional Victoria with the cost of transporting their children to their nearest appropriate school/campus. The conveyance allowance is a contribution towards transport costs and is not intended to cover the full cost of transporting children to and from school. The allowance is an acknowledgement of the limited government-provided transport infrastructure available outside metropolitan Melbourne. To be eligible for the conveyance allowance a student must reside 4.8 km or more from school.
Application forms must be completed and returned to the school. Those who have done this in previous years don't need to apply again unless they have moved or other details have changed (e.g. new student in the family, started using the bus etc). You can download and complete an application form by clicking on the appropriate link below. We'll also send home a hard copy to those families we know will defnitely need to complete one.
The School Drive Subsidy is administered by Transport for NSW and is available to NSW residents in areas where there is no public transport, to drive an eligible student all or part of the way to school. The subsidy is only intended to partly offset the cost of using a private vehicle to drive the eligible student and is not intended to cover all costs. The subsidy is for driving school students to school or to the nearest transport pick up point, by car, motorcycle or boat.
Any school families who are NSW residents can find more information about the subsidy and complete an online application by visiting this website. https://apps.transport.nsw.gov.au/ssts/#/schoolDriveSubsidy
Dalet had their first cooking class in Food Tech last week and were very successful in preparing Stuffed Potatoes. All students contributed positively in their teams and enjoyed their tasty results. I’m looking forward to seeing them grow in knowledge and skills when in the kitchen and I love their care and attention to detail so far.
- Mr Herman
Congratulations to all our students for their fantastic performances at our recent Swimming Carnival. Many thanks to the parents and friends who came along to offer their support and help make the day run smoothly.
2020 Age Champions:
2020 Record Breakers:
16.5m Back Kickboard
16.5m Front Noodle
Team BLUE: Thomas KELLEHER, Isaac SCHMIDT, Riegardt GROBLER, Pawu KIRIRUA-GILL
On Wednesday 12th Feb Bet and Gimmel students learned essential lifesaving and survival skills from Lifesaving Victoria instructors.
The enthusiastic and engaging presenters covered a wide variety of relevant topics including emergency response, river safety, danger awareness, warning signs, safe rescue techniques, personal flotation devices and body boards during a series of rotations. Lifesaving Victoria are heavily booked and run a well organized program so it was great for our students to have the opportunity to learn vital skills from experienced and passionate instructors.
Sometimes it can be hard to know how sick a child needs to be before they should stay home for the day. Every case is different but here are some general guidelines to follow when making that decision:
Please consider others and be sure to stick to the guidelines above. It may be inconvenient to have a child stay home for the day but please think of others and help protect the health of all students. For some, catching someone else's bug might just be a small inconvenience. For others it might seriously put their health at risk.
Chances are its in the office waiting for you come and collect it.
Some of the water bottles and container are from last year. Swimmers/ towels etc were all left at the swimming carnival!
If there are items still in lost property at the end of term 1, they will be donated to a worthy cause.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.
The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Each week our students have opportunity to earn “Green Dot Treat.” When a student completes his/her goals (individualised classwork) he/she receives a green dot on their goal chart. Three green dots in the one week earns you green dot treat. This treat is handed out at lunchtime on the first day of the next school week.
We ask that parents take it in turns to provide the treat. This could be some great home-cooking such as honey crackles, jelly slice, or some other family specialty. We understand when parents need to purchase something ready made but please be careful not to provide something laden with artificial colours and flavours - no burger rings, twisties, cheezles etc. A plain chocolate frog or something similar is fine as it is after-all, a treat. Heavily processed foods though, with artificial colours and flavours, can have a very detrimental impact on many students. Feel free to call the school if you are unsure about what to provide.
Two families are rostered to supply the treats each week. Parents will be notified by email and/or sms via EdSmart indicating how many treats are needed (usually around 20 - 25). We'll put a reminder on this page in each newsletter. A complete roster can be downloaded below. Please ensure the treats are delivered to Reception by 12 pm on the day you are rostered.
The attached notice (below) is from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (the department), to advise parents that the department has requested that our school provide a statement of addresses, in accordance with the Australian Education Regulation 2013 (Cth) (Regulation).
This is now a routine task required of all non-government schools.
A statement of addresses contains the following information about each student at the school:
Student residential address (not student names)
Student level of education (i.e. whether the student is a primary or secondary student)
Student boarding school status (i.e. whether the student is boarding or a day student)
Names and residential addresses of students’ parent(s) and/or guardian(s)
Schools generate a record number for each student for the purposes of this collection, which is also provided to the department.
Purpose of the collection
This collection is routinely used to inform Commonwealth school education policy, and to help ensure that Commonwealth funding arrangements for non-government schools are based on need, and are fair and transparent.
On 20 September 2018 the Government announced that it will implement a new, improved capacity to
contribute methodology used in the calculation of the Commonwealth’s needs-based funding arrangements for non-government schools.
The full details of this collection as well as the contact details should you have any queries or concerns can be found in the letter below.