13 June 2019
Term 2 / Week 8
From the Principal
Around the Classrooms
BEST Awards
School Office News
Secondary School Information
Parents and Friends
School Tuckshop 
Youth Leadership Victoria  OSHC
Parish News
Activity Programs
St. Andrew's Primary School Clayton South
03 9551 5094
96 Bunney Road
Clayton South, Victoria, 3169

From the Principal

Dear Families,

Foundation Enrolment Forms for 2020 are now overdue

We request that all parents with Foundation/Prep enrolments for the 2020 school year submit enrolment forms in the coming days.  If you are aware of friends or family members wishing to enrol at St Andrew’s please advise them that enrolment forms need to be submitted to secure a placement.

Welcome back Mr Wakeling

Next week we welcome Mr Wakeling back after 4 weeks of adventures travelling. No doubt he will return relaxed and refreshed with many stories after enjoying days overseas in the sunshine.

My thanks to all the staff, students and families for your support during my time in the Acting Principal role.

A Date for your Dairy - Semester 1 Parent/Child/Teacher Interviews

We advise parents that Semester 1 Parent/Child/Teacher Interviews will take place on Monday 24th June (2.30pm-7.30pm) and Wednesday 26th June (3.45pm-6.30pm).   

Online bookings are already open.

To see your child’s class teacher for the 15 minute interview please log onto   The login code is  292e3   

Semester 1 Reports will be distributed on Friday 22nd June.  


Optional Child School Attendance - Monday 24th June – 1.35pm-3.15pm

Teaching staff will be released on the afternoon of Monday 24th June to commence ‘Three Way Interviews’.   Students remaining at school for the afternoon block will be grouped in levels and supervised by staff not required at Interviews.  Parents attending interviews may collect their children from these level gatherings.

Parents do have the option of collecting their children for a shortened school day from 1.35pm.  Collection of students assists staff by reducing the number of children being present in the afternoon block.

Please inform your child’s class teacher in writing if you plan to collect your child from school at this early time.

Parents do not need to sign out from the school office on this day.  Your written notification will be a record of student early exits.

Eucharist Parent & Child Workshop - Tuesday 18th June - (6.00pm)

Parents and their child need to attend this First Eucharist preparation workshop evening on Tuesday 18th June. 

It will be held in 5/6E and 5/6D classrooms and promptly begin at 6.00pm, concluding at  7.00pm. 

The Sacrament of Eucharist will be celebrated on Saturday 22nd June (6pm) and Sunday 23rd June (11am).     

Eucharist Reminders 

What to Wear?

As First Communion is a special day in the lives of the children, we invite them to wear their “Sunday best”. Traditionally, girls have worn a white dress and a veil or a little crown of flowers in their hair. Boys can wear smart pants and a shirt or a suit.  We leave the choice to you, the parents. Both boys and girls will wear their stole.


Official Photographs

  1. The photographs will be taken by Elite School Photography
  2. The parents/carers may order the photos by filling in the envelope (yet to be distributed) and returning it on the day of the sacrament with the correct payment
  3. Bring the envelope to the photographer at the beginning of the session
  4. All photographs are delivered to the school and will be distributed to students when ready

Saturday 22nd June




4.40pm    Individual photos 

5.30pm    Group photo 

5.45pm     Line up to proceed into Church  

Sunday 23rd June

9.40am     Individual photos 

10.30am  Group photo 

10.45am  Line up to proceed into Chuch 




CareMonkey Registration for New Families -

It is recommended that parents access the site .   By following the instructions you can create your own free CareMonkey account and control all data about your child/children. The CareMonkey system stores the information on your behalf and you will be able to grant (or deny) access to your data with our school. You are also able to share this data with any other group or individual you choose (eg. your child's grandparents, their child-minder, their sports club, etc).

From the schools perspective, this information will only be visible by the relevant staff for your child and will be managed in accordance with the Privacy Act.  

Parents and Friends Movie Night - Friday 14th June

All families are welcome to the P & F Movie Night. This year’s theme is ‘Pyjama Night’. Come along in your pyjamas and enjoy ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’.   Please return your RSVP slip to the school office.
Arrival time - 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start in the school hall          

Entry - Gold coin donation 
Please note: Parent attendance is required.

School Closure Days

Closure days 

23 August,

4 November 

22 November

The Out of Hours Care Program will be open on these days to supervise students.  Parents who require this service are asked to enrol their child prior to these dates.

Skoolbag App - Download

To install the St. Andrew’s School App, just look for our school name "St Andrews Parish Primary School Clayton South" in the Apple App Store (iPhone Users) or Google Play Store (Android Users), and install it on your phone.  Alternatively, once in the App Store or Play Store search ‘skoolbag app st andrews’ .

Staff Professional Learning

On Tuesday 11th June, Mrs Katherine Bedford led the staff in a review and update of the B.E.S.T principles at St Andrew’s School as well as our whole school approach to Positive Behaviour in classrooms and on the yard.  

Mr Tony Hyde and Mrs Alej San Martin also led the staff through case studies of students with additional needs to support staff with identifying levels of adjustment for student support and evidence of adjustment. 

We thank Katherine, Tony and Alej for leading the staff so capably and we thank the staff for their openness to developing their capacity as we work towards a whole school consistent approach to student support.

Further Staff Professional Learning
Maria White - LOTE Professional Learning
Katherine Bedford - Wellbeing Network

Dates for Your Diary

2019 Key Dates - 


Fri 14th             P & F Movie Night in the Hall

17th, 19th & 21st       P.S.G. Meetings

Tues 18th         First  Holy Eucharist Workshop for Parents &                                                             Child   6 -7pm

Thurs 20th       First  Holy Eucharist Reflection Day for students only

Sat 22nd           Sacrament of First Holy Eucharist 6.00 pm

Sun 23rd           Sacrament of First Holy Eucharist 11.00 am

Mon 24th         Three Way Interviews

Wed 26th         Three Way Interviews

Fri 28th              End of Term 2 - school concludes at 2.30 p.m.


Mrs Kelli Johnston

Acting Principal


Around the Classrooms


Once again it is an exciting time for PE at St Andrew's. This Thursday we have our last winter inter-school sports round against St Peter's East Bentleigh.  After a great season it looks like we will have 5 teams in the finals which is our best result for many years. 
During the week we have many events that take place on a weekly basis including Badminton,  AFL Club before school and Skipping.

Have a look at our new notice board in front of the PE hall.

We congratulate Charlotte T and Izabelle R for making Zone in Cross Country. It is a great effort for the hard work they put in.

At the start of Term 3 we will begin all of the training for the Bentleigh District Athletics Carnival.  


Peter Tyndall - P.E. Co-ordinator


Term 2 Sport Activities

Please click on the link for whats on in sport during Term 2


Sacrament of First Eucharist

(also known as First Holy Communion)



Tuesday 18th June 6.00 p.m.                         
Thursday 20th June   - Students only During school time    
Saturday 22nd June 6.00 p.m.
Sunday 23rd June 11.00 a.m.


BEST Awards

Please click on the link below


School Office News

Woolworths Earn & Learn



Entertainment Books - SOLD OUT

More books arriving soon!  

Secondary School Information

St. James - Term 2 Open days


Year 7 / 2021 Enrolments for Sacred Heart

Please click on the link for more information


Parents and Friends

Dear Parents & Friends,

Thank you to all our children and families who RSVP’d to our Family Movie Night this Friday 14th June at 5:30pm.

The weather on Friday is forecast to be 15 degrees and dropping down to a chilly 9 degrees, so make sure your child/ren come rugged up. It is a PYJAMA themed event, so come dressed in your favourite pyjamas, and bring along a warm blanket, pillow and/or toys.  
Hot dogs, snacks and drinks will be sold on the night.

Movie night will be entry by gold coin donation.
Ralph Breaks the Internet is the movie of choice as voted by our children.  
We look forward to seeing on Friday evening!
 Leanne Ngo
P & F President, St Andrew’s

Family Movie Night

Children must be supervised at all times by their parents. Strictly no drop offs.


Social Morning Tea - In Staff Room
hosted by the P & F


Second Hand Uniform Shop

Second Hand Uniform shop for remainder of Term 2
·     17th June open 2.45 - 3.10. 
·     24th June closed due to Parent Child Teacher Interviews. 
All items $5 each.
Donated items can be left  at the school office. Thank you

P & F Meetings

The P & F meets on a monthly basis alternating between afternoons and evenings in the Conference room. 

Wed 19 June 7.00 p.m.
Tue 16 July 2.00 p.m.
Wed 21 August 7.00 p.m.
Tues 17 Sept 2.00 p.m.
Wed 16 October 7.00 p.m.
Tues 19 November 2.00 p.m.
Wed 18 December 7.00 p.m.                                              

Parents & Friends

If you want to know what we do and how we work, please connect with us. All parents and friends are welcomed to attend our P & F  meetings.  Our P & F  meetings will alternate between afternoons and evenings throughout the year and are held one week before the Education Board meeting.
We would love to hear from you – our parents (including grandparents and guardians) and friends of our school and community.  We value what you have to say.  Connect with us via or simply catch one of us during our drop-offs, pick-ups or activities around the school community. 

P & F Reach and Connection


Lend a hand - Join our casual P & F email registry of helpers
We know we have such a rich and diverse community of parents and friends at St Andrew’s, and that not everyone will have the time and commitment to actively participate in our P&F Committee and attend our regular monthly meetings. Perhaps you only have a spare couple of hours every so often in a year, have a specific expertise, passionate about a specific cause/project, maybe you’re in between finding work and want to add a fundraising/community activity to your resume to boost your employability? If you want to lend a hand but without the long-term commitment, then we invite you to join our casual P&F email registry of helpers. How it works, email us your interest at  We’ll add you to the email list and notify you of any upcoming opportunities to lend a hand. If one catches your fancy, simply respond back and let us know how you can assist.

School Tuckshop 

Tuckshop Roster


Friday 14 June

Volunteer Needed

Monday 17 June Volunteer Needed
Tuesday 18 June Volunteer Needed
Wednesday 19 June Volunteer Needed
Thursday 20 June Volunteer Needed


Youth Leadership Victoria  OSHC

Term 2 Newsletter

Please click to read 


Parish News

Celebrating with Joy

Wednesday 19th June
This is a free ministry day for 
St. Andrew's parishioners

A combined liturgical ministry formation day with workshops on Ministry of Communion to the Sick, The reader of God's Word and Ministry of Welcome & Hospitality.  Please read the attachment for more information.


Activity Programs

Netball Clinic

Three times Netball World Champion & Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist JULIE CORLETTO is hosting a Netball Clinic at GESAC (Bentleigh East) this July School Holidays


Cheltenham Dolphins Netball

Interested in playing Netball?  Click on the flyer for more information.

Hoop Smart Basketball Camp


Nomination for Board Vacancy.pdf
PS Newsletter_14May_InformationEvening.pdf
Flyer for Priority Parishes and Primary Schools - 2019.pdf
May Parish ball.pdf
Combined liturgical workshop - 19 June 2019.pdf
Term 2 Activities-0001.pdf
Week 7.pdf
Week 8.pdf
Monash Junior Come Try Day.pdf
Winter Holiday Program 2019 flyer.pdf
games day June 11 2019.pdf
Julie Corletto Netball Clinic - GESAC.pdf
Spring Season 2019 Flyer.pdf
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Youth Leadership Victoria OSHC parent newsletter Term 2 2019.pdf