The staff at Scotsburn would like to welcome back all of our families and extend a big welcome to our new families. We hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas break. It has been a lovely settled start with everyone contributing to a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. We would also like to thank the many families who watered the gardens and looked after the animals over the break. It is greatly appreciated.
Whole School Assembly
This Friday we have our first whole school assembly at the Buninyong campus. We will meet in the courtyard at Buninyong (near the main office). After the assembly, a visit to the library and recess break, we’ll make our way by bus back to Scotsburn.
Please keep an eye out for the weekly newsletter. The Scotsburn section will have important dates and information regularly on it. Please make sure you have a read each week.
Don’t forget to use your personal login details to access compass. Notifications and updates will continue in this space now that the school app has been phased out.
8:45am is an ideal time to arrive at school, as the classrooms and playground are not supervised until then. All children should be ready to start the day at 9am. If your child is absent on any given day, please ensure that you contact the Buninyong Primary School office to inform them.
This term hats are compulsory outside at recess and lunch play. It is highly recommended that students also apply sunscreen to their face/ arms and legs to prevent any sunburn. Please also ensure that your child/children have their hat named.
Hopefully your child’s Term 1 grade newsletter made it home safely in their school bag! Please keep it in a safe place for your reminders throughout the term.
Welcome to 2019 Picnic
We would like to invite all of our families on Tuesday 12th February from 5pm-7pm for our first get together of the year. This will take the place of our usual Meet & Greet (a reminder that the kids will still finish at 1pm on this day). Staff will be available for you to have a brief chat to regarding your child/children from 5pm-6pm, with a welcome picnic to follow. This is a lovely opportunity for families to catch up. A reminder for families to bring along their picnic tea.
Welcome Preps of 2019
You may have noticed our new preps running around the school yard. They are all settling in well under the guidance of Mrs Anderson and can look forward to many fun times ahead.
2019 Positions of Responsibility
As you may be aware, our Grade 6 students will be taking on extra responsibilities this year. We are excited to announce that their roles will be: Axel Durham (Events Coordinator / Media / B+), Claire Plier (Environment), & Tom Harrison (Specialist). We know that these students will lead the campus in a very positive and respectful way and look forward to the many exciting opportunities that they will provide the students at Scotsburn.
This year, our Gr 6 students will be leading us in our weekly Monday morning assemblies from 9am. The first student led assembly will be on Monday 11th February. Families are most welcome to come along.
Parent Helper Program
On Tuesday 12th February from 9am-10am, our Parent Helper Program will be on in the Art room for anyone wishing to assist at Scotsburn this year. This includes helping in the classroom, attending excursions or camps, facilitating Spelling Mastery, assisting with our Friday rotations, etc. Important issues such as confidentially and how best to support teachers in and outside of the classroom will be covered. A morning tea will follow in the old building which will be a great chance to catch up and also chat about the upcoming fete. Please bring along a small plate of food to share. As always, toddlers are most welcome.
Our first rotation for Term 1 will be on the (8th February). Our groups will be doing the following:
Term 1 - Lunch Order Roster
Lunch orders need to be collected from the Buninyong campus at 12.40pm. Please ensure you organise a swap if necessary so that the students don’t go hungry!
ABC & ROCCH Awards
Gr P-2 – Harry
Gr 2-4 – Mia
ROCCH Award – Mason
Expectations When Catching The Bus
A reminder for the students that catch the bus regarding the importance of safe and responsible behaviour. It would be great if you could also remind your children of the importance of staying in their seat, talking in a quiet voice and facing the front so as not to distract the driver.
Term 1 - Lunch Order Roster
Lunch orders will be starting again soon with a roster coming out shortly. Please ensure you organise a swap if necessary so that the students don’t go hungry!
Term 1 - Important Dates & Extra-Curricular Events
12th Feb - Parent Helper Program
12th Feb- Welcome to 2019 Picnic (1pm Finish for Students) – (5-7pm)
14th Feb - (Grade 4s) Info / set up iPads session - 14th Feb (time TBC)
15th Feb - Teddy Bears Picnic – 15th Feb
24th Feb - Buninyong Smart Building & Living Expo – (10am-3.30pm)
25th & 28th Feb - Open Day
26th Feb - Curriculum Day
1st Mar - Clean Up Australia Day
6th March - Gr 3-6 Athletics Sports Day
11th March - Day Holiday
19th March - P-6 Cross Country
22nd March - School Fete
5th April - Term 1 Finishes