Yarra Road Primary School Newsletter

21 September 2018
Issue Sixteen
Principal's Message
Diary Dates 2018
Footy Meal Deal & Footy Fair Day 
YRPS Sponsors 
PA/School Community News
Yarra Road Primary School
(03) 9723 4182
222-228 Yarra Road
Croydon North, Victoria, 3136

Principal's Message

New Front Fence

I am very excited to announce that School Council has engaged a contractor to replace our dilapidated Yarra Road entrance picket fence. We anticipate work commencing Monday 24 October  to remove the existing fence, lay foundations and build a beautiful new brick pillar and powder coated steel panel fence complete with new driveway and pedestrian gates. 


The money raised at last Saturday’s Trivia Night has helped fund this much-needed facelift. Many thanks to the organisers and everyone who supported our Trivia Night. 


Meriden James

On behalf of Buildings and Grounds Sub-committee and School Council


An interesting watch, a video that captures the true beauty of our town, school and what once was. How far the school has come along since 1983.

Images of the front of the school from when it opened it 1925 to today but what will it look like tomorrow?


Happy Holidays - Time for a break

Wishing you all a safe and happy holidays what a wonderful Term we have had here at YRPS.  Term 3 commences back Monday 8 October we look forward to seeing everyone then. 



School Production DVD Online Order is now on Compass for Cast A & B please see the event for further details. Orders to be placed by Friday 19 October 2018.  DVD's will be sent home late-October.


If you are having any troubles at all with Compass please contact the office we are more than happy to assist and help in anyway we can. 

Phone - 9723 4182

Email - [email protected]




Diary Dates 2018

Term Dates 2018

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:

Friday 7 September

Tuesday 16 October 

2019 Prep Transition Dates 

Term 3 2018

Friday 10th August 

Friday 24th August 

Friday 14th September


Term 4 2018

Friday 19th October

Friday 2nd November

Friday 16th November


Prep Information Night - Tuesday 4th December


Orientation Morning - Tuesday 11th December


Friday 21

Footy Fair & Footy Day Meal Deal 

Last day of Term 3 

2:30pm finish


Monday 8
First day back Term 4

Wednesday 10 - Friday 12

Year 3/4 Sovereign Hill Camp


Tuesday 16
Curriculum Day 


Friday 26
Grade 2 Sleepover


Wednesday 7 

Year 5 & 6 Science works


Monday 26 - Friday 30

Whole School Swimming 


Wednesday 12
Carols Night


Thursday 20

Year 6 Graduation - Gardiners Run Chirnside Park 


Friday 21
Last day of School 2018

2:30pm finish

Term Dates 2019

Term 1:

Tuesday 29 January-Friday 5th April 2019

School Holidays: Saturday 6th April-Monday 22 April 2019


Term 2:

Tuesday 23rd April-Friday 28th June 2019

School Holidays: Saturday 29th June-Sunday 14th July 2019


Term 3:

Monday 15th July-Friday 20th September 2019

School Holidays: Saturday 21st September-Sunday 6th October 2019


Term 4:

Monday 7th October-Friday 20th December 2019

Summer School Holidays: Saturday 21st December-Tuesday 28th January 2020


Curriculum Days/Student Free Days:

Tuesday 29th January 2019

Wednesday 30th January 2019


Important Dates:

YRPS Market Night -  Saturday 23 March 

School Photos - Wednesday 1 May

Year 3/4 Jungai Camp - Wednesday 12-14th June 

Footy Meal Deal & Footy Fair Day 

Footy Day - Friday 21 September 



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 3


Friday September 21st (FOOTY DAY)

11:30am-2pm  Rachel Irvine, Jenny Brown, Amanda Hardy, Chelsea Weeks and Lucy Cooper.


Canteen Roster Term 4 


Friday October 12 
9am-10am Trudi Smith

12pm-2pm Sam Soutar & Jenny Brown 


Friday October 19

9am-10am Rebecca Ross

12pm-2pm Jo Hassett & Rachel Irvine 


Friday October 26

9am-10am Jacque Grey

12-2pm Wendy McNamara & Amanda Hardy 

Registering with Camp Australia 

Registering With Camp Australia

The new school year is well underway and we are having plenty of adventures in OSHC.  Have you registered with Camp Australia yet? Even if you do not plan on using the OSHC program at our 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 

These companies support us so please help by supporting them





PA/School Community News

Thank you Parents Association

It is truly amazing the good that can be achieved for our school community, when we get involved and think actively.


The Parents Association regularly is able to do this. Fundraising efforts like Trivia night, Market Night, Mother’s and Father’s Day stalls, allow us to raise much needed funds to improve our school.


Sometimes we are even more lucky when a goal is achieved from conception.


The Colour Explosion was a fantastic event that only took an afternoon, but built amazing memories for the school year. And I have the pictures to prove it!


From this event, we were able to raise enough money to ensure there is a large screen television in every room of the school.


The televisions allow us to deliver our literacy and numeracy programs more effectively with better engagement outcomes. It also aids in the presentation of student work using Google apps.


Thank you so much to the PA, in particular Trudi Smith, Nicole Franklin and all the volunteers on the day who made it happen and for making our goals come true!


If you loved the event and want to know how to get involved with other fundraising activity please join the PA!



Chirnside Park School Rewards

We are currently sitting 6th on the leader board, with only a few days left to go! Don't forget to enter your receipts the competition closes on Sunday 23 September. 



Win a share of $11,000 in school community grants by simply shopping in centre and submitting receipts to earn points towards your school. 


Weekly Prizes 

Grand Prizes 


1. Make a spend at any store in centre from 6 August - 23 September.

2. Submit your receipt/s - either online or incentre. 


Register online at chirnsidepark.com.au so you can begin loading receipts at your own convenience. 



Visit the customer service desk to register and begin submitting your reciepts. By submitting receipts (either online or incentre) you go into the weekly draw to win a $100 Chirnside Park gift card PLUS you could be one of the two lucky major customer prize winners. There are two $1,000 gift cards which will be randomly drawn at the end of the competition. The more receipts you submit the better your chance of winning. 


Shop at any fresh food retailer and receive Triple Bonus Points!

Shop at Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Kmart or Target after 3pm for Double Points! 


Sun Smart 


Student Wellbeing






Yarra Road Primary School Newsletter
Uniform Order Form 2018.pdf
Pricelist 2018.pdf
Canteen Menu 2018.pdf
Yarra Road Footy Day Meal Deal 2018 (004).pdf
Child Care Subsidy Flyer.pdf
Gold Account Camp Australia.pdf
Top tips on sunscreen @ school 2018.pdf
PS _We are SunSmart family note _2018.pdf