Upper Ferntree Gully Primary School

15 February 2017
Issue Two
Our Vision
Principal's Report
Upper Ferntree Gully Awards
Out of School Hours Care
Dates to remember
        Notices and Reminders
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Upper Ferntree Gully Primary School
03 97581527
Talaskia Road
Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, 3156

Our Vision

Our Vision

To be an engaging and inclusive learning community where students are confident, creative, curious and lifelong learners.

Our Values

Respect        Teamwork       Resilience        Integrity


We respect ourselves by valuing who we are and doing our personal best.

We respect others by treating them fairly and in the way we would like to be treated.

We respect our community by being inclusive/friendly to others and taking care of our environment.


We make sure that we contribute.

We make sure that we encourage and give others the opportunity to contribute.

We work together to achieve the best we possibly can.


We accept feedback and use it for improvement.

We bounce back when things just don’t seem to be going right.

We make an effort to make things right again.


We are honest with each other.

We are accountable for the decisions we make.

We own up to our mistakes.

Principal's Report

School Wide Positive Behaviour

In 2017 we are introducing School Wide Positive Behaviour.


 I strongly believe in prevention and proactive steps to enable students to succeed and achieve. That in the classroom and playground all students experience the same language when managing behaviour from all staff and that students are equipped with the skills and strategies to deal with situations appropriately and manage their own behaviour through using appropriate strategies. 


School Wide Positive Behaviour Support. SWPBS is a structured and long term framework that facilitates positive behaviours in schools. 

  Supportive classrooms 

  Strong and positive relationships with parents and the community 

  Celebration of positive behaviour 

  Consistent language by all staff 

  Weekly expectation lessons 

  Visual material around the school 

  Appropriate environmental adjustments 

  Consistent and fair management of inappropriate behaviour 

  Programs to support social emotional development 

  Celebration of diversity and recognition that everyone has skills and strengths to contribute, 

  Differentiates and meet the needs of students not only academically but behaviourally and social emotionally 


Students engage in a variety of learning opportunities to assist with the consolidation of the expectation and their individual needs through weekly lessons. These lessons are aimed at teaching students specific social and life skills to assist students’ success at school socially and academically. 

House Swimming

The house swimming carnival for 2017 was a great success. Most if not all of the students had an opportunity to swim or race and the weather was brilliant. Thank you to our parent helpers and swimmers, Kristen, Amanda, Trish, Naomi, Cathy and Jo. Parents are so important to these events and we appreciate all the help and support.


Billy Cart

Upwey Billy Cart Race is next weekend! Don't forget to register!



Have a great week everyone. 


Upper Ferntree Gully Awards

Student of the Week

FW -       Whole class 

01 P  -    Alex  

02 D -    Charlotte        

03 N  -   Whole Class    

45 D -    Eliza

56 C -    Ivy          

Writer of the Week

FW -      Amalia

01 P -    Cooper

02 D -    Finn

03 N -    Paige   

45 D -    Lily

56 C -    Nick       

Mathematician of the week

FW -      Owen

01 P -    Liam L          

02 D -    Ollie

03 N -    Ben 

45 D -    Alex VDP   

56 C -     Caitlin        






Out of School Hours Care

What's On!


Inside- What makes us unique? looking at our individual culture
L.O 1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 5.2


Outside- Using what spaces the children can find around the playground they will be encouraged to create an ‘on set’ music video or dance
L.O 1.1, 2.1, 2.4, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.3



Inside- Valentines Day cards- using pre-printed designs or self made
L.O 1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1


Outside- Collecting natural objects we find around the yard to add to our crafting stationL.O 1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1



Inside-  Cooking – Denise’s Creation
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.3, 2.4, 4.2, 4.4, 5.3


Outside- Gang-up dodgeball using the netball court lines
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.2, 5.1


Thursday main game – The mole!

Inside- Doctor Dodgeball tournament – A favourite of our Thursday Group
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.2, 5.1


Outside- warball – Everyone plays for themselves so children gain more confidence in their own abilities



Inside- SCRATCH – Computer coding program. Can we make our own game?
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.3, 2.4, 4.2, 4.4, 5.3


Outside- Working together children will create different obstacle courses using playground and surrounding areas
L.O 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.4

Welcome to all new and returning families and students 


Any questions please see Amy Montin or call the new OSHC phone 0412 451 453.

Any bookings see Amy or if last minute bookings please call the school office.


Dates to remember

Term 1


Parent Payments due as soon as possible


Tuesday 21st

Meet and Greet Evening


Wednesday 22nd

No Preps


Thursday 23rd


PFA Night Meeting 7pm



Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th

Grade 5/6 City Camp


Monday 13th

Labour Day holiday


Tuesday 21st

Harmony Day

WALA African Drummers


Friday 31st

Last Day of Term 2:30pm Finish



Term 1: 30 January (school teachers start) to 31 March

Term 2: 18 April (Tuesday) to 30 June

Term 3: 17 July to 22 September

Term 4: 9 October to 22 December

        Notices and Reminders

Notices & Reminders


- School Enrolment Contributions are being taken now - There are options for families who need financial assistance please speak to Andrea or Tabitha


- CSEF - For those with a concession card.  Please return forms asap, 1st payment is 1st March


-If there are any important changes to your family such as moving house changing phone numbers or a change in family situation please let the office now so that we can ensure all of your children's details are current. This information is treated as confidential.


- Could all parents with students who have Asthma or Allergic reactions please get an updated form signed by your Doctor and return to the School Office.  Forms are available from you local doctor or at the School.   Thank you

Victorian Primary School Nursing Program 2017


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