Each year on November 11th, people around the world think back over the past and have a minute’s silence for those men and women who fought in the many wars that have taken place. As a school, we have a special assembly. This year the school made paper poppies and placed them in the ground near the flag pole. We Will Remember Them.
Each year we give the Foundation students for the following year the opportunity of spending some time at their new school – before the year begins. We started these sessions on the 7th of November and they will be on every Wednesday until 28th of November. If you know of a family with a child who turns five years old before the 30th of April 2019, then they are eligible to start school. Please let them know that we are taking enrolments now for next year.
||Wednesday November 14th
||9.00 – 10.00 a.m.
||Wednesday November 21st
||9.00 – 10.00 a.m.
||Wednesday November 28th
||9.00 – 10.00 a.m.
Spring Parks P.S. Invites you to join us for a ‘Fun Afternoon’ for the whole family.
Children team up with their parents to look for clues and break the code.
Wednesday 12th December at Valley Campus
4 to 5pm – The Amazing Race
5 to 6pm – free BBQ
WIN PRIZES! HAVE FUN!
On Friday 19th October the Noble Park Community Centre Art Show commenced with students and members of the local community being invited to the official opening.
During this time the opportunity to view all the great work developed by students from primary and secondary schools along with community members were available. The range of artwork was impressive and I would like to thank the Art teachers who worked with the students to create their pieces for display. They also spent some time down at the Noble Park Community Centre working on displaying the work of our students.
I would like to say congratulations to Michaela who was presented with an Encouragement Award along with receiving a prize for her artwork. Well done!
We took our softball team to the Division Finals last Thursday at Silverton Primary School. The results were 12 to 3 against Clayton South Primary School and our boys team won. They will now play in the regional final on November 7th. Well done team! Good luck with your next game.
As most families know, our school is currently reviewing our progress over the past four years – measured against our School Strategic Plan. We held a Validation Day on October 25th, where our school reviewer, our School Education Improvement Leader, our School Council President, two local Principals and our School Improvement Team met for the day to begin the review. All of the work beforehand, and over the next couple of weeks will culminate in our new School Strategic Plan which will set our direction for the next four years. Our new plan will be presented to School Council early in 2019.
Don’t forget that this Monday (5th November) will be a curriculum day, so no children will be attending school. Staff will be busy working on curriculum matters. Also, please remember that Tuesday (6th November) is Melbourne Cup Holiday, so the school will be closed.
As usual, term four brings out the sun, so families are reminded that all children will require a school hat to be worn outside during Physical Education lessons and all breaks. Only our blue school hats are permitted as they offer the best protection from the sun. The Office has a small supply of hats, but if the size you want isn’t available, you will need to visit Primary School Wear (PSW) to buy one.
We will also have icy-poles available for sale each Wednesday for 50c each.
Our highly anticipated school concert in the last week of Term 3 was a huge success! The students were very excited to be able to showcase their item. So much preparation goes into a night like this, but special thanks must go to Jo Greasley for coordinating the music, lighting, program and liaising with the Springvale Town Hall to ensure a successful night. Congratulations to all the staff who worked with the students to put together highly engaging performances and of course to the students, you are all superstars!!
Finally – the raffles. Robyn Lazaridis is the person behind the collection of raffle items, the wrapping and general organization of this very successful part of the concert. Thanks Robyn!
If you or your friends and relatives have a child starting school in Foundation 2019 then we invite all to come along to our information evening being held in the Mawson Centre, West Campus on Wednesday 24th October, 7.00pm. Relevant information regarding transition dates, what the first year of schooling looks like and enrolment packs will be available on the night.