June 12th, 2024

'The Puggle Post'

OUR SCHOOL VISION:

"Wandong Primary School...Making a difference by developing confident, independent and resilient learners who strive for personal excellence."

What's on What's Due

JUNE 2024
Wednesday 12th Foundation C & M Excursion - VEG Education
Wednesday 12th Scholastic Book Club orders close today
Thursday 13th Young Leaders Day at Beveridge Consent/Payment due - Selected students only
Friday 14th Young Leaders Day at Beveridge - Selected students only
Friday 14th Working Bee - FM, 1/2M & 5/6F 2.30pm - 3.30pm Parents welcome
Friday 14th Foundation A & S Excursion - VEG Education
Wednesday 19th NMR Cross Country - Selected students only
Thursday 20th Grade 3/4 Wellbeing Incursion
Friday 21st Three-Way Conference bookings close 9:00am
Friday 21st Out of Uniform Day - Dress in Pink
Wednesday 26th Three Way Conferences - Alternate Day - If your child requires care, please book in at https://theircare.com.au/
Wednesday 26th Wandong Primary School Art Show - Open in the Art room during 3-way conferences
Friday 28th Community connections - breakfast morning (pancakes on bbq and coffee van) 9:00 am - 10:00am
Friday 28th Last Day Term 2 - 2:30pm dismissal
JULY 2024
Friday 12th Grade 5/6 Interschool Sport - Summer Tournament - Consent and Payment Due
Monday 15th First Day Term 3
Monday 15th Whittlesea Division. GIRLS & BOYS AFL FINALS - Consent/Payment due -Selected students only
Monday 15th - Friday 19th NAIDOC Week
Friday 19th Grade 5/6 Interschool Sport - Summer Tournament
Monday 22nd Whittlesea Division. BOYS AFL FINALS -Selected Students only
Wednesday 24th Whittlesea Division. GIRLS AFL FINALS -Selected Students only
Wednesday 31st PAFA meeting - 9:15am
AUGUST 2024
Thursday 1st Foundation 100 Days
Monday 12th - Friday 16th National Science Week in 2024
Thursday 15th Working Bee - FS, 1/2H & 5/6C 2.30pm - 3.30pm Parents welcome
Monday 19th Launch Pad Program For Parents - Special evening for those with a submitted application 6pm - 7pm
Monday 19th - 23rd Book Week 2024 - Reading is Magic
Wednesday 28th Father's Day Stall
Thursday 29th Father's Day Stall - Catch up day
SEPTEMBER 2024
Wednesday 4th Foundation Water Safety Program - Consent due
Monday 9th - Friday 13th Foundation Water Safety Program
Friday 13th Working Bee - FA, 1/2G, 5/6E 2.30pm- 3.30pm Parents welcome
Friday 20th Last Day Term 3
OCTOBER 2024
Monday 7th First Day Term 4
NOVEMBER 2024
Friday 1st Foundation Day Camp - Consent and payment due today
Friday 1st Grade 1/2 Camp - Consent and payment due today
Friday 1st Grade 3/4 Camp - Consent and payment due today
Friday 1st Grade 5/6 Camp - Consent and payment due today
Monday 4th Curriculum Day - No Students – If your child requires care, please book in at https://theircare.com.au/
Friday 8th Working Bee - FC, 1/2W & 5/6B 2.30pm- 3.30pm Parents welcome
Monday 18th - Wednesday 20th Grade 3/4 Camp - Log Cabin Camp
Friday 22nd Foundation Day Camp
Monday 25th -Tuesday 26th Grade 1/2 Camp - Overnight Camp "Camp Weekaway"
Wednesday 27th - Friday 29th Grade 5/6 Camp - The Ranch
DECEMBER 2024
Monday 2nd Professional Practice Day (Student Free) - If your child requires care, please book in at https://theircare.com.au/
Tuesday 3rd Whole School Colour Run Day @ L B Davern
Friday 6th Working Bee - 1/2L, 3/4G & 3/4B 2.30pm- 3.30pm Parents welcome
Friday 20th Last Day Term 4

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Planning Week

It’s hard to believe we are approaching the end of term, but on the other hand… it seems to be an incredibly long term. Our children’s stamina is beginning to wane, as our teachers work tirelessly to keep all the balls in the air and our children engaged.

 

Planning Week is beginning next week, in week 10. Days and teams as per below.

Monday

17 June

Grade 1/2

Tuesday

18 June

Grade 3/4

Wednesday

19 June

Grade 5/6

Thursday

20 June

Foundation

Friday

21 June

Specialist

 

This is an exhausting week for all involved – students and staff!

Punctuality and Attendance

Thank you to the parents who are assisting their child’s learning by having them at school every day before the school bell. It is very important that students don’t miss any time during the school day unless of course, they are too sick to be at school.

 

The music starts at 8:52am each morning and all students should be at school by that time. This is more important than ever with our middle and senior students utilising LB Davern for PE and when students arrive late, they have missed the opportunity to walk to this venue with their class and teacher. In the afternoon, the end of school bell goes at 3:30pm and it is very important that all children are collected on time.

NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy)

It is expected that NAPLAN results will be available to Year 3 and Year 5 families early in Term 3. For those of you with children in Year 2 and Year 4, NAPLAN will be happening between the 12th and 24th March in 2025! NAPLAN dates up until 2029 are available here: https://www.nap.edu.au/naplan/key-dates

Emergency Evacuation/Lockdown Drill

As part of our emergency management procedures, we complete various emergency drills over the course of the year. Last week we completed a drill that had all students, teachers and visitors on-site complete a lockdown process. We are pleased to report that we did not lose anyone and that the drill was completed successfully.

 

2025 ENROLMENTS

We are asking all families with sibling enrolments for 2025 to submit their enrolment forms as soon as possible. No enrolments were taken until the start of Term 2, and then only ‘in-zone’ enrolments are confirmed. Those out of zone can submit an application by the end of July and can only be confirmed thereafter if the school has capacity.

 

We have been directed to reduce our intake of enrolments outside of our zone and can only accept three classes of Foundation students in 2025. We currently have well over 100 enrolment applications. Please get your enrolment forms in as soon as possible, to give us some certainty on any potential out of zone enrolments for next year.

Principal Certificate of Excellence

This year when I finalise reports, all the children that have been awarded an ‘EXCELLENT’ for behaviour and effort in every class, including specialists, will have a certificate uploaded to Compass. Please make sure you check your child’s dashboard, as there is no alert when I put a comment into the student chronicle.

Student Reports – Compass

Individual Education Plans (for applicable students) are already available and uploaded to Compass. Student Reports will be uploaded to Compass on Monday 20th June at 3.30pm. The teachers and the children are putting the finishing touches which will provide a wealth of information about your child’s learning.

Early Dismissal on the Last Day of Term

Term Two ends Friday 28th June. The children will have lunch as normal at 1:30pm and will return to their classroom to be dismissed at 2:30pm.

WELLBEING

Social and Emotional learning in 1/2W

During Reconciliation Week students watched a video called ‘Walking Together’. It talked about our shared histories and the role we all play in building relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures and futures.

Students then made connections between the video and posters that we have in our classroom (and around the school). They identified the need for people to include each other when playing, and including people even though we are all different.

Students then decorated soccer balls with pictures of, and words about, activities they enjoy doing. We discussed what we like doing, and the similarities and differences between us.

The Single Mother's Club

Wandong Primary School Art Show

NOTICES

Office Hours :- 8:30am until 3:55pm

Picking Up Children – Please help our admin team!

In exceptional circumstances and emergencies, at times children need to be collected from school early. Please help our wonderful administration team by ensuring that this is not done during the break times of 11:00-11:30am and 1:45-2:30pm. When children are outside playing with their friends, they do not hear the announcements and it is difficult to have a staff member unlock classrooms to collect bags and belongings. Please help support our classroom programs by waiting until 3:30pm to collect children. The admin area is growing quite hectic in the afternoons with families collecting children early Thank you in advance for your support and understanding.

IMPORTANT – Mobile Phone/Watch/Device Policy

In 2020, DET introduced strict restrictions on the use of any device with access to a cellular system, with or without a physical connection to a network. Where students bring a device of this type to school, it MUST be placed in secure storage at the office.

IMPORTANT – Student Information

It is very important we have up-to-date information for all students. Please check Compass and update current home & email addresses, phone numbers & medical details.

Wet Weather

We would like to request parents/guardians of students to pack a set of spare uniform items in their child’s bag, including a waterproof bag. We have limited spare uniform at the office. If your child has recently needed to borrow items from our sick bay, please wash and return them to the office as soon as possible.

Thanks Administration Team

Uniform Orders

IMPORTANT

**Please remember to put your child’s full name on their uniform. Please don’t use initials, as this makes it harder for us to find the owner.


**Please remember to order a bag for smaller orders & for larger orders select two.

If you order a bag, the order can be placed in your child’s or siblings’ tub for convenience. If not, you will need to supply a bag or make arrangements to collect your order.

 

COMPASS – CANTEEN  UNIFORM ORDERING

When ordering uniforms through Compass, use Canteen. See below for how to order

Going paperless will reduce waste & conserve our natural resources.

Please Note:

Select the following day as your order date if the current date is closed, even if it’s a weekend!

Log into the Compass App.

Select more at bottom of screen. 

Click on the Canteen button.

 

 

Select Place Order at bottom of screen.

Select Student.

Select Date. (Will have to select next date if  current date is cut off)

Select sitting e.g. Uniform

 

 

Click on item you require e.g Short Sleeve Polo.

Select how many you want and then select the size.

Add to cart.

Repeat for other items e.g. Bomber Jacket.

View Cart

Proceed to Checkout or create another order.

Parking in the church carpark

Uniform Orders
When ordering uniforms through Compass, use Canteen. See below for how to order. Going paperless will reduce waste & conserve our natural resources.
****Please Note: Select the following day as your order date if the current date has closed, even if it’s a weekend!
****Please remember to select a bag on the form for your purchase, as we are now plastic free. If you don’t select a bag, you will need to make arrangements to collect your order from the office.

PAFA

Next Meeting: 31st July 2024 @ 9.15am

 Look what PAFA is up to in term 3.

We will send out information as it becomes available on each of these events and let you know how you can participate!

If there is anyone who’d like to help at the Father’s Day stall or sorting and delivering cookie orders or pizza please don’t hesitate to get in contact. stephanie.domino@education.vic.gov.au

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