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50 Main Rd GEMBROOK 3783 Ph: 03 5968 1313 Fax: 03 5968 1548 email: email@example.com www.gembrookps.vic.edu.au
Gembrook Primary School
A view to the future
Gembrook Primary School is a welcoming and
respectful community that provides modern, flexible
learning spaces that support a personalised,
engaging and challenging learning program so that
students will achieve the social, emotional, academic and
physical growth to succeed in a global society.
13 September 2017
14 September Footy Day and PFA Hot Dogs -2018 preps invited to
join us. Hot dog orders are now closed
16 September PFA Shopping Tour
18 September STOMP CONCERT 6pm EPAC Emerald Secondary
22 September Fun Run to support Monash Childrens Hospital orga-nized by SRC
Last day term 3. Early pickup at 2.30pm
9 October First day term 4. Welcome back!
11 October P-4 Swimming
13 October P-4 Swimming
16 October P-4 Swimming
17 October Sustainable Day 3/4B
18 October P-4 Swimming
19 October ESC Music Visit 2pm
20 October P-4 Swimming PFA School Disco
25 October Produce Market 4/5A KMotion School Council 7pm
26 October Gr 5 Indoor Soccer Prep Transition 9.30-12.30
27 October Murrundindi
31 October Sustainability Day 5/6F Prep Transition 9.30-12.30
Vision: To provide every student with every opportunity to be the best they can be.
Value: Respect and High Expectations
School Office Hours 8.30am-4.30pm
Only OSHC calls will be taken after this time
Notes that have gone home
Costumes for STOMP Concert (whole school)
JLC /MLC Swimming All notices can be accessed from the school website: www.gembrookps.vic.edu.au
PFA Shopping Tour Saturday 16 September
Please encourage friends and family to sign up for a great day out with the
added bonus of many bargains.
More info on page 3
The Shopping Tour is an important fundraiser for the school.
Are nearly sold out
Purchase now to avoid disappointment
Tickets can only be purchased from the office
(they are no longer available on Qkr)
Limit of 4 tickets per family
Extra seats will be available
for purchase on Monday (pending availability)
Keilah gets a bulls eye at Camp Alexandria
A VIEW TO THE FUTURE
Dear Families and Friends Well, the misty morning drizzle certainly didnt deter our small but enthusiastic group of volunteers at our term three working bee on Saturday. This group included students Matilda who swept pathways and Jack and Luca who helped dad replace old rotten sleepers in our vegie garden. Whilst Paula and Josie were busy weeding, Jax was doing a mighty job blower vaccing all the pathways clear of mulch and leaves. Lots of jobs were completed including installing our new flags in the circle of harmony. Many thanks to Sam, Paula, Jack, Luca, Jax, Matilda and Josie for your generosity and perseverance in spite of the weather! Grade 5/6 Camp It was fantastic seeing lots of happy and excited faces at the grade 5/6 camp last week. For the very first time, our 5/6s ventured to Alexandra Adventure Resort, nestled in amongst the vast, bald, sweeping hills, not too far from the mighty Goulburn River. Our kids had a great time exploring all that the camp had to offer including fishing in the beautiful lake and lots of adventure activities like the giant swing, raft building, archery and the high ropes course (which funnily enough, I found quite high!). Of course camps are a vital part of our learning program with increased social skills, independence and responsibility being just a few examples of intended learning outcomes. It was fantastic to see the way our students looked after each other, supported each other and engaged in great conversations. Thank you to Mr. Fraser, Miss Hutcheson, Mrs. Alsop, Lisa Rogers, student teacher Jess Banks and dad Peter Mudge who attended camp. Thank you also to Shelley, Carol and Nat in the office who organised and facilitated camp payments. Staff had already put in a large amount of time and effort preparing and organising this experience for our kids and it is always a large undertaking for staff who attend camps. Staying away from home and family for several nights is often difficult, and your commitment is very much acknowledged and appreciated. Well done EVERYONE on a brilliant camp!
Planning Week This week teachers across all learning centres have participated in a planning day in order to prepare teaching and learning activities for the final term of the year. It is shaping up to be another busy term at Gembrook and already teachers have planned some excellent learning experiences for their students. EDEC Girls Footy Our grade 5/6 girls put in a meritorious effort, and had lots of fun in the process at yesterdays EDEC Footy Day at Gembrook Senior Oval. Its fair to say that as the weather got worse, our girls went in even harder, resulting in a very well deserved grand final appearance! Congratulations to our gun girl footy stars! Thank you to Mr. Hawes, Miss. Hutcheson and Lisa Rogers for attending with our girls and for braving the inclement conditions!
A VIEW TO THE FUTURE
Brens Banter cont...
SUN SMART HATS ON FROM SEPTEMBER 3RD
Although this winter is still a bit up and down with some nice hints of spring to come, the UV levels are on the rise. Sun protection is recommend-ed whenever UV levels are three or higher. Average UV levels in Victoria are three or higher from mid-August so its time to dust off the sun protection gear. The Anti-Cancer Council recommends we start using sun protection and so we are reminding students and families to bring hats to school with children having to play in shaded
areas if they have not hat from Monday September 3rd.
Hats available for purchase on Qkr or at the School
KMotion is coming to Gembrook! We are very proud to announce the trial of a new after school program initiative called KMOTION. This exciting new program is being run in association with St. Lukes Cockatoo, Anglicare Victoria, ECHO Youth and Family Services and the Hills Community Strengthening Initiative (HCSI). KMOTION is FREE and open to all students from Prep to Grade 6. KMOTION will include games, craft, stories and afternoon tea. Each session is run by a HCSI staff member and a team of trained volunteers. KMOTION has behaviour guidelines and expectations to ensure all children have a safe and enjoyable time. The Term 4 trial dates are: Wednesday 25th October Wednesday 1st November Wednesday 8th November Wednesday 15th November Each session will commence at 3:30pm and finish at 5:00pm whereupon our normal OSHC program will continue until 6:00pm (students who are booked in for our normal OSHC program on KMOTION evenings will have the opportunity to join in the fun from 3:30pm 5:00pm). Registration and afternoon tea will take place in the kitchen area of the Middle Learning Centre and the Multi-Purpose Room will be utilised for KMOTION activities. KMotion registration forms will be available soon. We really appreciate the time and effort that Naomi, Lynda, Owen, Shelley and Tanya have put into bringing KMOTION to Gembrook and we cant wait for KMOTION to start on Wed 25th October!
Footy Day Thursday 14th September Our next 2018 Prep Transition event will take place TOMORROW Thursday 14th September to coincide with our school Footy Day. 2018 Prep students will visit, dressed in their team colours and take part in a host of activities including our whole school footy parade due to kick off at 11:40am. We would love to see mums, dads, grandparents and special friends come along dressed in their favourite team colours and join in the fun. STOMP DANCE CONCERT! This terms STOMP dance program culminates in a whole school performance extravaganza at Emerald Secondary College next Monday 18th September commencing at 6:00pm. Students should arrive at 5.45pm. Tickets are $7:50 per seat and are available from the office, (tickets are no longer available through Qkr). Please note that no ticket is required for students who are performing. We would love to see you there on the night to cheer and support your children so please secure your tickets asap - a limit of 4 tickets per family until Monday when extra tickets may be purchased (pending availability). Please check out the Diary Dates at the front of the newsletter for the many excellent events and activities that are coming up at Gembrook Primary School. Have a great week everyone and all the best.
Forms will be available soon.
PFA Shopping Tour Saturday 16th September
Departing at 7:30am from the school and returning 6:00pm
Cost:$50 per adult or $25 for accompanied child.
To keep costs down shoppers either bring their own lunch or purchase lunch at a food hall on
the tour. Snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the day as in previous years.
Book on Qkr or at Gembrook Primary School office 5968 1313
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