14 September 2023
STUDENTS WILL NEED TO WEAR THEIR SUN HATS IN TERM 4
SCHOOL CANTEEN IS OPEN – WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.
TERM 3 - 2023
Friday 15 September
Whole School Assembly – 1.30pm
Wednesday 20 September
USC Performance – Grades 5 and 6
Thursday 21 September
USC Performance – Grades 3 and 4
Friday 22 September
USC Transition – 5/6A and 5/6B
Thursday 28 September
Footy/Sports Colours Day
Friday 29 September
Last day of Term 3
Monday 16 October
First day of Term 4 – Sun hats required this term
From the Principal – Cathy Bester
Spring is certainly in the air and we are enjoying having some sunny days to play outside during break times.
Many of our classes have been out on excursions over the past two weeks and our Grade 6 students have started their transition into high school. I know that many families have been asked to fill in a number of excursion forms recently. I appreciate how frustrating this can become, especially when you have more than one child in our school. We thank you for your ongoing patience with this as DECYP policies concerning excursions require that we have major excursion forms completed by parents/carers when we take children out of our local postcode area or that involve water activities.
Last week all of our students had some lessons with Firefighter Craig who explained to them how to be safe if there is a fire. Messages students heard were:
Action - Stop, drop and rock ‘n’ roll
If your clothes catch fire, don't run! Stop where you are, cover your face with your hands to protect your face and lungs, drop to the ground and roll back and forth to smother the flames.
Crawl low under smoke (Crawl low and go, go, go)
Call out as you crawl out to warn others if you get caught in smoke, the cleanest air will be several centimetres off the floor. Get down on your hands and knees and crawl to the nearest safe exit.
Plan and practise to escape
- Have an escape plan for the household. Plan two ways out of every room, because in a fire one exit may be blocked.
- Choose one safe meeting place outside where everyone will meet, like the letter box.
- Enable doors and windows to be easily unlocked.
Congratulations to Piper who, as part of her extended learning, wrote to one of our local businesses requesting a donation of a compost bin. Thank you to David Jones from UBC for answering Piper’s request and donating our new compost bin that we now have in our 1/2 playground.
I would like to ask families to support us by not bringing animals onto our school grounds. We appreciate that children like to show off their pets, however this can sometimes cause distress to other people in our school. If your child wishes to bring in their pet, under 6 months old, we ask that you speak with your child’s teacher prior to bringing the animal into school.
The 2023 School Satisfaction Survey
Thank you to families who have already taken part in this year’s survey. If you have not yet had the opportunity to complete the survey about Ulverstone Primary School, I would like to encourage you to do so. Every year the Department of Education conducts School Satisfaction Surveys to find out what your child(ren)’s school does well and where it may improve. Your feedback is very important to help us inform our school improvement planning and decision-making. The survey is open until Friday 22 September 2023 and should take about 5 minutes of your time. The survey is carried out on a secure website and all responses are anonymous and confidential.
All families in this school received the same survey link and no identifying information is collected. A summary of the survey results will be provided to schools. Responses from individuals or small groups will NOT be disclosed to any Department of Education staff.
Take the online survey by clicking this Link. or pasting it in your browser:
Thank you for taking the time to complete this short survey.
Class News – 3/4B
In 3/4B students have been learning to read fluently through paired reading.
During literacy intervention, students take turns reading for 3 minutes whilst their partner listens and gives feedback.
Students have been practising reading with expression, paying attention to punctuation and reading at an appropriate rate.
School Health Nurse
R U OK?
Thursday 14th September is R U OK? Day.
It is a national reminder for everyone to take the time to ask, ‘are you ok?’ and support friends and family struggling with life.
Learn more about how to ask and what to say if you notice someone you care about having a hard time or becoming more agitated or withdrawn on the R U OK? website below.
Canteen Menu - Term 4 2023
Join us these school holidays for more of our family-friendly Know Your Local Patch events, aimed at fostering a deeper connection between young people and their local environment.
We will be joining Ulverstone Coastcare for a walk and rubbish clean up from coast to creek, where we will explore the natural values of our local areas and learn what we can do to care for them. If you love the outdoors, animals, and all things nature come along.
Bring: drink, snack, hat, jacket
Cancellation: if heavy rain is forecast the event will not go ahead
Note: Parent/guardian supervision is required for the duration of the event of children under the age of 13.