28 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 29 September
Last day of Term 3
Monday 16 October
First day of Term 4
Monday 16 October to Friday 20 October
Swimming & Water Safety Program – Prep to Grade 2
Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October
Swimming & Water Safety Program – Grade 3 to Grade 6
Tuesday 31 October
Headspace -Transition to Secondary – Grade 6
Thursday 2 November
1/2A & B – Hagley School Excursion
Friday 3 November
Professional Learning Day - Student Free Day
Monday 6 November
Recreation Day – Public Holiday
Friday 10 November
Assemblies: 11.30am Prep to Grade 2
1.30pm Grades 3 - 6
MAST Boat Safety talk Grades 3 to 6
Monday 13 November
USC Transition – 6C & 6D
Wednesday 15 November
NWPSSA – Gades 3/4 Sports Expo
Monday 20 November
USC Transition – 6C & 6D
Friday 24 November
Schools Triathlon Challenge – participating Grade 3 -6 students
Monday 27 November
USC Transition – 6C & 6D
From the Principal – Cathy Bester
As Term 3 concludes it is a great opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved throughout the term. Our students have had some fabulous opportunities to engage in their learning both in and out of the classroom. Our kinder students have been learning about transport and have had a visit from a fire truck and an ambulance. They have visited Devonport to ride on a train and look at other different types of transport. Prep students have focussed their learning on living things and were able to see a variety of animals on their recent trip to Wings Wildlife Park. 1/2 students have been learning about natural constructed and managed places. Our 3/4’s recently visited Burnie’s PCYC to learn about teamwork and being courageous to challenge themselves while working together to solve problems. 5/6 students have been learning about Sea Country and how Tasmanian Aboriginal people have significant cultural responsibilities to care for Sea Country. Students were able to consolidate their learning with an excursion to Rocky Cape last week. Our grade 6 students have also started their transition into local Secondary schools in preparation for 2024.
Well done to our SRC for their organisation of Sports Colours Day today. For those of us who support AFL it was the perfect time to show everyone who our favourite team is prior to this weekend’s grand final.
Term 4 will see some changes to staffing. I would like to thank everyone for their understanding as classroom teachers for some classes have changed.
1/2 D – Miss Lilly Maynard
3/4 C – Mrs Emmie Gee (Mon & Friday), Mrs Emma Banham (Tues-Thursday)
5/6 B – Mrs Jess Bishop (Mon-Thursday), Mrs Ally Pegus (Friday)
Thank you to everyone who supported our School Association’s recent doughnut drive. We had an incredible response and I would like to thank Jade Crawford and Belinda Gillard for their organisation of this fundraiser. Monies raised by our School Association assists us in funding a variety of projects throughout our school.
We would like to remind all families that children will require their sun hats for the start of Term 4. If you have misplaced your hat, they are available for purchase at Maverick Clothing. We would appreciate families checking to see if your child’s hat is named, this certainly helps us when hats become misplaced.
We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday break and look forward to welcoming you back to Term 4, on Monday 16 October.
Assembly – School Values
Congratulations to the following students who were presented with certificates at our School Assembly on Friday, for living our UPS core values:
Georgia Banham, Jai Carey, Jackson Firth, Neveah Lomas-Tillman
Wyatt Clark, Charlotte Lomas-Tillman, Bella McPherson, Alexis Shaddock
Nash Marshall, Clara Shaddock, Hanna Webb
Kyan Bugeja, Brylen Hockley, Izaiah New, Millie Soden-Bennett
Nate Abley, Poppy Campbell, Cooper Dean, Mia Sculthorpe
Torah Blackwell, Harrison Chatwin, Lydia Dyson
Owen Duncan, Sophie Eustace, Mia Gale, Jude O’Malley, Kobie Reid, Harry Smith
Stella Davey, Jayden Fawdry, Priya Smith, Kristina Ventura
Luke Berry, Tyler Crawford, Esta Kelly
Awasch Shoshtari, Macklan Wright
Harrison Hughes, Archie Williscroft
Amaylia Fawdry, Hudson Ives, Jordy Pearson, Scarlett Pugh
Koby Crossey, Grace Dixey, Indianna Rush, Zeak Skidmore
Art Gallery Winners
Fern Eberhardt, Ellie Hamilton, Freddie Harrison, Holli Viney
Xander Campbell, Brooklyn Emery, Zayde Ling, Liam Parsons, Clair Tame, Evie Vernon, Noah Barham, Danika Milton
Class News – 1/2A
In 1/2A this term we have been investigating the affects of push and pull on different objects. As part of our learning we explored how toys can move and what we do to make them move (push and pull). We learnt push meant to move things away from your body where pull means to bring towards your body.
We investigated push and pull using buckets of water, pushing the balls under water to feel what happens when the balls get pushed under. We were shocked that the ball always popped back up!!!
We built helicopters out of paper using a template and tested them from different heights in the playground. We discovered the pull of gravity pulls the helicopter to the ground, but the lift from the air pushes the rotors on the helicopter and makes it spin. Slowing its pull towards the ground.
What a fun unit of learning we were lucky enough to explore!
School Health Nurse
Spring has sprung and SunSmart season is upon us!
From September to April in Tasmania, the average UV Index is above 3.
This means it is time to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide!
To easily find out when the UV will be 3 or above in your location, download the free SunSmart Global UV app.
Just follow the QR code below
If you would like more information or want to discuss ways that we can support you with your child’s health and wellbeing please feel free to email me anytime at email@example.com.