Principal's Report

Dear Parents and Families,

 

ANZAC DAY

Last Sunday, our school leaders participated in the Toolamba, ANZAC Day Service. Students were eager to show their respect and to commemorate the men and women who have served our nation in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The wreath was made during Art sessions. Every child in the school made a flower or leaf for the wreath. Thank you Mrs Serra.

 

As mentioned last week, Frankie rode in the Dawn Service at Woorinen. Unfortunately the sun rise was shrouded in fog, it was certainly a very chilly, but a moving start to the day.

 

TOUR GREATER SHEPPARTON SECONDARY COLLEGE

Two of our students, were among the 40 staff and students from local primary schools, who toured the new Greater Shepparton Secondary College on 26 April to get a taste of what “big school” will be like in 2022. Tour groups were taken inside the new double gymnasium, the Enterprise and Innovation Centre and one of the three Neighbourhood buildings. 

Each of the Neighbourhoods feature three Houses – small “schools within a school” of 300 students across all year levels. A student’s House will be their home throughout secondary school and as they advance into senior years, students increasingly take advantage of the many pathways and learning opportunities only a big school can provide.

The prospective Year 7 students asked some great questions and were keen to see their own classrooms and specialist learning spaces on the top floor of each House. These adjoin roof-top garden areas unlike anything seen in our existing primary or secondary schools. The students also appreciated how they will have their own locker spaces, toilets and lunch areas.

Scan your smartphone over the code for a guided, virtual tour of the new Greater Shepparton Secondary College.

 

You can also view the video on the college website, www.gssc.vic.edu.au 

 

SCHOOL SORES (Impetigo) 

We have been notified of cases of Impetigo in our school. Impetigo (im-pet-eye-go) is an infection of the skin caused by bacteria. It is often called school sores because it is common among school children. Impetigo causes sores on the skin, which are usually itchy. The sores may start out as blisters that burst and become weepy, before being covered with a crust.

Children who have impetigo aren't allowed to return to school or day care until they're no longer contagious – about 24 hours after the start of treatment with antibiotics. Without treatment, impetigo can remain contagious for several weeks.

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

Thank you to parents for the support with our focus on wearing our full school uniform and demonstrating that pride in our school. Congratulations to the Grade 4 students who all passed the sock test!! 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday 3rd MayCross Country Start Time: 1:45pm
Wednesday 5th MayMother's Day Stall
Thursday 6th MaySchool Photos
Friday 7th MayMother's Day Breakfast 8:00am
Tuesday 13th - Thursday 15th MayNAPLAN

LEARNING AROUND THE SCHOOL

Max and Ben proudly sharing their artwork.

 

Foundation students sharing their learning with me. 

Jasper and Lenox are developing a fantastic list of words they can spell independently. 

 

 

BOOK CLUB ISSUE 3 

Scholastic Book Club Issue 3 is now available. Issue 3 orders are due by Wednesday 5th May 2021. 

This is the link for LOOP, which will allow you to make an on line order and payment 

https://mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au/Parent/Login.aspx

If you are not registered for LOOP, click on the link above and create a new account. You will need to enter your details, add children and select our school, Toolamba Primary School.

 

Enjoy the week ahead,

Regards Heather