West Ulverstone Primary School
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34 Maud Street
Ulverstone TAS 7315
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Email: West.Ulverstone.Primary@education.tas.gov.au
Phone: 03 6425 2195
Absentee Line: 0419 513 498

30 March 2017

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Principal’s Report

Student Learning Plans

Personalised learning plays a pivotal role in supporting the learning for a diverse range of our students. A learning plan is a critical component in identifying and addressing the required adjustments to support students to achieve personal learning goals. It is a department requirement that the following students have an active learning plan; identified as Aboriginal, have a disability requiring educational adjustments, are under care and protection orders, or have English as an Additional Language or Dialect. Within our school context approximately 40% of our students sit within one or more of these categories and therefore require a learning plan. Teachers are currently updating student plans targeting 3 learning areas of literacy, numeracy and social/emotional or behavioural. Goals and strategies are reviewed throughout the year and as goals are achieved new ones are identified. Student learning is supported in the classrooms with additional teacher assistant and teacher support along with alternative learning programs such as our flexible provision.

Flexible Provision Program

The flexible program for our grade 3 – 6 students is up and running with a range of learning opportunities offered. This year we have introduced more off site programs including the Men’s Shed and Mt St Vincent Nursing Home. The program targets students requiring alternative learning to engage and support their educational and personal growth. We also offer a number of extension programs targeting students strengths and skills. These include Art and Catering. The picture below is group of students learning basic woodwork at the Men’s Shed.

Dogs at School

A reminder to all parents, carers and broader community that dogs are not permitted on school grounds between 8:00am and 3:30 pm. Please support us in maintaining a safe school environment and leave your dogs at home when bringing or collecting your child from school.

Car Park Closure Reminder

A reminder to all that the school car park is closed to traffic between 2.40pm – 3.00pm to enable buses to collect students safely.

Attendance

A reminder to all parents and carers that if your child is absent from school it is your responsibility to notify us. If your child is absent due to sickness for 5 days or more they are asked to provide a medical certificate. It is important for both the academic and social development of children that they attend school every day. This year we are aiming for an average attendance rate of 94%. Our current attendance rate is 94%. Let’s make every day count!

Attendance per class as at 28th March

Kinder/Prep A

93%

Kinder/Prep B

95%

Grade 1/2A

94%

Grade 1/2B

95%

Grade 3/4A

91%

Grade 3/4B

96%

Grade 4/5A

96%

Grade 5/6A

93%

Grade 5/6B

94%

Magella Dudley

Feature Class News

Grade 4/5A

We love money!!

Students in 4-5A have been working hard learning about History through researching the people on our money.

Picture above is Edith Cowan from the $50 note by Alex Davidson Sir John Monash from the $100 by Naomi Polden David Unaipon from the $50 by Aidan Hefford.

They have produced some amazing mind maps showing the significant events in the lives of those famous people and the influences they have had on Australia.

Keep up the great work 4-5A.

Deet Cox
Teacher

Student Leader Profiles

Name: Amber Thompson
Leadership Position: Sports Leader
Family: Mum, Nick, Hayden, Markelle, Courtney, Emmerson and Addison
Pets: Pepsi and Bundles
Interests/Hobbies: Art and dance
Favourite Subjects: Art, drama, P.E. and science
A goal for me this year is: To get a pen licence
I can help make West Ulverstone Primary a better place by: Making sure no one is being bullied
Who inspires you: My sister Courtney
When I leave school I want to: Be a fashion designer

Name: Tanner Mott
Leadership Position: School Leader
Family: Mum, Dad, Leah, Kobe, Sam, Bailey, Mason, Breanna, Gran & Pa
Pets: I used to have two dogs
Interests/Hobbies: Sports, school and maths
Favourite Subjects: Maths
A goal for me this year is: To improve in all subjects
I can help make West Ulverstone Primary a better place by: Being a good student and role model and by representing our school well
Who inspires you: My Pa
When I leave school I want to: I don’t know yet

School Values recipients

Assemblies are a time we celebrate the holders of school Values cards. One card is drawn each assembly from all classes celebrating the School Values of Respect, Relationships, Responsibility, Learning and Safety.

These were the recipients from the last assembly.

Starley Purton 5/6B - Respect, Responsibility, Relationships and Learning
Tori Young-Gleeson 5/6 A - Respect and Relationships
Isabella Gardam K/P A - Responsibility
Amealiah Moss, 1/2 A,- Respect, Responsibility and Relationships
Reagan Kenny 1/2B - Respect and Relationships
Thorn Smith-Mckay 3/4A - Responsibility, Safety and Relationships
Rory Grey 3/4B – Relationships
Reeve King, K/PB - Respect and Relationships
Alex Davidson 4/5A - Responsibility and Relationships

Maths with Murphy

Murphy knows that maths is everywhere! He knows that we all use maths many times every day, often without realising it. Each fortnight Murphy will share a new easy maths problem and a hard maths problem that parents and students can do and talk about together at home.

Don’t forget to put your answer (make sure it has your name and class on it) in the box at the office to be in the running for a fortnightly canteen voucher. We still have a lot of vouchers up for grabs!

Answers will be in the next newsletter.

When working on problems together, don’t forget to ask each other questions such as: how do you know?, what are you thinking about? and can you draw something to help you work it out?

Have fun!

Last Week’s Questions and Answers

Molly swam 45 metres on Saturday.
She swam 28 metres on Sunday.
The pool is 25 metres long.
How many metres did Molly swim in all?

Answer: 73 metres

A factory produced 2300 TV sets in its first year of production. 4500 sets were produced in its second year and 500 more sets were produced in its third year than in its second year. How many TV sets were produced in three years?

Answer: 11,800 TV sets

This week’s Questions

Tom and Bob are brothers and they each had the same amount of money which they put together to buy a toy. The cost of the toy was $22. If the cashier gave them a change of $6, how much money did each have?

Claudia started making chocolate biscuits at 2pm. It took her 15 minutes to mix the ingredients for 48 biscuits. She had only one biscuit sheet to use and it held 8 biscuits. Each batch took 15 minutes to bake and it took 5 minutes to get each batch ready for the oven. When did Claudia finish?

Reading with Riley

Riley knows that reading is fun and the more you read, the better you get! We read in order to do things such as follow directions and instructions, find information and interact with others through social media. We use strategies to help us make meaning and understand (comprehend) what we read. We encourage all students to read every day.

We want all students to be enthusiastic readers who read a range of texts for both pleasure and information. Please talk to your child’s teacher if you would like more information about reading.

Our feature strategy is: Self-monitoring

Language we use when self-monitoring:

  • I’m not sure what ____ means.
  • I’ve lost my concentration. I’d better go back and reread that page.
  • I don’t understand what that sentence means. I’m going to go back and read it aloud slowly and see if that helps.

Grade 5/6 Operation Resilience Program

At the start of each session we meet up with Geoff and Tim our PCYC co-ordinators who explain the requirements of each station. This week when we competed in the ‘Sewer Pit’ challenge, no one was allowed to jump from any part of the equipment or touch any part of their body on the blue mats. If either of these two rules were broken the whole team had to go back and start all over again. The aim was to get your whole team, using two planks, from one end of the ‘Sewer Pit’ to the other side.

To be successful all team members had to use the four key qualities of leadership, effective communication, co-operation and team work.

Here are some groups helping their team members over the ‘Sewer Pit’. This involved a real team effort, listening to others and lots of encouragement. Teams are not be successful if they lose their cool with each other or blame others.

The plank can be quite heavy and awkward to pass along.

The plank needs be secured to safely move people. Some people need to stand on the red supports to make room for others.

Thank You to Our PCYC Sponsors

We would like to thank Justine Keay MP and the Rotary Club of Ulverstone for their sponsorship of our PCYC Program. Without their kind support participation in this vital program for our grade 5/6 students would not be possible.

School Photo Day – Thursday 6th April 2017

Important:

  • It is vital that there is correct money in your envelopes as there will be NO change available.
  • If your child did not bring an envelope home or you require a family envelope please collect from the school office.
  • Please return your envelopes by NO later than Wednesday 5th April.

Canteen 2017

Our canteen is now open serving food that has been prepared with our flexible program students.

A variety of items are on offer. They are priced from .50 cents to $1.00.

  • Biscuits .50 cents
  • Biscuits and cheese $1.00
  • Cakes and slices .50 cents
  • Milkshakes, chocolate or strawberry $1.00
  • Custard $1.00 per cup or .50 cents half a cup

At times other items will be available for purchase.

Canteen is open every recess only.

Easter Raffle

As you all know Easter is drawing closer and WUPS fundraising committee is organising an Easter Hamper Raffle! All we ask is that each family donate an Easter item for us to put towards the hamper.

Please bring along Easter donations to the office for our hamper by Friday 7th April. Tickets are 0.50c each and will be on sale between 8.30am - 9.00am in the primary corridor from Wednesday 5th April to Wednesday 12th April. Raffle drawn Wednesday 12th April!!

Sports News

For all sport enquiries please contact Mrs Milne-Viney, HPE Teacher.

2017 North-West Athletics Carnival Report

On Thursday 16 March the following students represented our school at the annual combined schools athletics carnival at the Penguin athletics track;

Girls: Stacey Robinson, Danielle Saward, Karlia Riley, Gabrielle Ellis, Cara Dakin, Mayah Campell-McQueen, Naomi Polden, Indiana Mee, Amarlie Benjamin, Mia Emanuel, Charli Hamill, Starley Purton, Amarli Lee and Kaitlyn Riley.

Boys: Tanner Mott, Koby Purton, Daniel Bundy, Cameron Gleeson, Gradhi Allen, Jack Bundy, Mitchell Saward, Austin Rush, Rhys Orders, Isaac Ling, Jonty Hamill, Wyatt Dobson, Landon Dobson and Aiden Hefford.

We had a fantastic day with many great performances and wonderful, well behaved students.

The results are as follows:

Student

Place

Race

Grade

Gender

Event

Landon Dobson

3rd

Heat

6

Boys

200m

Starley Purton

3rd

Heat

6

Girls

100m

Starley Purton

3rd

Heat

6

Girls

200m

Starley Purton

3rd

Semi Final

6

Girls

100m

Starley Purton

3rd

Semi Final

6

Girls

200m

Aiden Hefford

1st

Heat

5

Boys

100m

Aiden Hefford

1st

Heat

5

Boys

200m

Aiden Hefford

3rd

Semi Final

5

Boys

100m

Aiden Hefford

2nd

Semi Final

5

Boys

200m

Mayah Campbell-McQueen

2nd

Heat

5

Girls

75m

Jonty Hamill

1st

Heat

4

Boys

100m

Jonty Hamill

1st

Heat

4

Boys

200m

Jonty Hamill

2nd

Semi Final

4

Boys

100m

Naomi Polden

3rd

Heat

4

Girls

75m

Naomi Polden

3rd

Semi Final

4

Girls

75m

Wyatt Dobson

2nd

Heat

3

Boys

200m

Wyatt Dobson

3rd

Semi Final

3

Boys

200m

Charli Hamill

1st

Heat

3

Girls

200m

Charli Hamill

1st

Semi Final

3

Girls

200m

Charli Hamill

1st

Coastal Champion

3

Girls

800m

Cameron Gleeson

3rd

Heat

3

Boys

75m

Indiana Mee

1st

Heat

3

Girls

75m

WUPS team

3rd

Relay

5

Girls

WUPS team

2nd

Relay

5

Boys

WUPS team

2nd

Relay

6

Girls

Student

Place

Race

Grade

Gender

Event

Landon Dobson

3rd

Heat

6

Boys

200m

Starley Purton

3rd

Heat

6

Girls

100m

Starley Purton

3rd

Heat

6

Girls

200m

Starley Purton

3rd

Semi Final

6

Girls

100m

Starley Purton

3rd

Semi Final

6

Girls

200m

Aiden Hefford

1st

Heat

5

Boys

100m

Aiden Hefford

1st

Heat

5

Boys

200m

Aiden Hefford

3rd

Semi Final

5

Boys

100m

Aiden Hefford

2nd

Semi Final

5

Boys

200m

Mayah Campbell-McQueen

2nd

Heat

5

Girls

75m

Jonty Hamill

1st

Heat

4

Boys

100m

Jonty Hamill

1st

Heat

4

Boys

200m

Jonty Hamill

2nd

Semi Final

4

Boys

100m

Naomi Polden

3rd

Heat

4

Girls

75m

Naomi Polden

3rd

Semi Final

4

Girls

75m

Wyatt Dobson

2nd

Heat

3

Boys

200m

Wyatt Dobson

3rd

Semi Final

3

Boys

200m

Charli Hamill

1st

Heat

3

Girls

200m

Charli Hamill

1st

Semi Final

3

Girls

200m

Charli Hamill

1st

Coastal Champion

3

Girls

800m

Cameron Gleeson

3rd

Heat

3

Boys

75m

Indiana Mee

1st

Heat

3

Girls

75m

WUPS team

3rd

Relay

5

Girls

WUPS team

2nd

Relay

5

Boys

WUPS team

2nd

Relay

6

Girls

To qualify for the Twilight Carnival students needed to get 1st or 2nd in the semi-final events.

Special thanks to the parents that transported their children to the track for the early events on such a miserable day and to all the others that stayed to support us throughout the day. It was very much appreciated. Thanks also to Ms Cox for helping us get to our events and her continual encouragement.

A very big thank you to Mr Radford for meeting me at the track helping us secure a nice dry grandstand spot and for returning later to pick up equipment. Thanks, you’re a legend Mr Radford!

The following students represented us in Coastal Finals at the North West Twilight Carnival on Thursday 23 March at the Penguin Athletics Track. Aiden Hefford (Gr 5 Boys 200m), Jonty Hamill (Gr 4 Boys 100m), Charli Hamill (Gr 3 Girls 200m) and Starley Purton, Tanner Mott, Danielle Saward and Koby Purton in the 1500m events. All students participated to the best of their abilities. Unfortunately Aiden was unable to attend. Thanks to parents and grand-parents for supporting this event.

Congratulations to Charli and Jonty Hamill who have been selected to represent NWPSSA at the State Athletics Carnival being held on Friday 12th May in Launceston.

Kathy Milne-Viney
PE Teacher

ANZAC Day Parade

On Tuesday 25th April the annual ANZAC Day Parade will be held in Ulverstone at 11.00am.

Our school always supports this event and will lay a wreath for our fallen soldiers. We welcome our students to attend this event. They will be supported by Mrs. Mudford and Mrs. Steele.

This event will be in our term break and we ask that K-2 students are accompanied by an adult for the parade.

A note will be sent home prior to end of Term with further information.

Rachel Steele
AST

AusKick News

EpiPen Recall

We are advised by the distributor of EpiPen in Australia (Alphapharm) that the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) has initiated a recall of certain EpiPens.

These are Batch numbers 5FA665, 5FA6651, 5FA6652 and 5FA6653 with expiry April 2017. All are 300mcg dose.

Other batches of the 300mcg and all 150mcg doses are not currently affected by this recall.

There is “the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the device failing to activate or the device requiring increased force to activate”.

Please return any EpiPens with the above listed batch numbers and expiry date to your pharmacy. All affected stock will be replaced free of charge.

The batch number and expiry is found on the label of the pen or on the end of the carton.

School Calendar of events

Term 1 Calendar

Friday 31st April

Devonport Region Grade 5/6 Finals T20 Blast Cricket (Participating teams)

Tuesday 4th April

Whole School Assembly 9.00am

Thursday 6th April

School Photo Day

Friday 7th April

Kinder – Grade 2 Assembly 11.30am

K/PB and 1/2B presenting

Grade 3 - Grade 6 Assembly 1.40pm

4/5A and 3/4B and 5/6B Presenting

Monday 10th April

School Association Annual General Meeting 5.00pm

Wednesday 12th April

Student Last Day Term 2

Thursday 13th April

Student Free day