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

13 September 2018

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Principal’s Report

It has been a busy few weeks at WUPS with performances, workshops, Book Fair, Father’s Day Stall, Naplan Online testing in readiness for next year’s online testing, MAST Water Safety, class excursions, LIFT afternoon and a social. All of these events do not happen by chance. I would like to thank all staff and our parent community who make these events possible for our students.

Value of the fortnight –

At West Ulverstone Primary School our value of the fortnight ‘relationships’ is demonstrated by students in the following ways:

“Care for people,” Sonny (Prep)
“Talk nicely to people,”Abhiraj (Grade 1)
“When I see people without someone to play with I ask them if they want to play with me,” Finlay (Grade 2)
“Being nice to everyone and trying to make new friends everyday,” Corben (Grade 3)
“I treat others how I like to be treated,” Indi (Grade 4)
“Make friends by talking to everyone,” Chiraphat (Grade 5)
“Being friends with everyone,” Callie (Grade 6)

Have Fun - Read Together

As simple as it sounds, ten minutes a day of quality time having fun with a book can make the difference between someone who struggles with reading and someone who discovers the love and joy of reading. The ten minutes spent with your child and a book should be the best ten minutes of your child’s day. It is not about reading today but about coming back to read again tomorrow and the day after. Eliminate the stress and anxiety of reading together – try the strategies on this website.

https://www.read4success.com.au/strategies-to-support-struggling-readers

If you always sit in the same place to do home reading, vary the location. Go outside and read under a tree, take the book to the coffee shop, or simply sit on the lounge room floor.

Children sense your anxiety. Reading is about trust. Readers (especially struggling readers) are vulnerable. Parents' expectations often get in the way if they experience anxiety and fear around reading. Alleviate the stress by doing shared reading, NIM, or echo reading. Laugh. Lighten up. Children learn when they are having fun.

If your child insists on reading his/her favourite book for the 55th time, read it with pleasure...and then say “I noticed this book on your shelf, I would like to read that to you when we finish. Reading a book is an invitation and children need to be given the opportunity to choose.

In partnership,

Angela McAuliffe
Principal

Aussie of the Month

Our Aussie of the Month for August has been awarded to River.

River received this award for always following our School Values and seeking out opportunities to extend his learning. Congratulations River!

School Values Weekly Winners

These winners were drawn out on Monday 3 September at our Whole School Meeting

Alex 5/6A
Learning

Kaitlyn 5/6B
Responsibility and
Relationships

Ashton 4/5A
Learning

Masyn 3/4A
Learning

Jayla 3/4B
Respect and
Responsibility

Lily 1/2A
Learning

Tori 1/2B
Responsibility
and Learning

Health K/PA
Respect and
Responsibility

Boaz K/PB
Respect Responsibility
and Relationships

These winners were drawn out on Monday 10 September at our Whole School Assembly:

Isaac
5/6A
Respect Relationships
and Responsibility

Mayah
5/6B
Learning

Violet
4/5A
Learning

Jack
3/4A
Learning

Rhiannan
3/4B
Responsibility

Jay Jay
1/2A
Learning

Drey
1/2B
Responsibility

Zigi
K/PA
Responsibility and
Learning

Kaylee
K/PB
Responsibility and
Learning

Feature Class – K/PA and K/PB

In Kinder this term, students have had a great variety of learning opportunities. They started the term exploring a pretend shop and the different roles within a shop and growing different seeds to see what would grow. We have also been working on sequencing through routines and through nursery rhymes and storytelling. Kinder students have been engaging in being writers in many different ways including in their books, name writing and letter and number writing in sand.

In Prep this term students have been working very hard at developing their literacy and numeracy skills through a range of play based independent and teacher focus groups. Students used their reading and writing skills to make signs for the pretend supermarket from catalogues and grocery items to help the kinder students to know where to put the grocery items. In Science students have been exploring the way things move by experimenting with different car shapes from Duplo blocks. They then designed and built their own cars from boxes and tested them on a ramp in the classroom.

Hannah Millar and Elisse McWhirter
K/PA and K/PB Teachers

Swimming and Water Safety Program

We look forward to seeing families and friends come to watch our Swimming and Water Safety Program which starts next week.

Week 1

Monday

17 Sept

Tuesday

18 Sept

Wednesday

19 Sept

Thursday

20 Sept

Friday

21 Sept

9:20am – 10:20am

5/6A & 5/6B

5/6A & 5/6B

5/6A & 5/6B

5/6A & 5/6B

5/6A & 5/6B

10:20am – 11:20am

3/4A & 3/4B

3/4A & 3/4B

3/4A & 3/4B

3/4A & 3/4B

3/4A & 3/4B

11:20am – 12:20pm

4/5A & AR

4/5A & AR

4/5A & AR

4/5A & AR

4/5A & AR

Lunch

12:40pm – 1:30pm

1/2A

1/2A

1/2A

1/2A

1/2A

1:30pm – 2:20pm

1/2B

1/2B

1/2B

1/2B

1/2B

Week 2

Monday

24 Sept

Tuesday

25 Sept

Wednesday

26 Sept

Thursday

27 Sept

Friday

28 Sept

9:20am – 10:20am

5/6A & 5/6B

5/6A & 5/6B

5/6A & 5/6B

5/6A & 5/6B

5/6A & 5/6B

10:20am – 11:20am

3/4A & 3/4B

3/4A & 3/4B

3/4A & 3/4B

3/4A & 3/4B

3/4A & 3/4B

11:20am – 12:20pm

4/5A & AR

4/5A & AR

4/5A & AR

4/5A & AR

4/5A & AR

Lunch

12:40pm – 1:30pm

Prep

Prep

Prep

Prep

Prep

1:30pm – 2:20pm

Kinder

Kinder

Kinder

Week 1

Monday

17 Sept

Tuesday

18 Sept

Wednesday

19 Sept

Thursday

20 Sept

Friday

21 Sept

9:20am – 10:20am

5/6A & 5/6B

5/6A & 5/6B

5/6A & 5/6B

5/6A & 5/6B

5/6A & 5/6B

10:20am – 11:20am

3/4A & 3/4B

3/4A & 3/4B

3/4A & 3/4B

3/4A & 3/4B

3/4A & 3/4B

11:20am – 12:20pm

4/5A & AR

4/5A & AR

4/5A & AR

4/5A & AR

4/5A & AR

Lunch

12:40pm – 1:30pm

1/2A

1/2A

1/2A

1/2A

1/2A

1:30pm – 2:20pm

1/2B

1/2B

1/2B

1/2B

1/2B

Week 2

Monday

24 Sept

Tuesday

25 Sept

Wednesday

26 Sept

Thursday

27 Sept

Friday

28 Sept

9:20am – 10:20am

5/6A & 5/6B

5/6A & 5/6B

5/6A & 5/6B

5/6A & 5/6B

5/6A & 5/6B

10:20am – 11:20am

3/4A & 3/4B

3/4A & 3/4B

3/4A & 3/4B

3/4A & 3/4B

3/4A & 3/4B

11:20am – 12:20pm

4/5A & AR

4/5A & AR

4/5A & AR

4/5A & AR

4/5A & AR

Lunch

12:40pm – 1:30pm

Prep

Prep

Prep

Prep

Prep

1:30pm – 2:20pm

Kinder

Kinder

Kinder

Sports Update

Primary Touch Football Roster

Devonport Touch Association will be running a Year 3-6 mixed roster starting Monday 22 October with games commencing at either 3:30pm 4:20pm or 5:10pm. This is a nine game roster which concludes on Monday 10 December. To get nine rounds completed along with our Monday night games we have included two Thursday games on 8 and 22 November. The Primary School Roster costs $45 and payment must be made online at the time of registering. This roster will be held in Devonport at Meercroft Park opposite the Bluff. Any students who are interested please see Mrs Lee.

Primary Mixed Spring Netball Roster

Time to play netball! Junior Grades 3/4 Netta Mixed and Senior Grades 5/6 rosters will be held at the Ulverstone Sports Stadium. Join in and have some guaranteed fun over the summer months.

Roster commences: Tuesday 16 October – Tuesday 11 December
Cost: $30.00 per player to be paid on the first registration night

Registration forms and more information available from Mrs Lee.

Yvette Lee
AST

Learning in Families Together

WOW! Thanks to all the VIPs and students who came along and joined in the fun of our LiFT afternoon in the hall. It was wonderful to see so many families reading stories, making craft, playing games and enjoying afternoon tea.

A big thankyou to Narelle and Vicky for helping prepare the food.

Stay tuned for some more exciting events happening in Term 4!

LiFT Afternoon

Hannah Millar
LiFT coordinator

Book Fair

Thank you to everyone who supported our Book Fair. It was a busy week with the Father’s Day Stall happening as well. We were able to get over $500 worth of books for our library for free some Scholastic credits and more books from Book Club. Once back orders arrive I will distribute them as soon as possible.

Sharon Guard
Book Fair Coordinator

Cake Raffle

The winner of Friday’s cake raffle was Jai. Congratulations on winning the delicious cake supplied by Danielle! The next cake raffle will be held on Friday 14 August. Tickets will be on sale before school in the primary corridor 1 ticket for 50c or 3 tickets for $1.

Father’s Day Stall

Congratulations to the following winners of the Lolly Jar Guessing Game:

  • 1st Place – Lolly Jar – Mason (5/6B) with the correct guess of 112 lollies and chocolates in total!
  • 2nd Place – Pamper Pack – Jayla (3/4B)
  • 3rd Place – Meat Voucher – Tilly (Pre-Kinder)

Thank you to Full Life Pharmacy Ulverstone, Milo Meats Ulverstone and Di Clark for donating these fantastic prizes.

Thank you all the parents who volunteered their time and many thanks to Di Clark for organizing another successful stall for our students!

We hope all our dad’s had a very Happy Father’s Day!

Spelling with Sadie

Sadie knows that being confident at spelling helps with reading writing and comprehension. Effective spellers use a large range of strategies when they write. These strategies include using: sounds visual clues meaning making connections and checking. With about 250 000 words in the English language we need to make spelling fun and purposeful – more like a code breaking treasure hunt!

Our feature strategy is: Sound Strategy – focusing on the sounds in words

What can I do to help me spell words?

I can clap out the syllables and make sure that I have represented each sound with a letter or letters.

I can think about other words that sound almost the same.

I can check that I have written a vowel in every syllable.

Spelling Tip

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 K-2 maths problem and a 3-6 maths problem that parents and students can do and talk about together at home. 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

K – Year 2 Question:

Tony had 10 pancakes. Mary had 2 pancakes more than Tony and Ashley had 3 more pancakes than Mary. How many pancakes did Ashley have?

Answer: 15 pancakes

Year 3 – 6 Question:

An explorer is planning a trip across a desert which will take six days. He can only carry 4 full water bottles at a time. If he needs to drink 1 full bottle each day to survive how long must he take to cross the desert (including the time required to return for more water)?

Answer: 12 days

New Question for Kinder – Year 2

Ashton had two boxes of pencils with fourteen pencils in each box. He gave six pencils to his brother. How many pencils did Ashton have left?

New Question for Year 3 – 6

I have read 213 of the 1004 pages of my book. How many more pages must I read till I reach the middle?

School Health Nurse Program

View the link below to view the Gastroenteritis (Gastro) Fact Sheet

Kerry Jewell
School Health Nurse

Community News

Central Coast Community Safety Partnership Group

If you lose personal equipment like phones/keys/purses and you are trying to track them down please check with the police station as a lot of items are passed in by members of the community when they are found. Reminder: Please lock your car and do not leave valuables like phones/laptops/portable power tools on display or easily accessible to prevent theft and damage to your cars.

Coastal Motorcross Club

The Australian Junior Motocross Championships are coming to Penguin Tasmania. Australia's best motocross riders will race over 7 days for the Australian Championship! Practice and qualifying starts Sunday 30 September and finals will conclude Saturday 6 October. This is a free event for spectators full canteen facilities every day and merchandise will be available. There will be a full day of racing from 8:30am each day.

School Calendar

Thursday 13 September

Social
4:00pm - 5:30pm Kinder – 2
6:00pm - 7:30pm Years 3 – 6

Friday 14 September

3/4A 3/4B 4/5A Wizard of Oz Excursion

Monday 17 – Friday 28 September

Swimming and Water Safety Program

Monday 17 September

9:00am - 10:30am LiL Playgroup
1:30pm - 2:45pm LiL Playgym

Tuesday 18 September

9:00am - 9:45am LiL Sing Play Move

Wednesday 19 September

9:00am - 10:00am Pre-Kinder

Monday 24 September

9:00am - 10:30am LiL Playgroup
1:30pm - 2:45pm LiL Playgym

Tuesday 25 September

9:00am - 9:45am LiL Sing Play Move

Wednesday 26 September

9:00am - 10:00am Pre-Kinder

Friday 28 September

Last Day of Term 3

Monday 15 October

Term 4 Starts

Monday 5 November

Public Holiday (Recreation Day)