Yamaha Wind Orchestra 2019
On Sunday 11th August I was delighted to be invited to attend the Presbyterian Ladies College in Burwood to hear our amazing Senior Concert Band perform at the Yamaha Wind Orchestra performance.
The concert was conducted by Dr Rob McWilliams who is currently Yamaha Music Australia’s Education Outreach Clinician. This role sees Dr McWilliams assisting ensembles and providing professional development for ensemble conductors. Previously Dr McWilliams was the Director of Bands & Instrumental Music at the University of Wisconsin.
This concert was part of the Yamaha Wind Orchestra – Professional Development Project. This Project has three aims:
- To provide the opportunity for instrumental music teachers to play at a high level.
- To provide Professional Development sessions based around repertoire selection, score preparation, rehearsal and conducting
- To provide a select number of participants an opportunity to work with the ensemble from rehearsal to performance and be monitored by Dr McWilliams throughout that process.
RGLPS was lucky enough to be invited to be part of this program and the Senior Concert Band performed alongside the Yamaha Wind Orchestra on Sunday. They were, of course, inspirational!! The students proudly represented RGLPS and their hard work, dedication and talent was reflected in their performance.
I would like to thank Aaron, Monica and the entire music team for seeking out and providing these amazing opportunities for our students. Thank you to the parents for encouraging their kids to be leap at every challenge and for supporting rehearsals, practices and all the exciting opportunities at these special events.
Past Student Achievement
We would like to pass on our congratulations to Eva Wilson (2018) who has been accepted into the Little Athletics Victoria Junior Development Squad for Discus. Eva placed fourth at both the Bendigo Country State Championships and the Athletics Victoria State Championships this year and hopes to compete in both discus and hammer throw at the Athletics Victoria All Schools Competition later this year.
Please ensure that your child is compliant with our Uniform policy. It is being noted by staff and parents that there is a growing trend of clothing items that are not uniform being worn. Please see our uniform policy for the full implementation, but in summary see below:
- Polo Shirt with RGLPS logo – white or maroon
- (long or short sleeve)
- Bomber Jacket or Windcheater with RGLPS logo
- Long black pants (plain, cargo or tracksuit)
- Plain black skort/skirt/shorts (mid thigh length)
- Plain Black Pinafore (worn with white RGLPS polo or plain white top/skivvy)
- Plain black tights or leggings
- RGLPS school dress
- White or black socks
- Black school shoes or other appropriate runners
- Sports Top (Grade 3 – 6) on PE and sport days
The following items are not school uniform:
- Active wear/bike shorts/hot pants
- Black jackets/cardigans
- White/coloured leggings
- Boots (black “blundstone” style is acceptable)
- Faded black or ripped denim
Children have the right to be safe and protected, including at school. Rosanna Golf Links is committed to keeping children safe. Child abuse, and arrangements that allow it to occur, will not be tolerated at our school. Please take the time to read our relevant policies and information surrounding Child Safe Standards, which can be found on our public website. Please be aware that you can contact Denisse Lobos (Acting Assistant Principal in charge of Student Welfare) or me as Principal at any time through the office. In our role as the schools Child Safety leaders, it is our responsibility to ensure that we provide authoritative advice, raise awareness and ensure all staff have the relevant training. http://www.rosanna-golflinks-ps.vic.edu.au/our-school/child-safety/
Working with Children Act - Reminder
- A parent, or immediate relative, who volunteers at their child’s school as part of an activity that their child is participating in is not required by law to have a WWC Check.
- Any parent who attends camps or excursions and is in charge of a group, will require a voluntary WWC check.
- Any parent or immediate relative assisting in the classroom/in the school which is supervised by a qualified teacher will not be required to have a WWC Check
- Any outside volunteer will require a WWC check.
Children Arriving TOO Early
Staff have noted that there are a number of children arriving to school far too early. At times children have been seen on school grounds before 8am unsupervised. At no stage should children be dropped at school this yearly. If you require supervision before school, you must book your child into our OSHC program. Staff are not on duty until 8.45am.
Book Week and Writer's Festival
Next week is an exciting week! We have planned a literacy extravaganza and our teams are excited about the opportunities we will be providing for our students and families. From the official opening of our ‘Writer’s Festival’ to ‘Pens Down Wednesday’, to our very own staff pantomime, it is sure to be a week to be remembered. Please make some time to come into school to celebrate literacy with us.
Facilities at RGLPS
This week I stood back and took stock of how far our school has come this past four years. With our new buildings all established and our fantastic new surfaces on the basketball court and triangle, we continue to have facilities which are beyond reproach. Every morning and afternoon when chatting to families, it is lovely to get feedback about how fortunate we are to have such outstanding facilities in our government school. Thank you to everyone who has expressed their gratitude and thankfulness for the investment we have made in ensuring we provide the best facilities for our students and programs.
Annual Parent Survey
If you received a letter from the school regarding the Parent Survey please take the time to complete it. The Parent Opinion Survey deadline has been extended until Sunday 18th August.
Have you joined with us? You will find ongoing updayes from classroom visits to articles of interest. DON'T MISS OUT!
student of the week
Students of the Week
DEAF FACILITY NEWS
Next week we will have our Deaf Facility Student Support Group Meetings, from Monday August 12 to Friday August 16th. If you are unable to make your classes allocated times and would like a meeting, please contact Thom Jackson to organise other arrangements.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Cadbury Chocolate Drive this term. We are still waiting on some overdue payments. Please contact the office for more information or to extend your due date.
Our Sock Drive closed on Friday August 9th. Thank you to those families that have returned their payments. If you require an extension on the due date, please contact the office.
Father’s Day stall will be on Tuesday, August 27th. Students will be shopping during the day in their class groups and can purchase up to two gifts. Prices range from $3 to $10. Please bring along money and a shopping bag on the day.
We are always looking for volunteers to ensure the success of our community and fundraising events. If you would like to volunteer on the day, your support would be much appreciated. Please follow the link and sign up to a timeslot/s you can help.
Students are welcome to return to the stall after school if they wish to purchase extra gifts
Following our Father’s Day stall later this month, our major event for the year will be our Colour Fun Run, which will be held on Friday, October 25th. Mark it in your diaries, because we’re planning on putting the fun in Fun Run! Later this term (until the event), students will be encouraged to get donations and/or sponsorship for the Colour Fun Run. The more you raise, the better the prizes children can get! Stay tuned for more information!
Tuesday 20th August
On Tuesday 20th August we will be celebrating Children’s Book Week with a special dress up day, a visit from author Tony Wilson, the annual House Literature Quiz and some special book reading activities. This year’s theme is “Reading is my Secret Power”. Students are invited to dress up as their favourite book character or in a costume related to the theme. Classes will be timetabled to see Tony Wilson during the morning. You may pre-order Tony’s Books using the order form distributed via Compass (please return orders to the school by Wednesday 7th August). Tony will bring the signed copies of any books purchased with him on the day.
Please note: The work we put into the Newsletter will sometimes be published in its raw form, meaning the work may not be corrected. This is because we choose to celebrate the child as a writer instead of picking apart the piece in the search for errors. Constructive feedback is always given to our students in a range of ways, correcting books with red pen is only one way to give feedback to a student.
Green Facts are back for Semester Two, and we want your input!
If you have a fact about the environment, or tips for how we can help preserve our planet (either at home or at school), please share it with us. You can write it on a scrap piece of paper and place it in the labelled box in the 1/2 building outside 1/2G, or enter it online at the following link
Keep your eyes peeled on each newsletter to see if your Green Fact appears!
TEACHING AND LEARNING
2019 Tournament of Minds Northern Metro Final – Saturday 24th August
Our 2019 RGLPS Tournament of Minds Team will be presenting at the Northern Metro Final at La Trobe University on Saturday 24th August. The Long Term Challenge presentation is open to the public and our presentation is scheduled for 3:40pm. Parents, family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend this presentation. The TOM Spontaneous Challenge is a closed event and our session is scheduled for 2:40pm on the same day.
The venue for the Tournament of Mind Northern Metro Final is as follows:
La Trobe University
Western Lecture Theatre Foyer,
Health Sciences Building,
Entry from Kingsbury Drive – closest parking lot is CP1.
The TOM team will continue with intensive preparation and rehearsal in the lead-up to this event over the next ten days. Students are busy finalising their scripts, creating costumes, props, backdrops and other materials to support their presentation.
We wish the 2019 TOM team the best of luck for their big day!
Here are some photos of the 2019 TOM team at work on their script, costumes and backdrops.
Tournament of Mind Team 2019 – Ben W, Lucas S, Lachlan D, Audrey J, Kate M, Zoe L and Sophie B.
ICAS UNSW Assessments
Registrations for ICAS tests closes on Wednesday 14th August 2019. All tests will be completed online this year, aside from the Year 3/4 Writing ICAS.
To register your child for ICAS:
- Login at: https://pay.unswglobal.com.au
- Type in the school’s unique access code when prompted: befd071562
- Complete the registration details for your child (or multiple children) and select which ICAS tests you would like them to participate in. (see below for dates and eligible year levels)
- Complete the billing information and make an encrypted payment by credit card (VISA or Mastercard) for the tests selected.
ICAS Testing Dates in 2019:
Who is eligible?
Tues Sept 3rd, 2019
ICAS Digital Technologies
Years 3 – 6
Thurs Sept 5th, 2019
Years 2 – 6
Tues Sept 10th, 2019
ICAS Writing *Paper based test for year 3/4 only
Years 3 – 6
Thurs Sept 12th, 2019
Years 3 – 6
Tues Sept 17th, 2019
Years 2 – 6
Thurs Sept 19th, 2019
Years 2 – 6
Please contact Kerron (9457 4178) if you have questions about ICAS.
Kerron Worsdell (Teaching and Learning Coach)
Jump Rope for Heart
This year our school is participating in Jump Rope for Heart, a fantastic physical activity and fundraising program by the Heart Foundation. The program helps keep the RGLPS students active and healthy while learning new skills, and raising funds for vital heart research and education programs.
This year students can fundraise by making a gold coin donation at the ‘Jump-Off’ day on Wednesday 4th September. The day will involve students wearing house colours and engaging in a variety of skipping activities for an hour throughout the day.
Thank you to the Richardson family for their kind donation of softballs to our inter school sport team. The extra equipment will help more of our children to practice their catching and batting throughout the season. It is greatly appreciate by all of us – GO GOLF LINKS!!!!.
Just a friendly reminder that we do not have direct debit available in our program. I apologises for the confusion as the invoices state we do.
Account can be payable by cash, cheque or EFT facility is available.
Payments can be made in OSHC during OSHC hours or at the School Office, during school hours (if you make a payment at the office (please have your invoice with you).
If you have any question please feel free to contact OSHC via email, mobile or in person
It’s that time of year again.
The OSHC Father’s Day Breakfast.
Come along for a delicious breakfast before work.
Date: Friday 30th August 2019
Time: Between 7am 8.30am
Where: in the Hall.
So please come along. Bring your Dad, Grandad, uncle, big brother, friend, or someone special to you and celebrate these special people with us.
Please RSVP by the 23rd August to avoid disappointment.
- Hash Browns $1.00
- Steamed Dim Sims $1.00
- Warm Banana Bread $2.20
- Blueberry or Apple Muffins $1.20
- Hot Chocolate or Milk $1.60
UNAVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Due to a supply problem we are unable to offer the following product:
- – Gluten Free Chicken Nugget
Alternate gluten free options are:
- – Butter Chicken
- – Vegetarian Fried Rice
- – Nacho Dippers
If your child has a plastic Keep Cup they can bring it to get their Hot Chocolate.
Thank you to all our canteen volunteers.
If you require a change to the roster please contact Margaret in the canteen.
5/6 PARENT DINNER
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