The completion of the sensory garden was a huge undertaking for the community of RGLPS. Nearly $150,000 was contributed to the project from school funds, largely raised through fundraising opportunities.
Now, as we stand here, celebrating the successful completion of the Sensory Garden, we look to the future with enthusiasm. The master plan for our school includes the development of further outdoor learning spaces and shaded areas, which will provide even more opportunities for our students to connect with nature, learn, and thrive.
To realise this vision, we will continue our fundraising efforts. We are confident that with the same spirit and determination that has allowed us to build the sensory garden, we can reach our future goals. Every dollar raised will contribute to the ongoing improvement of our school and the quality of education our students receive.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to every individual who contributed, whether through fundraising events, donations, or volunteering their time and expertise. Your support has made all the difference, and together, we are shaping a brighter future for Rosanna Golf Links Primary School.
Flu Season Extending this Year
Since our return to school this term we have noticed an increase in sickness within our whole community. There are so many flu symptoms hanging around that I wanted to take the opportunity to remind everyone of a few important steps that we can all take to minimise the risk of illness.
We have had our air purifiers running and the warm weather has also allowed us to have open windows and doors but there are a number of other mitigators that we can all support with. Frequent handwashing is always helpful. Our teachers will continue to remind students to wash hands before and after eating and after sneezing and coughing and we would appreciate it if parents could also encourage this measure. Hand sanitizer is also still in rooms for those who would like to use it. Finally, if your child is not feeling well, it’s crucial that they stay home to recover and prevent the potential spread of illness to others.
Thanks as always for your consideration, we all hope that with the increased sunshine that all of the coughing and spluttering subsides, and we can get on with the learning.
World Teachers' Day
This year, World Teachers’ Day is on Friday 27 October. It is an opportunity to say thank you for the incredible contributions teachers make to our community.
We will recognise the passion teachers have, and how teaching has extended beyond the classroom to maintain connections through flexible learning.
You can get involved by sending a message of thanks to a teacher who is making, or has made, an impact on your life using #thanksvicteachers on social media. Don’t forget to tag the Department of Education and Training (the department) so we can see all your messages.
Head to the department’s World Teachers Day webpage for resources to help you celebrate World Teachers’ Day 2023, including ‘Thank You’ card templates.
Transitioning to 2024
Don’t forget, if you would like to share some information regarding classroom placement for your child in 2024, the following procedure will assist us to support this process.
- *Upon our return to school children will be asked by their teachers to nominate children they would like to be with in 2024. Conversations will be had regarding what makes a good learning friend and the students will be able to nominate those friends who support their learning and reduce distractions. During the process the teachers will ensure that every child is with at least one of these friends.
- *Parent considerations are also collected and considered during this process. Often parents have specific insights into student need and this additional knowledge plays a significant part in how we structure our classes. These insights often include but are not limited to health, emotional or learning matters, peer or sibling relationships or changes in the home situation. Selecting a particular teacher does not fit within the realm of special circumstances. If parents want to provide extra personal information to be considered in the process please email the school office. Letters should be addressed to “The Principal” and reach the office no later than October 30th.
- *Classroom teachers will predict where students would be best suited based on learning, behavioural and social needs and any relevant information they have gathered throughout the year. All of this information will then be used to develop the 2024 classes with the use of Class Creator, a program that assists with the formulations of balanced grades.
- *Specialists will check the lists for any anomalies and then the leadership team will confirm grade placements.
- *Towards the end of term, children and their new teacher will have an opportunity to spend the whole day in their 2024 classroom and step up into the next grade level. The children and new teacher will complete an activity during this day notifying parents of their new grade.
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
On behalf of the staff, students, and the entire community, we extend our deepest gratitude to the parent helpers and staff who dedicated their time and effort to support the BBQ on Saturday. You have shown us the true power of community engagement, and we couldn’t be prouder of the community we are built together.
We encourage all members of our community to consider becoming more actively involved in the school. Volunteering is a rewarding way to make a difference and connect with others who share your passion for our children’s education and well-being. Whether it’s helping with events, joining the Fundraising Action Group, or finding your own unique way to contribute, your involvement will undoubtedly make a positive impact.
Thank you once again for your unwavering support, and let’s continue to grow together as a strong, vibrant community
We even had a special visit from Kevin the Koala (Grade 4GS’s class mascot) who turned a few snags!
🎃 Join Us for a Spook-tacular Halloween Dress Up Day! 🎃
Calling all witches, wizards, ghouls, and ghosts, it’s time to get into the Halloween spirit! We’re excited to announce our whole school Halloween Dress Up Day, and this year, we’re adding a charitable twist that will make the day even more special.
Date: Tuesday 31st October
Get ready for a day filled with fun, frights, and fantastic costumes! Students, staff, and teachers are invited to come to school dressed in their most creative and spooky Halloween outfits. Whether you’re a zombie, a superhero, a ghost, or a pumpkin, let your imagination run wild, and let’s see who can come up with the most spooktacular costumes!
But there’s more to this Halloween event than just costumes and candy! We’re asking for a gold coin donation to support a special cause. Our Junior School Council Representatives have surveyed their peers and have voted on their preferred cause. This year we will donate all proceeds to:
The Royal Children’s Hospital
Highlight of the day:
Costume Contest: Show off your costume in our school-wide competition. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative, the scariest, and the funniest costumes!
To participate, simply bring a gold coin donation on the day of the event. Your generosity will not only support ill children at the Royal Children’s Hospital but also help spread the Halloween spirit of giving.
So, start planning your costume, gather your gold coins, and get ready for a day of Halloween fun and community giving. Let’s make this Halloween Dress Up Day a spooktacular success!
Together, we can make a difference while having a fang-tastic time!
We can’t wait to see you in your Halloween best!
Australia will celebrate the teaching profession on World Teachers’ Day on Friday 27 October 2023.
Let’s celebrate Australia’s teachers for their skilled work in educating, inspiring and supporting our students.
This is your chance to join Australia in celebrating teachers.
On Friday 27 October students are invited to wear their favourite hat, beret, beanie, bucket or bowler to celebrate this day. It would also be a very nice gesture if the students gave the teachers a note or message.
Children may like to complete a fun activity below:
Hats off to teachers this World Teachers’ Day
We are hosting a Colour Explosion Fun Run on 10th November from 2:30pm – 3:30pm.
Not only are we hosting an awesome Colour Explosion Fun Run but students can also order up to a total of 5 prizes based on their donations received. They can even mix and match!
Students have received a sponsorship book with instructions on setting up their cybersafe, online fundraising profile at www.australianfundraising.com.au. This is an entirely online fundraiser. All cash donations must be converted to online donations to redeem your prizes.
Extra incentives to Fundraise!
– Online Golden Coins – complete fun online tasks to redeem an extra $75 towards your prize credit.
– Monty the Monstar’s Bonus Prizes – achieve milestones to unlock Monty’s bonus prizes.
– $10,000 JB HIFI Spending Spree for one organisation’s highest fundraising student – it could be you!
– Our school will win an extra $5,000 if we have the highest average fundraised amount per student in 2023.
– A Play Station 5 Gaming Bundle – see your child’s sponsorship booklet for more!
As a school we have so far raised $2,500 with just 20 fundraising days to go!
Luke Franklin & Denisse Lobos
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
TEACHING & LEARNING
Term 4 2023 Team Newsletters
All Year Level and Specialist Term 4 Team Newsletters are now available and were attached to a recent Compass alert. These can also be accessed by logging into Compass and using the following pathway: Compass Community icon -> School Documentation -> Year Level Newsletters -> 2023 -> Term 4
Due to the rain on Monday, we were unable to distribute 2023 ICAS Certificates for English and Spelling Bee. However, all batches of ICAS Certificates have now arrived so it is my intention to hand out all the higher place certificates next Monday 23rd October. This will include ICAS English, ICAS Spelling Bee, ICAS Mathematics and ICAS Writing certificates for students achieving a High Distinction, Distinction, Credit and Merit grade. Students who are awarded participation certificates will be presented with these by their classroom teacher.
All remaining ICAS results will be published in the school newsletter next week.
A reminder that to gain additional information about your child’s performance on this year’s ICAS, parents can login to the assessment site:
- Go to www.icasassessments.com
- Select Results portal
- Select Student Results. You will need to use your TAP-ID and PIN to do this. (The TAP-ID and PIN are located on the bottom rear of any of your child’s 2023 ICAS certificates.)
- Explore the site to obtain more information on questions answered successfully and incorrectly by your child.
Have a great week everyone!
2023 Banyule Division Basketball Champions
If it feels early for mangoes, your feeling would be correct.
Due to past ordering issues and a very low expected yeild this year we need to send order forms out early.
Due to the limited supply, trays will be 4.5kg rather than the usual 7kg.
We will be offering a 4.5kg tray for $25.
At this stage we are unable to give a firm delivery date, we can only tell you that it will be between 20th November and 15th December.
COLOUR FUN RUN
Pizza – Margarita & Hawaiian $6 each
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