Newsletter –  21 May 2021


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I can’t believe that we have already hit the halfway mark for term 2, our year is really flying by. Next week marks the beginning of education week. This is always one of my favourites on the calendar as we are able to stop and reflect on how lucky we are to have access to such quality education programs. Our students and staff are looking forward to spending Friday morning with their families as we build connections through our educational platform.

QR Codes are Here

As part of the COVID safe plans in schools we have been very particular about sign in this year. All of our staff log into our system every morning as do visitors to the school. We will be having much larger crowds at school on the morning of Friday the 28th of May with our education week open morning. We don’t believe that asking our parents to line up to sign in will be the best and safest way to record who is here but we do need to have a record as part of our COVID safe practices. We have placed QR codes at every building entrance in the school and we will need all parents and community members who are in attendance to scan the QR code to log their attendance.

These codes can be used during other visits as well. If you are remaining in the grounds but not entering a building there is no need to scan. The QR code is to be used when you intend to be inside a building for more than 15 minutes.

Thanks for your continued cooperation in this space. We will continue to endeavour to make these changes in the most unobtrusive way that we can but ultimately we are all working together to ensure the safety of all students and our community.

Open Morning 28th May

We really want to see as many families as possible as we celebrate education week on Friday morning. Our students have taken the building connections literally as they will be doing so both metaphorically and literally through their STEM program.  We look forward to seeing you all.

Palying our Part to Build a National Picture of Health

This term, our school, along with thousands of others across the country have been busy making preparations for the fifth Australian Early Development Census (AEDC).

The AEDC gives us a national picture of the development, health and wellbeing of children in their first year of full-time school. Since 2009, the census results have helped communities, schools and governments plan services and develop better policies to target support for children and families.

Children don’t miss any class time, and parents/carers don’t need to supply schools with any new information for the census. The AEDC gives us data at a school and community level – it isn’t an assessment of individual children.

Some teachers have also noticed that completing the assessments made them more aware of the needs of individual children and the class as a whole and that the census results are useful in planning for transitions to Year 1 and developing class programs.

Participation in the AEDC is voluntary. Parents/carers don’t need to take any action unless they choose not to include their children in the census.

On Monday parents of our Prep students will receive a Compass communication giving you the chance to opt out if you do not want your child to participate.

To find out more about the census and how communities are using the data to help children and families visit the AEDC website:

Take care and have a great weekend,

Kirrily Lamers




Bunnings Visit

On Thursday we had Bunning come and visit to work with some of our students to rejuvenate the veggie patch. Our grade six students ‘buddied’ up with the preps to help them learn about sustainability, where our food comes from and how to plant a plant. The students had heaps of fun and can’t wait for the benefits of their hard work to grow up.

Thanks to Bunnings for your continued support and wonderful donation to our school.

Premiers' Reading Challenge

The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is now open and RGLPS is excited to be participating. We will be sending home login details with our student next week.


The PRC application offers a range of exciting features including:

  • access to a library catalogue (including book images and blurbs)
  • a modern user-friendly interface
  • rewarding students with badges as challenge milestones are achieved
  • the option for students to mark books as a favourite, give them a star rating or complete a book review


The Challenge is open to all Victorian children from birth to Year 10 in recognition of the importance of reading for literacy development. It is not a competition; but a personal challenge for children to read a set number of books by 17 September 2021.


Children from Prep to Year 2 are encouraged to read or ‘experience’ 30 books with their parents and teachers. Children from Year 3 to Year 10 are challenged to read 15 books.


All children who meet the Challenge will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the Victorian Premier and former Premiers.


To read the Premier’s letter to parents, view the booklist and for more information about the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge, visit:

Parent Helper/Working Bees

We are pleased to announce that we can have parent helpers starting back in our school grounds. If you are interested and have time to assist, we would love to have you. The Facilities sub-committee are working on setting a date for an upcoming working bee where we plan to focus on the front entrance to the school. We also need more volunteers to join our regular mowing team.
We do require you to complete our online reading and acknowledgment statement.
Please click here to access the reading and all links required:
Should you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to make contact.  

Luke Franklin

Assistant Principal


National Simultaneous Storytime 2021

All Prep – Year 4 classes participated in National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday 19th May. Simultaneous Storytime is annual event with thousands of students around Australia all reading the same picture book simultaneously. This year the text was ‘Give Me Some Space!’ by Philip Bunting. Our RGLPS students thoroughly enjoyed hearing the story read aloud by NASA Astronaut Shannon Walker from the International Space Station or the presentation by the author. Many classes did some fun follow up activities about the text!

Education Week 2021

Victorian Education Week will run next week from 23rd-29th May 2021 with the theme of ‘Building Connections.’ RGLPS will be celebrating Education Week by holding an Open Morning on Friday 28th May from 9am – 11:30am. Parents and carers are invited to visit the school to see the learning happening at RGLPS. Classes will be engaging in collaborative or ‘hands on’ STEM activities during the Open Morning and we encourage parents and family members to visit if they are available. Please note specialist classes will continue to operate as per the regular school timetable so some classes may have a shorter Open Morning session. Your child’s classroom teacher will advise the times their classroom will be open during the Open Morning. 

ICAS 2021

Once again, RGLPS will offer the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) through UNSW. All participating students will receive a detailed report and certificate reflecting their achievement on each test. This year, the ICAS will be held in August on the dates specified below. Please note that your child’s participation in ICAS is completely optional and parent choice. 

Parents can register their child for one or more of the ICAS through the Parent Payment Portal located at Please use the school code MHT858 to register your child for the tests. Each ICAS costs $17.05.

ICAS Registrations via the Parent Payment Portal will close on Sunday 25th July 2021


Have a great week everyone!

Kerron Worsdell

Learning Specialist


Last week we had the undesirable job of sorting through over $3500 worth of lost property.  The vast majority of these items are labelled and could have been collected by students or parents.  Sadly we found several grade 6 bomber jackets that were unlabeled and have now been returned to lost property.

Unfortunately we also found many classroom readers in the lost property box.  Please ask your children to return these books directly to the classroom as the cost to replace them will ultimately be passed onto families.


RGLPS would like to thank the staff and volunteers who keep our canteen service running!!


Hi ,

It seems Harold is a hit at Rosanna Golf links.

The program offers a webinar for parents on Health Education.

As part of the package parents have an opportunity to log onto the following Webinar.

If you wish to know more please log onto the following link,


BELOW is the LINK for parents to register for the parent information sessions. Please share this link with your school parents.


Sharon Armstrong


Booking link:

__Use the password raisefunds to gain access.



The Canteen will be selling Smoothies for the next three Mondays, as follows:

Monday 24th May – Grades Prep, 1 &2

Monday  31st May – Grades 3 & 4

Monday  7th June – Grades 5 & 6


Mixed Berry or Banana         $4.20

Dairy Free Berry Smoothie    $4.50


Orders must be made on Flexischools.

Orders for Prep – 2 are now open and will close at 9am on Monday.





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