School Photos - Tuesday 3rd March
Don’t forget Tuesday is school photo day. Please ensure students are in full school uniform.
A big thank you to our wonderful volunteers who operate our uniform shop at the following times:
Monday: 9:00am – 9:15am. Tuesday: 9:00am – 9:15am, Wednesday: 9:00am – 9:15am, Thursday: 3:15pm – 3:30pm, Friday: 9:00am – 9:15am
If you are unable to get to the uniform shop during these times then please complete an order form (located in School Documentation on Compass) and return it to the office. We will then contact you when your order has filled to finalise payment.
Banyule Festival - Reminder - Sunday 15th March
The theme for the Banyule Festival Grand Street Parade is, ‘Team Spirit’. This is a whole school community event and we encourage parents to bring their children to participate in the parade which commences at 10 am. We will be meeting in Mount Street Heidelberg at 9.30 am. Parents bringing their children are reminded that they will be responsible for their children for the duration of the event.
Child Safe Standard Two: Statement of Commitment to Child Safety
Rosanna Golf Links is committed to child safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.
We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers. We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our policies and procedures. We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are concerned about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.
- Rosanna Golf Links Primary School is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks.
- Rosanna Golf Links Primary School has robust human resources and recruitment practices for all staff and volunteers.
- Rosanna Golf Links Primary School is committed to training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.
We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability. We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.
If you believe a child is at immediate risk of abuse phone 000.
School Council and Sub-committees @ RGLPS
Our school is so wonderfully supported by an amazing group of parents who consistently work alongside our staff to improve facilities, assist in programs, develop better processes, and improve student learning outcomes and a whole array of other super important jobs. We have a group of active volunteers who give up their time every week just to support the school without any children actually enrolled at the school. As a school and a staff we value the input of all community members, as we acknowledge that without the hard work of our families and friends, RGLPS just wouldn’t be what it is today. I encourage and urge you to be involved, if you aren’t already. Decades of research show that when parents are involved students have:
- better results
- improved learning experiences
- better school attendance
- increased motivation
- better self-esteem
- fewer instances of inappropriate behaviour
- in later year’s, decreased chances of substance abuse.
School Council: Visitors or observers can be present at meetings with the agreement of the principal and a decision of council. There are times when the council meeting, or part of the meeting, needs to be closed.
- Visitors are those invited by council – Cannot speak unless requested by chair.
- Observers are those who wish to attend – Only permitted to observe.
- Agreement of the principal and a decision of council – Request directly to the Executive Officer who seek approval from the council.
- Any item on the agenda that has elements of confidentiality or privacy will always be made closed.
- The election of office bearers is always closed.
Rosanna Golf Links Primary School Council and Committees
Meeting Dates 2020
School Council (7:00pm Thursday) all vacancies filled.
Last night council welcomed Kim Ellul as our co-opted community member.
Parent members: Sam Ricardo, Bronwyn Sealey, Richard Thornton, Paula Sardina, Nico Keogh
DET members: Denisse Lobos, Annie Under, Darren Peters, Luke Franklin, Claire Waring
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Rosanna Golf Links Primary School has an NDIS email group to support families who are eligible for the NDIS. This is an opportunity to seek advice and assistance from other families going through the same processes and experiences. If you would like to be included in the email group, please contact Thom Jackson on firstname.lastname@example.org
REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS:
School Review Parent Information Session
As you may be aware, as part of the improvement cycle, each Victorian government school undertakes a review every four years. The school review involves students, teachers and community members. An independent analysis is completed of a school’s performance against their goals and targets in their school strategic plan. The review evaluates the school’s strengths, areas for improvement and the impact of its improvement efforts. We would like to invite you to a parent information evening on Thursday 5th March at 6pm. The purpose of the session will be to provide you with understanding of the school review process.
New School Values
We will be holding a special launch for our new school values at our Family Fun Fiesta on Wednesday 11th March. We are very excited about this and hope you are too! Our bands will perform, our student leaders will present, we will cook sausages and burgers on the BBQ with the support from TheirCare and our House Captains and Vice Captains will run some games. Stay tunes for more details!
Harmony Week celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. These celebrations create opportunities for all of us to think, talk about and recognise how our differences make Australia a great place to live.
Harmony Week begins on Monday the 16th March. Students will participate in special activities that link to our Respectful Relationship program as well as many other areas of the Victorian Curriculum such as English, Personal and Social Capabilities, The Humanities, Intercultural Capabilities, Languages Other Than English (LOTE), The Arts and Ethical Capabilities.
You will receive more information from your child’s classroom teacher about a special day in that week where students and families will be invited to share something special about themselves or their family. This may include special food that the children and their families like to enjoy together, or a special game, book, skill, talent or playground activity.
On Monday 16th March we will hold a special opening ceremony at 9am to celebrate the start of Harmony Week. We invite children to dress in their traditional cultural dress. Children who do not have a cultural dress or who do not wish to wear their cultural dress, may wear orange.
On Monday 23rd March at 2:30pm we will hold a closing ceremony for Harmony Week and The National Day of Action against Bullying. Students will share their experiences and highlights of the week’s activities. Hope to see you there!
Stay tuned…more information to come!
National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence
The National Day of Action against Bullying is on Friday 20th March.
Bullying is a word that is used with a lot of meanings. Making sure everyone in your school shares the same definition of bullying is essential. Sometimes things that are called bullying are not really bullying at all. The national definition of bullying for Australian schools is the first place to look.
Preventing bullying involves everyone talking together openly and respectfully. Bullying can have a lasting impact on everyone involved, including those who witness it, so it is important to work together to create safe school communities for everyone.
Once again this year, our students will be selling wristbands and we invite all children to wear blue.
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
DEAF FACILITY NEWS
Hearing Australia Visits 2020 – MARCH DATE CHANGE
Hearing Australia date has changed for March. The date has changed a week later, to Thursday March 12th.
Mini SPIN is back!
Mini SPIN is a Deaf-led dance rave for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Children Of Deaf Adults and hearing children aged 7+ and their families.
Join Deaf Hosts Anna Seymour, Luke King and Robbie Burrows for a jam packed 45 minutes of dancing, theatre skits and stories to funky DJ beats.
When? Saturday 14th March 2pm and 4pm, Sunday 15th March 10am and 2pm
Where? Northcote Town Hall, 189 High Street, Northcote
Cost? $22 per ticket or $60 for a family (2 adults, 2 children)
For more info and to book tickets: https://www.darebinarts.com.au/whats-on/mini-spin-by-anna-seymour-and-collaborators
See the Trailer here: https://vimeo.com/393790740
Auslan video here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1oVnvso8ZY-H4bu_ndc_BxgTv06g2guZr
TEACHING AND LEARNING
Maths Olympiad 2020
Maths Olympiad practise sessions will start on Wednesday 4th March with the first actual Olympiad of the year to be held on Wednesday 25th March.
In 2020, around thirty high performing students from Year 4-6 have been invited to represent the school in the Maths Olympiad Team.
The Maths Olympiad comprises of five mathematical challenges consisting of five problems each. Problems are at pitched at lower to mid secondary school level and provide opportunity for capable mathematics students to challenge themselves and develop their problem solving skills. Students accumulate points on each Olympiad for a total score out of 25.
Good luck to all the students who have elected to take up this extension opportunity.
A reminder that our revised ‘2020 Essential Learnings’ can be downloaded from Compass in PDF format.
The new ‘2020 Essential Learnings’ directly reflect the Victorian Curriculum Standards and form the basis for teaching, learning and assessment at RGLPS. These documents can be found on Compass by following this pathway:
Compass Community Icon -> School Documentation -> Essential Learnings and Progress Reports -> 2020 Essential Learnings and Progress Reports
An instructional ‘Parent Guide to Progress Reports in Continuum 2020’ is also located in this folder. This guide will help parents to access and interpret the updates of the Essential Learnings throughout the school year.
Most teachers have started updating the Essential Learnings for their students already. Please remember to speak to your child’s teacher as a first point of call if you have any questions about your child’s learning and progress.
Teaching and Learning Coach / Learning Specialist
SCHOOL CROSSINGS NEWS
Is your Lollipop person the sweetest?
Nominate your Lollipop person for the 2019/2020 School Crossing Supervisor of the year award.
Jump online and complete a nomination at www.schoolcrossingsvictoria.com.au.
Your support of this program will help ensure your School Crossing Supervisor is shown the appreciation they deserve for their commitment to the ongoing safety of our children.
PERSONAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION 2020
RGLPS SWIMMING TEAM
Congratulations to the 32 students that represented RGLPS at our District Swimming Carnival this week. Our team spirit and behaviour was excellent, so good in fact that ‘it was the best I’ve seen in 30 years of teaching’ according to Ms Verinder! We have had several children place in either 1st or 2nd position which means they have qualified for the Division Finals; we wish them the best of luck next week and hope to see a few more ribbons back at Golf Links. A special mention must go to two of our students: Audrey Silfverberg and Emily Brunton. Unfortunately, one of our students was too sick to come to the carnival which meant that Audrey (who was listed as emergency) would take over the breaststroke leg of the Open Age Medley Relay. However, Audrey suggested that there could be a better choice amongst the other girls as she was stronger at freestyle and backstroke. Emily Brunton then stood up as the next fastest on our team to take the position in the relay, swimming a brilliant race and helping our team come second. Both Audrey’s decision to step back and Emily’s decision to give her best in a higher age group showed superb team spirit because both choices meant our team placed 2nd and therefore qualified for the Division Final! I’m so proud of you both for your ‘team first’ approach to your decision making, your parents will be too! Thanks to Darren Borschmann for coming on the bus with the team and to Alyssa Brabender and Dee Wilson for assisting Ms Verinder with the marshalling of our students on the day.
Next week our House Athletics Carnival will be held at Willinda Park in Greensborough. Our students have been practicing their skills over the last month and they are very excited for the chance to win a ribbon. Please make sure you wear a house colour t-shirt and sportswear for shorts/skirts to allow ease of sprinting. School hats and sunscreen must be worn. The events that will be held are as follows: 100m, 200m, shot put, discus, long jump, triple jump. The qualification for 800m, 1500m, high jump and hurdles will be completed at school. The fastest 100m times during the House Sports will be used to formulate our circular and shuttle relay teams.
A big congratulations also to Ruby Falconer who represented RGLPS at the District Tennis Championships. Ruby finished in 2nd place and now qualifies for the Division Final – good luck Ruby!
PE and Sports Coordinator
Thank you for the lovely flowers and cards sent to me on the passing of my darling dad Max.
Also, special thanks to the canteen volunteers and the office staff who helped us out over the last couple of weeks.
Their Care (after and before care)
Just a quick note to ensure that you have checked your booking and details are all up to date, if you haven’t already completed a their Care enrolment for this year, please visit
Please note we also have a new email address and mobile.
Service Mobile: 0408 136 169
Service email: email@example.com
Their Care support: 1300 072 410.
A friendly reminder for families with outstanding 2019 OSHC accounts. Your account is now overdue and needs to be paid in full ASAP please.
Payment can be made at the school office or OSHC or via direct deposit into the school account.
The Direct Deposit details are:
BSB: 063 233
Account number: 1005 3825
Please note that you must include that this is an OSHC payment and your family name when processing a payment this way. This is to ensure the payment is forwarded to the program from the office.
2020 Their Care invoices will be processed through the Their Care head office, please ensure you have added the necessary banking details to your family profile.
If you have any concerns are questions please let me know or call the Their Care support during office hours
Many thanks =)
LUNCH TIME CLUBS
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