IMPORTANT DATES!

 

 PRINCIPALS’ REPORT

Welcome everyone to the final edition of our term 1 newsletter. It has been a wonderful term with multiple highlights and opportunities to celebrate student learning. From a successful start to the school year for our transitioning prep students to our Year 6 cohort who have jumped into leadership roles, term 1 has brought us multiple opportunities to engage in school and reconnect as learners. Our 1 and 2 students have already successfully completed swimming lessons and our 3 to 6 students have had numerous opportunities to show off their skills in the sporting field. With the division athletics day yesterday yielding a bumper crop who are moving onto district. Every year we seem to add to the numbers of students who have success and move onto the next level. I also spoke with many students who missed out and all of the language was around the positive opportunity so it seems that resilience is also moving in the right direction. From tutoring to enrichment to resilience and wellbeing. It has been a multi-faceted term of learning at Golf Links.

Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month (AAM) and a great opportunity to celebrate our autistic students, learn more about how we can support and include them, and help foster understanding and acceptance of autism among all students. AAM is an offshoot of the United Nations’ sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on Tuesday 2 April 2024. The day will begin a month of global events to celebrate autistic people.

Our school is committed to understanding, including and celebrating our autistic students and values the contribution they and their families make to our school.

To celebrate AAM, we would like to share some resources that support autistic students and their families.

The Department of Education has worked with organisations for autistic people and lead researchers in autism to develop new resources for schools to help us better understand, support and celebrate the strengths of autistic students. I hope you find them useful and insightful.

School Council Sub-Committees

Whilst the rigor of school council elections is completed, we also run a number of school council sub-committees. These sub-committees give us the opportunity to engage with our families around the day-to-day workings of our school.

Last year we ran with 5 sub-committees. These were, finance, school council operations and fundraising, facilities, instrumental music, and policy. In 2024 we will run 4 sub committees. Finance, Policy, Facilities & Environment and Community & Fundraising. These sub-committees rely on the knowledge, expertise and engagement of our families and will commence early in term 2. If you do have an interest in joining one of these subcommittees, please contact me and I will set the wheels in motion. 

 

Have an amazing holiday break everyone. Can’t wait to see you back and refreshed on the 15th of April.

Take care,

Kirrily Lamers

Principal

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL’S REPORT 

THANK YOU!!

Thank you to everyone who has made Term 1 a great success. We have had an amazing term getting to know our new preppies and settling into new classes and routines. We are all amazingly happy with the way the school is running and the learning experiences being developed for our students. We wanted to wish everyone a restful break and hope you might get some time to spend with family and friends.

As many of you know, I love the ocean and spending time with my family enjoying water based experiences and activities. We know many families head away during the school holidays to locations near water, including lakes, rivers and beaches.

To help everyone stay safe around water these school holidays, please take note of the following water safety resources:

  • Surf Life Saving Australia’s Beachsafe website where you can view a location and the closest patrolled beaches (available in 132 languages – click on the ‘Select language’ tab). This information is also available in an app which you can download from the Beachsafe website. The app includes videos with tips for visiting Australian beaches, in 8 languages: English, Arabic, Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Malay, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.
  • Vic Emergency’s Get to know our warning signs website, including posters translated into Arabic, Dari, Vietnamese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
  • Life Saving Victoria’s Water safety tips.

SAFETY AROUND THE CARPARK

There has been an increasing number of families entering and exiting the school through the car park. We ask that when moving around the school, please stay on the pedestrian walkways. Please do not walk under or around the boom gate and through the car park. It is important for your safety and also models dangerous behaviours for the students. Thank you for your assistance with this matter.

2024 SCHOOL PRODUCTION

MONDAY 17TH & TUESDAY 18TH JUNE

UPDATE to Performance Schedule:

Monday, June 17th:

  • Students with surnames beginning with A-K will perform.

Tuesday, June 18th:

  • Students with surnames beginning with L-Z will perform.

This schedule ensures equitable performance opportunities for all students, streamlines attendance for audience members to a single night, and effectively manages audience size, addressing the challenge of securing larger venues.

 

Synopsis:

When Lily finds her Grandpa’s old Nokia brick, she assumes it’s some ancient technological device. Upon showing her friends and trying to press every button, they realise it is so much more and end up in an era, long before their time. With no obvious way to get back, they must use the devices and characters of the time to find their way home. However, time is ticking and if they don’t find a way, they will not only be stuck but they’ll be stuck with very poor Internet!

Luke Franklin, Denisse Lobos & Cathie Sutton

Assistant  Princpial

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

RUNNING CLUB

STUDENT OF THE TERM

SPORT NEWS

Heidelberg District Athletics Championship

Yesterday (March 27th), we sent off an enthusiastic team of 70 students to the District Athletics Carnival at Willinda Park in Greensborough. These students completed each of their events with determination and talent – representing the school amazingly. We had some standout performances where students managed to claim a ribbon for their event. Congratulations to the following students: 

The top 2 students of each event (except 100mB,C,D and Shuttle Relays) will be progressing to the Division Championships in Term 3… that means we have so much time to train! Well done to all the other students who participated yesterday. It was so nice seeing such great support for your classmates and as I was out in the middle of the field all day – I can confirm we definitely cheered the loudest!

 

Play of the day goes to Noah G who needed to make up about 20m to catch St Martins on the last leg of the 4 x100m relay. Once he received the baton from Harry, he absolutely stormed home to get the win for the boys with a massive dip at the line! 

Finally, thank you to the parent and staff helpers, Jess Trubinao, Steph, Dan, Mrs Sahib and Cooper W. As well as Niki Schuch for capturing some more amazing images for us! Please enjoy some of them below.

 

Running Club

It has been a big term trying to revamp the tradition of the RGL Running Club and I think it has been a success. The last running club we had, saw 48 students running laps during their own break time! I have seen more and more classroom teachers utilising the running club to take brain breaks with their students and the junior classes are especially enthusiastic!

 

I have been keeping track of all results on a spreadsheet and am now happy to share the final Term 1 results with you all!

Have a great break everyone!


Amber Vincent

PE Teacher

NUDE FOOD NEWS

SCIENCE NEWS

ART NEWS

Term One Art Photography

During Term One, we explored photography. Students spent time outside taking photographs. We used the following techniques to help us improve our photos:

  1. Rule of thirds
  2. Leading lines
  3. Symmetry
  4. Pattern and repetition
  5. Angles

The Art teachers were so impressed by what the students produced. There are some remarkable emerging photographers at RGLPS!

Please check out our online gallery. This gallery was selected from thousands of photos from the students and showcases some of our best shots. We hope you enjoy looking at them!

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1EainIwsA7rKId9qy0XwAPBF7vG_ZXydX?usp=sharing

DEAF FACILITY NEWS

GLCA NEWS

RIDE TO SCHOOL

OSHC NEWS

CANTEEN

Canteen Special

Tropical Chicken Burger      $7.50

      – Crumbed chicken burger served in a bun with coleslaw and pineapple.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

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