Newsletter - Term 3, Week 2


BVPS Valley View Monday 22nd July 2019

Here’s the latest news to keep our community up to date on the latest happenings at our school.

Upcoming Events   
July
Mon 29 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Performance Excursion (All LN1, some LN2 and LN3)
August
Fri 2 - BVPS Grades 3-6 Athletics Carnival (Weather Permitting)
Mon 19 - Book Week (All Week)
Term 3 - Newsletter Dates 
Mon 5 August
Mon 19 August
Mon 2 September
Mon 16 September

 

Principal's Message

 

WELCOME BACK!

Hello everyone and welcome back to another term in our fabulous school. Term 3 is a term with very little interruptions and a great opportunity for student learning to continue to be rigorous and purposeful. It is the term that children make the most progress if they are here every day. Please give your children the best possible chance to be successful with their learning by supporting them to be at school Monday to Friday.

 

WE WANT OUR PARENTS TO TELL US WHAT THEY THINK!

 

Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents. It is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of parents’ perceptions of school climate, student behaviour and student engagement. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.

Approximately 30 per cent of parents will be invited to participate in this year’s survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous. This year the Parent Opinion Survey will be conducted from Monday 22rd July to Sunday 11th August.

The survey will be conducted online, only takes 10-15 minutes to complete, and can be accessed at any convenient time within the fieldwork period on desktop computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones. The online survey will be available in a range of languages other than English. These include: Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Chin (hakha), Hindi, Japanese, Greek, Turkish, Somali and Punjabi.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY PLEASE COME AND SEE ME

 

NAIDOC WEEK CELEBRATIONS

NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognize the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. This year’s theme focuses on the contribution of Aboriginal women under the banner “Because of her we can.” You can see information about these special people on my windows. Feel free to come and have a read!! This year our students have been exposed to a range of beautiful books that showcase Indigenous stories through words and paintings.

I’d like to thank Lisa Stanford who has led the activities in our school ensuring that we are respectful and appreciative of this wonderful indigenous culture. Eva Mumbler, a parent member of our school has been leading the learning of a special dance. A group of children performed the dance at assembly on Friday, telling us all a story about the emu and kangaroo. Thank you to Eva and our students for sharing this experience with us all.

 

STAFFING CHANGES

Ms Ashleigh Meagher has been appointed as our new Music Specialist for the remainder of the year. We welcome Ash to our school and look forward to making beautiful music together.

 

Wishing you all a great term 3, we look forward to providing all our students and their families with the best opportunities to further grow their learning.

Carmela

 

 

Neighbourhood News - LN1

 

Learning Neighbourhood 1 has had a lovely start to the term as the students have adapted quite quickly to the changes of their Literacy and Numeracy groups. This week we as a school are celebrating NAIDOC week and LN1 are taking the time to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We have been doing this by reading books written by Indigenous elders and sharing their stories.

Our Enrichment focus this term is on Geography where students will be exploring and looking at natural or managed landmarks on a global scale, to then zoom into the learning that centers more about our homeland, Australia. For Literacy, the preps will start off the term learning about recounts and will be practicing the skill to speak about an event to then writing their recounts using simple sentences. Many students from the 1/2 cohort suggested that they would like to do more Information Reports during our Writing sessions so this term we have planned for this to happen. Students will be developing their Information Reports based around a chosen topic from our Geography unit which smoothly flow into our Literacy sessions.


Wendy, Jamielee, Belinda, Sharni, Jordan & Sarah - LN1 Team

Specialist News - PE

 

Welcome back to another Semester of PE and Interschool Sport! 
This Term we will not be having our weekly Interschool Sport program, instead we have a range of gala days and carnivals. 
I am very excited to announce that BVPS will be having our own Grades 3-6 Athletics Carnival to be held Friday 2nd of August - Term 3, Week 3. Students will participate in Athletics events in preparation for the Broadmeadows District Athletics Carnival where they will accumulate house points for their house colour. We encourage all students in Grades 3 - 6 to wear as much of their house colour as possible e.g. Erinbank = Green, Johnstone = Red, Liliput = Blue, Litchfield = Purple. If you do not know which house you are in please see Mr Mac or your homegroup teacher. Students will receive a detailed note regarding the day this week.


Ash Macarthur Specialist PE Teacher

Specialist News - Music


Hello!
I thought I would introduce myself so that you gain a little insight about what is happening at BVPS and also so that you get an idea of what I do and who I am. I am a practising musician who has toured overseas, regularly toured Australia and still currently plays in Melbourne. I am a drummer, singer, songwriter and producer who regularly performs.

I am very excited to be taking on the role of Music Specialist at BVPS for the remainder of 2019 and look forward to working with all the students.





Ashleigh Meagher Specialist Music Teacher

 

State School Relief Prep CSEF Uniform Package 2019

 

For all families with children in Prep that have a Health Care Card and have applied for the 2019 CSEF, you qualify for this pack. Please enquire at the office or call us on 9309 4066.