The start of a new year is a great time to review our values. Our values represent our school culture. When these values are genuinely lived and reflected in our behaviour and decision making they will make a significant difference towards having positive outcomes for our community. Voicing and acting on our values is everyone's responsibility. How will you show respect at WUPS?
Respect is establishing relationships with respect for ourselves, others, the past and environment.
What our students have to say about how they show respect at WUPS;
- "I show others how to do the right thing", Hunter K/P.
- "I listen to others", Louise 1/2A.
- "I pick up rubbish if I find it outside", Lochie 1/2B.
- "By being nice and helping people", Charlie 3/4A.
- "By packing up things in the classroom and playground", Siannah 3/4A.
- "By being kind to everyone, I show new people around and always help others", Riley 5/6A.
- "By treating others how I want to be treated", Paige 5/6B.
Library Leaders responsibilities include, but are not limited to: putting away books in the library, assisting each morning in the Home Reading room and reading buddies to younger classes. Congratulations to Finlay C, Sebastian B, Doug F and Lily H. Mrs Willoughby and Mrs Catlin will lead this group.
School Leaders responsibilities include, but are not limited to: fundraisers, hosting assemblies and organising events. Congratulations to Rubi C, Paige L, Connor B and Corben C. This group will be led by Mrs McAuliffe and Mrs Crawford.
Invitation to join the School Association
I am warmly inviting school parents to consider joining the School Association. I have been a community member for a number of years and enjoyed having a strong connection with the operation of the school. While I soon realised that I wasn’t the Education Department or the school, for that matter, the ability to understand the issues and make a contribution to the school’s wellbeing has been extremely satisfying. Supporting the principal and staff in the delivery of education to the students was an important role in measuring my performance as a member. The time involved is minimal with one meeting each month - 1 to 1 ½ hours of a late afternoon/early evening.
Alf Mott, Vice President
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 29 March at 5:30pm. Nominations are called for parent and community representatives. Nomination forms are available from the school office and must be returned to Kiara (Returning Officer) by Friday 19 March at 3:00pm.
Yours in partnership
Over the coming newsletters, we will be introducing our 2021 student leaders by including a student profile:
My hobbies include: scooting, gaming, soccer and lego building.
Best thing about WUPS: is the positivity that is shared and appreciated.
In 10 years' time I will be: a scooter stunter or working at a small business.
This year as a sports leader I will: run Daily PE for the younger kids and help set up for our events and I will make sure everyone is having a great time.
This year I am looking forward to: running Daily PE, managing school teams and making fun events for people to do.
Goal for 2021: to make this year the best year for WUPS and the Year 6's to enjoy this final year of WUPS.
My hobbies include: playing netball, running, hanging out with friends etc.
Best thing about WUPS: the sporting opportunities this year, some of the teachers are really good to talk to and my mates.
In 10 years' time I will be: studying child protection law or disability teaching.
This year I am looking forward to: fulfilling my role as an SRC leader and prove voting for me isn't something to regret and having a very fun and memorable last year of Primary School.
The West Ulverstone Primary School Association works in partnership with the school community to participate in setting future directions, make decisions and develop policies that have a direct effect on the way the school operates.
Elections for the School Association will be held on Monday 29 march 2021 at 5.30pm in the WUPS meeting room. We are always looking for new members and encourage you to attend.
Nominations are being called for parent and community vacancies.
Nomination forms are below and must be returned by Close of Business Friday 19 March, 2021 to the returning Officer: Kiara Daly, West Ulverstone Primary School, 34 Maud Street, West Ulverstone, 7315.
The AGM will be followed by our regular meeting. For enquiries please phone the school office on 6425 2195.
Great job Boaz! For his amazing neatly written alphabetical ordering.
Well done Kash! Excellent work finishing some fantastic number work.
Fantastic work Ryder! You should be proud of the challenge you accepted.
In Kinder/Prep this year we are choosing to focus on a different author each month to help learn about different books and the people who write them. Our Author of the Month for March is Dr. Seuss. We have already begun reading some Dr. Seuss books and engaging in different activities related to the stories such as making oobleck and doing some Cat in the Hat art.
Recently in Prep we have begun working through a letter sounds program to help us learn our letters and how to use them to make and read short words. Students have been very busy with a variety of letter based activities in our literacy time and are doing a great job at remembering the sounds made by letters we have covered already. So far, we have learnt S, A, T, P, I, N!
In Kinder, we have been learning social skills like turn taking, asking questions politely, sharing and using our words to solve problems. Adults have been supporting students to do this through modelling positive interactions through play. We are spending lots of time doing this so that children can learn independence in social situations.
Miss Finch and Mrs Robertson
Hello from 1/2A.
Term 1 is well underway and students in 1/2A have really settled into our classroom routines. During Literacy time we enjoy exploring new words in our reading, writing and spelling activities. The work we have been producing is improving every day with some students even achieving Silver and Gold card recognition for their outstanding efforts.
Home reading is off to a flying start and I encourage all students to get on board with the program, every book read is a chance to be acknowledged at our Friday morning meeting and maybe even win a prize!
As a class group we have talked about what we are learning during "Brain Play". This is a time where we can choose to draw, construct, write, play games and do puzzles. Students are learning to co-operate, share, problem solve and use their imaginations. Everyone has been enjoying their learning and respecting each other and our environment.
It was fantastic to see so many families join us for the Welcome BBQ on Monday this week and take the opportunity to have a look at the amazing work students have been doing. I look forward to contacting all families via Seesaw soon.
1/2B have been enjoying an exciting and busy start to the year. As term 1 continues and we settle into regular learning routines, out team members have been grabbing opportunities to 'shine' in all learning areas.
We have been exceptionally lucky to work closely with Mr Gee's 5/6 class over the past couple of weeks. After getting to meet our 'buddies', we have been exploring how materials can change to serve different purposes. Recently, we worked to 'make paper fly'. After our trial run, we worked with our buddies to reflect on and refine our designs. It was a fun and engaging introduction to the scientific process that we will become more familiar with as the year continues on.
Thank you to all families who have signed consent forms for use of Seesaw, if you would like to get involved with using Seesaw, or simply would like further information around the app, please don't hesitate to contact the school or call into our classroom before school.
Every Kindergarten child at West Ulverstone Primary School has the opportunity to have a Primary School Health Assessment with the Primary School Health Nurse.
This term the Primary School Health Assessment form will be sent home with your child for you to complete. If you would like your child to have the assessment please return the completed form to the school office or to your child’s teacher as soon as possible.
If you do not want the assessment please tick the box on the second page and return it to school please.
If you have lost the form, please see the office or your child's teacher.
Subs For You is a convenient, web based system to provide a healthy and affordable lunch option for your children. Please see below instructions on how to place an order. Orders must be placed by 8.00am on the designated day - Thursdays.
Orders are delivered to the school on Thursdays at the regular scheduled lunch time. If you have any queries about the ordering process please contact the school office.
For urgent order enquiries please call the Subway Business Manager Tiffany on 0477 259 030.
West Ulverstone Primary now has its own unique COVID QR Code making it much easier to register yourself. We also ask you to sign into the visitor's book as you usually would in case of an emergency, this now has the capacity to record contact numbers. Once you have downloaded the "Check in TAS App" and registered your details, you simply scan the QR and it automatically sends the data collected to the Tasmanian Department of Health and will only be accessed by authorised Department of Health staff involved in contract tracing, if required.
An easy step by step poster is pictured below.
|Monday 8 March||Public Holiday|
|Tuesday 9 March||9:15am-11:15am CFLC LEG Meeting|
|Wednesday 10 March||NWPSSA Inter Primary Year 3/4 Athletic Carnival including finals|
|Thursday 11 March||NWPSSA Inter Primary Year 5/6 Athletic Carnival including finals|
|Monday 29 March||5:30pm Annual General Meeting|
|Wednesday 31 March||Term 1 ends|
|Thursday 1 April||Moderation Day - Student Free|
|Friday 2 April||Good Friday|
|Wednesday 21 April||Term 2 starts|
|Tuesday 27 April||Dance Fever Commences|
|Tuesday 27 April||CFLC LEG Meeting 9:15am|
|Thursday 29 April||AFL TAS visit during HPE|