Value – Aspiration
In our school meeting on Monday Mr Nayler and some students from 3/4B talked about our value of Aspiration. This is what they said:
Michael P, “Aspiration means doing what you did yesterday but better. Like if you can’t spell car, and then you go home and do some research, you come back and you can - then you have shown aspiration.”
Miley O, “Aspiration means spelling better and doing better with your writing and work. You can basically do anything you can, to get better. You can make better relationships with your friends and be aspirational!”
Kobe M, “Aspiration is about setting goals. I am trying to win the award Larry (hard worker), the award Sally (nice to others) and the award Gary (star of the week). I have received two of the three already. There is 4, however I am aspiring to get one more to be the Star of the Week.”
Our Year 3 and 5 students were feeling confident this week completing Naplan Testing. They have completed Writing, Reading, Language Conventions with the final test today - Numeracy.
For more information on NAPLAN for parents/carers please click on the link below.
Cross Country Carnival
Today we enjoyed our first Cross Country Carnival in two years. Thank you to all families who where able to join us and support the event. A special mention to Kiara and Mr Pursell for making the event possible.
Congratulations to our 2021 house captains:
Mersey: Latisha and Jordon
Don: Monique and Connor
Forth: Paige and Jarod
Well done to all students who participated and supported their team.
Results from today are as follows:
1st - Mersey: 258
2nd - Forth: 222
3rd - Don: 216
Walk to School
Today we participated in 'Walk To School Day'. Students joined Mrs McAuliffe and Mrs Robertson at separate points walking from the Neighbourhood House and the Mt St Vincent Nursing Home Car Park. It was great to see so many students, families and pets getting involved.
This term we welcomed Mrs Kylie Bobongie who is teaching Auslan (sign language). Students are learning to sign their name and family members names.
Every Wednesday four students go to the Men’s Shed. Their latest project was making a clock. How amazing do their clocks look? Students were able to design and make them supported by volunteers. A big thank you to Mrs Jones and the Men’s Shed for providing this opportunity to WUPS students.
A big thank you to the School Association in particular Di Clark for leading our recent fundraising events. Also, a big shout out to The Ulverstone Laundromat for the generous donation towards the BBQ. We raised $400.55 for the Election BBQ Fundraiser and $440.50 for the Mother’s Day Stall. At the next meeting on Monday 31 May the Association will decide possible options for spending the fundraising money.
We are so very lucky to have a number of anonymous people in our community who donate to the school. From all the staff, students and families at WUPS - thank you for your continued support.
Yours in partnership
1/2A and 1/2B
A focus on shared writing.
Both 1/2A and 1/2B have been learning about interactive writing. Each week there is a purpose for writing to share our learning with people at home. During the week lessons focus on sentence structure, handwriting, sight words and new vocabulary; as well as developing confidence in our students to be regular writers. Students are given the opportunity to share ideas and contribute to completing sentences together throughout the week and are then given a copy to illustrate and take home. This is proving to be a fantastic opportunity for students to all be involved with writing process and developing a shared understanding of chosen topics. Make sure to keep an eye on students’ bags Friday afternoons!
Last week 1/2A wrote about Mother’s Day with a focus on using rhyming words in our writing.
1/2B wrote about the popular story book Possum Magic by author Mem Fox, focussing on creating compound sentences.
Here are some examples of the finished products, as well as a snap of our latest ‘writing-in progress.’
Alex French and Deet Cox
Congratulations Temprance and Anarchy!
Temprance and Anarchy have been awarded gold cards for working very hard and showing aspiration to show their understanding of '10'.
Michael has been awarded a gold card for using his flexible strategies to show his understanding of how places change.
In the next two weeks the Student Leaders are running two free events.
Wear orange/black on Wednesday 19 May 2021 to say thank you to our SES Volunteers in Tasmania. State Emergency Services volunteers support their local communities during flood and storm response, road crash rescue, search and rescue, and more.
Toastie Day - Free
Students can order a toastie for lunch on Thursday 28 May. In class, students will complete an order form choosing from Cheese, Vegemite or Jam.
Make sure you check the next newsletter for more upcoming events.
Over the coming newsletters, we will be introducing our 2021 student leaders by including profiles:
My hobbies include: Singing, dancing, reading, colouring in and going on the computer.
Best thing about WUPS: Having good teachers and having a good friend like Katiah.
In 10 years' time I will be: A nail artist or a make up artist or a singer.
This year as a library/sport leader I will: Teach little kids daily PE and have fun with them. I will put books away and keep the library clean.
This year I am looking forward to: Having the best year and having so much fun this year.
Goal for 2021: Get good reports, become a better writer and get along with people.
Best thing about WUPS: The teachers and the events.
In 10 years' time I will be: An engineer.
This year as a Year 6 leader I will: Be respectful and model to the younger students to be nice and get work done.
This year I am looking forward to: Getting ready to go to High School.
Goal for 2021: Have a good year.
Students have been taking dance classes in preparation for Dance Fever. They have been attending 50 minutes sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons with Drey. Our students have been having a great time learning dance moves.
Our values shop opened up this term. Students receive values cards when they are recognised for showing the school values of Respect, Courage, Aspiration and Growth. Each time they get a card they get a point. These points can then be used at the shop to exchange for prizes.
School Banking Program - Tuesday's
West Ulverstone Primary is excited to offer the Commonwealth Bank School Banking program to all students. School Banking is a fun, interactive and engaging way to help teach your child the importance of saving.
Children who deposit money into their Youthsaver account through School Banking earn Dollarmites tokens, which they can save up and redeem for exciting rewards. Remember, there is no minimum deposit with School Banking, you can send as little as 5c per week in, saving regularly is what is important.
If your child has previously participated in School Banking, or has an existing Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account, they can start banking straight away by bringing their Dollarmites deposit wallet to school on School Banking day. If your child has lost their deposit wallet, please contact the school office or visit any Commonwealth Bank branch for a replacement.
Getting involved is easy – you can open a Youthsaver account for your child in one of two ways: Online, visit: www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking or alternatively visit a Commonwealth Bank branch.A big thank you to our previous banking coordinators and Robyn for volunteering your time this year. For further information about the program please contact the school office on 6425 2195.
How can I help you and your family?
World-wide there is an amazing increase in the population’s weight percentage.
This increase is especially noticeable in children where the effects have a detrimental outcome on their health both short and long term. As being overweight has a direct correlation to health issues as seen in how it can affect our body.
Being Healthy is one of the behaviours, that gives yours and your child’s body the best opportunity in life.
It is made up of…
- Healthy Eating – Reducing sugar and highly refined foods
- Being active.
- Reducing sedentary behaviour.
- Eating from the 5 food groups. Each week I will put into the Newsletter a healthy recipe suggestion.
This week I have provided some information about sugar…see below.
Also, I am offering a friendly, informal chat with any parent from our school community interested in nutrition, meal planning, and ways to increase your health. Please call the school to leave your contact details & I will get back to you the next time I am at that school to make an appointment.
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.
|Wednesday 19 May||National Simultaneous Story Time|
|Tuesday 25 May - 9.15am-11.15am||CFLC LEG Meeting|
|Wednesday 26 May - 3.10pm-4.30pm||Vision Team Meeting|
|Thursday 27 May - 3 June||Reconciliation Week|
|Monday 31 May - 4.45pm-6.15pm||School Association Meeting|
|Wednesday 2 June||NWPSSA Inter Primary Cross-Country|