Police in Schools Program – Paying it forward
Year 3-6 students have been working with Police Officer Leesa Monday fortnightly learning about being a good community member and exploring the concept of paying it forward. The Ulverstone Neighbourhood House hosted a Soup and Scones event and WUPS students cooked for the event and made a few extras for every student. By all accounts the scones were delicious.
Leesa will be working with Year 3-6 students on Monday unpacking the possibility of designing a sensory walk outside.
WUPS School Value of Aspiration
We are continuing to focus on our value of Aspiration until the end of term. All students have set learning goals in class, I wonder if they have shared them with families at home? In our school meeting on Monday and Friday a student from each class is recognised for being aspirational.
A little bit more information regarding Department of Education Tasmania Reports
- School reports show how well your child is achieving in the Australian Curriculum for the year group.
- School reports are based on a wide range of evidence the teacher collects.
- Where both parents require a copy of the child’s report please contact our admin staff on 6425 2195.
- Reports show where your child sits using the letter ratings and word descriptors below:
B above the standard expected
C at the standard expected
D approaching the standard expected
E below the standard expected
- If your child is in Prep, Years 1–2 you will only see the word descriptors on the report.
- If your child is in Years 3 –6 you will see both the letter rating and the word descriptor.
I asked the Men’s Shed group to describe their experience going to the Men’s Shed. Loudly they said “it’s awesome." Then went on to tell me it is fun and it’s a cool working experience using tools and machinery." A new group will start attending Men’s Shed in the next couple of weeks.
Flu season is upon us once again, which means staff at school are affected too. The last few months have been challenging for everyone and the challenges are not over yet. WUPS, along with other schools, are increasingly finding it challenging to secure relief staff (both teaching and non-teaching). Every effort is made by the leadership team to minimise disruption when staff are away, however there are times when we are unable to get a relief teacher. This results in classes split amongst other classes across the school. We are fortunate having small classes and our teachers planning enable a smooth class split if it occurs, with their forward planning. To date this has only occurred once.
This term we have welcomed Kellie King and Rowane Ewida to WUPS. Kellie and Rowane are currently studying towards receiving a Certificate III in Education Support. Kellie and Rowane will be helping staff and students on Wednesdays in 5/6B, 3/4B, Prep and 1/2A. Kellie and Rowane are looking forward to getting to know our students and will be with us until the end of Term 3.
Being part of the WUPS community
Wearing school uniform is the easiest way to feel a part of the WUPS community. Here at WUPS we are committed to ensure we are all in uniform every day. School uniform is not just about how we look - it is our first experience in developing an understanding of social expectations. We pride ourselves on growing and developing connected community members.
The West Ulverstone Primary School Dress Code and Uniform Policy states that all children wear:
- A navy polar fleece top/polar fleece jacket with school logo in gold
- A navy broad brimmed sun safe hat for Terms 1 and 3. (There is a No Hat - No Play policy in Terms 1 and 3. Children without hats sit in the nominated shade areas).
- Dress - checked
- Skort – navy blue
- Shorts – navy blue
- Track pants – navy blue
- Drill trousers – navy blue
- Polo Shirt - Navy/gold polo shirt with school logo
- Jacket – navy blue with school logo
- Embroidery on jackets only - (surname on back embroidered in navy blue)
- Shoes – flat heeled black shoes are preferred or a running shoe/sandshoe, not slip-ons.
- Jeans/Tights are not acceptable as an item of school uniform.
- West Ulverstone School Association, in consultation with the school community, review the uniform list from time to time and put forward items for inclusion or deletion. This will be advised to parents/carers through the school newsletter.
For the full policy please see the below link:
Yours in partnership
Blayze has been awarded a gold card for her amazing effort with her writing both effort and content.
Ava has been awarded a gold card for her great writing skills and using lots of sounds.
Yesterday the student leaders held a Toastie day! Each student leader and a few helpers spent their lunch break making toasties for the rest of the school. Although there were a few delays that set us back, we still got everyone’s toasties delivered before the end of the day. Next time, we should probably start earlier and cook Kinder/Prep toasties first. We hope you enjoyed your Toastie.
On Wednesday 19 May, student leaders organised wear orange/black or, as it was called, ‘WOW day’. WOW day is a day for everyone to show appreciation and support for the 600 SES volunteers. We know what without them there would be no TAS SES.
On Monday 28 June, we will be participating in Naidoc Week activities. There will be more information to come in the next newsletter.
Over the coming newsletters, we will introduce the remainder of our 2021 student leaders by including profiles:
School Banking Program - Tuesdays
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 save as little as 5c per week, 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: (1) Online: visit: www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking (2) 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 can have a detrimental outcome on their health both short and long term. 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 your 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 a healthy recipe suggestion into the newsletter.
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.
|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|
|Wednesdays ongoing until 23 June||Emotional Literacy Program Prep-Year 2|
|Thursday 10 June||MAST Boat Safety Year 3-6 (during usual Health class)|
|Friday 11 June||Student Leader Event - PJ Day|
|Monday 14 June||Queens Birthday Public Holiday|
|Tuesday 15 June||3/4A and 3/4B Hagley Farm School Excursion|
|Wednesday 16 June - 3.10pm-4.30pm||Vision Meeting|
|Monday 21 June - Friday 2 July||Swimming and Water Safety Program|
|Tuesday 22 June||Athletics TAS State Cross Country Carnival - Symmons Plains|
|Tuesday 22 June - 9.15am-11.15am||CFLC LEG Meeting|
|Monday 28 June - 4.45pm-6.15pm||School Association Meeting|
|Wednesday 30 June - 3.10pm-4.30pm||Vision Meeting|
|Friday 2 July||Last day of Term 2|
|Monday 19 July||Student Free Day - Staff Professional Learning Day|
|Tuesday 20 July||Term 3 Commences|