West Ulverstone Primary School has a partnership with New Mornings. New Mornings are an organisation who care and provide support to people in our community. Due to our ongoing relationship and support we receive from New Mornings we have benefited from the kindness of Presbyterian Care Tasmania and St Vincent de Paul with generous donations;
$1000 to support families with uniforms
$2000 to support our daily breakfast club
$500 in vouchers to support families.
A heartfelt thank you for all that New Mornings have done, and continue to do, to support the WUPS community. Our highest gratitude and appreciation – we are so grateful for your ongoing support.
We have welcomed students back this term with Fireman Craig from the Tasmanian Fire Service (TFS) working with all classes to learn about fire safety. Feedback from our students has been that they have loved these sessions. If you would like to know more about fire safety please visit: tfseducation.com.au or tfskids.com.au
Personal Interest Group (PIs)
This term students from Prep to Year 6 have chosen a PI. Our students had a wonderful afternoon on Wednesday participating in their PIs for the first time. In Week 6 students will have the opportunity to change Personal Interest Groups and suggest subjects. Groups include; gardening, drama, sewing, knitting, cooking, directed painting, men’s shed, chess/board games and sport. We would love to hear from you if you have a skill you would like to offer on a Wednesday afternoon as a volunteer.
Hands on Learning (HoL)
This year in Hands on Learning our major task has been creating mosaics representing the school values. It has been a huge task which we have nearly completed. We have also started working in the garden and will continue our visits to the Pier to work with members of the Connect Cafe. This term we welcome Krystle Simpson as part of the HoL team.
Term 3 Value Focus – Growth –
we see mistakes as an important part of learning
During Term 3 we will be focussing on the school value of growth. We will be looking for students who each week are improving by always learning and finding better ways to do things. On Fridays, in our whole school meetings, we will recognise a student from each class showing the value of growth. This video captures students’ thoughts in Tasmania about what growth means to them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkrb_zpexxw#action=share
The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not for profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians. Each year since 1945 the CBCA has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week. During this time schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children's authors and illustrators.
The 2021 Book Parade will be held on Friday 27 August. Students are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite book character.
While nothing specific has changed since the start of term, I think we are all bracing ourselves for the ‘what next’ scenarios each time we listen to the news or read a social media post.
For now, when it comes to school, these basics restrictions and measures are what we should keep in the front of our mind:
- Stay home if unwell
- Get tested if you have symptoms
- Use the Tas Check In app when you enter
- Sign in at our office if visiting for more than a few minutes
- Phone 6425 2195 or contact the school if unsure about anything.
What to keep in your COVID Kit
Public Health are running a new campaign reminding us of the couple of basic things we should have ready to go to manage our COVID risk. Hopefully we are all over the last point at the very least! We've all had a lot of practice ?
A few basic items can help reduce your COVID risk every day and ensure you’re prepared if local cases occur or new community safety measures are introduced.
We are keeping on top of COVID, but things can change at any time. Stay prepared.
Your kit should include:
- Hand sanitiser
- Face masks
- Check in TAS app ready to use on your phone
Learn more at www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/covid-safety-kit
Yours in partnership
Welcome back to another term everyone! We hope you had a fun and safe holiday break and are ready for all our upcoming events. We have a Talent Quest planned on the 1 September at 1:30pm. Leading up to this event we have sign ups from 2 – 5 August, followed by auditions on the 16 – 20 August. We would like to have some judges from the community, can you please let us know if you have any ideas on who we can invite.
This term we are focussing on our school value of ‘Growth’. Growth is improving by always learning and finding better ways to do things. Staff and student leaders will be looking for people in the playground who are using kind words, keeping hands and feet off others, solving problems positively, being a good sport and including others, taking care of our environment and using equipment safely. The Student Leaders will recognise a person each in our Friday school meetings. Will it be you?
Up Coming Events
Talent Quest Wednesday 1 September 1:30pm
Footy Colours Day Fund Raiser Friday 17 September
Written by Rubi and Paige
What a busy start to Term 3 in Kinder/Prep!
We had a visit from Firefighter Craig and learnt lots about how to keep ourselves and our families safe. We had fun dressing up in the costumes!
Preps have been hard at work using their letter/sound knowledge in their writing and including lots of detail when drawing - look at their monsters!
Preps and Kinders have just started box work and have learnt the importance of planning before they start constructing. They had to think of what size and shape boxes they need, the features and how they were going to put it all together. We are yet to paint and decorate them but can’t wait to see the finished product.
Hannah Robertson and Jessica Finch
Emotions, Parenting, and Friendships.
This term I am concentrating on our emotions and how it relates to parenting and relationships. Please feel free, to contact me via the school if you have any questions.
So what are emotions?
https://youtu.be/B-ieqbSSrnY -- This a wonderful YouTube clip explaining emotions.
Emotions (the hidden messages) is an educational documentary film about the hidden messages in unpleasant emotions we experience on a day to day basis. The film will help you understand your emotions better by becoming emotionally intelligent and use unpleasant emotions like anger, depression, resentment, fear, envy etc. as a tool for personal improvement and growth.
The topics in the YouTube clip include:
- Dealing with angry people
- How to avoid Toxic emotions
- How to deal with anxiety
- How to overcome resentment
- How to stop worrying
- How to lead a happier life
- Overcome disappointments
- How to lead a stress-free life
- How to overcome grief and loss
- How to overcome loneliness
- How to feel worthy of love
- How to manage guilt
- How to manage unpleasant emotions
NOTE – This YouTube clip is an informative guide and does not replace your GP or therapist.
At West Ulverstone Primary School emotions are taught in the early years by bringing awareness of our feelings, that there is no “Good” or “Bad” feeling. Instead, they are our emotions, that are letting us know what is happening inside us at that moment.
Our Core Feelings Check ?
Emotions are not always accurate, often we are triggered by a deepseated beliefs in ourself (- that is not true – but that’s a whole different topic)
** Some ways to get back into the right zone is…
- Taking some deep belly breaths
- Have some time to their self while they calm their thoughts
- Are they tired, hungry or overwhelmed? Help them to – Slow it down - take one step at a time.
- Read a book, make a stress ball,
Our students re-commenced the Molenda Lodge farm program this week and had a great time grooming the new miniature horse and donkey, learning to walk them on a lead, and were very excited to see the new lamb, which was born Sunday.
|Wednesday 5 August||Year 5/6 Sports Day|
|Friday 7 August||Back Up Day - Year 5/6 Sports Day|
|Thursday 19 August||Year 6 Ulverstone Secondary College Information Night|
|Friday 27 August||Book Week Parade 9:15am in the hall|
|Friday 1 September||Talent Quest|
|Friday 17 September||Footy Colours Day|