Thank you to Mrs Crouch for organising this event on our Literacy/Numeracy Open Day. Thank you to the staff and generous parents that also supplied morning tea items for the day. Thank you also, to all those who attended the morning tea and donated to this very worthy cause. The total amount raised from donations was $107. We had about 20 parents join us for the lovely morning tea.
A great parent and friend’s turnout occurred for our Open Morning on Monday. The parents were able to have a look around the school and observe some classrooms in operation before joining their children on the oval for a 30 minute reading session. Thank you to everyone who attended. We realise everyone cannot always attend due to work commitments and we appreciate it whenever you can. It was great to see the snippets of the 3/4 Spelling Bee on WIN news on Monday evening.
As from 1st September Government Schools are to follow Sunsmart recommendations and require all students to wear hats during all outdoor activities that involve exposure to the sun. To ensure a smooth transition back to hats please check that names are clearly visible on all hats as some tend to fade over time. Students are advised if they have sport on a particular day to have their own tube of sunscreen to apply as required for this time.
We are continuing to have sick children at school. We implore parents to please keep children home 24 hours after vomiting has ceased. It is not fair to children or the staff and their small children for people to ignore the rules regarding transmission. Good hygiene is critical to breaking the chain of transmission. It is not Ok for a child who has vomited in the morning to be sent to school with the statement, “See how you go, and if you are still sick, get the school to ring and I will come and get you”. This time of year is often plagued by bacterial and viral infections.
Transmission takes place by:
Touching contaminated objects by mouth
Consuming drinks or food contaminated by ill food handlers
Having close contact with another person who is infected.
Twenty one students from Irymple Primary School participated in the Sunraysia Mini-Olympics on Wednesday at the Old Aero Ovals. All students who represented our school put in outstanding efforts in their events and should be proud of their achievements.
Congratulations to the following students who won ribbons for finishing in the top three:
1st placings (Invitations to train with Sunraysia Academy of Sport and qualify for the Regional Mini-Olympics)
11yo Boys Long Jump-Damon Dawes
12yo Boys Discus-Zander Lay
2nd placings (Qualify for the Regional Mini-Olympics)
11yo Girls Hurdles-Paige McLean
12yo Girls Discus-Annabel Hocking
12yo Girls Hurdles-Caterina Bakogianis
11yo Boys Hurdles-Jack Baird
11yo Girls 1500m-Ella Baird
11yo Girls Discus-Paige McLean
12yo Girls Relay Team
Area Outside the Library
The number of items outside the Library has grown to a very large number again unfortunately. There are many long sleeve jackets and tops on the rack. If your child is missing an item please check the area. If your child accidently brings something home please bring it to the office the next school day. Please keep labelling everything as it usually gets back to you if labelled, but if not the chances diminish considerably. If not collected by the end of term they will be given to charities.
This year in the morning sessions we are focussing on an area of the curriculum around Reading Comprehension. Then in the afternoon session staff will be planning and assessing with AusVELS (the State Government approved, Victorian Version of the Australian Curriculum).
Once again a big thank you to all the parents that attended sports day last week on Thursday 21st August and all the parents that also supported the School Canteen by buying a snack or lunch on the day.
We are very grateful to a small group of parents who assisted all day with the supervision of a group. Their assistance on the day was outstanding.
Please refer any families that you know of who are intending to enrol here to hand in their forms as soon as possible. We had two students (Rami and Layth) leave last week as they moved with their parents to Melbourne for work. We also welcomed two new students to our school recently they are: Viktoria Smart in Year 4 from Irymple South and Diamond Kris in Year 6 from Mackay in North Queensland.
Thank you to all the parents that joined us on the day. It was terrific that so many parents ordered a lunch to share with their children as well. The effort put in by all the children was commendable. Thank you to all the staff that assisted the children with their sporting endeavours and the encouragement given to all. Thank you also to all the additional helpers in the Canteen.
The final results were: 1st: Bass, 2nd: Chaffey, 3rd: Flinders and 4th; Sturt
Congratulations to Bass!