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ELIZABETH DRIVE, SUNBURY 3429
PHONE 9740 8666
www.sunburywestps.vic.edu.au 18th April 2017
Dear Parents, Staff and Children,
Welcome back to all our families. As always, Term 2 promises to be very busy. Some key events
and activities include: NAPLAN, House / District Cross Country, Winter Sports and the Year 5 /6
camp. Please keep an eye on the newsletter and Compass for upcoming dates.
Farewell Nikki Borg
The school community would like to thank Mrs Nikki Borg for all her work as our OSHClub
Coordinator over the past 8 years. Nikki finished with us on the last day of term 1 and although
she won’t be coordinating the program, she may still offer her help on a casual basis. We have
enjoyed a wonderful partnership with Nikki. She has always put the children first and we
sincerely thank her for her hard work and commitment to the out of school hours care program
at Sunbury West. We wish her all the very best in her future endeavours. Heidi Lens who has
been supporting Nikki in the program will be taking on the coordination role in the future.
School Council Annual General Meeting
Our next School Council meeting is on Wednesday 26th April. This will also be our Annual
General Meeting where we will be presenting our Annual Report to the school community. We
invite all parents to attend this meeting so that we can share with you some insights into our
school’s performance over the past twelve months.
The AGM will commence at 7.00pm.
Student Information Updates
Early in Term 1 each child received an envelope containing the Student information Updates. We
have received many back however there are still a great number that we have not yet received.
It is vital that we have up-to-date contact information for you and any emergency contacts you
listed on your enrolment form. Could we please ask all families to return their forms even if
there are no changes.
The Wakakirri Program commences on Friday this week. It’s not too late to join. If you would
like your child to be involved in this year’s program please contact the office before Friday. Your
child must be in grades 3 - 6 to participate.
Curriculum Day -
students not required
ANZAC Day - students
House Cross Country
Grade 3 - 6 students
Mother’s Day Stall
9th - 11th May
Gr 3 & 5 students only
5/6 Winter Sports
Queen’s Birthday -
students not required
Last Day of Term 2
Monday 24th April is a Curriculum Day -
Students are not required at school
Tuesday 25th April is ANZAC Day -
Students are not required at school
Notices that have gone home….
Term 1 & 2
Gr 3-6 Cross Country $4 due 21st April
Prep Traffic School $15 due 20th April
New Canteen Menu (please check prices)
School Banking day is
Make sure you bring your
banking each week to earn
Prep CD Charlotte Robinson & Grade 6 Buddies
Prep DA Grade 6 Buddies
1/2 B The whole grade
1/2 S The whole grade
1/2 T Ashlen Francis & Ryan Hatcher
3/4B Donte Movrin & Calvin Wallis
3/4N Breanna Prior & Mackenzie Sheppard
3/4T Aiden Kellett & William Conduit
5/6 G Brooke Leatham & Tianna Attwell
5/6L Jake Conduit & Zoe Lumsden
5/6M Callum McMahon & Dane Reeks
Japanese Charlotte Cullinan
Art Ksenia Vujasinovic
All Students of the week will now receive
their ribbon and a certificate with a
description of why they received their
STUDENT OF THE WEEK TERM 1 2017 Monday 27th March
Congratulations to the winners of our Easter Raffle:
Jade Pumpa Harry Smith-Jones Peyton White
Ava Giddens Daniel Gregory x 2 Jesse Thompson x 2
Earl Perez Dekoda Powell Lara Parkinson
Indy Hicks Lily Wakeling Aidan C/- Ava Bedford-Carey
Delia Family Laura Taylor C/- Zoe Watt
Thank you to those families that donated prizes for our raffle!
FOSW Meeting Friday 21st April.
Mother’s Day Stall Thursday 4th May. Donations are
welcome (must be new and unused).
In 1/2s we looked at the Harmony Day notes and found out where people in our grade's families were from. We pinned the places on our world map and linked them back to Melbourne with ribbons. We made a big world map for our maths books. Julian - 1/2S
Thankyou to families for sharing information and interesting stories about your background and cultural heritage. We had many conversations and discussions to celebrate Harmony Day. Some of us learnt how to say “hello” in other languages. Look out for our colourful displays around the school celebrating our wonderful cultural histories!
The whole school also all enjoyed a wonderful musical incursion with the Bongo Brothers visit to Sunbury West.
The Bongo Brothers travel all over the world, experiencing different beats and cultures, only to find that the music is
always on their journey with them!
Dr Seuss week by Zoe Lumsden
This week was Dr Seuss week it was really good because we did lots of interesting activities.
On Tuesday it was crazy socks day, I wore odd socks!
On Wednesday it was Wacky Wednesday, I had different shoes, earrings and my jacket on backwards. Everyone was
really wacky, the clock was upside down, people had glasses upside down, we sat on our chairs backwards and some of
the teachers were wearing their PJs. Some of the kids wore odd socks, there were tables and chairs on the floor and up-
On Thursday my class made a Dr Seuss Scavenger Hunt for the preps. They were so excited. We made one clue
between two and they had to rhyme Dr Seuss style.
On Friday we did a Dr Seuss Kahoot. Kahoot is a really fun app that we use on the iPads it is like a quiz.
Fox in Socks by Bianca Muleta
Tuesday we had a Fox in Socks day. We came to school with CRAZY! socks. Some people even wore odd shoes.
Everyone's socks were different, some people wore two different socks, and their socks were different lengths.
Wacky Wednesday by Maddi Jolly
On the 29th of March it was Wacky Wednesday at Sunbury West. Wacky Wednesday is when everyone dressed up
wacky. It was the first time we had Wacky Wednesday so everyone dressed up SUPER WACKY! Lots of people had
odd socks like the day before (Odd sock day). I had odd socks, odd shoes, weird hair, my top and shorts were inside
out and my watch was upside down. About two people wore undies on their head and a boy in grade 5 had undies
outside of his shorts. Also a couple of teachers wore their pyjamas to school. Wacky Wednesday was really WACKY!
Dr Seuss Scavenger Hunt by Jake Conduit
We've been planning for a couple of days before the Dr Seuss Scavenger Hunt. We each put ideas in a google doc to
help make the Dr Seuss scavenger Hunt better. We each got a partner to help make up a rhyme and then we put it in a
certain spot to make the Dr Seuss Scavenger Hunt. All thirteen clues were great and each of the clues rhymed.
Valentina dressed up as The Cat in the Hat.
From there to here
From here to there
You'll find clues everywhere
So go to the place where you play sport
That's where you'll find your very first wacky clue
I'll give you a hint,
It looks like a shoe...
By Chloe & Jada
A reminder that students are still required to wear a hat each day until May 1st. New Sunsmart regulations
now require students to wear hats between the months of September to May. You can download the Sunsmart app to your phone for daily UV alerts. A UV alert of 3 or above means you should Slip, Slop, Slap,
Seek & Slide.
Transition Information for Year 5/6 Students Information regarding procedures for transition to Secondary School for Year 6 students was sent home today. Year 5 students
have been given information regarding our local Secondary School information evenings. This is a great opportunity for
families to visit the Secondary Schools and for students to take a look at what the Secondary School experience offers.
Open Night Wednesday 3rd May 7pm
Sunbury Downs College
Open Night Tuesday 2nd May 6.30pm
Open Day 19th July 9.30am- 5pm
Enrolments for Salesian College 2019 close August 25th 2017
For information on other Secondary Schools please contact them directly - they are sure to have open days or welcome tours.
If you have further questions you are welcome to contact me.
Year 6 Transition Co-Ordinator
Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge
The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is now open and Sunbury West Primary School is excited to be participating.
The Challenge is open to all Victorian children from birth to Year 10 in recognition of the importance of reading for literacy development. It is not a competition; but a personal challenge for children to read a set number of books by 8 September 2017.
Children from Prep to Year 2 are encouraged to read or ‘experience’ 30 books with their parents and teachers. Children from Year 3 to Year 10 are challenged to read 15 books.
All children who meet the Challenge will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the Victorian Premier and can choose to have their name included on the online Honour Roll. If you would like your child‘s name to appear on the Honour Roll, you will need to sign the consent form which will be sent home shortly.
To read the Premier’s letter to parents, view the booklists and for more information about the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge, visit: www.education.vic.gov.au/prc
Each week as we receive Community News items we will be adding them to the newsletter as a separate attachment. If you would like to read the community news please click here.
Grade 3 - 6 House Cross Country Notices were sent home for Cross Country at the end of last term. Permission slip and payment of $4.00 is due by this Friday 21st April or your child will be unable to attend.
Cross Country will take place next Friday 28th April.
A Visit from the Easter Bunny!
Thankyou to the families who completed our KidsMatter Survey. It was really helpful to the Student WellBeing Team. Look out in the newsletter and at the office in coming weeks for KidsMatter fact sheets on topics you asked for information on!