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BERWICK LODGE PRIMARY SCHOOL Phone: 9707 1766 Fax: 9796 2198 E-mail: berwick.lodge.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au Visit our Websites : http:// www.berwicklodgeps.vic.edu.au, Camp Australia/Out of School Hours Care: 9769 8251

17TH JUNE 2010

NEWSLETTER N0.17 DIARY DATES Friday 18th June Monday 21st June Tuesday 22nd June Tuesday 22nd June Wednesday 23rd June Sunday 27th June Friday 25th June Monday 12th July Tuesday 13th July Friday 16th July

Preps Safety dress up day School Council PFA Pie Drive pick-up Prep Kids Car Ed Gr 5 Fountain Gate SC Discovery Day Yamaha Information Day 9:30am-1:30pm End of Term 2—2:30 finish Start of Term 3 PFA Meeting 1:30pm OSHC Mid Year reports

NOTICES DUE BACK BY Friday 18th June Friday 18th June Friday 18th June Monday 21st June

PFA Chocolate Drive money/returns Gr 3/4 Camp Deposit Gr 5 Fountain Gate SC Discovery Day Prep Kids Car Ed

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT BUILDING EDUCATION REVOLUTION (BER) UPDATE I am currently in discussions with the DEECD with a view to resolving our BER situation in a mutually satisfactory manner. I have presented the DEECD with an offer that I believe could lead to such an outcome. Hopefully this will occur. I have voluntarily given the DEECD my undertaking that the content of our discussions will remain confidential - that is the details will not be made available to the media should they prove to be successful. I will keep you informed. COPING WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD) The Cardinia Children’s services are providing a parents and caregivers training session on this condition suffered by what appears to be an increasing number of children. The training program is being led by Dr Richard Eisenmajer on Thursday 17 June from 7.00pm to 9.00pm at the Beaconsfield Neighbourhood Centre, 8-12 O’Neill Road, Beaconsfield. The cost is $5 per person and bookings are essential. Contact details for bookings are by telephone on 1300 787 624 or by email at mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au CBA DOLLAR MITES SAVING PROGRAM This is a really wonderful success story for our school. Earlier this week, I was contacted by the CBA to inform me that our school had been awarded a $150 incentive award for the outstanding savings record of our

children with the CBA Dollar Mite student banking program. Over the past three years the number of student accounts at our school has risen from 20 to 85 and weekly savings now totals $500. Our school receives a 5% commission on total savings plus $5 per new account opened. Our first quarterly commission was $177 (compared with $547 for the entire 2009 year). It is very heartening that to see that an increasing number of our students are saving money in bank accounts. In an era of increasing debt and low rates of personal saving, it is great life skill to develop – actually saving money in a disciplined way. Of course our school makes a modest, yet ethically sound, level of locally raised funds for school use. A win-win situation if ever there was one! Thanks are due to Denise Aurisch for her enthusiastic commitment to supporting this initiative at our school. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’s) Q. What do you think will be the final outcome for our school with our BER project? A. I don’t know. QUOTABLE QUOTE ‘Ironically, the more desirable a

trait is, the more elusive it can appear to be.’

HENRY GROSSEK

SCHOOL AWARDS Congratulations to the following students who received awards over the last

Malcolm 1J Angelina 1J

PFA NEWS Just a friendly reminder that all chocolate money is due on Friday the 18th June 2010. If there are any partial boxes, please return the money and unsold chocolates to the front office. Winner of the chocolates will drawn at school assembly Monday 21st June 2010. The PFA will be having an extra ordinary meeting on Tuesday 22nd June at 1:30pm in the canteen area to elect a new President. Anyone wanting to come to the meeting is welcome. We are asking for second hand uniforms. So if you want us to sell them for you or you want to donate them to the school please leave them at the office.. BUT remember that they must be clean and with current logo please. If we are selling for you please include all details including how much you want for them. Thankyou Sarah Hartnett PFA


ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS’ REPORT MUDDY CHILDREN With the current rain and forecast conditions many of the areas around our school yard become quite muddy. This results in many children presenting themselves to sick bay in a very muddy condition. We frequently remind our students that when it has been raining they should stay on the hard surface areas of the yard and keep away from the wet grassy areas. While we attempt to provide clean, dry clothing for muddy children this is not always possible and we have the need to contact parents to provide a change of clothing or shoes and socks. We ask that parents reinforce this appropriate playground behaviour by discussing the consequences with their children. CARPARKING Parents are reminded that the car parks provided at the Mansfield Street Milk bar and the Berwick Lodge Medical Centre are for patrons of these facilities only and are not available for the use of parents picking up students from our school. We have had complaints from community members who have attempted to access the milk bar during the afternoon pick up time and have been unable to park because families are waiting in their car to collect their children. Likewise the car park at the front of the school is intended for staff usage. Limited parking is available for people with disabilities in the staff carpark and the Cyril Molyneux Reserve car park. It would be appreciated if our community could be mindful of leaving these spaces available for those in need. Parents are also reminded that there is now a sign on the ground at the entrance to the staff carpark to inform pedestrians that access to the school grounds is not available through this gate. This is for safety reasons.

STUDENT WELLBEING NEWS STUDENT MEDICATION In recent weeks with the increased  incidence of student illness we have had some queries regarding the school’s policy and practice with regards to  administering medications at school. For your information the following guidelines apply to administering medications at school:  Medications and medicines can be administered at school for Asthma, ADD/ADHD, antibiotic treatment on doctors’ instructions where children are deemed well enough to attend school, and in those situations where children have long term chronic conditions that require ongoing treatment.  The Sick Bay Officer is the staff member responsible for administering prescribed medication to children.  All parent requests for the Sickbay Officer to administer medications to their child must be in writing on the Medication Request proforma available from the Administrative Office and must be supported by specific written instructions from the medical practitioner including the name of the student, dosage and time to be administered (original medications bottle or container should provide this information).  Non-prescribed oral medications (eg: Headache tablets, cough mixture, antihistamines) as well as creams, ear drops or eye drops will not be administered by school staff. If, in your judgement, your child is well enough to be at school yet they require a medication such as Panadol, then you will need to arrange for it to

be administered by yourself or another adult family member. For safety reasons medications should not be sent to school for your child to self administer. Consistent with our Asthma policy, students who have provided the Sickbay Officer with a completed and signed Asthma Management Plan may carry an asthma inhaler with them.

We are sure that you will understand that the purpose of these guidelines is to ensure that medication is managed in a manner that is appropriate and ensures the safety and wellbeing of all students. If you have any queries regarding these guidelines please don’t hesitate to contact us at the school. We are only too willing to clarify any issues with you. CURRICULUM NEWS PLANNING WEEK During the next week, Friday 18th June to Thursday 24th June each of our teaching teams will be involved in their Term 3 Planning Day. The Prep Team will meet on Friday, the 5/6 Team on Monday, 1/2 Team on Tuesday, 3/4 Team on Wednesday and the Specialist Team on Thursday. During Planning Week the Specialist Programs do not operate and these staff members replace class teachers to allow them to meet with their team for the purpose of long term planning. This arrangement is complimented by the weekly after school planning meetings that teams hold every Wednesday afternoon.

LYNNE BRENNER & DEBBIE CUSACK

BLOSCH NEWS We have found out our dates for when BLOSHC will be going through QA (quality assurance). These dates are the first 3 days back at school Term 3 ( 12th, 13th & 14th July) so we hope that all our students remember our OSHC routines etc. NEXT WEEK M– Craft Masks T– Craft Fish Kites W– Craft Straw Aliens TH– Music/movement Singing Karaoke F– Craft Puzzles FRIDAY 25TH JUNE BLOSHC will open at 2:30pm for last day of school. See something you’d like to join in with?? Book in and don’t miss out!! Our operating hours are: Before school care 6:45am-8:45am After school care 3:30pm-6:30pm Our direct line is 9769 8251 or you can call the admin team at Camp Australia on 8851 4160. Thank you, OSHC team


YOU CAN DO IT! WHAT IT GETTING ALONG? Types of thinking that build Getting Along Being Tolerant of Others—means that when someone is mean to you or is different from you, accepting that he or she is not a totally bad person. It means thinking that you need to find out more about the person and to respect differences. Playing by the Rules—means thinking that by following important school, home and community rules, your community will be a better place to live and learn and you will stay out of trouble and be more successful. Thinking First—means that when someone acts badly or unfairly or you want something, before you take action, you: (a) think of alternative courses of action, (b) think of the consequences of different actions you can take and (c) predict the impact your actions may have on the feeling of the other person. Social Responsibility—means thinking that it is important to be a good citizen and to help build a world with fairness and justice for all where everyone feels safe and secure. It means being sensitive to the feelings of others, acting honestly, and treating others (especially those who come from different backgrounds) with respect, caring and reaching out to people in need and working towards protecting the environment.

GREADE 3/4 CAMP NEWS A reminder to parent that the camp deposit of $50 is due back by tomorrow (Friday 18th June). If you have any questions regarding this please see your child's classroom teacher or Jackie McLennan in room 27.

COMMUNITY NEWS Kids School Holiday Golf Clinics

Mon 28th June, Mon 5th July, Fri 9th July 9am-12pm $36 1 Day, $68 2 Days, $99 3 Days Berwick driving range (undercover) 295 Beaconsfield/Emerald Rd Berwick Bookings on 9796 1898 Classes conducted by PGA Professional Paul Boxall

The Yarra Valley Railway’s School Holiday Special Offer! Present this ad for 10% discount on railway rides We operate Wednesday to Sunday throughout the school holidays Rides depart Healesville station hourly 10am to 4pm For more information visit our website at

www.yvr.com.au

BERWICK Mobile Blood Donor Visit Get that life saving feeling again on

Friday 16th July Collections from 9:30am - 3:30pm Located at Berwick Secondary College (Manuka Road - Berwick) To secure your appointment call 13 14 95 Or email dpallen@arcbs.redcross.org.au


BUSINESS ADVERTISING The Party Food Shop Your one stop party shop Paul Stemson 0418 141 946 Phone 9704 6940 Fax 9704 6214 New Bigger Shop, Factory 3/12 Deblin Drive, Narre Warren 3805

ROB’S British & Irish Products The Best Butcher on the Block. 177 Lonsdale Street Dandenong 9792 5188 Specializing In: British Gammon, Haggis, Irish Boling Bacon, Pork Pies, Welsh Faggots, Scottish Pies. White Puddings, Scottish Black Pudding, English Black Pudding, Scottish Kippers and Much Much More!!!

CRYSTAL CLEANING SERVICES P/L For all your carpet/upholstery and general cleaning needs Special Offer 3 rooms/3 seats Professionally steamed cleaned for $77.00 incl. gst Free deodorising Free stain treating Other services: Vacate clean-up/ready for sale For bookings & enquiries contact Steve 0411 752 279 $1.00 from each booking goes back to BLPS. Plus $1.00 to Royal Children's Hospital

Lotus Wellbeing Berwick welcomes Mums from Berwick Lodge Primary School and supports Berwick Lodge Primary School Winter 2010 Specials 1hr Massage treatment $40.00 30 min Massage treatment $25.00 See website for more affordable treatments www.lotus.id.au Phone Suzanna on 0400 990 100

School holiday activity. Brumby’s colouring in pages are available from your school office, when complete take your page to Brumby’s Berwick to receive a free finger bun.

MODE HAIR AND BEAUTY HAMPTON PARK CATERING FORM MEN, LADIES AND CHILDREN Mention you are from BPLS and we will give you a 5% discount for yourselves and an extra 5% donation from us will go back to your school. Our prices are fantastic, you will be impressed. FOR FIRST TIME CLIENTS WILL GET 10% OFF FIRST VISIT We offer professional, quality and personalised hairdressing. 100% ammonia free colours as well as our regular colours. All hair services including perms, cuts, colours, hair ups, hair extensions etc. Waxing from $4.00 and spray tans only $25.00 (natural products used) Shop 33 Hampton Park Shopping Centre Somerville Road, Hampton Park (just up from the Cheese cake shop) Please phone for appointment on 9799 0455

MODERN STITCH Clothing alteration & dressmaking The perfect fit & quick services We can: shorten it, mend it, taper it, fit it, re-design it etc. Phone/fax 9703 0015 mordernstich@live.com 12 Kilfera Ct Narre Warren 3805 Mel ref 108 H12


Berwick Lodge PS Newsletter 17 June 2010