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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

5TH AUGUST 2010

NEWSLETTER N0.22 DIARY DATES

NOTICES DUE BACK BY

Monday 9th August Pupil Free Day Tuesday 10th August Wednesday 11th August Tuesday 17th August Tuesday 17th August Friday 20th August Monday 23rd-25th Aug Tuesday 24th-27th Aug Wednesday 25th August Monday 30th– 2nd Sep Tuesday 31st August Thursday 2nd September Monday 6th September

Classroom helpers program 9:30-11:00 Gr 3/4 Hooptime Basketball Comp Classroom helpers program 9:30-11:00am Wakakirri Performance dress rehearsal Wakakirri Performance Frankston Arts Carnival Book Fair Prep Water Awareness Program Gr 5/6 Hooptime competition Prep Water awareness Program Second Hand Uniform Sale 2:35-3:15pm Fathers Day Stall School Council

Friday 6th August Friday 6th August Friday 6th August Monday 16 August Wednesday 18th August Friday 20th August Thursday 26th August Friday 3rd September

Gr 3/4 Camp Rumbug Final Payment EMA new application Family Life Gr 5/6 Movie War of the Worlds Gr 5/6 Hooptime Prep Water Awareness Program Father‘s Day Stall forms Clover Cottage Dinner notices

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING SNAPSHOT We had one of our longest school council meetings for many years last Monday evening – it did not conclude until 10.00pm. Admittedly we had a lot on our plate. Two issues which took a great deal of our time were considering options for our P21 building; in particular interior design changes and colour schemes for the building and examining our draft school self-evaluation in preparation for our school review. Insofar as our BER Library/4 classroom template is concerned, we agreed to have an additional interior wall being installed so as to separate the library from the open learning space in the centre of the building. This will ensure that the library is a self-contained room, providing a quieter learning environment than were it part of a big open-learning centre. We also chose what is called a ‗summer‘ interior colour scheme. This colour scheme features light grey walls with trimmings that include red/browns, burgundy and light blues. Carpets are a medium charcoal colour.

Monash University School Review Team and we are required to prepare a very detailed self-evaluation of our performance over the past four years across a wide range of key performance indicators. In summary, our self-evaluation demonstrated that our school has performed very creditably in most areas and that we justifiably can be proud of our achievements. School Council ratified the document and our School Council President, Richard Power and Vice President, Jodie Norton will both be in attendance at the review. Minutes of school council proceedings will be available for your perusal in a week‘s time from the office, should you wish to see them.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’s) Q. Can we restrict children from playing in muddy parts of the school grounds? A. Yes – and we do! The problem is that we don‘t have enough non-grassed areas to restrict the children to for weeks at a time. We are experiencing a wet winter for a change and almost all of our grounds Our four-year school review will be are wet and soggy. Depending on conducted in mid August by how wet areas are, we do ban Associate Professor Len Cairns,

children from certain parts however some kids seem to find puddles and muddy areas very appealing! We will remain vigilant in our supervision. QUOTABLE QUOTE ‘The best recognition is that

which is not sought.’

HENRY GROSSEK

SCHOOL AWARDS Congratulations to the following students who received awards over the last week: Aislin PC Beren PM Cody PW Adam PL

Adam PC Omar Pm Joshua PL


ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS’ REPORT STUDENTS ARRIVING AT SCHOOL Some concerns have been raised about students who have been dropped off at school at the beginning of the day. It would appear that some students are not following their parent‘s instructions to go straight into the school grounds, and are proceeding to the local milk bar. This has meant that students are arriving at school with snacks and drinks that do not provide a healthy start to the day, and more importantly, they are putting themselves at risk by not remaining in the school grounds once they have arrived. To some extent this can be a problem at the end of the day as well. We would appreciate parents reinforcing the importance of entering and remaining in the school grounds before school and following safe procedures at the end of the day. Teachers will also reinforce these messages through their area assemblies and in class. All families are reminded that teachers are on duty in the school grounds from 8:45 to 9:00am and 3:30 to 3:45pm. Students arriving before 8:45am in the morning or being picked up after 3:45pm in the afternoon should be enrolled in our OHSC program to ensure their safety.

of St Laurence in conjunction with the ANZ bank. This savings and financial program teaches money skills to people on lower incomes and encourages them to build savings to help pay for their children‘s education. Participants‘ savings are matched $1 for $1 (up to $500) and the money saved is used to pay for educational items such as uniforms, books, excursions and camps. Parents who have previously taken advantage of this program have provided us with very positive feedback. If you are interested in further information regarding this scheme please let the office know and they will pass on the relevant contact details.

First prize for the Primary School section of this competition is $100 and up to three ‗Highly Commended‘ entries will receive a $25 prize. ONGOING CARPARKING ISSUES Concerns have again been raised regarding the behaviour of drivers in our school car parks. We are aware of some near misses and minor accidents which have occurred as a result of driver impatience and lack of consideration for others. The issues relate to both our Collins Crescent and Cyril Molyneux Reserve carparks. We understand that in the inclement weather more parents are picking up their children and the driving conditions are worsened by the rain, however, the wellbeing and safety of our students must remain our priority. We ask parents to try to keep this in mind and show respect and courtesy to other drivers and consider the safety of all students.

SHAPING THE FUTURE COMPETITION Our CRE coordinator, Katherine Merbis, has brought to our attention a competition that Access Ministries is running for students of different age groups. The topic of this competition is ‗Shaping the Future‘ where children can All families are reminded express their experience feelings and th interpretation of this subject. Their that next Monday, 9 entry may be an art work, an animation August is a Pupil Free or short film or a piece of writing. The Day and students are not work must be original and unaided. The to attend closing date for this competition is 30 th required September. Details and entry forms are school. SAVER PLUS available at www.accessministries.org.au We have again received some or call 1800 063 341 for further LYNNE BRENNER & DEBBIE information regarding the ―Super Saver‖ information. scheme which is run by the Brotherhood CUSACK

PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE Congratulations to the following students who have completed the Premiers Reading Challenge for 2010.

YOU CAN DO IT!  

Edward C 3/4R

Please remember that all books must be entered online by 31st August 2010.

EMA

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) applications for  instalment two must be processed by 13th August 2010.  Parents/Guardians who applied in instalment one at the beginning of the year don‘t need to lodge another EMA application to receive the second instalment EMA  payment. Parents/Guardians whose children have transferred to this school since 26 February 2010 will need to submit a new EMA application form. Applications close on 6th August 2010.

Examples of Organised Behaviour. Making sure you record the teacher‘s instructions before you begin work. Having all of your school supplied ready at a neat desk. Recording your assignments and their due dates. Planning when you‘re going to do your homework so that you have enough time. Knowing your schedule of classes. Finishing one activity and beginning the next activity. Leaving school with all materials needed for homework.


BLOSCH NEWS

GRADE 6 TRANSITION NEWS

Curriculum Day: 9th August (Monday) is running 6;45am till 6:30pm Bring your own lunch—no peanut products please Morning/afternoon tea provided Craft, cooking, games, gym and much more happening. Reminder: for parents to go through the OSHC rules with their child/ren and return the little slip on the second page.

Grade 6 students who have applied to a Government secondary school will be taking home their letters of placement tomorrow Friday 6th August. Parents are requested to contact Mrs. Sue Naismith if their child has now been offered a place at a private/catholic school and will not be accepting their place at the government school. Any queries/concerns can be directed to Mrs Sue Naismith.

NEXT WEEK: we are focusing on India

FAMILY LIFE VICTORIA

T: Craft Diwali, festival of lights, pin sun catchers W: Craft Rongoli TH: Cooking coconut ladoo F: Craft [peacock hand prints Our operating hours are: Before school care 6:45am - 8:45am After school care 3:30pm-6:30pm

Family Life programs support parents to help their children learn about aspects of human sexuality. These entertaining and valuable sessions are not to be missed. Education Program on Wednesday 18th August 2010 Cost per family: $20 for one session; $25 for two sessions; $30 for three sessions. Session 1- Body Basics Years 1-2 Session 2- Where Did I Come From Years 3-4 Session 3- Puberty Clues Years 5-6 Www.familylifevictoria.org.au

Our direct line is 9769 8251 or you can call the admin team at Camp Australia on 8851 4160. Thank you, OSHC team

COMMUNITY NEWS LOST

Bargain Booksale

Silver chain bracelet with jade and crystal beads and a jade Buddha. If found please return to the office.

Saturday 14th August Cranbourne Library 8:30am-2:00pm Casey Indoor Leisure Complex 65 Berwick Cranbourne Road

School jacket with school emblem, buttons size 10, ‗Robertson‘ label near collar. Left in 1/2 area gazebo. Please return to 2L.

BOOK SALE

Pre-loved Books St Andrew’s Uniting Church, 105 High Street, Berwick (Enter off the Service Road) Saturday 14th August 8:30am to 1:00pm

Narre Warren Netball Club We are looking for more Netta Players—under 9‘s Can start as young as a 6/7 year old Registration Day for Summer Season 2010 All Players welcome to join Saturday 14th August 2010 Time 9:30am to 1:30pm Narre Warren Netball Club Pavilion, Sweeney Reserve, Golf Links Road, Berwick Mel Ref110 J9 To download registration form visit: http;narrewarrennetballclub.com.au

DAFFODIL DAY FOR THE CANCER COUNCIL AUGUST 29TH Merchandise for Daffodil Day is available at the office. Please support a very worthy cause by purchasing something small that could make a big difference. Thanks

Jo Zammit

HILLSMEADE NETBALL CLUB NEW PLAYERS WANTED

REGISTRATION BEGINS THURSDAY AUGUST 12, 2010 4.00PM – 5.30PM AT STRATHAIRD PRIMARY SCHOOL GYM, NARRE WARREN SOUTH COMPETITION NETBALL FOR U9 - U17

HILLSMEADE KITTENS - NET SET ROAR FOR 5 – 8 YEAR OLDS (NET SET ROAR IS A LEARN TO PLAY PROGRAM)

FOR DETAILS GO TO www.hillsmeadenetballclub.com.au OR CALL DONNA ON 0419 637 2763


The PFA would like to thank the following business for their donations for the Clover Cottage Evening:

The Vibrosaun Clinic Suite 5, 1-9 Lyall Road Berwick Ph: 9707 0022 Moods Café Shop 1, 4 Wheeler Street Berwick Ph: 9707 0300 Video Ezy Berwick Ph: 9704 5000 Moonlit Sanctuary 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Road Pearcedale Ph: 5978 7935 Hotel Fountain Gate Fountain Gate Shopping Centre Overland Drive Ph: 9704 7922 Splash‘s Swimming School 60 Kangan Drive Berwick Ph: 9707 5922

Somerville Road Hampton Park P1 Operations Pty Ltd Back Beach Road Cowes Sage at Parkhill 215-225 Parkhill Drive Parkhill Plaza Berwick Ph: 8790 1733 Puffing Billy Railway Old Monbulk Road Belgrave Ph: 9757 0700 Terry White Chemist 51 High Street Berwick Ph: 9707 1555 Scienceworks Museum Victoria Melbourne Ph: 131 102

Kennards Hire Monash University LPO Clayton Multicare Tractive Therapies Ph: 9704 0444 (Melb) Shop 60, Spring Square Endota Spa Hallam 1/11 Gloucester Avenue Ph: 9796 4974 Berwick Ph: 9769 4684 Target Fountain Gate Shopping Hagemeyer Centre 35 Centre Road Scoresby Paul Sadler Swimland Ph: 8756 7842 101 Seebeck Drive Narre Warren South Lotus Wellbeing Ph: 8790 5540 10 Jomary Court Berwick Narre Warren Super Bowl Ph: 0400 990 100 14-22 Lauderdale Road Narre Warren Phils Pies and Pastries Ph: 9704 2955 5b Parkhill Plaza Shopping Centre Casey Arc Parkhill Drive Cnr. Overland Drive and Berwick Princess Highway Ph: 8790 1113 Narre Warren Ph: 9705 5000 Castello‘s Berwick Springs Cnr Clyde & Greaves Roads Mode Hair and Beauty Berwick Shop 33, Ph: 9702 6223 Hampton Park Shopping Centre

Spotlight Level 5 111 Cecil Street South Melbourne

Supercheap Auto Narre Warren/Cranbourne Road Narre Warren

House Fountain Gate Shopping Centre Ph: 8790 1644

Fountain Gate Pharmacy Shop 1160 Fountain Gate Shopping Centre Ph: 9704 6460

Russel Athletic 6 Dalmore Drive Scoresby Ph: 1300 367 587 Stacey Martin 23 Smethurst Avenue Pakenham Toyworld Casey Central Shopping Centre Narre Warren South Bunnings Narre Warren Cranbourne Road Narre Warren General Trader Shop 1009 Fountain Gate Shopping Centre Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd 181 Victoria Parade Collingwood Harris Scarfe Shop 1 Fountain Gate Shopping Centre Toy Kingdom Shop 2028, Level 2 Fountain Gate Shopping Centre Pets Paradise Shop 2043, Level 2 Fountain Gate Shopping Centre Ph: 9704 6633

Picture Corner Shop 2025a Fountain Gate Shopping Centre Ph: 9705 8177 Framing to a T 16 Gloucester Avenue Berwick Ph: 9769 8686 Eternal Love Shop 8 28-32 Gloucester Avenue Berwick Ph: 9768 9799 Angus & Robertson Shop 2040, Level 2 Fountain Gate Shopping Centre Ph: 9704 9466 Angus & Robertson Shop 1120, Level 1 Fountain Gate Ph: 9705 9798 Kennys Cardiology Fountain Gate Bordo Industrial Tools Chemart 2 Victor Cresent Narre Warren Ph: 9704 8844 Hawthorn Football Club Community Department Mt Waverley Carlton Football Club North Carlton

Sanity Headoffice Kristy.russell@sanity.com.au Mervyn & Sue Hughes Ph: 02 9774 8111


BUSINESS ADVERTISING Narre Warren—Berwick Blue Light Disco Saturday 7th August Berwick Leisure Centre Manuka Road, Berwick For students in years 5,6,7 & 8 only 6:00pm to 10:00pm Cost $10.00 Any enquiries to Narre Warren Police Station 9705 3111

- Mansfield St. Food Mart Mansfield Street, Berwick

Monday – Saturday 6.30am – 9.00pm Sunday & Public Holidays 7.00am-9pm

TAX RETURNS Selvey Taxation Services

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

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Individual & Business Returns 14 Day Refund Partnerships, Companies & Trusts Investment Properties Taxation & Business Advice BAS & GST Advice Discounts for couples, students & pensioners Registered Tax Agent Contact Wayne on 0412 714 421 or email seltaxser@gmail.com

Mel’s Guidance Counselling Specialising in: ▪ Relationship / Family violence ▪ Grief / Bereavement, including suicide ▪ Anger Management ▪ Depression ▪ Family Breakdown ▪ Child / Adolescent Issues ▪ Teenage pregnancy Please call ▪ Eating Disorders Melissa on 0413 ▪ Self esteem ▪ Personal Development You can also visit my website: www.melsguidancecounselling.com.au


CARNIVAL BOOK FAIR Save your dollars and cents, clear a spot on the bookshelf, get the couch all ready, polish your glasses and get set for the ANNUAL BOOK FAIR at Berwick Lodge. From Monday 23rd August to Thursday 26th August there will be BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS from Carnival Books for sale in the Library. A percentage of every book sold will go towards buying NEW and EXCITING BOOKS FOR THE LIBRARY. Come on into the Library, browse and buy a brand new book. Take it home to add to your collection. Looking forward to seeing you there! Lyn Chudleigh, Denise Aurisch and Mona McCann


Berwick Lodge PS Newsletter Aug 5th 2010