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Teesdale Primary School

Term Recap
What a busy term it has been!  Students returned to school at the start of the year with new uniform, new books and eager to catch up with their teachers and friends.

We had the Welcome Family Picnic Night, Meet and Greet Interviews, Working Bees, Sports Days, Clean Up Day, School Council and PFA Elections and lots of learning!

Teesdale PS Cross Country
The whole school walked up to the Don Wallace Reserve to participate in the cross country events during the last week of term.  The younger children ran (or walked) in the shorter course and were all winners!  The older students ran the 3km course and we congratulate all runners on a great effort.  It was great to watch our parents run the very competitive parent race and it is with pride that we congratulate our star principal Grant Rau for beating all competitors to the finish line. 

Winners and place getters in senior categories will be eligible to participate in the MVA Cross Country to be held on Friday 15th April at the Don Wallace Reserve.  Successful competitors from this event will go on to zone finals on Wednesday 4th May at Geelong Grammar.

MVA Athletics Sports
Unfortunately due to the wild weather forecast, the MVA Athletics Sports were postponed until next term. All students in Years 3-6 will join our other local primary schools for the Athletics Carnival. The event is being held at Goldsworthy Reserve, Corio. We wish all our students an enjoyable day of activities and also thank parent volunteers for their support.

We want our students to tell us what they think!
Our school is conducting a survey to find out what your child thinks of our school. The Attitudes to School Survey is an annual survey for Years 5 to 12 students offered by the Department of Education and Training. It is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of students' perceptions and experience of school. 

Our school will use the survey results to plan programs and activities to improve your child's experience at school.

Students in Year 5 and 6 will participate in this year’s survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous. This year the Attitudes to School Survey will be conducted at our school over the period Monday 18th April to Friday 29th April. The survey only takes 20-30 minutes to complete and occurs during your child's class time.

The survey results will be reported back to the school at the end of July. The survey results will be communicated to parents through annual reporting and School Council meetings. Last year we used the survey results to assist us in discussions with our Year 5 and 6 classes on classroom behavior improvement strategies. 

SAKGP Mudbrick Café
Thank you to everyone who came along to our second Mudbrick Café on the last Wednesday of term.  We had a huge turnout and as usual the food and the company was excellent.   

Staff and students made delicious scones with jam and cream.  Plus there was yummy banana bread that complimented a hot cuppa.  But the surprise dish was a warm tomato and spinach salad garnished with a poached egg, which everyone enjoyed.  

The café is only open one Wednesday a month between 11:30am –12:15pm so make a note of the next date and come along and enjoy on – Wednesday 4th May, 2016 .

Parents and Friends Association (PFA)
A huge thank you to our wonderful volunteers for a fantastic effort this term.  We have some great cooks who provided scones for the cross country as well as help out on the check points. 

Staff and students enjoyed a very delicious lasagne lunch / popcorn snack day which was a successful fundraiser.

PFA are also in the process of organising gifts for the Mother’s Day Stall next term.

We really do appreciate the efforts of our fantastic volunteers and extend a very big thank you from the school community.

Pyjama Day
To celebrate the end of a successful first term, the students requested a Pyjama Day for the last day of the term.  All students were encouraged to wear pyjamas (over their school uniform) to school and to bring along a gold coin donation.  All money raised will go to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.  The PJ Parade was very colourful and a lot of fun as our photos show!

School resumes for term 2 on Monday 11th April.  We hope families have a safe and happy holiday break and return for our sporty start to the term with the MVA Cross Country, MVA Athletics Carnival and Winter Sports Day. 

If you would like to know more about our school, please phone us during school hours on 5281 5218 or head to our website at:

•  It’s not okay to be away, unless it’s school holidays!

•  Don’t forget to practise for the cross country and athletics events!

•  Stay save over the holiday break!

Maddy, Ellie, Ruby & Skye

Teague & Matilda