Coming Up - Put it in your diary
Chocolate Money Due
30th - Year 5 Excursion IMAX Theatre
31st - Issue 5 Bookclub Orders due
31st - Subway lunch orders due by 10am
2016 Foundation Transition
Please click on the following link for information about our 2016 Foundation Transition Program:
Trivia Night Friday 11th September 6.30pm in the Gym
Click here for Trivia Night Invite. Book a table of 10 or purchase individual tickets - this is an adutls only event. Cost is $25 per head.
The theme for the Trivia Night is 'Childhood Memories' there will be a prize for the best decoratetd table.
Last year tickets sold out so be sure to get in early. This year the Trivia Night will be run by QuizzaMe - click here to check out their YouTube Video.
Please click on read more to order your tickets....Read More
Last chance to have your say on The Education State
There is less than a week left to have your say in the Education State consultation and shape the future of Victorian education.
With more than 10,000 website visitors, 300 registrations for consultation sessions and 4000 downloads of the Consultation Paper and Schools Consultation Paper, the consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 31 July.
There is still time to share your big idea for Victorian education - head to the Education State consultation site to read the consultation papers, share your ideas and participate in the online discussions.
You can also host a consultation with your staff, your council or your school community, and send in the results....Read More
Parentingideas offer positive parenting tips on child development for raising children and teenagers to be happy and resilient and building strong families. This week's Insights articles are:
Please click on the Parenting Ideas Magazine and the Parenting Ideas Blog on our home page for some more great reading....Read More
In this report you will find the Term 2 and Term 3 Principal Awards
Congratualtions to all our recipients....Read More
Help Needed to take child home
Are you able to help a family out and drop a student at home after school in Annarosa Court, Werribee from 1 August to 27 August 2015. Please call Marzieh 0424 106 617 if you can help. Thank you...Read More
Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability
All schools in Australia, including Independent and Catholic schools, will participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability this year.
The Data Collection is an annual count of the number of students with disability receiving educational adjustments to support their participation in education on the same basis as students without disability....Read More
Foundation Enrolments 2016
Enrolments are being taken now.
Do you currently have a child/ren enrolled at Werribee Primary school who will have a sibling beginning Foundation in 2016? If yes, please make sure you have filled out an enrolment form for them.
If you reside within our neighbourhood your enrolment will be accepted immediately. If you live outside our neighbourhood you will be notified next term whether we have spaces available to accept your enrolment application.
2015 Victorian State Schools Spectacular
Get your tickets!
Is your child interested in the performing arts, working in the music industry, or simply loves to dance or sing to music?
Take them to see the 2015 Victorian State Schools Spectacular: What’s Your Story at Hisense Arena on Saturday 12 September – with two shows at 1pm and 6:30pm – to see what educational experiences are open to them through this government initiative. The three-hour Spectacular will also be filmed for broadcast by Channel 7....Read More
Trivia Night Friday 11th September - Donations needed!
This is one of our major fundraisers for the year. We are after donations for the Silent Auction, Raffles and Door Prizes. Do you know a person or business that would like to donate an item? Would you like to donate an item that will be raffled on the night? Some examples of new donations from previous Trivia Nights are:
Bicycle, gift vouchers, workshop vouchers, mosaic table, signed memorabilia, handbags, scarves, footy gear, pillows, doona, books, hair products, baking set, gardening set, candles, grocery hamper, electrical gadgets or tools, pot plants, ceramic pots etc
Please send all donations to the office with the name of the person or business that donated the item and the value of the item so that we can acknowledge the wonderful support and also promote the value of the gift that is being raffled. All donations will be greatly appreciated as the money goes back into assisting student learning....Read More
Have you downloaded the SchoolMate App
If so, you join 17,000 parents and counting who are taking an active role in understanding their children's everyday curriculum. SchoolMate has been developed by the Department of Education and Training to help parents engage in what their children are learning and to support their ongoing education.
Want to find out more about what your child is learning at school in each subject at each year level? Need practical tips about what you can do at home to help support your child’s education? SchoolMate is an essential App for parents of school-aged children in Victoria, Australia. Click here to download the App now!
School Council Vacancies
We currently have two casual vacancies for the Parent Member category of School Council. One vacancy will end March 2016 and the other vacancy will end March 2017. Please contact the school office on 9742 6659 if you would like to fill one of these positions.
Why is Parent membership so important?
Parents on school councils provide important viewpoints and have valuable skills that can help shape the direction of the school. Those parents who become active on a school council find their involvement satisfying in itself and may also find that their children feel a greater sense of belonging....Read More
Are you the parent or carer of a child with a disability
As part of the Victorian Government commitment to make Victoria the Education State, the Department of Education and Training has begun a review into how schools can better support all students with special needs.
Renowned human rights practitioner and Australia's former Disability Commissioner, Dr Graeme Innes, will lead face-to-face consultations with peak bodies, professional associations, unions, advocacy associations, and independent statutory bodies to review the Program for Students with Disabilities. The review is designed to guide and improve our Department's approach to providing support to students with additional needs....Read More
Woolworths Earn & Learn
Woolworths Earn & Learn is back and it is now easier than ever to earn valuable resources for our school. Last year more than 14,500 schools and Early Learning Centres benefited from the program, boosting supplies in classrooms, libraries, music rooms, gymnasiums and science labs.
It's simple to participate. From Wednesday 15th July to Tuesday 8th September 2015, when you shop at Woolworths you can collect Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers from the checkout operator or through an online order and place them on a Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker Sheet. There’ll be one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco, and gift cards). Once completed, simply place the Sticker Sheet in the Collection Box outside the office or at your local Woolworths.
You can then redeem your Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers for valuable education resources for your local school or Early Learning Centre. For further information click here...Read More
August Census - Data Collection
About the Mid-Year (August) School Census
The Mid-Year (August) Student Enrolment Census counts government school students as at Friday, 7 August 2015. Data provided by government schools is used in calculating components of the proposed indicative Student Resource Package for 2016, including elements relating to Student Family Occupation (SFO) and English as a Second Language (ESL) funding. The information is also used for planning and a range of reporting purposes (including national).
Please fill in the DET SFO Data Collection Form - and return by Friday 31 July 2015. These forms have also been sent home with your eldest child. For a more comprehensive list of codes - use this list SFO Occupation Groups...Read More
Term 3 Performing Arts program - Music for Kids
We are excited to announce the commencement of a specialists music program in Term 3 conducted by Earl Leonard. He will be teaching music skills and appreciation. Our students will be learning the elements of beat, rhythm, melody and exploring changes in tempo, pitch and volume while having lots of fun with music. The fundamentals of song writing will be covered for all year levels.
Our students will be singing, using body percussion, beat boxing techniques and playing tuned (e.g. glockenspiel, xylophone) and untuned (e.g. drums, castanets) percussion instruments.
Active Kids Survey - Year 3 & 4 Parents
During Term 2, children in Years 3 and 4 have been participating in the FREE Wyndham City ‘Active Kids’ Program. Active Kids is designed to encourage an increase in physical activity and healthy eating in children aged 8-10 years. Council is asking a parent of students in Year 3 or Year 4 to complete this survey. www.surveymonkey.com/r/activekidsparents
By sharing your thoughts and experiences of the Active Kids program, Council can ensure the continued delivery and funding of effective programs for our schools and community....Read More
Solar Panels - Successful Grant Application
Congratulations Werribee Primary School for being successful in obtaining a grant for $22000 for solar panels...Read More
Locking of school gates
Our school gates will be locked from 9am - 3pm each shcool day. Please enter school through the front double gates in Deutgam Street during these times. This will begin on Monday 25th May 2015. If you have an appointment, please ensure that you sign in at the office. This also applies for late arrials and early departures. Thank you....Read More