Our school is a buzz at the moment! Thank you to our school community for all of the fabulous fundraising efforts that have taken place in 2019. The School Association have supported many school projects and individual students this year. Recently the Association helped fund our new playground swings. The school is so thankful for the efforts of all parents in running or supporting fundraisers and for the School Association in funding many projects throughout the year. Our final School Association meeting for 2019 will be held on Tuesday the 3rd of December at 9:15am in the Parent Room.
A Remembrance Ceremony was held on the 11th of November at 11:00am for students in Prep-6. All students gathered to pay their respects. Zane and Bella represented Longford Primary School at the community commemoration and laid a wreath on our behalf.
Volunteer Morning Tea
It was our great privilege to host a morning tea for our wonderful school volunteers on the 13th of November (World Kindness Day). Many of our school programs would not run without the support of this tremendous team of people. Thank you!
As we have passed the half way mark of Term 4, it is timely to remind our students that we have over a month of learning to occur before our last day. We sense our Upper Primary students are starting to get excited and nervous for the changes that will occur over the coming months. As staff, our focus is on a month of teaching and learning to further prepare all students for their transition into 2020. We have high expectations for all students in regard to behaviour and learning output over these coming weeks. Student leaders have also been reminded that they will be unable to attend public events (such as school picnics) if their behaviour is not at a satisfactory level or if individuals choose not to follow school rules.
School Starting Times
We have a number of students arriving at school between 7:45 and 8:30. Duty of care for students starts at 8:30am. There has been an increase in students displaying inappropriate or unsafe behaviours prior to 8:30. We ask that all families be mindful of our starting time and supervise their child if on school grounds before this time.
Bikes and Scooter Reminder
All bikes and scooters must be walked within the school grounds at all times.
Excursions and Events
There are several planned excursions and events planned over the coming weeks. Please check for notes coming home and keep an eye on our Facebook page for reminders, cancellation information and updates.
We held our last whole school assembly yesterday. Congratulations to all Principal Award recipients from 2019. You have all displayed an outstanding commitment to our school values, well done!
Award Assembly Dates
Our Infant Award Assembly (K-2) will be held in the GP room on Wednesday the 4th of December at 11:30am. The Grade 3-6 Annual Presentation Assembly will be held from 11:00am-12:30pm on Wednesday the 11th of December at the Longford Town Hall.
Congratulations Kinder Holt
Kinder Holt entered 'The Worms' in the Science Teachers Association of Tasmania Research Investigation Challenge and come 3rd. Well done Kinder Holt!
Last Friday two teams from Grades 3 and 4 were selected to play in the Hot Shots Tennis Tournament at the Launceston Tennis Centre. They played six rounds and had a great day. Thank you to the Team Managers Ashlee Lowe and Ween Howard.
In Term 4 we are conducting tennis clinics for Grades 3 to 6 students as part of the Sporting Schools initiative. A local coach will be working with students for four sessions, with focus on developing their technical and tactical skills to be able to play the game.
Longford Bloom/Woolmers Festivals
Our School Cultural Garden was on display during the Longford Bloom Festival weekend. Longford was alive with people and activity over the weekend! It was fantastic that our school could feature in such a fantastic event. Prep Viney and Prep/1 Whiteley/Crawford displayed their ‘Rose Art’ at the Woolmers Rose Festival on the weekend and looked beautiful.
Congratulations to the following students for being presented with an award at our assembly yesterday.
|Prep/1 Whiteley/Crawford||Lincon Merit Award Chayse|
|5/6B Biffin/Tantari||Mae / Max|
The November Aussie of the Month was awarded to Lockie from Prep Viney. Lockie is an honest, kind and caring friend. He invites others to play games. Lockie demonstrates respect to everyone.
Congratulations and well done Lockie!
Our Student Representative Council are again this year collecting items to help our local Helping Hand. The SRC will be collecting items in every class until Friday 29th November. Please bring along items to help members of our community:
cash donations (help to buy items such as chickens, hams, gifts etc), tinned peas and beans, tinned fruit, jellies, UHT custard or cream, puddings, shortbread biscuits, nuts and cholocates, jams, mince pies, Christmas crackers, Christmas wrapping paper ...
2019 End of Year
Assembly and Awards
to be held at the
Longford Primary School GP Room
on Wednesday 4th December
2019 Grade 3-6
Annual Presentation Assembly
to be held at the Longford Town Hall
on Wednesday 11th December
Please note that seating is reserved for parents and family members of
Grade 6 students
IT WOULD BE APPRECIATED IF CARE ARRANGEMENTS COULD BE
MADE FOR VERY YOUNG CHILDREN
How do we manage photos or videos of students by parents and school visitors at school performances, sporting events and other school approved activities?
The school permits parents, students and invited guests to photograph and film school performances, sporting events and other school-approved events. The school requests that parents and invited guests who photograph or film at school events only do so to view at home and do not publish the images on social media or in any form without the prior consent of persons whose children also appear in the images. Neither the school nor the Department own or control any photographs or film of students taken by parents or their invited guests at these events.
Grade 3-6 students have been learning about the traditional form of Japanese poetry, haiku, this term. They read poems from the picture book, One Leaf Rides the Wind, and learned about how descriptive words create images in the reader’s mind. Everyone created their own seasonal haiku poem (in english) using their descriptive words and presented it in the form of a decorated Japanese paper lantern.
Pictured are Jack, Imogen and Mae with their Japanese Spring Haiku lantern creations.
If you are a current 2019 recipient of STAS you do not need to reapply. Families who have been in receipt of STAS in 2019 should have received correspondence directly from the Department regarding STAS for 2020. STAS application forms are available from the school office for new enrolments or families whose circumstances have changed and wish to apply for 2020.
Mrs Biffin was interviewed by Reading Ambassador, Charlotte.
Can you tell us a little bit about the book?
The book is 50 years old. He can help learning to count. It is fun because it has finger holes through the food.
Why is it your favourite?
The colours that the author used and all her children have loved it.
Who would you recommend this book to?
New born to my Grandma, everyone can enjoy this book.
Sounds like a great book, if you haven’t read it we have a copy in our school library!
|December||3||School Association Meeting - Parent Room 9:15am|
|4||Infant Award Assembly - GP Room 11:30am|
|5||Little Learners Christmas Party|
|6||Kinder Connect Christmas Party|
|6||Northern Midlands Swimming Carnival|
|11||Grade 3-6 Annual Presentation Day - Town Hall 11:00am|
|13||Prep-Grade 6 School Picnic at Launceston Aquatice Centre|
|16||Grade 6 Celebration Dinner|
|19||Term 4 concludes - School finishes at 2:00pm|
Monday 14th October to Thursday 19th December
Friday 1st November Professional Learning/Student Free Day
Tuesday 4th February Professional Learning/Student Free Day
Wednesday 5th February to Thursday 9th April
Thursday 9th April Moderation Day/Student Free Day
Easter: Friday 10th April to Monday 13th April
Monday 27th April to Friday 3rd July
Monday 20th July to Friday 25th September
Monday 20th July Professional Learning/Student Free Day
Monday 12th October to Thursday 17th December
Friday 30th October Professional Learning/Student Free Day
Longford Rotary Club Childrens Christmas Party and Fair
Friday 13th December 4:00-7:30pm
This year Longford Rotary are going to have a Fair with their Childrens Christmas party. Anybody interested in having a stall and join in the Christmas spirit please contact Donna 0437846848 or Di 0419202811.
|Principal||Mrs Carolyn Sutton|
|AST||Miss Jacinta Doran|
|AST||Mrs Rhiannon Morrison|
|AST||Mrs Mel Biffin|
|Chaplain||Mrs Bec Cameron||Tuesday, Friday|
|Psychologist||Mrs Allison Maloney||Tuesday|
|School Nurse||Miss Chanelle McCormack||Alternate Wednesday/Friday|
|Social Worker||Miss Gabby Volmer||Friday|
|Speech Pathologist||Miss Carla Dinale||Monday and alternate Wednesday|