- From the Principal
- School Association
- SRC News
- Grade 3-6 Presentation Assembly
- Lunch Ordering and School Banking
- Book Review by Staff
- Garden News
- Hollybank Excursion
- Infant End of Year Assembly Gallery
- Photos or Videos of Students
- Student Assistance Scheme (STAS) 2020
- Coming Events Calendar
- Term Dates
- Community Notices
- Leadership and Support Staff
With three learning weeks remaining, we are busy finalising learning cycles and preparing for 2020. December is full of exciting events! We look forward to sharing in many special moments with students and families over the coming weeks. We continue to remind students of our behavioural expectations, ensuring we enjoy this time in a safe and sensible way.
Infant Award Assembly
Our Infant Award Assembly was held today. What a fabulous assembly to be part of! We are so proud of the growth shown by all students this year. Congratulations to all who planned and participated in our learning celebration assembly today – your singing voices were beautiful!
Primary Presentation Assembly
Our 2019 learning celebration will be held at the Town Hall on Wednesday the 11th of December from 11:00am. I am really looking forward to the attending my first Presentation Assembly as Principal of Longford Primary School. I am particularly looking forward to the award ceremony, student speeches and musical items that staff and students have been preparing for over the last few weeks. We encourage parents and friends of our Longford learning community to join us for our celebration.
End of Year Reports
Reports will come home for all P-6 students on Thursday the 12th of December with the student folio. Kindergarten reports will go home on Wednesday the 11th of December.
On Friday the 13th of December, all classes from P-6 will attend the Launceston Aquatic Centre end of year picnic. Students are able to wear free dress on this day; please ensure your child/ren wear sun-safe clothing (tops cover necks and shoulders) and remember to pack sunscreen and hats! We would recommend that students (Grades 3-6) bring a rashie type (or extra t-shirt) top to protect from the sun as our area is outside.
Kindergarten Orientation Sessions
Over the last four weeks, our 2020 Kindergarten families have engaged in Pre-Kinder sessions in preparation for 2020. We hope that all parents found the sessions useful and we are very open to your feedback in regard to process. We formally welcome our new families to the Longford learning community and look forward to partnering with you next year.
Country Gold Cricket
Nick and Jonty represented our school in the Country Gold Carnival - Northern Midlands East team last Monday and Tuesday. These two boys have been seen practising cricket throughout the year before school and at breaks even in the coldest winter weather and it has paid off.
Well done boys!
Northern Midlands Swimming Carnival
This Friday our school will be competing in the Northern Midlands Swimming Carnival at Hagley. Congratulations to all students for representing our school, we are sure you will show great sportsmanship and try your best.
Grade 3: Noah, Tyrese, Brianna
Grade 4: Jordan, Lochie, Jett, Logan, Kayla, Jorja, Lily, Fran, Lauren
Grade 5: Neihana, Aden, Imogen B, Imogen Q, Zoe, Georgie, Charlotte
Grade 6: Ben, Bodie, Jonty, Aiden, Bella, Katie, Hallianna, Lucy, Haile
The Parent Fundraising Group are catering for the invited guest's luncheon on Wednesday 11th December following the Grade 3-6 Annual Presentation Assembly. If you are able to help either by baking, preparation or assisting on the day please contact Judelle (0428 902 466) or the school office.
Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Helping Hand will be collecting our items donated this week. Thank you to all that have contributed to this worthwhile cause.
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
Can you tell us a little bit about the book?
An invitation to play from a monster mistakenly invites a little boy and the story tells of the fears and the fun that they had when they met. The story was told from the view of each character.
Why is it your favourite?
I like that he is an Australian author and that he does his own illustrations and I also like that he does black and white sketches with a little bit of colour in each picture. Also Nick Bland loves to write rhyming books.
Who would you recommend this book to?
I would recommend it to all ages, even my little grandchildren love it!
Sounds like a great book, if you haven’t read it we have a copy in our school library!
Rub leaves of the curry plant between your fingers and the smell will transport you to India. It's the silver bush growing near the cherry trees and student gardeners recently tried it. We finely chopped the leaves and added them to a spinach and cheese curry. We devoured a massive 1kg of spinach, the flavours were delicious.
Garden students shared our abundant harvest with the school community last Friday. After a day of harvesting, washing, bunching, cooking and labelling, we set up shop in the quadrangle with students running the stall. Early customers managed to beat the rush, but the produce table was cleared in minutes with more than 90 items sold. Well done gardeners, and thanks to everyone who helped out on the day. I think we call that a raging success.
Did you notice bright orange calendula petals in every salad mix and flower box? They're bright in more than one way. These clever petals know how to reduce inflammation and bacterial activity. Great news for our bodies!
On Wednesday the 27th of November 3/4 Spangaro, 4 McLauchlan/Cato and all the grade 5’s went on an excursion to Hollybank Forest Reserve. When we arrived there we met Hannah and Kate from the Forestry Education Foundation. They showed us around and told us many facts about the forest. Students participated in a large range of fun activities including searching through rotting wood, constructing tree houses, going on walking tracks through different types of forests, looking at and learning about ecosystems, our environment and how it changes. We learned about life cycles of trees and how they grow from seeds, grow into saplings then mature trees and create seeds to begin new trees. This is their life cycle. Students had a lot of fun on the day.
By Jhett Fletcher & Kayla Flood
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.
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.
|December||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|
|12||Last day for lunch ordering|
|12||Last day for school banking|
|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|