We are enjoying some warmer days and longer afternoons as winter draws to an end. Our grounds and gardens look and smell incredible and the sunny days (after some chilly starts) are making everyone feel a little lighter and brighter.
Farewell Mrs Moore
On Friday we had a special afternoon tea to celebrate Katherine Moore’s 27 years of service and dedication to Longford Primary School. We were able to share many happy memories and moments from Katherine’s many years at our school. Katherine was recently diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease and as a result will retire from her much loved and cherished teaching career. We look forward to watching our special ‘Katherine’ rose blossom over the coming months and years and remember the impact and commitment Katherine has had on the families and staff of Longford Primary School.
To acknowledge the impact MND is having on Katherine and her family and others within our school community, we would like to launch a campaign to raise as much money as we can for MND research this year. We look forward to sharing many small fundraising events between now and December to reach our target of $1500. Our first fundraiser will be held on the first day of SPRING – the 1st of September. We ask all students to dress in CRAZY COLOUR, ready to celebrate spring’s warmth and sunshine. Students are asked to bring a gold coin donation to get our fundraising campaign under way. We will keep a tally in the office and will keep you updated on our fundraising progress!
Farewell Mr Nobes
This week we farewell Mr Justin Nobes. I wish to sincerely congratulate Mr Nobes on winning a leadership position at Evandale Primary School. Justin will be very missed by many at LPS and we wish him all the very best on his leadership journey. We are yet to finalise details around a replacement for 5/6, but will share this update with families as soon as we can.
It is imperative that we stay vigilant in keeping ourselves, our school and our community safe by following all directives from Public Health and the Department of Education. The school will continue to ensure high levels of cleanliness and hand hygiene at all times. I ask that parents remember:
- Please use pick up and drop off zones whenever possible to avoid having excess people in the school grounds
- If you are escorting your child to or from the classroom, please do so quickly
- If you intend to be in the school for more than a few minutes, you must sign in and complete safety forms at the office on arrival and departure
- Please do not meet in the school grounds. Wait until bell times to enter and exit the school when necessary
- Playgrounds are closed to families after school
- Parents and families must adhere to the 1.5m distancing regulations at all times
- Parents are not to spectate at school events until further notice
- No toys or shared food at school
If your child displays any cold or flu like symptoms they are unable to attend school. Please contact the school office and let us know if your child is unwell.
Unfortunately due to the current restrictions we are unable to host our annual ‘Dads Night’ this year. We wish all of our wonderful Dads a wonderful Father’s Day on Sunday the 6th of September.
DoE policy states that students are unable to have a mobile phone on them, or in their bags at school. If students need to bring a phone to school, it must be handed into the school office on arrival and collected at the end of the day. It has come to our attention that many students are failing to hand in phones. If your child is bringing a phone to school, please remind them of these expectations.
Read and Talk Bags
If you child attends Pre-Kinder or Kindergarten they may have received a special ‘Read and Talk’ bag from school recently. If you have any photos of your child engaging with the special items received, we would love to see them! Please share photos with us via Facebook for us to publish!
There will be limited borrowing of library books from the 31st of August until the 11th of September due to staff being at the Swimming and Water Safety program.
Our Leadership Team have started looking at class configurations for 2021. To accurately compete this exercise, we ask that you contact the school office if your child will not be attending LPS in 2021. If you know of any K-6 families who are moving into the area, we would appreciate you letting us know.
I wish all of our students participating in Swimming and Water Safety over coming weeks the very best. I hope you enjoy the experience, listen carefully, participate willingly, learn some new skills and importantly - HAVE FUN!
Congratulations and well done to students who have received Awards over the past fortnight.
|1/2 Brady||Charlotte / Macie|
|2 Morrison/Doran||Lillian / Ryder|
|3 Owen||Lailah / Finn|
|4/5 Farran/Duncan||Lauren / Tyrese|
|5/6 Nobes||Jhett / Lace|
|5/6 Spangaro||Zoe / Charlotte|
Aussie of the Month
Alice is a caring friend. She is kind, confident inspirational and never gives up. Alice always pays attention and demonstrates exceptional sportmanship.
Ashley is thoughtful and considerate. He recognises fairness and listening to others. He helps others, he is honest and respectful. Ashley makes contributions to his class and his school.
The hamper is looking great, any more donations would be greatly appreciated.
Next Tuesday tickets will be sold outside the Longford Newsagency. If you are able to spare an hour to help please leave your name at the office.
The Tasmanian Government has announced the expansion of the Student Assistance Scheme (STAS), which waives the cost of Tasmanian Government levies for eligible students, for the 2021 school year onwards.
The eligibility for STAS will move to using the Health Care Card or equivalent as the assessment mechanism, replacing previous income thresholds that applied.
A set of Frequently Asked Questions has been developed to assist with any questions you may have.
Further questions about STAS or Levies and Charges in general can be sent to the Department of Education’s Financial Services Unit at email@example.com or by calling 1800 827 055.
At the start of the year some parents completed paperwork with Oral Health Services for their child/ren to participate in the Fissure Sealant and Fluoride Varnish Program. This program has been rescheduled, please refer to the attached letter from OHST.
During Mathematics, Grade 2MD have been using the strategies of Act it Out, Draw It and Using Equipment to solve problems.
As a class we have a focus on working collaboratively and creatively to solve problems.
Aspiration / Courage / Growth / Respect
Shared by Lauren (4/5 Farran/Duncan)
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
|Principal||Mrs Carolyn Sutton|
|AST||Miss Jacinta Doran|
|AST||Mrs Jen Copeland|
|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||Mrs Shelley Lawes||Thursday|
|Speech Pathologist||Miss Carla Dinale||Monday, Tuesday|