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NEWSLETTER (Issue 1)
3rd February 2020

ASHBY: ALWAYS STRIVING TO EXCEL

FROM THE PRINCIPAL
It has been great to see everyone enthusiastically returning after the summer break. It was very exciting to see our Preps commence day one with us today.  Such enthusiasm and bright smiles on their faces. As I visited the classroom numerous times today, there was a lot of activity taking place. I am sure there will be some tired children at home this evening.
I would also like to welcome all new families and hope they have enjoyed their first few days as part of the Ashby community. I ask all existing families to please introduce yourselves and welcome our new members.
The summer break saw many parts of our country in devastating situations. During this despair and trauma, we have seen unbelievable efforts from firefighters, volunteers and individuals from around Australia and overseas support the firefighting efforts, communities and wildlife. In addition to this, we have seen an outpouring of generosity from the community, donating much needed items and funds to support the re-build and giving much needed medical attention to our national wildlife.
The resilience and strength of these individuals and the collective communities is to be applauded. It is a harsh wake up call to many of us that ‘sweat on the small stuff’, the little ‘negatives’ that weigh us down, and forget that another’s reality is so much worse than ours, and when going through the worst situation possible, they can display resilience, courage and empathy for others, with the optimism of better things to come.
 
Here at Ashby, we have much to celebrate and we look forward to a great year ahead as a wonderfully diverse and inclusive community. As role models to our students it is the above behaviours that I encourage parents/carers and friends to demonstrate, be positive about school and learning, building resilience, exhibiting that ‘I can’ attitude and at all times displaying our school TERRI values.

Mr Barclay and I enjoyed lunch together with the School Captains today. We are excited about their suggestions of ways in which they can lead at Ashby this year. We look forward to the students being active in this role and ask you to ‘watch this space’ for future updates. 

 
I am so excited by the year ahead, and I am looking forward to watching our students thrive, the community events and learning opportunities that arise throughout 2020.

 
 
Meg Bone
Principal Ashby Primary School
1-7 Waratah Street, Geelong West, 3219
52231291

SCHOOL REMINDERS
Can I remind parents that the yard is not supervised until 8:40am each morning.  Students are not to arrive at school prior to 8:30 and parents/carers are to supervise until 8:40am when staff commence Active Supervision.
Can I also remind parents that black is not part of our school uniform.  Students are to be in Ashby School uniform at all times, and this does not involve black leggings, shorts or track pants.  If you require clarification of uniform items, please contact the Administration staff.
FREEZIE FRIDAY
Last Friday 5/6 A and 5/6 B sold icy poles. And we made an amazing $151.90. Zooper Doopers were 50c and icy-poles on a stick were a $1.00. All the money we raised goes to a good cause that is yet to be decided. So for the next few weeks be sure to bring some money to get an icy-pole on Friday's.
Thank you,
Year 5/6A and 5/6B Team
INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES RE: CORONAVIRUS
The Coronavirus information from the Department of Education Link.

If your child has traveled to mainland Chain within the past 14 days, they must isolate themselves in their home for 14 days after leaving China to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff in the school.

Thank you for your support.
AWARDS
T.E.R.R.I
0/1A: Cody, 1/2A: Reuben, 1/2B: Vivien ,3/4A: Brooke, 3/4B: Hector, 4/5A: Tyler 5/6A: Lily, 5/6B: Faith. 
W.O.W
0/1A:Hooram, 1/2A:Sapphire 1/2B: Patrick, 3/4A: Eythan, 3/4B: Lama, 4/5A: Violet, 5/6A: Jett, 5/6B: Lorenzo. 
2020 HOUSE CAPTAINS
WARATAH - BLAKE & ABBEY
SHANNON - FARWA & SIENA
PAKO - EDWARD & MADISON
LAWTON - JEM & LILA
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Upcoming Calendar Dates
TERM 1

Monday 24 February
Prep Student's Attend Full Weeks

Friday 28 February
School Photos

Responsible Pet Program (Grades Prep-2)

Saturday 29 February
Pako Festa

Thursday 5 March
Bravehearts (Grades Prep-2 Consent available on compass soon)

Monday 9 March
Public Holiday (No School)

Thursday 19 March
Ashby Harmony Day Celebrations
 
2020 Term Dates
Term 1:
Wednesday 29 January to Friday 27 March

Term 2:
Tuesday 14 April to Friday 26 June

Term 3:
Monday 13 July to Friday 18 September

Term 4:
Monday 5 October to Friday 18 December
Ongoing Dates:

Nude Food 'Chewsday'
Each day

Fresh Fruit Friday
Each Friday morning (except for the first and last week of term)

Lunch Orders
Each Wednesday and Friday (unless otherwise notified)

Ashby Ukulele Players
Each Wednesday lunchtime in Ms Mair's classroom.

School Assembly
Fortnightly Friday 2:50pm (Unless notified)
School Office Closing Hours

Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs:
Office closes 4:30pm


Fri:
Office closes 4:00pm

 
Update Your Details

Have your details changed? Mobile number? New address? Please send us a quick email and let us know, or alternatively use our Skoolbag App to update your details.
 
ESSENTIAL EDUCATION ITEM CHARGE
A reminder to all families that have not paid their child's Essential Education Item charge of $210, this can be paid via Bpay, Direct deposit, Payment plan, Cash or Card at the Administration office or via Compass.
 

Sick Bay Linen

Has your child been in sick bay lately? Like them to experience 'clean' sheets? Can you change the sick bay linen for us this week? 

Please 
email or just drop by the office. 
Connect with 'Friends of Ashby'
on facebook!
Other helpful items...

Out of School Hours Care (OSHC)


Families wishing to enrol their child/ren into the program, please see use the link ENROL
Please do not hesitate to contact ashby.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au or 03 5223 1291.

 

School Council

If you have queries for School Council please use the link provided to send an email
SCHOOL COUNCIL

Regional Parenting Courses

The City of Greater Geelong run a number of Parenting courses across the region. Click here for upcoming programs.
ASHBY PRIMARY SCHOOL
1-7 Waratah Street, Geelong West VIC 3218
Tel: 03 5223 1291 Fax: 03 5222 3652
ashby.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

ASHBY ON COMPASS

Click here for informaiton on installing Compass.

 

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