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Thornbury Primary School Newsletter
10th November 2016 | Issue 18
A Creative and Diverse Community Growing Together

TPS Arts Festival
It’s almost here!  The Arts Festival is on this Saturday from 11am. Come and see children perform musical items, taste yummy treats from many stalls and so much more.
Everyone has worked hard on getting this ready and it will be great.  Bring along family and friends.
The weather forecast is for showers but we have a plan in case this happens so come anyway.
I am very excited to be a part of the Festival this year and look forward to seeing many of you there.
Planning for 2017
I know many of you are asking and wondering about staffing for next year.  It’s a complicated process and we have just about sorted the staffing out.  I will first announce to teachers their allocation and soon after that announce staffing to parents.  Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Digital Story Telling

This week I have seen some 5/ 6 students produce a fantastic digital story telling book.  Today they presented this to their family, peers and other distinguished guests.  I would like to thank the team that assisted in this project as well as Terri Lee-Fitzpatrick who coordinated everything from Thornbury.
Steiner Class Meetings
Very soon we will be having a series of class meetings for Steiner parents in F-Yr 4.  Please look out for your special invitation shortly.
Prep Transition 2017
It was great to meet a number of new and current parents who have a child enrolled for Prep in 2017.  The next Foundation transition session is Friday November 18th from 10am - 11am.
Have a great week everyone,

Leon Bell
Acting Principal
“Look for something positive each day…..even if some days you have look a little harder!”  -
Music Count Us in 2016
Thank you to our community members who joined us to sing "Let it Play", this years Music Count Us In song. It was a joyful celebration of music in our lives at Thornbury Primary School. We look forward to next years "cheesy" song!
Sharing Stories Digital Storytelling & Animation Project
‪In November 2015, Grade 5/6TB were involved in a 5-day digital storytelling and animation project run by Sharing Stories Foundation. During that time, the students worked on illustrating a Wurundjeri Dreaming story about how Birrarung (Yarra River) was created. The students produced many wonderful drawings and pictures, and they also learned some basic skills in animation.   
All of this year’s grade 6 students who were involved in the project last year, as well as some new grade 5/6 Koorie students, have just completed another 5 day project where they further enhanced their digital skills, and worked collaboratively to animate ten pages that were selected for the story, and to develop sounds for each page.
On Thursday, these students held a special presentation for their families, their peers from the Babajen, and for some special guests, where they showcased all the wonderful and outstanding work they have produced over the two years.
When fully completed, the final product, an iBook, will be gifted to the Wurundjeri people. This iBook will be used as a resource for students in our school, and across Australia, to learn about Wurundjeri Country.
‪You are invited to come along to our school assembly on Monday 14 November, where the students will be presenting their work to the rest of the school.

We hope to see you there!
Terri & the 5/6 students involved in the Sharing Stories Project
theQUBiTs - TPS S.T.E.M (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics)  Lunchtime Club

We’ve had our 3rd group of student take a turn at learning, creating and engineering contraptions, video below for all to enjoy.

#Scratch- "Scratch"
#Lego Wedo 2.0

Looking forward to the new students starting next week.
Richard and Finley

Hello from the OSHC room,

As some of you would know unfortunately we had to say goodbye to our assistant coordinator Brett Lee last week as positive new opportunities presented themselves to him. I’d like to thank Brett for the great work he did in the short time he was with us and know he will be missed throughout the program. On that note we have wasted no time in appointing the successful applicant Tyne Brumby, that’s right our very own ‘Tiny’ will be the new assistant coordinator. We all know the great work and energy that Tiny already brings to the program so look forward to watching all that grow as she takes on her new position.
Just a reminder if you have booked you child/ren to attend the program and need to cancel that session, you need to notify us of the cancelation in advance or by 9.00am on the day of the booked session, to avoid being charged and allow us to arrange correct staffing.


Andi and the OSHC team

Uniform Shop
The last day for 2016 uniform purchases will be:
Wednesday 14th December, with the usual hours of 8:30am—10am
There will be an additional day open for the opportunity to purchase uniforms prior to the commencement of the 2017 school year on:
Monday 30th January 2017, 8.30am—10am
The Uniform Shop will open weekly of a Wednesday from:
Wednesday 1st February 2017, 8.30am—10am
M40 Water Main Renewal Project

Please see information sessions, contact details and a link to the most recent newsletter in relation to the M40 Water Main Renewal Project.
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